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How We Got Here

DVGRR’s Cofounder, Robin Adams, began rescue efforts not long after purchasing her first Golden, Emerson, from what she thought was a reputable breeder. In 1986, thinking Emerson’s dominant behavior might improve with another dog, she answered a “free to a good home” ad; however, Emerson would not accept the second Golden, and rather than return him to a life tied in a garage, Robin exhausted her list of friends, family and colleagues until she found an adopter. The rescue effort was born.