Thank you to our Community!

You make our lifesaving work possible

Thank you for being with us again in 2022. Much like the past few years, 2022 presented a lot of unique challenges. Across the country adoption demand has been down, while the need for rehoming services has increased. This reality has been coupled with a shortage in veterinary services, and huge spay/neuter gap. Add on top of all of that, inflation, supply chain disruptions, and a workforce shortage. Whew! That’s a lot to deal with all at once.

Despite the challenges listed above, Great River Rescue remains a strong, healthy organization. That vibrance can be credited mainly to you; our supportive community. In 2022, we had an amazing 850 donors – up 11% from 2021, and 19% from 2020! We know that all of you faced big challenges in the past few years too, and yet you have continued make generosity a priority. Thank you!

In addition to your donation support, we have maintained an active adoption program, producing 342 adoptions in 2022 which is up nearly 14% from 2021. We also worked through our third year of running our low-cost spay/neuter program Pet Fixers, which achieved 664 spay/neuter surgeries along with hundreds of preventative care treatments.

Looking forward, we are in the process of renewing our current strategic plan. We are trying to determine how we can be successful in the long-term without such a strong reliance on donor funds, among other issues. Of primary importance this year will be getting more people involved in our work. While your financial support is wonderful and very much appreciated, we want to give you opportunities to directly serve the animals and our community through GRR.

Thank you again for all you do to support the lifesaving work of Great River Rescue. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you want to know more about our Strategic Plan, or how you can get more involved.

Below is a list of all the businesses who supported us in some way in 2022. We want to spend special thanks to these business partners for being true community-minded businesses. Please note that we do our best to track all of our business support. Some businesses that supported us may have been missed. This was not done intentionally. If your business supported us in 2022 and you aren’t on the list, please let us know and we’ll add you.

Businesses who supported GRR in 2022

  1. Accidentally Cool Games
  2. Ace Hardware
  3. Affinity Plus
  4. Amity Graphics
  5. Animal Care Clinic
  6. Bark Avenue Grooming
  7. Beehive Liquors
  8. Beltrami Electric
  9. Bemidji Chrysler Center
  10. Bemidji Eagles Club
  11. Bemidji Jaycees
  12. Bemidji Paper & Janitorial
  13. Bemidji Pioneer
  14. Bemidji Sports Center
  15. Bemidji State University
  16. Bemidji Woolen Mills
  17. Big Apple Bagels
  18. Boardwalk Mini Golf
  19. Boss Lady Fitness
  20. Boy & Girl Club
  21. Calvary Lutheran Church
  22. Canine Divine
  23. Cease Family Funeral Home
  24. Cenex Country Store
  25. Compass Rose
  26. Cool Threads
  27. Corner Bar
  28. Country Kitchen
  29. Cyclops Ink
  30. Dave’s Pizza
  31. Dearholt Tax & Accounting
  32. Deerwood Bank
  33. Derek Pickett Agency
  34. Dick Beardsley Fishing Guide Service
  35. Double Tree (Hilton)
  36. Dunkin’
  37. Duranske Law Firm
  38. Erbert & Gerberts
  39. Evolve Creative
  40. First National Bank
  41. Gallery North
  42. Garden Grill and Pub
  43. Giovanni’s Pizza
  44. Go Ask Rob, LLC
  45. Great River Design
  46. Great River Ranch Soap
  47. Green Mill
  48. Grimes Realty
  49. Hanson’s Homemade Baked Goods and Cannery
  50. Harmony Foods
  51. Image Photography
  52. Isaacson Vet Hospital
  53. Jake’s Pizza
  54. K&D Floral
  55. Keith’s Pizza
  56. Kelly’s Plubming
  57. Knife River
  58. L & M Fleet
  59. Lake Bemidji Bed & Breakfast
  60. Lakes Market
  61. Laporte Corner Grocery
  62. LaValley Industries
  63. Liquor Lodge
  64. Lucky Dogs
  65. Lueken’s Village Foods
  66. Marco
  67. Menards
  68. Meyers Sign Source
  69. Midcontinent Communications
  70. Minnesota Nice Café
  71. Morrell’s Trading Post
  72. My Store Turtle River
  73. Northcountry Snowmobile Club
  74. Northern Veterinary Clinic
  75. Northwest Technical College
  76. Northwest Tire
  77. Ottertail Power
  78. Pampered Chef
  79. Papa Murphy’s
  80. Patterson’s
  81. Paul Bunyan Broadcasting
  82. Paul Bunyan Communications
  83. Pet Zone (Rick)
  84. Pets Plus
  85. Photography by Trish
  86. Pinnacle Marketing Group
  87. Pro West Associates of Walker
  88. Raphael’s Bakery
  89. Ridgetop Outddors
  90. Riverwood Bank
  91. RP Broadcasting
  92. Ruttgers Resort
  93. Ryan the Cell Phone Doctor
  94. Sadie Rae’s Quilt Shop
  95. Security Bank
  96. Slim’s Bar & Grill
  97. St. Mark Lutheran Church
  98. Stittsworth Meats
  99. Sunrise Foods
  100. Super 8 Motel
  101. Taco John’s
  102. Target
  103. Team Industries Bagley
  104. The Dive Depot
  105. Two Hearts Bridal
  106. Union Station Thrift
  107. Wagner Plumbing and Heating
  108. White Spruce Candles
  109. Wild Hare Bistro
  110. Wilton Liquor Store
  111. Your Mom’s Tattoo Atelier, LLC
  112. Zetah Construction

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