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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

National Mill Dog Rescue

Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome and Educate

four stars

97.62

5335 J.D. Johnson Road Peyton, CO 80831
tel: (719) 445-6787   Web Site
EIN: 26-0574783

Board Leadership
Chris Thornton
Chairman

CEO
Theresa Strader
Founder and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.62 four stars
  Financial 96.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2007, National Mill Dog Rescue rescues, rehabilitate and rehomes discarded breeding dogs from puppy mills and educates the public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. NMDR is 95-percent volunteer based. The organization is a national leader in hands-on rescue, with an average of 1,200 dogs a year "taking the freedom ride." It has an 11,000 sq. ft. kennel, a 3,000 sq. ft. veterinary clinic and a dedicated rehabilitation center on its property near Colo. Springs. Every dog saved gets every opportunity for restoration to health. Programs include rescue, vet care, rehabilitation, foster care, adoption, post-adoption support, and lost dog support. NMDR educates the public through social media, traditional media, school programs, community presentations and tours. It shares the goals of national animal welfare groups in advocating for an end to the commercial breeding industry and supporting shelter/rescue pet adoptions. . .

Founded in 2007, National Mill Dog Rescue rescues, rehabilitate and rehomes discarded breeding dogs from puppy mills and educates the public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. NMDR is 95-percent volunteer based. The organization is a national leader in hands-on rescue, with an average of 1,200 dogs a year "taking the freedom ride." It has an 11,000 sq. ft. kennel, a 3,000 sq. ft. veterinary clinic and a dedicated rehabilitation center on its property near Colo. Springs. Every dog saved gets every opportunity for restoration to health. Programs include rescue, vet care, rehabilitation, foster care, adoption, post-adoption support, and lost dog support. NMDR educates the public through social media, traditional media, school programs, community presentations and tours. It shares the goals of national animal welfare groups in advocating for an end to the commercial breeding industry and supporting shelter/rescue pet adoptions. . .

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst
1,326
Number of animals with freedom from discomfort
1,326
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Mill Dog Rescue on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Mill Dog Rescue on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Mill Dog Rescue (CO) 97.62 four stars
Woods Humane Society (CA) 100.00 four stars
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 95.36 four stars
Humane Society of New York (NY) 95.01 four stars
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (PA) 86.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,873,088
   Federated Campaigns $148
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $197,199
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,070,435
   Program Service Revenue $185,468
Total Primary Revenue $2,255,903
   Other Revenue $89,214
TOTAL REVENUE $2,345,117
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,501,917
   Administrative Expenses $217,116
   Fundraising Expenses $179,094
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,898,127
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $446,990
   
Net Assets $3,193,583

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Veterinary Care Program $196,028 13.1%
Dog Rehabilitation and Care Program $1,060,667 70.6%
Adoption and Foster Care Program $245,222 16.3%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History
National Mill Dog Rescue has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 97.62 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 95.99 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 87.01 three stars

Historical CN Advisories

09/27/2019-12/20/2019: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the National Mill Dog Rescue on December 20, 2019, because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • The complaints surfaced in the Advisory have been dismissed.

Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on National Mill Dog Rescue because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On September 8, 2019, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that National Mill Dog Rescue is the subject of an investigation by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies according to an article titled, "Regulators Fine High-Profile Dog ‘Rescue’ Group After HuffPost Investigation." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Huffington Post article.

    Charity Response

    National Mill Dog Rescue has provided Charity Navigator with this response.

    • On October 17, 2019, Fox 31 Denver published an article titled, "National Mill Dog Rescue on probation; one violation from losing license." For more information, please see the Fox 31 Denver article.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 26-0574783
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL MILL DOG RESCUE
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,000 4.21% Theresa Strader Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Mill Dog Rescue (CO) 97.62 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

National Mill Dog Rescue
5335 J.D. Johnson Road
Peyton, CO 80831
tel: (719) 445-6787
fax: (719) 495-9803
EIN: 26-0574783

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Board Leadership

Chris Thornton
Chairman

CEO

Theresa Strader
Founder and Executive Director

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