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: Female  Age:  6 years old

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Goldie is a breeder relinquishment. This poor girl is scared and will need some extra love and patience. We’re looking for a special foster with a quiet, gentle home to coax this Golden to life. 

Update: 4/24/23

Goldie was pretty scared and shut down when she arrived but is ever so gradually coming out of her shell.  She still startles easily and takes time to warm up to new people.  Because she is easily startled, she would do better in a home with older or no children.  

Goldie has recently started playing and running around playfully with other dogs.  Goldie will need another dog in her new home to help her gain confidence and show her the doggie ropes. A fence is a requirement for Goldie to keep her safe as her background makes her a flight risk.  This gentle girl walks nicely on a leash but is nervous in new situations and settings.  She pays absolutely no attention to the cats.

Goldie will require a patient home who is willing to help her overcome the horrors of her past.  

Watching a dog who has been rescued from a commercial breeding facility blossom is such a special experience.  It is so rewarding to witness their confidence grow and see her eyes open up to a whole new world. 


Update: 1/23/23

Goldie has been in the care of GRIN's positive trainer for several months where she has been decompressing and slowly adjusting to life outside of the commercial breeding facility from which she came.  She is experiencing new sights and sounds and meeting people for the first time.  People who have been kind and patient, it is a whole new world for this former breeding mom. For the first few months she remained shut down but in just the past month or so we have begun to see huge strides in Goldie's efforts to overcome her fears.

Initially downcast and refusing to make eye contact, Goldie now actually picks her head up high and takes in the sights around her.  She is exploring her area and for the first time we are seeing her true personality emerge.  She is a good girl for baths, walks nice on a leash, and occasionally enjoys shredding a stuffed toy!

This girl is ready for the next chapter in her healing and we hope to be moving her to a foster home soon. 


Update: 7/15/22

Goldie is working hard to overcome her past. Currently, she is in the care of GRIN's training partner where she is decompressing and learning how to trust.  Goldie's case is heartbreaking, still frightened by new people, loud noises or sudden movements.  However we are starting to see some progress.  She is a work in progress and GRIN is committed to helping her discover a world where she is loved and valued.

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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