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Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies
January 26, 2011

We adopted Tucker in 2003 as a pup. He was a litter of 10 and his Mom and siblings were released to GRRR while Mom was still pregnant. Lucky for me, I retired early and It wasn't long after Tucker's adoption that I started volunteering as the Treasurer and bookkeeper. Then I was asked to pick up the mail and sort it. Then I transported dogs who needed help, mailed thank you cards, receipts, and fostered dogs. I'm now chairing the capital campaign, Bark To The Future.

Most people are shocked to learn that Golden Retrievers, of all dogs, need to be rescued. GRRR has been rescuing and rehoming Goldens for about 15 years now and the volume of dogs has only increased. There are so many different reasons a Golden will need help - a move, a divorce, an expensive medical episode, or neglect. GRRR takes them in, no matter what the problem is.

I'm involved because this group is dedicated and committed to helping these dogs live the life that they deserve. Nothing will get in their way to make sure a dog in need gets that forever home that is out there, waiting for them.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This group has grown to a membership of over 1,500 people, many of whom are dedicated volunteers. The board of GRRR is committed to building "bench strength" by empowering volunteers to help run the organization to ensure that the future of GRRR is solid.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...help them build a "forever home" of their own so that GRRR's existence will be guaranteed for future generations...Until the Goldens don't need rescuing any more.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

A way to connect with volunteers online. Perhaps a better email system/database.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I started as a part-time volunteer, helping out wherever I could put my administrative skills to work. I now log more than 40 hours a week on average.