We typically have 70-90 dogs listed on our Adopt-A-Pet profile available for adoption, but we generally have 120+ dogs in over 80 foster homes throughout Ohio. They either aren't ready to be adopted because they are too young, have medical issues that need to be resolved first, are awaiting spay/neuter, or have behavioral issues that need work before we are ready to release them to an adoptive home. We work with a fantastic team of veterinarians, behaviorists, trainers, groomers, and volunteers to make sure that our dogs are ready for adoption, and go to the right family. We check with potential adopters' vets and landlords to make sure there are no issues with applicants prior to adoption. We perform a home visit for each and every dog adopted out.
Since our founding in 2013, we have adopted out over 2600 dogs. Below you will find the breakdown.
Dogs Adopted Per Year:
2013 - 66
2014 - 289
2015 - 421
2016 - 473
2017 - 513
2018 - 501
2019 - 385
In 2018 we took in 503 dogs and 5 cats. We adopted out 501 dogs and 4 cats. 274 of those dogs came from our local animal shelter (number accurate as of 12/26/18).
In 2017 we took in 519 dogs and adopted out 513 dogs.
Applications received in 2019: 1,378
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization registered with the IRS. All donations are tax deductible and we want you to know where your donations are going. Our Director and staff do not collect salaries, bonuses, or commissions of any type. We are all strictly volunteer, so anything you donate goes straight to help the dogs in our care. Want to make sure what we say is true? Visit www.GuideStar.org and look us up! Not only do we self-report with GuideStar, but GuideStar pulls our IRS 990 form (what we have to report to the IRS on income and expenses).
Income: 222,115.09 (donations, adoption fees and fundraising)
Supplies: $17,400.06 (food, crates, collars, leashes etc)
Merchandise & Event Fees: $11,196.13
Dog Training: $6,186.20
Advertising & Website: $3,776.87
The remaining funds were spent on dog licenses, pull fees from shelters, technology fees, office supplies and business cards, our Christmas newsletter, event advertising, participation fees for events, and supplies for our spay/neuter clinic. Unlike some rescues, our only assets (physical property and cash) we have are the crates and merchandise we have and what little cash we have in our account at the time of tax filing before it goes to pay the next vet bill.
Income: $150,370.00 (donations, adoption fees and fundraising)
Food, supplies, crates, medication, etc: $49,801.06
Income: $143,692.21 (donations, adoption fees and fundraising)
Food, supplies, crates, medication, etc: $43,058.03
Did you know...
We frequently pull pregnant females, or females who have just given birth from the shelter. A typical litter is usually 5 to 8 puppies, but it's not unusual for there to be more. The biggest non-medical, non-food cost for puppies who don't need to be bottle fed? Puppy pads. Just like with babies and diapers, they're not cheap, and we typically need them until the puppies are house trained at around 10-12 weeks. We can ALWAYS use puppy pads, and old towels and blankets.
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