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Upcoming Events

  • 15 Jul - 11 Aug
  • 18 Aug - 18 Aug
Operation Buckeye History and Background

For hundreds of years, homeless dogs have been a part of the Turkish environment. Estimates for the numbers of street and shelter dogs in Istanbul alone vary greatly – anywhere from 50,000-100,000. Among these dogs, approximately 500-2000 are abandoned Golden Retrievers. A concerned American living in Istanbul noticed all the Goldens running the streets and in municipal shelters and contacted Adopt A Golden of Atlanta (AGA) asking for help. In tandem, they worked to implement the rescue of these Goldens. The first flight arrived on May 9, 2015, and was the largest international rescue of Golden Retrievers ever. 

GRIN, just like many other Golden rescues in the country, has seen a steady decline over the last several years in the number of dogs being surrendered. At the same time, the number of families willing to open up their homes and their hearts to this wonderful breed has not declined. Learning that there were so many Goldens waiting for their turn to come to America, GRIN reached out to AGA to help in the effort. To date there are over forty rescue organizations in America involved and over 800 unwanted, abused, neglected and displaced Golden Retrievers from Turkey have been placed in loving, permanent homes here in America.

GRIN’s focus and commitment remains to rescue every Golden, whether in a shelter in the United States, or from an owner surrendering their pets along with these Turkey Goldens. Love knows no borders! 
Since the spring of 2016, GRIN has welcomed 17 beautiful dogs from Turkey: 
  • April 8, 2016 – Scarlett and Grey arrived.
  • September 2016 – A group of 9 Turkish dogs arrived: Allegheny, Sundance, Hope Chance, Cider, Willow, Boo, Pumpkin and Sir Bentley.
  • May 2017 – Bailey, Champ, Jack, Maggie, Nellie and Rusty.
This has been a life-changing journey for all these dogs.
 
The GRIN Board has agreed to rescue another 6 dogs from Turkey in September 2017.  This will be GRIN’s fourth transport as part of the Buckeye Bound rescue mission.
 
How YOU can help!
 
You can be a part of this exciting journey to freedom!   The Turkey Dogs are counting on your sponsorship support to help offset their travel and medical related expenses.

Every dollar donated will go toward their care and no amount is too small.  You can donate using your credit card via the Paypal link below or if you prefer you can send a check made payable to:
 
GRIN
PO Box 24365
Cleveland, Ohio 44124
 
Please write ‘Turkey Dog Sponsorship” on your check or in the PayPal comment box.
 
We also need foster homes.  You can visit our website at www.grinrescue.org for more information on foster or adoption.
 
Watch our website for updates on our precious cargo’s arrival and details. 
 

Golden Sponsorships - How you can help

We have many goldens in our program who are without sponsors and need your help and support. So many of these goldens have special medical needs and will be in our care longer than normal. If you are unable to be a foster, this is a way in which you can help a specific golden. Please take a minute to click on "Read More" and you may find a golden whose story touches your heart.
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Latest Articles

  • 4th Annual “I Scream” Social & Celebration of Our Pets
  • It's Time to Renew Your Membership!
  • BUCKEYE BOUND: TRANSPORT #5
  • Operation Buckeye – Transport #4
  • Fosters Needed NOW! Only Dog Lovers Need Apply!
  • Chewy.com now supports GRIN
We hope you will join us for this family and canine fun event where we will enjoy ice cream and celebrate our pets!  This event is open to the public and all dog breeds are welcome!   Sunday July 15th from 12 – 3 PM @ Oak Grove Pavilion - Brecksville Metro Park      Cost is only $15 to attend and $5 for children 10 & under. It’s our summer fundraising event where everyone Read More
GRIN’s membership year runs annually - July 1st through June 30th.     A large portion of our yearly budget comes from our annual membership drive.  Your membership dues and all donations are used to help each golden who enters our program through providing all necessary veterinary medical/surgical care, medications, vaccinations, spaying or neutering, foster care and providing all necessary daily supplies.   As a member, you will enjoy these benefits: Read More
GRIN brings you our Disney favorites!  Coming in April 2018.  Simba, like the fictional character who was introduced in the animated feature film The Lion King in 1994, also spent some time exiled.  This guy was in a crowded shelter, where he stayed until a year and a half ago, when one of the volunteers discovered him and took him into her care. He is almost 8 years old.  The Read More
Operation Buckeye History and Background For hundreds of years, homeless dogs have been a part of the Turkish environment. Estimates for the numbers of street and shelter dogs in Istanbul alone vary greatly – anywhere from 50,000-100,000. Among these dogs, approximately 500-2000 are abandoned Golden Retrievers. A concerned American living in Istanbul noticed all the Goldens running the streets and in municipal shelters and contacted Adopt A Golden of Atlanta (AGA) Read More
If you are a GRIN member, you know we are always begging for fosters! The fact of the matter is that we have a terrific foster home base – but we always need more because unfortunately, more dogs need our help – the strays, owner relinquishments and shelter dogs. And we also are anticipating more Turkey dogs next month.   If you are a recent approved adopter, you can help us immediately! Read More
GRIN is happy to announce their affiliation with Chewy.com. Chewy.com is an online retailer with a passion for animals and a mission for helping shelters and rescue organizations. When you order pet food at Chewy.com using our affiliation link they will donate $20 to GRIN!  To support GRIN through Chewy.com, please click on the PawPrint on the upper left side of our site or use the following URL (be sure to Read More

What are people saying?

Everyone at GRIN has been supportive before, during and after the adoption of our senior girl Honey. We love our GRIN family who always puts the dogs needs first and foremost!
Lisa and Kim GRIN Adopters
"As we quickly approach the anniversary of Gus' adoption, our family wanted to send a BIG thank you your way. We feel so lucky to have found such a wonderfully supportive and dedicated group of people at GRIN."
Bethany GRIN Adopter
Fostering has been a wonderful experience for me, 12 years and 56 dogs later! I like being a step in the process of moving dogs into permanent, loving homes.