GRRIN was founded in 1991 and is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Our all-volunteer program provides a network to shelter, rehabilitate and rehome Golden Retrievers who are displaced due to family circumstances or other needs. GRRIN volunteers provide foster care for Goldens until they can be matched to prospective owners who are carefully screened to provide permanent homes.
GRRIN also provides public education about responsible dog ownership and, in particular, about the Golden Retriever breed via our newsletter and official website.
Finally, GRRIN offers forums for Golden Retriever fanciers to meet. Members share their knowledge and experience and trade those all-important stories about their dogs. Who but another Golden owner can appreciate one’s fondness for that special dog? Occasional social activities, public meet-and-greets, and the annual Gold Rush carnival include our dogs and give members and friends a chance to try new skills, display special talents and just have fun.
Our activities are financed entirely by member dues, adoption fees, grants and private, tax-deductible donations.
Download our GRRIN fact sheet for more information!