10TH LIFE SURGICAL CENTER

aka A Doggie 4 You   |   Pipe Creek, TX   |  Adoggie4you.org

Mission

To promote spay/neuter of pets, rescue dogs from kill facilities or unsafe environments rehabilitate and rehome the dogs to loving homes.

Ruling year info

2008

President

Patricia C Godkin

Main address

P.O. Box 63078

Pipe Creek, TX 78063 USA

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Formerly known as

10th Life Surgical Center

EIN

26-2578483

NTEE code info

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

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

Spay and neuter education will help prevent the overpopulation of unwanted dogs/cats in the state of Texas. Best Friends Society posted on their website that Texas euthanized more dogs and cats than any other state in the US in 2018. Unfortunately, Texas continues to be one of the leading states euthanizing dogs and cats. At A Doggie 4 You we are working hard to add more housing space for rescued dogs to find their forever homes and to help reduce the number of dogs euthanized each year in Texas.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

A Doggie 4 You

A no kill animal shelter that promotes spay/neuter of pets, rescues dogs from kill facilities or unsafe conditions and rehabilitates and rehomes in safe, stable environments through adoption events at PetSmart, Petco, HEB, Tractor Supply, and other adoption events by invitation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

To support the adoption of dogs and cats found as strays and/or taken in by pet rescue groups in the Texas Hill Country Area by assisting in the funding of veterinary and/or rescue related expenses

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) to complete the multi-year modular buildings conversions project NLT 12/31/2022 to provide indoor housing for 50 additional dogs--increases permanent, indoor housing for 200 dogs
2) to increase adoption numbers after the project listed above is completed through local adoptions and by transporting dogs to northern USA states with dog wait lists at no-kill shelters
3) to build and operate a spay and neuter surgical center for the rescued dogs and cats for Bandera County residents where a low-cost spay/neuter clinic does not currently exist

A Doggie 4 You is currently seeking public and private donations, conducting fundraising events, and requesting grants to assist with our multi-year facility build out project.
During this time we are also seeking transportation, spay/neuter, and emergency medical grants to enable the organization to keep our adoption rates up during the construction project phase.
We must first finish the build-out of our facility expansion for the Dog Compound before tackling building a low-cost spay and neuter clinic.

In-kind donations and public contributions along with foundation grants enabled our organization to purchase the modular buildings for the Dog Compound, prepare the building sites at the rescue, and to transport them to their permanent locations at the rescue. Fundraising efforts continue with the public and local businesses along with grant requests to foundations and corporations. We met and exceeded our first year goals with the buildings project and are now working hard to accomplish the remaining multi-year goals.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus affected our capital campaign to build out the Dog Compound NLT the end of 2021. Donations and grants were lower than anticipated in 2020 as people lost jobs and grant funds were not as forthcoming as expected. Construction was halted several times in 2020 due to COVID illnesses and lack of funds. Fundraising and large adoption events were cancelled due to the pandemic. We are hoping that 2021 will be a brighter year.

1. 2 modular buildings were purchased at auction
2. in kind donations from local businesses provided the road base for the new building sites
3. in kind labor cleared and made the sites ready for the buildings
4. buildings were transported and placed onsite on February 18th, 2018
5. work to convert the outside of the buildings included pouring of large cement pads, adding 24 kennels onto the pads
6. fencing was added around the outdoor kennels attached to each of the 2 buildings
7. fencing around the alley ways and dog exercise/socialization area was completed
8. pavilion covers were installed over the kennels and dog exercise area
9. artificial turf was installed in the exercise play area between buildings 1 & 2
10. An electric grid was installed bringing electricity to Buildings 1 & 2, Grooming Building, Puppy Building, and the new Laundry/Bathroom/Shower Building.
11. Laundry Building was connected to septic.
12. Sidewalk poured to connect Buildings 1 & 2.
13. The former Storage Building was converted into a Puppy Building with 2 indoor whelping rooms and 4 Mom and Puppies Kennels. All rooms were fitted with Pet Doors to the outdoor kennels which are on cement and surrounded by chain link fencing.
14. Eight of the 12 indoor cottages in Building 1 were completed while the remaining 4 indoor cottages were particially completed.

Coming next:
1. in 2021 Building 1: the remaining 4 indoor dog cottages should be completed as well as the Staff Office
2. in 2021 Building 2: is due to be totally converted on the inside into 12 dog cottages and a second Staff Office
3. purchase a second large-capacity, stackable washer and dryer for the Laundry Building

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, other,

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Recently one of our followers suggested we sign up for receiving donations via VENMO, a mobile payment service owned by PayPal. Venmo account holders can transfer funds to others via a mobile phone app.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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

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10TH LIFE SURGICAL CENTER

Board of directors
as of 4/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patricia Godkin

Chad Stewart

Jennifer Sprague, DVM

Le'Ette Christian

Donna Witt

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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/03/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability