Rescue Committee


CCRCA Rescue and Referral is dedicated to placing or assisting with the placement of any CCR in need of a home and to finding an appropriate, good home where the CCR will be lovingly cared for and appreciated and where the CCR will enjoy a quality of life befitting the breed. The Chairman of the Rescue and Referral Committee will be considered the central contact for all reports of and regarding Curly-Coated Retrievers who are in need of homes in the United States. This person with the assistance of committee members will be the liaison between the home, foster-home, or shelter the dog is in and between all applicants wishing to adopt a rescue or referral dog. The Chairman will refer to and follow the CCRCA RESCUE AND REFERRAL GUIDELINES document approved by the CCRCA Board of Directors March 1, 2002.


  1. To fulfill the fiduciary obligations required of all Board members and to act in the best interest of the CCRCA while upholding the Constitution and By-Laws and working to fulfill the Club’s objectives.

  2. To submit to the Board by July 1, a bi-annual report of accomplishments for 1st half.

  3. To submit to the Board by Feb. 1, names of each committee member, goals for the upcoming year, and a bi-annual report of accomplishments for 2nd half.

  4. To keep a list of all CCR’s needing homes in the United States with specific information regarding each dog.

  5. To send and receive applications to and from anyone who wishes to adopt a rescue or referral CCR.

  6. To attempt to match an individual rescue dog with the most suitable applicant and to place a rescue CCR in the most appropriate home for that dog.

  7. To refer those homes that appear compatible with a referral CCR to the owner or breeder of the referral CCR.

  8. To report in each issue of THE CURLY COMMENTATOR, a list and description of available rescue and referral CCR’s, an update on rescue and referral CCR placements, a review of Rescue and Referral Committee activity and information on Rescue fundraisers.

  9. To provide a list of CCR’s available for adoption to the Recording Secretary for inclusion in the Club’s Breed Information Packet.

  10. To provide a report of available rescue and referral CCR’s for the Club website.