Featured Goldens

  Available for adoption- New Update & YouTube Video & New Photo!  My Special Sponsors:    - Barry and Valerie Wawrin, Three Dogs Snoring LLC Gender: Male  Age:  1-2 years old     
  Available for adoption Available for Sponsorship   Gender: Female  Age: 11 years old
    Available  for adoption-Update & New Photo! My Special Sponsors:    - Carlene Williams, for Bella, always loved and never forgotten. Gender: Female  Age:   3-5 years old  
  Available for adoption- PAIR with Hansel - New Update & New Photos! My Special Sponsors: Peter Roth, Elizabeth Leonard, Carol and Jerry Chenoweth, Barbara Walker, Sharon Phillis, Ray Kozlowski, Vincent Detore, Carroll County DP "Cee Hiltonski", Judith Peters, Kristen Sutliff, Christine Howlett, Anthony Iannario, Patricia Stewart, Ann-Marie McGowan, Gail Arndt, Pam Farr-in memory of Lucy and Jackson, Kevin & Ellie Lampley, Laurie McKee, Staci Duffy, Michelle Arms, Melissa Valinsky, Louise Madden, Kathy Dudley, Tracy Sadowski, Diana Tittle, Tim Burns, Melissa King, David Shilobod, Kerri Orazi, Mary-Margaret Evans, Laura Geuther, Lisa Gerrety, Christine Gibbons, Leah Martin, Andrew and Lexy Wallace, Kari Eisenacher, Barbara Eifel, Suzanne Johnson, Kasha Legeza and Jona Burton, Molly Lickovitch, Joe and Cathy Damiano, Steve and Dorothy Eitel, John and Jennie-Ray Suess, Robbin Birch, Margaret Calkins, Emily Griffith, Third Floor Retro (Kent), Richard, Renee and Summit Quinn, Nancy and Gary Tuckfelt in memory of our golden Rufie, Kathleen Floyd in memory of Bob Fordham, Barry and Mary Russell in memory of Sarge Wright, Sarah Dell and Dewey Harlan, Roberta Carpenter, Jody Grebenc, Kelly and John Kohr, Linda Marsh, Jamie Cassell, Carrie Stewart, Dennis and Debra Bornes, Sheryl Barnard, Kathy, Cody, Louie and Score Koenig, Roberta Carpenter, Renee Hershberger, Donna Ralston and Cathleen Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reichek, Mary Ann and Tom Halfhill Gender: Female  Age:  3 years old
  Adoption pending! Available for Sponsorship   Gender: Male  Age:  4.5 years old
    Available for adoption-Update & New Photos! Available for Sponsorship   Gender: Female  Age: 10 years old
  Available after 8/10 - New Photo! Available for Sponsorship   Gender: Female  Age:  11 months old   
  Available for adoption - PAIR with Gretel - New Update & New Photo! My Special Sponsors: Peter Roth, Elizabeth Leonard, Carol and Jerry Chenoweth, Barbara Walker, Sharon Phillis, Ray Kozlowski, Vincent Detore, Carroll County DP "Cee Hiltonski", Judith Peters, Kristen Sutliff, Christine Howlett, Anthony Iannario, Patricia Stewart, Ann-Marie McGowan, Gail Arndt, Pam Farr-in memory of Lucy and Jackson, Kevin & Ellie Lampley, Laurie McKee, Staci Duffy, Michelle Arms, Melissa Valinsky, Louise Madden, Kathy Dudley, Tracy Sadowski, Diana Tittle, Tim Burns, Melissa King, David Shilobod, Kerri Orazi, Mary-Margaret Evans, Laura Geuther, Lisa Gerrety, Christine Gibbons, Leah Martin, Andrew and Lexy Wallace, Kari Eisenacher, Barbara Eifel, Suzanne Johnson, Kasha Legeza and Jona Burton, Molly Lockovitch, Joe and Cathy Damiano, Steve and Dorothy Eitel, John and Jennie-Ray Suess, Robbin Birch, Margaret Calkins, Emily Griffith, Third Floor Retro (Kent), Richard, Renee and Summit Quinn, Nancy and Gary Tuckfelt in memory of our golden Rufie, Kathleen Floyd in memory of Bob Fordham, Barry and Mary Russell in memory of Sarge Wright, Sarah Dell and Dewey Harlan, Roberta Carpenter, Jody Grebenc, Kelly and John Kohr, Linda Marsh, Jamie Cassell, Carrie Stewart, Dennis and Debra Bornes, Sheryl Barnard, Kathy, Cody, Louie and Score Koenig, Roberta Carpenter, Renee Hershberger, Donna Ralston and Cathleen Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reichek, Mary Ann and Tom Halfhill Gender: Male  Age:  3 years old

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Last Updated on 22 July 2015

 

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. 2015-16 Board of Trustees and Advisors

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

Fun Photo of the Week

MollyWilcox 12.5YearsOldSome fun in the sun!

This fun photo was sent in by Nora Wilcox of her very special senior girl, Molly.  Molly is 12-1/2 and loves to go spend time at the beach and make paw prints in the sand.  Molly is also a therapy dog and her and her mom spend alot of time doing visits. 

 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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