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.

22-12 Charlie

Charlie has been adopted by her foster family! Stay tuned for her furever story.

  • Adopted by: Jonathan & Abby
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22-16 Sadie

Hi there!  My name is Sadie. I spent most of my life in a kennel having puppies.  That part of my life is over now, and I am on to better things! My new Mom is helping me adjust to a regular dog life. I enjoy learning how regular dogs live. Things are going quite well.  My foster brothers got me started on indoor/outdoor life. My favorite thing is playing fetch with a tennis ball. I love to run to get it as fast as I can. I also like toys that squeak; Mom must get the toy away from … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Sandy
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22-10 Odin

Odin has been adopted by his foster family! Hi! My name is Odin. I’m one of the new guys on the GRRIN block!  I just had my first birthday at the end of May so I act like a pretty typical puppy. I can be laid back after a good romp outside with the resident dog and my new best friend, Leo, or after some vigorous playtime with my people. My foster family is helping me work on all my manners, mostly especially how to walk like a gentleman on the leash. Otherwise, they think the rest of my manners … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Joe & Mary Jo
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22-09 Martin

Martin has been adopted! Stay tuned for his happy tail! Martin is a five and a half year old golden who absolutely loves people!  He is a laid back boy who is happy to snuggle up and relax. He is a bit overweight so it will be important for him to be on a healthy diet and receive daily exercise. He enjoys going for walks although he could use some training on leash manners as he does pull at times. He came from a home with children and has gotten along well with his foster’s resident dogs. He gets anxious … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Laddie
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22-13 Luke

Luke has been adopted! We will post his adoption story soon! Luke is an 8 month old puppy who is full of spirit! He is very energetic and enjoys playing with the kids at his foster’s home. He gets along well with the resident dogs and came from a home with a cat. He knows some basic commands, but will need some more training. He will make a great addition to an active family who has the time and patience to work with him.

  • Adopted by: Greg & Brooke
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22-04 Lola

Lola has been adopted! This petite, cutie-patootie has been in GRRIN for a few weeks and is available for adoption. We have several approved families hoping to meet her, so we do not guarantee her availability if you contact GRRIN about adoption. Foster story is on its way!

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22-02 Henry

HENRY HERE WITH HIS NEW FAMILY…..I have been on the move since I came into GRRIN, but I’m happy to say, that I have landed in my fur-ever home. My new family is exactly what I was hoping for: a great fur-brother, Doc, who loves to play with me, run around in the backyard, and play tug-of-war with our large assortment of toys. Doc is not afraid to let me know when he wants some quiet time for himself. There are two cats in my new family and they’re not really sure yet if they like me, but I’m sure they will come around soon. … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Jarred & Julie
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21-21 Carly

Update for Carly: She’s been adopted! Stay tuned for her “furever” story. Looking at this picture one might ask what this dog is thinking. Is she asking to play fetch? She might be asking if you would be her friend. Of course, she also might simply be asking if you would sit down and give her some love. These are a few things that this beautiful dog is noted for wanting. This eight-year-old golden retriever would like to tell you a little more about her life. There is much to tell. HI! My name is Carly. My life has been … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Carol
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22-01 Ringo (formerly Diego)

DIEGO has great news….  OOPS, I mean RINGO has great news. I found my fur-ever home AND I have a new name: RINGO. My new family changed my name to RINGO because I reminded them of the “FAB FOUR”: long, floppy, moppy, hair. I have been so busy since being with my new family: I met the neighbor’s two labs and we run back and forth along the fence line (we became instant fur-buddies); we go for daily walks, and one day, we took a hike (with my new frisbie) in the newly fresh snow where there were so many new scents. There was a … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Andrew & Erin
  • #22-01

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

My name is Leo. I made myself at home the minute that I set foot in my new home. I explored all the rooms in search of what I could run off with.  What fun I had! I am so happy! I have been told that I am smart. I know my basic commands, but I have trouble focusing on what my parents ask of me. I start class soon to learn how to do that. I hope it is fun! I love going on daily walks. I walk on the leash well now. I spend as much time as … Continue reading

  • 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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21-29 Max

Max has been adopted by his foster mom! We will post an adoption story soon. Max is a 5-year-old goldendoodle. Actually, he’s just one big goofy teddy bear who loves everyone both big and small. He’s never shown any aggression toward anyone in any way. Well, sometimes he’ll steal a bone from another dog if he thinks he can get away with it. Max knows how to sit and come. He walks on a leash like a pro. He goes to the door to be let out and has had no accidents since coming into GRRIN. Max does counter surf, but only because he’s … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Amy
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21-28 Athena

Athena has been adopted! We are so excited for her to have a fur-ever family. Stay tuned for her adoption story. January update: Athena had surgery for an ectopic ureter in December and is recovering nicely, however she still has some healing to do. This youngster is growing quickly and loves playing with her foster fur-siblings. Thank you to everyone who has donated to offset the cost of Athena’s surgery and post-surgical expenses! This sweet little girl came to GRRIN because she has a condition requiring surgery and it is quite expensive. Her original owners provided amazing care and invested … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Wade & Cory
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21-25 Emma Grace

Remember me – Emma Grace, the very cute, but very shy little Golden. I’m not sure why it takes me a while to warm up to people,especially men, but once I get to know you, I will be your very best buddy in the whole world. Well, that is just what happened when I went to meet my new family for the very first time. It took me about 30 minutes before I figured out…this family is really awesome. Everyone was very patient and gentle with me, even Maggie, their three-year-old flat coated retriever. After that, I just became a … 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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