Featured Goldens

  Adopted!  My Special Sponsors:  - Grandma and Grandpa Stewart, in loving memory of Johnny, beloved golden of Carrie Stewart Gender: Male  Age:  15 months  
  Adoption pending! My Special Sponsors: - The Edwards family, in memory of Button 
- Larry Crouch, Sr.
- Don and Amy Bluedorn, In Memory of Shania
(former G.R.I.N. girl). . . may all Senior dogs get their 2nd chance. . .
- Judith Snyder, im memory of Bella, my beautiful girl who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 29, 2012. 
- Wade and Lisa Gossett
- Ed and Bernie Juchnowski
- Byron Olexa
- Heidi Sandrov Gender: Male  Age:  12 years old     
  Adopted! My Special Sponsors:  - Jeff and Gerry Sargent, in memory of our Golden Girl, Sadie
 - Grandma and Grandpa Stewart, in loving memory of Johnny, beloved golden of Carrie Stewart
Gender: Male  Age:  8 years old  
  On Hold - New Photos! 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  
  Available after 5/5  My Special Sponsors:   - Kathleen Ondus, Murphy, may you find your forever home!
  - Good things come in small packages... Bob, Susie, Dewey, Bart and Falkor Harlan Gender: Male  Age:  8-10 months old  
  Adopted! My Special Sponsors:  - Barry and Valerie Wawrin, Three Dogs Snoring, in loving memory of all our animal friends. Gender: Female  Age:  3 years old  
  Available for adoption-Update & New Photos! My Special Sponsors:   - Carlene Williams, to honor my girls Bella, Gracie, Zoie and Caoimhe
  - Jeff Welsh Gender: Male  Age:  8-12 months old   
  Available after 4/30 - Update & New Photos! My Special Sponsors:  - Donna and Manohar Asnani, in honor of Carrie Heavrin and in memory of Ponto Gender: Female  Age:  8 years old  

Upcoming Events

Petco - Fox Chapel, PA
Sat Apr 26 @11:30AM - 03:00PM
PetPeople - Hudson
Sat Apr 26 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Medina Adoptathon
Sat May 03 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
P2P - Passport to Plants - Madison
Sat May 03 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Last Updated on 03 August 2013

Mission

Statement

 

We are a volunteer-staffed organization dedicated to finding forever homes for
rescued golden retrievers giving
those displaced goldens a new
beginning;  provide public education on responsible dog ownership and care.

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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. 2013-14 Board of Trustees and Advisors

President ................................................. Donna Asnani
Vice-President ................................................. Lisa Kime
Vice-President, Medical ................................................. Merry Anne Szidik
Secretary ................................................. Staci Duffy
Treasurer ................................................. Jane Kueking
Director ................................................. Matt Craggs
Director of Development ................................................. John Osheka
General Trustee ................................................. Mary Russell
General Trustee ................................................. Tracie Tsai
Legal Council ................................................. Ed Reichek
Accountant ................................................. Charles denHeijer, CPA
Veterinary and Professional ................................................. Elizabeth Feltes, DVM - The Behavior Clinic
  ................................................. Sheri Ankuda - Soothing Touch Pet Care
  ................................................. Ingrid Nelson, Royalcrest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Photo of the Week

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Wishing you a Happy Easter. . .

This is our beautiful Lucy, Golden #12083.  Lucy and her foster mom are getting ready to deliver Easter baskets on Saturday!  Lucy is doing so well in her foster home, getting all the love and care she so deserves.  She is thankful for such a wonderful home and also for the care all of our goldens receive in their foster homes.  Lucy wants to wish each of you a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

If you have a fun photo of your golden that you would like to share, please send it to print@grinrescue.org.

 

 

 

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