The Golden Retriever Club of America National Rescue Committee

Dirk's Fund

11321 Cragwold Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
Phone: 314-966-3326
E-mail address:
Territory Served: Missouri and surrounding states

Organizational information:
Formed and incorporated in 1999
501(C)(3) and insured
Complies with state requirements
Officers and Board of Directors are elected
Program uses foster homes and boarding kennels. Has own facility

Program has written policies
Program is an all-breed rescue and accepts Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes.
Program has no application fee.
Program adopts out of own area.
Program requires the return of the dog to the program if adopter cannot keep.
Program takes ownership of the dog upon intake.
Program requires home visit before adoption approval.
Program follows up with adopter after placement.
Dogs are observed and evaluated before adoption.
All dogs are spayed/neutered before placement (unless medically contraindicated).
All dogs receive all regionally appropriate vaccines before placement.
All dogs have all regionally appropriate tests before adoption.
Program requires a family visit with the dog being considered for adoption.
Considerations for intake/surrender: a temperament test is performed.


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