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

four stars

96.25

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

Board Leadership
Elise O'Shaughnessy
Chairman

CEO
Gloria Gilbert Stoga
President, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.25 four stars
  Financial 94.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 1,000 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 107 service dogs with wounded veterans in 29 states (as of April '18). We pair approximately 12 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.

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 1,000 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 107 service dogs with wounded veterans in 29 states (as of April '18). We pair approximately 12 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.

Financial

four stars

94.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.92
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,974,766
   Federated Campaigns $300,609
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $77,135
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,352,510
   Program Service Revenue $143,366
Total Primary Revenue $3,495,876
   Other Revenue $139,138
TOTAL REVENUE $3,635,014
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,704,341
   Administrative Expenses $152,464
   Fundraising Expenses $107,029
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,963,834
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,671,180
   
Net Assets $11,755,043

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$241,500 12.29% Gloria Gilbert Stoga President, Founder

Mission

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 1,000 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 107 service dogs with wounded veterans in 29 states (as of April '18). We pair approximately 12 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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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

Elise O'Shaughnessy
Chairman

CEO

Gloria Gilbert Stoga
President, Founder