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Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Southern California, Inc.

 820 Wilson Pl
 Santa Monica , CA 90405
[P] (310) 3923366
[F] --
https://www.oesrescue.com
[email protected]
Jane Dempsey
FOUNDED: 1989
INCORPORATED: 1996
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Organization DBA Old English Sheepdog Rescue
OES Rescue
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 77-0324522 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of our all volunteer Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Southern California, Inc. is to place healthy but unwanted Old English Sheepdogs in loving homes.

Mission Statement

The mission of our all volunteer Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Southern California, Inc. is to place healthy but unwanted Old English Sheepdogs in loving homes.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $42,000.00
Projected Revenue $50,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Rescue OES
  • Education of Children about animals with coloring books
  • Community Outreach
  • Disaster Relief
  • Therapy Dog

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

The mission of our all volunteer Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Southern California, Inc. is to place healthy but unwanted Old English Sheepdogs in loving homes.

Background Statement

Our Rescue program started in 1989 as an all volunteer non-profit association. Within a year, we handled over 60 Old English Sheepdogs (OES). In 1996, we incorporated in the state of California and were granted 501(c)(3) non-profit status by the IRS. We have had stability and continuity in our rescue program in that one of our founding members is still on our Board of Directors. Since 1989, over 2300 OES had gone through our rescue program. Our area of rescue increased as did our numbers during that time to include covering Arizona and Southern Nevada in addition to Southern California. 

As years passed by, we have slowly seen the number of OES in rescue lower. We feel fortunate that we have a network of wonderful volunteers who help us in all aspects of the organization: foster care; grooming; senior dog care; home inspection; socialization and transport of our rescue dogs. Our veterinarians and groomers have volunteered much of their time, expertise and supplies.

When an Old English Sheepdog enters our program, they spend at least the first 48 -72 hours with our veterinarians. When the veterinarian feels that the dog is ready for adoption, the dog has been is spay/neutered, micro-chipped, given all shots, medically checked over and groomed. We also have clerical support to help with fundraising, mailing, and data collection. While many contacts at animal shelters have changed over the years, we enjoy a great working relationship with the shelters and the local rescue groups.

With a group of people who monitor the internet, we have ensured that all OES that need rescue are located, offered support, veterinary care and/or adoption placement. Luckily, we have never had to turn away a dog in need of rescue as we have always found space for them in our program. In recent  years, we have between 48 and 55 Old English Sheepdogs come in the program along with anywhere from 8 to 10 families that are helped by the rescue to keeping their dog in their home.


Impact Statement

IN 2018, OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG RESCUE PLACED 48 OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS IN NEW HOMES AND ASSISTED 8 FAMILIES TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS IN THEIR HOMES. OUR VOLUNTEERS AGAIN PARTICIPATED IN OVER 50 EVENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN NEVADA AND ARIZONA TO CONTINUE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH. WE ALSO HAVE VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH THEIR THERAPY DOGS THROUGHOUT THE AREA. WE HAVE REMAINED COMMITTED TO INCREASING ANIMAL AWARENESS BY WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND HAVE FOUND OUR COLORING BOOK PROGRAM ESPECIALLY EFFECTIVE ALONG WITH GRADE SCHOOL VISITS. WITH THE HELP OF OUR VETERINARIANS AND VOLUNTEERS, WE HONORED OUR MISSION STATEMENT WHILE HANDLING OVER 50 PHONE CALLS AND ABOUT 100 EMAILS PER WEEK. OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS AND ANIMALS IN GENERAL. WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THE SUPPORT WE RECEIVE FROM THE COMMUNITY.

IN 2019, OUR GOALS INCLUDE WORKING ON LONG TERM MANAGEMENT AND IMPROVING THE WAY WE OPERATE THE RESCUE BY CONTINUING TO PLACE UNWANTED OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS IN LOVING NEW HOMES AND ASSISTING OWNERS WITH THEIR DOGS. AS AN ALL-VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION, WE WANT TO WORK HARD TO BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL THE EVENTS THAT WE WANT TO PARTICIPATE WITH EACH YEAR. WE CONTINUE TO WORK TO KEEP UP OUR RESCUE FINANCIALLY HEALTHY. WE HOPE WE CAN DO MORE WITH CHILDREN BY EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND HAVING OUR DOGS IN SCHOOLS. WE HOPE TO ADD MORE OF OUR RESCUE DOGS IN THERAPY DOG WORK AND VOLUNTEERING AT HOSPITALS, AIRPORTS AND NURSING HOMES. WE HAVE ONE OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG WHO HAS QUALIFIED AS A “HOPE’ DOG THAT DEPLOYS TO NATURAL DISASTERS FOR VICTIMS AND FIRST RESPONDERS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE CONTINUALLY VERSED WITH NEW METHODS TO HELP WITH DISASTERS IN OUR AREA .

Needs Statement

Medical care (injuries, surgeries, teeth and blood work especially senior dogs) $11,600.00

Grooming and board $5,900.00

Behavioral modification training expenses $3,600.00

Spay/Neutering Funding $3,500.00

Shots and medications for rescue dogs $2,400.00

 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

The public can make donations in cash at our events or by check either at events or by mail. Our website takes credit cards thru PayPal. We always need volunteers at our events. There are many ways people can volunteer - some help with events, others help with dogs, and others help with the many needs of a non-profit. Many people do not realize that non-profits can use help in so many ways that they might be accomplished at doing. Almost everyone has talents that a non-profit can use. Many volunteers will help by sewing, locating in-kind donations, and paperwork to name a few.. Email us at [email protected]

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
We serve the areas of Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona. Most of our work is done in the Southern California area.  Our Orange County volunteers decided last year to start an Old English Sheepdogs of Orange County Facebook page.  The Facebook page has been very effective in helping OES owners with information and "meet ups" so everyone can get together and help them know more about their dogs.  The "meet-ups" have also brought us more volunteers within the area.  We are very excited that so far the Facebook page has helped us meet and added one dog who has started therapy work in the area and one additional dog in therapy dog training. 

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Animal Protection & Welfare
  2. Education - Educational Services
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Alliances & Advocacy

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Programs


Rescue OES

Our mission is to place unwanted OES in loving homes. So rescue is what we do!  We pick up OES from animal shelters and owners who can no longer take care of their dogs.  All dog go to our veterinarian to be checked for any medical/physical needs including: spay/neutered, given vaccines due, groomed and temperament tested.  When our vet and the placement volunteers feel the dog is ready to be adopted, we go through our applications to find a match for the dog.  All homes are given a personal home visit prior to adoption.  We have a 7 day trial period.   
Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  In the short term, we have removed the dogs from shelter situations and homes who no longer cared for the dogs. As an Old English Sheepdog's hair will continue to grow, many of the dogs have been left in yards for years without grooming allowing maggots and foxtails to get into their hair. Many other dogs have been emotionally left in yards and not socialized which is an issue for us. The dogs need to learn to walk on a leash and live in a home.
Program Long-Term Success  Since 1989, we have placed over 2300 OES in loving homes. Over the years there have been about 10% or 230 OES who were deemed unplaceable due to medical and/or temperament issues.  
Program Success Monitored By  We send out mailings and at the Holidays, we ask for photos.  We have a yearly OES parade which attracts at least 40-50 dogs that have gone through our program.  Between asking for photos and the parade, we hear form close to 70 percent of the dogs still alive.  We call the other 30 percent in January and ask about the dogs.  We probably have about 2-3 percent of the people that that we do lose track of due to their moving etc. 
Examples of Program Success 
This month on June 1, we got a call from the Bakersfield shelter - a 4 year old female OES pick up as a stray who was very matted with foxtails in her coat and ears.
When the owners did not come (shelter would possibly bring charges of neglect) , we picked her up from the shelter on June 6 (Shelby is the name the shelter gave her). She was immediately shaved and you could see the foxtails partially submerged in her skin. 
Our vets checked her over and on June 11, she was spayed, foxtails removed from her body and ears and since she was under anesthetics, her badly worn teeth were cleaned.  We nursed her wounds and ten days later on June 21, a family who had adopted from us before came to adopt her. So far all is well. 
This is a VERY QUICK almost unheard of rescue turn around but basically that is what we do - just never that fast. 

Education of Children about animals with coloring books

The best way we have found for kids to learn about animals is through our coloring book program (Doggie Do's and Dont's).  Kids seem to be better interacting with other kids so at almost all our events we try to have teens spend time with the kids and coloring books. Kids talk to each other in only a way they can. They will discuss things with each other and not with an adult. Even adults benefit from the books.
Budget  $1750.00
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  5ort term is watching 20-30 kids filling in coloring books and talking about animals they have. The teens can bring up questions about walking, feeding, playing etc with the dogs. We decided that we would try to pick one thing that the teens could bring up to each kid so they could tell their parents they learned that particular thing about dogs.  The teens even started saying "Tell me what your learned from the coloring book?" 
Program Long-Term Success  We started the program about 8 years ago.  The goal is to have kids learn about animals and their needs so there will not be the same needs in later generations. The importance of spay/neuter, knowing an animal is for life etc. We buy the coloring books thru the American Vet Assn. and the crayons on Amazon.
Program Success Monitored By  This may be one of those cases where only time will tell but we have had kids come to the same event 6 months lter (the case of an Irvine event that is every 6 months) or 1 year later and want to talk to the teens again and show how much better they color and what else they learned about dogs. 
Examples of Program Success  'We had one kid tell their parents that they learned how to approach a new dog by putting your hand out palm up.  And never to just pet an animal without asking. Sometimes they will show their parents the pages of the book and what it says.

Community Outreach

We set up booths and tables at events/fairs to meet people and explain our breed. We are there for people to ask questions about the needs of animals in general.  We also answer questions about Old English Sheepdogs as a breed.  We explain what an animal rescue does and what steps we, in particular take when we rescue a dog.  We go through how the veterinarian checks the dog, we spay/neuter the dog, make sure the dog has necessary shots, and do different temperament testing to see what each dog know about and what they have not yet been trained about. 
Budget  4,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Exhibitions & Shows
Population Served Adults Adults
Program Short-Term Success  We have met people who have adopted dogs and become Board members.  It is also a great way to get volunteers. Some events will generate more donations than others.
Program Long-Term Success  We started 30 years ago doing events. For many years, ads in the newspaper and this type of event were the only way to meet people looking to adopt dogs.  The fact we are still here says the events are worthwile. 
Program Success Monitored By  At these events, we judge by how many people stop by and talk to us.  It is the interaction with the public which gives us a feel for our presence at the event being a success or not. Many people stop by each year and will buy items from us or give us a donation.  
Examples of Program Success  Last year we met a couple at an event.  They applied online to adopt and we did a home visit to make sure we understood what personality of dog they wanted.  A few months later we had a "perfect dog" for them to adopt.  They adopted.  Now one year later, they are volunteering and attending events to show people how great a rescue dog can do and fit in their new homes.

Disaster Relief

Assist animal welfare agencies set up at natural disasters located in our Southern California area. Help with volunteers to assist with generators, lighting, transportation and manpower when the need arises to help temporarily relocate or evacuate animals.   
Budget  $500.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  Sadly, we noticed how much more efficient evacuations were during the recent Malibu fires.  We were part of the beach evacuations. Crates and cages to keep cats and dogs safe were set up on the beach immediately and horses were accepted on the beach.  Evacuation trailers and vans arrived from the north quickly to move animals further from the fires (the movements to the south were not advisable for this fire).  This continued until the beach was evacuated. The final report we received was that all outside areas (north, south and east) of the fire functioned the same way and the animals brought out were safe.  
Program Long-Term Success  We help supply volunteers and some needed items (generators, crates and cages, lights etc) when help is needed for animals in natural disasters.  We hope helping will make more animals safe when natural disasters such as fires or earthquake strike.  We hope we will not be needed to help but feel that if we are kept current in protocol and procedures that we can be helpful.
Program Success Monitored By  We can easily see how the operation is going and have moved volunteers to other areas if necessary.  We received evacuation reports and updates thru the AKC Disaster Relief Program and Disaster Animal Response Team thru spcaLA. We also hear from evacuation centers and news reports. People in the disaster areas are able to tell volunteers where other help may be needed.  
Examples of Program Success  When there was a fire in the Tujunga area (Los Angeles County) last year, our volunteers with trailers heard it on the radio at its start.  After a prior fire, they had been part of the team that learned of the set up of evacuation plans and were able to immediately help move horses, dogs and cats from the stable closest to the fire to the next stable (like a domino effect) in the evacuation plan.     

Therapy Dog

Many of our rescue dogs have gone on to be therapy dogs working at hospitals, schools, rehab centers, nursing and senior homes, libraries, airports and with victims along with first responders at disasters. We are working to develop a program that will help with identifying appropriate candidate rescue dogs to train and bring into therapy work.  
Budget  $2,000.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Animal-Assisted Therapy
Population Served General/Unspecified US
Program Short-Term Success  The short term success is shown by the faces on children at school, people hospitalized who want the dogs to visit them, and seniors who tell the therapy dogs handlers about their dog when they were kids especially when they hardly speak usually.  These are just a few examples. It is great to watch kids at libraries reading out loud to a dog. .  
Program Long-Term Success  We hope the more Old English Sheepdogs that we can add to the therapy programs in existence locally will help coordinate visits to those who will benefit from such visits. We have already had one Old English Sheepdog rescued through our program go through and been named an AKC Distinguished Therapy dog and had been a member of HOPE - Animal Assisted Crisis Therapy for the past year. The HOPE program deploys trained dogs to victims and first responders of disasters.     
Program Success Monitored By  So far we have not seen much therapy dog work that has not been successful.  Obviously, allergies and fear of dogs prevent many from participating.  We have overcome the fear of dogs and many times the allergy problems by having a stuffed dog to show and sometimes leave with people.  
Examples of Program Success  Having the venues such as hospitals, schools, libraries and airports want the dogs to come back and set up a regular schedule shows it success.  We hope to have more Old English Sheepdogs participate as people love the fluffy look of the dogs.  One of our dogs "Bagel" has been asked to return to visit fire and police after the local fires.  She was also asked to be part of the anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to interact with survivors and victims family members. 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jane Dempsey
CEO Term Start Jan 1989
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Jane Dempsey was born in Southern California and has resided in Santa Monica, Ca for most of her life. She graduated from North Hollywood High School and the University of California at Los Angeles. Her professional career in the Travel Industry started as a travel consultant continuing a family business.

After the 1989 death of her Old English Sheepdog Moses, she saw the need for an efficient rescue for Old English Sheepdogs and with Christine Pesche Bunsick, the 501 (c)(3) Old English Sheepdog Rescue was created. She continues to manage her career in the Travel Industry to allow her the freedom to volunteer time as she has for the past 30 years. She has served on the Board of Directors in various positions since the organization was founded.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mrs. Christine Bunsick Pesche Jan 1989 June 2003

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Old English Sheepdog Rescue American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation 2008

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

In our areas, we work with all animal shelters, dog rescues, and veterinarians. We work with some animal related dog food companies and pet stores.  We also work with businesses and cities for any and all opportunities to help animals. A few examples - Irvine Animal Care/Control twice a year events, work with the Burbank Kennel Club, work with the city of Beverly Hills on their 'Woofstock 90210'  event, participant in Pawcasso Las Vegas (an art fundraiser of 10-13 rescues), Purina Rally2Rescue, and Purina Incredible Dog Challenge.   

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 28
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 0%
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

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

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair MS. Jane Dempsey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kentucky Derby Tours
Board Chair Term Jan 1989 - Dec
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Jan - Dec

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Heidi Aparacio Disney affiliate Voting
Ms. Cheral Bond Retired Voting
Ms. Jane Dempsey Kentucky Derby Tours Voting
Mrs. Claire Gilbert Falmat, Inc Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 1 English
Gender Female: 4
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

With an all volunteer organization and most of our volunteers having full or part time jobs, it is difficult to have time to fill out the many forms and paperwork needed for the organization while attending to the needs of the dogs in the program. We work hard at delegating the work.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • By-laws
  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Community Outreach / Community Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Distributions / Grant Making
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Volunteer

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $42,000.00
Form 990s

2018 990s

2017 990s

2016 990s

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $53,235 $145,130 $43,403
Total Expenses $28,424 $23,422 $17,944

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$47,622 $141,567 $40,641
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $860 $580 $1,066
Investment Income, Net of Losses $5,265 $2,983 $1,696
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $-512 -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $22,284 $23,422 $17,944
Administration Expense $5,471 -- --
Fundraising Expense $669 -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.87 6.20 2.42
Program Expense/Total Expenses 78% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 1% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $352,523 $327,644 $206,020
Current Assets $352,523 $327,644 $206,020
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $249 $181 $265
Total Net Assets $352,274 $327,463 $205,755

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1,415.76 1,810.19 777.43

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
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? No

CEO Comments

Our rescue learned quickly that we needed to find ways to support our goals. To that end, we attended Regional Gift Shows and purchased Old English Sheepdog and dog related items to sell at events,  We contacted several dog artists who made prints for us to sell. We have nurtured a 23 year relationship with a well known dog artist who designs a Holiday card for us which we produce, market and sell each year. We also set up booths at events and have held bake sales, played pin the tail on the doggie and other games. We made a very nice donation bucket to have available for people to donate. We have applied for and received grants as eclectic as a NASCAR driver and a floral organization.  We have produced t-shirts and sweatshirts of Old English Sheepdogs to sell.  Our holiday letter to the rescue dogs and volunteers mention that people can remember us in their estate planning. We sincerely miss our supporters who have died and remembered us in their trusts.
In 2013, we hired a person who is a QuickBooks specialist and deals exclusively with non-profits to reconcile our books (bank accounts, credit card).  He also does our Profit and Expense paperwork, our balance sheet and helps us with our projected budget. We have continued to hire him each year .  
 

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporate Contributions.

Documents


Other Documents

Nevada Silver Flume fundraising (2019)

No Other Documents currently available.