Thank you for considering a donation! How does your donation help?
Here are some of the ways your donations benefit GSPs in our care:
$5 = Five days of pain medication
$10 = Flea treatment for 2 dogs
$25 = Seizure medication for 4 months
$50 = Vet visit or heartworm test
$100 = Vaccinations for 4 dogs
$150 = Dog food for 3 months
$250 = Spay & pain meds
$500 = Dental cleaning
$1000 = Emergency vet visit
$5000 = Orthopedic surgery (knees, hips, spine, shoulders)
Vet care costs continue to rise. We don’t turn a dog away simply because s/he is older or requires extensive medical care. Your donation does make a difference.
Any donation you can make will be greatly appreciated and will go toward costs involved in caring for rescued GSPs. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; all donations are fully tax-deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Tax ID number is 26-0129307.
No amount is too large or too small. Donate today and feel the joy!
You can also donate easily from your iPhone using the PayPal app! Just use the send screen to send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send money via Text Message or SMS!
Send a text to 729725 (PAYPAL) – specify the amount and our email address
Here’s an example: send 50 to email@example.com
If you prefer, you can Print and Mail Your Donation: Donation form
We list donors annually in our newsletter, please let us know if you wish your donation to be anonymous.
As always, thank you for your continued support!
Company Matching and Employee Giving – Making Your Gift Do More
Be sure to check if your employer has a company matching or employee giving program. For example, some employers will match your donations (typically 1:1 but some will double or even triple your gift) up to their predetermined limit. Other employers give a contribution if you volunteer X number of hours per year to a non-profit organization. Some employers will contribute to a non-profit organization on your behalf once you designate the cause. And some offer payroll deduction to make your giving easy.
Usually, the employer will send or email a form to us for verification of your donation or hours. This form can be emailed to us or mailed to us at:
We have received matching contributions or employee payroll deductions from the following companies:
Altria, Ameriprise, Blue Shield Cares, Bechtel, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dealey Renton & Associates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Genentech, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Safeco, SMART, TRUIST, UBS and UWBA. Oh, and a company we are not allowed to mention by name, but you may own one of their phones, tablets, or computers!
United Way – Did you know? United Way allows you to designate any non-profit (that’s us!) to receive your United Way contribution, via payroll deduction or a single amount. Check with your local United Way!
California State Employees – you are eligible to donate via payroll deduction as part of the California State Employees Charitable Campaign, through the United Way.
Federal Employees – We will be applying for the Combined Federal Campaign in 2013 – stay tuned!
Guardian Angel Recurring Donations – Help us get to 50 Guardian Angels!
You helped us help those GSPs at death’s door in shelters. The older dogs that no one else wanted. The GSPs needing surgery and rehabilitation that others had given up on. Now you can do even more. Become a Guardian Angel! With your recurring monthly donation, you will ensure that funds are available year-round to take care of our foster GSPs. Just $10 per month provides flea & tick preventative for two dogs. $25 a month provides heartworm preventative for ten dogs. $100 a month means we can provide life-saving surgeries.
Give the gift of a second chance to a deserving GSP! Sign up through our donation widget in the sidebar, or read more on our Guardian Angel page.
Maybe you aren’t in a position to adopt right now. Do the next best thing and sponsor a foster GSP! You’ll be acknowledged as that dog’s sponsor, and you’ll be making sure that GSP is well cared for. You can sponsor more than one GSP, and each GSP can have more than one sponsor. Available for both one-time and Guardian Angel recurring sponsorships.
Tribute Giving provides a special way to reach out to family and friends in a meaningful way while providing support for NorCal GSP Rescue’s dogs. When your Tribute Gift is received, we will send a card to the person you designate, in your name. The amount of the gift is not mentioned.
Memorial gifts allow you to celebrate the memory of those special individuals in your life. It’s a way to honor those who cared so deeply about animals during their lives. You can also commemorate the life of a beloved companion animal.
Honor gifts are special gifts to make in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion. They celebrate the special people and animals in our lives.
Read more about Tribute Giving or make a tribute gift in memory or in honor of a person or animal. We can also work with you to set up a special tribute fund for a memorial, wedding, or other occasion – simply contact us.
You can’t take it with you, so let it go to the dogs!
Read more about Planned Giving.
Great Senior Pooch Fund
Help our Grammie and Grampie GSPs! We need people like you who have a soft spot for the oldies, who want to help older GSPs live out their days in comfort and see to it they get the medical care they deserve. Their lives may not have been that great, but gosh darn, the rest of their lives will be! Too often, older dogs are dumped at the shelter for reasons like “can’t hunt” or “too old” or “sick.” These dogs may remain in foster care much longer than younger dogs, and have more (expensive) needs – such as medical care, medications, surgeries. Sometimes they remain in our foster program the rest of their lives. We want to provide them with the best of care. To do that, we need money. Yes, your money. Won’t you feel good knowing you made a difference? While others were helping cute little puppies, you reached out to make a senior dog’s life worth living? That your donation provided much needed medication or labwork or surgery? Contribute today to our Great Senior Pooch fund! Donate by PayPal or check.
Fido Feeders Fund
Contributions to our Fido Feeders Fund are gratefully accepted. This Fund is used exclusively to assist those foster homes undergoing financial hardship due to job loss or otherwise limited income, and provides monthly dog food assistance for their foster dog(s). Our foster families normally donate the cost of feeding their foster dog(s). But in these trying economic times, we have foster families who are out of work or are having trouble making ends meet. They are happy to continue to provide a loving foster home for one or more foster dogs but are struggling with the cost of dog food. Cash contributions, pet store gift cards, or Costco gift certificates are welcomed – please specify Fido Feeders Fund. Donate by PayPal or check.
All over northern California, we are lucky to be in the midst of over 40 Pet Food Express stores – locally owned and operated. PFE has a huge heart for animal rescue groups and has many programs to support fundraising and outreach efforts. PFE has created the My Mutt program to celebrate rescue and adoption.
The My Mutt program supports agencies and rescue groups by creating professionally photographed giant wall posters of your beloved GSP (actual size 36″ x 60″). These amazing color posters can be seen hanging on the walls and from the ceilings of all of the PFE stores, celebrating the dog and identifying the rescue group which received a financial donation. Anyone who has donated $250 or more to NorCal GSP Rescue that calendar year is eligible to participate (amount excludes adoption donations), and their poster will be displayed for 6 months. Let’s join the dozens of other rescue groups already participating in the My Mutt program and have our GSPs displayed proudly. For donations of $500 or more, your GSP’s image will be up for 12 months!
To get your GSP photographed and displayed at a PFE location, sign up today!
Give us Goodies!
Not everyone is comfortable with or able to make cash donations. Here are some non-cash ideas.
Give a gift certificate to help us pay for our dogs’ medications! Send certificates to PO Box 933, Menlo Park, CA 94026.
Enjoy giving a foster dog the gift of a comfortable bed! These beds are durable, chew proof and easy to clean.
We are in need of three Thundershirts for foster dogs who need the calming, constant pressure that the Thundershirt gives. We need two in size L and one in size XL, and prefer the heather gray color.
Donate prepaid gas cards from Chevron, Arco, Shell, Mobil, Exxon, etc! Help us fund those last minute transports where gas can make all the difference!
Send cards to PO Box 933, Menlo Park, CA 94026.
Pet store gift cards!
We are in need of pet store gift cards to help us purchase the supplies we need for our foster dogs, and as part of our Fido Feeders Fund (providing dog food to foster homes who have lost their jobs or are on limited incomes). Gift cards be purchased from many places like Petco, PetsMart, PetFoodExpress.
Send certificates to PO Box 933, Menlo Park, CA 94026.
Don’t have much money but want to help?
- Stamps (any and all) to mail dog supplies and medications to our foster homes
- Dog toys
- Chew toys
- Treats for training
- Collars (1″ size medium preferred, quick-release snap buckle)
- Crates (XL, large)
- Flea/tick treatments such as Frontline Plus
Have usable stuff you don’t need anymore?
We’ve got two options to put your stuff to work!
- Donate it for one of our fundraising garage sales! Contact our Garage Sale Coordinators to make arrangements.
- Got stuff that’s a bit too nice for a garage sale? Donate it for our eBay sales! We can either list it for you and manage the sale (you would ship it to the buyer), or get it from you and take care of the whole deal. Contact our eBay Sales Manager to make arrangements.