Featured Goldens

  Available after 9/6  My Special Sponsors:    - Richard and Vaun Billman Gender: Female  Age:  7 years old  
  On Hold - New Photo! My Special Sponsors: - Carol and Jerry, Zoe and Kirby Chenoweth
- Ken and Juliann Tilger, in honor of Cheryl and Furman Alden
- Bernie and Ed Juchnowski, in memory of Gilbert Arndt
- Lennie and Jane, in honor and support of Margaret denHeijer
- Dave and Sherry Vanderneut
- Joyce Selzer
- Speedy recovery Isaac!!!  Wags, Miss Molly Nolan
- Dale Whitmire
- Helen and Jeff Headlee
- George Meszaros
- Jerome Pahl
- Laura Geuther
- Lisa Prouty Corwin
- Kathy Alteri
- Pamela Lovitt
- Nora and Molly Wilcox
- Ray Kozlowski
- David and Mary Rinderle
- Kari Eisenacher
- Anne and Bob Patram, in memory of Reggie Rinaldi and Major Wright
- Linda Marsh
- James Morrison
- Barry and Mary Russell, in memory of Major Wright and Reggie Rinaldi
- Albert Jepson
- We love you Isaac!  Michelle, Jeff, and Charles Curenton
- Sally Hodder, in memory of my beautiful golden Lucy who recently passed after a brief battle with osteosarcoma of the spine
- Nancy Motl
- Charlene Kuentz
- Charlene Dickard Hartson, in memory of Luna
- Bob and Susie Harlan
- Elizabeth Brantner
- Donna and Manohar Asnani, in memory of Stu Ferbrache Gender: Male  Age:  3-5 years old  
  On Hold! -New Update & Photo! My Very Special Sponsors: Thomas Bucco; Sally Livingston; Kelley Likes;
Suzanne Wright; Lisa Millard; Jackie Klein;
Kelly Ackert; Helen and Jeff Headlee;
Kelly Cameron; Kathy Altieri; Joelle Slimmer;
Daniel Wolfson; Ryan Serevitch; Therese Fernandes;
Rob and Kristen Sutliff; Nancy Motl; Heidi Klette;
Maddie JanJanin; Barry and Valerie Wawrin;
Club Pet Adoption, Inc.; Hillcrest-Flynn Pet Care Foundation;
Karen and Mark Stevens; Randi Deluga; Charlene Kuentz;
Nancy-Justin-David Brown; Skip and Donna Fair, in loving memory of our beautiful Brandy; Bernie Juchnowski, Merry Christmas from two of your friends!  Cliff and Lisa Kime, in memory of Reggie Rinaldi; Golden Retriever Foundation; Jacquee Montgomery, in memory of Joeydog; Charlene Kuentz
Gender: Female  Age:  1 year old  
  Adopted! Available for Sponsorship   Gender: Male  Age:  2-4 years old  
  Available for adoption  Available for Sponsorship   Gender: Male  Age:  years old  
  Available for Adoption My Special Sponsors:  - Kelli Baker for Madeline Majikas
 - Donna and Manohar Asnani, in memory of Callie Ferbrache
 - A very special friend, hoping you find your new forever home soon!
 - Donna and Manohar Asnani, in memory of Buddy Baker and in honor of the Baker's
Gender: Male  Age:  8 months     
  Available for adoption  Available for Sponsorship   Gender: Male  Age:  6 years old  
  New Arrival -  Available for Sponsorship   Gender: Male  Age:  11 years old  

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Our Beginnings

G.R.I.N. was incorporated in 1992 by a group of golden enthusiasts who recognized the need to find good homes for the countless goldens who are euthanized each year for lack of a loving home with a caring family. The number of unwanted pets filling shelters, pounds, and humane societies is staggering, and the fate of these animals is, at best, depressing. The overwhelming fact is that almost 38% of these dogs are purebred. Thankfully, there are many other purebred enthusiasts who also realize the need to aid their own, and they are networking with us in an effort to help alleviate the burden that shelter workers are faced with daily. We are proud to continue the work they began.

Who We Are

Golden Retrievers in Need Rescue Service, Inc. (G.R.I.N.) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization totally staffed by volunteers and have over 600 active members. We serve Northeastern Ohio and many outlying surrounding areas that do not have a local golden rescue. Goldens come to us from various sources including shelters, pounds, strays and owner surrenders. G.R.I.N. is served by a Board of Trustees who are elected each year and are responsible for various teams within our organization. Our IFA Team is responsible for intake, foster homes and adoption for each G.R.I.N. golden. They work with our local vet partners to ensure that every G.R.I.N. dog has the necessary medical attention that is needed including all shots and preventative medicines as well as spayed or neutered before being placed in a forever home. To date, we have placed approximately 2,600 goldens in their forever homes.

G.R.I.N. is funded primarily through memberships and membership renewals, various fund-raising activities including our annual Golden Gala fundraiser, and donations from individuals while the balance comes from corporate matching, grants and affiliate giving programs. Every dollar earned for G.R.I.N. goes directly to the care and expense of our goldens and every donation is tax deductible.


What We Have Accomplished

Each year continues to bring challenges but the G.R.I.N. family continues to be there to provide the love and care needed to each dog that has come to us.  We have seen more goldens than ever who have been displaced for economic reasons and have taken in goldens for many reasons including owners who can no longer care for their goldens as well as from shelters with goldens who have been abandoned or strays.  Many of these goldens require extensive medical treatment due to serious wounds, injuries or health issues.   We are so grateful to the members and volunteers who work so hard to keep the G.R.I.N. mission before the public, and who give so generously to care for our goldens.  We appreciate the partnerships we share with some of the finest medical resources in our area, and their willingness to take on the many and varied needs of our dogs.

In addition to needs for medical care, we have taken in many dogs with behavioral issues recently.  This is not unique to G.R.I.N. – rescues across the country are experiencing a similar trend.  We are fortunate to be able to work with professional behaviorists and trainers to bring these great dogs to their full potential and adoptability.

The G.R.I.N. Board of Trustees is a working Board.  They oversee all the operations of G.R.I.N. on a day-to-day basis, as well as maintain the vision of G.R.I.N.’s present and future.  G.R.I.N. is continually seeking to improve in all areas, and some of the focus in the past and coming years include:  Sponsorship Program, Membership Education, Communications with the public and our members through various medium including videos of our goldens, Training and Behavior, and improving our processes for adoption and post adoption follow up.

G.R.I.N. is proud of the work we do each year, both in caring for our G.R.I.N. dogs and in maintaining a top-quality, efficient rescue organization!!  We encourage you to join and become part of a wonderful rescue organization.

 G.R.I.N. 2014-15 Board of Trustees and Advisors

President ................................................. Donna Asnani
Vice-President, General ................................................. Lisa Kime
Vice-President, Medical ................................................. Merry Anne Szidik
Secretary ................................................. Sr. Mary Berigan
Treasurer ................................................. Jim Jakrajsek
Director ................................................. Matt Craggs
Director of Development ................................................. Michelle Gole
General Trustee ................................................. Mary Russell
General Trustee ................................................. Staci Duffy
Legal Council ................................................. Ed Reichek
Accountant ................................................. Charles denHeijer, CPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Photo of the Week

StuffTheBackpack Web8-16-14

Stuff the backpack!

Thanks to Michelle, our Director of Development, for sending along this photo of 526 items collected at our last membership meeting to help needy children with school supplies for their new school year.  A great big thank you to everyone who generously donated school supplies to help stuff the backpack on behalf of G.R.I.N.!


If you have a fun photo of your golden that you would like to share, please send it to print and note that it is a Fun Photo!

 

 

 

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