Animal related

BETTER DAYS INC

Rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs in need

aka BETTER DAYS RESCUE

Scottsdale, AZ

Mission

We help dogs that have lost their homes and sometimes their health. Many of our dogs are taken from the euthanasia lists at public and private shelter organizations. We make every effort to ensure better days ahead for each dog! Please visit our site BetterDaysRescue.org where you can learn about our policies and our adoptable dogs. You'll also find links to our social media accounts, with information about special projects and events, and view sneak peeks of our most recent rescues. We'll soon post brand new ways you can help, so please check back frequently!

Ruling Year

2014

Board Member

Scott G.

Co Principal Officer

Vickie G.

Main Address

PO Box 5374

Scottsdale, AZ 85261 USA

Keywords

Animal Rescue

EIN

32-0432002

 Number

7753884298

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Aside from funding, the single thing that prevents us for saving more dogs is lack of foster homes. Our adoptions involve intensive screening and placement of potential guardians for our dogs, so our fosters can be assured that putting heart and soul into caring for one of our dogs will be rewarded with success when that dog joins its new family!

Our programs

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

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Rescue

Where we work

Charting Impact

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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?

We hope to help change the perception of fostering and adoption. We thoroughly vet our dogs and involve a trainer/behavioralist, when needed, to smooth a dog's adjustment to a new home and family. Dogs are placed on a foster-to-adopt basis, with adoption not becoming final until everyone in the situation is completely satisfied.

We do not rush to place our dogs, rather we get to know them very well. We market each dog, screen dozens of applications, and perform interviews and home visits in search of the very best match for each dog's needs. Happy adopters = Happy dogs!

Through our veterinary and carer connections, we can provide safe and enriching accommodations while dogs are prepared for their permanent new homes.

We hope to grow the number of dogs saved and placed without sacrificing our manner of care and placement. For us, it is truly about the well-being and best interest of our dogs, and we'll move forward with that as our paramount objective.

We believe that we have set (and met) a high standard for extensive vetting and superior care of our dogs, and that we offer an unrivaled, positive adoption experience.

While we have already greatly increased the number of dogs that we rescue and place each year, we want to inspire dog-lovers of the community experiencing the opportunity to contribute to this process by fostering dogs for us and donating to our cause.

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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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & 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