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Barks of Love Animal Rescue

 P.O. Box 4156
 Fullerton, CA 92834
[P] (714) 855-5009
[F] (714) 598-3355
www.barksoflove.org
[email protected]
Paige Lefever
FOUNDED: 2008
INCORPORATED: 2008
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 26-3647040 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are to decrease the total number of animals being euthanized each year, provide a safe and caring home for animals that are being neglected, abused and/or abandoned, and offer community education and awareness. The means for providing such programs which include, but are not limited to: donations and fundraisers. 

Mission Statement

The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are to decrease the total number of animals being euthanized each year, provide a safe and caring home for animals that are being neglected, abused and/or abandoned, and offer community education and awareness. The means for providing such programs which include, but are not limited to: donations and fundraisers. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $40,000.00
Projected Revenue $50,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Dog Rescue Program
  • Community Education and Awareness Program
  • Foster Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are to decrease the total number of animals being euthanized each year, provide a safe and caring home for animals that are being neglected, abused and/or abandoned, and offer community education and awareness. The means for providing such programs which include, but are not limited to: donations and fundraisers. 

Background Statement

Barks of Love is the only non-profit canine rescue program in Orange County committed to matching dogs with ideal foster families that will give them the best chance at permanent, loving homes.

Since our inception in 2008, we've maintained our values as an organization that puts our dogs' welfare first.  Everything we do is driven by our passion for matching families with the right dog.  We emphasize compatibility and build mutually beneficial relationships to ensure dogs are placed responsibly and given a permanent home.  We do everything we can to provide foster families with the right resources and advice to raise happy, loving dogs.  In addition, we make continuous efforts to stay in touch with our families and follow the success of our canines.

Our status as a volunteer organization ensures that our most dedicated staff have an utmost passion for rescuing and caring for dogs.   We make sure to share all of our combined knowledge to make the most out of a foster or ownership transition.

Barks of Love is one of the few animal rescue organizations to take a proactive approach in ensuring the welfare of our dogs.  We manage the entire foster process from selection, to training, to matching the dog with a permanent family.  Once dogs are adopted, we encourage new owners to keep in touch with any questions or concerns.  We want our dogs to stay in one permanent home for the rest of their lives and do everything in our power to ensure that they do.

Barks of Love has a diverse base of remote volunteers.  We do not run out of a facility, but through our loving foster homes.  Our mobile events and recruiting methods spread our ideology that anyone can take part in animal rescue across Orange County, California.

Impact Statement

Barks of Love is recognized as a major resource for the welfare of abandoned and abused animals in Southern California. Our goal is to lower euthanasia rates in animal shelters. There is a desperate need for rescue facilities and organizations as an increasing number of dogs are being abandoned and neglected each day, especially in today's society, where unmanaged dog breeding and organized dog fighting are increasing at a staggering rate. We provide our services and foster homes primarily in Orange County, California; however we also extend our services to dogs in need from surrounding counties as well as we do not limit any areas. We rehabilitate and re-train dogs that are able to qualify for adoption and a majority of the dogs we work with need a new permanent home. All dogs are kept in private foster homes where they receive the medical care affection they require until a "forever home" is found that is deemed suitable by a Barks of Love Board Member. The adoption process consists of screening applicants, dog "meet and greets", and a home check. At least 75% of the organization's time and effort is spent on rescue and rehabilitation. 

Needs Statement

Our "reserves" are small and every dollar we have is needed to continue to saving additional animals from high-kill shelters in addition to supporting them while they are in our fostering program, awaiting their "fur"ever home.  This includes their food, bowls, crates, toys, treats, collars, leashes, flea/tick/heartworm medication, toenail trimmings, spay/neuter, vaccinations (including rabies), general exam, fecal test, de-worming and other medical care as necessary.

By donating, your funds help us continue ensuring that fostering with Barks of Love is free to our foster parents - without them, saving all of these lives would not be possible.

If you would like to donate towards our rescue fund, we would be so grateful.  Every dollar counts and no amounts is too small and remember, donations are tax deductible. (Tax ID: 26-3647040)

CEO Statement

Some people say you should never buy a used car, because you would just be buying “somebody else’s problems.” Unfortunately, that’s how some people view rescue dogs-as dogs that weren't wanted because they had problems and didn't make good pets.

In the vast majority of cases, that’s just not true! I am participating in this grant proposal not only as the Founder of Barks of Love Animal Rescue, but as a passionate animal lover, trying to make a difference one rescue dog at a time.

Since the summer of 2008 when Barks of Love Animal Rescue began, I HAVE rescued one dog at a time, and we have successfully rescued and re-homed close to 3000 dogs!

Board Chair Statement

Since becoming President of Barks of Love in 2015, it has been important to me that we continue the work that Ashley Cunningham began, and to continue to fulfill her vision of a rescue who is passionate and involved in the lives of every dog in our Foster Program, and every dog we adopt into loving homes. As we continue to grow we are not losing sight of what is important, each and every dog we bring into this rescue. They are always our main focus, and it is my position that we will never rescue more dogs than we can give individual attention to.

The upcoming years for Barks of Love will see us continue to grow our Foster Program, as well as involve ourselves in Community Outreach. We wish to provide supplies and clinics to low income families in and around Orange County. I believe it is important for us to find the one and final forever home for our rescue dogs, as well as work with the community to ensure dogs already in their first forever home can stay there.

As a 100% volunteer based organization it is our passion for what we do and for dogs that keeps us going. I, myself am the proud "mom" to two rescue dogs, including one whom I adopted from Barks of Love in 2014: Chloe. I did not have pets growing up as I am the daughter to a single mom and lived in apartments my entire childhood. That is where my passion for placing dogs with families, and ensuring children learn the responsibility of pet ownership comes from. I look forward to seeing where Barks of Love can go! Paige Lefever, President

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Help us continue to rescue the many animals in need, educate the community on progressive animal care and ownership and advocate for a more effective city animal control system.  This can be done in a variety of ways – take a look at the many different areas listed below and see how you can contribute to not only a great cause – but to a much needed organization for the city and it’s proud members……SuppliesVolunteersSpecialty BusinessMedia (All Aspects)FostersSponsorshipBusinessesRestaurantsCopy Places / Mail CentersGrocery StoresClothing Stores / Jewelry StoreALL BUSINESSES – ALL PEOPLE - monetary donations are without a doubt – the biggest gift you can give and the most effective – this goes without saying – and can be received by Barks of Love thru check, PayPal and fundable links.  No matter the amount – every cent is both highly appreciated and appropriated in the most efficient manner – starting with vet bills – Barks of Love is accountable both professionally and ethically to maintaining the health of all its rescued animals.  This includes spay/neuter, up to date shots and vaccines and any ongoing medical needs the animal may have.For more information email [email protected]!

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
Barks of Love has foster homes mainly throughout Orange County, California.  We will only adopt to homes residing in Orange County but provide informational services to anyone from any geographic area.

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Animal Protection & Welfare
  2. Public & Societal Benefit -
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Programs


Dog Rescue Program

There is a desperate need for rescue families and organizations as an increasing number of dogs are being abandoned and neglected each day, especially in today’s society, where unmanaged dog breeding and organized dog fighting are increasing at a staggering rate.  We provide our services and foster homes primarily in Orange County, California; however we also extend our services to dogs in need from surrounding counties as well as we do not limit any areas.  We rehabilitate and re-train dogs that are able to qualify for adoption and a majority of the dogs we work with need a new permanent home.  All dogs are kept in private foster homes where they receive the medical care affection they require until a “forever home” is found that is deemed suitable by a Barks of Love board member.  The adoption process consists of screening applicants, dog “meet and greets” and a home check.  At least 75% of the organization’s time and effort is spent on rescue and rehabilitation.  We of course need volunteers like you to operate all the programs and services we intend to provide.  

Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Throughout the program, the dogs that are currently in rescue will be cared for by loving volunteer foster homes, monetarily supported by donations from Barks of Love to be showcased for adoption.
Program Long-Term Success  For dogs that get rescued, each finds an adoptive permanent home, once all medical and socialization needs are taken care of.
Program Success Monitored By  Records of number of rescued dogs per month and number of adoptions.
Examples of Program Success  We have successfully rescued and adopted out 800 dogs since 2008.

Community Education and Awareness Program

Our Organization consistently educates all members of the public who have contact with Barks of Love on the importance of spaying and neutering their animals, as well as the correct ways of caring for dogs and what treatment must be provided.  This organization presents many opportunities for people of all ages to help make a positive impact on an animal’s life.

Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  That at each event we outreach to the public about our mission and continue to answer email and phone call requests about referrals and advice.
Program Long-Term Success  That more people of all ages will be educated about pet over population and positive experiences with shelters and rescues.
Program Success Monitored By  Number of people joining as volunteers or on our facebook page and mailing list.  Number of shares and google analytics.
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Foster Program

Our ability to rescue depends completely on foster homes.  The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save.  BOL provides: food, vet care, guidance, and other essentials to foster homes.  Additionally, we are responsible for finding and approving the adoptive homes.

 

We carefully match up foster dogs/puppies with foster parents based on what works for your household.  Some people choose to foster a puppy or two, or even a litter; others prefer a small adult dog or a large dog.  We work with you to find the best possible match.  Bear in mind that a shelter environment after a rescue can be very stressful and traumatic for many animals.  In your home they will have a chance to feel safe and secure, to be loved, nurtured, exercised and socialized.  We work hard to find the right home for your foster pet from the moment they are rescued.  Foster animals may stay at their temporary homes from a few days to weeks and sometimes even months.  It all depends on the animal and the amount of time the foster parent can commit to this process.  

Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  That those who are voluntarily fostering are provided with all the items needed to properly care for the dog, and that dogs in foster care are being socialized and medically treated and evaluated to create a perfect adoption match.
Program Long-Term Success  That fosters will continue to foster more dogs once their current dog has been adopted based on the positive experience they had with our organization and that they will spread the word and others will also try out fostering.
Program Success Monitored By 
# of fosters who agree to continue fostering, versus # of fosters who do not
 
# of fosters who end up adopting their foster dog which is currently at %50 
Examples of Program Success  --

Management


CEO/Executive Director Paige Lefever
CEO Term Start July 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ashley Cunningham June 2008 July 2015

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Best Place to Adopt a Dog OC Parenting Magazine 2016

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 0%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 8
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Ashley Cunningham
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder
Board Chair Term June 2008 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ashley Cunningham Founder Voting
Chris Cunningham Chief Financial Officer Voting
Katie Del Vecchio Marketing Director Voting
Hilary Greenspan Secretary Voting
Paige Lefever President --
Tawnya Rodarte Foster Director Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 10
Board Term Limits 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $40,000.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $31,065 $48,585 $39,747
Total Expenses $27,086 $49,537 $34,721

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$5,000 $18,047 $18,124
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $857 -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $12,532 $19,621 $21,623
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $12,676 $10,917 --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $22,090 $42,506 $25,150
Administration Expense $3,111 $7,031 $9,571
Fundraising Expense $1,885 -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.15 0.98 1.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses 82% 86% 72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 10% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $5,000 $9,043 $9,995
Current Assets $5,000 $9,043 $9,995
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $5,000 $9,043 $9,995

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s, financial summary provided by the organizationand as well as consultation with the organization. 

Documents


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