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Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of N J Inc

Dedicated to finding homes for shelties in need.

aka NJ Sheltie Rescue   |   Hainesport, NJ   |  https://www.njsheltierescue.org/
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Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of N J Inc

EIN: 22-3766990


Mission

Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of New Jersey (SSPSNJ) rescues shelties/sheltie mixes from situations that are abusive, endangering or neglectful, or rescues those in danger of being euthanized at area shelters/pounds; assists owners willing to keep their dogs or finds new homes for their dogs as an alternate to placing the pet in a public shelter or animal control facility. SSPSNJ seeks to provide necessary veterinary care while the dogs foster with approved families; places rescued dogs into permanent adoptive homes; promotes the importance of spaying/neutering companion animals, and educates the public on ways to help prevent animal cruelty. We educate about proper care via our newsletter and demos at fundraising events.

Notes from the nonprofit

Shetland Sheepdog Placement Svs of NJ (NJ Sheltie Rescue) was founded by Aneita Frey in the late 1990's. It became an official 501c3 organization in 2004. Aneita and the original Board of Directors retired in late 2019 and the rescue's reins were passed on to Katy White and a new Board of Directors to continue the mission of finding homes for displaced shelties/sheltie mixes in the state of NJ. During the past 25 years, over 1,000 shelties have been placed with loving families in "forever homes". Shetland Sheepdog Placement Svs of NJ is an affiliate of the National Sheltie Rescue Association. We follow a strict Code of Ethics regarding the care and placement of the shelties entrusted to us. Additional information can be found at: https://www.nationalsheltierescueassociation.org/ethics.html

Ruling year info

2004

President

Katy White

Vice President

Antoinette (Toni) Gega

Main address

107 Broad St Unit 694

Hainesport, NJ 08036 USA

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EIN

22-3766990

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem of homeless pets is widespread and impacts all breeds. This is particularly true of Shetland Sheepdogs. Shelties are not for everyone and too often people fall in love with a cute puppy without researching the breed. Since Shelties were originally herding dogs, many exhibit behaviors related to herding such as biting and barking at moving feet or brooms, mops and vacuum cleaners, circling people or objects, and chasing moving objects such as other animals, birds, planes and cars. If an owner is not prepared to deal with these behaviors, they can become a nuisance, resulting in the dog losing their home. First we try to work with owners to help train the pet. But SSPSNJ understands that the decision to give up your dog is very personal and often difficult. SSPSNJ has placed adoptable shelties of all ages….young and old alike, including special needs dogs that require extra care. We also get strays from shelters, those displaced by death of owner, or loss of housing.

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?

Foster to Adopt & Supporting Seniors

We are a volunteer organization fostering sheltie/sheltie mixes of all ages and medical conditions in the state of NJ. We bring new fosters up-to-date on vaccinations, spay/neuter if needed, provide dental care and address medical conditions that are discovered upon veterinary assessment. No dog is turned away due to a medical problem or age.

We review applications on a continual basis, matching prospective adopting families with the dog most appropriate to their situation based on the dog's personality, behavior, age, medical condition, etc. Prospective adopters are screened/interviewed and must pass a home evaluation, as well as reference checks. We keep in contact with the families after adoption is finalized. Our goal is that each dog finds his/her "forever home". If, for any reason, a family is unable to keep the sheltie adopted through SSPSNJ, our adoption contract states that the dog must be returned us.

We are affiliated with the National Sheltie Rescue Asso.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Sheltie Rescue Association 2004

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 animal adoptions

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

Adults

Related Program

Foster to Adopt & Supporting Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rescued

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

Adults

Related Program

Foster to Adopt & Supporting Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2023 got off to a slow start, but suddenly we took in 8 in a matter of weeks. Of note: We participated in a cross country rescue of 32 puppy mill dogs. 4 of them became long-term fosters with us.

Goals & Strategy

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Education: Our website and quarterly newsletters include training and health articles, as well as resources for owners/perspective owners, and those just interested in learning more about the breed.

Visibility: We endeavor to expand knowledge of our rescue's work, not only in the immediate area, but also in other states within a reasonable travel distance.

Medical Care: We do not turn a sheltie away due to a medical condition. We consider all options and what is best for the dog to improve his/her quality of life. At a minimum, dogs are brought up to date on shots, spay/neutered and teeth cleaned if needed, and receive a full blood panel looking for health and/or parasite problems. Any medical condition that is found on exam is addressed as appropriate - be it removing/doing pathology on a strange lump, to correcting an inward-turned eyelid, to fixing/removing a broken screw from previous leg surgery. We are very thorough - and our cost per dog average reflects this - being over $1,400 during a three-year time period.

Foster Care: Shelties are placed in a safe, loving, home environment with one of our volunteer foster families. These families have been screened/interviewed/reference and home checked to ensure they have the experience to give appropriate care to a foster dog. While with the foster family, shelties are assessed from a training and behavior standpoint. Dogs often come to us lacking basic house manners, obedience/leash walking skills and the foster family works with the dog to help make him/her a more suitable companion for a new home. Some dogs have behavioral issues due to their life's experiences and we address these on a case by case basis. Our goal is to ensure that each dog receives whatever care & training is needed to make him/her successful in a new home. We do not place a time limit on foster care. The dog could be with us for a month ... or over a year .... we do not "flip the dogs in/out of rescue". Successful placement in a forever home is key. Some dogs are not desirable to adopters, due to behavioral or medical issues, or age. We designate these special needs dogs as 'forever fosters' and they live their lives out in a foster home, under the supervision of the rescue. We do not throw a dog away just because no one wants to adopt that dog. We firmly believe that rescue needs to be here for ALL shelties that need us, not just the ones who will be easy to place in adoptive homes.

Post-Adoption: We stay in touch with the families post-adoption, contacting on a regular basis to see how the dog is settling in, are there any concerns/problems - and, of course, sharing good news and photos on our social media site.

Networking: With area shelters, as well as other sheltie rescues so that we can work together to provide homes for displaced shelties - sharing adoption applications, doing home checks, assisting with transport.

Building relationships with area veterinary hospitals to get discounts towards our extensive vet bills.

Fundraising: Providing medical care is costly and we have a robust fundraising committee dedicated to new and innovative ways to ensure a continual flow of donations/income. These include, but are not limited to semi-annual events for area sheltie owners, auctions, specially designed t-shirt sales, raffles for custom made items, etc. We have added a member to our team (non-Board) who researches possible grant opportunities.

We have a very active Board of Directors and dedicated volunteers throughout the state of NJ. Our BOD has professional experience in finance, administrative work, graphics/design, organizational development, fundraising, data analysis.

SSPSNJ has over 25 years' experience with the Shetland Sheepdog. We have helped over 1,000 shelties find loving "forever" homes. Between 2020 and 2022, we have increased our assets from under $2,000 to over $30,000, while not turning away ANY sheltie needing our assistance.

Financials

Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of N J Inc

Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of N J Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $43,372
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $5,391
Total Revenue $48,763
Expenses
Program Services $32,065
Administration $9,750
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $41,815

Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of N J Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $33,299
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $33,299

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Katy White

Vice President

Antoinette (Toni) Gega

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of N J Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Katy White

Toni Gega

Luann Ladley

Linda Greiner

Janis Pilat Cameron

Kris Doswell

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable