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:  5 years old

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Daisy is a breeder relinquishment. She’s lived an outdoor life, and it’s time for this gal to come inside and enjoy all the comforts of a home. She is social and friendly, good with kids and other dogs.  She is currently in foster care and being doted on awaiting her forever home.

Foster Update: 10/24/22

Daisy came into GRIN in August.  This poor golden gal has only known life in a puppy mill and raising puppies.  Daisy is a work in progress at this time.  Her foster family is working with her on house training, walking on a leash, and crate training.  She does well with the resident dogs and cats.  She is responding to her name and is treat motivated.  At a recent vet visit, it was discovered that she has low thyroid and has been put on an inexpensive medication that she takes daily.  Her foster mom states that everyone that meets Daisy remarks how sweet she is.  Though her crate is her safe spot, she is engaging more and more as time goes on.


Foster Update: 9/1/22

Daisy has been in her foster home for two weeks now.  She still needs coaxing to come out of her crate but willingly goes outside through the back door and walks on a leash into the yard.  Once outside, she does want to pull to go back into the house.  She has only had one potty accident in her crate & has had some pumpkin added to her diet which is helping with her constipation.   When someone recently knocked at the door she ran with the resident dogs to the door and stood up to look out the window, (then retreated back to her safe spot, her crate) as she is paying more attention to the resident dogs & following their lead.  Daisy does not like cats & has shown some resource guarding.  Daisy is a sweet girl who needs some time & patience to overcome her fears.   

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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