GOLDEN GATE BASSET RESCUE INC

Petaluma, CA   |  http://ggbassetrescue.org

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 info

2005

President

Gloria Tannehill-Carlsen

Main address

PO Box 4958 (Gloria Tannehill-Carlsen, President)

Petaluma, CA 94955 USA

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EIN

38-3723802

NTEE code info

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

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Rescue and Rehome

To take basset hounds from shelters and owners who have been surrendered, lost, or abandoned.  Provide medical attention where necessary.  Provide temporary foster homes while undergoing such medical attention, while a behavior evaluation is carried out, and while retraining or rehabilitation is completed.  Match the right hounds with potential adopters, who have completed our approval process.  The approval process consists of a completed application form, home checks, phone checks for those with basset experience and an address visible on a Google maps search, reference checks if any doubts,  and receipt of an adoption donation (usually).  Ongoing support for our adoptive homes by way of message boards, information booths, fun events, and the willingness to take the dog back into rescue should the adopter be unable to keep the dog.

Population(s) Served

Advocate spay and neuter of pet animals.  We spay and neuter all our basset hounds unless medically inappropriate.  In the case of puppies, we only adopt with a spay and neuter clause, indicating the procedure needs to be carried out before the first season or within six months, which we follow up on.  We attend many dog shows and public events, where we educate the public on the benefits of spay and neuter of pet animals.

Population(s) Served

We provide Community Service opportunities for children and young adults by allowing them to assist at events and with special initiatives.  We believe in demonstrating a love of animals to children and while we have no premises to focus this program on, we have numerous public events and fundraising opportunities to enable children and young adults to take part for the benefit of the community.

Population(s) Served

An adopter aged 65 or older may adopt a basset hound aged 9 yrs or older for half the normal adoption price.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 2013

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

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

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.

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

Financials

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GOLDEN GATE BASSET RESCUE INC

Board of directors
as of 10/28/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gloria Tannehill-Carlsen

No Affiliation

Term: 2005 -

Gloria Tannehill-Carlsen

No affiliation

JoAnn Beebe

No affiliation

Adelaide (Addy) Dawes

No affiliation

Cindy Marsh

No affiliation

Gwen Dossey

No affiliation

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