Please join us and become a member of GoldHeart!


  • 1 Quarterly e-newsletter – Golden Heartbeats.
  • 2 Invitation to the annual GoldHeart picnic and other special events.
  • 3 GoldHeart keepsakes when members visit us at select fundraising events.
  • 4 Invitation to join our Facebook Group Site, where you can connect with GoldHeart volunteers, adopters, supporters, and friends.
  • 5 Email notices of upcoming local events and various volunteer opportunities.
  • 6 Knowing you are part of the GoldHeart team and supporting its efforts to rescue and re-home unwanted and sometimes abandoned Golden Retrievers and placed them in loving homes forever.

Annual Membership Dues

  • Annual membership dues are $30 (tax-deductible) and expire on December 31 of each calendar year. However, new memberships that are paid in the last quarter (Oct-Dec) of the calendar year will pay for membership for the remainder of that year and all of the following calendar year.
  • Our membership renewal drive runs from Jan 1 to March 31 of each calendar year.
  • Active foster homes, GoldHeart Board Members, and key volunteers (supporting multiple activities) that will continue in one of these roles in the following calendar year are not required to pay the annual dues donation and will remain active members.
  • Effective January 1, 2017, applicants approved to adopt are automatically granted a complimentary membership for the calendar year they are approved; and for those applicants approved during October – December of the calendar year, the applicant will receive complimentary membership through the following calendar year.

The Membership Process
Please tell us about you…

New Members: Please download and complete the printable version of the membership application, scan and send it to

If you prefer, you can type the requested application information in an email…whatever is easiest for you works for us! Please include in your email the subject line: New Membership Application. Then follow the instructions under “Payment” below.

Membership Renewal: Just follow the instructions for “Payment” below. However, if you need to update any information about you or alert GoldHeart to other areas you can help with, just send that information in an email addressed to Please include in the email subject line: Membership Renewal Update Information.


Please use PayPal to submit your tax-deductible $30.00 new or renewal membership donation. Suppose you don’t have a PayPal account. In that case, they will process credit card payments for Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Click on the button below, and they will do the rest.

Goldheart Golden Retriever Rescue

Goldheart Golden Retriever Rescue


GoldHeart is an all-volunteer organization. Without our wonderful volunteers, we would not be able to help these needy Goldens. More volunteers spread the work and allow us to help even more Goldens. We provide training for all of our volunteer positions. Experienced volunteers are always available to answer questions and provide advice. Please join us and enjoy the satisfaction of helping this beautiful and gentle breed. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator who will be happy to help you.

A couple sitting by a window with their two golden retrievers, one on a cushion on the floor and the other sitting between them.
A woman sitting on the floor beside a white dog at an indoor event.

Volunteer Positions

Fostering – Foster families provide loving homes for very appreciative Golden Retrievers. All fostering expenses are covered by GoldHeart.

Fundraising – Researching and writing grant proposals to secure funds for operating costs; helping to organize raffles and other money-producing projects to support the GoldHeart budget.

Transportation – We need volunteers to transport dogs to their foster homes, to veterinary appointments, and to events.

Event Participation – We need volunteers to attend events to answer questions about GoldHeart, help sell merchandise that supports GoldHeart, and handle dogs we take to these events.

Advertising – We need volunteers to help us submit material to local newspapers that have agreed to advertise our dogs.

Home Visits – We need volunteers to visit the homes of potential adopters to ensure a home is suitable for one of our Goldens to live.

Dog Evaluations – We need volunteers to meet and evaluate Goldens before we accept them into GoldHeart. We do not accept dogs that show agression toward humans or other dogs.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill our the membership/volunteer application. Join us in our efforts to rescue unwanted Goldens and place them in loving “forever homes.”

A man kneels beside a service dog in a vest, holding a leash, at an indoor event.