Old Friends Senior Dogs, Inc.

Where Love Never Grows Old

Mount Juliet, TN   |  www.ofsds.org

Mission

To provide a loving home, good food, high quality vet care, compassion and comfort to senior dogs for the remainder of their lives. To build a Forever Foster Home network to enable us to place more senior dogs in loving, home settings for the duration of their lives.To provide education on the joys and challenges of caring for aging dogs.To promote the adoption of senior dogs.

Ruling year info

2012

Principal Officer

Ms. Zina Goodin

Main address

765 Nonaville Road

Mount Juliet, TN 37122 USA

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EIN

45-5084188

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Senior dogs that are surrendered to shelters have a high probability of being euthanized as their chances of being adopted are extremely low. One major reason for this is the presumed financial strain of taking on a senior dog. It's likely that their medical bills will be higher than that of their younger counterparts.

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?

To care for senior dogs at the Sanctuary for the remainder of their lives.

Senior dogs, especially those with medical problems or disabilities, face a much greater chance of euthanasia at shelters than younger dogs because it is difficult to find adopters for them due to their shorter additional life expectancy and unknown veterinary costs. Most of these wonderful senior dogs will be able to live happily with a good quality of life if given a chance. They make wonderful companions because they are mature, calm and loving. It is more difficult for them to settle in, and once they do, it is difficult for them to move again. For this reason we strive to find them forever foster or adoptive homes where they can live out their retirement years as a loved family member.

Population(s) Served

By using social media, we are able to spread the word, through photos and words that senior dogs can be fun, loving family members who can profoundly enhance the lives of those who they live with. We have an extensive facebook following (200,000 fans as of June 2012) as well as a website and blog.

Population(s) Served

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 rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average adoption fee (in dollars) per dog adopted

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We do not charge adoption fees to our Forever Foster families.

Number of senior dogs (9+ years) rescued

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of trained volunteer dog-and-handler teams

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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our goal is to rescue senior dogs from shelters so that they can live out their lives in loving environments.

We partner with other shelters to rescue senior dogs from the shelter system. These seniors are placed in vetted Forever Foster homes where the dog's medical care and medications are paid for by Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary. Those that are not well suited for homes live out their days at our 20,000 sq ft Sanctuary in Mount Juliet, TN.

Due to our unique rescue model, Old Friends has gained phenomenal support from people all over the world. Funds are received through supporter donations and merchandise sales.

Our Sanctuary was founded in 2012 out of our founders' home. In June 2021, we relocated to 20,000 sq ft, custom built sanctuary with our own medical unit. Currently, we house more than 100 senior dogs at the Sanctuary and 400+ are living in Forever Foster homes.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Old Friends Senior Dogs, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Zina Goodin

Zina Goodin

Community Volunteer

Michael Goodin

Community Volunteer

Sally McCanner

board member

Jenny Cruise

Board Member

Brad Briggs

Board Member

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/23/2021,

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Leadership

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/23/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.