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.

19-32 Rigby (formerly Remus)

Rigby (formerly Remus) won the Doodle Lottery with his forever family! Kelly and Bob love doodles and all of their silly doodle ways! Rigby joins big sister doodle Sassy, big (but little) doodle brother Milo and two human brothers. Rigby enjoys going for long walks and runs and snuggling up with his new family! He is so happy to have found his family and can’t wait to share in their Doodle adventures.

  • Adopted by: Bob & Kelly
  • #19-32

19-16 Charlie

I’m one of the many breeder dogs that were rescued by GRRIN this year. I’m also one of the many Charlies. But, make no mistake, I’m unique. I really was lucky that I got the best foster home. Marley and Marco taught me how Golden Retrievers are supposed to act. Tori, Jeff, and their family taught me that people can be trusted. The best part was that I got to sleep with my friend, Jonathan. I didn’t know it at the time, but Bill and Chris lost their last GRRIN dog over a year ago and were finally ready for … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Bill & Chris
  • #19-16

19-30 Harlow

Harlow was adopted by her foster family – stay tuned for her “furever” story!

  • Adopted by: Lisa & Kim
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19-28 Shadow

Shadow and Ash have been adopted! Check back soon for their Happy Tails!

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19-27 Ash

Shadow and Ash have been adopted! Check back soon for their Happy Tails!

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19-23 Oreo

Oreo was surrendered to GRRIN during a very busy summer season of rescue! In order to find room for many dogs coming in at once, Oreo was paired with a family that hoped to adopt and was willing to try fostering first. It turned out to be a perfect match, so Oreo is staying in his foster home – which has now become his “furever” home! Stay tuned for pictures and his adoption story.

  • Adopted by: Nolan & Amy
  • #19-23

19-25 Boomer

Update! Boomer was adopted! Thanks to the families who love to give these sweet old dogs a permanent home. Boomer is a sweet, just turned 13-year-old senior golden who came into GRRIN due to outliving his previous owner.  He is a loving boy who does not act his age.  He keeps up with his 5-year-old foster brother quite well.  He is fit and trim and does well on short walks.  He does have some arthritis in his back legs but can go up and down stairs well. If you would like to meet this “good ole boy”, please let GRRIN … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Ralph & Kari
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19-08 – Rigley

Rigley was just adopted by his foster family – stay tuned for his “furever” story!

  • Adopted by: JoAnne and Craig
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19-22 Halas

Halas has been adopted – stay tuned for his “furever” story!  

  • Adopted by: Russ & Shawn
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19-17 Jack

Hey Everybody, My name is Jack and I want to tell you about my wonderful experience thanks to the great folks at GRRIN. I was surrendered because of changes within my family structure and we had to move to an apartment. Well, my other mom knew I was too BIG for an apartment so she gave me up to GRRIN. GRRIN found me a great foster family who got me ready to go to my forever family. Rick and Joy helped me settle down and I got to hang with their dog, Sadie. Sadie was really chill, but I wish … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Glenn & Linda
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19-19 Milo (Formerly Chip)

I am always excited. But, I’m REALLY excited now. I have a new fur-ever home and a new name: MILO (I like it!). Everything happened so quickly. The wonderful GRRIN volunteers took me to my foster family, Mary Jane and Regan, and within a couple of days they felt I would be a wonderful addition to their family. You see, they already had a Golden the same age as me. We instantly became best playmates… people said we were “two peas in a pod.” So now I have the most awesome fur-sister, Maisie. We play constantly. We really like running … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Mary Jane and Regan
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19-21 Rocky

It’s Rocky here and I feel like a completely new, two-year old Golden. Being a breeder dog I really didn’t have much exposure to life experiences: playful fur-friends; toys; car rides; social events; and humans who showered me with affection. But, when GRRIN came and picked me up and took me to my foster home, I knew that my forgotten dreams came true. My foster parents, Jon and Sue, made sure I was always comfortable and felt secure. My foster fur-siblings, Harley and Bear, taught me how to play with toys and run free around the yard. We went to … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Gregg
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19-18 Annie

Just in case you are wondering, it is true, there is love at first sight and some stories really do have a happy ending. Recently when my owner realized I was too much for him to manage he turned to GRRIN. I am so happy he trusted GRRIN and they have certainly done right by me. I am around 8 years old, but I see no need to bother with numbers. As is usual, when GRRIN takes a dog into their care they take them to a vet to confirm there are no health problems. I am a big girl, … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Jane & Jacque
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19-05 Auggie

Hi everyone, this is Auggie! Just wanted to check in and let you know how I’m doing since moving to my wonderful, forever home. I hardly know where to start. You may remember I was a retired breeding dog rescued by GRRIN earlier this year. I was so fortunate to have an incredible foster dad who, along with his resident Golden (also a GRRIN dog, of course!), helped me go from being a shy guy to a happy, confident dog who now enjoys life to the fullest. Since being adopted by Dave, Sharyn, Charlie (their resident Golden), and another canine … Continue reading

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19-03 Charley

Hi everyone! I am Charley. I am an old fella but still full of spirit! I came to live with Robin and Gary and their Golden, Flash. I sure love it here! One of my favorite things to do is to chase toads and rabbits and also hunt birds. Going on walks with Dad is lots of fun too! Flash has become my buddy; so much that I am going to stay here forever! Yay!! I am a happy boy! Thanks GRRIN for finding me such a great home!  

  • Adopted by: Gary, Robin & Flash
  • #19-03

18-16 Daisy

We are Daisy (8 Golden Retriever) and Sydney (15 Lhasa Apso Mix), and boy, have we had a crazy year! In the summer of 2018, our owner had to give us up due to medical problems. We spent a couple of months kenneled at our veterinarian’s office before we were lucky enough to be moved to our GRRIN foster home with Patty and John, and their Golden Retriever, Jake. We really enjoyed our time there, as Patty and John really gave us a loving, stable home, and Jake was fun to play with! This past January, Beth & Garry stepped … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Gary & Beth
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18-17 Sydney

We are Daisy (8 Golden Retriever) and Sydney (15 Lhasa Apso Mix), and boy, have we had a crazy year! In the summer of 2018, our owner had to give us up due to medical problems. We spent a couple of months kenneled at our veterinarian’s office before we were lucky enough to be moved to our GRRIN foster home with Patty and John, and their Golden Retriever, Jake. We really enjoyed our time there, as Patty and John really gave us a loving, stable home, and Jake was fun to play with! This past January, Beth & Garry stepped … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Gary & Beth
  • #18-17

19-14 Benny

Our sweet Benny boy has been the best addition to our family! We can’t imagine our life without his never ending energy and affectionate kisses. Benjamin enjoys exploring the neighborhood and then flopping himself on the kitchen tile to cool off after. Ben likes to stay hydrated and reminds us that he’s around with wet floors and deep burps after a good long drink. He’ll do anything for a treat and has begun to spin in circles and roll over if we even look like we might give him a crumb of anything. Benjamin has also decided that it’s necessary … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Torin & Kelsey
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19-15 Riley Jane

Look at me…. Riley Jane, in my very own back yard. I love everything about my new home, especially my big, back yard where I can run, play ball, or just lay around soaking up some sun. I know my previous family will be happy that I now have a new fur-ever home and it has a yard. My new mom, Linda, just couldn’t resist my calm, loving personality: so she adopted me. We have a lot of fun together going for walks, meeting new, friendly neighbor fur-friends, playing in my yard, going for car rides, and I’m even going to go to school … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Linda
  • #19-15

19-10 Penny (formerly Dolly)

Our family is really happy to have adopted Penny from GRINN this past April. Penny was a breeder mom and now is loving her new home. We feel blessed to have this wonderful 3-year-old Golden as part of our family. Penny is now a sister to our 6-year-old Golden Retriever named Ivy. They are inseparable and love to do everything together. Penny loves taking long walks around the neighborhood, playing fetch and doing tricks for treats! She loves to snuggle and take long naps and is always on the lookout for squirrels. Thanks GRINN for the wonderful addition to our … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Jud and Danette
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19-11 Kevin

I am living my BEST life with my new furever family Leann and Jeff. Once I found the right family, I knew it was my home. When I was rescued, i wasn’t sure if I even wanted people to touch me. I was scared and didn’t know what life was like outside of breeding. Thanks to my patient foster family, they helped me learn what life was like being a dog. Well, let me tell you, life is GREAT! I am as happy as can be with my new mom, dad and brother. I found out that I love to … Continue reading

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19-12 Russell

Update: Russell has been adopted – stay tuned for his “furever” story! Russell is ready for adoption! He is a beautiful 5-1/2 year old red Golden who has officially retired as a breeder stud dog. He is a very sweet, even-tempered boy who is still learning the ropes of what it’s like to live indoors and have people dote on him. He has mastered the skills of stairs, getting in and out of the car and being petted on demand. Russell will need to be with a family that is comfortable using a crate for him as he is not … Continue reading

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19-13 Jack

Jack has been the perfect dog ever since he found his furever home with Joe and Rita! He has helped make his new family’s house feel like home again. It took him a couple of days to understand that the huge yard was all for him; so at first, he stayed close to the house. Now he is comfortable and happy running all over the yard. Jack loves to snuggle up with his family and is a happy playful puppy. He is learning to chase squirrels and is excited to grow and learn from such a wonderful family.    

  • Adopted by: Joe & Rita
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19-09 Hanna

Hanna was adopted! Stay tuned for her happy tail! Hanna was surrendered to GRRIN due to uncontrollable circumstances. This beautiful girl has adapted quickly to several changes before getting to her foster home. We don’t expect anymore changes for her though, because her foster family would like to make her a permanent member of the family!

  • Adopted by: Kelley
  • #19-09

18-19 Cooper

Cooper here! I L-O-V-E my new home. I have two awesome Golden brothers. Leroy is old and ignores me but the Crosby is almost the same age as me and we play all day long! (Even when our parents tell us to stop) I was already a master at coming when called and sitting, but now I’m learning to lay down, stay, and “be gentle.” Not really sure what that means yet, but dad always tries to have me accept treats in slow motion instead of scarf them down. Annoying! But I’m getting the hang of it. I love hanging … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Brian and Abby
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