Leonberger Rescue Pals Inc

because every Leonberger deserves a forever home

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA   |  www.lrpals.org

Mission

"Leonberger Rescue Pals Inc is a 501c3 non profit, all volunteer national organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of unwanted, abandoned or abused Leonbergers and Leonberger mixes. We offer education to shelters, other rescues and individuals."

Ruling year info

2005

President

Nathalie Vadim

Vice President

Andrew Patterson

Main address

556 Crabtree Lane

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452 USA

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Formerly known as

Leonberger Rescue, Inc.

People Advocating for Leonbergers, Inc.

EIN

05-0598463

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-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission statement really addresses the need we are trying to address. Leonberger and Leonberger mixes that are unwanted, abandoned, or abused require rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing. Our aim is to address this need to minimize these dogs from being euthanized. We, also, address the need for educating shelters, other rescue organizations and individuals on the Leonberger breed.

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?

Our only program and purpose...Rescue

We have only one program and purpose rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of unwanted, abandoned or abused Leonbergers and Leonbergers mixes.

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
Related Program

Our only program and purpose...Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Some dogs stay in foster and are not adopted due to major health issues or dog passed away while being fostered.

Number of animals rescued

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

Our only program and purpose...Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Some dogs rescued (especially near year end) maybe still in foster care at end of year and not yet adopted.

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.

Rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Leonberger and Leonberger mixes that are unwanted, abandoned or abused. Educate shelters, other rescue organizations and individuals about the Leonberger breed.

We leverage social media, Leonberger mailing lists and networking with shelters and other rescue organizations to spread the word about our organization and what we do. The overall Leonberger community is another great source as our information is spread through their individual social media channels, as well. We, also, maintain a dedicated website for our organization. www.lrpals.org

Our volunteer staff and board of directors split up duties to monitor sites like PetFinder to ensure we are finding as many Leonbergers and Leonberger mixes as possible and contacting to offer our assistance. To meet our mission, we require donations and we utilize our very dedicated Leonberger community to meet our donation needs through fundraisers and direct pleas for large projects such as a puppy/dog mill situation. We continually network with other rescue organizations and shelters to ensure we are known far and wide. Every volunteer, regardless of "position" plays a role to ensure we are meeting our goals.

We have taken in many Leonbergers and Leonberger mixes. Educated shelters, other rescue organizations and individuals about the Leonberger breed. Assisted individuals to evaluate training needs of a Leonberger or Leonberger mix to ensure their dog could successfully remain with them rather than being re-homed. We must not let down our guard and continue to network far and wide to ensure we are known across the United States as the go to rescue for Leonbergers and Leonberger mixes to ensure no dog is left without an appropriate forever home and those considering a Leonberger or Leonberger mix are educated on the breed and what it takes to successfully provide a forever home.

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, FaceBook Comments to our FB page,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have added a formal tracking of the cross-posting that we do on our various social media and list serves so that we can report better to supporters about that piece of our programming.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • 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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Leonberger Rescue Pals Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Nathalie Vadim

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2020


Board co-chair

Andrew Patterson

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2020

Patricia Bennett

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc. - Area Representative - Northeast

Karen Knox

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc.

Priscilla Schultz

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc.

Jan Parola

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc. - Fundraiser

Cindy Stratton

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc. - Area Representative - Pacific Southwest

Laura James

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc.

Kim Rawers

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc. - Secretary & Area Representative - Pacific Northwest & Pacific Southwest

Karen Loechner

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc. - Area Representative - Southeast

Deborah Monte

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc. - Area Representative - New England

Julie Karamanos

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc.

Steve McConaughy

Leonberger Rescue Pals, Inc. - Area Representative - New England

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/10/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/10/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.