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  • Shelter Expansion

    Dirks Shelter Expands!

    Exciting News!!!


    Dirks Fund has successfully leased the rest of the building at our Pacific Shelter!  We are working on purchasing it.  Please come by and see our renovation progress.

     We will now have more room for our Critters and be able to provide for them even better.  Your donations will help us achieve our goal.

    For information on donating stock, bonds or other types of securities or how to set up a Donor Advised Fund, please contact our investment adviser:


    Steve Teibel at 314-878-7700 (steve.teibel@fpcinvest.com)  We’re fully invested in our dogs!!


    The information that you will need is the following:


         RBC Capital Markets, account number 701-00899

         dtc # 0235  Name of the account is simply Dirk’s Fund


    On behalf of Dirk’s Fund, thank you for your generosity and support.  Please feel free to contact Steve Teibel if you require any other information.



  • Dirks Fund Annual Trivia Night – Benefiting Dirks Medical Fund

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    Dirks Fund is Hosting our Annual – No Frills – Gotta Pay Our Vet Bills – Trivia Night!

    Please Join Us for this Fun Night Out!

    All Proceeds Benefit Dirk’s Medical Fund.

    Date:  Saturday, March 28th, 2015
    Place:  American Legion Post 162
    9305 South Broadway
    Lemay, MO  63125
    Ticket Cost:  $160 for Tables of Eight
    Includes: Draft Beer, Soda, and Water
    Mulligans, 50/50 Drawing, and Silent Auction 
    Purchase a Table by Contacting:
    Arlene  314-623-0412 or email kulade5@yahoo.com
    To Pay by Credit Card go to www.dirksfund.com and Click on “Make a Donation”
    To Purchase using PayPal Click the Buy Now Button Below
    Trivia Night – Table

    Click Here for more information.




  • The Golden Post

    Dirks Logo   Please Click Here  for Dirk’s Fund JANUARY, 2015 News Letter!  





OUR STORY begins in the 1980s, when Bob and his wife, started rescuing dogs.  Through the popularity of their two Goldens, Sadie and Hannah, they were constantly contacted to rescue Goldens from shelters or re-home those who were no longer wanted.  They rescued, rehabilitated and found loving homes for 11 dogs that first year.  Bob and Ona used their own home, resources and personal time to make sure each and every dog’s life had a happy ending.
Ironically, Dirk was not a Golden Retriever but a Great Pyrenees.  When they saw Dirk, he was unable to use his back legs.  Bob and Ona wanted to give Dirk a new lease on life so they paid for the double knee surgery and found him a new “forever” home.  There was nothing more satisfying than seeing Dirk run for the first time. 
As you might imagine, each year the numbers grew.  So, too, grew the need for funds in order to pay for the expensive treatments and procedures necessary to help many dogs see their way to a better life.  Through the generous donations of friends, strangers, and the veterinary community, proper care was attained and provided more affordably, and dogs were made whole again.   Many of the dogs received by our rescue have been discarded by breeders because they have outlived their “usefulness.”  Some of these dogs at three or four years old have never experienced what grass feels like under their paws or enjoyed the ability to move about in an area larger than 4’ x 4’.  Something as simple as physical contact with humans stroking their coat or kissing their head is, for these dogs, unfamiliar and often frightening.  Some, on the other hand, are simply puppies that just don’t “make the grade.”  Many are heartworm positive or require surgery on a hip or leg.  These procedures cost hundreds and thousands of dollars.
All of the dogs that enter our rescue are given a comprehensive physical examination and veterinary assessment and all the necessary shots.  They are spayed/neutered, tested/treated for heartworms, microchipped and groomed.  We conduct home visits of potential “forever” families to attempt to make the perfect match.  We require that all of our “forever” families sign an adoption agreement.  The agreement states that in the event their circumstances change and proper care for the dog is no longer possible, or the dog was not a proper fit for their family, they return the dog to us.  We will work to find a new home for the dog and a new dog for their family, if need be, no questions asked.
Since Dirk’s Fund began over 30 years ago, we have rehabilitated and rescued thousands of dogs.  There is no better rescue than Dirk’s Fund.  No one does more with a buck than we do.  We have NO PAID STAFF MEMBERS.  A group of very committed volunteers makes it all happen every hour of every day, every day of every year.

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