ADOPT A DOG INC

aka Adopt A Dog   |   Hood River, OR   |  hoodriveradoptadog.org

Mission

We provide a safety net for all dogs.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Sherry Bohn

Main address

PO Box 475

Hood River, OR 97031 USA

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EIN

26-3687873

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ensuring that we have adequate funds to support our operational needs and to cover the ever increasing dog medical costs.

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?

Urgent/Non-standard Veterinary Care

Hood River Adopt A Dog frequently handles dogs in need of urgent or non-standard veterinary care (broken bones, infections, illness).  While we recoup most of the expense of our standard vaccinations and spay/neuter via reasonable adoption fees, the expense of non-standard care and medications could not likely be borne by an adopter.  We maximize our veterinary dollars with a volunteer vet and discounts from local clinics, but a broken bone can still cost over $1000 to repair and meds are expensive.  For a dog that could otherwise live a healthy life, the urgent / non-standard care fund is truly life-saving.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Hood River Adopt A Dog provides all necessary goods and services to care for all dogs at the Hukari Shelter and to provide veterinary and adoption services for unclaimed strays or owner relinquished dogs.  Although we operate at a county-owned facility, we receive no tax-dollar funding to provide the food, beds, leashes, collars, grooming equipment, kennel enrichment supplies, office equipment, marketing, record keeping, postage, insurance or staff that it takes to care for and place dogs in to new homes.  The adoption fees charged reimburse the program for standard veterinary care, but does not cover all other necessary expenses.  We have many volunteers who maximize our efforts and fundraisers to cover other expenses and have a very high success rate of helping and placing  homeless dogs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Hood River Adopt A Dog is largely staffed by volunteers.  We recently added a part-time Volunteer Coordinator to our very limited roster of paid staff who is responsible for volunteer recognition and enrichment - very important in keeping the volunteers that we so rely on.  Additionally, the program provides safety and dog handling training opportunities to our volunteers / foster care providers in order to give the dogs in our care the best possible chance for a successful adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We have volunteers that go every year to all 5th grade classes in Hood River and surrounding towns to talk about caring for a dog; how important spay and neutering is the for all dogs; never leaving a dog in a hot car and many other topics for this age group.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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.

Creating a culture where staff, board, volunteer and our community partners work together to meet the needs of our dogs, and to ensure our financial resources and infrastructure remain solid.

We are aiming to increase HRAAD adoptions through enhanced partnerships, proactive programs, updated process and continuing improvements to our adoption friendly atmosphere. We are aiming to increase community engagement and educational opportunities in order to further our mission and to ensure our brand and identity is clear and strong in the community. Lastly, we hope to redesign our website to a more friendly and easier to maneuver site with a volunteer portal that will enhance communication and allow for improved service hours tracking.

These goals can be meet with the use of community partners, increased staff training and better outreach into the community.

We have increased adoption rates, community involvement, community recognition and community education.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Columbia River Gorge

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of directors
as of 5/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lori Golze

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 5/5/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/05/2021

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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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.