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MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE

ALL BREEDS ALL CREEDS

aka MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE   |   tehachapi, CA   |  www.marleysmutts.org

Mission

Making a Pawsitive and lasting impact on communities by rehabilitating souls and creating second chances using the power of the human/animal bond.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Sharon Johnson

Main address

1121 w valley bvld ste i #140

tehachapi, CA 93561 USA

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EIN

30-0636031

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization (30-0636031) that is concentrated on saving the lives of Kern County's incarcerated canines. Kern County's shelters are bursting at the seams and register some of the highest euthanasia rates in the country. We are committed to these shelter dogs simply because they have NO ONE and are closest to death. These dogs are at the shelter because they have been abandoned, lost, neglected, discarded or abused and many of them have no way out but RESCUE. These dogs are without family, love or representation and we aim to save as many as we can. We are their rescuers, their voice and their future.

Our programs

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

Miracle Mutts

Miracle Mutts is Marley's Mutts' community outreach and education endeavor, through which volunteers utilize therapy dogs for comforting interactivity, emotional and social enrichment, and job-skills training for a wide range of populations across Kern County.
Our staff and volunteers INVEST hundreds of hours each month offering unique and innovative programs,, each whose purpose is to utilize the healing power of the human-canine bond to better the lives of both people and dogs.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Inmates in the California Correctional Facility learn to work with dogs while training rescued dogs from Kern County's animal shelters. Inmates learn patience, understanding, communication while also learning a skill of dog handling and care with a certificate in the end that will help them to locate employment upon release. The dogs are trained and readied for permanent adoption upon the completion of the course.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people and formerly incarcerated people

Mutt Movers works in conjunction with local shelters to rescue at risk (of euthanasia) dogs to prepare them to shipped off to other cities, states and countries for adoptions. This program insures the dogs are fully vetted and healthy to travel for immediate adoption upon arrival.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$24,000

To pull at risk dogs from local shelters and place them in foster homes for future adoption. The dogs are fully vetted, rehabilitated to be readied for future fur-ever homes Some of the dogs pulled are in desperate need of major medical treatment - and we handle all medical costs/needs and they are then sent to foster homes to recover until healed and ready to be placed in permanent homes.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

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 animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Mutt Movers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number includes all of the dogs and puppies that we have rescued. Total adoptions and dogs and puppies that we have pulled from high kill shelters and transferred to other organizations.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

FOSTER/ADOPTION

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue aims to save as many dogs from euthanasia by finding them new homes through fostering and adoption or transporting them out of Kern County to other No Kill rescues. We also aim to motivate and help others that are struggling with addiction or troubles by giving them the tools to learn how to instruct and train dogs while also allowing them to help dogs become trained and adopted.

We utilize 6 different programs to help with our strategy to accomplish our goals. The first is our Spay and Neuter program that help low income and vulnerable population afford service for there dogs, which we have helped well over 2000 dogs through this program over the last 5 years. Our Mutt Movers program allows us to transport dogs out of Kern County to other rescues and shelters in LA County, Santa Barbara County, and to the State of Washington to save them from euthanasia and get them to areas that can help them be adopted. We have developed a rescue and rehabilitation program that has allowed up to build up a large foster network that we are able to use to save dogs from shelters on a weekly basis to help get them adopted into a loving and caring home which saves them from euthanasia. We also have Pawsitive Change Prison Program that is a comprehensive and progressive hands on inmate vocational training program that is in multiple California Correctional institutions and juvenile institutions. Miracle Mutts is a program that brings a therapy and educational program to schools in Kern and LA County areas to help education the next generation on animal welfare and rescue. It also brings healing through the human and canine bond to all levels. Our strategies for success happen through a calculate and coordinated marketing and implementation through our social media and direct media outlets to make kern county a no kill county.

All of our programs that we have established have made a clear difference in the communities that we have reached. We have found a steady increase in all of our programs with support and success over the last 3 years.

We are able to track our progress through the amount of people we are able to educate, the animals saved, and the county kill rate. We look at the average kill rate from year to year to see how the live we save are impacting that rate.

We have successfully cut the kill rate in Kern County from over 80% to under 40% in 5 years and in the process have saved over 5000 dogs. We have educated tens of thousands of students and we have currently vocational trained 125 men in the prisons which we were able to get 200 dogs adopted through this. Our social media has an impact on all 50 states and has reached over 40 different countries. We have also certified over 100 dogs to help in therapy and given them a life in service.

Financials

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

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MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 2/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mark Fox

Jeramiah Ward

Karen White

Ben Lebeau

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 ? 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

Keywords

Dog, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Adoptions, All Breeds