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.

19-06 Sophie

Guess who’s adopted! Sophie’s foster family officially made her a permanent part of the family. Sophie has progressed considerably and will continue on the path to becoming a “normal” dog with the help of her pack buddies and humans.

  • Adopted by: John, Brenda & the Pack!
  • #19-06

19-33 Ruby

Ruby Dooby Doo – Where are YOU? She is at here forever home with Keith, Laura, and her new golden doodle brother Koda – that’s where she is!!!! “Ruby Dooby Doo” (as her foster dad, Jon, named her) loves to wake up early to play. The sun is her alarm clock! “Jinkies”, Keith and Laura hope she outgrows this “being a morning pup” thing. She loves to play in her big backyard with Koda. They gallop and gallivant around until 7-year-old Koda just can’t take is anymore. She is definitely getting him into shape! Ruh Roh!!! Ruby has outgrown her … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Laura and Keith
  • #19-33

15-04 Bogie

Bogie has been adopted!! Stay tuned for Bogey’s Happy Tail. Bogie’s back! We have a saying, “Once a GRRIN dog, always a GRRIN dog,” and we mean it. When Bogie’s owner could no longer provide the detailed care he needed, GRRIN volunteers were able to step in immediately. Bogie first entered GRRIN in 2015 when his owner could not physically care for a dog with paralysis (his original story is below). Upon re-entering GRRIN, Bogie stayed at Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital while GRRIN sent out a plea for a foster family that could manage the bladder expression needed for his … Continue reading

  • #15-04

19-36 Hudson

Hudson here, and boy what a busy guy I have been this fall. I came to GRRIN and met Andrew who was waiting patiently for an opportunity to meet someone just like me. What a great dad he has been, so I have to say I am really lucky. We go together like peas and carrots. I get to spend a lot of time walking my neighborhood, going on car rides, and playing tug and fetch in the yard. I also have an awesome bed by the front window where I can keep an eye on the exciting things that … Continue reading

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19-34 Neala

Hey, this is Neala checking in a few weeks after I was happily adopted by my GRRIN foster folks, Kaeleigh and Michael. I came to them as a VERY high-energy young girl and have since settled into a wonderful life that’s still fun-filled, but now I’m quicker to calm down and be chill. Kaeleigh and Michael figured out really soon that my favorite toys are tennis balls, hands down! I’m also super-keen on long walks (with ALL the smells!!), car rides (windows down, please!!), and sunning myself when it’s time to relax. I’m also extremely thoughtful. When my new owners … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Michael & Kaeleigh
  • #19-34

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

Sometimes things are just meant to be! My first mom is such a great Mom and I love her so, she will always be my Mom but she had to work a lot and she felt so bad that I was alone all day for long days. So she called Golden Retriever Rescue of Nebraska and told them my story. She was so great to me, so unselfish and she put ME first. I did not realize that at the time, but as soon as I got to my new home I realized things were going to be ok and … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Lisa & Kim
  • #19-30

19-28 Shadow

Hello All! We are having too much fun! We have been adopted by Michelle who thanks our foster home for taking care of us for a little bit longer than planned. Michelle had knee surgery shortly after her almost 15 year old Nicki #11-22 passed away and was surprised to see us, the dynamic duo of brothers suddenly appear on the website. She put her name in expecting it to be awhile before GRRIN contacted her but she received a pretty fast response! I guess maybe there are not too many who are able to take on 2 new dogs at once! … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Michelle W.
  • #19-28

19-27 Ash

Hello All! We are having too much fun! We have been adopted by Michelle who thanks our foster home for taking care of us for a little bit longer than planned. Michelle had knee surgery shortly after her almost 15 year old Nicki #11-22 passed away and was surprised to see us, the dynamic duo of brothers suddenly appear on the website. She put her name in expecting it to be awhile before GRRIN contacted her but she received a pretty fast response! I guess maybe there are not too many who are able to take on 2 new dogs at once! … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Michelle W.
  • #19-27

19-23 Russell (Formerly Oreo)

Yes, my name is Russell. A very fine name it is. It used to be Oreo. My new family changed it because it fit me better. I turned 2 in June. I am still very much a puppy. I love to play and romp around with the kids and other dogs. I do tear up toys so I get mostly bones to play with and chew on. I love to go on car rides. I am really good in the car. I have good leash skills. I walk well when it is on me. Sometimes Mom and Dad will put … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Amy & Nolan C. and kids Graham and Flynn
  • #19-23

19-25 Boomer

Hi everyone! This is Boomer. I am loving my new home. My new golden brother, Seeger, is old like me. We are both hang-arounds. I do like to go outside and play. I have more energy than Seeger has and I am actually a little bit older than he is. No one can believe that I am really 13 years old! He has more arthritis than I do, and since I joined the family, he has gotten up and around and started moving better! We go and chase bunnies when we see them. I am helping him! What a great … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Ralph & Kari
  • #19-26

19-08 – Rigley

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

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

19-22 Doug (Formerly Halas)

I have just been running in circles celebrating everything. I celebrated my first birthday on August 27th and got so many presents! But, the best present was celebrating my first birthday in my new, fur-ever home with my new, fur-ever family: Shawn, Russ, Amanda, Abby, and my fur-sister Joy. My tail is still wagging with excitement and happiness. Also, my name changed: I’m now Douglas Halas…but, all of you can call me Doug. An added surprise to my celebration was going to a lake and going swimming. I had so much fun chasing the waves and swimming in the lake … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Russ & Shawn
  • #19-22

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
  • #19-17

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
  • #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

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

  • #19-05

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
  • #18-16

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
  • #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