TAYSIA BLUE RESCUE

I've got your six

aka Taysia Blue Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue   |   Omaha, NE   |  http://TaysiaBlue.com

Mission

Taysia Blue Rescue strives to save lives by keeping Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes out of shelters. We provide them with medical attention, socialization, exercise, food and a safe place to live with volunteer foster families until we can find them forever homes.

Notes from the nonprofit

Each year we save the lives of a hundred Siberian huskies that are in immediate danger of being killed in area shelters. We do not have a facility, all our dogs live in volunteer foster homes where they get love and care and a little training until they can be placed in their forever home. You can meet the dogs by either attending one of our weekend events or by submitting an adoption application as part of our adoption process.

Many people are surprised to learn that there is a need for a Siberian husky rescue in the middle of the country. We were too, actually. We thought that maybe we'd help eight or ten dogs a year. We were surprised to learn that the need is well into the hundreds. We typically maintain a waiting list of healthy Siberian huskies that are in area shelters and running out of time. Because of this, we have to often turn down owners who wish to surrender their dogs because we have to prioritize the dogs in immediate danger of being killed in shelters.

We can help more, but we need more foster homes, volunteer leaders and money to provide care. If you can't foster, please think about volunteering. If you don't have time to volunteer, please consider a donation. Together we can heal hearts, one husky at a time.

Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue is based in Omaha, Nebraska with a foster and volunteer network that stretches to Lincoln, Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO, and beyond. We are surrounded by the largest puppy mill states in the country so the sheer numbers of unwanted huskies keeps us busy.

Homeless Siberian huskies begin their journey to Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue in a variety of ways. We prioritize our intake of Siberian huskies by concentrating on area shelters that have Siberian huskies that are scheduled to be euthanized due to lack of space and time in the shelter.

We are a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our all-volunteer mission provides a network to shelter, rehabilitate and re-home Siberian huskies in the Midwest who are misplaced, abused, neglected, abandoned or surrendered by their owners. Our goal is to place these dogs in loving, permanent and carefully screened homes. We provide education about the breed characteristics of the Siberian husky and responsible dog ownership.
We also offer an opportunity for Siberian husky and other Northern breed enthusiasts to meet and for the dogs to play. We receive no public subsidies and are funded solely through donations by adopters and supporters. We envision a day when all companion animals no longer face inhumane treatment, abandonment or perish in shelters

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Stephanie Konz

Founder, Chairman of the Board

Mike Roach

Main address

P.O Box 241311

Omaha, NE 68124 USA

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EIN

27-2775999

NTEE code info

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

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

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes are dying in shelters in our region and across the country. We work to provide solutions and education to pet owners in order to help them keep their pets. We provide resources to them when they need to rehome their pet. We work directly with shelters to take in Huskies and Malamutes that they are unable to adopt to the public. This provides an impact to the shelters by creating a space for another dog.

Our programs

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Huskies and Heroes

Dogs offer us so much. They give us unconditional love and friendship. For some who are struggling, dogs can be a reason to get up in the morning, a reason to hope and to find purpose, a reason to keep on keeping on. Huskies and Heroes is seeking donations to help sponsor the adoption of a homeless dog to veterans of US Armed Forces through Taysia Blue Rescue. Our goal is to offset the cost of dog adoption fees for veterans; helping veterans and helping dogs at the same time..

The program is seeking donations to help sponsor the adoption of homeless dogs to veterans of the USA Armed Forces through Taysia Blue Rescue. Our goal is to offset the cost of dog adoption for veterans, helping them and dogs at the same time.

Population(s) Served

We work with area shelters to take in Huskies and Malamutes, place in one of our volunteer foster homes until we can complete their adoption to their new family. We will also assist owners needing to find a new home for their furry family member. We ensure that all dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and have any necessary medical treatment.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Taysia Blue Rescue envisions a time when all adoptable Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes have a loving home. Where all have their basic needs met, where all families are knowledgeable of the challenges and wonder of the breeds and where both humans and dogs become ambassadors of this vision.

We work to provide resources and education to help people keep their pets in their homes and if they still feel they need to rehome their pet, we help guide them to resources and technology that will help them.

We network with communities, shelters and individuals to help lost Huskies and Malamutes return home to their owners.

We provide educational resources and offer training to shelter staff and volunteers to help them better understand the breeds we work with so that they are better able to match them with potential adopters.

When we need to take in a Husky or Malamute from a shelter, we work to understand the dog and to help him or her become a more adoptable dog. We are able to educate the adopter on the pet's personality so that they are prepared for the needs and challenges of their new pet and we help to set expectations for that adopter.

We follow up on adoptions at regular intervals so that we might be able to intervene and assist if problems arise.

We have developed technology (TAYZIE) to connect shelter and owner intake requests that provide us with detailed information about the dog that we can use for tracking purpose sand education. We are then able to match these dogs with volunteer foster homes, provide information to the owner on how best to work with their dog or how best to rehome their dog. This same technology also helps manage, store and track vital information and records on the dog that we can ultimately provide to volunteers and prospective adopters to help find the right match.

We saved 254 dogs in 2019, this is up from 135 the year prior

We are currently working on building an online training academy that will benefit volunteers and eventually owners on how to work on common challenges of their Husky or Malamute.

We are also looking in to facial recognition software to help integrate our lost dog efforts, linking to a network to consolidate our transport efforts and additional technology to help connect people looking for Huskies and Malamutes with individuals needing to re-home them.

We have worked hard to eliminate barriers for people to adopt, and will continue our commitment to equitable adoption practices and policies. We are hoping to create a grant program for people needing help to keep their pets in their home that could cover medical and other unplanned expenses.

Financials

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TAYSIA BLUE RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 8/12/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Roach

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Jacqueline Roach

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Michael Roach

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Stephanie Konz

Steven McKenzie

Kelly Mann

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No