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If you shop and use Amazon, don't forget to add LIGRR to your Amazon Smile account. When you use Amazon Smile (and you choose Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue) LIGRR gets donations back to help support our cause. Shop at https://smile.amazon.com - and choose Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue.

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.

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 below.

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:

  • Make check payable to LIGRR and mail to:
    LIGRR Inc.
    P. O. Box 566
    Plainview, NY 11803-0566
  • Make a donation using PayPal:

  • 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.
  • You can help LIGRR by donating your unwanted car to this organization and chose Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue as your charity.
    There are two ways you can donate:
    1. Call the toll-free number 1-888-205-3420 to donate with our Customer Service Representatives.
    2. Use the link: https://www.donatecarusa.com/charity/long-island-golden-retriever-rescue/?template=affiliate

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
2018501,447 2017651,397
2016601,332 2015451,272
2014551,227 2013541,172
2012311,118 2011301,058
2010511,028 200965977
200880912 200753832
200696779 200575683
200482608 200384526
200273442 200191369
200058278 199968220
199895152 19975757