Want to help?
If you are interested in helping plan or implement fundraisers with Great River Rescue, please contact us. We can always use help with fundraising!
Interactive Fundraiser Map
The following map shows locations for Great River Rescue Fundraisers, donation drop-off locations, and businesses that partner with us.
You can sponsor a kennel for one month for a donation of $25.00, or one year for $250.00. This covers part of the cost for food, medication and care the pets receive while in our facility. A card will be displayed with your name so others know you care.
Go to our sponsorship page
Memorial / Tribute
We will print your memorial or tribute of a loved one or your pet in our newsletter and post it on our Website. Contact the shelter for more information.
Go to our Memorial Page
Paws to Recycle
Bring your aluminum cans to the shelter and place them in the trailer. The cans are picked up periodically by Beltrami Recycling and they pay us for the aluminum.
Drop your change into the “doggy banks” placed at area retailers. This is an easy way to make a donation that helps the animals!
Special Needs Fund
This fund was established to help animals with special needs find a home. We believe that each animal, no matter the condition deserves a good home. Please make a donation to the Special Needs Fund to ensure that all companion animals have the opportunity to live a full life.
Support Great River Rescue and earn the right to have vote for our Board of Directors. Become a member today and help sustain the shelter for years to come.
Go to our membership page
The ultimate way to support our mission. Become a constant caregiver and help ensure a consistent cash flow for the shelter as we work to care for companion animals.
Current & Upcoming Fundraisers
Download our Special Events Calendar | 2018 Fundraising Calendar
Walk for Animals
This annual fundraising event has community members walking their dogs or the shelter dogs along beautiful Lake Bemidji. Participants raise pledges before the event to raise funds to help with the care of shelter pets. The Walk for Animals is our longest running event.
A fun event for bowlers of all skill levels. Join us at Bemidji Bowl for a time of bowling, prizes, pizza, and supporting a great cause. This event is traditionally held in April of each year and does require registration to participate.
This fundraiser is held each November/December and is great chance to make some holiday memories. You get onsite photography of you and your pet at the mere cost of the sitting fee and the photos are ready in time for Christmas.
Give to the Max Day
Give to the Max Day is the largest day of individual giving in the whole world. This online fundraiser is held each year November. It is a chance to participate in an amazing day of generorsity and support a local cause.
Fall Harvest Dinner
This tradition began only began in the Fall of 2012. The event includes a dinner, entertainment and raffle prizes. The Fall Harvest Dinner is held in October.