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PETS FOR VETS INC

Helping Veterans One Lick at a Time

aka Pets for Vets   |   Wilmington, NC   |  www.petsforvets.com

Mission

We enrich the lives of Veterans by creating a Super Bond with custom trained working animals.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Clarissa Black

Main address

P. O. Box 10860

Wilmington, NC 28404 USA

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EIN

27-1250302

NTEE code info

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are enriching the lives of Veterans by creating a Super Bond with an A.C.E custom trained working animal.

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?

Pets for Vets

Pets for Vets rescues, trains and places shelter dogs with Veterans.  Veterans complete an application and are then interviewed.  Shelter dogs are selected to match the personality and lifestyle of a specific Veteran.  The dog is trained for that Veteran.  Pets for Vets works with the Veteran and the dog to ensure the adoption will be a success.  Training may include familiarizing the dog to wheelchairs and walkers and learning to recognize and respond to panic or anxiety disorder behaviors.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Where we work

Awards

CIGNA Go You Award 2013

CIGNA

Affiliations & memberships

PsychArmor 2017

Psych Hub 2019

Nonprofit Learning Lab 2019

NC Military Business Center 2018

Karen Pryor Academy 2021

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 animals rehomed

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

Veterans

Related Program

Pets for Vets

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our program is very hands-on. Covid-19 prevented us from providing our program in the usual manner.

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Veterans

Related Program

Pets for Vets

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Veterans matched with a trained companion animal

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

Veterans

Related Program

Pets for Vets

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Our goal is to have Pets for Vets personnel across the USA allowing us to make more Veteran-pet matches.

We network with individuals and animal shelters to identify areas to establish chapters and to work with satellite trainers. All chapters are operated by volunteers. We provide ongoing training to all of our personnel and volunteers.

This is a long term goal. We have dedicated staff and volunteers working to establish chapters, identify trainers and train personnel in order to achieve this goal.

We have established chapters in 10 states and added program service areas in 10 additional states in 2022.
As of December 31, 2022, we have made over 650 matches at no cost to the Veterans.
During 2020, 2021 and 2022 and the Covid-19 challenges, we provided ongoing assistance to our Veterans such as veterinary care, pet food and supplies.
During 2021, 2022 and 2023 as Covid-19 challenges continue, we are providing additional assistance to our Veterans such as veterinary care, pet food and supplies.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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PETS FOR VETS INC

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ann Black

No Affiliation

Ann Black

No Affiliation

Cathy Lile

No Affiliation

Marianne Upton

No Affiliation

Ellen Fox

No Affiliation

Gianna Jackson

No Affiliation

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/28/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/23/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.