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Upcoming Events


From September 19, 2022 2:00 pm until October 12, 2022 6:00 pm
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Please join us for a bit of Hocus Pocus on Sunday October 16th for our annual HOWL at the Oak Grove Pavilion at the Brecksville Metroparks. Ticket price is $20/pp. 

Our Spooktacular event will begin at 10 am and go until 1:00 pm.  A ton of frightful fun is planned- we will have breakfast, a costume contest, raffle baskets, and Portraits by Martha will be there to take photos of your pooch!  This event is open to the public and all dog-friendly dogs are welcome.  (all dogs must be on a leash, no flexi’s please).  Registration is open now and can be accessed here.  This is our last park event of the year so don’t miss out on the fun!

As many of you know GRIN’s love of golden retrievers truly “has no borders” and we have been lucky to be involved in efforts to rescue dogs internationally.  Funds raised from this year’s HOWL will go to help offset the cost and care for Violet, around a 3 year old red golden who was rescued from the meat trade in China.  She is set to arrive in the US at the end of this month where she will be seen by our partner vet and head to foster care.

We have several options available to help support Violet in her journey to a new life here in the US:


$500- The Great Pumpkin

$250- Haunted House

$100- Pumpkin Patch

$50- Wicked Witch

$25-Jack O Lantern

$15 Ghouls & Ghosts

$10 Candy Corn

$100 Doggie Ice Cream

Halloween Baskets

Unable to make the event?  No problem, you can still support Violet!  We will be selling Halloween cookie baskets for your pooch by partnering with Etsy  seller, PamperedPup Barkery and are excited to offer you and your pups two sizes of handmade delicious Halloween treat boxes for your pups.

The Large(orange) box is $35 and can be purchased by clicking HERE  

The Small (black) box is $25 and can be purchased by clicking HERE  

GRIN benefits from every sale. Buy some for your friends’ pups too and GRIN benefits.   The sale runs through October 22nd

NOTE: Oak Grove Pavilion is on Valley Parkway which is East off Brecksville Rd.  (Rt. 21) and if you are coming from Royalton Rd or SR 82, between Chippewa Creek & Meadows Dr.  GPS coordinates are 41.30993911, -81.60400916.

CDC Ban on Importing Dogs

Many of you have probably heard about the CDC's Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from High-Risk Rabies Countries which was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2021.

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It’s time to celebrate 30 Years of Rescue  Join us at the GRIN GALA! After a nasty virus shut us down for a couple of years, we are happy to announce the GRIN Gala is BACK!! We invite you to join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022, for GRIN’s largest annual fund-raiser being held at St. Michaels Woodside Party Center in Broadview Hts. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Cash bar, Read More
When the witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween!  Please join us for a bit of Hocus Pocus on Sunday October 16th for our annual HOWL at the Oak Grove Pavilion at the Brecksville Metroparks. Tickets are $20/pp. Register HERE. Our Spooktacular event will begin at 10 am and go until 1:00 pm.  A ton of frightful fun is planed- we Read More
The limited edition GRIN 30th Anniversary commemorative pin is now available. Celebrate with us and be part of the pack. Click HERE to order.  Read More
EmbraceCLE Community Challenge With the ever-increasing number of dogs GRIN continues to take in, we are thrilled to be nominated to participate in the third annual EmbraceCLE Community Challenge.   This challenge is aimed at highlighting the hardworking, local organizations that make Cleveland great.  We will be competing against other local non-profits to see who can raise the most money during the challenge.  The prize amounts are significant: 1st place is $15,000, 2nd place is $8,000 Read More
People Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat By AKC Staff | Apr 24, 2020 Dedicated dog lovers tend to be very kind people. We share our hearts and homes (and for some lucky pups, even the foot of our beds) with our canine pals. Surely there is nothing wrong with sharing our favorite people foods with our dogs too, right? Not necessarily. Many of the foods, such as fruits and vegetables, Read More
  We are preparing for the  2023 GRIN calendar.  All we need now are pictures!  Here are the particulars: - Photo submissions are open to all active 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 8/1/22 deadline. Please sure to include your name, 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.