NORCAL GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER RESCUE INC

Helping GSPs in need find loving homes

aka NorCal GSP Rescue   |   Menlo Park, CA   |  https://norcalgsprescue.org

Mission

To bring about a time when every GSP in Northern California has a loving forever home We accomplish this by providing veterinary care for each German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) rescue including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, heartworm test/preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and any other medical care needed. We also: educate potential owners about the breed and its special requirements to ensure an educated decision when selecting the breed as a pet; assist owners in solving problems with their GSP in order to keep those dogs in their current home and encourage owners to use their breeders as a resource of support and information; educate animal control officers and shelter personnel on how to properly identify a GSP and of their particular personality and behavioral traits.

Notes from the nonprofit

We invite you to join us as an adopter, a donor, a volunteer. Feel the joy of making a difference in the lives of GSPs in need!

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Ms. Cheryl Warner

Main address

PO Box 933

Menlo Park, CA 94026 USA

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Formerly known as

GSP Rescue Dogs

EIN

26-0129307

NTEE code info

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

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Preventing euthanasia of adoptable German Shorthaired Pointers; working to reduce pet overpopulation; educating adopters, potential adopters, and current owners about this high-energy breed and providing advice so that these dogs can remain in their homes.

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?

Dog rescue

Rescue of German Shorthaired Pointers including vet care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, other care as needed (including surgeries), microchipping, and adoption to suitable homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Awards

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

Dog rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Varies year to year - our focus is on helping those dogs most in need - at risk of being euthanized. We also assist dogs and owners in many other ways, not reflected in the adoption numbers.

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.

To bring about a time when every GSP in Northern California has a loving forever home. Objective: Have zero placeable GSPs be euthanized in shelters.

This includes: tracking shelter dogs that are at risk of euthanasia, bringing dogs at risk of euthanasia into our foster program (and subsequently placing them into new homes), assisting people who need to rehome their GSP (via referral postings and other assistance, so that the dog is not taken to the shelter), providing assistance to owners to help keep their GSP in the current home (counseling, resources for training. financial assistance, spay/neuter assistance, Temporary Care program).

Intake team monitors shelters, Petfinder, and PetHarbor on a daily basis. Intake team has a good relationship with shelters and animal control agencies throughout Northern California, so that we are contacted in a timely manner once a dog has been assigned a euthanasia date. If the dog is not reclaimed by his/her owner or adopted by a member of the public as that date nears, a request for a foster home is generated, and the dog is accepted into our foster program. We also have a robust assistance and rehoming team that gives advice with the goal of keeping the dog in the home, and who can assist with the rehoming process if it comes to that. For 2021, we have added a Temporary Care program, offering short-term care for GSPs whose owners are in crisis so that they do not need to surrender their dogs.

Our prioritizing system has allowed us to help those GSPs in shelters at risk of euthanasia. We are meeting our goal.

We are now offering financial and transportation assistance for spay and neuter to prevent unplanned litters throughout our service area.

We offer short-term interest-free loans for emergency veterinary care.

We would like to continue to expand our capacity to help GSPs beyond those in shelters, aiding more of the dogs in our priority system to include those not in immediate danger. We have added financial assistance to our tools to help keep dogs in their current homes - whether this is for dog food, help with extensive medical bills, or behaviorists / trainers for behavior issues. New for 2021 is our Temporary Care program to assist owners in crisis situations.

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?

    People who adopt GSPs, or are owners, enthusiasts, or are otherwise involved with the breed.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Beginning in 2021 we are providing funds for post-adoption training to assist the adopters and the dogs with the transition to the new home. This addresses common adjustment issues and includes training tips and strategies.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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NORCAL GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER RESCUE INC

Board of directors
as of 4/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Cheryl Warner

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Barbara Gale

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Cathy Olson

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Claire DeCamp

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Cheryl Warner

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Heather Forshey

No Affiliation

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 ? 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? 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 4/12/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/12/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

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.