Membership Drive!

 

It’s time to join GRRIN or renew your membership! As we wrap up our 31st year of rescue, we ask for your support by renewing your membership or becoming a new member.

The annual membership fee is $15 for one applicant and $10 for each additional applicant. You can also make an end-of-year donation. Just visit our Become a Member web page, fill out the online form, and then click the button that takes you to our PayPal page. Questions? Send us an email – info@grrin.org.

What are the benefits of membership?
*Contribute to the rescue and rehabilitation of Goldens in need through a dedicated non-profit organization
*Voting rights at our annual meeting
*Invitations to GRRIN play dates, fundraisers and annual Gold Rush reunion
*Subscription to our newsletter

TAGG for GRRIN!

GRRIN is pleased to announce that we are now registered with the organization TAGG – Together A Greater Good.

TAGG is a local fundraising platform and is an easy way to raise funds to help support our mission to rescue and re-home Golden Retrievers! It’s as simple as saving your receipts from purchases at participating businesses, scanning them into your electronic device, and emailing them to TAGG. There are over 400 local business partners ready to donate 5% as you eat, drink and shop!

Plus, you get rewarded for doing your part. Not only does TAGGing cost you nothing, you can also receive points for submitting receipts that can be used to purchase items or even to receive free items!

To begin just click on this link and get started by registering with TAGG:

1. Click on Login in the upper right hand corner.

2. Enter your phone number and you will receive a code to enter. Enter the code and the screen will refresh.

3. Click on TaggerXXXX (the XXXX will be the last four digits of your phone number) in the upper right hand corner and complete the registration form.

4. Return to TAGG.today and you are ready to submit a photo of your receipt. Choose Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska when you select an organization to support!

https://tagg.today/

Photos with Santa! December 4th

It’s that time again! Time to send out your HO HO HOliday cards. If you want those photos to be extra special this year, why not stop by Nature Dog in Omaha on Sunday, December 4th to get Fido a photo with Santa? The event will be happening from 1pm-4pm with a real, live Santa and helpful elves!

Photos will be taken by Sit.Stay.Click by Jen Christensen – photos are $10 per dog, we prefer cash payment if possible. You will also be able to purchase a 2023 GRRIN calendar. Click here for a map to Nature Dog (13366 W Maple Road, Omaha).

In Memory of Thad Tinder

GRRIN recently lost a long-time volunteer, Thad Tinder. His wife Janie has shared a tribute to Thad. This wonderful couple has donated many, many hours of their time to rescuing Goldens. The family has suggested memorials to GRRIN in lieu of flowers.

 

Dear GRRIN Volunteers and Friends,

I wanted to let you know that my husband and fellow Golden lover, passed away on September 22nd.

He and I have been long-time members of GRRIN from the early nineties volunteering for home visits, transport and many more activities. We personally adopted first mother Brandy (99-24) and then her daughter Julie (00-12) as our first foray into golden ownership. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

We loved every moment that we spent with all of you and the satisfaction of volunteering brought Thad immense pride.  

Please know his Celebration of Life service will be held on October 29, 2022, Saturday, at 11:00 am at Peace Presbyterian Church, 333 South 204th Street in Elkhorn, Nebraska.

Thank you for being such a big part of Thad’s enjoyment of this organization.

Much kindness,

Janie Tinder

2023 GRRIN Calendars for Sale!

The 2023 GRRIN calendar is available! Each month contains a full-page golden retriever photo and their story. These 13-month calendars are the perfect gift for the dog-lover in your life and a great way to support GRRIN. They make great stocking stuffers, too!

The calendars can be purchased using the form below. You will be directed to a payment page after submitting the form.

If you prefer to pay with a check or cash, mail your name, address, phone number, and email address (if applicable), and the number of calendars being ordered along with $20 per calendar to GRRIN:

Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska
PO Box 126
Boys Town, NE 68010

All calendars will be mailed to your provided address. Shipping is free. A volunteer will be mailing the calendars once a week.

Calendar Order Form

  • Thank you for ordering a 2023 GRRIN calendar! If you prefer to send a check, please print and complete this form and mail it to GRRIN Calendars, P O Box 126, Boys Town, NE 68010. Put "Calendar" on the memo line of the check. Thank you for supporting GRRIN!
  • Price: $20.00
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Bookworm Meet & Greets

Come visit GRRIN from 11-1pm on Sundays at The Bookworm’s location in Loveland Centre on 90th and Center.

September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11

Dates are subject to change – check our Facebook page for the most recent updates!

A small, cozy and quiet setting to meet a Golden that is in foster care. Visit The Bookworm on the second Sunday of the month. Click here for a map.

Please note, we do not guarantee the availability of a visiting foster dog. Interested adopters can learn more about the approval process here.

 

The Bookworm
Loveland Centre
90th and Center Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

 

 

 

 

Gold Rush! October 2nd

Goal for the Goldens! Gold Rush 2022 is coming soon and we can’t wait to see you!

Gold Rush will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd at Sumtur Auditorium just south of Hwy 370 on 108th Street in Papillion.

  • FREE ADMISSION!
  • Donations to GRRIN gratefully accepted
  • All leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome!
  • Local vendors (see list below)
  • Games for dogs and humans (see list below)
  • Shop at the GRRIN store – the 2023 GRRIN calendar is available!!
  • Silent auction – Southwest Airlines tickets
  • Silent auction – custom GRRIN cornhole game
  • On-stage activities
  • Emcee Shari Stone
  • Event will be held rain or shine

Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information: facebook.com/grrin

SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 South 108th Street, Papillion, NE 68046

Want to volunteer? Send an email to goldrush@grrin.org.

GAMES & ACTIVITIES

Pin the Tail on the Cat – Get your dog to sit on the bull’s eye on the cat’s fanny and you win a prize.

Bobbing for Tennis Balls – If your dogs gets one they get to keep it!

Wet Shirt Game – 2 people/dogs race against each other.  There is a bucket full of water with a wet t-shirt in it.  Participants have to race to the bucket, put the t-shirt over their dogs head and front legs into the arm holes and race back to the starting line.

Shell Game – A treat is placed under one of 3 flower pots.  The pots shift positions.  Can your dog follow the action with his or her sense of smell?  Success means the dog gets the treat.

Spin and Win – You don’t need skill or even a dog for this game.  Spin the wheel to find out which prize you win.

Plinko – Drop the disk and watch it travel  into one of the prize slots.

Golden Goodies Walk (formerly the cake walk) – An old favorite.  This version includes our dogs.  Winners claim their human and /or canine goodies at the table next to the concession stand.

Biscuit Count – Located at the GRRIN Info Booth.  Guess the number of biscuits in the jar. The winner will be the guess that is closest to the actual number of dog biscuits.  Yes, we did count them.  Winner will be announced at  2:30 p.m.

Photo/Kissing Booth – This “frame” is just waiting for your dog to have a photograph taken. You can also join your dog in the picture. You can take your own photos too!

Cora Taylor/KiCo Designs – Get a custom Mug made with a picture of your dog while you wait, or purchase dog themed items.

Caricaturist – Kirk Kuenzi joins us again this year! Have a caricature made of your dog for a suggested donation of $10 per dog. Dog caricatures only, please. Kirk’s Works is donating all of the proceeds to GRRIN!

HYDRO DOG-OLIVER- Glam it up for Gold Rush!

GRRIN Store – Take this opportunity to purchase GRRIN logo merchandise and help support the rescue efforts. Sweatshirt anyone?

Silent Auctions for Southwest Airlines tickets and custom GRRIN cornhole boards – Auction sheets are at the GRRIN store. Winners will be announced at 2:45.

GRRIN Information Booth – Learn more about the many rescue activities and volunteer opportunities of GRRIN.  Or just stop by and introduce your dog.  Be sure to enter the Biscuit Count -winner to be announced at 2:30pm

Bean Bag Toss – Toss a bean bag through one of the holes in the cut-out Scooby Doo board and win a prize for your dog.

Bobbing for Tennis Balls – Will your dog grab a tennis ball from a tub of water? If so, they get to keep the ball!

Grab a hot dog at Willie Dog Food Truck ($) THIS YEAR!! VEGGIE DOGS AVAILABLE TOO!!

VENDORS

Visit our awesome vendors! Special thanks to all for taking time out of their busy schedules and jobs to be with GRRIN.

NAIL TRIMS -BY JOURDAN BERGSTROM

GLAM IT UP FOR GOLD RUSH WITH HYDRODOG OLIVER

CORA TAYLOR ART PHOTOGRAPHY AND KiCo CREATIVE ART

DOGGURT

NATURE DOG

VCA MIDWEST VET EMERGENCY AND REFERRAL CENTER

KIRK KUNZEL-Caricaturist

OODLES OF POODLES TREATS

Dr. Cris Macke, LPT -Owner of Macke Institute of Canine Therapy. (Demo and ask the Canine physical therapist Doc)

KNOTTY DOG HOME  DECOR

WILLIE DOG- HOT DOGs (and Veggie Dogs)

SHARI STONE, OUR DYNAMIC EMCEE!!!

Bookworm Meet & Greet – CHANGED to August 14!

This event has been rescheduled for next Sunday. We apologize for the short notice.

Come visit GRRIN from noon-2pm on Sunday, August 14 at The Bookworm’s location in Loveland Centre on 90th and Center.

A small, cozy and quiet setting to meet a Golden that is in foster care. Visit The Bookworm on the first Sunday of the month, noon to one p.m. Click here for a map.

Please note, we do not guarantee the availability of a visiting foster dog. Interested adopters can learn more about the approval process here.

 

The Bookworm
Loveland Centre
90th and Center Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

 

 

 

 

NHS Walk for the Animals – September 25

Nebraska Humane Society

2022 Margre Durham Walk for the Animals

September 25 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Save the date! More information coming soon from Nebraska Humane Society.

Fun for All!

Vendor Village

Tito’s Beer Garden and the K9 Food Court

Kid’s Zone

Rescue Groups

Incentives

Adoption Parade
Did you know?

The very first Walk for the Animals took place in 1989, with 50 people and their pets.  Last year, even during a pandemic, nearly 400 of you registered and raised funds to help animals in need.

We would like to extend a huge round of a-paws to everyone who has walked over the years to save homeless animals and give them the second chance they deserve.

CELEBRATE Share Omaha Do Good Days – May 26th, Pizza West

Rescheduled AGAIN due to rain!

We will now be celebrating Do Good Days next week on Tuesday the 26th. Same pup time, same pup channel.

See you at Pizza West in La Vista on Tuesday, May 26th from 5-8pm!


SHARE Omaha is pleased to announce Do Good Days, May 17-19, 2022.  
The three days of Do Good Days will focus on:

Give On Tuesday
Wish List Wednesday
Volun-Thursday
We will be celebrating Give On Tuesday at Pizza West in LaVista from 5-8pm. Families and friendly dogs are welcome! If you’ve thought about volunteering, this is a great opportunity to meet friends of GRRIN.

Goldline Coordinator needed!

GRRIN has one open board position. If you’ve thought about becoming more involved with rescue, this is your opportunity to work with ten other motivated board members! Please let us know your interest via email at volunteer@grrin.org, and the Volunteer Coordinator will respond asap.

Goldline Coordinator

  • Schedule, train & advise Goldline volunteers
  • Comfortable with using a virtual phone system
  • Previous rescue experience recommended
  • Attend quarterly meetings & annual meeting

2021 Blind Puppies – Updated Stories and Pix!

It’s not often that GRRIN rescues puppies, much less four blind puppies from the same litter, but that is exactly what happened in 2021 when GRRIN received a call for help from a local shelter. Two foster families stepped up immediately and offered to keep two puppies each with the idea that the pups would comfort each other in a new environment. We quickly learned that the Charlie, Millie, Frank and Betsy had no idea they were handicapped by lack of eyesight – they were fearless! Here is a compilation of what has happened with each pup since they were adopted.

Charlie

What a delight Charlie has been in our life. From the day we picked him up at the foster home he’s been our dog. When he hears our voice, he comes running with kisses. He picked up sit fairly easy, we struggle with stay and he LOVES to fetch. We’ve taken turns getting up at night with him as he has no clue it’s nighttime. Early mornings are a delight. He’s always in a great mood. It took him no time to pattern our house and it’s a two story. He heads up after eating breakfast to get Barb up. Charlie lives for the outdoors, helped in the garden this summer, and has picked up on code words for going for a walk. He filled a huge void in our life after losing our Sophie and in turn we have given him a lot of love. He’s becoming a big boy every day and much more independent. He still has no clue he is blind.

 

Betsy

Betsy is thriving in our family and enjoys the company of our two rescued Australian Shepherds. Being outside and walking our kids to and from school are her favorite activities. She has such a playful personality and fits in perfectly. We are so thankful the puppies were surrendered to Capital Humane Society and then transferred to GRRIN.

Frank

Hi, I am Franklin (Frank), and I am one of the four blind goldendoodle puppies who was surrendered to GRRIN.  My dad knew that mommy’s dream dog had always been a golden doodle (mommy always wanted to therapy train a goldendoodle, so she could take it to school with her each day).   My dad also knew that if he told mommy about me, a goldendoodle who was born blind, that she would never be able to say no to me.  My mommy is a special education teacher, so adopting a dog with special needs holds such a special place in her heart.  After a few months in my awesome foster home with the best foster parents, dad and mom finally got to rescue/adopt me, and on Friday, August 13th, I officially found my forever home.  I have loved getting to know my big sister (now little sister as I have grown so much).  My sister, Athena, has been a great helper in helping me navigate any new places I go to, and helps me avoid running into the fences.  I love to take long runs with my dad, who has trained me very well to stay on his “side,” so he can guide me and run me safely, and I love snuggles and naps with my mommy.  A few of my favorite things include ANYTHING FOOD, wrestling with my sister, new toys, and sliding headfirst into the refrigerator when I hear the ice machine, ice cubes are my favorite.  Mom and dad say I have the cutest underbite and it is what makes me “Frank”.  My sister and I have many fur cousins that we get to have sleepovers with- it is fun to play wrestle mania and tug-of-war with them.  Daddy and Mommy say they are beyond grateful for GRRIN and my foster mom for giving them the best addition to the family (please don’t tell my sister I said that).

Millie

Hi! Millie here! I am one of the 4 blind Golden Doodle puppies who was surrendered to GRRIN. I really don’t know that I am blind, because you know, I can see with my heart!  I was in the best Foster Home with my brother Franklin. I learned so much from my Foster Mom and Dad and Foster Sister Ruby. Best of all I learned how to snuggle! On September 22nd, I got adopted by my Furever Mom and Dad, and I am going to learn so much more as I get older. I am Mom’s Emotional Support service dog. I will be going to school, and become a Canine Good Citizen, whatever that means, but as long as I am doing that with my Mom, I am OK with going to school. I LOVE to find sticks and carry them around. We go for lots of walks and I have made new friends. I, like my brother Franklin, love ANYTHING FOOD, and sometimes I am naughty and like to chew on things not food (BOL). I love Ice cubes, Doggurt Frozen yogurt, sweet potato chips and bully sticks. We play with Doggie Puzzles and find it games. I sure can smell things great. Just recently, I learned to swim, and that was fun!  I love baths and massages. I have a cat sister that watches over me, and makes sure I don’t get to close to her. Thanks to all of you humans that helped me get to where I am today. I am one lucky girl! Next May, Mom says we should have a birthday party for all four of us! I can’t wait to eat doggie cake!

VIRTUAL Annual Volunteer Training & Luncheon

Sunday, January 23, 2022
1:00- 2:00p.m.

Virtual Zoom Meeting – RSVP for the zoom link

RSVP to volunteer@grrin.org

New to GRRIN? So are a lot of us! Come out and meet other volunteers and board members. Thinking about volunteering? This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about what we do and how you can help Golden Retrievers in need.

Plan to join us as we socialize and learn more about rescue! We need foster families, caseworkers, transporters, and home visitors. We can answer your questions about these rescue positions and provide on-the-spot training.

This meeting has changed from an in-person event to a VIRTUAL event for the safety of all attendees. We hope you can still join us for a shortened version of this traditional training event. A future in-person event is being considered. Thank you for supporting GRRIN!

In case of inclement weather or changes in Covid restrictions, we will post cancellation information on our website and Facebook page.

Renew Your Membership!

It’s time to renew your membership with GRRIN! Click here!

Thank you for celebrating 30 years of rescue with us in 2021! As we returned to normal operations, the flood of dogs we expected finally arrived over the summer. We had some “firsts”: five pairs of dogs were surrendered and we also took in four blind puppies. Fortunately, our foster families graciously housed multiple dogs at one time. Of the 32 dogs in foster care since January, 24 dogs have been adopted to new loving families. Many dogs have required more expensive vet care because they came to us unaltered. We are ending 2021 with a very big expense, five-month old Athena will have surgery to correct an ectopic ureter.

The reason our rescued Golden Retrievers have such great lives is simple: they have YOU in addition to their devoted forever families. YOU are GRRIN members.  Many of YOU not only pay dues but YOU also donate additional time and resources in order to help us continue to rescue and rehome Goldens.

Your active membership will provide you with access to the following members-only benefits:

  • Voting rights at the annual meeting in April
  • A 10 percent discount on all merchandise in our GRRIN store
  • Invitations to members-only events for you and your Golden
  • A subscription to our quarterly newsletter

And, if possible, thank you for considering an additional charitable donation to help GRRIN continue our efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and find forever homes for Golden Retrievers.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the GRRIN rescue team, our many volunteers and, most importantly, our GRRIN dogs, thank you so much for your ongoing support and engagement!

“You can’t change a dog’s past, but you could rewrite its future!”

Giving Tuesday – November 30

Thank you for supporting GRRIN during Giving Tuesday! Our donors gave just over $300. If you missed Giving Tuesday and are interested in making a donation, just click here. At this time, all donations will help us pay for a $5,000 procedure for one of our foster dogs, a sweet pup named Athena.

For the third year, SHARE Omaha will power the local response to the global Giving Tuesday campaign, always set for the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. For 2021, Giving Tuesday falls on November 30th. Support GRRIN directly by visiting https://shareomaha.org/nonprofit/golden-retriever-rescue-nebraska.

 

Turn That GRRIN Into an Amazon Smile

It’s that time of year again. It’s the holiday season, and many of us have a lot of shopping to do. But what if we told you that by shopping, you could help support GRRIN while doing basically nothing at all?

If you’re not familiar, Amazon Smile is program through amazon.com that enables you to choose a charitable organization to support. Every time you purchase eligible products on Amazon, your chosen organization (GRRIN, of course!) will receive proceeds at no cost to you. All you have to do is go to smile.amazon.com.

The first time you visit, you will need to select GRRIN as the organization you would like to support. To do this, find “Or pick your own charitable organization” on the lower right hand side. You can search for GRRIN by typing in “Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska” OR “47-0758414”. You only need to do this once. In the future, Amazon will remember that you want your shopping to support GRRIN.

After that, all you have to do is make sure you go to smile.amazon.com (instead of www.amazon.com) every time you shop on amazon. Everything will look and function the same, but GRRIN will receive money every time you purchase eligible products!

Gold Rush! October 10th

Thank you for coming to Gold Rush!

Photos of the event can be viewed at Vimeo – we’ve created a slideshow using photos from our generous photographer, Lynn King-Grieve. View the slideshow here.

Come celebrate GRRIN’s 30th birthday!

Save the date! GRRIN’s favorite event of the year, Gold Rush, will be held on Sunday, October 10th, from 12 to 4pm at SumTur Amphitheater just south of Hwy 370 on 108th Street in Papillion.

  • FREE ADMISSION!
  • Donations to GRRIN gratefully accepted
  • All leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome!
  • Local vendors (see list below)
  • Games for dogs and humans (see list below)
  • Shop at the GRRIN store
  • On-stage activities (see schedule below)
  • Event will be held rain or shine

Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up-to-date information:

facebook.com/grrin
@GRRINebraska

11691 South 108th Street, Papillion, NE 68046

VENDORS

Doggurt

Nature Dog

Nail Trims by Jourdan

Hydro-dog – Oliver

Cora Taylor Art Photography

KiCo Creative Art

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center

Sirius Orthopedic Veterinary Center

Oodles of Poodles Treats

Ashlee Osborn – Owner of Pawsitive Pups Academy

Omaha Dog Bar

Lynn King-Grieve – roving photographer

Kirk’s Works Caricature Drawings

Willie Dog Hot Dogs food truck

GAMES

Pin the Tail on the Cat – Get your dog to sit on the bull’s eye on the cat’s fanny and you win a prize.

Shell Game – A treat is placed under one of 3 flower pots.  The pots shift positions.  Can your dog follow the action with his or her sense of smell?  Success means the dog gets the treat.

Spin to Win – You don’t need skill or even a dog for this game.  Spin the wheel to find out which prize you win.

Plinko – Drop the disk and watch it travel into one of the prize slots.

Cake Walk – An old favorite.  This version includes our dogs.  Winners claim their cake (or other baked goodie) at the table next to the concession stand.

Biscuit Count – Located at the GRRIN Info Booth.  Guess the number of biscuits in the jar.  The winner will be the guess that is closest to the actual number of dog biscuits.  Yes, we did count them.  Winner will be announced at 3:15 p.m.

Photo Booth – This “frame” is just waiting for your dog to have a photograph taken.  You can also join your dog in the picture. You can take your own photos too!

Caricaturist – Kirk Kuenzl joins us again this year. Have a caricature made of your dog for a suggested donation of $10 per dog.  Dog caricatures only, please. Kirk’s Works is donating all of the proceeds to GRRIN!

GRRIN Store – Take this opportunity to purchase GRRIN logo merchandise and help support the rescue efforts.  Sweatshirt anyone?  Participate in the Silent Auctions  for Southwest Airlines Tickets. Winners announced at 3:30.

GRRIN Information Booth – Learn more about the many rescue activities and volunteer opportunities of GRRIN.  Or just stop by and introduce your dog.  Be sure to enter the Biscuit Count -winner to be announced at 3:15pm

Bean Bag Toss – Toss a bean bag through one of the holes in the cut-out board and win a prize for your dog.

Bobbing for Tennis Balls – Will your dog grab a tennis ball from a tub of water?  If so, they get to keep the ball!

SCHEDULE

12:00 Welcome, Announcements and Acknowledgements from our GRRIN President Barb Garrett and Our EMCEE from  THE BEST MIX 105.5 KFMT AND My Boomer Radio SHARI STONE

1:00 Demonstration -Ask the Trainer-Ashlee Osborn-Owner Pawsitive Pups Academy

1:30 Line up for the Parade of current GRRIN Foster Dogs. (up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

1:30 Line up and start Parade of GRRIN Alumni Dogs. (up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

1:30 Line up for and start Costume Parade  (up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

2:30 ANNUAL GRRIN GOLD RUSH VOLUNTEER GROUP PHOTO-(up the ramp on the right side of the stage)

3:15 Announce winner of Biscuit Count Game .

3:30 Announce winners of the silent auctions, Southwest Airline tickets

4:00 THANK YOU FOR GROWING UP WITH GRRIN!  See you at another GRRIN event soon and Gold Rush 2022

Meet & Greet at The Green Spot!

Thank you for visiting GRRIN at The Green Spot!

August 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join GRRIN volunteers for a meet and greet at The Green Spot!

1110 S 71st St, Omaha

Please note we do not guarantee the availability of our foster dogs and we do not adopt at events. To learn more about adopting a dog through GRRIN, visit https://grrin.org/adopt/.

Meet Gunner and Reagan!

Reagan and Gunner have been adopted! Thank you to everyone for your interest!

GRRIN has two very special dogs in foster care that we would like to adopt together. Gunner and Reagan’s bio is below – they are quite the pair! If you are considering adoption, please note:

  • Do you have a physical fence and is the fence attached to your home so that a dog can safely access the yard?
  • Do you plan to keep the dog inside when you are not at home?
  • Do you plan to have the dog live inside the house and be a part of the family?
  • Can you afford to spend upwards of $1000 per year to cover the standard medical costs for a large dog which include year-round heartworm/parasite treatment, annual vaccinations, and emergency vet expenses?

If you answered “yes” to these questions and would like to learn more about adoption, call our Goldline at 402-330-6680 and a volunteer will help you begin the application process.

About Gunner and Reagan…

Hi! My name is Gunner, and this is my little “sister” Reagan. We are both three-year-old golden retrievers, but not from the same litter. We lived with the same family together and were surrendered to GRRIN by them. Reagan is two months younger than me, so I consider myself the spokes-dog.

Reagan and I are both very loving and carefree dogs. We came from a family where there were several other dogs, cats, and children of all ages.

I would like to tell you a little more about Reagan and myself. We both love running and romping with each other. Toys and playing catch are favorite games of ours. We love the outdoors. Being close to our people is a top priority for both of us. Reagan and I absolutely love people of all sizes, and we got along fine with other dogs and cats in our previous home. We are cuddlers and pleasers.

Reagan and I are still working on a few things like not pulling on a leash. We are learning our basic skills, but because we are both so smart, we are catching on fast. I have already learned that counter surfing is not acceptable. Reagan is a little spunkier than me, so she is working on being calmer.

The two of us are crate trained, but we really don’t need to use our crates. We are house trained, and neither of us chew on anything inappropriately. We both sleep through the night, and neither of us seem to be afraid of much.

Reagan and I are looking forward to finding a furever home where we can share our love, loyalty, and gentleness. We really would like to be adopted as a pair, as the two of us have been through a lot together, and we are very bonded.

If you are a family that has room in your heart and home for two beautiful, sweet, smart, and very goofy goldens then here we are. We promise you won’t be disappointed, and there will never be a dull moment with the two of us around.

Join GRRIN for Yappy Hour at Omaha Dog Bar!

Thanks for joining GRRIN for the first Yappy Hour at Omaha Dog Bar! It was a beautiful day and the dogs had a blast. Enjoy the pictures!

Spring is warming up and many of us are getting antsy to get out of the house and spend time with our friends and our pups. If you’re looking for an excuse to socialize with human and dog friends alike, join GRRIN at Omaha Dog Bar for Yappy Hour! Omaha Dog Bar is “a watering hole for dogs and their people.” They have an indoor bar/eatery and an outdoor dog park with food and drink for both dogs and their humans.

Where: Omaha Dog Bar, 1231 S. 14th Street, Omaha, NE 68108
When: Sunday, May 23rd, 3pm-5pm

For our event, Omaha Dog Bar has lowered the usual day pass fee to $7. Every dog must have a day pass or a membership to attend. (Humans are free!). Each additional dog from the same household is $5.

Also, dogs must be current on their vaccinations and an account must be set up on the Omaha Dog Bar membership portal to upload vaccination records prior to attending. For all of the important details, read this document from Omaha Dog Bar: GRRIN Yappy Hour Info

Whether you’re a GRRIN member, GRRIN volunteer, or just a dog lover, join us on the 23rd of May to say hi to old friends and to meet some new ones.

April 17-18 I Love My Dog Expo in Lincoln

Join GRRIN at the Domesti-Pups I Love My Dog Expo!

Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18 – 9am-5pm, Lancaster Event Center

ADMISSION $10; Children under 10 and dogs are FREE

The I Love My Dog Expo is an annual benefit to help support Domesti-PUPS programs to ​provide​ service dogs, therapy dogs and adoptables. Domesti-PUPS is a service organization headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with special needs through the assistance of animals and to promote awareness through education. Domesti-PUPS provides service dogs for persons with disabilities, pet therapy programs, classroom dogs and educational programs. Domesti-PUPS serves clients locally, regionally and nationally.
For more information about bringing your dog and Covid safety measures, visit http://www.ilovemydogexpo.com/.

 

GRRIN Needs Foster Families

 

GRRIN’s mission is to rescue golden retrievers, but if we do not have enough foster homes, then there is the possibility that we will have to turn away dogs in need or ask a surrendering family to wait a longer period before their dog can come into foster care. Although our rescue operations have been slow during the pandemic, we are still receiving surrender calls. When we have dogs with specialized needs (only dog in the home, no young children, limited stairs) it helps to have a variety of foster families for us to contact.

If you have been thinking about becoming a foster parent, or if you simply have questions about the process, please reach out to GRRIN. Either send an email to info@grrin.org or call us at 402.330.6680 and leave a message. A GRRIN volunteer will get back to you to answer your questions and begin the foster approval process.

For more information, see the Foster a Golden page.

Giving Tuesday – December 1

Thank you to everyone who participated in Share Omaha’s first Giving Tuesday promotion on December 1st! GRRIN raised over $700 through Share Omaha donations and over $500 more from supporters who donated directly through GRRIN’s PayPal option.

We’ve cared for several special-needs seniors in 2020, so your donations are greatly appreciated and are used for veterinary care. Senior dog Scout was able to receive diagnostic testing and medication. He was adopted in December!

Renew Your Membership!

It’s time to renew your membership with GRRIN! Click here!

In 2021 we are celebrating 30 years of rescue! Despite the challenges of pandemic restrictions, we continued our mission in 2020 and can’t wait to see what 2021 brings.

The reason our rescued Golden Retrievers have such great lives is simple: they have YOU in addition to their devoted forever families. YOU are GRRIN members.  Many of YOU not only pay dues but YOU also donate additional time and resources in order to help us continue to rescue and rehome Goldens.

Your active membership will provide you with access to the following members-only benefits:

  • Voting rights at the annual meeting in April
  • A 10 percent discount on all merchandise in our GRRIN store
  • Invitations to members-only events for you and your Golden
  • A subscription to our quarterly newsletter

And, if possible, thank you for considering an additional charitable donation to help GRRIN continue our efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and find forever homes for Golden Retrievers.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the GRRIN rescue team, our many volunteers and, most importantly, our GRRIN dogs, thank you so much for your ongoing support and engagement!