NMDOG

Rescue isnt about finding a Dog a home. Rescue is about finding our Dogs the right home!

Albuquerque, NM   |  www.nmdog.org

Mission

NMDOG is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 Dog Rescue like no other. Established in 2010, NMDOG reaches out across the state of New Mexico to the Dogs that need help the most: the chained, the abandoned, victims of cruelty...the Forgotten ones. "We are their voice… sometimes their only voice!" An in-the-trenches rescue based out of Albuquerque, this small, all-volunteer Rescue has touched the lives of thousands of Dogs. Reaching out across the state, their motto is “Whatever needs to be done to better the life of a Dog, we will do it with Fierce Determination". The Mission: To serve and protect New Mexico’s Forgotten Dogs. Through their website and active presence on Facebook, NMDOG details the pursuit of its core goals: Rescue, Outreach & Education on the Frontlines. ForTheLoVeOfDog!!

Notes from the nonprofit

We have over 35K followers on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NMDOGVillage/ NMDOG is an in-the-trenches dog rescue serving the chained, the abused & the Forgotten Dogs of NM Follow us on Facebook to see our work on the frontlines #UNchained With my eyes, they will be seen. With my voice, they will be heard. With my hands, they will know comfort. With my ACTION, they will be FREE!!!

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)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work to free chained dogs from their tethered misery, to see them living inside of a warm and loving home, and we attempt to accomplish this by educating their guardians to do better for their canine family members. We focus our efforts on rescue, community outreach, education, rehabilitation, adoption, and networking. We offer guardians 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, we take these dogs 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 begins, 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 -- often the first one they’ve ever known -- until they are whole again and ready for adoption.

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

NMDOG provides year-round Community Outreach on a case-by-case basis. This can look different for every dog & family, depending on the need. Sometimes, it’s just a bag of food and a spay/neuter surgery, other times, more involved medical care is required. We might only be allowed to provide the most basic of provisions: a doghouse with straw to stay warm, food, clean bowls, yummy treats, a winter jacket & a toy. Other times, when resources allow and we have a good candidate, we will build a fenced in area to get a dog off of their chain. NMDOG works with animal control & law enforcement agencies across the state on a day-to-day basis, in efforts to get as many dogs off of their chains as possible.

NMDOG provides a statewide FREE STRAW Program all winter long in partnership with shelters, animal control departments and other nonprofits and law enforcement divisions across the state. NMDOG provides free straw to these agencies for them to pass out to those in their communities with out

Population(s) Served
Adults

NMDOG rescues dogs off of their chains & from some of the most horrific cruelty cases across the state of New Mexico. We provide for all of their medical care (emergency & routine), ensure they are safe & work on a behavior modification plan as needed to prepare them for adoption. The majority of our dogs have never lived inside of a home before. We conduct in home meet & greets with potential adopters after an adoption application has been approved, employ a trial adoption period & we make a lifelong commitment to each of our dogs to set them (& the humans in their life) up for success. Our goal is to make the best match for everyone involved & to ensure the needs of our dogs are met.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

National Animal Control Association - Diane Lane Award 2017

NACA Certified 2010

NACA Certified 2017

Awards

The Diane Lane Award 2017

National Animal Control Association

Animal Advocate of the Year 2013

New Mexico Humane Conference

Non Profit of the Year 2015

Abq Business First

Best Non Profit Organization 2022

Rio Rancho Award Program

Shining World Compassion Award 2021

Supreme Master Ching Hai

Animal Hero Milagro Award 2015

Animal Protection of New Mexico

Outstanding Person in Rescue 2010

High Desert Dog Magazine

Affiliations & memberships

https://www.nmdog.org/sponsors.html 2022

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

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

Ethnic and racial groups, People with disabilities, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims of crime and abuse, Orphans

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes dogs confiscated by law enforcement and placed in our care, dogs surrendered by their guardians, dogs pulled from shelters & dogs from the field. These #s do NOT include our retention program

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

Related Program

Rescue & Adoption

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes 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
Related Program

Rescue & Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes trial adoptions, court holds, dogs in foster care, the Home Sanctuary Program or at NMDOG HQ at the beginning of the year indicated.

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.

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 for the dogs is the hallmark of NMDOG.

The number of organizations who look to NMDOG for advice and support reveals the level of respect and capability for which NMDOG is known. NMDOG's reputation for professionalism and excellence is supported by the many awards we have received and by our broad base of financial and volunteer support. Most important, of course, is the number of lives, canine and human, that we are able to touch. NMDOG's decade-plus years of experience in the field, and the respect we have garnered from our partnerships with law enforcement, other rescues and the community at large, attest to our capabilities.

NMDOG team members wake up each morning in amazement at how far we have come. We had no idea that our original purpose to "help the forgotten dogs of New Mexico" would lead us to partnerships with law enforcement, recognition from leading animal advocacy groups in New Mexico, respect from colleagues, and the placing of hundreds of dogs into loving homes. We are acutely aware of the hard work and dedication that it has taken get this far, and we aren't about to stop. 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 heal before finding their forever homes. Our efforts have been challenged by the COVID pandemic, and we have been especially this past year by several large-scale hoarding cases that can quickly consume our resources. Nonetheless, we have also received several unsolicited grants during this time frame that recognize our efforts for the forgotten dogs of New Mexico.

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?

    Guardians of chained & underserved dogs as part of our Community Outreach Program. Our Law Enforcement & peer agency partners. Underserved people facing challenges properly caring for & keeping their dogs. THE DOGS!!!

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

    Case management notes, The success of the Dogs speaks for our work. ,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, other, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We found it necessary to expand our Mission to try & include Outreach services to more underserved people & dogs....to be more inclusive than just chained dogs. With more people & their dogs finding themselves homeless or in some level of transition....we have decided to put more resources into retention. Keeping good dogs in good homes with the people that love them!

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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NMDOG

Board of directors
as of 08/28/2022
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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/27/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/27/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.