Dogs Trust USA Inc

A dog is for life.

New York, NY   |  www.dogstrustusa.org

Mission

As a non-profit organization focussed entirely on dog welfare, we’re on a mission to share our love of dogs. We have two core goals: 1) We want to help as many dogs as possible in the United States to find loving homes – and to live happy and healthy lives. 2) We want to help dogs overseas who are being exploited or suffering harm – and transform the way people think about and value dogs around the world.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Owen Sharp

Main address

155 E. 44th Street 6th floor, Suite 34

New York, NY 10017 USA

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EIN

82-2390086

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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There are many wonderful organizations across the country that are working tirelessly to help dogs live happier lives. We want to help them do even more. Drawing on our expertise in shelter design, education and dog behavior, our aim is to support these rescues and shelters with the technical advice and financial assistance to help them achieve their goals. We invite US-based non-profits to apply for grants that will help them deliver our joint goals. We also want to help dogs overseas who are being exploited or suffering harm – and transform the way people think about and value dogs around the world.

Our programs

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

Kentucky Humane Society (KHS)

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), located in Louisville, KY, is Kentucky's oldest animal welfare organization, founded in 1884, and the state’s largest pet adoption agency.

We support Kentucky Humane Society's efforts to assist Louisville dog owners to keep their dogs out of shelters and happy and healthy in their homes. Our grant enables 2,500 dog owners to receive advice through KHS's Pet Help Line so that each family is offered resources to help them keep their pets as alternatives to surrender. In addition, the grant will help KHS to provide 110 low-income pet owners with financial assistance to enable them to keep their dogs healthy and in the home. Assistance comes in the form of vouchers which provide access to subsidized spay/neuter surgeries, preventatives, emergency medical costs, basic veterinary care, apartment pet deposits and temporary foster care for dogs owned by domestic abuse survivors and homeless people seeking secure housing. Furthermore, Dogs Trust USA is also providing funds to support free Pit-Bull spay/neuters for 85 dogs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls

We are currently supporting YCMAD on their veterinary assistance voucher program, which will provide help for the spay/neuter surgeries, vaccination and emergency vet care for 150 dogs over 12 months; for low income dog owners in Gadsden, Liberty and Jackson County – giving dogs a second chance at life, that they truly deserve.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Mississippi Spay and Neuter are a charity based in Jackson, Mississippi, who run a high volume spay and neuter clinic called the Big Fix Clinic where they focus on tackling the major pet overpopulation crisis in the state.

We are currently supporting Mississippi Spay and Neuter with a grant for a targeted subsidized spay and neuter voucher program which will aim to spay and neuter 667 dogs owned by low income residents at their clinic. The project will focus on 5 counties within the Jackson Metro area - Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin and Simpson, with the aim of contributing to Mississippi Spay and Neuter's overarching goal to further reduce intake at the local city shelters.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Animal Foundation, founded in 1978, is the highest volume single-site animal shelter in America. Their lifesaving programs are designed to address the root causes of pet overpopulation and homelessness and include adoptions; low-cost spay/neuter, microchipping and vaccination services, and lost and found pets.

We are currently supporting The Animal Foundation with a grant for their Pets for Life program, as well as their annual Pets for Life event, which targets underserved areas of Las Vegas that would otherwise have no access to veterinary services, by focusing on building relationships with the communities through daily door-to-door outreach. Over 12 months, with our help, The Animal Foundation will aim to spay and neuter 275 dogs and vaccinate and microchip 225 dogs owned by people on low-income in some of the most economically deprived neighborhoods of the city.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

We are currently supporting WHS with a grant for their Pets for Life program which targets underserved areas of Milwaukee that would otherwise have no access to veterinary services, by focusing on building relationships with the communities through daily door-to-door outreach. With our help, WHS will aim to spay and neuter 450 dogs owned by people on low-income in some of the most economically deprived neighborhoods of the city and surrounding areas.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

As part of their current activities First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) operate one of the largest spay/neuter facilities in the United States, performing as many as 32,000 surgeries a year. To help shelters with adoptions they host adoption events, and to keep pets in their homes they operate a Pet Food Bank for local low-income pet owners and for several small rural shelters. They are based in Jacksonville, FL and also work to provide emergency relief support during natural disasters.

DTUSA have supported FCNMHP with a grant to cover the cost of 60 large Ruff Tough kennels which will be used as part of FCNMHP’s regular programs throughout the year, as well as during disaster response to transport dogs safely from shelters in the disaster areas to shelters or locations in safe areas. In addition, the grant will be used to purchase food bins which serve as storage space for the donated food for their Pet Food Bank throughout the year, and during disaster response to transport food and supplies.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries (Second Chance) are a 12-dog capacity shelter and foster charity in Pennsylvania who focus on rehabilitating and finding homes for at-risk dogs who are lost, abandoned or seized. They also run outreach programs to assist elderly and disabled dog owners with veterinary costs, offer financial assistance for spay/neuter and emergency vet costs; and run humane education programs and low-cost microchip/vaccination clinics.

Dogs Trust USA is supporting the construction of two secure outdoor training and exercise parks called the ‘Paw Paw’s Patch’. One of the parks will be for current shelter dogs, and it is hoped that this will contribute to the improvement of their adoptive dogs’ welfare, and become a space for members of the public to spend time with prospective dogs that are up for adoption, with the aim of improving rehoming rates. The other park will used as a space for owners to bring their dogs to train, exercise and socialise, and it is hoped that this will contribute towards decreased intake rates and return to kennel rates for behavioural issues.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Felines & Canines manage a no-kill dog and cat adoption center, in Chicago, which adopts out nearly 1,300 animals on an annual basis, in addition to providing education and extensive resources to the community.

In addition, they manage the Felines & Canines Rescue Center (FCRC), in Alabama, which is a temporary, safe-housing facility from which they run national transports to other shelters across the country. The FCRC serves as a hub where highly adoptable dogs rescued from facilities in need in Alabama are vet checked, vaccinated, treated and prepared for relocation to destination shelters. FCRC's goal is to support the intake facilities and communities that are in greatest need by rescuing, altering and relocating as many of their animals as possible to reduce overpopulation and the euthanasia of adoptable dogs in Alabama.

Dogs Trust USA have supported Felines & Canines with a grant which will be used to contribute towards the make ready veterinary costs for 2,600 dogs, which will be relocated from the FCRC in Alabama to destination shelters in the Midwest for adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Prairie Paws is a 60-dog capacity shelter based in Ottawa, Kansas, which works to rehome dogs whilst also running community outreach, humane education and foster programs. Due to their rural location, Prairie Paws staff and volunteers take adoptable dogs to offsite venues to meet the public and help more dogs get adopted.

Dogs Trust USA have provided a grant to Prairie Paws to contribute towards the cost of fuel to enable them to attend additional offsite venues over a 12-month period with the objective of rehoming an additional 100 dogs over the year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PACT was founded in 2010 and is based in Pennsylvania. It currently serves the entire United States with the mission of providing emergency pet foster programs and services aiding deployed military servicemen and women, as well as citizens experiencing a medical crisis who have exhausted all other care options for their pets. Every year, thousands of dogs are surrendered into animal shelters due to temporary crises, and the program matches dogs with appropriate foster homes whereby they are provided with shelter and care until the return of the owner.

Dogs Trust USA has provided PACT with a grant to support their national dog foster program for serving military personnel and people experiencing a hospital/medical crisis, over a period of 12 months, with the aim to place 300 dogs into foster care and help reduce dog abandonment into shelters.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

In the US:
1. Help more dogs to be adopted by loving families.
2. Reduce the number of stray and abandoned dogs.
3. Uncover those incubator organizations that have found new ways to help dogs –and support them to do even more.

Abroad:
1. Eradicating Rabies.
2. Managing Dog Populations.
3. Ending Dog Exploitation.

In the US:
Drawing on our expertise in shelter design, education and dog behavior, our aim is to support rescues and shelters across the country with the technical advice and financial assistance to help them achieve their goals.

Abroad:
1. Eradicating Rabies
Many communities around the world mistreat and kill dogs indiscriminately – in fear of rabies. But the disease is 100% preventable. Through mass vaccination of dog populations and public education programs, Dogs Trust USA aims to eradicate rabies by 2030, saving lives of people as well as dogs in the process.

2. Managing Dog Populations
Around the world dogs are still rounded up and killed to control numbers. But we know there are more effective and humane alternatives, such as spaying and neutering. We’re desperate to stop the needless culling of dogs and show people there’s a better way. We aim to run large scale sterilization programs to humanely control dog populations.

3. Ending Dog Exploitation
Too many dogs are still exploited by people for their fur, meat – or simply to provide entertainment. These activities are often illegal and the suffering of dogs immeasurable. However, the people involved are not always aware of the suffering they are causing. We are working on targeted awareness campaigns to promote understanding and change attitudes. We’re focussing especially on the dog meat trade in East Asia – where traders often resort to snatching loved pets from their families. This is simply wrong and has to stop.

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Dogs Trust USA Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/23/2021
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Board chair

Owen Sharp

Jeff Young

Susan Monger

Veronica Carbone

Helen Walker

Organizational demographics

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