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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Duke is a breeder relinquishment. We were told he is good with children and other dogs, unsure about cats. It has been noted that he has two pretty significant hot spots being treated by our vet partner.  He will need TLC and continued care. Meanwhile, we will search for the perfect match for Duke!

Foster Update: 6/13/22

Duke has had great progress after his first three weeks in a foster home.    His loving personality and intelligence are shining through as he has become much more comfortable in the house and with new routines.  He pants much less and settles/relaxes well near his foster family.  He is doing well with sit/stay/down training and is progressing on crate training. He pulls less on leash as he is more familiar/less reactive to smells/scurrying animals and responds better to the “stop” cue.  He is friendly towards other dogs and has adjusted well to our cat.  Duke would be love another dog in the house to play with and learn from. He loves being brushed and has begun to master his daily treat puzzle. His hot spots and dermatitis are resolving well.  He’s a great Golden who has so much love to give to his forever family!


Foster Update: 5/27/22

Duke is a loving energetic four-year-old Golden.  Being in a house appears to be new to Duke & he is busy exploring all the new things.  Duke is a loving dog, greeting his foster family and new people and dogs with a friendly wag.  Duke does not settle easily and pants a lot when he is stressed, but this behavior is improving as he becomes more comfortable in a home setting.  He’s working on crate training, a bit of a bull in a china shop, not aware of his own strength, but has not shown any aggressiveness.   He is house trained and walks well on a leash, but is a strong puller, especially when he sees squirrels and rabbits hopping by.  Duke has two large hot spots and some dermatitis which he does not lick or bite at anymore and appear to be healing well.  Duke is a loving diamond in the “ruff” who will make a great family member with lots of love and obedience training.


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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