How You Can Help Golden PAWS


At Golden PAWS, our mission is to improve the quality of life and enhance independence for veterans, first responders, and children in need by partnering them with a highly skilled assistance dog. Our community service programs serve at-risk individuals with an unparalleled level of care.

Charitable Donations

Charitable gifts of cash, no matter their size, provide us with the resources needed to advance our mission. Gifts to our operating fund and ongoing funding appeals can be made here on our website or by mailing a check to us.


All checks can be made payable to:

Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs

3645 Gateway Lane
Naples, FL 34109

Sponsor a Golden PAWS Dog

This unrestricted gift provides the funds necessary to take a canine cadet through the full Golden PAWS program from puppy to placement. This sponsorship includes the right to name a Golden PAWS puppy.

Other Ways to Give

  • A memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor a family member, friend or even a beloved pet.
  • Your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) allows you to direct your gifts at any time of the year.
  • Gifts of common and preferred shares of stocks provide mutual benefits
  • Qualified Charitable Distribution gifts offer special benefits to those who are 70 ½ or older.
  • Real Estate, Bonds and other gifts

For information on these options and other ways to give, please contact: Jeannie Bates, Founder & CEO at or (239) 276-7308.

Support Our Heroes Fund

The Heroes Fund is a critical need program that supports our recipients and their dogs.

Our recipients should never have to worry about financial constraints to meet their ever evolving needs.

This unique fund delivers peace of mind to meet the multi level needs for complex nutritional support and the exceptional veterinary needs of their canine partners.  The fund also assists in meeting any emergent, life altering need for our recipients and their families.

Proceeds from our SOAR fund ensure that Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs is able to serve our teams for a lifetime, while also ensuring the well being of those we serve.

Wills and Living Trusts

Including us in your will or living trust is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Golden PAWS and our mission while meeting your own philanthropic goals. We are happy to provide you with sample language to use to identify a percentage of your estate or a specific dollar amount you wish to give. To ensure that your wishes are properly followed we encourage you to share your final provision with us.

Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs serves many in need.

We place a strong emphasis on giving back to the community that supports us. Your financial support drives our mission to help us deliver these critical services.

Support Our Mission Today!

All gifts qualify for tax deductibility based on IRS Code governing 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Please consult your financial advisor for guidance regarding your personal goals.