1st Year Accomplishments

Home Fur Good was started by a group of people that had been involved in other shelters and felt they could save even more animals by starting a brand new shelter of their own. Starting from scratch brings a lot of challenges. No single location to house the animals; no location for volunteers to meet; no place to show animals; no funding; a small group of people to do everything; and, most importantly, no animals. In one year we fixed all of that and so much more!

Accomplished in First Year

  • Rescued over 400 animals
  • Obtained a facility - includes a large warehouse to house animals, 2 play areas for dogs, laundry facility, office for director, room for vet to examine and treat animals, isolation rooms for sick animals
  • Hired a paid staff - Director of Operations and 4 Kennel Techs
  • Established a Board of Directors
  • Became incorporated
  • Granted 501c3 status
  • Developed a base of over 50 active volunteers
  • Supported by National Charity League and Boys Team Charity
  • Became a member of Maddie's Fund
  • Approved as a New Hope Partner within Maricoa County
  • Became a member of PetSmart Charities
  • Became a member of PACC911
  • Do weekly adoption events at PetSmart and North Scottsdale Farmers Market (recently expanded to another PetSmart twice a month)
  • Have a volunteer vet that cares for all of our animals
  • Established strong relationships with various businesses in the community
  • Taken in many animals that had medical issues and given them another chance
  • Launched website that allows people to view our available animals and submit applications
  • Raised over $100,000 in monetary and in-kind donations

General Stats

  • Typically keep around 80 animals in our system
  • Over 80% come off the euthanasia list
  • Cost of care are is $9/day per animal
  • All animals are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and given 45 days of free pet insurance
  • No-kill shelter

Future Plans

  • Set up a low cost vaccine and micro-chip clinic
  • Offer boarding services to other shelters
  • Increase monthly adoptions by 20% over prior year month
  • Continue to educate public on the importance of spay/neuter  Partner with Dog House Training Academy to offer adopters basic training for new adoptees