COLORADO SPRINGS ALL BREED RESCUE

Rescue, Rehab, Rehome, (re)Train

aka All Breed Rescue & Training   |   Colorado Springs, CO   |  https://www.haveanicedog.org

Mission

To foster and place adoptable companion dogs into permanent homes. To increase adoptions of shelter dogs by promoting awareness of and cooperation with area shelters. To educate the community to be responsible dog owners.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Lauren Fox

Main address

410 1/2 E Fillmore St

Colorado Springs, CO 80907 USA

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EIN

84-1325815

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Other Services (D60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

All Breed Rescue & Training rescues at-risk dogs from shelters across Colorado who have been deemed "unadoptable," or who have been identified as having behavior or training problems. We place them in foster homes, and provide rehabilitation or training services to address any issues that are present, and then put them up for adoption in the hopes that they find their forever home. We provide ongoing email and phone support throughout the dog’s life and offer a comprehensive suite of training programs to help the new (or ongoing) relationship thrive. Additionally, we provide training and behavior services to the public, promoting scientifically sound, relationship based, positive reinforcement methodologies. We provide education to the public in the form of seminars, school presentation, and public booths regarding responsible pet ownership.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Foster and Adoption

Our Foster and Adoption program rescues at-risk and unadoptable dogs from shelter environments throughout Colorado. We provide foster homes and relationship based, fear free behavior modification and training to rehabilitate them into successful canine members of the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Training program is 100% positive reinforcement and relationship based. With classes ranging from Puppy Socialization, to multi-level Canine Good Citizen testing, to competition level Nosework, Rally, Agility, Barnhunt and Conformation, we have one of the largest training programs in Southern Colorado.

Population(s) Served
Adults

One of our main missions is to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. In regards to youth education, we offer dog safety and bite prevention presentations to Elementary, Middle, or High Schools in the region. For the not-so-young, we our therapy dog troupe are great canine ambassadors for training and positive dog ownership.

We also offer a student program at no cost. The program is self guided, but takes a minimum of 18 months to finish. Upon completion, students will be prepared to sit for the CCPDT certification exam. They will have gained the knowledge to pass the exam, completed all of the 300 required hands-on hours, and earned the trust of a CCPDT certificant (our Director of Training) to provide a signed attestation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Foster and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are our official PACFA numbers for adoptions. The spikes in 2013, and subsequently 2014, are from our involvement with the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012 and the Black Forest fire of 2013.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Foster and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are our official PACFA numbers for total intake. Numbers spike in 2012 and 2013 from natural disasters Waldo County fire and Black Forest fire.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

All Breed Rescue & Training is dedicated to improving the lives of all dogs.

Through our foster and adoption program, we aim to rescue at-risk dogs across Colorado who are unable to thrive in the shelter environment, rehabilitating them and finding them their forever homes. We only rescue dogs deemed unadoptable because of behavioral, medical, or training-related issues, and so the goals that we set for countable rescues and adoptions are much different than many other rescue organizations.

Through training and education services, we aim to promote relationship based methodologies that are grounded in the most current science and give owners the information and skills they need to be informed advocates for their dogs' well-being.

Through our behavior services, we aim to keep dogs in their homes and out of the shelter system, thereby decreasing relinquishment rates into shelters via the owner end.

For our foster and adoption goals, we set each dog up for success. When we rescue a dog, we make a commitment to them for life. We treat our rescues like our own dogs, getting to know them, helping them heal, and preparing them for happy, fulfilling lives. We provide them with either training or behavior modification and a home environment in which they feel safe. When they are ready and stable, they are put up for adoption in the hopes of finding their forever homes. The dogs in our charge will stay in foster care for as long as is required. Our longest foster to date has been over 5 years.

Because we love and believe in all our rescues, we work hard to ensure their long-term success. Before you adopt, we use an extremely thorough process to make sure you and your canine companion are a perfect fit. That means we fill you in on everything we know about the dog’s past and are open and honest about his or her ongoing needs. After adoption, we stay in touch long after you take your new best friend home. We provide ongoing email and phone support throughout the dog’s life and offer a comprehensive suite of training programs to help your relationship thrive.


For our training and education goals, we have become a leader in the community. We volunteer at schools across the city to promote dog safety, and use our 13,000 square foot facility to provide top notch services to the public. We also offer a free-of-charge student program for anyone wishing to learn more about dog rescue, dog training, and animal behaviorism.


In regards to the goals for our behavior services, along with offering private behavior consultations and private sessions to the general public, we provide Behavior Evaluations for Relinquishment Prevention to all owners who are considering relinquishing their family member to the humane society. We believe that dogs staying in their homes is almost always the best option, and offer the Relinquishment Prevention consults at no cost to either the owner or the humane society.

We also believe that prevention is the best defense, and offer Puppy Socialization classes until the age of 20 weeks for all puppies adopted from any Southern Colorado Animal Coalition members, including the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region; again, this these classes are provided at zero cost to either the owner or to to referring organization.

To increase our ability to accomplish these strategies, we work with multiple giving programs throughout the year, including both Indy Give! in Colorado Springs, and Colorado Gives throughout Colorado. We apply for grants to help fund our training and rescue programs, we implement a yearly mailer fundraising, encourage business partnerships for giving and percent nights, and foster an incredible relationship with our amazing community!

We have dedicated training, behavior, and adoption teams for handling a very large variety of canine issues, each headed by experts with decades of experience in their fields. For training, we offer one of the largest, in terms of sheer numbers as well as variety, training programs in the region. For behavior, our team is utilized by professional shelters across the region and private owners alike to diagnose and develop plans of action for myriad issues. For adoptions, our 98% adoption success rate proves that our positive reinforcement- and relationship-based training works.


Our connections within the community make us an invaluable resource for dog owners throughout the region and the state.

Our handful of full and part time staff want to help you be an advocate for your dog, and we will work to the best of our abilities to aid all owners reach the goals they set.

Our amazing volunteers help our adoption team with "home checks" for potential adopters, and enrich our facility foster dogs' lives by training with them at least 3 times a day, 365 days a year.

Our community lets us know what they want and need, and allows us the opportunity to supplement their lives with the services we are able to arrange to meet those needs.

We believe in our mission of rescue and education to our core, and have the skills and infrastructure to make our passions blossom.

From lowly beginnings as an out-of-basement rescue in 1994, we can't begin to describe how fortunate we feel to still be helping dogs!

More recently, we saw a huge upswing in our impact within the community in 2012 and 2013, when ABRT was able to provide our expertise and space to the community during the Waldo Canyon Fire and the Black Forest Fire natural disasters. For the weeks and months following these events, our training facility became a emergency rescue staging arena, and was used as a shelter for hundreds of animals while their families were being located.

Our amazing community continued to support us after this work, and in 2017, we were able to move into a new 13,000 square foot facility. This move provides us over twice the training space - including our Canine Lifestyle Center (CLC) - an adoption room for prospective new homes to meet their new family members, and a dedicated foster dog area with 8 kennels. The CLC is our 6,000 square foot community education center (aka, the big room) that allows us to hold educational seminars for our community, or can be used for classes with above average space requirements (Agility, Barnhunt, or regulation-size AKC Rally and Obedience, just to name a few!). All of these new amenities allow us to broaden our reach, help more animals within our community, and afford us an educational reach that far exceeds our walls.

In the coming years, we hope to continue growing our training and student programs, partner our behavior services more closely with local shelters, and start our foray into the world of digital content creation and dissemination. These goals, our past successes, our dogged resolve for a better life for all canines, and our unrelenting hopefulness will shepherd us forward, saving lives and promoting the methodologies that we feel (and that science has shown to) create that most powerful bond of relationship between us and our canine companions. We appreciate the dedication that our community has shown to us for over two decades, and we look forward to the future of ABRT!

Financials

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COLORADO SPRINGS ALL BREED RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 1/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gordon Weldon

Mani Forouzandeh

Michael Gustafson

Coba Hoban

Jacquie Barber

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/5/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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