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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Canine Assistants

Teaching great dogs to help special people

three stars

84.05

3160 Francis Road Milton, GA 30004
tel: (800) 771-7221   Web Site
EIN: 58-1974410

Board Leadership
John Pedrick
Chairman

CEO
Jennifer Arnold
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.05 three stars
  Financial 80.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Canine Assistants, founded in 1991, trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. In addition to physically assisting those with disabilities, Canine Assistants service dogs are instrumental in removing many of the barriers faced by the disabled in today's society. Most Canine Assistants service dogs are born, raised, and trained at our facility in Alpharetta, Georgia, while some are occasionally adopted from local organizations or breeders. The majority of our service dogs are retrievers, including both goldens and labradors.

Canine Assistants, founded in 1991, trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. In addition to physically assisting those with disabilities, Canine Assistants service dogs are instrumental in removing many of the barriers faced by the disabled in today's society. Most Canine Assistants service dogs are born, raised, and trained at our facility in Alpharetta, Georgia, while some are occasionally adopted from local organizations or breeders. The majority of our service dogs are retrievers, including both goldens and labradors.

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Financial

three stars

80.32

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
92.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 63.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Canine Assistants on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Canine Assistants on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Canine Assistants (GA) 84.05 three stars
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (CA) 94.28 four stars
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 85.21 three stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 94.67 four stars
NEADS Inc. (MA) 96.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,140,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,140,707
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,140,707
   Other Revenue $20,856
TOTAL REVENUE $2,161,563
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,301,032
   Administrative Expenses $132,725
   Fundraising Expenses $44,242
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,477,999
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-316,436
   
Net Assets $522,635

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 84.05 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 82.18 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 80.67 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 79.38 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.79 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 76.02 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 79.78 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 80.68 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.26 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.77 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 95.27 four stars
2009-05 10/01/2011 92.59 four stars
2009-05 09/20/2011 89.09 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 05/01/2010 91.05 four stars
2008-05 02/01/2009 89.69 three stars
2007-05 03/01/2008 92.11 four stars
2006-05 02/01/2007 94.63 four stars
2005-05 01/01/2006 91.90 four stars
2004-05 02/01/2005 90.18 four stars
2003-05 04/01/2004 81.79 three stars

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

EIN 58-1974410
Name in IRS Master File CANINE ASSISTANTS INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 March, 1992
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,375 3.84% Jennifer Arnold Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$101,375 4.09% Gary Arnold Chief Financial Officer
$88,875 3.58% Kent Bruner Secretary
$85,775 3.46% Harry Dudley Arnold Chief Operating Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Canine Assistants (GA) 84.05 three stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 96.93 four stars
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 89.39 three stars
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 87.16 three stars
The Gentle Barn (CA) 92.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Canine Assistants
3160 Francis Road
Milton, GA 30004
tel: (800) 771-7221
fax: (770) 664-7820
EIN: 58-1974410

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Board Leadership

John Pedrick
Chairman

CEO

Jennifer Arnold
Executive Director

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