Thank you for considering a donation to Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue. Our Rescue Goldens, volunteers and staff appreciate your interest in supporting this very special cause.   Click on the “Donate” button below to continue.  You can direct your donation to several funds that we use to support our programs.     More information is listed below about each fund.

2022 Annual Appeal

Keep an eye out for our upcoming 2022 Year End Appeal!  Get a head start on your end of year contributions by renewing your investment in YGRR with a contribution today.


Operating Fund

This fund supports the day-to-day care of Rescue Goldens in our program. It pays for the comprehensive medical care we provide for each Rescue Golden (veterinary examinations, spaying or neutering, vaccinations, heartworm test and treatment if necessary, blood tests, dental work, diagnostic tests as indicated.


The Look Beyond Time Fund

In 1996, a very generous gift established the “Look Beyond Time Fund” to support the care of senior Goldens (those age eight and older). In 1997, an additional generous donation was made and the purpose of the Fund was expanded to include support for the care of Special Needs Rescue Goldens.


Facilities Improvement Fund

A centralized rescue, adoption and education center has been the cornerstone of YGRR plans since the organization was founded in 1985. We took our first step in 1996 with the purchase of a 21-acre property known as Riverview in Hudson, Massachusetts.


The Nana Heidi & Tawney Fund

Support YGRR’s future by contributing to the Nana Heidi & Tawney Fund.   This endowment provides income to fund the operations of YGRR.


International Rescue Fund

Help support our life-saving international dog rescue efforts.



Your legacy will help us help homeless Goldens.

Many individuals have elected to name YGRR in their wills or trusts. Cash, securities, real estate and personal property such as works of art, antiques, stamp or coin collections etc. may be donated and constitute valid tax-deductible donations. Gifts may be designated for any of the funds mentioned above or may be given with the specification that they be used where the need is greatest.

A special packet of information is available to those interested in this option. It may be obtained by printing and completing this form.  (Bequest Info Form)


Appreciated Securities

Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue welcomes your appreciated securities donation.  You receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer.

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and have been held for more than one year can be gifted to YGRR. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to support our work while realizing important tax benefits.

If an investor has held an appreciated stock or mutual fund for more than one year, you can donate those securities to YGRR and receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities, and eliminate any capital gains assessments on the future sale of the securities.

As always, YGRR is grateful for your support.


Additional Donation Opportunities

Sponsor A Kennel (SAK) Program

Monthly Pledge Plan



Individuals may support YGRR in several different ways. Outright contributions in the form of cash, check or securities are gratefully accepted, as are gifts-in-kind, accompanied by independent appraisals. YGRR welcomes bequests.

You may give an unrestricted gift to YGRR that can be used where the need is greatest or your contribution may be directed to any one of YGRR’s four different funds. A description of each of these funds appears above.

All donations to YGRR are acknowledged in writing. If your contribution is in honor of or in memory of an individual, or to commemorate a special occasion, an acknowledgement card will be sent to you or to anyone you designate. (Please note that all acknowledgments are written by YGRR volunteers. Depending on their availability, it may take a few weeks for you or your designee to receive the card.)

All donations may be sent to Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue at P.O. Box 808, Hudson, Massachusetts 01749-0808, or may given online.

Thank you for supporting the special Goldens at Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue.


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