Please Help! We currently have 6 goldens who have no sponsors and the list continues to grow. We hope you will read each of their stories and help us care for them with your generous sponsorship or consider becoming a foster home.
This beautiful golden girl is Phoebe and she is between 6 - 8 years old. She was found as a stray, her fur was matted and she was very malnourished and also had an abscess on her shoulder. Our vet partner has taken great care of her medical issues and she was placed in a foster home. Phoebe is very friendly, seems to have had some training as she knows basic commands and is quite the loveable girl.
You can read about this golden and all of our goldens who are waiting on their forever homes on our Available Goldens pages. If you can't adopt or foster a golden with G.R.I.N., but would like to help one (or more) of our rescued goldens, you can help us by becoming a sponsor of one or more of these rescued golden beauties! As you look through our pages of "Available Goldens", you will see that many are sponsored but these goldens still have NO ONE to sponsor them and we need your help: Andy, Bobbie, Duke, Phelps, Phoebe and Urban We are asking for your help! Our goal is to have all of our goldens sponsored with one or more sponsors. A "Golden Sponsorship" is easy and a great way to help some very deserving goldens. Here's how to become a sponsor.
We hope that you have saved the date for the Annual GRIN Reunion Picnic on Saturday, September 10th, from noon until 3:00 pm. We will gather at the large shelter house in Memorial Park in Wadsworth - rain or shine, but we hope for shine this year! GRIN members and their dogs (GRIN or otherwise, as long as they are friendly) are invited. We will furnish hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments, beverages, and table service. Please bring a dish to share. We'll have raffle items, door prizes and take home bags for the canine crowd. All pets must remain leashed according to local laws and are not permitted in the pond.
The 25th Anniversary calendars will be available and are $10. The new GRIN logo short sleeve T-shirts will be available along with the embroidered long sleeve T's, hoodies and denim shirts in black or blue in men's and women's sizes.
"Open Adoptions” to benefit our Buckeye Bound Turkey Dog Fund project will be available at the picnic consisting of the large plush Golden and garden Goldens for a $100 adoption fee and the small Golden puppies are available for a $50 adoption fee. The GRIN Gear table and Adoption table will be open from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. The micro-chipping clinic will be open from 1:00 to 2:30 pm for those interested.
How to get there: Take State Route 94 to the center of Wadsworth. Turn west on College St., then left on Grandview. Memorial Park entrance is on the right just past the stadium. 94 is being widened at 76, so there may be delays. The road has been open for traffic.
Goldens, please bring your families for a fun afternoon with your furry friends. Hope to see you there!
GRIN's 3rd Annual Howl O Ween Party will be Sunday October 9th from Noon - 3 PM at Oak Grove Pavilion in the Brecksville Metro Parks. It will be a fun afternoon with lunch and costume judging and more! We will have prizes for the best costumes for humans and canines. The Howl Committee will be forming soon. Please watch our website for details on the first meeting and the registration form. If you have questions or would like to donate for our Chinese auction or bake doggie treats for sale at the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't miss out on the spectacular fall foliage and an afternoon with fellow Golden lovers!
For hundreds of years, homeless dogs have been a part of the Turkish environment. Estimates for the numbers of street and shelter dogs in Istanbul alone vary greatly – anywhere from 50,000-100,000. Among these dogs, approximately 500-1000 are abandoned Golden Retrievers. A concerned American living in Istanbul noticed all the Goldens running the streets and in municipal shelters and contacted Adopt A Golden of Atlanta (AGA) asking for help. In tandem, they worked to implement the rescue of these Goldens. The first flight arrived on May 9, 2015, and was the largest international rescue of Golden Retrievers ever.
GRIN, just like many other Golden rescues in the country, has seen a steady decline over the last several years in the number of dogs being surrendered. At the same time, the number of families willing to open up their homes and their hearts to this wonderful breed has not declined. Learning that there were so many Goldens waiting for their turn to come to America, GRIN reached out to AGA to help in the effort. To date there are over thirty rescue organizations in America involved and over 500 unwanted, abused, neglected and displaced Golden Retrievers from Turkey have been placed in loving, permanent homes here in America.