Welcome to GRRAND!


A GRRAND Thank You!  
Thanks to all who participated in the 2020 Calendar Photo Contest.
Pre-order your GRRAND rescue calendar before September 12, 2019!

Our fundraiser had:

  • 22 photo entries
  • 109 participants in the contest
  • 100 voters
  • 2750 votes cast
  • 39 reserved days to honor a pet
  • $3959 raised in support of GRRAND

It’s not too early to start thinking about the holiday season quickly closing in!  The 2020 GRRAND rescue calendar makes a perfect gift for your family and friends and your purchase supports GRRAND and its rescue efforts.  

Click here to order your calendars in advance.  Select the “Participate” button at the top of the page and select “Calendar Pre-Order”.  Pre-ordered calendars will be shipped directly to your address later this fall.  Calendars will also be available for purchase at the GRRAND Affair on November 1, 2019.  



Share YOUR story! Help us win $100K!

We have a chance at $100,000 in lifesaving funds, but we need your help!
We all know that pets brighten our lives … from longer walks to cozier naps and big wet kisses. Now, the Petco Foundation, in partnership with BOBS from Skechers, is giving us a way to brighten theirs this upcoming holiday season by granting more than $750,000 to animal welfare organizations like OURS!

Share Your Story!
If you’ve adopted a pet from GRRAND, you could help us win a lifesaving grant AND you’ll have the chance to win a Petco shopping spree for your pet up to $1,000 and BOBS from Skechers shoes! The Petco Foundation wants to know all the ways, big and small, that your adopted pet brightens your life. Share your story, along with photos and/or video, illustrating how your pet brightens your life each day.

How to Participate:

  1. Write your story in 500 words or less. Visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes to read prior year’s winning entries and get some inspiration.
  2. Include one photo of your pet by him/herself, one photo of you or your family with your pet and up to two other photos to illustrate how your pet brightens your life and changes it for the better. Pets must have been adopted from our organization, and they must be living to qualify. You can add video too.
  3. Include our organization’s contact information so that we can be eligible for a grant award:  
    • Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs, Inc.
    • Jennifer Smith will be the contact name to verify the adoption and complete the grant paperwork
    • info@grrand.org is the Organization Email Address
    • Our Phone Number is 1-866-981-2251
    • Our Organization Tax ID Number is 61-1314499

Stories can be submitted starting Monday, Aug. 12. Submit your story and photos to petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes by Monday, Sept. 23 at noon CST, but hurry because only the first 10,000 stories are guaranteed to be reviewed.

Winners will be announced during the holiday season. Finalists will receive a Petco shopping spree up to $1,000 and BOBS from Skechers shoes, and the organization they adopted from will receive a grant ranging from $5,000 up to $100,000!

For more information including a full list of prizes, visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes. Join the conversation on social media using

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Submit Your Story

 Help brighten our holiday season!


2019 GRRAND Affair! 


GRRAND Dog “Janet”

We are getting close to our most exciting event of the year, the GRRAND Affair!  Mark your calendar for Friday, November 1, 2019.  This year our event will celebrate the rescue of our 5000th dog.  We could not have done it without you, our generous supporters.  

We are seeking donations for our live and silent auctions.  The GRRAND Affair page is up and full of information about the event.  You will find a link to purchase tickets, become a sponsor/donor, and support the event with donations.  


The GRRAND Affair committee is seeking some specific items to help make the 2019 GRRAND Affair a success.  Items requested are:

– Vacation Home Stays
– Gift cards to local restaurants
– Organized themed silent auction baskets

The Committee is also seeking artists to help with a special project for the GRRAND Affair and an emcee for the event.

If you or someone you know is interested and may be able to help with these roles or items, please contact Lauren Vaughan at laurenvaughan502@me.com.