About GRRF

2012 Board of Directors:

President: Mark Pauley

Adoption Coordinator: Susan Sampson

Vice President: Andra Burns

Recording Secretary: Diane Noble

Treasurer: Susan Sampson

Volunteer Coordinator & web: Susan Sampson

Assistant Volutneer / Adoption Coordinator: Deanna Pauley


Our Mission:

We are a group of dedicated volunteers who work at placing unwanted, neglected or relinquished Goldens and Retriever mixed breeds into new loving family settings. We give them a second chance to live in a loving forever home and family.

Often the dogs come from the Animal Shelter and sometimes from families that must relinquish them due to personal hardship.

We provide a clearing house for dogs requiring new homes and maintain a list of possible adoptive families.

We accept Goldens and Retriever mix breeds (and lots of dogs with "golden" personalities) for placement. The dogs are fostered in our volunteer homes until placed.

We also answer questions, provide information and education about these very special animals.

All of our dogs have a full physical exam done by Aurora Animal Clinic prior to adoption.

They are spayed or neutered, have vaccines updated, hips x-rayed and are wormed. Dogs older than 5 years also have additional tests such as blood work to make sure they are healthy prior to placement.

We also accept some special needs dogs such as those surrendered for medical reasons.

Adoption fees are kept as low as possible and aid in the recovery of the cost of the vet bills so that we may continue this work. Thanks for your interest in GRRF (Golden Retriever Rescue of Fairbanks).

In 2004, GRRF is providing Canine Good Citizen Testing at the May Pets and People Day and the September Responsible Dog Ownership Day events.  We encourage positive training methods for dog behavior modification.