Animal related

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy Inc

Madison, WI

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

2009

President / Executive Director

Nicole Meadowcroft

Main Address

2310 Mustang Way

Madison, WI 53718 USA

Keywords

service dogs, dog training, veterans, autism, guide dogs, disabilities, dogs, puppy raising, philanthropy, fund-raising, charity, donations,

EIN

26-3156085

 Number

7738684272

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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3

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Service Dogs

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of clients placed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of service dogs trained and placed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of service dogs provided to veterans

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Service Dogs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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.

Our major indicators for progress will be the reduction of waiting times for our clients as well as increasing the number of highly trained service dogs placed per year.

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.

External Reviews

Financials

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy Inc

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

No

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

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

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Policies and processes

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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.