Giving dogs a new leash on life

Colorado Springs, CO   |

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EIN: 47-3074011


We operate in the Colorado Springs area and our mission is to find permanent homes for every dog that needs one. Our dogs come from local owner surrenders and from euthanasia. We bring in dogs that need a chance to recover from the traumatic experience of being left by their family and put into the shelter system or never had a family to begin with. These dogs would normally fall through the cracks and be euthanized because there is no room in the shelters or because they are too afraid to pass their evaluations upon entry. We provide an alternative by rehabilitating, retraining and providing a safe and comfortable environment for our dogs so that they can reach their full potential as your loving companion.

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Shasta Laue

Main address

4295 Northpark Drive #E

Colorado Springs, CO 80907 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info


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 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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We do mandatory 2 week trial periods with all our adoptions to make sure that the dogs and family can work together.
We offer training advice both before and after the adoption to better assist the families who adopt to make sure they are equipped for their new addition.

Population(s) Served

We do long term rehab and training with dogs that don't pass their initial evaluations are are afraid of other animals or people. We work with them by gaining their trust and rebuilding the bond between person and dog. We take them through basic obedience training classes and walk them continually in parks and stores to help build confidence.

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Goals & Strategy

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Our goal is to help as many dogs as we can find their forever homes and to cut down on pet overpopulation with public education. We also are building a stronger community with other rescues to help each other get dogs into their forever homes.

Our program is based on socialization and training.
All dogs are rehabilitated and socialized in groups and adopters are trained in dog handling basics.
We work with local rescues, Air Force Cadets, community members, and schools to assist with educating the community and rehabilitate the dogs in our care. Once they are deemed adoptable, they are matched with potential adopters by personality, energy level, size and temperament.

We operate out of a doggy daycare and boarding facility and our capabilities are currently meeting our goals nicely.
We believe we have proven that our system not only works, but works well. We survive on our adoption fees and very little donations and our return rate is less than 1% while the national average is close to 50%.

So far we have accomplished our base goals of implementing a new program that shows sustainability and proves that there is a better way to help dogs with socialization and training.
What we haven't accomplished yet is raising enough money to expand the scale of operations.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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

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Shasta Laue

Originally, I started of assisting with Camp Bow Wow, doggy daycare and boarding facility, and have watched the rescue become what it is today through a continual commitment to assist dogs in need of a forever home. I have assisted with the rescue since it was established and have learned how dogs need different environments to provide a safe and forever home. Since May 2023 I have made it my goal to establish a better relationship with other rescues in the Colorado Springs area and other states to save dogs who are needing more assistance to find their forever home.


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Board of directors
as of 11/14/2023
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Board chair

Jennifer Stadlin

No Hound Unhomed

Term: 2023 -

Jennifer Stadlin

Stacy Barron

Kevin Persaud

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
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  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/14/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/14/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.