ANIMAL RESCUE OF THE ROCKIES

Saving one animal won't change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal

Aurora, CO   |  www.arrcolorado.org

Mission

Animal Rescue of the Rockies pulls homeless dogs and cats from shelters and places them in loving foster homes until their forever homes are found.  We promote spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation and encourage quality relationships between pets and their people through behavior resources and training.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Karen Martiny

Dog Division Director

Kelly Rushing

Main address

13918 E. Mississippi Ave. #60188

Aurora, CO 80012 USA

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EIN

20-1055815

NTEE code info

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

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Over 4 million dogs and cats are still euthanized in our country's shelters each year. This is largely due to pet overpopulation created by unaltered pets, puppy mills, and backyard breeders. Education is needed to increase public awareness of this problem and encourage people to adopt vs. buy pets. 4 million pets dying in shelters is 4 million too many - that number should be zero. We are a Best Friends Animal Society Network Partner and are on board with their goal to reach nationwide no kill by 2025.

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 Program for Homeless Dogs and Cats

To pull dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters, place them in loving foster homes, and subsequently adopt them out to loving forever homes.  Our focus is on helping pets in danger of euthanization at shelters due to lack of space, medical, or behavioral issues that need addressing.  We provide the necessary veterinary care, behavioral training, and socialization to ensure successful adoptions.  We have a lifetime commitment to each pet that comes into our care.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We spay and neuter each of the pets that comes into our care before adoption. We recognize the importance of population control for dogs and cats and the need for prevention of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We care for kittens found in community cat colonies by putting them in foster homes, making sure they're healthy before readying them for adoptive homes. Their mamas get spayed before being released back into their communities to prevent future litters. All kittens are also spayed or neutered prior to adoption and receive their first vaccinations and are microchipped

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 animals rescued

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

Adults

Related Program

Foster and Adoption Program for Homeless Dogs and Cats

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

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

Adults

Related Program

Foster and Adoption Program for Homeless Dogs and Cats

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Animal Rescue of the Rockies is committed to saving the lives of homeless pets. Our primary goals include:
1. Staying focused on our mission to work towards a day when all pets are treated as valuable, individual beings and a true no-kill nation has been established in the U.S.
2. Work closely with shelters and other rescue organizations to increase the number of lives saved every year by taking in pets at risk of being euthanized, placing them in loving foster homes, and adopting them to forever homes.

Our strategies include broadening our volunteer base and establishing team leaders to oversee the various tasks needed to accomplish our goals, increase development and fundraising to provide a strong financial base from which to operate, continue to attend conferences and workshops to further our education and knowledge of animal welfare, and to stay strongly focused on our mission.

Animal Rescue of the Rockies has a 17-year history of saving more lives each year than the prior year, steadily growing our foster home base and volunteer base. We operate a thrift shop in Breckenridge, Colorado to bring in a steady source of income. Our Board of Directors consists of 5 very dedicated individuals with the skills to move our organization forward. Our systems and procedures are well defined and we are continually reviewing ways to improve our processes.

Animal Rescue of the Rockies has continued to save more lives each year. In 2019 we adopted out 1,827 homeless dogs and cats, an increase of 20% over 2018. Each pet is spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for any illnesses prior to adoption. We've established organizational procedures that work well and rely on our loyal foster homes to house our pets prior to adoption. We also operate our Cat Casita in Fairplay, Colorado, which houses around 15 adoptable cats in a cage-free playroom. Veterinary bills are our largest program expense, as we ensure each pet is healthy and altered before going to 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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Adopters

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

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

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • 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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ANIMAL RESCUE OF THE ROCKIES

Board of directors
as of 6/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Karen Martiny

No Affiliation

Term: 2003 -


Board co-chair

Kelly Rushing

Karen Martiny

No Affiliation

Kelly Rushing

No Affiliation

Kristin Parsons

No Affiliation

Michael Wright

No Affiliation

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 06/17/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data