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.

22-04 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
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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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21-19 Ripken

  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 … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Eileen and family
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21-17 Duke

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

  • Adopted by: Dick and Judy
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21-18 Luna

Luna has been adopted! We can’t wait to tell you about her new family – stay tuned for her “furever” story. Hi! My name is Luna. You may not be able to tell I’m a Golden because I’m awfully brown, but I’ll fill you in on a little secret – I am part Saint Bernard! I have beautiful, wavy brown hair with lots of golden highlights mostly around the back, and I have a great big splat of white on my chest. People think I have the best of both the Golden and St. Bernard personalities so you know I’m … Continue reading

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13-31 Briley

I have a terrific story to tell you about me. My name is Briley and people say I am the sweetest, senior Golden. I lived with my previous family almost my entire life. We went for walks, car rides, and played in the yard; I loved living with my dad and mom and they dearly loved me. Somehow, I injured my leg and was having trouble walking. GRRIN was notified and the decision was made for me to leave my family and go live with a foster family. GRRIN took me to a specialized vet and my leg diagnosis was … Continue reading

  • Adopted by: Robert & Sally
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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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