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.

19-08 – Rigley

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

  • Adopted by: JoAnne and Craig
  • #19-08

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

Rocky has been adopted! He was a meet-and-greet favorite with many families of interest. Stay tuned for his adoption story. Hi there…I’m Rocky and I am a retired two-year old breeder Golden. Everyone says I am the most loving, sweet, calm Golden that they ever met. I really like all humans because they give me so much love and are always petting me. I also like being around calm fur-friends including cats and going for walks and playing with toys. But, what I really enjoy most is cuddling up and relaxing while feeling so thankful for the opportunity to have … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Gregg
  • #19-21

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
  • #19-18

19-05 Auggie

Update: Auggie has been adopted! Stay tuned for his “furever” story. This is Auggie 19-05 and he’s ready to find his forever home after having recently celebrated his first birthday! He’s an incredibly handsome, retired breeding dog and has spent the past few months adjusting to life as a pampered pet and buddy to the foster owner and the resident Golden. Auggie should be in a home with another dog to keep him company and with owners who have plenty of time to continue to work with him on all the facets of being a confident and trustworthy dog including … 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

Daisy and Sydney will remain in their current foster home “furever”! We are so excited that this wonderful pair of friends will stay together and not have to move again. Stay tuned for their updated adoption story. That’s my name! I’m kind of sweet like the flower, and you don’t have to pull any petals off to know you would love me (vs. love me not!). I just weighed in at 56 pounds, and the vet said I’m quite healthy. I love to go on walks with my “big little” sister, Sydney. My foster mom said a harness and expandable … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Gary & Beth
  • #18-16

19-16 Charlie

Charlie has been adopted – stay tuned for his “furever” story! Charlie is a popular name this year! GRRIN’s newest Charlie is another retired breeding Golden who is adapting well to (and enjoying!) living indoors with a loving foster family. His new family will need to understand that he is still learning how to be an inside dog, but overall Charlie is a well-mannered and easy-tempered young Golden.

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

18-17 Sydney

Daisy and Sydney will remain in their current foster home “furever”! We are so excited that this wonderful pair of friends will stay together and not have to move again. Stay tuned for their updated adoption story. You are right! I don’t look like a Golden retriever, but I’m related to one, and we are a package deal! That 7-years young Daisy has been with me since she was a puppy, so I’ll take credit for all the good stuff she knows. I tend to be the calm, observant girl, and my foster people consider me a 30-pound wonder. Age … Continue reading

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

19-14 Benny

Benny has been adopted! Stay tuned for his happy “tail”! Benny is a sweet Golden Doodle who is doing very well in his foster home. He got a Spring haircut and underwent quite the transformation after losing three pounds of hair! As a typical Doodle, Benny requires regular grooming to keep from matting. Before grooming, he was touchy about getting brushed and petted all over, but due to his new, more comfortable coat, he’s allowing his foster mom to work with him. Benny recently attended GRRIN’s annual meeting and he enjoyed making new canine and human friends. He loves to … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Torin & Kelsey
  • #19-14

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
  • #19-10

19-11 Kevin

Kevin has been adopted – stay tuned for his happy “tail”! Hi I am Kevin (formerly Trevin). I am one of three retired breeding dogs brought into GRRIN mid-March. I am doing my best to get used to this new life. I am still very shy and I am learning what it is like to be a family dog. I have begun to enjoy my new home, foster parents and their resident dog. I really love having a big dog brother to help me learn about this new world I am in. I haven’t played with toys or gone for … 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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19-07 Cav

Cav has been adopted! Stay tuned for his “happy tail”. Many people get my name wrong. Cavalier, Calvary and Cavalry. But if you just call me Cav, I will respond to you. I am a 5-month old puppy – and am puppy from head to toe. I have all the puppy energy a puppy should have, but I can settle down when needed. I love to play, whether it is with other dogs or with my human family. I engage with toys also, as my foster family will tell you. I came to their house with an old shoe as … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Brent & Brenda K.
  • #19-07

19-04 Brody

Hi everyone, I’m Brody. For my entire life of five years, I was a breeder dog where every day was the same: nothing new, same living conditions day after day. Then one day everything in my life changed. People came and hugged me and told me everything will be fine. I went for a car ride which was kind of scary for me. Then I went to a house where there were steps (yikes!); there were clean bowls with food in them where I could eat; a blanket and pillow where I could lay down and sleep; and toys that I could play with; and … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Paul & Sharon
  • #19-04

19-01 Roxy & 19-02 Abby

Hi, I’m Roxy, a 4-year old Golden Doodle. And, I’m Abby, a 7-year old Havanese, and we are totally the very Best Fur-Buddies Forever (BFBF). We are inseparable. That is why when our life-time owners had to make the difficult decision to find a new fur-ever home for us, they wanted to be sure we stayed together. They contacted GRRIN because they knew GRRIN would find the perfect home for both of us to stay together.  And they did. We went to a fabulous foster home where everyone was so nice and made us feel so comfortable and happy. Immediately, … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Brian and Caren

18-18 Carley (Sarge)

Hey, this is Carley! You probably recognize me as the GRRIN dog previously known as Sarge, right? I have a new name to go along with my wonderful new forever home and life with Kevin, Pam, and Abby. Guess what – Abby is a GRRIN dog, too!! Everything has been going great with me ever since the folks with GRRIN made sure I landed in an awesome foster family who took such good care of me. I had a little bit of growing up to do – maturity wise – but I am so eager to please that learning to … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Kevin and Pam
  • #18-18

18-14 Charley

Charley was adopted! Stay tuned for her furever story. Charley is a sweet F-4 Doodle doing well in foster care and ready to meet families! She’s young but has a more mature attitude – no wrestling buddies for her! She would do well as an only dog and companion to humans that have a lot of time for her. To learn more, contact GRRIN.  

  • Adopted by: Brandon and Chelsi
  • #18-14

18-15 Chloe

Remember me, Chloe…the little Golden-Doodle. Well, I have some exciting news…I have been adopted and have a new fur-ever home. I am so happy…it is everything that I have dreamed and hoped for. This great family heard about me from GRRIN and wanted to meet me. Of course, I was on my best behavior, and they decided that I would be a perfect addition to their family. I now have two young human siblings to play with and a senior, small resident dog who really likes to play and be nice to me. There is a huge back yard for … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Dennis and Holly
  • #18-15

18-12 Maggie

It’s Maggie Mudd here…you did find me in my new home. Since I was just a small, four-month old Golden, I was lucky to have a family who chose me to be a part of their family. They took really good care of me. But, now that I am two years old, the family thought I might be happier in a new fur-ever home. But, they wanted to make sure it would be the “right” home for me. So, they called GRRIN knowing they would find the perfect family and it would be my fur-ever home. It didn’t take long. … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Cindy
  • #18-12

18-13 Marley (now Bailey J)

Hi Everyone! I am Marley, but my new mom calls me Bailey J! I was adopted by Linda G. on a very wet Sunday in October, at the Gold Rush event in Bellevue. I am so very fortunate – I have a 4-legged brother name Zach. We got along almost instantly. We love to run around the back yard, chasing each other, and playing tug of war. I still have some basics to learn, but I am trying hard as I really want to please my new mom. My mom wants me to become a therapy dog, but right now … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Linda
  • #18-13