KEEP ME WARM DOGHOUSES INC

Improving the lives of outdoor dogs, one house at a time.

Bellerose, NY   |  https://[email protected]

Mission

Keep Me Warm Doghouse, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to address the issue of the increasing outdoor pet population living without proper shelter. The organization’s projects emphasize intervention and education, provides pets with essential accommodations, and assists pet owners who may be struggling financially. Keep Me Warm Doghouse, Inc.’s mission is to provide shelter for dogs living in the five boroughs, Nassau, and Suffolk counties of New York.

Ruling year info

2016

President

Deserie Matos

Main address

PO Box 260054

Bellerose, NY 11426 USA

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EIN

81-2552831

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-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To reduce or eliminate the # of dogs left outside without shelter. To educate dog owners on responsible dog care, ie: shelter, food, and vet care so that their dogs would have a better quality of life.

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?

Delivery and Distribution of Wooden Doghouses

Doghouses are provided free of charge to dog owners whose canines lack shelter, or have inadequate shelter.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To provide a better quality of life for dogs living outdoors and not allowed to live indoors with their families. To have dogs viewed as part of the family, not as property. To keep dogs from being abused or neglected.

Educating dog owners on responsible dog care through pamphlets/flyers, educating on community resources, and laws regarding providing basic care for their dogs. Providing free doghouses to shelter their dogs from the elements.

We partner with local animal welfare agencies such as the SPCA, and ASPCA, to educate, and provide resources such as spay/neuter, microchipping, vaccinations, and low cost vet care. We fundraise to provide insulated doghouses, and straw for the winter months.

We have been able to convince a few owners to let their dogs live indoors. We have convinced a few to surrender their dogs for adoption. We have worked with local animal welfare agencies to have a few removed due to neglect or abuse. We will continue to offer services and inform them of community resources to assure the safety and well being of each dog in our program. Failure to do so may necessitate a call to the authorities, or local animal welfare agencies for intervention.

Financials

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Operations

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

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KEEP ME WARM DOGHOUSES INC

Board of directors
as of 04/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joanne and Odette Del Pilar Rivera

Joanne Del Pilar

Keep Me Warm Doghouses, Inc.

Odette Rivera

Keep Me Warm Doghouses, Inc.

Deserie Matos

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/20/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.