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GOLDEN GATE BASSET RESCUE INC

Petaluma, CA

Mission

Golden Gate Basset Rescue rescues Basset
Hounds from abusive, abandoned and unwanted situations and rehabilitates homeless animals in foster homes while evaluating behavior and health problems. We interview and assess prospective adopters to ensure that the adopter and their new dog are a good match and therefore have the best chance of staying together.

Notes from the Nonprofit

2019 saw GGBR add four new Board Members and three Executive Officers, all volunteers. This has enabled us to expand outreach and improve our levels of service in all areas. We have maintained our commitment to provide the best possible medical care to the hounds we rescue, even though we find our expenditures exceeding our income. The shortfall is met from generous bequests from supporters who have passed, but we intend to increase our fundraising efforts to ensure that our balance sheet actually balances, and we can safeguard the bequests in an investment fund to secure the financial future of Golden Gate Basset Rescue. Thank you for reading this update... donations are welcome!

Ruling Year

2005

President

Gloria Tannehill-Carlsen

Main Address

PO Box 4958 (Gloria Tannehill-Carlsen, President)

Petaluma, CA 94955 USA

Keywords

Basset Hound Rescue dogs animal shelter welfare educate California Golden Gate spay neuter rehabilitate train behavior

EIN

38-3723802

 Number

1331590837

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Our programs

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Rescue and Rehome

Spay and Neuter Education

Community Service

Seniors for Seniors

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of animals rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Rescue and Rehome

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

GGBR has rescued between 40 and 120 bassets a year since we formed as a non-profit in 2005. This metric is in the average expected range for us.

Number of animals rehomed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Rescue and Rehome

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

GGBR takes in hounds, and finds well-matched, pre-approved forever homes for those hounds. We always have a number of dogs in our foster homes, undergoing evaluation, medical care etc.

Number of Senior hounds placed in Senior households

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

Seniors for Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

For senior (o/65) adoption applicants we offer adoption at half the donation cost if the dog is aged 9 or over.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Have a foster home available for every basset hound we intake
Have sufficient funds to medically treat every basset hound we intake
To place every hound within three months of intake
To establish a medical emergency fund (a) to deal with exceptional medical needs for our own hounds and (b) to offer assistance to basset hound owners and adopters faced with exceptional medical needs
To establish a fund for our Golden Oldies program - senior dogs can be placed at a 50% discount into a senior home. Many senior dogs stay in foster care much longer than young dogs and incur increased medical bills. Therefore they are a special case and need additional funding
To establish an emergency cash reserve to ensure we can act immediately in case of emergency.

To continue to build our volunteer lists, recruit foster homes, and involve our community
To raise funds specifically for (a) program needs focused on rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming and (b) medical emergencies
To run specific Direct Mail initiatives to raise funds for major medical/Golden Oldies and general operating monies.
To build our Membership Program to encourage recurring memberships

We currently have a list of over 100 foster homes, and at any one time have more than 15 dogs in a foster home.
We currently have no debt.
We have money in the bank, and
Our community continues to support us and donate to our cause.

Have zero dogs in boarding situations
Have zero dogs in shelters awaiting foster homes
Have zero applications to surrender dogs for want of funds to treat medical conditions

We have taken in every basset hound that needs rescue in the last twelve months.
We have sufficient funds to start our Medical Emergency fund, our Golden Oldies fund, and our Emergency Reserve fund.
We have established a membership program that encourages recurring monthly donations
We are recruiting volunteers to take on some executive tasks and fundraising events

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

United Way Member Agency 2013

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GOLDEN GATE BASSET RESCUE INC

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Board Leadership Practices

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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

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We are a very small organization with no paid staff. We have 5 board members of varying ethnicities. We do not collect data from our board members, nor from our volunteers, on race, disability or sexual orientation. We do have a commitment to NOT discriminate in any decisions we make, based on these factors.