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Many of you may ask why we are engaging in overseas rescue.  The reason is due to the lack of Golden Retrievers who need our help domestically.  COVID has changed most areas of our lives and the Goldens have been no exception.  With the dramatic increase in working from home, the commercial breeders now are selling the breeding dogs that are no longer productive to the general public.   The demand for puppies is at an all time high with prices surging since they are in demand.   People want puppies!  GRIN has a long list of approved adopters and have closed our applications due to lack of available dogs.   We are working through our list prior to reopening applications.  

 

We were involved in the rescue of Goldens who had “lost their Golden luster” in Turkey several years ago and brought many of the Goldens to safety.   Due to the change in import process and airlines, our resources to assist there became minimal.  The dogs had to fly as accompanied baggage and GRIN did not have the resources or people who were flying overseas to bring them back. An urgent need to help save the Goldens from the meat market trade in China became clear.   The internal structure was in place to assist with the immense amount of logistics and documentation needed to import the Goldens.  They are fully vetted in China to assure no diseases will be imported to the US.  They arrive as cargo at major international airports from China through China Dog Rescue, who has long standing relationships in China to rescue dogs.   GRIN works in conjunction with China Dog Rescue and Ragom, a large Golden rescue to bring them to the US.  China Dog Rescue has been key to our success and we are very grateful to be one of their partners.  

 

The Goldens we are saving are significantly healthier than the ones we rescue locally.  They are typically younger and without behavioral issues.  While we save on their vetting needs which are typically $1800 or more for a local rescue, the cargo costs are anywhere from $2500 - $3500 per dog. The cost for cargo has dramatically increased due to COVID and the massive amount of exporting China does.  To offset the costs is why you may have noticed an increase in our fundraising efforts.  We are so very grateful for your support of our mission.   We will never jeopardize our mission of saving any local Golden who needs us.  An important fact of our rescue is to note that we always are amenable to taking a senior or a dog with a disability.  Avalanche who is young and blind is a prime example. 

As we move into 2021, keep watching our website and FB pages to see what we’re doing to help Goldens who need us.   Please continue to help us in any way you can to continue our mission of rescuing our favorite breed, the Golden Retriever.  And, don’t forget, “Love Has No Borders”.

THANK YOU GRIN FAMILY

GRIN 2020 Event Season

Thank You GRIN Family Updated 10/29/2020 We want to THANK OUR GRIN FAMILY and everyone who has supported us through our 2020 event season. Due to Covid-19, we faced many fundraising challenges. Because of our generous supporters, we were able to hold Virtual Fundraisers; Bark In Your Park in May, the Ice Cream Social in July, August Auction and our Howl O' Ween Party & Pumpkin Pull in October! We were also able to hold two, in person Swim/Dockdiving events, where we could maintain safe protocols and social distancing.Because of the continued financial support we received, we are able to continue rescuing dogs that have very specific and often very expensive medical and behavioral needs. The GRIN Board of Trustees thanks you and the dogs who are now safe and happy and healthy also thank you! For more information click on "Read More".
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Latest Articles

  • It's Time to Renew Your Membership!
  • Peanuts Puppy Picnic
  • GRIN 2022 Calendar
  • 2021 Spring Newsletter
  • Overseas Rescue & Why We Do It
  • Foster Testimonial-Ginger
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
At the end of May GRIN welcomed 36 new paws into the GRIN family with the arrival of 9 puppies!  These puppies were quite the surprise to the adopter of former mill mama Emmie (fka Lavender) as it was unknown that she was pregnant at the time of adoption!  Lovingly dubbed the "Peanuts Gang", these 5 boys and 4 girls will be cared by the mama's adoptive family until they are ready for adoption.  Read More
      We are preparing for the  2022 GRIN calendar.    All we need now are pictures! Here are the particulars:   - Photo submissions are open to all GRIN members - Photos can contain pictures of GRIN dogs or other non-GRIN furry members of your family - Please no humans in the pictures - Digital, clear, high resolution photos are required for high quality in jpg format   Please send your submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 8/1/21 deadline. Please sure Read More
The GRIN Golden Times Spring Newsletter is available!    Its full of great information, pictures and updates!   CLICK HERE TO READ Read More
Many of you may ask why we are engaging in overseas rescue.  The reason is due to the lack of Golden Retrievers who need our help domestically.  COVID has changed most areas of our lives and the Goldens have been no exception.  With the dramatic increase in working from home, the commercial breeders now are selling the breeding dogs that are no longer productive to the general public.   The demand Read More
Meet Ginger. This sweet senior came to live with us in November of 2019. She was picked up as a stray and when the owners were contacted they relinquished her. Thank goodness for Ginger! She was underweight, had a number of benign mammary tumors, scraggly fur, and bare elbows (which gave us a clue as to where she may have laid her head). We had recently been approved as fosters 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.