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Puppies Behind Bars

Training inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive-detection canines for law enforcement

100.00

263 West 38 Street 4th floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 680-9562   Web Site
EIN: 13-3969389

Board Leadership
Dan Lobitz
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Gloria Gilbert Stoga
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00
  Financial 100.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.06
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Puppies Behind Bars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Puppies Behind Bars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 100.00
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 91.96
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (NY) 85.00
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (NY) 93.98
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 88.35

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Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 91.60
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 89.88
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 88.35

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Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive-detection canines for law enforcement. The puppies live in prison with their inmate raisers from the age of 8 weeks to 24 months. Since 1997, PBB has raised more than 900 puppies. Through our Dog Tags program we place service dogs, free of charge, with wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The dogs learn special commands to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and TBI (traumatic brain injury). Since our first Dog Tags placement in 2008, we have paired 87 service dogs with wounded veterans in 27 states (as of May '16). We pair approximately 15 more exceptional service dogs with veterans each year. Additionally, more than 400 PBB-trained explosive-detection canines work with law enforcement agencies around the country. The dogs we raise transform the lives of the inmates who train them, and the lives of those they go on to serve.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,556,522
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,556,522
   Program Service Revenue $87,657
Total Primary Revenue $2,644,179
   Other Revenue $258,982
TOTAL REVENUE $2,903,161
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,604,101
   Administrative Expenses $155,843
   Fundraising Expenses $135,921
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,895,865
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,007,296
   
Net Assets $8,912,855

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
Raising Service Dogs $1,430,818 89.2%
Raising Explosive-Detection Canines $115,196 7.2%
Inmate Education & Employment of Former Inmates $58,087 3.6%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 100.00
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 98.18
2013-12 04/01/2015 95.77
2012-12 07/01/2014 97.95
2012-12 03/01/2014 94.64
2012-12 02/01/2014 91.95
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.91
2010-12 02/01/2012 96.98
2009-12 09/20/2011 96.91
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 98.27
2008-12 02/01/2010 98.51
2007-12 12/01/2008 98.08
2006-12 11/01/2007 92.28
2005-12 10/01/2006 86.84
2004-12 11/01/2005 97.90
2003-12 03/01/2005 88.38

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

EIN 13-3969389
Name in IRS Master File PUPPIES BEHIND BARS 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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 January, 1998
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, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$192,674 10.16% Gloria Gilbert Stoga President, Founder

Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive-detection canines for law enforcement. The puppies live in prison with their inmate raisers from the age of 8 weeks to 24 months. Since 1997, PBB has raised more than 900 puppies. Through our Dog Tags program we place service dogs, free of charge, with wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The dogs learn special commands to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and TBI (traumatic brain injury). Since our first Dog Tags placement in 2008, we have paired 87 service dogs with wounded veterans in 27 states (as of May '16). We pair approximately 15 more exceptional service dogs with veterans each year. Additionally, more than 400 PBB-trained explosive-detection canines work with law enforcement agencies around the country. The dogs we raise transform the lives of the inmates who train them, and the lives of those they go on to serve.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 100.00
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 89.69
Can Do Canines (MN) 92.48
Paws With A Cause (MI) 92.78
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 86.26

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Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 100.00
Guiding Eyes for the Blind (NY) 85.00
Guide Dogs for the Blind (CA) 91.60
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 89.88
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 88.35

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Charity Contact Info

Puppies Behind Bars
263 West 38 Street
4th floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 680-9562
fax: (212) 689-9330
EIN: 13-3969389

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Board Leadership

Dan Lobitz
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Gloria Gilbert Stoga
President, Founder

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