Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs Inc

We're a different breed of therapy dogs.

Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.goteamdogs.org

Mission

The mission of Go Team is to train handler-dog teams to offer relief, caring, and assistance to those in need.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Nancy Trepagnier

Main address

4164 Austin Bluffs Parkway #212

Colorado Springs, CO 80918 USA

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EIN

82-4541123

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 serve to those in our community whose health and well being can be improved by contact with a therapy dog. Studies show therapy dogs provide an effective human service to help reduce stress and anxiety in routine situations such as learning, test-taking, and physical/mental therapy; as well as the aftermath of crisis situations such as suicides, shootings, and natural disasters.

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?

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Place well-trained, certified therapy dog teams in programs that provide comfort and caring through a canine-human bond; Serve in a wide variety of settings including assisted living homes, libraries, schools, airports and hospitals; Provide help to victims in distress and work with our servicemen, first responders, and anywhere a therapy/comfort dog is needed; Teach etiquette to service dog and emotional support dog teams

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Total number of new organization members

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

Adults

Related Program

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, we trained 42 new Team Members.

Processed Member Renewals

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

Adults

Related Program

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We processed 406 member renewals in 2019.

Hours of volunteer service

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

Adults

Related Program

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We had over 16,800 hours of volunteer service.

Traveled miles to train and volunteer

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

Adults

Related Program

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We traveled over 116,400 miles to volunteer and train.

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.

Our handler/dog teams are dedicated to placing well-trained, certified therapy dog teams in programs that provide comfort and caring through a canine-human bond. Our special volunteers serve in a wide variety of settings including assisted living homes, libraries, schools, airports and hospitals. Teams provide help to victims in distress and work with our servicemen, first responders, and anywhere a therapy/comfort dog is needed.

We strive to recruit and train more handler-dog teams and facilitate more therapy dog visits in our communities. Our strategy to achieve these goals is to continue delivering a high quality training/certification program for qualified candidates, re-certify active teams annually, and maintain a support network for active teams (e.g. admin, guidance, oversight, and visit assistance).

Leverage both paid staff, independent contractors, and volunteers to deliver training and support active handlers. Maintain a vast social media presence to share ideas for reaching out to communities.

Our program has grown significantly from those 2 original dog/handler teams, from 2012. We are nationwide and have teams overseas. Our community impact is measured by hours served and in 2020, we volunteered 16,762 hours nationwide. We also measured our miles traveled to serve our communities and train our teams and traveled 116,406 miles nationwide.
GO TEAM received the American Red Cross Hometown Heroes award four times in the last four years for performing extraordinary community service in Colorado. Additionally, GO TEAM received a 2020 American Kennel Club (AKC) Paw of Courage for helping medical professionals on the front lines of the battle against COVID 19. Read more about GO TEAM’s impact here: https://goteamdogs.org/impact/

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cary Solberg

GO TEAM Therapy, Crisis and Airport Dogs, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2022

Kendra Amidon-Sanford

Cary Solberg

Connie Tran

Erin Carlson

Steven Schlonski

Jerry Carney

Barbara Shufelt

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