West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue

"We’re All About the Dogs”

aka WCLRR   |   SIMI VALLEY, CA   |  http://www.wclrr.org

Mission

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and other Retriever breeds. Our rescue team saves these dogs from shelters as well as assisting people that need to rehome their dogs. All are vetted, given medical attention, and live in foster homes where they are socialized and cared for before they become adoptable.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Scott Bixler

Treasurer

Jolene Pandza

Main address

1230 MADERA RD STE 5-288

SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 USA

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EIN

84-2032130

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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As a non profit organization we operated with volunteers, we are always looking to recruit people to help with various positions.

Our programs

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

Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome

WCLRR will rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and other Retriever breeds

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

6 Best Labrador Retriever Rescues! 2020

We Love Doodles - welovedoodles.com

Affiliations & memberships

Shelter Animals Count 2021

Best Friends Network Partners 2021

GreatNonProfits 2021

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rescued

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

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Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Obtaining more volunteers, we need fosters specifically, without fosters we can not save dogs.
We also are looking into ways to reach potential adopters. via social media outlets, advertising, and word of mouth.
Fundraising is always something to work on. Without donations we can not safe dogs.

We are posting requests on our social media pages for volunteers.
We are also looking into getting our website more exposure by doing an SEO.

We have grown so fast that we have complete faith that we will obtain these goals. We are gaining followers each and every day. We are using social media and website SEO to its fullest ability. We have a dedicated Board of Directors that spend endless time on improving our rescue.

This rescue started with a conversation between 3 individuals who all had come from volunteering with another rescue. Each of us left that rescue with questions on how it was being run, where the donations were really going to and the integrity of the board. When we started WCLRR we were dedicated to being transparent 100%. This goes with all of the Board Members, Volunteers, Veterinarians, Donors and Adopters. We are focused on saving dogs, our moto is "We're All About the Dogs" We live and breath this. We all feel that our rescue is a success in the short amount of time we have been in existence and are looking toward the future.

WCLRR was founded in June of 2019 and is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer non-profit with the expressed task of rescuing Labrador and Golden Retrievers in the Southern California area. We save our dogs from various sources such as local animal shelters, owner surrenders, and in cooperation with local breeders. We are breed-specific, but we'll periodically do a "courtesy post" for other breeds in need of rescue that come to us from individuals or other rescue groups. WCLRR’s dogs have been featured on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family Show” several times. We believe all of us can work together toward a common goal; saving the lives of dogs.

While we are a young organization, our volunteers and staff spent many years helping other rescues. Our first dog was named "Freedom" because her rescue was on July 4th, and symbolic as she came from a shelter. To date, WCLRR has rehomed over 40 dogs, from puppies to seniors include hospice. Our team of volunteers do everything from searching the local shelters on a daily basis, to transporting our dogs to and from veterinarian appointments or foster families, to taking these dogs into their homes to be evaluated. For many of the dogs, our volunteers are the first friendly face or act of love they've experienced. We make sure we aren't the last.

The adoption program is comprehensive and includes at-home interviews, veterinarian visits, spay and neuter, all shots, fecal exams, and on our older dog's, blood work. We've partnered with a professional trainer to help us evaluate or smooth some of the rough edges off. Our goal is to make adoption from WCLRR a pleasant and reward experience for everyone involved. Our slogan says it best, "We're All About the Dogs."

You can learn more about our dogs by visiting www.wclrr.org, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - wclrr.

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 bright spots and enhance positive service experiences,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    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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Operations

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

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West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue

Board of directors
as of 5/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Scott Bixler

West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Jolene Pandza

West Coast Labrador Retriever Rescue

Term: 2019 -

Scott Bixler

WCLRR

Jolene Pandza

WCLRR

Diana Flaherty

WCLRR

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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