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Boykin Spaniel Rescue

Boykin Spaniel Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of at-risk, purebred, Boykin Spaniels.

aka BSR

Fredericksburg, VA

Mission

Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of at-risk, purebred, Boykin Spaniels.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc, is very grateful to the Boykin community for their support of mission. We thank you for taking the time to review our profile. If you would like to know more about who we are, what we do, or want to know more about the Little Brown Dogs we love so much, please reach out to us.

Ruling Year

2001

President

Jill Ann Freeman

Main Address

1611 Franklin Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401 USA

Keywords

Animal Rescue, Permanent Foster Care, Boykin Spaniel, Animal Rehabilitation, Rescue, LBD, Senior Dogs,

EIN

63-1260575

 Number

5772197592

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Boykin Spaniels are becoming a popular breed in the United States. While the breed is known as a companionable hunting dog, it is also known as a great family dog. That said, the dogs need a job, exercise and stimulation. More and more we see dogs being surrendered when their owners can no longer care for them. In addition, we take in many dogs with medical or emotional needs that need rehabilitation in order to become adoptable. There are some that will need lifelong, specialized care. Boykin Spaniel Rescue's role is to be a safe place for all at-risk dogs, who need rehabilitation and rehoming.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Julia Horner Permanent Foster Care Program

Seniors for Seniors Program

Junior Volunteer Program

Brown Dogs in the Military

Guardian Angel Program

BSR's Disaster Relief Program

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of first-time donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context notes

We are very grateful that we consistently have new people finding BSR as their 'good cause'. We work hard to be a cause that our donors feel good about and the impact of their donations on many LBDs.

Number of website pageviews

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

We launched our new website in January 2017. We have built and self-manage our site, which allows us greater flexibility as well as ability to share important information with our visitors.

Cost Per Dog (Standard) for time in care

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

We define a 'Standard" dog as one that requires basic evaluation, rehabilitation and is available for adoption within 90 days of intake.

Number of New Volunteers Approved

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

BSR is very fortunate to have over 500 approved Volunteers throughout the United States. Each volunteer submits an application and are approved following interview, reference checks and home visit.

Cost per Dog (LTC) for time in care

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We define a 'Long Term Care dog as one that requires longer rehabilitation requiring longer than 90 days, many for heartworm treatment. We instituted this designation in 2018.

Number of Corporate Sponsors

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

BSR is very fortunate to have so many businesses support our efforts through direct donations, auction donations and portion of proceeds events.

Number of unique website visitors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Our new, self-managed website launched in January 2018. Our marketing collateral and communications drive people to our website for more information in order to keep all information fresh and current

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is that 100% of Boykin Spaniels who are at-risk and can be rehabilitated receive the care that they need. In addition, we not only look at their rehabilitation, we strive to understand what their 'spark' is, what type of job they are best suited for so that they are adopted or fostered forever in a place where their potential will be maximized and the fit will be permanent. From a business perspective, our goal is to be run efficiently and with transparency. The Boykin community is not as large as many breeds, but we pride ourselves in that we include all who want to become involved. We work diligently to raise the funds needed to care for our dogs and be good stewards of our funding. We want to be a nonprofit breed rescue that our community is proud of.

Dog Care: 1). Increase the number of volunteers by 15% year over year. 2) Increase the number of Permanent Fosters by 10% year over year. 3) Develop network of veterinarians and training experts to guide us in decision making and execute on rehabilitation. 4) Volunteer training for all new volunteers and fosters. Operational: 1) Increase awareness through social media and targeted, organic reach by adding content through Facebook and Instagram, addition of a YouTube Channel as well as our Corporate Sponsor Programs. 2).Increase our transparency, providing additional information to our donors in order to be their 'good cause'. 3). Increase in the number of 'fun' fundraisers, such as online auctions (2 per year) and more diverse meet-and-greets/friendraisers (2 per year).

Boykin Spaniel Rescue has a strong team of dedicated human resources. Our Executive Director's role is on the dog/volunteer/adopter side. She is charged with managing the day-to-day dog care, training and overseeing the Foster Mentors, Permanent Foster team and volunteers, She collaborates with the Medical Care committee, as well as our volunteer, certified Animal behaviorist to make sure that each dog receives the care and rehabilitation necessary. Each dog has a Care Plan developed based on their needs. Our Marketing team has a calendar with communications which go out to the Boykin Spaniel community. The messaging can be for fundraising, calling for volunteers (fosters, transporters, etc). We also are very fortunate that several in the community (both breed clubs and individuals) include BSR in their activities and events, which create awareness and communicates the message of need. Our Operations team has worked with businesses who would like to give back and who would also benefit from reaching the Boykin Spaniel community. These Corporate Sponsors donate funds, hold portion of proceeds events, donate items for the silent auctions as well as share our message through their social media and communications to further create awareness.

We measure successes, as follows: 1). Length of Time in care (based on needs; STD/Standard (less than 90 days), LTC/Long Term Care (90 days or longer, heart worm treatment as an example) or PFC (Permanent Foster Care, in which the dog remains in our care permanently). Based on the needs of the dog, a Care Plan is developed and the dog receives a designation of STD, LTC or PFC. We work to keep the dog on track to permanency, however if rehabilitation requires a longer time or change in designation, we do that as needed. 2) Dogs returning to care. We work diligently to make sure that adoptions are permanent.

We are very proud of the accomplishments in the last few years. Dog Care: 1). Implementation of Care Plans. These plans are housed in a secure, online portal, which allows for all members of the team to engage in real time. This has streamlined our ability to communicate effectively which, in turn, has allowed the dogs to complete their rehabilitation more rapidly and has decreased our cost per dog. 2). We have formalized our Veterinary Advisory Panel. This volunteer team of general medicine and specialists allow BSR access to some of the best in the business, who guide us in our care of the most difficult cases as well as in new policies. Operations.Marketing: 1). Launch of new website, online forms (making us virtually paperless), and a secure donations/contact relationship portal have streamlined our effectiveness and ability to communicate with volunteers, donors and community. 2). Our social media presence, with the addition of an Instagram and YouTube channel has increased our presence in the Boykin community. We have a calendar of posts in order to provide content related to our dogs (such as adoption announcements) as well as educational content (such as heartworm preventative reminders) as well as fun. 3). Launch of Corporate Sponsorships in 2018 was successful and the number of participants tripled in 2019. Whats next? 1) The breed continues to gain popularity in the midwest and west. We are working diligently to expand our volunteer network with more fosters in these areas, to reduce the need to transport dogs long distances. 2). We are working on additional educational training, so our fosters and all volunteers learn best practices. Some of our dogs need specialized care. Our volunteers are willing to learn. 3). Addition of a Veterinary Pet Partner Program, so that we have a network of BSR friendly vets who know the Boykin breed and understand the importance of rescue.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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