NMDOG

Albuquerque, NM   |  www.nmdog.org

Mission

NMDOG is an all-volunteer, 501 (c) 3 dog rescue unlike any other. Established in 2011, NMDOG reaches out across the state of New Mexico to the dogs that need help the most: the chained, the abandoned, the victims of the most horrific cases of cruelty, the forgotten ones. We are their voice… sometimes their only voice!

We focus our efforts on rescue, community outreach, education, rehabilitation, adoption, and networking. We work to free chained dogs from their tethered misery, to see them living inside of a warm and loving home, and attempt to accomplish this by educating their guardians to do better for their canine family members. We offer guardians any supplies that will help them accomplish this goal, whether it be fencing, doghouses, food, obedience training, spay/neuter or other medical services. When guardians choose to owner-surrender their animal instead, we take these pups into our program, or arrange for another reputable private rescue to take them in. This is when the, often lengthy, process of healing and rehabilitation starts. And this is where our wonderful foster families come in. We have no shelter facility, and our foster homes allow our dogs to heal in the safe, loving environment of a real home (often the first one they've ever known) until they are whole again, and ready for forever.

Notes from the nonprofit

https://www.facebook.com/NMDOGVillage/posts/3694001177326632

Ruling year info

2011

Founder/President/Director

Angela Stell

Main address

9445 Coors Blvd NW #171

Albuquerque, NM 87114 USA

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Formerly known as

New Mexico Dogs Deserve Better

EIN

45-2781292

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We focus our efforts on rescue, community outreach, education, rehabilitation, adoption, and networking. We work to free chained dogs from their tethered misery, to see them living inside of a warm and loving home, and attempt to accomplish this by educating their guardians to do better for their canine family members. We offer guardians any supplies that will help them accomplish this goal, whether it be fencing, doghouses, food, obedience training, spay/neuter or other medical services. When guardians choose to owner-surrender their animal instead, we take these pups into our program, or arrange for another reputable private rescue to take them in. This is when the, often lengthy, process of healing and rehabilitation starts. And this is where our wonderful foster families come in. We have no shelter facility, and our foster homes allow our dogs to heal in the safe, loving environment of a real home (often the first one they’ve ever known) until they are whole again.

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?

Community Outreach

Several times each winter, a group of NMDOG volunteers gathers -- on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day -- to sweep through a specific, usually rural community, seeking chained and penned dogs in need. The group brings along a trailer bearing straw, food, treats, dog houses, food/water bowls and harnesses and cables to help make the dogs' lives safer and more bearable. The pet guardians, many who appear to have very limited resources, take notice of the attention being paid to their dog by strangers, and usually react positively and may begin to view their dog in a new light. As Angela Stell says, "This is where a little kindness and respect can create an educational opportunity that will outlive the need for straw, and may, with a little hope, grow into a kinder, gentler environment for the dogs." Although Outreach is physically and emotionally exhausting for volunteers, these missions provide some of the most powerful and rewarding experiences for NMDOG, Stell says, as well as life-saving services and supplies to the most vulnerable dogs in the community.

Each Outreach effort is documented with photos and commentary and is posted on NMDOG's Facebook page. There are heartbreaking photos of dogs nearly frozen to the ground who drag themselves (and their chains) to a fresh pile of straw. Sometimes the chain is so excessively huge (a tow chain!), it dwarfs the dog's neck. Other times, supplies have come too late, and a dog has starved to death at the end of its chain. An offer by NMDOG to help a guardian with fencing may enable their dog to become unchained. In nearly all cases, this visit provides a portal for NMDOG volunteers to educate guardians about appropriate care and provide resources for spay/neuter, vaccinations and other medical needs.

NMDOG's Outreach efforts are limited by available supplies. NMDOG is seeking to expand this crucial program with additional grant funding for the purchase of food and supplies and fencing, and for increasing the number of communities that then can be targeted.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

The Diane Lane Award 2017

National Animal Control Association

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 dogs in program at end of year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes dogs in foster care, in boarding facilities, or at NMDOG kennels at the end of the year indicated.

Number of dogs brought into the rescue (total, year-to-date canine intake)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes owner-surrendered dogs, dogs pulled from shelters, dogs confiscated by law enforcement and placed in our care, and dogs taken whose owners could not be found, also includes community outreach

Number of dogs that survived (total, year-to-date canine live outcomes)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes transfers out to other rescues, dogs in foster care, dogs in our Home Sanctuary program, regular adoptions and assistance to dogs identified in need of services during community outreach.

Number of dogs in program at beginning of year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes dogs in foster care, in boarding facilities, or at NMDOG kennels at the beginning of the year indicated.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

NMDOG seeks to provide education to communities across the state about humane animal guardianship. This goal is accomplished through direct, in-the-field contact with guardians, animal service officers, law enforcement officers, shelters, volunteers, adopters, and others. This contact sets the basis for trusting relationships and an opportunity for NMDOG to lead by example. Whether it's testifying in court, serving as part of the Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Task Force, providing spay/neuter services to outreach clients, or finding safe, loving, lifelong homes for the dogs in our care, we directly impact the culture of pet guardianship in New Mexico.

One-on-one interaction at every level is the key to the success of NMDOG. Serving with professionalism and excellence, we are able to effectively communicate with humans, and canines, in a wide variety of situations. We actively seek out opportunities to learn and grow in every area of our field, whether it is dog behavior or accounting for not-for-profits. Our commitment to excellence and the willingness to put in the work it takes is the hallmark of NMDOG.

The number of organizations who look to NMDOG for advice and support reveals the level of respect and capability NMDOG is known for. The NMDOG reputation for professionalism and excellence is supported by the many awards we have received and, most importantly, the number of lives, canine and human, we touch. NMDOG believes our organization's capabilities to be tremendous. We never cease to surprise even ourselves!

The NMDOG team wakes up each morning in amazement at how far we have come. We had no idea the thought that we "wanted to help dogs" would lead us to partnerships with law enforcement, recognition from leading animal advocacy groups in New Mexico, respect from colleagues, and placing hundreds of dogs in loving homes. We are acutely aware of the hard work and dedication it took to get here and we aren't stopping. NMDOG looks forward to the day we will have our own facility, a headquarters to provide the multitude of services we participate in, and a safe place for NMDOGs to call home.

Financials

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Operations

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NMDOG

Board of directors
as of 2/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Angela Stell


Board co-chair

Martina Holguin

Animal Coalition of Northwest NM

Andi Taylor

Bernalillo County Sherrif's Office

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 ? 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? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability