As a UK based Registered Charity Irish Retriever Rescue receives no funding or grants and as such rely on donations and fundraising to make up the 100% yearly shortfall from income generated by adoption fees. 

We are run by volunteers who take no wages or renumeration for work or time given to helping dogs in need.

Helping us to help the Goldens


Could you help us by fundraising in some way? There are many ways you can help us raise vital funds.


These could be anything from a sponsored event such as a walk around your local park to challenging yourself to complete something you have never achieved before. Or maybe a garden event for family & friends.

Whatever the event, whatever the amount raised we are extremely grateful for your help.  Contact Jackie at for permissions and information about setting up your own event.

Just Giving logo

Irish Retriever Rescue is registered with Just Giving so you can link your own Just Giving page to IRR and the monies raised will come directly to us, allowing you more time to concentrate on your event.

Don’t forget any donations are eligible for Gift Aid if your supporters are a UK tax payer. IRR can claim Gift Aid on any donations made by a UK tax payer, even for the last 4 years. This is worth an extra 25p on every £1 donated to us!

Paddy Pounds Monthly Lottery

IRR run a monthly private lottery for members. This is an important fundraiser for us plus a wonderful surprise for you if you win. 30% of each months ticket sales is shared between 3 lucky winners.

For £5 a month, you have a chance to win a monetary prize and in doing so, are helping Goldens to a happy future. 

To join the Paddy Pounds Lottery, join us in our friendly FaceBook chat group and ask for details.

Facebook Auction Group

IRR run an online auction –IRR Auction-Raising money to save lives and help us raise much-needed funds.

If you would like to join us to either bid or donate items, please request to join our friendly Facebook group and one of our admins will be able to help you.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with many of the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

To use the feature, sign up for an AmazonSmile account and nominate Irish Retriever Rescue as your designated charity.

In order for a donation to be made from an eligible purchase (Eligible for AmazonSmile donation will be displayed on the product page), you must remember to log in to with your regular Amazon password.

It’s as easy as that!

Easy Fundraising

An easy method of fundraising for IRR is by signing up for They partner with many everyday shopping outlets who donate a percentage of your spend with them to IRR every time you shop online after signing in to your Easy Fundraising account.

There are over 4,063 retailers taking part, including eBay, Amazon and Sainsbury’s.

Recycling Used Stamps & Ink Cartridges

Rather than throw away used stamps each time you receive a letter or parcel, these could be saved and sent to us to convert into much-needed cash. Why not ask your family, friends and work colleagues to save them for you too! We also accept foreign coins and notes you no longer require.

Once you have saved enough to send in an envelope or parcel please send to:

Yvette Jones , Canine Capers, Unit 3 Apex Business Park, Walsall Road, Norton Canes, Staffs. WS11 9PU

and we will do the rest to convert them into cash for IRR.

We have partnered with recycling company Recycle4Charity for a fundraising initiative that recycles printer cartridges. Irish Retriever Rescue will receive cash in exchange for them.

Recycle4Charity is a free and easy to use inkjet recycling programme, that helps its thousands of members raise funds for charity and non-profit organisations.

The link below will take you directly to the Irish Retriever Rescue link.

All you have to do is register and follow the instructions.

Thank you for considering donating or fundraising. Your generosity will help us to continue improve the lives of many dogs!