DOODLE DANDY RESCUE

Be kind....Work hard....Save Doodles

GARLAND, TX   |  https://www.doodledandyrescue.org

Mission

The mission of Doodle Dandy Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome Doodle dogs in crisis so that they are adoptable into safe and loving homes. We strive to be a rescue leader in our community by implementing best practices in the treatment of dogs in our care .

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Ms Sally Jackson Hammond

Main address

3609 DOUGLAS DR xxxxx

GARLAND, TX 75041 USA

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EIN

83-0834471

NTEE code info

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

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Our programs

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Rescue Doodle Dogs

We search local shelters and high kill shelters throughout Texas to rescue Doodle Dogs, curly, fluffy and low shedding dogs. We also serve as a haven for families who need to rehome their doodle dogs. We provide all of our dogs with foster homes, medical care and behavioral training and rehabilitation if needed and adopt them into carefully vetted forever homes.

Population(s) Served

DDR uses multiple online applications to keep in touch with our volunteer community and our dogs in foster care. Each dog and it's foster is assigned a foster mentor who becomes their primary contact within the rescue. The foster mentor's job is to stay connected with the fosters about their dog, keep track of all medical and training appointments, provide support and information so that the dog progresses and meets it's milestones so that they become adoptable dogs. The foster mentors also aid in the adoption process when the dog is cleared for adoption.

Population(s) Served
Family relationships

Doodles are unique dogs, and because they are often poorly bred, they often have significant behavioral issues that need to be addressed before they are ready for adoption. Doodle Dandy recognizes the need for trained helpers to work with our fosters to manage basic skills that make the foster dogs desirable family members. We work with trusted training experts who "train the trainers" on basic obedience, dog introductions, managing guarding issues and other behaviors as they arise. Our Doodle Dandy Training Team then can help our fosters with issues that come up in the fosters homes so that the dog is truly rehabilitated and ready for adoption. Doodle Dandy goes the extra mile to ensure that our dogs are ready for their forever homes.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Families
Adults

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Dog rescue has been greatly impacted by the Covid shutdown. During the shut down, so many families acquired dogs, and the popularity of Doodles greatly increased because they are perceived to be hypoallergenic and family friendly. These dogs were kept in the home with their family with little to no socialization with the outside world. As the Covid impact began to wane and people went back to work, Doodles were left at home for the first time.

Doodles are uniquely bred to be "people" dogs, and without their people, many became destructive, ill mannered and suffered from separation anxiety. Fast forward to 2022, and many who acquired dogs during the lockdown, were now surrendering them to rescues and shelters. These dogs were no longer being exercised properly or regularly and any efforts to socialize were unsuccessful due to owners lacking the time and skill to educate and retrain their dogs. Our training budget has skyrocketed because of these unprecedented times. Because so many dogs are being rehomed with us, we have changed the focus from rescuing shelter dogs and strays, to including the more complicated job of retraining and rehabilitating owner surrenders.

One goal for this year is to strengthen our foster's understanding of dog behavior by working with several professional trainers in each of the metropolitan areas that we service. We want to create an online video training program for all new fosters to complete. We also want to provide more one-on-one training with the foster and their foster dog.

In addition, we have realized that there is a need to do some initial training with new adopters to prevent dogs from being returned to the rescue. We hope to empower both fosters and adopters with the skills they need to continue training along side the dogs in their care. Obedience training is important, but becoming "dog savvy" is much more important, and that requires a different understanding of dog behavior. By setting the bar a little higher for our fosters and our adopters, we will ensure that the Doodles from Doodle Dandy Rescue will live long, happy lives with their people.

In order to meet our goals of training more of our foster and adopter pool we are implementing several strategies. In collaboration with our professional trainers we will be creating a foster training program that will be available on line. Fosters will be encouraged to complete the training modules prior to fostering a dog for the rescue.

Modules will focus on decompression, how to introduce the foster dog into the home with children and other dogs, crate training, leash walking, potty training and basic obedience. We will further introduce the fosters to dog body language, issues with resource guarding, and canine depression. We will discuss strategies for dealing with unwanted behaviors including medication, muzzle training and exercise and sleep. This video course can be updated and added to as needed.

We want to open this course up to potential adopters as well. Course completion by potential adopters will be noted in their adoption applications and will bear weight in being chosen to adopt.

Doodle Dandy Rescue is blessed with over 1000 people who want to work within the rescue as a foster or volunteer. We have discovered that within the group, there are some amazingly skilled and talented people with professional careers that can support the rescue. Among our group we have business people, tech professionals, teachers, project managers, trainers and so much more.

We have found that their willingness to help the organization and the dogs is great, and when we put out a need, they respond with YES. We know that this project might be more than a volunteer effort can cover, so we are hoping to raise funds to have professional input. The beauty of this effort is that we can add to the content and tailor it to the specific needs of Doodle dogs. We see this content as being a source of community help and knowledge in addition to our helping our fosters and adopters.

How we listen

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    People who foster and/or adopt dogs

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • 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 understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We implemented a 6 mo check in with adoptive families to ensure that adopted dogs are transitioning well to new homes.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We are very inclusive in that all ideas, suggestions and criticism are addressed.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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DOODLE DANDY RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 07/15/2022
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Board chair

Ms Sally Hammond

Sally J Designs, Interior Design

Term: 2018 - 2022

Jan Kassen

Retired

Stephen Hill

Attorney

Dana Cooper

Civic leader

Dr. Cinthia Almeida

Veterinarian

Rhonda Ritchie

Project Manager

Michaela Murry

Business person

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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

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  • 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.