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Fall has finally arrived and LIGRR has a lot going on this fall. Please join us at these wonderful fall activities:

  • October 23 — Psychic Fair 10-6 at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 10 Aero Rd., Bohemia. We will have many great raffle baskets. Please join us.
  • October 29 — Barkfest at Eisenhower Park
  • October 30 — Four Seasons Sunrooms & Windows presents The Great Pup-kin Fest 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 5005 Veterans Memorial highway, Holbrook, NY 11741
  • November 10 — Comedy Night at Governor's Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown, NY 11756 7:30. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $20 apiece.


Help LIGRR go for the Gold

LIGRR is collecting unwanted gold (single earrings, broken items, pieces of chain, etc.). It's a BIG WIN! You de-clutter your jewelry box and donate it to LIGRR. The money made will help the dogs WIN BIG! Simply call LIGRR at 516-578-3803 so that a volunteer can arrange to get your donation.

Summer Reading Supports Rescue

Have a great summer read, and help support rescue at the same time. All proceeds will be donated to Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue.

These books tell the story of two of our many rescues

Books are available at Amazon.com, and other retailers in both e-reader and paperback formats.

Eclipse was a seven year old dog who came into rescue with cancer. Within three months she had major surgery and became a certified therapy dog. As if that isn't amazing enough she became the first and only therapy dog to work in Hospice at a local hospital. That's only the beginning of her miraculous story.

Cinco was a probable puppy mill breeder dog who came into rescue at about three years of age. Mill dogs can have many problems, and that certainly applied to Cinco. Heck, he even went to see a psychiatrist — really.

All of LIGRR's rescues could have a book all their own. Please help us to keep our rescue efforts going by reading about just two of these many amazing rescued Golden Retrievers.

Our Mission

Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (LIGRR) is a non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to improving the quality of life of Golden Retrievers who are neglected, abused, or abandoned. Services are also provided to owners who can no longer care for their Golden Retriever. It is our mission to provide veterinary care and loving adoptive homes for any Golden in need - no matter whether the dog is a young puppy or a senior citizen.

Contact Information

Note: Please call us when you send a fax so we can look for it.
Postal address:
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 566
Plainview, New York 11803-0566
Electronic mail (email):

Fund Raising

As a volunteer organization, we are dependent on the generous donations of our supporters.

In order to help raise funds, we have a number of items which are made by our volunteers and sold. These items are shown on the Fund Raising page. Of course, if you wish to donate to our cause, you can by simply sending the donation to the address shown on the "Contact Us" tab.

Please be aware that our organization is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and, as such, your contributions are tax deductible.

Here are some easy ways to help LIGRR:

When you are out walking with your dog set your cell phone on http://www.wooftrax.com and select Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue and they will donate money to LIGRR based on how long you walk.

When you search something on the web use http://www.goodsearch.com as your search engine.

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue Inc. Bookmark the link
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3479675 and support us every time you shop.

Rescue Facts:

All dogs leave our program:

  • fully vaccinated,
  • spayed / neutered,
  • heartworm & fecal tested

Any medically compromised golden is treated the best as we are able.

All dogs taken in incur boarding expenses of a minimum of $20/day.

Rescue Statistics

The following table shows dogs rescued by year. The latest year is a year-to-date total as of December 31.

YearRescuesTotal YearRescuesTotal
2015451,272 2014551,227
2013541,172 2012311,118
2011301,058 2010511,028
200965977 200880912
200753832 200696779
200575683 200482608
200384526 200273442
200191369 200058278
199968220 199895152