With A Golden Spirit, Inc. (WAGS )

We just don't rescue their body, we rescue their Spirit!

aka With A Golden Spirit, Inc (WAGS)   |   Irwin, PA   |  www.wagsrescue.homestead.com

Mission

With A Golden Spirit, Inc. (WAGS) is incorporated under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 for the following purposes: 1. To provide loving and forever homes for Golden Retrievers that are rescued from shelters, strays, unclaimed by owners after published notice, or that are relinquished by their owners to WAGS. Such dogs will be given immediate medical attention, updated immunizations, spayed or neutered (except for special circumstances as determined by a Veterinarian); carefully evaluated and relocated into compatible homes where assurances can be made that proper care will be continued.

Ruling year info

2001

President

Mr. Michael J Davin

Main address

12439 Roth Dr

Irwin, PA 15642 USA

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EIN

25-1847827

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

With A Golden Spirit, Inc. (WAGS) was founded in 1998. Our mission is to rescue, provide immediate medical care, spay or neuter, vaccinate, rehabilitate, socialize, and place in forever homes, orphan golden retrievers, and in some cases, a golden retriever want-to-be. Our commitment is reflected in our motto - "We just don’t rescue their body, we rescue their Spirit!" The orphan, once in the care of WAGS is immediately taken to our veterinarian for an examination, treatment for all required medical needs, spay or neuter, and vaccinations as directed by the veterinarian. The orphan, in some cases may require rehabilitation based on observed behavior. If the behavior is something that we have not encountered, we seek the advice and services of a behavior animal trainer. Due to changing needs and the COVID-19 lockdown, WAGS has become a hospice for senior golden retrievers. All intakes over the past several years have been seniors with health challenges.

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?

Rescue

Golden Retriever Rescue

Population(s) Served
Adults

Golden Retriever Adoptions

Population(s) Served
Adults

Lost and Found

Population(s) Served
Adults

Education Resources

Population(s) Served
Adults

Rescue golden retrievers

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 rehomed

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

Age groups

Related Program

Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The two 'rehomed' were walked to the Rainbow Bridge. Our intakes over the past several years have been senior golden retrievers (over 10) with various health challenges.

Number of animals rescued

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

Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have senior goldens in various stages of health related challenges. Thus, our adoptions are due to walking them home to cross the Rainbow Bridge.

Number of sheltered animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals vaccinated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs in hospice care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of senior dogs (9+ years) rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of senior dogs (9+ years) adopted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of pets microchipped

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs walked daily by our volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals provided with long term care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

Our mission remains the same as when we were established in 1998. In part, to rescue orphan golden retrievers, provide immediate medical care, spay or neuter, behavior assessment if required extensive training, and adopt the orphan to an approved applicant. The approval process requires veterinarian authorization, home visit and compatibility with the orphan and family. In addition, we address the responsibilities and consequences of pet ownership before deciding to get a pet requiring a lifetime commitment to your pet and educate your children, friends, family members and co-workers about pet overpopulation, adoption and the importance of spaying and neutering.

Social media www.facebook.com/groups/GoldenSpirit supplemented by our web site www.wagsrescue.homestead.com

Social media and web site coupled by daily emails in reaching out to our partners and folks who follow us.

Daily posting to social media, number of intakes diminished and the increase in the number of adoptions of orphans.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Creating a Facebook Page to enhance and offer assistance through this resource.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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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With A Golden Spirit, Inc. (WAGS )

Board of directors
as of 5/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Michael Davin

With A Golden Spirit, Inc. (WAGS)

Term: 1998 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mrs. Valerie Marsico

First Energy

Term: 2005 - 2021

Valerie Marsico

First Energy

Sharon Davin

Retired

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? 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 03/23/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Sexual orientation

Disability

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