French Bulldog Rescue Network a Nonprofit Corporation

Helping Frenchies in need

aka F.B.R.N.   |   West Hartford, CT   |  http://www.frenchbulldogrescue.org

Mission

FBRN's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home French Bulldogs in need from commercial breeding kennels, import brokers, public shelters, private rescue groups, owners or Good Samaritans. Our organization is comprised solely of volunteers who nurture and foster these dogs as well as provide education and training. Our goal is to place healthy and happy French Bulldogs into forever homes.

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Mrs. Joan Cleveland

Main address

41 Crossroads Plaza Suite 232

West Hartford, CT 06117 USA

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EIN

01-0704651

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As we celebrate our 19-year anniversary, FBRN continues to evolve to meet the challenge of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming French bulldogs. When FBRN was founded, these adorable little dogs were a rarity and those needing rescue were few and far between. There were also very few local rescues prepared to handle the specialized needs of brachycephalic dogs. At that time, the French bulldog was # 75 on the AKC’s most popular dog list. Currently, they are #4. With the pressure of consumer demand for pet puppies, there has been an exponential increase in breeders creating exotic color patterns and extreme body types without regard for consequences in the health or temperament of the dogs. Concurrent with the population increase and decrease in the mental and physical health of the dogs, there has been an increase in the number of local rescues who can accommodate dogs whose needs are less costly to address. Because of our national presence and careful financial management, FBRN has

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?

French Bulldog Rehabilitation

French Bulldogs Rehabilitation

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit 2014

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2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit 2015

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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 animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

French Bulldog Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number intakes of French bulldogs in 2019. The primary source of intakes is from private individuals; additional sources include shelters, veterinarians and strays.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

French Bulldog Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number of French Bulldogs adopted out in 2019.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

French Bulldog Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the average number of days our fosters are in our care from intake to adoption. This number can vary depending on the extent of medical care required to rehabilitate the dog.

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.

The French Bulldog Rescue Network (FBRN) rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes French Bulldogs in need in order to reduce the number of dogs who might otherwise be euthanized or in unsuitable situations. We educate French Bulldog owners in order to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to rescue. Ultimately, we hope to reduce the number of French Bulldogs requiring the assistance.

FBRN's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome French bulldogs in need. Our strategy for fulfilling that mission is to maintain a standard of excellence in quality of care and organization that enables us to work effectively across all of North America. We use our social media platforms and website to communicate our successes to the public which ensures that we have the dedicated volunteers and funding needed to maintain that standard.

FBRN has a volunteer base of over 2,000 people throughout North America. Additionally, we are active on social media, with followers on Facebook (403,000), Instagram (91,000), Twitter (5,200), and YouTube; we also have a popular blog and maintain a web page, updated weekly with information about the dogs in our care and French Bulldogs in general. Our volunteers are creative and develop unique fundraising programs. We have loyal sponsors, donors, and grants that enable us to maintain a balanced budget with full disclosure of 990s and GAAS/GAAp audit for 2013.

We strive to increase participation in community events to educate the public. We have placed over 2,500 dogs in the last 16 years and are very proud of our volunteers and all that they have accomplished. We seek continued improvement in our ability to provide better support for people whose dogs present behavioral challenges.

Our process improvements have made us more efficient in all ways. Over the last three years, the number of total dogs in rescue has declined, despite the increased popularity of the breed. We are hopeful that this means that we have contributed to more responsible ownership of French Bulldogs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email, Direct Contact with volunteers,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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French Bulldog Rescue Network a Nonprofit Corporation

Board of directors
as of 11/20/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joan Cleveland

Joan Cleveland

Andres Lopez

Pam Wohlgemuth

Erin Ferrell

Cherry Flaherty

Ashley Mucha

Dan Nykolayko

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/20/2020

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