"Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever."

~ Karen Davison


GRIN relies solely on the generosity of kind and giving people like you!  We’re a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so all of your donations are tax-deductible.  GRIN is primarily supported through memberships /membership renewals, fundraising, adoption fees, donations, grants and corporate matching programs.

Financial support is critical as we continue to welcome dogs into our care, regardless of age or medical needs, and provide them with the care they need.  The past few years have been challenging as we have seen a significant increase in the number of dogs requiring much more extensive and complex medical care.  Additionally we lovingly care for dogs that have been unadoptable due to age or terminal medical conditions.  No donation is too small and since we are a 100% volunteer organization with no paid staff, all funds go toward running our rescue program.  Adoption fees for a golden only covers a very small portion of our costs associated with the dogs we take into our program as we spend an average of $1,200 per dog. The balance is made up from donations.

Golden Guardian Sponsorships

Many of our rescued Goldens need extensive medical care and a golden sponsorship is a way in which you can help. It is not unusual for medical expenses to mount to several hundreds of dollars, a few even into the thousands. All of our GRIN dogs are available for sponsorship and some dogs require multiple sponsors due to the extraordinary medical expenses incurred while in our program.

How can I sponsor a golden?

Is there a particular GRIN dog that tugs on your heartstrings? You can become his/her "Golden Guardian” and help GRIN by contributing to the medical care for that golden. To sponsor any of our current Adoptable Goldens, select the dog(s) you would like to sponsor for any amount and it can be a one-time sponsorship or on-going, that's up to you!  Sponsorships can be in your name alone or can be in memory or honor of someone or your special pet.  All sponsors will be listed on our website with your sponsored golden.  We encourage you to watch your sponsored dog's progress on the website, and read about their vet visits, socialization, and their time in foster care. It's a rewarding way to support GRIN - and help a specific tail start wagging again.

How do I pay for the sponsorship?

You can sponsor a golden using your debit or credit card conveniently and securely through PayPal on our website or send your check to GRIN at the address below.  Be sure to include the name of the Golden(s) you're sponsoring AND your home mailing address so you can be sent a special donation card for your sponsorship and an adoption card once your golden has found their forever home.  If you would like us to mail a card to someone other than you for the sponsorship, please include that information as well.  All sponsorships are fully tax deductible. 

Where can I make my golden sponsorship on your website?

To sponsor a golden by PayPal, click here.

I want to send a check.  Where do I mail my golden sponsorship?

If prefer to send a check, please make it payable to GRIN and send your sponsorship donation to: GRIN Treasurer, Golden Sponsorship, PO Box 24365, Cleveland, OH  44124.  Make sure you list what dog you want to sponsor.
Other ways in which you can donate to GRIN:

Membership (your membership can be considered a donation and an additional donation can be added to your membership)

Barb Mazanec Memorial Fund (this fund helps specific dogs who have extraordinary continual medical expenses and is a restricted fund.)

Employer Matching ProgramsDon’t forget to ask if your employer provides corporate matching. Many companies encourage their employees' philanthropy through a matching gift program whereby your employer will match your individual donations. This generous program doubles - and sometimes triples - your donation. Ask your human resources department if your employer has this program. If so, you will be given a matching gift form to send to us with your donation, and we'll do the rest!

Item Donations - Although money goes a long way for us, we can also use donations in other forms.  Gift cards for pet items, gas, office supplies and stamps go a long way in assisting to offset foster home and administrative expense.  We welcome dog supplies such as new or gently used crates, baby/pet gates, dog toys including Kongs or unopened dog food.  If you would like to donate any of these items, please contact us at grinrescue.org and we will arrange to get the items from you.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation and forever change the life of a wonderful Golden Retriever, please Donate Today by clicking on this link, Donate to GRIN to make your donation through PayPal.  Thank you for your support!