TWO DOG FARMS INC

Wells, NV   |  www.twodogfarms.com

Mission

We are a small organization based in Northern Nevada active in the rescue and rehoming of abandoned, surrendered, abused or neglected Korean Jindo Dogs in the USA. With our knowledge and experience of this breed, we hope to help educate the public to understand and appreciate this ancient breed to the fullest! The majority of our work is conducted around Los Angeles, and Southern California, where there is a higher population of Korean-Americans, but we work throughout the West Coast when needed. All our dogs are spayed or neutered, and provided with medical care (ranging from basic to comprehensive surgeries as needed). Dogs are placed in pre-approved private foster homes whilst we network them for appropriate forever homes. We also work with many hospice fosters and/or seniors.

Ruling year info

2013

Director

Mrs. Rosalind J Behenna

Director

Mr. Philip M Behenna

Main address

PO Box 428

Wells, NV 89835 USA

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EIN

26-1607702

NTEE code info

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

The Korean Jindo (진돗개) is a breed of hunting dog that originated on Jindo Island in Korea. Brought to the United States with South Korean expatriates, it is celebrated in its native land for its fierce loyalty and brave nature.
Many Jindos are kept by Korean expatriates, and due to cultural beliefs, many are kept outdoors only, may be allowed to breed, can be passed to fellow expatriates as gifts, and kept in (unsuitable for the breed) conditions. Jindos have an inquisitive, independent nature, and can be inclined to escape, with a large number ending up as strays. They need sufficient mental and physical stimulation, and good socialization too, which if neglected, can lead to problems, particularly during their teenage years, so many are surrendered.
As the breed becomes more well know, they are often adopted/purchased without due consideration of their needs.

Our programs

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Foster to adopt program

We compare our Foster to Adopt program to dating prior to getting married. You get to find out if you’re a mutual good match prior to finalizing the adoption. It allows a dog to get out of the shelter, while providing the foster/adopter an opportunity to both find out if this particular dog will work for them, while saving a life at the same time. You are also first in line to adopt that particular dog (should we determine it’s a mutually good fit). It’s a win-win for everyone!

Population(s) Served

We frequently have more dogs than foster homes, and often are forced to place newly rescued dogs into boarding kennels whilst we try and secure suitable foster homes for them. Aside from the expense of boarding, being able to place a dog into a foster home gives them a chance to recover from the stress of being kenneled. It gives us, as the Rescue, a chance to better assess the dog’s temperament, exposing the dog to different situations and evaluating all experiences. lt also allows us to bring the dog back to good health by providing the dog with medical care when necessary and much-needed TLC.

Population(s) Served

All dogs shown on our Adoptables page are currently in foster homes or approved boarding facilities and are looking for their forever homes.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We aim to help the Jindo breed gain a better understanding so that they can be kept in ideal conditions, by offering support and guidance to new owners and also to the more seasoned. The aim is to reduce the number of Jindos being surrendered or going stray, and to keep more in their homes.
We also want to reduce the number of unwanted puppies being born by encouraging spay/neuter.

As a rescue organization, we work to pull dogs from the shelters, or receive them through private surrenders, and then place them in private foster homes until such time as an approved forever home can be found for them. (We occasionally place dogs into approved boarding facilities if we have a foster home into which we can place them within a few days). We try to place dogs in foster homes close to our base in Northern Nevada, but, with the help of our volunteers, also place dogs in foster homes closer to the location of their shelter, with the majority being in Southern California and the Bay Area, CA.
We evaluate thoroughly the dogs we rescue and then network them for appropriate forever homes, listing through various public websites (Petfinder, Adopt-a-pet) as well as our own website, and on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

By helping educate the public about the breed's traditional needs, how to combat any problems, offering support and advice, and how to give them a fulfilling life, we want to reduce the number of Jindos being removed from their homes either by owner surrenders or by going stray.

We have a volunteer base of around 55, with a core group of around 15, as well as a 'following' of nearly 8,000 - all our volunteers are experienced Jindo/Asian dog breed owners, who are passionate about the cause and wish to promote a deeper understanding of their characters/temperament.
We maintain (and strive to strengthen) relationships with various animal shelters to help volunteers/staff recognize and understand the breed too.
We offer unparalleled support to our fosters and adopters, as well as providing mentoring to new fosters.
Our alumni group is growing, and as it does so, there is an even wider group of support developing.

We have seen an uptick in the number of Jindos being adopted directly from shelters.
We are also seeing more direct enquiries for assistance when people encounter problems.
We are pushing a new 'foster mentoring' program which partners more seasoned volunteers/fosters with new, less experienced fosters, including assistance and support from previous adopters in various locations.

Financials

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TWO DOG FARMS INC

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Philip Behenna

Two Dog Farms, Inc.

Term: 2011 -


Board co-chair

Mrs. Rosalind Behenna

Two Dog Farms, Inc.

Term: 2011 -