As you all know, GRR is a totally volunteer non profit. We do not get grants nor do we have fundraising events. We rely totally on your generosity.
I just calculated our typical per dog cost at about $300. This includes an exam, a heart worm and tick disease screen, a chip, a rabies and distemper/parvo shot and a spay/neuter. We buy food for the dogs, we pay for the repair of the kennels when the anxious dog rips it all down, we put clean chips in the kennels and we get throw away dogs new collars and tags. It is not fancy, but you KNOW the dogs feel safe and loved.
In the last few months we have planned only 2 dogs and have several dogs that are requiring a fair amount of testing and medical support. We have also had a couple of dogs with separation anxiety which means broken pens and ripped fences. This means that way more is going out than coming in.
People generally give us $200-$400 dollars and sometimes less. When the *sometimes less* happens to coincide with a flood of *extra* expense, we need your help.
I think many of you know that we are a very tiny group of dedicated volunteers. We have placed more than 850 Goldens over the years. But we don’t have a fund raising department. Colorado does a fund raising dinner and raises $80,000 in a night. They have 150 volunteers…We have you. And I think most of you know that we are very, very good at placing dogs and have put most of our energy there.
We get 100% of the money you give goes to support dog costs. It is all tax deductible.
We put a paypal button on the home page there. If you can give us anything, we sure will appreciate it.
As always, THANK YOU for your support and continuing interest.
thank you for everything!