Dirk’s Fund Golden Retriever Rescue is a no-kill organization located near St. Louis, Missouri. They rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for homeless dogs of all ages. The dogs are not all full blooded Golden Retrievers either. They have taken in other breeds.
They are run completely by volunteers. They have no payroll at all. Everything from cleaning up poop to cleaning the dogs is either done by volunteers or paid for from donations.
And it does take a lot to take care of dogs. They need shelter, food, water, vaccinations, heart worm preventative, at minimum. Beds, blankets, toys, and pools to play with/in are also nice to have. Most of all they need love.
I became acquainted with Dirk’s Fund when someone dumped a male dog out in the cemetery next to my house. I contacted our local shelter to see if they could find a home for him. Dirk’s Fund had room at the time and one of their volunteers drove two hours to pick up the dog. And they found a home for him within a few weeks.
They have some interesting fund raisers coming up too.
The first one is on August 25, 2012 from 11 am to 5:30 pm and includes a buffet and music. This is for you and your pet! And if you don’t have a pet you can find one here if you want. Click on the picture for pricing and more information.
Then on September 4th you can take your dog for a swim at the annual K9 splash.
There are several mobile adoption events too and an open house which includes treats for humans and your four legged friends(you can bring your dog).
I wish I lived closer. Some of those events sound like lots of fun and it is for a good cause. If you are in the area check them out.