Does Your Golden Need Us?

You have a Golden Retriever and for some reason you are unable or unwilling to keep him/her. Maybe you don't have the time to train a very energetic dog. Maybe someone in your family is severely allergic. Perhaps your dog needs more medical care than you can afford. Maybe you are moving to or find yourself in unfortunate circumstances. Whatever the reason, we understand it is never an easy decision to relinquish your pet, no matter what the circumstances, and we aren't going to judge you.

We know giving up your Golden may be heartbreaking but putting your pet’s welfare first sometimes means making the hard decision to give them up. Please do not take your Golden to a shelter, advertise them on Craig’s List, or abandon them; the potential home your dog may end up in is totally unpredictable and possibly not safe should you take that course of action.

We are dedicated to saving Golden Retrievers so if you must give up your Golden we are here to help.  One of our primary goals is to find the ideal forever homes for our dogs. You have our promise that we will do everything we can to make sure your dog is healthy, happy and loved. We screen all of our applicants carefully to ensure they are responsible pet owners.  Read our brochure about the intake process for more information.

If you are considering surrendering your Golden Retriever, please contact us.

By Phone: Call the GRIN voicemail at (216) 229-0295, voicemail Box #0.  Calls will be returned within 24 hours.

By Email: Click on the link to email our Intake Coordinator

Please provide your daytime and evening telephone numbers, including area code so that our intake volunteer can call you and guide you through the process and answer any questions you might have.

You can expedite the process by completing the Intake Form (PDF format) and sending it to us via email, fax or mail at the contact information below:  

GRIN Intake Coordinator
P.O. Box 24365
Cleveland,  OH  44124

 Fax: 866-226-3701
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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.