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Lanis Lucky Shepherds of Houston

aka Lani's Lucky Shepherds   |   Magnolia, TX   |  Www.luckyshepherds.com

Mission

Our vision is to build a German Shepherd rescue organization that inspires its volunteers to do great works, through effective teamwork in support of our “it takes a village.” approach to saving Houston area dogs in need. Our mission is to create an organizational culture that motivates, trains, supports and encourages its team to become the Houston area role models at saving homeless dogs from overcrowded shelters and owners who can no longer care for them.

Notes from the nonprofit

Lani's Lucky Shepherd Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. We were founded to save Houston area German Shepherd Dogs from neglect, abuse, abandonment and euthanization at high kill shelters. We are an excellent alternative for owners who must give up their cherished pets. Our team of tireless volunteers care for our foster dogs as family. We are based on the concept of placing all our dogs into loving foster homes, where they live with and become part of our fosters family until they find a forever home. Every dog in our care receives proper medical care, nourishment and the socialization needed to discover a new life without hunger, sickness, loneliness, or fear. We live to see these German Shepherds blossom as they realize that they are important to someone who genuinely loves having them as family. We are the guardians of the dogs and funds that you trust us to protect. 100% of the money donated to us i

Ruling year info

2018

President

Mr. Dale Bible

Main address

18640 FM 1488 STE A-300

Magnolia, TX 77354 USA

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EIN

82-3742337

NTEE code info

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

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

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to The Humane Society of the United States, approximately 2.4 million healthy,

adoptable companion dogs are euthanized in the United States annually. The goal of Lani's Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc.is to help every homeless pet in our community find a home and reduce the number of companion dogs that are euthanized. We know we cannot do this on our own and have enlisted the help and resources of other local rescue groups, trap-neuter/spay-return (“TNR") groups, spay/neuter clinics, veterinarians, the local shelter and other community advocates to help reduce the number of homeless dogs, find new homes for ones that are in need and prevent pets from being surrendered into the shelter and rescue group system in the first place.

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?

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Lani’s Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc.is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer-based breed specific dog welfare organization dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs from overcrowded shelters and owners who can no longer care for their German Shepherd dogs. By working with a network of volunteer advocates, foster caregivers, local veterinarians, trainers and shelters, Lani’s Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc.is able to rescue many dogs every year. We provide these dogs with care and temporary homes until we can place them into their permanent homes. We also serve as a resource to our community by providing information on pet ownership, including resources for spay/neuter, positive behavior training, nutrition and veterinary care. We believe that no animal should be mistreated and are working towards the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home.

Lani’s Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. was founded in 2017 by an experienced group of animal advocates in the Houston area after seeing the devastation that hurricane Harvey did to the area as well as the local dog rescues. Many desperate dog owners were devastated to find the shelters full and many dog rescues full or destroyed by the flooding that followed the storm. Lani’s Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. formed to rescue as many stray and homeless dogs as possible by partnering with local shelters and dog owners. In addition to transferring homeless dogs from local shelters and dog owners, fostering the dogs in temporary homes and adopting them out, we also provide behavioral and medical resources to people who are considering surrendering their pet in an effort to keep the pets in their homes and out of the shelter system.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

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 animals with freedom from pain

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Families

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

German Shepherd dogs that arrived needing surgery or medical treatment to correct defects or conditions causing high levels of pain to the dog that uncorrected would result in euthanization.

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of German Shepherd dogs who were saved and placed in approved adoptive homes where they live as part of a family unit.

Number of captive animals released

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of dogs adopted from our rescue.

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of German Shepherd dogs treated successfully from conditions not requiring surgery, but causing discomfort. Examples are skin conditions and digestive conditions.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Malnourished German Shepherd dogs that arrived in danger of starvation requiring extensive medical and or volunteer intervention to prevent death or serious medical distress.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total for that year.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total adoption for year listed.

Number of animals vaccinated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of avoidable deaths determined through the animal welfare reporting procedure

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the number of dogs that animal shelters contacted us to pull that were scheduled to be euthanized by the end of the day if a rescue did not pull them. We accepted them & prevented their death

Number of law enforcement agencies assisted in animal cruelty cases

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Lani's Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc.is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer-based breed specific dog welfare organization dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs from overcrowded shelters and owners who can no longer care for their German Shepherd dogs. By working with a network of volunteer advocates, foster caregivers, local veterinarians, trainers and shelters, Lani's Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc.is able to rescue many dogs every year. We provide these dogs with care and temporary homes until we can place them into their permanent homes. We also serve as a resource to our community by providing information on pet ownership, including resources for spay/neuter, positive behavior training, nutrition and veterinary care. We believe that no animal should be mistreated and are working towards the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home.

Lani's Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. was founded in 2017 by an experienced group of animal advocates in the Houston area after seeing the devastation that hurricane Harvey did to the area as well as the local dog rescues. Many desperate dog owners were devastated to find the shelters full and many dog rescues full or destroyed by the flooding that followed the storm. Lani's Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. formed to rescue as many stray and homeless dogs as possible by partnering with local shelters and dog owners. In addition to transferring homeless dogs from local shelters and dog owners, fostering the dogs in temporary homes and adopting them out, we also provide behavioral and medical resources to people who are considering surrendering their pet in an effort to keep the pets in their homes and out of the shelter system.

Lani's Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. will fund its operations with adoption fees, fundraising events, donations, corporate matching programs and grants. All positions on our board of directors and staff are unpaid. As such, all of the funds we receive will go towards either caring for the dogs in our charge or enhancing and expanding the organization's operations. Adoption fees are expected to account for approximately 35% of our annual income.

In general, foster providers are expected to provide their own resources for the daily care of their foster dog (e.g., food, bowls, litter, litter pans, toys). Lani's Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. will provide food, collars, leashes, crates, preventative medications and all veterinary care, as long as the foster uses the approved veterinarians. These expectations are clearly explained to foster providers both in person and in the foster manual. The organization will keep supplies on hand for emergency situations.
As such, the bulk of our expenses will be for veterinary care, trainers, transport, adoption events and advertising. We have teamed up with two local veterinarians who give us highly discounted rates. Additionally, we have all dogs altered through the local shelter (where we have it done at cost), a local high volume spay/neuter clinic or through one of our partner veterinarians at a much reduced rate.

Although we are a young organization, we believe that collectively we have the experience, savvy and diversity to allow Lani's Lucky Shepherds of Houston - A German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. to grow and flourish. While we are mindful of not overextending ourselves, we are looking forward to expanding in the future as resources allow.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Lani's Lucky Shepherds management team have created an online brand and marketing program that has shifted their online position on Google searches from page twenty one to the top of page one on related searches in the zip codes that we serve. We have expanded the geographical areas that we serve by 25% in the past year.

We started our rescue with online application, people and animal management software that allows us to manage our people, dogs and money regardless of how fast and large we become. We operate on most of the social media platforms with a staff who are currently averaging 100% response to online post within one hour.

We have reviewed and compared cost at over one hundred Houston area veterinary clinics and hospitals to find the best possible rates for a rescue of our size. We also actively search for reasonably priced professional vet clinics near our volunteer foster homes. This makes volunteering and caring for our dogs less of a burden on our volunteer foster parents.

We have streamlined the adoption application process to less than one tenth of most Houston area dog rescues. We communicate with our applicants each step of the way. Our organizational culture is to value our adoption applicants as a for profit business would value their paying customers.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Lanis Lucky Shepherds of Houston

Board of directors
as of 11/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Dale Bible

Lani's Lucky Shepherds

Term: 2017 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mrs. Becky Vance

Lani's Lucky Shepherds

Term: 2018 - 2021

Dale Bible

Lani's Lucky Shephers

Becky Vance

Lani's Lucky Shepherds

Becky Neff

Lani's Lucky Shepherds

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/14/2022

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Data
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.