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Appalachian Pug Rescue, Inc.

Lock Haven, PA   |  www.appalachianpugrescue.org

Mission

Created “For the love of Pugs”, the mission of our rescue is both simple and impactful. We pledge to: • Provide a safe alternative to shelters for pugs in need using loving foster homes • Provide medical care and help them on their journey to an adoptive, forever home • Educate current and prospective owners about the unique needs and health issues associated with the pug breed • Coordinate with other local and pug-specific rescues to facilitate transport, placement, and care for pugs in our service area

Ruling year info

2022

Principal Officer

Kelly Caris

Main address

77 Julia Dr

Lock Haven, PA 17745 USA

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EIN

88-2175325

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rescue pugs from homelessness, abandonment, shelters, and other miscellaneous surrenders.

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?

Rescue

Once a pug comes into rescue, we place the dog in a loving and experienced foster home. The foster evaluates the pug’s personality, interactions with other animals and people, and communicates with the rescue regarding medical care. Our pugs are seen by our veterinarian partners as soon as possible to get them up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm and Lyme tests, and to assess the need for any procedures such as spay and neuter, dental, or surgery. Veterinarians, fosters, and coordinators work together to ensure the pug has all of the treatment(s) and attention needed to be happy and healthy in a loving forever home.
At times, a pug is determined to have extensive health issues. In some of those cases, the pug will be placed in a hospice foster home. All of these treatments are paid for the lifetime of his/her care entirely by rescue and the donations from our supporters.
Once a pug is ready for adoption, our coordinators work with the foster family to determine the best adopti

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Families
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Mini grant 2022

Pug Squad

Affiliations & memberships

Cuddly 2022

Max & Neo 2023

Good Pup 2023

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 grants and research funding awarded to the institution

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2022 was Year 1

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 was the kick-off while waited for our 501(c)(3) to be approved.

Number of senior dogs (9+ years) rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

APR’s mission is to rescue, foster, rehabilitate, and find homes for surrendered, unwanted, abandoned, and discarded pugs throughout the Appalachian region. Our group lovingly provides medical care, food, comfort, and a secure home for pugs who have been let down and let go. We have a thorough adoption process through which we match these furkids to their forever homes.

SHORT TERM
• Immediately seek out more grant opportunities
• Double the numbers of qualified fosters by the end of 2024 and triple them by the end of 2025
• Double the amount of funds raised by the end of 2024 and triple them by the end of 2025
• Fill all board positions by May 2024
• Grow our social media followers to 10K by the end of 2025
LONG TERM
• Host a regional rescue event (all breeds) within 5 years
• Become the leading pug rescue organization in our region
• Build long lasting partnerships with pet companies, local businesses, et al

Collectively, our board members have over 40 years of experience in the animal rescue industry and over 100 years in a professional setting.

We have grown our foster base, increased revenue, obtained additional vet partners, and grown our presence in the community engaging twice as many people in 2023 as we did in 2022.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Appalachian Pug Rescue, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kelly Caris

Appalachian Pug Rescue, Inc.

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/18/2023

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/08/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.