Old Friends Senior Dogs, Inc.
12110 Lebanon Road
Mount Juliet TN 37122
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Mission Statement
To provide a loving home, good food, high quality vet care, compassion and comfort to senior dogs for the remainder of their lives. 
To build a Forever Foster Home network to enable us to place more senior dogs in loving, home settings for the duration of their lives.
To provide education on the joys and challenges of caring for aging dogs.
To promote the adoption of senior dogs.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Zina Goodin
Board Chair Zina Maria Goodin
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2012
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $1,093,775.00
Projected Annual Revenue 4000000 (2018)
Statements
Mission To provide a loving home, good food, high quality vet care, compassion and comfort to senior dogs for the remainder of their lives. 
To build a Forever Foster Home network to enable us to place more senior dogs in loving, home settings for the duration of their lives.
To provide education on the joys and challenges of caring for aging dogs.
To promote the adoption of senior dogs.
Background When we began Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, our vision was to have a home based Sanctuary, set up for senior dogs and to expand our capacity with a "Forever" Foster Home network where senior dogs would be placed in loving homes in our area. OFSDS would pay for their preventatives and vetting and the Forever Foster Homes would provide love and food for the rest of the Old Friend's life. This eliminated the fear of high vet bills and allowed those interested in taking in a senior dog, but afraid of the costs, to enjoy the company of and help a senior dog in need. We would also provide a safety net. By keeping the Old Friend in our program for life, they would be guaranteed to never be homeless again.  In March of 2012, the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary Facebook page was started, which has been our biggest tool in sharing the OFSDS dogs, raising awareness of senior dogs and in communicating our foster home and other needs. In April 2012 we incorporated as a Non-Profit organization in the state of Tennessee and applied for our 501(c)(3) non-profit status. We would not start to solicit fosters and donations until we received confirmation were an official non-profit a few months later.

Later in the summer of 2012, we brought in our first Forever Foster Dog, Bandit, who is still in our program. We had our first Forever Foster Home. By the end of 2013, we had placed 31 dogs in Forever Foster Homes. By June of 2014 we were caring for 50 dogs in Forever Foster Homes, most in the Middle Tennessee area and 33 at our home based sanctuary. By the end of 2015, we were caring for 140 dogs in Forever Foster Homes and 55 at the Sanctuary Complex.
In February 2017, we moved to a new Sanctuary, GrandPaw's Gardens which is located in the heart of Mount Juliet. We are now able to have more community involvement and have increased our capacity for senior dog rescue. In 2017 we added a staff veterinarian to better care for our Old Friends. 
Impact
We have rescued over 800 senior dogs from shelters and dire situations.
By the end of 2017, we have 130 dogs living at the sanctuary and over 200 in lifetime, Furever Foster Homes. 
By the end of 2016, we were providing care for 160 senior dogs in Forever Foster Homes where they will live out their lives as loved family members. 
At the end of 2015 we were caring for 55 dogs at our home based sanctuary where they have and will live out the rest of their life.
We grew our facebook fan base from 625,000 to 1,100,000 fans will allows us to better spread information about the joys and challenges of living with a senior dog.
 
In late 2014 we were able to sign a lease purchase agreement on a property neighboring our original sanctuary property which gives us intake and public space. Two adjoining lots were donated to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary giving us a total of over five acres of Sanctuary property.
 
Goals for 2016:
 
To continue to grow our fan base to be able to further spread information which will encourage the adoption of senior dogs by showing the positive aspects of senior dogs in the family while addressing the challenges of living with senior dogs.
To further develop a blog discussing senior dog topics and information about starting and running a senior dog sanctuary.
To continue to grow our Forever Foster Home Network to approximately 200 forever foster homes. 
To develop a program for owners in the case that their senior pets outlive them in the Middle Tennessee Area.
To build our volunteer base to allow growth.
To add more paid employees to provide consistency in care.
Needs
Our biggest needs are:
 
Forever Foster Homes for our dogs
Funds to pay for the vetting and care of the dogs in our program. A senior dog costs us and average of $1500 per year to maintain with vetting, care and food 
 
 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Checks, can be sent to PO Box 93, Mount Juliet, TN 37121. Donations made on Facebook do not take out any processing fees. Our PayPal email address is old.friends.senior.dogs@gmail.com. We accept in-kind donations of dog treats, dog beds, leashes, collars, dog toys, dog bowls etc. which can be sent to our address above or can be dropped off at the sanctuary. We are always in need of foster families, volunteers at the sanctuary and event help. 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Protection & Welfare
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Wilson
TN - Davidson
TN - Rutherford
TN - Sumner
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is based in Middle Tennessee, in Mount Juliet. We feel that our responsibilities for rescue lie close to home and rescue dogs almost exclusively from shelters and dire situations in the Middle Tennessee area. Most of our Forever Foster Families are within 100 miles of Mount Juliet, TN.
Board Chair Statement Our Philosophy Statement is We do not concern ourselves with the quantity of time that they have left, rather the quality of the life that we can provide them for that time. This is what guides us in our decision making and in everything that we do. Our biggest challenges are in growing our volunteer base, mainly with Forever Foster Families and volunteers for specific projects and in getting funding to pay for the vetting and care of the dogs in our program and for the expansion of our facilities. We started OFSDS as a dream several years ago and have grown it to a successful rescue operation in the past three years. Our rescue and business experience has helped us to responsibly grow our organization and our passion for senior dogs has kept us working tirelessly to provide the best life possible for deserving senior dogs.
CEO Statement Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is one of a very few organizations in the country that specifically targets super senior (generally over ten years old) dogs for rescue. Senior dogs, especially those with medical problems or disabilities, face a much greater chance of euthanasia at shelters than younger dogs because it is difficult to find adopters for them due to their shorter additional life expectancy and unknown veterinary costs. They have limited time left and take more time than younger dogs to get settled, thus we provide a Forever Foster network to provide for their veterinary expenses and to insure that they have loving homes, preferable one home, for the rest of their lives.
Programs
Description Senior dogs, especially those with medical problems or disabilities, face a much greater chance of euthanasia at shelters than younger dogs because it is difficult to find adopters for them due to their shorter additional life expectancy and unknown veterinary costs. Most of these wonderful senior dogs will be able to live happily with a good quality of life if given a chance. They make wonderful companions because they are mature, calm and loving. It is more difficult for them to settle in, and once they do, it is difficult for them to move again. For this reason we strive to find them forever foster or adoptive homes where they can live out their retirement years as a loved family member.          
Budget $1400 dog/year
Category
Population Served , ,
Description By using social media, we are able to spread the word, through photos and words that senior dogs can be fun, loving family members who can profoundly enhance the lives of those who they live with. We have an extensive facebook following (200,000 fans as of June 2012) as well as a website and blog.
Budget $1000 per year
Category
Population Served , ,
Board Chair
Board Chair Zina Maria Goodin
Term Apr 2012 to Apr 2019
Email ofsdstn@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Jenny Cruise Board MemberVoting
Zina Maria Goodin Community VolunteerVoting
Michael Edward Goodin Community VolunteerVoting
Sally McCanner board memberVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Zina Goodin
Term Start Apr 2012
Email ofsdstn@gmail.com
Experience Graduated from University of Arizona with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1979
Continuously employed in the Engineering field from 1979 through 2002 in
various companies including R.R. Donnelley, General Dynamics Electric Boat
Division and Wright Industries in Nashville, TN.
Most recent Engineering job was as Director of Engineering for Saber Industries in
Nashville Tn from 1997 through 2002.
From 2002 to present – Co‐owner of two Plato’s Closet Stores in Antioch and
Madison TN and one Clothes Mentor Store in Madison TN. (The Practical Peacock,
LLC)
2010‐2012 – Volunteer, adoption coordinator and board member for Middle
Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue
In 2012, co‐founded Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (Old Friends Senior Dogs,
Inc)
Staff
Full Time Staff 9
Part Time Staff 12
Volunteers 250
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 75%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $4,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,093,775.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$794,698$405,422$397,242
Administration Expense$99,688$63,869$0
Fundraising Expense$33,331$23,697$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.002.141.22
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%82%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%3%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,433,952$1,400,223$185,800
Current Assets$99,939$216,816$147,094
Long-Term Liabilities$619,893$654,078$0
Current Liabilities$27,034$2,754$0
Total Net Assets$787,025$743,391$185,800
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.7078.73--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets43%47%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $779,908Contributions, Gifts and Grants $800,936Contributions, Gifts and Grants $435,154
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $134,055Program Revenue $240,926Program Revenue $48,147
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $11,175Fundraising Events $9,162 --
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose To completely renovate or move our sanctuary to more effectively care for senior dogs.
Capital Campaign Goal $500,000.00
Campaign Start and End Dates Jan 2019 to June 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2019
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments Financial figures taken from the 990.
990 was prepared by Faulkner, Mackie & Cochran, P.C.
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 12/11/18.
Nonprofit Old Friends Senior Dogs, Inc.
Address 12110 Lebanon Road
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Primary Phone (615) 754-5617
Contact Email ofsdstn@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Zina Goodin
Board Chair Zina Maria Goodin
Year of Incorporation 2012

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