Better Business Bureau Report for
Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 24365
  Cleveland, OH 44124-0365
Phone: 216-556-4746
Web Address:
Also known as:G.R.I.N.
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1992, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: We are a volunteer-staffed organization dedicated to finding forever homes for rescued golden retrievers - giving those displaced goldens a new beginning; provide public education on responsible dog ownership and care.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc. (G.R.I.N.) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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We bring in displaced golden retrievers from shelters or owner relinquishment or who have been found as strays, we provide comprehensive vet care, and place the dog in a foster home until a permanent adopter can be found. We assist fosters and adopters with education on caring for these displaced dogs.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, G.R.I.N.'s program expenses were:

Veterinary 116,338
Training Expense 13,962
Adoption Expense 1,898
Total Program Expenses: $132,198
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board: Donna Asnani
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 0

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, membership
Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $172,711, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on G.R.I.N.'s IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Gen'l Unrestr Contrib 58,012
Special Event - Gala 32,869
Gen'l Fundraising 26,057
Member Fee Income 25,105
Adoption Income 19,853
Restricted Funds Contrib 7,615
Grants 3,200
Misc Income 68
Total Income $172,779


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $172,779
Program expenses $132,198
Fund raising expenses 11,405
Administrative expenses 13,532
Total expenses $157,135
Income in Excess of Expenses 15,644
Beginning net assets 156,015
Ending net assets 171,659
Total liabilities
Total assets $171,659

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