Animal related

Divine Canines

Ordinary dogs, extraordinary service.

Austin, TX   |  www.divinecanines.org

Mission

Partnering with our dogs to enhance the well-being of those in need.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Max Woodfin

Main address

2407 South Congress Avenue, Suite E-401

Austin, TX 78704 USA

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EIN

68-0590056

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We provide therapy dog services to reduce stress and help people feel better.

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?

Free therapy dog services

Divine Canines provides free therapy dog services to hospitals, nursing homes, schools, eating disorders clinics, homes for persons with mental and emotional disabilities, homes for children who are victims of abuse and neglect, and veterans. We also provide occasional study breaks for students at the Art Institute of Austin, UT Law School, Texas State University and other campuses.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$101,800

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 trained volunteer dog-and-handler teams.

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

Free therapy dog services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of site visits by dog-and-handler teams.

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

Free therapy dog services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Annual number of volunteer hours.

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of interactions between dog-and-handler teams and clients.

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

Free therapy dog services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of interactions. Some clients may have received multiple interactions.

Annual number of sites visited at least once.

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

Free therapy dog services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes both regularly schedule site visits and special visits such as study breaks for high schools, colleges and graduate schools.

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?

To increase the number of sites and clients served with our therapy dogs with a more diverse geographic representation.

Increase the number of training classes and schedule the classes a year at a time so that interested volunteers have clarity about training.

We now have a professional executive director and a volunteer coordinator, in addition to a professional trainer.

Indicators are simple: The number of sites served, the number of clients served, and the geographic diversity within our target area.

Between 2013 and early 2018, Divine Canines increased the number of sites served from approximately 20 to more than 130.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Divine Canines

Board of directors
as of 5/31/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Colleen Harvey

Dan Walker State Farm Insurance


Board co-chair

Karaline Bunch

BWI Companies

Evelyn Galante

Greenlights for Nonprofit Success

Paul Mann

The Canine Center for Training and Behavior

Jacki Allen

St. David's Medical Center

Richard Young

Malari Howell

Shannon Peterson

Maxwell Locke & Ritter

Lisa Mitchell

Texas Attorney General

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

Keywords

Therapy dog services