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Your donations make it possible for us to rescue and find new homes for unwanted Golden Retrievers.

GoldHeart Expenses

Each year our expenses increase as veterinary care and supplies increase. The amount we collect when a dog is adopted rarely covers the expenses incurred. Below includes typical vet services for dogs coming into the rescue; however, some dogs need more vet services and this results in a higher average cost per dog. For example, average cost per dog rescued in 2021 was $1,400.

Typical Veterinary Care and Supply Expenses
Physical examination $65.00
Vaccinations $75.00
Heartworm/Lyme Disease Testing $60.00
Fecal Testing for worms $30.00
Spay/Neuter $400.00
CBC Bloodwork (if needed)* $200.00
Supplies (HW/Flea/Collar/Leash) $50.00

* CBC Bloodwork is conducted on the older dogs and those with suspect medical problems.

GoldHeart is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization that depends largely on the generosity of the people that choose to support our mission. 100% of the funds collected are used to benefit the dogs. You can send your tax deductible donation to:

P.O. Box 394
Chester, MD 21619-0394


You can also donate using a PayPal account or a major credit card by clicking the button below.

Your kindness and generosity will be greatly appreciated by all of the GoldHeart volunteers and the dogs we place in “forever homes.”