Your contribution makes an enormous difference in helping these beautiful dogs start a new, healthy life in a safe environment.

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Gold Ribbon Rescue is run by an amazing team of volunteers and funded by donations. Your donations help cover veterinary care, behavioral training and other expenses that are required to find “forever” homes for the many Golden Retrievers that come to us each year. Please note that adoption fees only cover approximately one-third of our medical costs.

There are several options for making a donation to GRR:

  • A General Donation helps provide medical care while dogs are in foster care preparing for their forever homes. In addition to the smile this brings to a healthy rescued dog, these donations cover general medical care such as vaccinations, exams, spay/neuter, heartworm treatment, ear and skin needs, surgery, etc.

  • Golden Angel Sponsorship makes a meaningful difference in the life of our Permanent Fosters, dogs who will stay life-long in the care of Gold Ribbon Rescue due to special needs. To see our Permanent Fosters and learn more about the program, click Permanent Fosters.

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  • Extraordinary Golden Fund (EGF) provides surgery and care for dogs that have significant needs that include hip surgeries, repair of broken bones, removal of tumors, ear and eye surgeries, knee surgeries, allergy testing, behavioral needs and a host of other items. To see some of our EGF dogs, click Extraordinary Goldens Fund

  • In Honor of / In Memory Of lets you remember a special person on a special occasion, create a loving memorial (two-legged or four-legged) or simply say “thank you” to someone special. These donations are easy, meaningful gifts.
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  • Reoccurring Monthly Donation lets you support a Golden on a regular monthly basis in a simple way. Donations are automatic and may be as small as $5 monthly.

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  • Planned Giving allows donors of all incomes to make a gift to GRR in the future. Examples include wills and living trusts, life insurance or retirement beneficiary designations, or gifts of homes, vehicles and stock. There are many options from which to choose. We always recommend that you speak with your accountant, financial advisor or attorney to determine what best option for you. For more information on this option, contact Sandy Nelle.

  • Donation Via Your IRA: Using your IRA to make a charitable donation may help lower your tax bill and support a worthy cause. If you've reached the age where you need to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRAs, you can avoid paying taxes on them by donating that money to a charity such as GRR. To learn more, click As with all donations, we recommend you talk to your IRA custodian and your tax adviser. For more information on this option, contact Sandy Nelle.

  • GRR Membership allows you to join GRR and show your support of Golden Retriever rescue in Central Texas. Click here to learn more about membership.

Gold Ribbon Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. Our Federal ID Number is 74-2897409. All donations are tax deductible. Need more information? You can reach us at 512-659-4633 (GOLD) or email:

Pay online with the PayPal buttons above (credit cards are included within the PayPal buttons) or send a check payable to Gold Ribbon Rescue to the address below. Please specify on your check what you want your donation to support. Mail to:

  • Gold Ribbon Rescue
  • 1101 W. 34th St. #336
  • Austin, TX  78705-1907

A special Golden thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of our dogs!

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