Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue Inc

aka GRFR   |   Denver, CO   |  www.goldenretrieverfreedom.org

Mission

Founded in 2001, Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue (GRFR) is a nonprofit, charitable 501(c)(3) 100 % unpaid volunteer rescue organization. Our mission is to rescue, foster, rehabilitate and adopt abused, neglected, and unwanted Golden Retrievers and Mixed Breed Dogs to permanent homes. All of our Goldens/Mixed Breeds are currently in foster homes which enables GRFR to better assess the temperament of each Golden/Mixed Breed for matching to the appropriate permanent home and provides prospective owners the opportunity to visit the Golden/Mixed Breed in a non-kennel environment. Golden Retrievers/Mixed Breeds placed by GRFR are not suited for an outside-only life and require a place in the home that they can identify as their territory. GRFR does our very best to place our Goldens/Mixed Breed

Ruling year info

2003

Board Chair

Lisa Rice

Main address

PO Box 103130

Denver, CO 80250 USA

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EIN

36-4470790

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Adoption

Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue has rescued over 3,900 Goldens since established in 2001. Your donation enables us to provide our dogs with veterinary care, including routine vaccinations & more extensive surgeries or treatments. We are a 100% volunteer organization, and $0.85 of every dollar goes directly back to the care of our dogs. We rely on adoption fees & most importantly, generous donors like you, as your contribution is essential for us to continue our mission of helping & finding forever loving homes for our dogs.

Our Goldens come from shelters, puppy mills that have been shut down, out of state rescues that have no room, and owner surrenders. Each dog is placed in a loving foster home for evaluation & receives medical care as needed. Some Goldens must receive on-going vet care & training for many months before an adoption can take place. With your support, GRFR can provide this costly care.

Population(s) Served

Your generosity allows us to help dogs like Honey, a ten-year old purebred golden girl who was a breeder mom and was blind & partially deaf. She was severely neglected & received no medical care during her life. Her first vet visit showed us just how medically compromised she was. Honey was not spayed & had an untreated UTI which caused bladder stones & a severe kidney infection. She also tested positive for heartworm & x-rays were taken to verify her heart would be strong enough for treatment (it was). If that wasn’t enough, she had foreign objects in her stomach that should be removed immediately. She was rushed into emergency surgery on the fear they could start moving through her intestines causing severe damage. In the end, they removed a leather glove, stones, and metal from Honey’s stomach. Overall, her bill came to over $6,000, which GRFR paid. Honey has since been adopted to a wonderful family that enjoys providing forever homes for special needs dog (and that she is).

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

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Financials

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Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/05/2022
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Board chair

Darien Krimmert

Keith Endres

Virginia Edley

Jill Burge

Chrystine Mills

Darien Krimmert

Suzanne Peters

Jay Kaplan

Alissa Shelton

Ron Carter

Alex Macauley

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No