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

95.42

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 95.42 four stars
  Financial 93.53 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and for first responders, as well as 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 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 110 service dogs with wounded veterans and first responders. 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 for first responders, as well as 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 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 110 service dogs with wounded veterans and first responders. 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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Financial

four stars

93.53

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.73
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,368,850
   Federated Campaigns $177,914
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,546,764
   Program Service Revenue $37,569
Total Primary Revenue $3,584,333
   Other Revenue $278,042
TOTAL REVENUE $3,862,375
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,992,339
   Administrative Expenses $214,723
   Fundraising Expenses $107,123
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,314,185
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,548,190
   
Net Assets $14,703,372

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$257,175 11.11% Gloria Gilbert Stoga President

Mission

Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and for first responders, as well as 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 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 110 service dogs with wounded veterans and first responders. 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 Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Puppies Behind Bars (NY) 95.42 four stars
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (NY) 89.14 three stars
Freedom Service Dogs of America (CO) 94.67 four stars
Guide Dogs of America (CA) 96.93 four stars
Canine Partners For Life (PA) 87.90 three stars

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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