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:  1 year old

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Alaina and Lauren were breeder releases due to suspected medical issues. They have been assessed by our veterinarian and are beginning treatment for a non-contagious, treatable skin condition. She has been moved to her foster home where she'll be cared for and loved until she finds her forever home. Stay tuned for updates on this amazing girl!

Foster Update: 9/30/22

In the short time we have been fostering Alaina we have seen her transform from an apprehensive, timid girl with her tail tucked between her legs, into a smiling, tail wagging, confident puppy. She adores the resident dogs, Jasper and Miley (also GRIN dogs), as much as they adore her.  She is a quick learner, already mastering sit and come, and sat patiently through her first bath last weekend. She has also learned to love the crate, having daily snack time in it, along with her meals.  Alaina has learned the daily routines of the household, including last out and bedtime, often being the first one upstairs to take her place in one of the dog beds; and much to our appreciation, has slept through the night, every night, without incident since her very first night arriving! Some of her favorite pastimes include zoomies in the back yard, dropping Nyla bones on the hard wood floors, testing how long it will take us to realize she’s on the couch, long naps in the office while foster mom #1 works, early morning work outs with foster mom #2, and not least of all, chewing on any body part of Mileys she can get her teeth on…and Miley loves it!

Foster Photos 9-29-2022:


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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