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!

 Ongoing Fundraisers


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.

Doggy Banks

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

Constant Caregivers

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.

Go to our Constant Caregiver Page

Current & Upcoming Fundraisers

For more details on upcoming events, go to our events page.

Furr Bowl

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.

Santa Paws

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 Gala

This tradition began only began in the Fall of 2012. The event includes a dinner, entertainment and raffle prizes. For several years we held the event at the Eagles Club and called it the Fall Harvest Dinner. Beginning in 2019, we now call it the Fall Harvest Gala. The event is generally held in October.