Mending Hearts ...      
one lucky Golden Retriever at a time





















As you browse our website, you will notice that there is a strong dedication to senior and special needs Golden Retrievers.  There needs to be an advocate for these special dogs.  The seniors enrich our lives and enrich each day with their wisdom; the special needs dogs enrich our lives and enrich each day with their gratitude and unconditional love.

Older dogs and special needs dogs find it particularly hard to survive once they are homeless. Shelters euthanize them because no one wants to adopt them; rescues hesitate to take them into the organization because they tend to drain valuable resources.

GRINinc’s new mission is to enable the Southeastern United States 501(c)(3) Golden Retriever rescues to improve their ability to provide care, comfort and homes for these special dogs.  The organizations that we support are chosen carefully.  

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Golden Rescue In Naples, Inc. gives funding to rescue groups specifically for their programs designed to improve the lives of at-risk senior and special needs Golden Retrievers.

Basic criteria to be aware of when applying

The organization needs to:

  • Be an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) Golden Retriever rescue organization in the Southeastern United States.
  • Use the funding grant exclusively to benefit senior dogs and special needs Golden Retrievers.
  • Have well-defined goals for helping these dogs, measured by a successful program.



The Presidents of the 501(c)(3) Golden Retriever rescues in the   Southeastern United States should have received a letter from GRINinc explaining our mission.  If you have not received this letter, please request a copy of this letter by contacting

The funding process consists of three stages.  These stages are designed to help us establish long-term relationships with the organizations that are making a real difference for our seniors and special needs goldens.

  • Request a three page application from our organization by contacting
  • Complete and submit the application.  GRINinc. will verify that you are an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization in the Southeastern United States; we review adoption /care information; we review financial information.  If an organization is approved, Pages 1 and 2 of the application will need to be completed once each calendar year.
  • Complete Page 3 of the application in order to apply for funding with a specific Golden Retriever in mind.

PLEASE NOTE:  A diagnosis of heartworm disease will not be considered ‘special needs’ when applying for funding.

Once the application has been reviewed by our Board, we will determine whether the request will be granted.  Upon approval, organizations will be notified and will receive the funding grant check promptly by U.S. mail.  Each case will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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We will proudly display a short story and photo of the special goldens that have benefited from our funding mission on this Gifting Page. Please help us fill this page with happy stories and smiling goldens!!    We urge each organization to email us their special dog’s story and photo to
Thank you!







updated 03/24/2011
Golden Rescue In Naples, Inc. is a 501c3 Non-profit organization.


For more information, please call 239.514.2715