GRIN tries to make every effort to keep this page current and up to date. Please keep in mind that by the time you submit an application and are going through the approval process, some of dogs pictured below may already be in the process of meeting and being adopted by other approved applicants.

The average ages of our rescued Goldens are 6-10 years of age, however GRIN does occasionally receive younger dogs that are in need of a home.  If you are interested in adopting a young dog, please do not wait until you see one on our website to apply for adoption.  Our approval process takes approximately 2-4 weeks to complete and by the time you have been approved for adoption, the younger dog will have already been placed into a loving home. Please start the application process now so that you can be on a waiting list for when GRIN does have younger dogs available.

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Gender: Male  Age:  4 years old

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Buddy is a cutie! He came to us from a kind out-of-stater who has been caring for him. Two transport legs later and he was vetted at our partner's hospital. He needs some antibiotics for minor issues.  He's super handsome and friendly, too--just nervous right now. Can you blame in, after all he's been through? GRIN will make sure he's healthy and find the best home! 

Update: 5/24/22

This past weekend Buddy 46 attended the GRIN Bark in the Park event that honored his foster mom and GRIN trainer, Ingrid, and had a great time! Buddy has moments where he can be a little shy as he’s still getting used to this new life of his.  He is gentle and sweet.  Buddy needs another dog in his forever home to help him feel comfortable.  At the event, he wanted to go wherever his cute red headed friend, Luna Blue, went.  Buddy is ready to sign his modeling contract as he is one handsome boy!  Don’t let his boyish good looks fool you tho because he does have a special “talent” and can turn into Spiderman, scaling a chain link fence!  At any given time Buddy can literally be seen “hanging” on the fence of his kennel just looking around.  For Buddy’s safety he will need a home with a 6 foot privacy fence and his family will need to understand even with this type of fence, he may always need to be on a long lead when outside in the yard as he could potentially be a flight risk. 

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Common Questions and Answers

Unfortunately, we are limited to where we have volunteers to support our activities. GRIN’s adoption process includes a home visit, and we must remain in the area in which our home visit volunteers are willing to travel. For a Golden rescue in your area, please visit Golden Retriever Rescue Network.
Now that you have applied for a GRIN dog, we trust you like and understand the Golden Retriever and are knowledgeable about the breed’s needs. That being said, here are some reasons why we discourage approved applicants from “picking out” a dog…
Yes, we are always looking for foster homes. Foster homes provide our Goldens the great start they need on their way to new lives. These homes provide the love, care, training and confidence that will help a dog adjust to a new environment. Without foster homes we are limited in the number of Goldens we can take into our program. It is an extremely fulfilling opportunity and yes it is sad when they go but what joy it brings to know what a difference you made in that dog’s life.
If your application is over 18 months old we would ask that you complete a new application to ensure we have the most current information on file about you and your household.
GRIN does require a fence for all dogs under 6 years of age. This rule was implemented after a number of incidents that put the safety of our dogs at risk. Some dogs come to us as strays or frightened and can be a flight risk.
Before being adopted out GRIN provides all of the necessary medical care including vaccinations, spay/neuter, and treatment for various medical or behavioral issues. GRIN spends an average of $1,200 per dog.
GRIN is a 100% volunteer organization. We are all volunteers and have jobs, families and outside commitments. If you feel your application has gone too long without contact, please visit our contact information section to make outreach to the applications team.
For a complete list of common questions and answers click on any of the above questions