ESKIE RESCUERS UNITED AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG RESCUE

aka ERU   |   Randallstown, MD   |  http://www.eskierescuers.org

Mission

• To help American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue. • To reduce the population of American Eskimo Dogs in shelters, humane societies, and in rescue. • To promote education to the general public regarding the problem of unwanted American Eskimo Dogs and how to prevent it by discouraging indiscriminate breeding. • To protect American Eskimo Dogs from abuse and cruelty. • To operate as a functional rescue organization that will take in and provide the proper shelter, veterinarian care, socialization, rehabilitation and placement into caring and responsible homes. • To network with other rescue organizations (pure-breed and all-breed) to draw attention to American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue when we are unable to take them into our rescue (due to resource constraints or other concerns).

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Heidi Ortmeyer Ph.D.

Executive Director

Gary Kelley

Main address

8808 Harkate Way

Randallstown, MD 21133 USA

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EIN

33-1077303

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Providing companion dogs to combat loneliness and physical inactivity to older adults including military veterans.

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?

ERU Programs

Eskie Rescuers United programs include foster programs, transport, screening of applicants, education, spay and neuter of all dogs entering into the organization, veterinarian services, working close with all entities of rescue, and the preservation of the American Eskimo breed.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We received funding from Maddie's Fund to waive adoption fees, provide one year of preventatives (flea, tick, heart worm), and to provide one month of high-quality dog food to eligible (approved through our adoption process) veterans.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Where we work

Awards

Vets Adopt Pets 2017

Maddie's Fund

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

ERU Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Shelter Animals Count - Life Saving Metrics

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.

To help American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue.

To reduce the population of American Eskimo Dogs in shelters, humane societies, and in rescue.

To promote education to the general public regarding the problem of unwanted American Eskimo Dogs and how to prevent it by discouraging indiscriminate breeding.

To protect American Eskimo Dogs from abuse and cruelty.

To prohibit any American Eskimo Dog from being adopted or released for the purpose of research or experimental use.

To operate as a functional rescue organization that will take in and provide the proper shelter, veterinarian care, socialization, rehabilitation and placement into caring and responsible homes.

To network with other rescue organizations (pure-breed and all-breed) to draw attention to American Eskimo Dogs in need of rescue when we are unable to take them into our rescue (due to resource constraints or other concerns).

To cooperate with local and state laws in every state with their activities related to the rescue and care of American Eskimo Dogs.

We list dogs that are available for adoption on our own website, Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet, and on AllPaws.

We have approved foster homes in several states throughout the country. We help other 501c3 rescue groups with home visits and transport.

We have run several successful fundraising/sponsorship campaigns in 2018 to raise funds for medical expenses.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve rural and urban based animal shelters, and America Eskimo dog owners who need help placing their dog into a safe and loving home, and individuals or families looking to adopt or foster a rescued American Eskimo dog..

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    email, phone,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The Executive Director was contacted by a non-profit foundation that expressed their desire to provide funding to update our outdated website.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It helps us to stay up to date,

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • 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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ESKIE RESCUERS UNITED AMERICAN ESKIMO DOG RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 3/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Heidi Ortmeyer

Vickie Taylor

Laura Andriola

Catherine Flockton

Dyan Laphan

Cheryl Babcock

Mayli Someillan

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/21/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/21/2021

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Data
  • 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.