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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


Gloria Gilbert Stoga
President, Founder

Give From Your Donor Advised Fund

Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Puppies Behind Bars

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

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 4 stars
  Financial 100.00 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
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 Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  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.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   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
   Program Expenses $1,604,101
   Administrative Expenses $155,843
   Fundraising Expenses $135,921
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,007,296
Net Assets $8,912,855

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

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.

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