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.

Gender: Female  Age:  6-7 years old

 My Special Sponsors:

Beth Zelina



 Ben is a great, loving dog. His owner turned him in to a shelter hoping they’d find him a good home –unfortunately he was losing his home and wanted to assure his dog’s happiness. He’s doing well in foster care!

Foster Update: 5/31/17

Bailey's transition to life in Ohio has been a seamless one.  She is house trained and is trustworthy in the house.  She has yet to chew something she shouldn't.  If you didn't know her background you would think she's lived here all her life.  She loves her foster siblings and takes a lot of her cues from them and would love a fur sibling of her own to bond and play with.  Bailey has an incredibly high prey drive and practically climbs the tree to get the squirrel! A home without cats or small animals is probably best.  Bailey will need a yard with a physical fence.  Because of her background it is recommended her new family take her out on a long lead to ensure she can't get over the fence and not leave her alone unsupervised if she is off the lead. Bailey is so loving and affectionate and will nap with her foster mom but prefers to sleep on the floor at night.  She is pretty calm inside and loves toys but is a strong girl and a bit of a puller on the leash.  There's no such thing as perfect but Bailey is pretty darn close!

Foster Photo 6-15-2017:

Foster Photos 5-26-2017:

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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 GRCA Rescue by State.
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