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.

21-17 Duke

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

  • Adopted by: Dick and Judy
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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
  • #21-13

21-09 Betsy

Betsy has been adopted! Stay tuned for her happy tail.      

  • Adopted by: Jeff and Sarah
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21-10 Charlie

Charlie has been adopted! Stay tuned for a very special story about his progress in his permanent home. Please welcome a very special pup to foster care! Charlie is one of four blind Goldendoodle puppies surrendered to GRRIN. He is being fostered with one of his siblings in a home with another dog. All of the puppies have completely surprised the rescue team because they are highly adaptable and act like “normal” puppies in many ways, however they will need special adoptive homes. All four pups are working on house training, crate training, “nose” work, and walking on leash…and they … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Tom and Barb
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21-12 Frank

Please welcome a very special pup to foster care! Frank is one of four blind Goldendoodle puppies surrendered to GRRIN. He is being fostered with one of his siblings in a home with another dog. All of the puppies have completely surprised the rescue team because they are highly adaptable and act like “normal” puppies in many ways, however they will need special adoptive homes. All four pups are working on house training, crate training, “nose” work, and walking on leash…and they are quite successful! Frank tends to be a busier pup, full of energy and busy! He would do … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Austin & Emilee
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21-06 Ellie

Hello, Ellie here. I am 2 years old and I just got adopted into my forever home with Wendy and Terri. They have a huge backyard and I spend a lot of my time zooming around back there. I have my favorite spot on the hill where I can sit and watch everything that goes on in my new domain. I’m pretty much the boss back there and the squirrels and rabbits know better than to invade my space when I’m on watch. I am also getting lots of walks where I see other dogs and people. I get very … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Wendy & Terry
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21-08 Neptune

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 sad, but then I came along and it’s really helped her AND me! I’m a mellow gal but don’t get me wrong, I love to play, too and people can’t believe … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Jan
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21-05 Gertie

Hello everyone! My name is Gertie and I am a 3 year old golden doodle!  I was recently adopted by my foster parents, Keith and Laura. My official adoption day was the exact same day as their wedding anniversary AND my birthday – June 24th. I figure I was the BEST anniversary present ever! Let’s see, 25 years is the silver anniversary and 50 is the golden …so 16 must have been “dog!” I have a brother and a sister whom I love. My mom says we need to buy a bigger car now that I have joined the family, … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Keith & Laura
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21-04 Maxie

We’re very happy to report that Maxie found her forever home! She quickly found a place in our hearts. Maxie is a big puppy full of energy and loves exploring our backyard. She seems to fit in nicely with the neighbor dogs, too. She especially loves car rides! Thank you GRRIN for everything you do and for bringing Maxie into our lives! We just love her!

  • Adopted by: Jordan and Renee
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21-03 Sam

I am home!!  It feels so good! I was a scared little girl when I came to stay at my GRRIN foster home. What a changed girl I am now!  I became very secure and confident with myself at my foster home. Mom and Dad helped me over my fears. One of my favorite things to do was to “counter surf” which I still try to do. I have taught Mom and Dad to keep food out of my reach! I have wormed my way into their hearts and they have fallen in love with me. I am quite the … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Jon & Sue
  • #21-03

21-01 Jax

Loving, caring, silly, attentive. Those are the first words that come to my mind when I think of Jax. We adopted Jax at the end of March and he without a doubt makes us smile every single day. He is such a joyful and wonderful 5 year old golden retriever. Don’t let his age fool you, at 5 years old he still loves to fetch, fit as many toys in his mouth at once, play tug of war, and steal hugs every chance he gets. We are so thankful to GRRIN and all the volunteers who helped in our adoption … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Nick & Colleen
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20-09 Storm

I found my forever home! Check back to see my Happy Tail.

  • Adopted by: Paige
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21-02 Andy

This winter hasn’t been the best for Julie and me. I have been recovering from back surgery and we lost one of the greatest dogs we’ve had on New Year’s Eve, Barney, our adopted Golden who we got from GRRIN 10 years ago. The house was just too empty without him in our family. Luckily, GRRIN did offer us the opportunity to adopt Andy, a beautiful and affectionate 2 ½ year old boy just recently surrendered. Andy lived his life outdoors on a farm, coming into the house, as we understand it, for about an hour a day. Unfortunately he … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: David & Julie
  • #21-02

20-14 Riley

Hello, everyone! I’m the distinguished golden Riley! Now happily settled in my forever home, my journey began when I was surrendered to GRRIN by Capital Humane Society in Lincoln. Despite my “maturity” and being a little stiff in the legs (gee, who isn’t??) the GRRIN folks immediately recognized my sweet attitude, how I loved life (and tummy rubs!), and knew they could help me find a permanent home. They did it! Before I go on, I must give a huge shout-out to my foster dad and his Golden. Thank you! Anyway, I have landed in the best family ever with … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Greg & Sarah
  • #20-14

20-13 Lucky aka Lucy

What a blessing to have (Lucky) Lucy become part of our family.  She and our other dog, Sadie, became fast friends. To say Lucy is obsessed with playing ball is an understatement.  She’d play forever if we would! She loves walks but definitely wants the lead so we’ve begun working on the pulling. She always likes to be with us and is good at snuggling. We have fallen in love with her and we truly feel “lucky” that she has joined our family and fit in so well.

  • Adopted by: Rick & Joy
  • #20-13

20-10 Maggie

Talk about being in the right place at the right time! I’m Maggie, a GRRIN dog who was recently adopted. My foster folks, Grace and Sean, came into my life at a time when I needed a place where I could be the only pet (and top dog, of course!) in a loving home. I hit the jackpot when they decided to give me a forever home. I’m told I got into a routine with them right away – almost as if I’d lived there my entire life. Grace and Sean say I’m a really smart girl, super athletic, and … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Sean & Grace
  • #20-10

20-08 Daisy

I am a very lucky girl. I’ve had two families who loved me and helped me become who I am today. Since I was a puppy, I lived with the only family I can remember. I learned many skills to succeed from them and being a smart girl, picked up on things very quickly. I had a good German Shepherd friend but sadly, he got old and crossed the Rainbow Bridge. After my friend left, two new dogs came to my home and I had a hard time getting along with them. Though it broke my family’s heart, they knew … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Denise & Jim
  • #20-08

20-07 Copper

Hello everyone! My name is Copper and I’m so happy to be in my forever home! My foster family fell in love with my goofy personality so they kept me. I’ve learned so much since I’ve been here. I was pretty nervous when I came but my brother Gunner showed me the ropes. We play every day! We love to play chase, wrestle, play tug of war, or just get attention! I love to chew on anything – my mom has to search for toys that I can’t destroy or eat. I like all of my toys and carry them … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Mike & Julie
  • #20-07

20-12 Sadie

When we first contacted GRRIN to become foster parents, we had a 13-year-old Golden Retriever named Mishka. Shortly after our home visit, Mishka passed away. Our family of 5 was heartbroken. Just 12 days after her passing we got a call to foster Sadie. She needed to leave her home due to no fault of her own. We wondered if it was too soon but wanted to help Sadie out. She came to live with us while we nursed her back from the injuries she received in a fight and she mended our hearts. Sadie is as happy to be … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Alan & Sara
  • #20-12

20-11 Sammy

Sammy has been a great addition to our family. His laid back demeanor is a contrast to our Vizsla Bodie. They both have boundless energy and love to play all day. When Sammy starts to get vocal he sounds a lot like chewbacca, which makes us laugh. Megan’s co-workers love to see Sammy’s tail make an appearance during their zoom meetings. It has been suggested that Sammy’s tail get its own Instagram account. We’ve started to do some additional training with Sammy to try and get him better at walking on a leash. He’s a smart dog so I’m sure … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Mark & Megan
  • #20-11

19-35 Murphy

Hi there! Murphy here! Still living the good life and acting like a boy half my age. After I had to leave my first home, I wasn’t sure where I was going to end up. Then, GRRIN took me in and put me with a foster family. Well, we thought it was going to be temporary, but it turns out that we’ve all gotten pretty used to each other and we’ve decided that we’d all like to keep it that way! I have officially become a permanent foster! This means that I will still be under the care of GRRIN, … Continue reading

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