PLATINUM2023

HOUNDHAVEN INC

A Helping Hand for Dogs

Minneola, FL   |  www.houndhaven.org

Mission

Houndhaven rescues dogs from suffering, surrender and euthanasia by helping them get needed veterinary care. We work with specialty vets in orthopedics, surgery, opthalmology, dermatology and cancer care to identify good pet owners who are faced with an expensive treatment or surgery that they cannot afford for their dog. The specialist agrees to provide a discount, and we pay up to half the cost, leaving the owner with a bill they can afford. Specialty care is expensive, but we believe every dog deserves it. They give us their best, and they deserve for us to give them the best care they can get.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Linda Coletta

Main address

P. O. Box 185

Minneola, FL 34755 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

59-3655448

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2022, 2021 and 2020.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Specialized care for dogs is often seen as a luxury. We, however, think nothing of going to a surgeon, dermatologist, opthalmologist, dermatologist, orthopedic doctor or oncologist ourselves when necessary. The days of all treatment being given by a general practitioner are over in the human arena and should be over in the veterinary arena as well. Unfortunately, many owners cannot afford such specialized care, so their dogs go untreated or worse, they are surrendered to a shelter or put to sleep. Houndhaven Helps rescues dogs from suffering, surrender and euthanasia by helping otherwise good owners afford the specialized care necessary to treat their dogs. Our specialists offer a discount, and Houndhaven pays up to 50% of the discounted cost, leaving the owner with a much more affordable bill.

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?

Houndhaven Helps

Our major operating program is to rescue dogs from suffering, surrender and euthanasia by helping them get needed veterinary care. We work with specialists in oncology, orthopedics, surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology to help otherwise good owners get needed care for their dogs. The specialist provides a discount, and Houndhaven pays up to 50% of the discounted price, leaving the owner to pay a much more affordable price.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Top Ranked Nonprofit 2022

greatnonprofits.org

Affiliations & memberships

greatnonprofits.org 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 animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Houndhaven Helps

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents dogs who are rescued from bad situations and brought to our shelter or foster homes where they receive appropriate amounts of food and water, not to mention treats and love!

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Houndhaven Helps

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the dogs rescued from living in uncomfortable situations and brought to our shelter where they live in air conditioning, have comfortable beds and adequate medical care.

Number of animals placed in loving homes or positive working environments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Houndhaven Helps

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the dogs who are able to be returned to health and placed in loving homes or positive working environments such as the USDA Beagle Brigade, Central Florida K9 Academy, etc.

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 save dogs from suffering, surrender and euthanasia by helping their owners afford needed specialized veterinary care. We want to keep them in their happy homes and out of the overburdened shelters by coming alongside their otherwise good owners and helping them afford necessary care that would otherwise be out of reach. We never want to see a dog euthanized or suffering because a treatment or surgery that would provide a good prognosis is out of reach for the dog's owner.

We have always helped our Houndhaven alums get whatever care they needed, and in 2023 our strategy is to expand that program to other owned dogs, whether or not they came from Houndhaven. Our strategy is also to make the public aware of our efforts through social media, through the specialty vets with whom we work, through fundraising events and through public service announcements and other means. By doing so, we will be pursuing the donations and grants necessary to provide the care these dogs so desperately need and deserve.

We have a six member board of directors with varied skills including legal expertise, lobbying expertise, non profit expertise, property management expertise, animal rescue expertise, veterinary expertise and animal boarding expertise. We also have access to the skills of a large volunteer base including social media skills, photography skills, website administration skills, accounting skills, computer skills, etc.

From Dec. 9, 2000 through 2022, we saved approximately 1,700 canine lives from being ended needlessly. We believe that we have improved each of these lives because even those who did not make it knew love before they died. The others have gone on to loving homes or service related jobs that they enjoy. In 2023 we have focused our efforts on keeping owned dogs out of the overburdened shelter system by helping otherwise good owners get them the specialty vet care that they need. We have helped eight dogs get help in the first three months of 2023, so we anticipate helping an ever increasing number of dogs as the public becomes aware of this Houndhaven Helps project.

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.
  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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

HOUNDHAVEN INC
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

HOUNDHAVEN INC

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Linda Coletta

No Affiliation

Term: 2000 - 2023

Mary Ann Bala

Debra Somersett

Linda Coletta

Michael Coletta

Richard Scott Thompson

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/31/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data