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2012 Report


Dog Statistics

LDR has done 155 adoptions, 1 transfer to another rescue, had an overflow of 11 dogs from 2011, took in 142 dogs, and 14 returns. This is a 8.9% return rate and of the 14 returns 14 were re-adopted = 100%. (disclaimer – if you are keeping up with the math, please note that for statistical purposes returned dogs are counted as separate dogs.)

Chloe with her new dad!

  • Dogs stayed with us for an average of 30 days (note that Sable skews that statistic, having been with us for almost a year)
  • 66 dogs were owner surrenders
  • 59 dogs were transfers from CO shelters
  • 5 dogs were strays
  • 12 dogs were “other” incoming (such as abandoned dogs and former 9Lives returns)
  • 14 dogs were LDR returns

Financial Report

This year we received our 501(c)3 status retroactively. It should be mentioned that we work mainly with foster homes, who a lot of times will pay for food. Also, Lucky Dog Resorts graciously offers some of their space as well as man-power to care for our dogs. Those fostered at Lucky Dog Central receive training from our Apprentices. In June the Waldo Canyon Fire put our community into a new perspective. Lucky Dog Resorts offered free boarding for those evacuated. Rescue volunteers were on hand to help care for those displaced. In return, the community stepped up offering to help with manpower and in-kind donations. What LDR wasn’t able to use we in turn donated to those needing it most. In the spirit of community we also donated 10% of the proceeds of our annual Fundraiser to the Waldo Canyon Fire Fighters fund.

  • Adoption Fees: $27,811.14
  • General Donations: $3,500.49
  • Lucky Dog Jog: $1,310.00
  • Veterinary Services: ($20,996.27) – (*spay/neuters, vaccines, medication, neurological and ophthalmologist for Rocky, intensive care for Piper and Maya’s Bladder Stones.)
  • Other Dog Related: ($4,033.60) – (*Food, Leashes, Toys, Microchips, transport fees)
  • Administrative: ($3,349.68) – (*includes licensing fees – PACFA $175, $10 for CO non-profit registration and insurance $1,200)
  • Fundraising: ($3,460.00) – (*t-shirts in inventory, calendars, event wines, Lucky Dog Jog Expenses, booth fees)
  • 76% of moneys received went right back into the care of our dogs
  • 10% of moneys received went into administrative fees
  • 11% of moneys received went into fundraising efforts
  • 3% of moneys received went into the bank 🙂 (We have NO paid staff; we work with ALL volunteers, even the Board of Directors!)