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All Dog Rescue Inc.

 PO Box 2072, c/o Lisa Kaufmann
 Natick, MA 01760
[P] (617) 507-9193
[F] (617) 507-9193
Donna Turley
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EIN 20-0047226

LAST UPDATED: 05/24/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

To help homeless Massachusetts dogs find new homes regardless of age, health or breed.

Mission Statement

To help homeless Massachusetts dogs find new homes regardless of age, health or breed.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $40,000.00
Projected Expense $40,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Behavior Evaluations
  • Foster Care
  • Veterinary Care

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

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Mission Statement

To help homeless Massachusetts dogs find new homes regardless of age, health or breed.

Background Statement

All Dog Rescue was started in 2003 by a group of ten volunteers who had met working at other animal welfare organizations. Since our inception, we have rescued and rehomed more than 500 Massachusetts based dogs.  We have worked hard to be fiscally transparent.  We were unique in that we gave foster homes homes with the final say in the placement of their dogs. Foster home providers treat the dogs as their own, and are responsible for reviewing applications, interviewing prospective adopters, making sure the dogs have adequate veterinary care, and matching the dog to the right home. We have a sterling reputation with large and small animal welfare organizations.  All Dog Rescue evaluates all dogs for behavior issues, and does not take dogs with known aggressive dispositions.  There are many nice dogs who do not have homes, and we try to prioritize those dogs.These are the dogs who have the most chance for success in new homes, and we do not want to pass on problems.  This approach allows us to take dogs regardless of age, medical condition, training needs or breed. 

Impact Statement

In 2012, we worked with more than a dozen municipal animal control officers and regional shelters to find new homes for stray dogs through our foster care program.  More than seventy dogs were given foster care, medical care and new homes.  ALL dogs who leave our care are vaccinated, spayed, neutered and microchipped before moving into new homes.
In 2012, we performed behavior evaluations on approximately 150 dogs so that they could be transferred from holding facilities into cooperating shelter and rescue programs.
We are one of the few groups who will provide veterinary care for expensive but curable or manageable medical conditions - we are a resource for some of the larger shelters who do not have the money or ability to hold a dog long term while a medical condition resolves.  These conditions include mange, heartworm disease, Lyme disease, fractures, tumors, cherry eye, excision of tumors, and malnurishment.
In addition to traditional homes, one of our foster homes is a transitional living complex run by the Pine Street Inn.  The residents of the building always have a foster dog in residence with them, providing some semblance of normality to their environment.  Our work with the Pine Street Inn was featured on the Today Show.
Goals for the coming year:
Organize an education program for animal advocates on training or behavior.
Increase awareness of the stray dog problem in Massachusetts.
Continue to partner with low income municipalities to facilitate the adoption of dogs through our foster program.

Needs Statement

We do not have a kennel or office facility.  All Dog Rescue is an all volunteer organization which works through volunteer foster homes.  No one is compensated for the work we do.  All care of the dogs is provided through generous time given by foster homes and the generosity of our donors.  Veterinary care, even at the steep discounts we receive, is our greatest cost. 
Our top needs for 2013 are:
1. More foster homes - cost for additional publicity is $1,000
2. Funds to provide medical care for complex cases - $20,000
3. Education seminar in dog behavior for animal advocates - $5,000

CEO Statement

All Dog Rescue places dogs in foster homes prior to placement in permanent homes.  We know the disposition of the dogs, their likes and dislikes, and therefore we are able to make great  matches between the adopting family and the new dog.  Often, when purchasing a dog through a breeder, pet store or shelter, choices are made based on looks.  This can contribute to the homeless dog problem.  All Dog Rescue does not discriminate based on age, breed or medical condition.  We work hard to find dogs permanent homes, and offer support post adoption to keep them in those homes.  Although we are an all volunteer organization, we take pride in getting back to every inquiry and dog application within 24 hours of submission. Our primary marketing tool is Petfinder, and the work of our volunteers as they showcase their foster dogs through Facebook and other forums.

Board Chair Statement

This is a small but mighty organization which stands out in terms of reputation and integrity. One hundred percent of all funds are used to support the mission of helping dogs.  There is no payroll and no rent.  Adoption fees cover only a small cost of the resources used for each animal who comes into our care. The volunteers are part of All Dog Rescue because we all love dogs, and want to participate in ending the homeless dog problem in the United States.  HSUS estimates that "four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year."  We want to make an impact in Massachusetts where a surprising number of dogs are euthanized each year for want of a home.

Geographic Area Served

All of Massachusetts, but mostly in the eastern half.  

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Animal Protection & Welfare
  2. Education - Alliances & Advocacy
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Alliances & Advocacy

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Behavior Evaluations

Our goal is to take in dogs who do not have unsafe aggressive tendencies.  Therefore, every dog accepted into our program has a behavior evaluation assessment, using trained volunteers and a statewide accepted evaluation procedure.  We evaluate many more dogs that we can place in foster homes, so we post the evaluations and photos to a list of other shelters and rescue groups so that the dogs can be moved out of holding facilities and avoid euthanasia.   
Budget  $1,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served Other Named Groups
Program Short-Term Success  150 dogs per year are taken from animal control facilities without adoption programs and placed into adoption programs.   
Program Long-Term Success  This program allows multiple groups to learn about dogs in holding facilities, see photos, and find placement for the dogs in adoption programs.  It helps the holding facilities avoid euthanizing dogs and to move dogs into adoption programs without requiring the use of staff resources.
Program Success Monitored By  The program's success is based on the reduction in the number of dogs who are being euthanized in Massachusetts.  There is new legislation which requires animal control officers and facilities to report dogs taken in, dogs placed, and dogs euthanized.  The gathering of this data will be critical to evaluating the success of this program over the coming years.
Examples of Program Success  We evaluated a dog with burn marks on her back who was abandoned in a back yard and her recent litter taken from her.  She was heartworm positive.  When we first met her for the behavior evaluation, she was non-responsive.  We went back a week later after she had settled into the kennel and she evaluated well.  Because she would be characterized as a pitbull, finding an adoption facility which would take her was difficult.  All Dog Rescue took her because of her stellar disposition.  We nursed her back to health, brought her to a training program, and after seven months, were able to adopt her out to a family with three small children.  They love her and she is an ambassador for the breed.  Had it not been for the behavior evaluation, this dog would be dead.

Foster Care

All of the dogs taken into All Dog Rescue live in foster homes.  While most foster homes pick up the cost of the ongoing care of the dogs (food, training, treats, collars, leashes, harnesses, toys, beds, crates and other costs of dog ownership), we do reimburse those who request reimbursement for the cost of that care.  We work with local pet stores to secure donations, but many items are needed outside of that donation pool.   Occasionally, a foster provider will need to use short term boarding to cover for a vacation.        
Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  We expect to host 50 - 100 dogs in foster care in 2013.  At any given time, we have 15-20 active foster homes with dogs in place.
Program Long-Term Success  The success of our program depends on the number of homes willing to open their doors to homeless dogs for a temporary stay.  More than 500 dogs to date have been saved through the generosity of our cooperating foster homes.
Program Success Monitored By  Again, while the numbers speak volumes, it is the quality of the care given to the dogs which cannot be measured.  Dogs are welcomed into homes as members of the family.  Families learn about the distinct personalities of each dog, and each dog is matched with an appropriate new adoptive home.
Examples of Program Success  We took in an older chihuahua mix from an animal control officer.  He seemed to not have much of a personality. The foster provider spent months with him before finally one application for him came in.  The foster provider interviewed the family, had them take the dog overnight, and ultimately everyone agreed that it was a good match. We recently received an update and photos from the adoptive family describing how "Bean" is the best thing that every happened to them.  He goes to the school bus stop in the morning with the mother and sees the children off.  He then waits for the school bus every day and is overjoyed when the kids arrive home.  He follows the children from room to room and engages in play with them.  Through this home, he found a personality!

Veterinary Care

Funds are used to spay, neuter, vaccinate and microchip every animal.  In addition, many animals suffer from other conditions which require treatment before the dogs may be adopted to the public.  Budget is 80% of all expenses.
Budget  $25,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Population Served US
Program Short-Term Success  Over the next year, 50 - 100 dogs will be provided with similar services.
Program Long-Term Success  500 dogs have been spayed, neutered, vaccinated and provided with necessary medical care to protect both the dogs and the human population.
Program Success Monitored By  Our success is measured both by the number of dogs who are placed in new homes in lieu of euthanasia, but also in the medical and behavior quality of those dogs.
Examples of Program Success  We took in a  chihuahua puppy who had multiple fractures after being thrown from a car window.  The open admission receiving shelter was going to euthanize because the fracture required surgery and the shelter could not pay for that surgery.  We had our cooperating board certified veterinary surgeon operate, insert a permanent stabilizing plate, and adopted the puppy out to a grateful and loving family.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kate Keegan
CEO Term Start June 2003
CEO Email
CEO Experience Human Resource background.  Now retired.  14 years volunteer experience with Animal Welfare organizations.  30 years experience of a volunteer for various political committees.   
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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We collaborate with the MSPCA in Boston and Methuen, TJ O'Connor Animal Shelter in Springfield, Animal Control Officers in Cambridge and Somerville, the stray dog holding facility in Lynn, Massachusetts Animal Coalition, and other animal welfare providers. We take the dogs from shelters who fail to find homes in the shelters due to excessive shyness or reactivity to the shelter environment.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Since we are an all volunteer organization without an office, we do not have the structure in place which creates a need for many of the policies requested.  Our primary concern is that our financials be transparent.  Each month, a detailed statement of income and expenses is shared with all members of the organization. Any volunteer is welcome to join us as long as they can contribute a home or skill, and as long as they care about dogs.

Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 30
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A


Board Chair Ms Kate Keegan
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Chair Term Jan 2003 - Dec 2014
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Lisa Kaufmann Community Volunteer Voting
Kate Keegan Community Volunteer Voting
Donna Turkey Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The organization is challenged by constantly shifting availability of foster homes and the difficulty in matching foster homes when there are homeless dogs in need.  This requires the Board Chair to spend an excessive amount of time coordinating appropriate homes.  Some of the dogs who are in need cannot go to homes with cats, others may be fragile for homes with young children, dogs who are likely to bolt cannot go to homes without fences or on busy streets ... the list is endless.  We have tried in the past to run the organization collectively, but ultimately the efficiency needed required a more hierarchical board.  This results in a loss of information to other volunteers and fewer long term volunteers.  Fostering dogs is an isolating experience as a volunteer and we find that regular meetings, dog play groups, and e-mail / bulletin board exchanges are important to keeping volunteers engaged.  Additionally, foster homes have varying levels of experience, so we work with a number of private trainers to help foster homes manage unwanted behavior. 

Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $40,000.00
Projected Expense $40,000.00
Form 990s

2014 Form 990-EZ

2013 Form 990-EZ

2012 Form 990-EZ

2011 Form 990-EZ

2010 Form 990-EZ

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $82,504 $57,944 $58,334
Total Expenses $32,349 $40,396 $31,968

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- $15,000
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $43,969 $31,739 $20,441
Indirect Public Support $5,496 -- --
Earned Revenue $26,880 $23,357 $19,200
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1 -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $6,158 $2,847 $3,694
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $32,349 $40,396 $31,968
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 2.55 1.43 1.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $149,259 $99,082 $81,508
Current Assets $149,259 $99,082 $81,508
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $149,259 $99,082 $81,508

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

We received a one time grant from the Shirley Shattuck Foundation this year in the amount of $15,000 for our work with Massachusetts dogs.  Our biggest goal in the coming years is to figure out succession and how to create a successful all volunteer organization without bricks and mortar to hold people in place.  We will no longer need to operate at the time when there are no more homeless dogs in Massachusetts.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.


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