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.

Hospice! New Update & New Photo!
Gender: Female  Age:  10 years old

 My Special Sponsors:

Bettina and Peter Holzer, in memory of our dogs, Charley and Sammy

fenceNeeds to have a fenced environment and would benefit from obedience training. schoolbus

This gentle soul came to us via a shelter. Our vet partner has checked her over, and she's headed to foster care. Spring needs good nutrition and lots of care before heading back to our vet partner for spay.

Foster Update: 11/28/22

It’s been quite some time since we’ve provided an update on Spring.  She came into GRIN back in late April.  She was found as a stray so GRIN had no history on her.  She was examined and blood work done, found she was anemic, tested positive for Lyme disease, and her urine exhibited signs of possible early stage kidney disease.   It was decided to send her to her foster home for some good nutrition and TLC until she was a bit more medically stable before having her vaccines, spay, and dental done.

 Upon returning to our vet partner about a month later, more blood work was done showing major blood cell issues.  Spring’s white blood cells appeared “toxic” from a physiological standpoint.  Our vet partner ruled out a number of major things but the diagnosis is suspected bone marrow disease and/or cancer of an unknown origin.  Spring could not be spayed due to her condition and GRIN deemed a hospice dog.

 Fast forward to today…Spring is doing well and enjoying life.  She is in a loving, caring home with a golden companion named Baron.  Her overall health has been good as she is not showing any symptoms.  It is our hope that Spring will continue on this path.  


Foster Update: 5/23/22

Spring has a bit more pep in her step.  She will be heading back to our vet partner for a follow up soon.  It is our hope that with the good nutrition and TLC she’s received in her foster home, Spring will be ready for her spay.  Spring loves to carry around her foster family’s shoes and always greets them with a wagging tail.  Her appetite is much better and we are hoping she’s put on a few pounds.  Spring enjoys spending time outside rolling in the grass and taking daily walks in the country.  Stay turn for another update!

Foster Photo 11-10-2022:

Foster Photos 5-17-2022:


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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