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

Baelee is a relinquishment. There was a change in the home arrangements and the owner is hopeful we can find Baelee a good home.  She is very food motivated which unfortunately has caused her to become a bit overweight. Her new owner will need to be committed to a healthy diet and exercise routine.  She is as sweet as they come!

Foster Update: 7/11/22

Baelee is a sweet and loving companion. She listens when you speak to her, knows basic cues, and will get comfortable near you whether you are working or just resting. She is house trained and even gives you silent cues when she needs to go out. It’s a dream to walk with her on a leash or with her harness. She enjoys going on walks and is also willing to sit with you if you want to sit on a park bench for a while. We have been taking multiple smaller walks a day to help build her stamina as she continues to work on her weight loss. Baelee loves to ride in the car. I have a little set of steps to help her up into the car until she can leap up herself… but she has no problem getting out of the car! She is comfortable in her crate and waits patiently while you leave to run some errands. She has interacted with a cat, a rather scaredy-cat type, but he has warmed up to her because she has no problem with him. She is such a sweet girl who loves both men and women equally, she is very easy going and loves to be around her human. Baelee is looking for a forever family that is willing to continue working with her on her weight loss as she will feel so much better once those extra pounds are off! If you are looking for your typical sweet, calm golden retriever she is your girl!


Foster Photos 7-8-2022:


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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