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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Sally is a retired breeding girl.  She is social and friendly, but will need patience and work on the leash. Once she understands and enjoys walks, they may become the favorite part of the day! She's been vetted, had a dental, and will be heading to her foster home.

Foster Update: 9/19/22

Sally continues to slowly adjust to the pet life in her foster home.  Many things are still difficult for her; she still prefers to be outside and likes to eat outside away from anyone watching her. On rare occasions she will take treats from her foster mom’s hand, but prefers to take them off the ground. Sounds from normal household appliances such as; the television and vacuum cleaner are still scary, but she has learned about human beds and likes to sleep in bed at night with her foster mom. She ignores the cats in her foster home, but we are uncertain how she will do with other dogs at this time.  Occasionally Sally will relax with a belly rub and ear scratches as she begins to learn that people can be sources of good things too. 


Foster Update: 8/2/22

Sally is adjusting to her foster home a little more each day. She has not had any accidents and has been gated in a small area at night. At this time she is still shy around people and prefers to eat after her foster leaves her food for her and walks away. She is timid when approached and will usually lay down and gently wag her tail. She has not yet approached her foster family for attention on her own. 

She has met the resident cat and has not chased her, however will give chase to the deer in her new backyard. So far she has not barked in her foster home, but she will start pacing when a car pulls in the driveway. Leash walking is a work in progress. If you are going where she wants to go she does fine, otherwise she just lays down. 

Sally is learning to trust in a loving environment and is making steady progress.

Foster Photo 9-19-2022:

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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