Since 1977, Great River Rescue has helped over 10,000 animals with a second chance at life. We are very proud of these and other efforts which have made our dream a reality and now allow us to provide even greater quality service for more than 300 animals per year.

There are many ways that you can help in these efforts.
Please see the information below for lots of ways you can contribute to the work of Great River Rescue.

We are a 501c3 licensed facility, and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for caring about your area animals. We appreciate your support!


Other Ways to Contribute


Shop at Amazon Smile!

It’s easy!  Just choose “Great River Rescue” as the organization you want to support.  Then, a percentage of each of your purchases will be donated back to Great River Rescue!




Do you have any gently used household items that you don’t need anymore? Please consider bringing them to ValuSmart and using the code 5598. Revenue from the sale of those items will go to Great River Rescue!


BBissell’s Parners for Pets

Great River Rescue is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too!  When you purchase pet products on and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization!

  • Shop pet products on 
  • Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
  • Then select Great River Rescue!


Fresh Step Paw Points

Help us earn free cat litter for shelter cats.  Click the link below to sign-up.



Thrivent Choice Program





Thrivent Financial for Lutherans members can direct their Choice Dollars to Great River Rescue!

Learn more about directing your choice dollars | Click Here

Purchase your pet meds at  100% of their profits benefit animal shelters!







Support Great River Rescue just by walking your dog!







Giving Assistant


Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Great River Rescue