WHAT WE DO
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.
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
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.
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.
criteria to be aware of when applying:
IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) Golden Retriever rescue
organization in the
Southeastern United States.
funding grant exclusively to benefit senior dogs and
special needs Golden Retrievers.
well-defined goals for helping these dogs, measured by a
The Presidents of the 501(c)(3) Golden
Retriever rescues in the
Southeastern United States
received a letter from GRINinc explaining our mission. If
you have not received this letter, please request a copy of
this letter by contacting
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.
NOTE: A diagnosis of heartworm disease will not be
considered ‘special needs’ when applying for funding.
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
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