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:  2 years old

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Charlie is a tan Goldendoodle, he was relinquished to a local shelter. He is looking for a new owner who will bring him into their family and adore him! Of course, as is recommended for all young dogs, training classes are definitely necessary - it'll help him be an excellent companion!

Foster Update: 8/29/22

If you like to laugh, then you’ll love Charlie (aka Chuckles). In addition to being just about the sweetest dog we’ve ever met, Charlie is wonderful at putting a smile on your face. From his carefree jaunt on walks around the neighborhood, to his ability to imitate a pretzel with his long, lanky legs while sleeping, Charlie excels at bringing joy into the world.

Likes: walks (he’s getting much better walking on a leash and rarely pulls. Bonus: he never gets overly excited when he sees another dog walking, which makes walking him a pleasure!); snuggles (Charlie is the King of cuddles, he loves attention and he’s hard to resist with those sweet puppy eyes he gives you); investigating (Charlie is new to living indoors, so everything inside is interesting to him. He’s made great strides in learning the indoor environment, rarely has accidents inside, and has adjusted well to sleeping on his dog bed at night).

Dislikes: Being told he can’t help his foster Mom pick more tomatoes out of her garden (he’s not good at NOT eating everyone he picks); being told his hugs are a bit too awesome (we’re working on how to say hello to his people when they return home); dog toys (he’s not quite sure what these are just yet, he prefers to spend his free time gazing adoringly at his person).

Charlie was timid when we first started fostering him, but quickly grew attached to his foster mom and sister. He has taken a bit longer getting to know the males in his foster family, but with a little patience and some treats, he’s made some big strides.


Update: 8/8/22

Looking for a devoted companion?  Charlie is your guy.  Charlie is looking for a family where he can be the center of their attention.  Charlie is young so his fur-ever family will need to continue with training to set him up for success.  He gets along well with other dogs and is fine with cats.  This fun loving super sweet boy is looking for his human to snuggle with!  


Update: 7/15/22

Charlie has come a long way since coming into GRIN's care.  Relinquished to a shelter, this boy was under weight and had clearly not been shown love or attention. He has been in the care of GRIN's training partner, learning lots of new things: how to sit and wait for his dinner, how to walk on a leash, how to do a down…basically how to be a dog!  This big bouncy, goofy boy is still a work in progress but has made great strides. Stay tuned for more updates!

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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