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Since 1977, Great River Rescue has helped thousands of 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 400 animals per year. We are a 501c3 licensed facility, and all donations are tax deductible. 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. Thank you for caring about your area animals. We appreciate your support!

Great River Rescue is committed to accountability and transparency. As a result, we have been recognized by The Charities Review Council and GuideStar with their highest levels of recognition!




Other Ways to Contribute:

Chewy Donations 

$15 will be donated to Great River Rescue for all first time buyers at! Rescue Referral Program



Bissell’s Partners 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.



Thousands of online retailers give a portion of their sales to the charity of your choice through iGive. Follow this link to learn more and sign up | Click Here



Thrivent Choice Program

Thrivent Financial members can direct their Choice Dollars to Great River Rescue! Additionally, we encourage Thrivent members to form Action Teams to benefit the shelter. They are easy to form, and can have a big impact! Some ideas for action teams include:

  • Helping out at an annual fundraising event
  • Holding a supply drive and using the seed money to get things started
  • Bringing your team to the shelter for a special project or volunteer training
  • Plus any other idea you might have to benefit Great River Rescue

Learn more about directing your choice dollars | Click Here

Learn more about Action Teams | Click Here


Giving Assistant

Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Great River Rescue


Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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