Jul 08
Last Updated on 04 April 2012


Monetary donations

Did you know that as little as $20 can provide a required rabies vaccination to one of our rescued goldens; $30 provides a physical exam by one of our network vets; $50 can help provide monthly medications for a Senior? Since G.R.I.N. is entirely staffed by volunteers, you can be assured that your entire contribution will be used towards tTahoe, Ruggy, Marley, Baci, Jasmine and Shadow the kittyhe operating expenses of the organization of which the majority is our vets who care for the goldens that come into our program. 

Because G.R.I.N. is funded solely on donations and contributions from individuals and some corporations, your donations ensure that G.R.I.N. will continue our mission to rescue, care for, and rehome golden retrievers.

When sending your monetary donation, you may advise us as to where you would like your donation to be used. The General Fund is used for everyday veterinary care and general operating expenses. The Barb Mazanec Memorial Fund (formerly The Arnold Fund) was implemented for those goldens who need extraordinary care while in our program. This includes dogs that are seriously ill or injured where major medical intervention is required to save their lives and restore their quality of life.  Please visit the The Barb Mazanec Memorial Fund section for more information on this special fund. 

Golden Sponsorships is another way in which you can donate to G.R.I.N. and by doing so, you can become a very special part of a golden's new beginning.  For more information on this program and how to become a "Golden Guardian", please visit Sponsor A Golden.

Employer Matches

Don’t forget to ask if your employer provides corporate matching. Over 6,000 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!

How to donate to G.R.I.N.?

All donations to G.R.I.N. are fully tax deductibel and donating is easy and can be done by sending in your check or money order payable to G.R.I.N. to:

G.R.I.N. Treasurer
Golden Retrievers In Need
P.O. Box 24365
Cleveland, OH 44124

Or if you prefer to use your debit or credit card, you can send your payment conveniently and securely through PayPal by clicking on the link below:

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Item donations

Although money goes a long way for us, we can certainly use donations in other forms.  We are in need of administrative supplies such as:  stamps, gas or phone cards, copy paper, gift cards to office supply stores such as Office Max or Staples for toner or ink cartridges.  We welcome and need dog supplies such as:  new or gently used large dog crates, baby gates or pet containment gate, dog toys including nylabones and kongs for those needing extra boarding time, unopened bags of dog food such as Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Nutro, etc. (especially senior food) for our foster homes. If you would like to donate any of the above items, please contact us at our Email G.R.I.N. address and we will arrange a to get the items from you.

 G.R.I.N. is a non-profit organization and we rely solely on the generosity of kind and giving people like you! We're registered with a 501(c)(3) status so all of your donations, including sponsorships, are tax-deductible.

Privacy Policy:

General Statement – Golden Retrievers In Need (G.R.I.N.) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information collected online.  This privacy statement applies to G.R.I.N.’s website only.  Links to other websites and to services hosted by other companies can be accessed from our site.  Please be advised that the privacy policies on these sites may not be consistent with our own privacy policy. 

Information Collection – In several areas of this site we collect personally identifiable information.  “Personally identifiable” refers to any information that could be used to contact a person, such as name, home address, email address, and telephone number.  Personally identifiable information is collected on this site in areas involving voluntary transactions such as making a donation, applying to adopt a Golden, and signing up to become a member of G.R.I.N.  Personally identifiable information collected online is used by G.R.I.N. solely for internal purposes. 

Use of Information – We do not sell, rent, or exchange personal information collected on our website with other companies.  We may use email addresses collected on our website to circulate news about G.R.I.N. and its programs, to promote events, and to solicit donations.  We may share aggregated demographic information with our donors for the purpose of demonstrating that we are meeting our organizational goals.  Anyone who receives an email from us may opt out of additional contact by selecting SafeUnsubscribe at the bottom of the email.

Security – G.R.I.N.’s online transaction processing agent, PayPal, used multiple levels of security technology to protect and encrypt online transaction information including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates and database encryption, dedicated firewall equipment, file tampering monitoring, intrusion detection, and logging and alerting systems that contact human operators immediately on suspicious activities. [Is this right?  I looked at the PayPal website and found the SSL stuff, but I couldn’t confirm the firewall, etc., although I feel certain that’s what they do.]

Cookies – Cookies are only used on the G.R.I.N. website to maintain your preferences when you log on to the website, that is, they are only used internally to the G.R.I.N. website.

Links – G.R.I.N. prefers, but does not require, permission to link to our site form other sites.  This does not imply that we endorse products or services provided by other websites, unless specifically indicated.

Website Content – Materials published on this website may not be reproduced, retransmitted or distributed without the written consent of G.R.I.N.  If permission is granted to reproduce materials form this site, we ask that credit be given to G.R.I.N.  If you would like permission to reproduce information included on this website, please contact the webmaster and specify the article you would like permission to reproduce.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or would like more information, please contact us by email at  or by phone at 216-229-0295.

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