Happy Tails

Our goal in GRRIN is to get every foster dog to their forever home. Each “Happy Tail” is a reflection of the caring effort shared by volunteers and the families who open up their homes to a rescued Golden Retriever.

Would you like to submit a story for your recently adopted dog or send an update for a former adoption? Contact GRRIN at webmaster@grrin.org.

21-31 Skye

Skye is a shy girl who was recently adopted after entering GRRIN in December. Stay tuned for pictures and her adoption story!

  • Adopted by: Diane
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21-08 Neptune

Neptune update! We have new pictures of Neptune in her adopted home. She has made herself the mascot of her neighborhood – everyone finds joy in seeing her out and about. Hello, from Neptune! Nope, not the planet, but from my brand new furever home here in Omaha, Nebraska! I was adopted in July by my sweet mom, Jan and since I arrived, it’s been non-stop visiting with all the people in my building, and lots of new friends who’ve been over to meet me. My mom lost her best friend, Buddy (GRRIN 18-10) in March and she was very … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Jan
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21-32 Leo

Sweet youngster Leo came into GRRIN right before the holidays and his foster family fell in love with him! Leo was just adopted and his story will be posted soon.

  • Adopted by: Joe & Mary Jo
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21-30 Rocky

Rocky has been adopted! Stay tuned for his “furever” story. Hi there! My name is Rocky and I’m just over 7 months old. If you think I look like a Yellow Lab, you would be 100% correct, I’m all Yellow Lab! GRRIN typically only takes on Golden Retrievers or Golden Doodles (or other predominately Golden Retriever mixes) but through a very unique set of circumstances, they chose to take me! I’ve been so lucky! I’m at a fun foster home right now where there is a Golden brother to help teach me my socialization manners and foster mom and dad … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Conner & Salina
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21-22 Lily

Lily has been adopted! Stay tuned for her adoption story.

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21-16 Jack (formerly Herky)

Hi! It’s me Jack (previously Herky)! I went home with my mom, dad, and dog sister Ruby in September 2021. I’m a pretty goofy guy. Whenever my parents get home from work I like to find a toy and run through the house and howl to welcome them home. I also make them laugh with all the silly faces I make. My lips often get stuck on my teeth and it looks like I’m smiling. My parents know that I’m very smart. When I first moved in I showed them that I know how to open the kitchen trash can … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Lucas & Rachel
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21-25 Emma

Thank you to everyone who was interested in Emma Grace! She has been adopted and we will share her “furever” story soon! Are you wondering who I am? I’m Emma Grace, a beautiful, really sweet 11 month old Golden. I’m known to be timid and hesitant when I first meet new people…especially men. But, once I know that you are a very nice person, I will be your best fur-buddy. I like to play with most other dogs, being outside, and of course I love to play with toys.  Right now I’m not really crazy about car rides…but, I probably … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Erich & Amelia
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21-27 Wally

Hello everyone!  My name is Wally and I am an 7 year old golden doodle!     I was recently adopted by my foster parents, Robin and Jim. I had my 7th birthday two days after entering their home as a foster dog, and boy did they celebrate ME!  I decided right then and there that this was going to be a great home for me!  I am so glad that they agreed! I just love to sit on my dad, Jim’s lap….I think I am a lap dog – even though I weigh 65 pounds! I enjoy a good game of … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Jim & Robin
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21-26 Maisie

Hi everyone!  Milo and Maisie here! We wanted everyone to know that a wonderful family just adopted us! We are so happy that we are able to stay together because we have always been together, hanging out, playing and snuggling. Our new family has a nice yard for us to run in and play tug. We are so happy and we want to thank GRRIN for finding our “furever” family!! Our new family includes Phil, Tammy and their children  Annie, Niko and Bryce. We also have a dog cousin named Max. We are excited to meet her.  We think she … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Phil & Tammy
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19-19 Milo

Hi everyone!  Milo and Maisie here! We wanted everyone to know that a wonderful family just adopted us! We are so happy that we are able to stay together because we have always been together, hanging out, playing and snuggling. Our new family has a nice yard for us to run in and play tug. We are so happy and we want to thank GRRIN for finding our “furever” family!! Our new family includes Phil, Tammy and their children  Annie, Niko and Bryce. We also have a dog cousin named Max.  We are excited to meet her. We think she … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Phil & Tammy
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21-23 Oso (formerly Pope)

Hi everyone! My name used to be Pope, but my new Dad changed it to Oso. Oso means Bear. He thinks that I look like a big bear; I am a big white fella. He loves to give me big bear hugs!! One of my favorite things to do is to roll over so Dad can give me belly rubs. Oh, how I love those rubs! I am also a great kisser; if you get your face close to me, I will give you a great big kiss. Besides kisses, I will sit on your foot. Feel special if I … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Danny
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21-24 Moses

F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S…that’s me…Fabulous Moses. When I went to my GRRIN foster home, my foster mom said that I was just FABULOUS. I did have to work on my leash walking skills because I pulled really hard. After changing my collar to a prong collar, I now walk like I’m in a national dog show…perfect. I really liked staying at my foster home: I had a fur-buddy to play with and lots and lots of toys…the whole family really liked me and they took really good care of me. My previous family really loved me and my fur-brother:  we had a great … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Matt & Blair
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21-20 Reese

The Dynamic Duo, Reese and Ripkin, here to say HELLO. We have been together for two and half plus years…ever since Reese was just a pup. We are very close and Reese looks up to me for being her big brother who will always be here for her. We had a great life with our family. But, uncontrollable circumstances happened to our family, and the decision was made that it would be best for us if we went to live with another family. A very nice person from GRRIN came to pick us up and we went to our foster … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Eileen and family
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21-19 Ripken

  The Dynamic Duo, Reese and Ripkin, here to say HELLO. We have been together for two and half plus years…ever since Reese was just a pup. We are very close and Reese looks up to me for being her big brother who will always be here for her. We had a great life with our family. But, uncontrollable circumstances happened to our family, and the decision was made that it would be best for us if we went to live with another family. A very nice person from GRRIN came to pick us up and we went to our … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Eileen and family
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21-17 Duke

Duke has been adopted – stay tuned for his “happy tail” story!

  • Adopted by: Dick and Judy
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21-18 Luna

Luna has been adopted! We can’t wait to tell you about her new family – stay tuned for her “furever” story. Hi! My name is Luna. You may not be able to tell I’m a Golden because I’m awfully brown, but I’ll fill you in on a little secret – I am part Saint Bernard! I have beautiful, wavy brown hair with lots of golden highlights mostly around the back, and I have a great big splat of white on my chest. People think I have the best of both the Golden and St. Bernard personalities so you know I’m … Continue reading

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13-31 Briley

I have a terrific story to tell you about me. My name is Briley and people say I am the sweetest, senior Golden. I lived with my previous family almost my entire life. We went for walks, car rides, and played in the yard; I loved living with my dad and mom and they dearly loved me. Somehow, I injured my leg and was having trouble walking. GRRIN was notified and the decision was made for me to leave my family and go live with a foster family. GRRIN took me to a specialized vet and my leg diagnosis was … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Robert & Sally
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21-07 Luka (formerly Thor)

Hi I’m Luka (formally Thor) and this is my new family. With the help of some amazing people at GRRIN we were able to find each other. Some of my favorite things to do with my family are to play catch with my favorite stuffed taco toy, chase my brother and sister around, and keep my momma’s feet warm while she reads first thing in the morning. Oh, and I love when we all cuddle in bed for story time at the end of the day. I can’t wait to see what kinds of adventures we will have as a … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Tim & Ashley
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20-05 Scout

After 143 days in foster care, Scout has been adopted by his caseworker! Stay tuned for his “furever” story.    

  • Adopted by: Cindy J.
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21-15 Sasha

Great news! Sweet senior girl Sasha has been adopted by her foster family! Keep an eye out for her “happy tail” story.

  • Adopted by: Craig & Nancy
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21-14 Gunner

Gunner and Reagan are home!! We were so happy to join our new family, which includes our mom and dad (Clayton and Keegan) and our new fur sibling Finn! We are all getting along great and together we enjoy lots of walks around the neighborhood, playing fetch with the tennis ball, and of course, taking naps on the couch. We felt at home right away and have already learned a few tricks like sitting, staying, and walking on a leash. We continue to work on our obedience skills and have a trainer helping us! Thank you to everyone at GRRIN … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Clayton & Keegan
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21-13 Reagan

Gunner and Reagan are home!! We were so happy to join our new family which includes our mom and dad (Clayton and Keegan) and our new fur sibling Finn! We are all getting along great and together we enjoy lots of walks around the neighborhood, playing fetch with the tennis ball, and of course, taking naps on the couch. We felt at home right away and have already learned a few tricks like sitting, staying, and walking on a leash. We continue to work on our obedience skills and have a trainer helping us! Thank you to everyone at GRRIN … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Clayton & Keegan
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21-09 Betsy

Betsy’s forever family started fostering her and her brother, Charlie 21-10, at the end of July 2021. They were two of four VERY special Goldendoodle puppies who came into GRRIN rescue. This quartet (which includes Millie 21-11 and Frank 21-12) has had an amazing journey after being surrendered to GRRIN at a very young age when it was discovered they were blind from birth. It was clear almost from the beginning these pups were destined and determined to be normal, active, loving, and well-adjusted dogs who needed a bit of extra training and attention. At first, Betsy seemed a little … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Jeff and Sarah
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21-11 Millie

Hi! Millie here! I am one of the four blind Goldendoodle puppies who were surrendered to GRRIN. I really don’t know that I am blind, because you know, I can see with my heart! I was in the best foster home with my brother Franklin. I learned so much from my foster mom and dad and foster sister Ruby. Best of all, I learned how to snuggle! On September 22nd, I got adopted by my furever mom and dad, and I am going to learn so much more as I get older. I am mom’s emotional support service dog. I … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Pam & Craig
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21-10 Charlie

  Update on Charlie 21-10: As one of four blind Goldendoodle puppies surrendered to GRRIN in 2021, he continues to do just great. His forever family calls him an absolute delight! He’s learning commands, walking well on-leash, and getting the hang of all the ins and out of being a more grown-up dog having just hit eight months old. Charlie has also become a good traveler since he gets to winter in Texas with his family, including their resident Golden Retriever, Abby. We’re told he loves meeting people on walks, knows everyone, and has made tons of friends.  He is … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Tom and Barb
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