Animal related

MUTTVILLE

"Muttville is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way the world thinks about and treats senior dogs."

San Francisco, CA

Mission

Muttville is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs, aged seven years and older, and to creating better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption, and hospice.

Ruling Year

2008

CEO

Sherri Franklin

Main Address

P.O. Box 410207

San Francisco, CA 94141 USA

Keywords

California, senior dogs, animal rescue, dog rescue, dog adoption, animal adoption, humane education, senior citizen

EIN

26-0416747

 Number

3762459864

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The tragic truth is that every day, dogs in good health with wonderful personalities are euthanized. Why? They're older. And because they're older, they're not considered adoptable.

Shelter workers see it every day: a dog is brought in because he can't jog with his guardian anymore. Or he needs a little time to get up the stairs. Or he's simply not a puppy.

We reach out to senior and special needs rescue dogs; find suitable homes for those dogs that are adoptable; and offer end of life care for those that are not. These are not just shelter dogs; every day, dogs are moved from loving homes to concrete cages because their guardians have died or moved or simply can't care for them anymore.

If we had our way, no dog would spend its last days in a cold, dark shelter. There is so much love and joy in these dogs! Bringing

Our programs

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Seniors for Seniors Program

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Hospice

Adoptions

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Our Results

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Number of animal adoptions

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Adoptions

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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Adoptions

Number of animals rescued

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Adoptions

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

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Hospice

Context notes

Muttville offers hospice for dogs with terminal illnesses but still capable of a good quality of life. They're adopted by loving families & receive palliative care until it's time time to say goodbye

Number of animals going to senior citizens

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Muttville's Seniors for Seniors program helps reduce social isolation and loneliness in the senior community by making it easy for senior citizens to experience the benefits of a canine companion.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. Through outreach and networking, Muttville finds suitable new homes for these dogs. Muttville has its own cage-free facility, housing newly rescued senior dogs while they await to be matched with foster homes.

Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. Through outreach and networking, Muttville finds suitable new homes for these dogs. Muttville has its own cage-free facility, housing newly rescued senior dogs while they await to be matched with foster homes.

Daily to contact shelter, rescue groups, through social media and many other channels to find these dogs in need. On an average we receive over 500 request monthly to help with these special dogs to find them homes.

Since its inception in 2007, Muttville has enjoyed tremendous success, finding homes for hundreds of mutts and helping change the way the world thinks of senior dogs. In the process, we've won awards and accolades from everybody from Oprah, the Red Cross and our founder has been named a CNN Hero for 2016.

Our work never stops. If we had our way, no dog would spend its last days in a cold, dark shelter. There is so much love and joy in these dogs! Bringing these special dogs into a home is not only good for the dogs, but such loving, mellow dogs transform the quality of life for the people who adopt or foster them.

We have just celebrated our 5,000th adoption in 10-years and our social media has reached over 400,000 followers.

Other rescue groups and shelters are reaching out to us to provide education on how to help these wonderful dogs.

There are so many stories of dogs that have been in loving homes and have lost their guardians, or dogs who have been neglected most of their lives and are now given a death sentence at a shelter. They deserve to know love before they go – even for a little while. This is our chance to show them kindness.

We simply need more room to help more dogs find love and our chance to show them kindness.

The space that we are currently in now we have sadly outgrown and we are in the process of finding our new "Forever Home". We want to bring the love, kindness, and compassion to as many senior dogs as we can

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Financials

MUTTVILLE

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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