By supporting GRRNT’s Permanent Foster Program, you’re not just giving a gift to a dog in need—you’re offering hope, comfort, and a second chance at happiness. Your generosity has the power to transform lives and create a legacy of love that will live on in the hearts of our Goldens and their dedicated foster families.
Permanent Fosters (not available for adoption)
These Goldens are already being cared for in permanent foster homes and are not available for adoption.
Occasionally, GRRNT will rescue a Golden who our vets deem unadoptable due to a medical condition. Our Permanent Fosters are typically older Goldens but we get a few young pups who have a health issue such as cancer or a severe heart murmur. These Goldens remain with their foster families in their loving homes and under the medical care of GRRNT until they cross the Rainbow Bridge.
If you are interested in offering becoming a Permanent Foster for a future Golden, please complete the Foster Application and place a note in the remarks that you are willing to offer homes for Permanent Fosters.
Click on a Golden to learn more about their story, get updates, or donate to help defray their expenses
Male, Age 12 – 23-133
Rosco was turned over to animal control at about 12 years old in June of 2023. His initial exam with GRRNT vets found elevated blood work results for internal organ function. His test levels have improved, but the medication to treat those conditions require repeated periodic monitoring. Due to is age and the medical care he will continue to require, GRRNT decided to place Rosco in our Permanent Foster program, where he will stay with a GRRNT foster family where he is loved and happy, and GRRNT will continue to provide the vet care he needs for the rest of his life.
Male, Age 10 – 15-157
Corey is a 10 year old boy who was picked up as a stray by animal control. He came to GRRNT in July of 2015. Corey is an unusual case in that he has behaviors that make him difficult to adopt, but he does not have a health issue. Corey became a permanent foster due to his behavior, and he stays with a trainer who can manage him successfully, and he is happy in that environment.
Male, Age 9 – 20-129
Ned is a 9 year old boy who was an owner surrender to GRRNT in July of 2020 due to his health. Ned has Addison’s disease. Although Ned’s health is stable he will always need injections monthly to control the disease and keep him stable. GRRNT made the decision to place Ned in the Permanent Foster program, and will continue to provide the vet care he needs for the rest of his life. He’s being loved and has a happy life with his permanent foster family.
Male, Age 3 – 23-115
Cooper is a 3 year old boy who was originally turned over to GRRNT in February of 2023, due to a medical condition that his previous owner could not find treatment for. GRRNT’s vets and A&M have confirmed that Cooper has a liver shunt, and also an abnormal vessel off the aorta to the portal system. Sometimes these defects can be surgically corrected. Through tests and exams with specialists, it was determined that Cooper’s diagnosis is complicated and surgery is not advisable. Due to his medical condition, Cooper will be a permanent foster with GRRNT. He will live with his permanent foster family for the rest of his life, and GRRNT will continue to provide all his vet care. We are happy to report that so far his condition is controlled, he is doing well, and is enjoying an active, healthy and happy life. We hope that continues for many years.
Male, Age 10 – 20-024
Blake, also known as Max, is a 10 year old pup, who was picked up as a stray three times by animal control and the owner did not reclaim him the last time. He came to GRRNT in April 2020 from the shelter, and appeared to have a broken rear leg, he was not using it at all. When the GRRNT vet took x-rays of his leg they discovered the leg was not broken, but rather there was a tumor on the joint. The oncologist advised amputating the leg. The lab report came back as soft tissue sarcoma, specifically synovial cell sarcoma. The good news was that there is a relatively low risk of metastasis – about 30%. Because of the low grade the oncologist did not recommend chemotherapy at that time, but we did need to monitor with regular chest x-rays and ultrasounds every 3 months for the first year and then every 6 months thereafter. The life expectancy for a dog with his diagnosis is 2 years. We are thrilled to report that Max’s rechecks and x-rays have remained clear. He has a wonderful life with his permanent foster family and he is a happy boy.
Female, Age 2 – 22-165
Honey is a 2 year old female who was an owner surrender in December of 2022 due to a chronic autoimmune condition that causes painful bulging eyes. Since this condition will flare up periodically and never really resolve, GRRNT chose to make Honey a permanent foster so we can provide the continued vet care she will need while her foster family provides her with a loving home for the rest of her life.
Female, Age 10 – 18-089
Destiny (also known as Ruby) is a 10 year old female who was found as a stray in October of 2018, and sadly her owners couldn’t be located. Her foster family noticed she was having repeated UTI issues, so her GRRNT vet did a sonogram and found her kidneys are smaller than normal. Follow up tests confirmed that Ruby has kidney disease, and GRRNT chose to place her in our permanent foster program. She has been maintained on prescription food and medication, and has been doing well. Ruby’s foster family continues to give her all the love and care she needs, and she is enjoying all the spoiling.