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Benefitting GOLDEN RETRIEVERS IN NEED RESCUE SERVICE INC (EIN 34-1712705)
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G.R.I.N. (Golden Retrievers in Need Rescue Service, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization entirely volunteer-staffed and is dedicated exclusively to rescuing displaced, stray, abused and abandoned Golden Retrievers and finding them new, loving, permanent homes. We serve Northeastern and Central Ohio, and the Western Pennsylvania area and take in Golden Retrievers as necessary from other communities. G.R.I.N. was founded in 1992 and to date; we have found forever homes for over 4,000 Golden Retrievers. We have a membership of over 600 active members.
G.R.I.N. is funded primarily through memberships and membership renewals, various fund-raising activities including our annual Golden Gala fundraiser, and donations from individuals, while the balance comes from corporate matching and affiliate giving programs. Every dollar earned for G.R.I.N. goes directly to the care and expense of the Golden’s in our program and every donation is tax deductible.
Our priority is to rescue dogs in high-kill shelters or pounds. In addition, we help local humane societies and animal protective leagues alleviate their overpopulated kennels. Recently we have received dogs from families who must relinquish ownership due to many unfortunate circumstances. We also continue to take numerous relinquishments from puppy mills and commercial breeders. The majority of the dogs we accept are between the ages of 6 months and 8 years of age. However, we have taken in some as young as 8 weeks and as old as 14 years. It is our belief that there is a home somewhere for every Golden regardless of its age or condition. Some of the dogs that come to us have major medical issues that require extensive and continual veterinary care. Additionally, we provide behavioral training for those Goldens lacking in socializations skills and general obedience prior to adoption. All the dogs who come to us are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive all medical attention required if necessary. They are placed in volunteer foster homes until a permanent family can be found for them.
Please visit our website at www.grinrescue.org for more detailed information on our organization.