From the Executive Director: Help Us Bite the Balance!

We are seeking 115 people to donate $27 in an effort to BITE THE BALANCE!

Nearly two years ago, I launched my dream – Grey Face Rescue & Retirement. GFR&R is Central Minnesota's senior dog rescue providing retirement homes to senior dogs in need. My inspiration came from my own senior dog, Barnabee, who has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge but forever leaves his legacy. 

The past two years have been a roller coaster of emotions. No one told me this journey would be easy nor did they tell me it would be as difficult as it's been at times. I've dedicated the last two years of my life providing forever to dogs others would overlook. To the seniors with bad breath, severe arthritis, behavioral problems because someone failed them, and more, I chose to be their voice. 

To my surprise, I found others just as crazy as me, with a passion for these senior dogs and who wanted to join me on this journey. Strangers, who have now become friends and who dedicate MANY, MANY hours (all unpaid) to provide a forever to these seniors. I'm extremely blessed to have met these people, and for the continued support from the community and the dogs I've been able to meet along the way. 

This year, as I celebrate my 27th birthday, my only wish is to rescue debt-free! 

We currently have a $3,000+ balance at our partnered veterinary clinic, Companions Animal Hospital in St. Cloud. Dr. Nancy, Dr. Alison and the entire Companions team provide our seniors with exceptional care and we couldn't ask for a better, more caring group of people to help us with our seniors. We are so grateful the dogs have them in their corner! 

Please help us continue our mission to give these dogs the care they so deserve. I am seeking 115 people to donate $27 (a dollar for all my years!) in an effort to BITE THE BALANCE! This balance has kept us from saying YES to senior dogs in need and to begin Year 27 rescuing debt-free would give us the opportunity to SAVE EVEN MORE SENIORS! 

Please, consider donating $27 today in honor of the alumni from Grey Face Rescue, seniors currently in foster care, seniors in our hospice program, seniors who have since crossed the Rainbow Bridge, our volunteers dedicated to saving these dogs, our fosters who welcome them into their home and the community who continues to support us. 

Oh, and for my husband who puts up with my madness ;)

Donate here:

-OR-, you can contact Companions Animal Hospital directly to make a donation toward our account., 320-252-6700 **If you are sending payment via mail or over the phone to Companions, please let them know it is going toward Grey Face Rescue. 

OR mail a check :) payable to Grey Face Rescue, P.O. Box 7072, St. Cloud, MN 56302

Thank you for your continued support!

Bethie Gondeck
Executive Director
Grey Face Rescue & Retirement