Ready to help:
Please click to make a one-time donation to help us continue our mission of providing new beginnings and the quality care that’s needed to make those new beginnings a reality for great dogs in need of second chances. 

For multi-payment pledge to spread out your donation, please contact Karen@dvgrr.org to set up the plan.

Honor your dog, family or friends with a perpetual plaque placed on the wall of the Golden Gateway Adoption and Activity Center with your donation of $1,000 or more. Pledges can be paid in one, two, or three years. If you’d like to create a pledge payment plan, please contact Karen (karen@dvgrr.org).

Want to pay by check? Download our pdf form: SupportDVGRRPoleBuilding

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The safety of our dogs, staff, volunteers, and Golden Gateway visitors is our utmost concern. With safety as paramount, inclement weather leads to cancellations:

  • Snow and ice may prevent us from exercising dogs safely.
  • Adoption appointments are cancelled as well as Meet & Greet events, so dogs spend more time waiting for their forever homes.
  • Twice daily, 7-days-a-week dog walking is cancelled, limiting dogs’ exercise and additional socialization.
  • Outdoor playtime – critical for dogs’ well-being as well as staff assessments – is limited… and delays our ability to match the right dog to the right home.

We started brainstorming solutions and a new vision came into focus: a big, unadorned, modest space…

  • Where dogs could safely run and play… and get the exercise they need regardless of the weather.
  • Where we could hold adoption meetings, so families and dogs can always interact without space restriction.
  • That would allow us to avoid Meet & Greet cancellations because of weather that might keep great adopters away… or because we’re concerned about canine and human safety.
  • Where our volunteers could safely walk and play with dogs after dark.

Those were the important needs we discussed, but then our vision broadened. What if we could have a space to…

  • Hold fundraising events and avoid paying for an outside venue… more money for the dogs.
  • Conduct dog training in a controlled environment.
  • Have needed space in case of a kennel emergency or to provide an area for potential multi-dog intakes.

What if we could…

  • Expand our outreach to the local community and surrounding area.
  • Even provide a safe harbor for local dogs in the event of an area-wide emergency.
  • Grow the number of educational events we offer to make an impact on the breeding farms in Lancaster County.
  • Provide climate controlled storage, so materials would never be damaged or ruined… wasting precious dollars.
  • Become self-sufficient, allowing more of the funds we raise to be funneled to where they’re needed most: with the dogs.

This building, the Golden Gateway Adoption and Activity Center, would answer all of those needs… and visions. This building would allow us to boost the care we provide to the next level. This vision can become another Golden reality with your help and support.

Ready to help:
Please click to make a one-time donation to help us continue our mission of providing new beginnings and the quality care that’s needed to make those new beginnings a reality for great dogs in need of second chances. 

For multi-payment pledge to spread out your donation, please contact Karen@dvgrr.org to set up the plan.

Honor your dog, family or friends with a perpetual plaque placed on the wall of the Golden Gateway Adoption and Activity Center with your donation of $1,000 or more. Pledges can be paid in one, two, or three years. If you’d like to create a pledge payment plan, please contact Karen (karen@dvgrr.org).

Watch our presentation from this year’s “Lucky Dog” Golden Gala and THANK YOU for all you do for the DVGRR Dogs!!!!

Want to pay by check? Download our pdf form: SupportDVGRRPoleBuilding