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Warrior Dog Rescue

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Savage, MN   |  www.warriordogrescue.com
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Warrior Dog Rescue

EIN: 82-2874036


Mission

The mission of Warrior Dog Rescue is to save the dogs that are left abandoned in shelters, are surrendered by their owners, and those that are being abused and neglected. We are committed to providing them the medical care they need, helping them to overcome their past by providing them loving, educated foster homes, finding them their perfect forever home by means of a thorough adoption process, and guiding them on their journey into their new life. Warrior Dog Rescue will also be engaged in the education of responsible dog ownership. We acknowledge that we will have a role in this industry to take the lead on providing awareness to others in the community and across the country. The dogs all deserve a “good dog life… every single one of them.”

Ruling year info

2021

Founder and Executive Director

Diana Bakken

Main address

12585 Rhode Island Ave

Savage, MN 55378 USA

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EIN

82-2874036

Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Animal welfare

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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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?

Permanent Adoption

At Warrior Dog Rescue, we take our adoptions very seriously. Our rescue dogs have fought really hard and journeyed far to get to the foster home they are currently in and to eventually find a place in an adopter’s home. We have specific guidelines that will direct our path in approving applications, approving Home Visits and approving the Reference Checks. Warrior Dog is committed to finding the perfect homes for the rescue dogs who have worked so hard to find a family.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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 animals rescued

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animal adoptions

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Permanent Adoption

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2023 was a rough year for adoptions across the country. Warrior Dog Rescue has set our goal to double our adoption numbers for 2024.

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of pets microchipped

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

The mission of Warrior Dog Rescue is to save the dogs that are homeless, left abandoned in shelters, are surrendered by their owners, those that are being abused and neglected, and those that are left wandering. We are committed to providing them the medical care they need, helping them to overcome their past by providing them loving, educated foster homes, providing behavioral training help when needed, finding them their perfect forever home by means of a thorough adoption process, and guiding them on their journey into their new life.

Goals and Action Plan for 2023:
Improve online presence; specifically create more donation opportunities both on our website and social media platforms.
Create an educational program for children- I Speak Dog.
Increase foster education by providing training handouts, sharing videos, creating training gatherings, and implementing Facebook Live events with experts.
Apply for grants (at least 5 per month).
Seek out improved options for our spay and neuter surgeries.
Implement a program to help foster's market their own foster dog.
Email and drop off to local businesses campaign for corporate sponsorships.
Obtain Gambling License for fundraising
Set HASRA trips with fosters/volunteers for our Unchained Program..
Unchained Program - Set up Spay/Neuter Clinics in Alabama
Foster Retention and Understanding - identifying the definition of a sound, stable, sustainable foster.
Dog Dish - Bi-monthly. Connect with fosters and volunteers to create a sense of community and answer any questions, discuss ideas and plans for WDR.
Create a setup or kennel environment on or off site for dogs who dont do well with other dogs.

Warrior Dog has a dedicated team of volunteers, fosters, and board of directors who are motivated to reach our goals we have set for this year.

The new set of goals set for 2023 as listed above are off to a great start.

We researched and secured two new locations to provide spay and neuter surgeries.

We have hosted two in person "Dog Dish" events for our fosters and volunteers.

We have hosted one expert in the field of Dog Massage to help our foster dogs who may be suffering from anxiety, stress, or physical pain.

We have added four new guides to help fosters learn more about behavioral training.

All other goals have a team that is working on the items to bring them to light prior to the end of 2023.

How we listen

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Financials

Warrior Dog Rescue
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.40

Average of 2.82 over 4 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.8

Average of 2.6 over 4 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 8% over 4 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Warrior Dog Rescue

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Warrior Dog Rescue’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $3,220 $36,241 -$28,428 $32,101
As % of expenses 1.5% 9.3% -5.4% 5.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $3,220 $36,241 -$33,511 $23,662
As % of expenses 1.5% 9.3% -6.4% 4.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $219,638 $426,270 $493,921 $579,828
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 94.1% 15.9% 17.4%
Program services revenue 70.2% 73.0% 84.5% 62.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 29.8% 27.0% 15.5% 38.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $216,418 $390,029 $522,349 $547,727
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 80.2% 33.9% 4.9%
Personnel 15.6% 11.2% 11.9% 11.5%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Occupancy 0.0% 1.8% 3.4% 10.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 84.4% 87.0% 84.8% 77.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $216,418 $390,029 $527,432 $556,166
One month of savings $18,035 $32,502 $43,529 $45,644
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $30,625 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $234,453 $422,531 $601,586 $601,810

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.7 3.4 1.4 1.8
Months of cash and investments 3.7 3.4 1.4 1.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.6 2.5 0.5 1.1
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $66,442 $109,654 $60,996 $83,371
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $30,625 $37,295
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 16.6% 36.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 30.7% 25.0% 43.6% 32.4%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $46,043 $82,285 $48,774 $72,436

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder and Executive Director

Diana Bakken

My love for these lost souls stems from my beautiful mom. Growing up, she taught me empathy and love for the helpless dogs who would be left at our doorstep or at the vet and we took a vital role in helping them. Helping a dog in need is hard-wired into the person I am. My daughter spurred on the passion of rescuing dogs when she made the decision to be involved in a rescue when she was in her teen years. We jumped into the organized rescue world with both feet and we never looked back. Over 300 foster pups have come and gone through the doors of our home and we have loved every single one and it hurts when they leave but that is how we know we are doing our job as fosters correctly. Our job is to love them, send them on their way, and then look to the next pup(s) we can help. I am so proud to be the one to lead this amazing group of rescuers in saving as many dogs as we are responsibly able to. Rescuing the abandoned and those left wandering is where my heart lies in this horrible, y

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Warrior Dog Rescue

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 04/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Marcy Anagnostou

Leslie Kuehn

Wendy Laramy

Kori Ennen

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/15/2024

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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

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data