Rescue Spotlight: Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc. (GRIN)
Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc. aka GRIN
GRIN was incorporated in 1992 by a group of Golden Retriever 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.
Pawstruck was fortunate to have current Vice President, Lisa L. Kime reach out to us.
About Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service
Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc., GRIN, is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization totally staffed by volunteers and has over 600 active members. They serve Northeast Ohio and many outlying surrounding areas that do not have a local Golden rescue. Goldens come from various sources including shelters, pounds and owner surrenders.
To date, they have placed over 3,600 Goldens in their forever homes.
How does GRIN operate?
GRIN is served by an uncompensated, very active Board of Trustees who are elected each year and are responsible for various teams within their organization. The IFA Team is responsible for intake, foster homes and adoption for each GRIN Golden. They work with local vet partners to ensure that every GRIN dog has the necessary medical attention that is needed, including all shots, preventative medicines, needed surgeries, and are spayed or neutered before being placed in their forever home.
GRIN members and friends support the organization through donations, sponsorships, and volunteer hours.
What does GRIN do that is most beneficial to the animals and the community?
In addition to rescuing Goldens, providing the necessary medical care and finding loving homes, part of their mission is to educate the community about important dog-related topics. Topics such as proper care and management, the importance of spaying/neutering, etc. “We also advocate in support of animal protection legislation,” says Lisa.
How did you get involved with GRIN?
“Somebody gave me a Golden Retriever about 20 years ago. When I went to find him a playmate somebody suggested GRIN. We adopted our first GRIN Golden about 15 years ago and I’ve been involved ever since. I love that they are all about the dogs and do all that they can to rescue and care for the dogs in their care. I have done many things for the organization including fundraising, phone interviews, home visits, store and public events and now hold a board position as VP. Responsibilities include applications, intake, foster and adoption.” – Lisa Kime
How You Can Help
Large breed appropriate dog treats and toys, blankets are always helpful.
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