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RESCUE RANCH

We Do It For The Dogs

Yreka, CA   |  http://www.rrdog.org

Mission

As a no-kill dog rescue, our mission is to save lives by taking in rescue dogs. We care for them at the Adoption Center until they find loving homes. Our vision is for no pet to be killed due to lack of shelter space or a treatable medical condition. As long as they have quality of life, our rare unadoptables live at the Rescue Ranch Sanctuary where we also care for special needs and at risk cases. We believe that the entire community benefits when we all support companion pet welfare. Rescue Ranch currently positively impacts the lives of more than 2000 dogs every year, by taking in and rehoming hundreds of dogs while providing others with medical, transport, food, training, evacuation and other assistance through our networking efforts and community programs.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

John Golay

Main address

PO Box 1192 2216 E. Oberlin Road

Yreka, CA 96097 USA

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EIN

68-0439736

NTEE code info

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

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Our programs

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Rescue Ranch Dog Shelter and Adoption Services

The dogs in our Adoption Center come from kill shelters, overflowing municipal and county shelters, hoarding and dumping situations, and other difficult, life-threatening circumstances. We take in adult dogs, seniors, special needs dogs, pregnant moms and puppies.

Dogs are housed at the Adoption Center, in foster, or at the Rescue Ranch Sanctuary depending on their needs.

Our mission is to see them living their best lives and the application process is based on"best match," not "first-come-first-serve". Most dogs go to individuals and famlies, but some go on to become service, search & rescue, or conservation dogs.

Rescue Ranch makes a lifetime committment its dogs, which continues even after they have been adopted. If their circumstances change and their owners can no longer care for them, we take them back no matter how much time has gone by. All dogs are spayed or neutered and receive the best care while at Rescue Ranch.

Population(s) Served
Families

We operate a thrift store in Yreka, CA. All proceeds, after thrift store expenses, are used to support general operations at the Rescue Ranch shelter.

Population(s) Served
Families

Kitu’s Fund has a dual purpose. It is both an emergency and high-cost medical fund for Rescue Ranch and a no-interest community loan program.

In the first instance, the fund helps Rescue Ranch dogs: Some of our dogs have physical trauma, some are diagnosed with cancer, while others require heartworm treatments or extensive dental care. These special dogs need our help, but their medical costs are beyond what we can afford without additional funds.

In the second instance, it's a community no-interest loan program: Members of the community can apply for a no-interest loan to cover emergency and/or high-cost veterinary care. Applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Loan repayment is based on the applicant’s unique financial situation.

This special medical fund was seeded by a generous contribution from the Arthur R. Dubs Foundation. The Foundation’s help has been instrumental in our ability to provide emergency and necessary high-cost veterinary care to the wonderful dogs se

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Rescue Ranch created RRAAP to help community pet owners overcome the barriers preventing them from spaying or neutering their dogs.

Top 3 Barriers to Spay/Neuter
Access: even if cost is not an issue, in rural communities like Yreka, veterinary resources are limited. Patients can wait months for an appointment and choosing an alternative location isn't available to everyone.
Cost: surgery can cost up to $600 or more. Cost depends on the size and health of your pet, and on the procedure. Spaying is usually significantly more expensive. Low-cost programs, on the other hand, typically cost less than $200, even for spaying.
Transportation: the high cost of gas is only one obstacle to transportation. Not everyone has access to a vehicle or is able to drive, even if they can afford the gas.

RRAAP overcomes all of these challenges by obtaining appointments at reasonable rates and offering free transportation.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Rescue Ranch offers low-cost parvo-distemper and Bordetella vaccinations and Microchipping to the public.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

In these difficult times, more and more pet owners are having a hard time making ends meet. They're struggling to feed themselves, their family, and their pets. Rescue Ranch is committed to helping the community in any way it can. Our Pet Food Bank offers free dog and, when available, cat food to people in need.

The Pet Food Bank usually has some regular dry dog food. We also occasionally have wet food, special diet food, and cat food.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Our free Sunday sessions are open to the public and are an excellent way for owers to help their dog acquire important socialization skills with other dogs as well as people. It is also a great opportunity for them to to learn how to communicate effectively with their dog, have their questions answered, and work one-on-one with our knowledgeable staff to address specific issues they might be having.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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RESCUE RANCH

Board of directors
as of 09/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Laura Finley

Retired, US. Fish and Wildlife Service

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Kelly Coleman

Save the Rain, 501c3, Executive Director

Term: 2015 -

Laura Finley

retired, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Kelly Coleman

Save the Rain

Alexandria McBride

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/22/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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