Animal related

DOBERMAN UNDERGROUND

The Path To Home

aka DU Dobes   |   Aurora, OH   |  www.dudobes.org

Mission

Doberman Underground is a 501(c)(3) organization formed to rescue and rehome Dobermans and other dogs from abusive or neglectful situations as well as from shelters/pounds. We service Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. We follow the Doberman Pinscher Club of America’s Code of Ethics. For more information visit the DPCA at http://www.dpca.org/

Ruling year info

2015

Director

Lucinda Landis

Main address

114 Barrington Town Square Dr Suite 345

Aurora, OH 44202 USA

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EIN

47-4622289

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a severe problem of abandoned and homeless dogs in every State. Many dogs are dumped by owners when the owner(s) can't or doesn't want to spend the money necessary to provide food and water, proper or even basic veterinarian care for healthy, ill, injured and senior dogs and also many shelters need to euthanize dogs who are ill, old or because the shelter needs the space or doesn't have funds for sick and injured dogs. We address these problems by taking the dogs into our Rescue (including those that are blind, tripods, or bipeds) , provide basic and necessary and often expensive medicine (example heartworm treatment) and surgeries, place them in loving foster homes for healing and care, and then find permanent homes that will care and love the dogs. We match the dog and its needs and personality to the family/home.

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?

Phoenix Fund

To provide funding for dogs that are not in perfect health. The Phoenix Fund provides financial support to the foster/owner for the continuing medical needs of the dog to allow the dog to be placed in the best home possible.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

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?

Our goals are: 1. Rescue abandoned dogs, including owner surrenders and shelter dogs who will soon be euthanized; 2. Provide all medical care to nurse the dog, when needed, back to health; 3, As needed, spay and neuter dogs who come into our Rescue; 4. Find permanent loving homes for the dogs; and 5. Annually increase the number of dogs rescued

Strategies for making this happen: 1. Increase fundraising; 2. Further increase social media presence; 3. Grow our volunteer base; 4. Increase number of shelters and other animal rescues who know about us to increase our network; and 5. Increase number of potential and approved adopters

We are capable of meeting our goals because: 1. Annually we have increased - number of supporters -amount of donations and - number of adoptions; 2. Our volunteer base has consistently grown allowing us to save more dogs and care for more dogs; and 3. The number of adopters and potential adopters has increased annually; and 4. Continue to increase our social media presence

We will know we are making progress by: 1. reviewing our year end numbers report; 2. adopting out more dogs; 3. increase of social media presence and followers; and 4. increase of donations over prior year

The number of dogs we save annually and find permanent homes for has increased substantially. We've saved more dog lives, grown our volunteer base, and increased the amount of donations. What's next is to increase dogs taken into our Rescue, provide medical care, and raise more funds so we can save more abandoned dogs.

Financials

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Operations

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

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DOBERMAN UNDERGROUND

Board of directors
as of 10/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lucinda Landis

Gwenn Bamer-Flynn

Karen Jackson

Amanda Sedivy

Debbie Smole

Nancy Unsold

Meredith Hawk

Betty McClard

Gail Willis

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

Keywords

Rescue and rehabilitation of dogs in need