Custom Canines Service Dog Academy Inc

Madison, WI   |  https://www.customcanines.org

Mission

Is a nonprofit organization of volunteer professionals and individuals who embrace the endeavor of creating and supporting lasting partnerships between highly skilled service dogs and the community of mankind with diverse disabilities and impairments, thus greatly enhancing their quality of life.

Ruling year info

2009

President / Executive Director

Nicole Meadowcroft

Main address

2310 Mustang Way

Madison, WI 53718 USA

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EIN

26-3156085

NTEE code info

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our largest problem is fulfilling the need of individuals who desire the assistance our organization can provide to them.

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?

Service Dogs

We raise, train and place service dogs with individuals living with vast disabilities, thus greatly enhancing their quality of life.

Population(s) Served

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 clients placed

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of service dogs trained and placed

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of applicants applying for service dogs

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of service dogs provided to veterans

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.

As an organization we are striving to get as many skilled service dogs into the hands of our many clients. Our current waiting list is 2-4 years. It is a major goal of ours to drastically reduce this in the coming years.

We are looking to bring on at least one more service dog trainer and with the additional support we would be able to get our service dogs in training through the curriculum more efficiently.

We have an amazing network of volunteer puppy raisers and trainers and we are working diligently to be able to meet the present demand for services that exists.

As the number of applications have increased, we are still striving tirelessly to meet the demand. To date this year we already have several placements underway and hope to continue this trend throughout the remainder of the year.

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.

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Financials

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Operations

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

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Custom Canines Service Dog Academy Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nicole Meadowcroft

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy, Inc.

Term: 2009 -

Bob Wendler

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy, Inc.

Roccie Hill

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy, Inc.

Crystal Carter

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy, Inc.

Alan Franks

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy, Inc.

Heidi Brehmer

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy, Inc.

Nicole Meadowcroft

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/11/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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 with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/11/2020

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 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.