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  • 18 Aug - 01 Sep
  • 01 Sep - 07 Oct
  • 10 Nov - 10 Nov
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 volunteer described him as ‘awesome and well behaved”.


  Dodger, a two year old, is named after the street smart, good-hearted, Jack Russell Terrier from Oliver & Company. Dodger was found wandering the streets in Sancaktepe, a district where dogs are not welcome.  Like his namesake, he is social with dogs and humans.
 

Tink (Tinker Bell) is named after the fairy in Disney’s Peter Pan.    This two-year old was found near a village where rescuers go to feed abandoned dogs. On one particular day, they encountered a farmer with a rifle in hand that was hunting Tinker Bell because she had chased one of his cats. The two rescuers caught Tinker Bell and took her in their car. İt was obvious that they could not let her stay there. That is when Yasemin, one of our contacts in Turkey, took her in to her care. Disney’s Tinker Bell had a goal to visit the mainland, and it seems that this lucky gal will also achieve that goal.
 Ariel, named after the main character from The Little Mermaid, may not be a Disney princess, but she is a princess!  She is the youngest of our travelers at 6 months.  She was found in the middle of a highway when only 2-3 months old and they didn’t expect her to survive.  She has defied the odds and developed into an awesome, young lady.  
 

Nemo is named after the clownfish from the film Finding Nemo. He was found in Darica, a small seaside town in Izmit. Nemo is actually Latin for “no one”.  Appropriate in that we do not know what this boy’s real name is or if he ever had one. Nemo is a handsome, lovable four year old.  Emel, our contact in Turkey, describes him as being a “gentleman”. 

Bambi, unlike her Disney namesake, is a lovely
2-3 year old FEMALE.  She came from a shelter in a middle Anatolian city. Bambi then spent several cold winter days and nights on a balcony until she could be transferred to a pet hotel. She is described as curious, gentle, and sweet.
 

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.