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DOXIE RESCUE OF BUCKS

Help Us Save One, Util There Are None.

aka Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County & NJ   |   Morrisville, PA   |  www.doxierescue.com

Mission

The mission of Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County & NJ is to ensure a loving home and
quality care for all dachshunds and dachshund mixes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the surrounding areas.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Cindie Kura

Co Principal Officer

Jo Ann Whalen

Main address

181 Gilbert Dr

Morrisville, PA 19067 USA

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Formerly known as

Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County & NJ

EIN

45-4380496

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Doxie Rescue of Bucks County & NJ seeks to assist in the rescue, rehabilitation and education of and for the breed we hold so dear: the dachshund. We will continue to provide homes to animals in shelters, from hoarding situations and those who have lost their families, as well as those who need specialty medical care. Whenever possible we will offer education and a short term bridge for families in crisis. Throughout will will seek to educate the public about the medical needs and overall health issues concerning the dachshund dog. Our region includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland and while we will not adopt outside of this area we frequently reach out to assist dachshunds in need across the country during published crises through our breed partners. Operating for over 33 years, we help one doxie at a time solving one one problem at a time.

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?

Dachshund Conference

The intention of the annual Dachshund Conference [DoxieCon] is to
provide valuable and pertinent educational information on new techniques
and advances concerning Intervertebral Disc Disease [IVDD] in the
veterinary field, with the goal of educating the dachshund owner, as
well as providing a collaboration with the veterinary and pet supply
vendor communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
General/Unspecified
Budget
$15,000

Beginning in 2012 the organization implemented a new governance system addressing the needs for client education on Intervertebral Disc Disease. The new system is designed to provide direct veterinary input into policy development and current veterinary practices while educating the community on the prevention and treatment of IVDD.

Population(s) Served
Adults
General/Unspecified
Budget
$20,000

Penelope
was very special.  This fund has been dedicated to her memory with the
knowledge that this special little girl will forever stay in our
hearts.  Penelope was 20.5 yrs old when she left us in November 2006.  A
certified therapy dog, Penel herself was a rescue. A gentle and kind
doxie, she  trained many a rescue for a new life with a loving family. 
It is with this sediment that Penelope’s Fund has been established.


Animals
which are happy and healthy are less likely to require rehoming.
Knowing this, the Penelope Fund seeks to support veterinary care where:



A spay/neuter will assist in controlling the pet population and keep a dog in its current home.



Proper vaccinations and parasitic plans contribute to
the health and well-being of an animal and make the difference in
responsible ownership or relinquishment to DRBC.



The addition of a cart or other support device maintains or improves the quality of the animals life.



The general welfare of an animal can be addressed including food, medications and veterinary care.





Penelope's
funds address the needs of those in our region: Pennsylvania and New
Jersey.  This continues the DRBC goal of 'think global, act local' in
helping to bring the best in veterinary care to those in need while
expanding our knowledge of the dachshund dog from the four corners of
the world.

Helping
those most in need of the simplest forms of support is what this fund
is all about.  Here at the DRBC Foundation we hope Penel would be
proud. 

Now you join our effort on her behalf.  Your donation will help us save one, until there are none.

Population(s) Served
Adults
General/Unspecified
Budget
$10,000

Operating in Eastern PA and NJ for the last 12 years DRBC is pleased to welcome the Homer Foundation and its community outreach efforts to the DRBC Foundation family of charities.  Initially established to assist dachshund owners that could not afford the high cost of spinal surgery, Homey expanded his efforts over the years to include kidney and orthopedics and expanded his canine breeds to include cats!  Go Homey!  Homey asks us to always remember the importance of Pet Insurance and to exhaust all Care Credit efforts before we turn to him for a loan or outright support, but this Foundation honors the best in the pet-family bond stepping in when others may not. A life saving disk surgery, a cancer treatment or an ongoing support of a doxie in renal failure are but a few of the major tasks undertaken by The Homer Foundation. Since it's inception in 1997 the Homer Fund has intervened with  over $150 thousand dollars of veterinary support. Now you can be a part of Homey's group and reach back to the community.  Your donation can be the difference in someone's life.  Please help us support the region we serve by giving a gift today.

Population(s) Served
Adults
General/Unspecified
Budget
$10,000

Dachshund
Rescue of Bucks County & NJ has dedicated its efforts to finding
the very best home for those animals in our care.  Some will not be that lucky.  They have been too abused, too neglected or have medical conditions that prevent placement.



You can make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate at DRBC
through our sponsorship programs.  Your monthly contribution can help
DRBC keep our promise to the doxies in our care to always provide a safe
and loving place to live and give the individualized medical care they
need and deserve.



Sponsor
one of our permanent residents with a monthly gift to the DRBC Best
Friend Program. Your contribution provides food and ongoing medical care
for our sanctuary residents.

Population(s) Served
Adults
General/Unspecified
Budget
$15,000

Where we work

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 with freedom from fear and distress

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

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric refers to the total number of animals directly rescued by DRBC in 2015.

Number of animals rehomed

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

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric refers to the total number of animals rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed by DRBC in 2015.

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Rehabilitation at DRBC refers to the total number of animals that received physical therapy and long term care. The most common cause for rehabilitation is Intervertebral Disc Disease [IVDD].

Number of animals rescued

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Best Friends Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric refers to the total number of animals entering DRBC in 2015. Some animals were rehomed while others were given lifelong sanctuary through DRBC's Best Friend Program.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric refers to all animals within the rescue. The specific breakout is as follows: Single Dogs - average stay = 30 days; Dachshund Pairs = 300 days; Sanctuary Dogs do not have a limit.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Penelope's Fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Penelope's Fund helps to reach individuals and families in the community in economic distress. Providing food and veterinary care helps animals to stay in the home during difficult times.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

A development goal is a statement of a desired outcome or accomplishment that is specific, observable and realistic. <br/><br/>The growth and stability of DRBC as an organization is an evolving target. Four [4] areas have been identified for continued review and goal setting with specific goals listed accordingly:<br/>DRBC Organizational Definition – The proposed organizational structure will be filled with qualified individuals who embrace the values of the organization.<br/>DRBC Strategic Planning – A succession plan will be developed to insure the long-term presence of DRBC in the rescue arena.<br/>DRBC Budgetary Program – An annual budget will be prepared and followed. This budget will also contain an ancillary cash flow statement.<br/>DRBC Leadership Feedback – A program, which examines the leadership capability of senior managers and coordinators will be established, reviewed and acted upon.

The following goals have been established and are being executed:<br/>DRBC Organizational Definition <br/>The business plan, which will include a facility for sanctuary and adoption is being drafted and will complete by January 2018.<br/>Recruitment efforts to meet the organization's fulfillment of the designed structure are underway using such tools as the existing adoption database and various social network media.<br/>DRBC's first conference dedicated to the education of owners and general care veterinarians has been scheduled and will address the topic of Intervertebral Disc Disease [IVDD]. Additional conferences, which will expand the courses offered, are in the planning stage.<br/>DRBC Strategic Planning <br/>Succession planning will be developed and become part of the overall operating plan contained within the DRBC Business Plan.<br/>Budgets, architectural designs and staffing plans will be or are under development in support of the operation of a sanctuary for the dachshund breed. These goals will also be represented in the DRBC Business Plan.<br/>DRBC Budgetary Program <br/>Fundraising for Cora's Place, the DRBC Sanctuary, has begun. Monies earmarked for this project are being retained in a separate building fund.<br/>The long-term support program has begun and will include components such as: <br/>Sponsorship programs that allow for a monthly gift have been designed and are operating. This program, known as the Best Friend Program, is operational supporting current sanctuary dachshunds.<br/>A new on-line store is under development with a percentage of each sale being donated to Cora's House.<br/>Raffles and other community fundraising efforts are also underway. Additional programs will be designed on an on-going basis<br/>DRBC Leadership Feedback<br/>The first 360 Leadership Feedback Survey has been completed. Results are being reviewed for enhanced operational capability.<br/>A series of quarterly reviews is planned examining both levels of functionality within the organization [senior management, coordinators, etc] and effectiveness of designed function [adoption, relinquishment, fostering, etc]

Measurable outcomes for DRBC are listed below.<br/>DRBC Organizational Definition <br/>A five [5] year program designed to growth the organization in a manner that meets or exceeds the DRBC mission statement will be written, reviewed and approved by the DRBC Board of Directors.<br/>The organization structure set forth by the DRBC Board will be filled<br/>An educational conference program designed to assist dachshund owners and the veterinarians that treat them will be developed and executed on an annual basis. <br/>DRBC Strategic Planning <br/>A succession plan aimed at the long-term stability of the organization and the retirement of DRBC Board Members, Coordinators and volunteers will be developed and will act as a guide for growth and long-term stability.<br/>A business plan outlining the development and operation of a sanctuary and adoption center for the group will be written.<br/>DRBC Budgetary Program <br/>A five [5] year program aimed at securing $5MM in initial funding will be designed and implemented. Donations will be solicited from both the private and corporate sectors.<br/>A system to provide on-going support for the sanctuary, once opened, will include:<br/>An aggressive donation program aimed at the groups previously cited.<br/>The development of additional services such as boarding and day care to create a cash flow for the support of the facility.<br/>Cross-functional support from other dachshund groups will be sought to support long-term financial health and stability.<br/>DRBC Leadership Feedback <br/>A 360 Leadership Feedback Program will be developed and utilized on a scheduled basis to enhance the organizations understanding of its operations, insure adherence to the mission statement and encourage growth.

Each of these will be discussed at this time.<br/>DRBC Organizational Definition<br/>Value – The development of a well-defined corporate structure, regardless of profitability status is paramount to the sound operation of any group.<br/>Timing – Defining the organization must be accomplished prior to the onset of any activities. <br/>Alignment – Defining the organization structure and implementing a business plan for growth is in alignment with the mission statement developed by the DRBC Board of Directors.<br/>DRBC Strategic Planning <br/>Value – A strategic plan, which addresses many goals, will provide depth and direction to the organization over time and is mandated for success.<br/>Timing – Organizations do have plans that fail, they merely fail to plan. The plan for DRBC's growth and expansion will be established prior to any additional activities.<br/>Alignment – The mission statement established by the group will assure adherence to the alignment of DRBC's values the effort made by the group in the community.<br/>DRBC Budgetary Program<br/>Value – Many rescue groups have faced bankruptcy during the recent economic downturn. A realistic budget will aid in DRBC's successful operation regardless of the economic climate.<br/>Timing – All departments within the organization recognize that without funding, there can be no adherence to the mission. The time is always right.<br/>Alignment – This is in alignment with the goals and standards of the organization.<br/>DRBC Leadership Feedback<br/>The first 360 Leadership Feedback Survey has been completed. Results are being reviewed for enhanced operational capability.<br/>A series of quarterly reviews is planned examining both levels of functionality within the organization [senior management, coordinators, etc] and effectiveness of designed function [adoption, relinquishment, fostering, etc]

DRBC has developed a plan, which contains both short and long-term objectives. A general guide and example for execution of each follows.<br/>DRBC Organizational Definition<br/>Short Term – Meetings which will lead to development and execution of the IVDD Conference; timing is 1-3 months.<br/>Long Term – Development and approval of the DRBC Business Plan; timing is 12-24 months.<br/>DRBC Strategic Planning <br/>Short Term – Development of job descriptions that meet the needs of the designed corporate structure; timing is 1-3 months.<br/>Long Term – Scripting and approval of a succession plan; timing is 12-18 months.<br/>DRBC Budgetary Program<br/>Short Term – Development of cash flow for 2013; timing is 1-3 months. <br/>Long Term – Design of a budget for operation of Cora's Place, the DRBC Sanctuary; timing is 12-15 months.<br/>DRBC Leadership Feedback<br/>Sort Term – Design and collection of a 360 Leadership Survey; timing is 0-1 months.<br/>Long Term – Planning and execution of a series of feedback surveys; timing is 12-15 months.

Financials

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DOXIE RESCUE OF BUCKS

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cindie Kura

No Affiliation

Term: 2013 - 2016


Board co-chair

Jo Ann Whalen

No Affiliation

Term: 2013 - 2016

Jo Ann Whalen

Diane Dzikowski

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 ? Yes
  • 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

Keywords

Doxie, Dachshund