Dog Food Fund

For: Extraordinary Dogs Inc.
Capitan, NM
Organizer: O Kobelnyk
$1,155
of $1,750 goal.
Raised by 17 donors
66% Complete
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The Story

After our last campaign, we were hoping to have a monthly giving program in place and keep at least a month's supply in reserve so that we wouldn't have to do these "begging programs."  However, in the world of nonprofit fundraising, you learn to expect the proverbial "monkey wrench."

We are coming to the end of our second pallet and did not receive a shipment in January since the program chose to put it on hold for the month in order to reorganize.  As a reminder, the program was turned "upside down" because one of the rescues that participates in the redonation program violated the agreement by selling the dog food.  To keep distributors from completely pulling out (so that would basically put an end to the program), NGAP (National Greyhound Adoption Program) has had to purchase additional equipment and hire staff to code all the bags they ship out. (See photo of letter from director)  They had warned participating rescues that the price would go up, which is why they allowed us to order two pallets.

The price of each pallet is now $100 (an increase of $50) and freight is estimated about $400 - $450.  They are allowing us to order two pallets again in February, so I suspect they will be raising the price again, at which point we will have to do a serious assessment of the cost-effectiveness of continuing our participation.  So we will give this program one more shot.

We seem to now be back at "square one."  The pallets will not arrive until the end of the month so we will have to double our purchases of the Victor dog food, our "regular" brand that we use as the base so that our dogs' digestive systems are not upset

We would be so grateful if we could find 50 supporters who would commit to a monthly giving program of $25 per month  (or 25 donors at $50).  This would cover all our dog food expenses for each month and would allow us to focus on our veterinary and training expenses.

To set up a recurring donation, please follow this link and use the purple "CLICK HERE . . ." button at the end of the post.  For one time donations, you can use this YOUCARING link.

All of us thank you for whichever method you use!  Please read about our updates and future plans here.

Extraordinary Dogs Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity and all donations, monetary and in-kind, are tax-deductible. 

The mission of Extraordinary Dogs Inc. is to provide rescued "death row" dogs with the skills and training to help them become extraordinary canine friends for life to their adopted family.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 24, 2017

Posted on March 24, 2017

Dear Friends and Donors

I thank you again for your generosity and just want to update you.  Per the NGAP timeline, we were supposed to receive a shipping quote with contract yesterday.  This morning I called them because they have a tendency to "forget" us.  I've posted a response from them.  I know that in life, especially nonprofit rescue, there are bumps in the road and you have to take the good with the bad.  Because the shipping has been delayed by at least a week, I raised the campaign goal to cover the extra food we will need (at $1.07 per pound) until the shipment gets here.  Please remember that to keep our dogs' digestive tracts healthy, we have to keep our Victor dog food base at 30%-50%, depending on the brands that are shipped from NGAP.

Thank you for helping us keep our dogs happy and healthy!

Posted on March 16, 2017

Posted on March 16, 2017

To Our Dear Friends:

Thank you for your support of our very special dogs.  We just wanted to let you know that we will be ordering another pallet at the end of this month, and hoping that the brand and bag quality is  better than what we've gotten in the past.  A $300 savings per month is worth at least a second try.  So we will keep this campaign open until we reach the goal.

We've taken in a couple of "mercy cases" and will be sharing more information about them in our newsletter that is sent exclusively to our donors.

If you shop Amazon, please consider selecting EXTRAORDINARY DOGS INC as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile . . . Today only, they are donating FIVE (5) PERCENT instead of the usual half-percent. So on a $100 purchase, we would receive a $5 donation from "Amazon's pocket" instead of yours!  Usually it would be only fifty (50) CENTS.  Just use this link to shop AmazonSmile for us.

Thank you from all of us!

Posted on March 8, 2017

Posted on March 8, 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you so much for helping us feed our dogs.  We did an analysis of our cost per pound with the pallet cost increase and without the re-donation program.  

If we use only the Victor dog food, our cost per pound is $1.04 for a monthly total of $1360.  We use the Professional and mix in the Yukon for the salmon content and the lamb meal formula for variety and for those who need a little higher fat content.  We have also found that the more "high strung" dogs like Brooklyn need a higher protein formula.  When we do have enough money to order a pallet from NGAP, we can reduce the cost to $.80 per pound, depending on the brands that are included.  This saves us about $300 per month, which is significant.  So we are continuing this campaign because quite simply we've already used what we raised and it's barely halfway through the month.  You can check our post about how and why we feed our the dogs the way we do.

In the meantime, we are researching other distributors for deals . . . e.g.  a rescue on the east coast noticed our post and recommended that we contact Chewy.com . . . they have warehouses in different parts of the country, so there is the possibility of getting free dog food from them.  We will keep you updated on what we discover.

We are very grateful for your continued support. 

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