To have a volunteer contact you about surrendering a Golden, please complete and send the form below.

For a list of positions click on "Contact List".

Contact List


Voicemails inquiring about application status or availability of dogs will not be answered.

If this is an Emergency situation or you have found a GRIN golden, please call this number (216) 229-0295 to be instructed further.


Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc.
P. O. Box 24365
Cleveland, OH 44124

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Surrender Intake Form

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Surrender Questions and Answers

At GRIN we understand it may not always be possible for owners to provide for their pets in dire situations. Divorce, finances, illness, death, job loss, allergies and time management are just some of the life changes that factor into a decision to surrender a dog. As gut wrenching as it can be, surrendering a dog is always the right solution and we are here to support you.
GRIN’s intake volunteers will make outreach to discuss the dog and make arrangements to take ownership of the dog. The dog will then be seen by GRIN’s vet partner for a medical examination and to provide any needed medical care. After the vet visit, GRIN will move the dog to a foster home where he/she will stay for a minimum of 2 weeks. After the foster period, GRIN will begin matching the dog to an appropriate adoptive family.