Vintage Paws Sanctuary Inc.
7950 STATE ROAD 72
SARASOTA FL 34241-9425
Our Mission:  Providing Silver Linings for Silver Paws.  Vintage Paws accomplishes this by providing a sanctuary for displaced senior dogs to live out their lives with dignity, surrounded by the loving care they deserve.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair President JENNIFER HUMMEL
Board Chair Affiliation ACE PET RESORT
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2013
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2018
State Registration Yes Jan 2017
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS LetterView
Impact Statement
Vintage Paws became an official non-profit sanctuary in May 2013.  We have unofficially been rescuing senior dogs since 2004.  Unlike other animal rescues and shelters, Vintage Paws is a sanctuary for senior dogs.  Most of the dogs we take in will live with us for the remainder of their lives.  Consequently, our intake number reflects our focus on providing the best quality of life for each dog in our care versus number of dogs taken in.
Our Accomplishments: 
* Rescued and provided sanctuary to more than 200 dogs.
* Of those, more than 100 have been adopted or placed in a Forever Foster home.  A Forever Foster home is where a Vintage dog has their very own home but Vintage Paws Sanctuary pays for all of their medical care.  This enables someone who otherwise couldn't afford to care for a senior dog the opportunity to provide a loving home:  a win-win for the both the dogs and potential owners.
* Increased the awareness of the Vintage Paws Mission through social media and various community events. 
* We have expanded our partnership with various animal groups and shelters (Canine Castaways, Sarasota County Animal Services, Manatee County Animal Services, Satchel's Last Resort, Hillsborough County Animal Services, Collier County Animal Services, Fairy Tail Endings, Pasco County Animal Services, Orange County Animal Services, Broward County Animal Services, Miami-Dade Animal Services) to provide sanctuary for senior dogs.
 Our Goals:
* To build a permanent "retirement home" for our current and future residents.
* Grow our donor base through creative fundraising events, campaigns and social media.
* Provide education to owners of senior dogs, thereby reducing the surrender rate.
* Save more senior dogs.
* Continue growing our foster program.
* Continue growing our volunteer base.
Needs Statement
1. Funding to provide continuing veterinary care:  $3000 per month.
2. Raise capital to build a senior dog sanctuary:  $750,000.
3. Provide initial veterinary care to a new incoming dog:  $300-500.
4. Volunteers to help with providing love and exercise to our senior dogs.  
Background Statement
Vintage Paws senior dog sanctuary was started (officially) in 2013 by Jennifer Hummel, a long-time animal lover and owner of ACE Pet Resort.  Jennifer experienced first-hand the devastating plight of senior dogs when their owners can no longer care for them.  When Jennifer was 16, her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  Her mother knew that when she passed, her teenage daughters would be unable to afford care for their three senior dogs, let alone care for themselves.  When the end was near, Jennifer's mother made the difficult decision to bring the dogs to Bishop's Animal Shelter.  Due to their age and health conditions, they were most certainly euthanized.

Fast forward to 2004, when ACE Pet Resort opened its doors.  From its inception, ACE provided a home for wayward senior dogs.  Some lived out the remainder of the lives at ACE, being given the medical attention they need and the love they deserve.  Others have been placed in their own forever homes.  ACE saw the growing epidemic of dumping senior dogs and the need to provide these dogs a place to live out the rest of their lives.  Vintage Paws Sanctuary was created to help fill that need.

The goal of Vintage Paws is to give senior and terminally-ill dogs a home of their own.  Vintage Paws will raise funds through grants, fundraising events and private donors to build these dogs a home to live out their remaining days, months or years.  Vintage Paws will educate the public about caring for their senior dogs and ways to make the senior years more enjoyable for the dog and the owner.  

Due to the present issue of limited space, Vintage Paws currently accepts a small number of senior dogs on a case-by-case basis.  These are dogs whose owners have passed, whose owners can no longer care for them, dogs who have been abandoned at a shelter, or otherwise deemed unadoptable due to age or illness. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Lee
State Wide
FL- DeSoto
FL- Charlotte
Areas Served Comments We have currently rescued dogs from Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Orange, Miami-Dade, DeSoto, Charlotte, Pasco, Broward, Lee and Collier counties.  We have also pulled from Tennessee and Georgia.  Our main focus will be Florida, particularly the above-mentioned counties.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Since 2004, we have taken in and cared for over 200 dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized.  Of those, we have found permanent or Forever Foster homes for over 100 senior dogs.  We measure success by each life we save from premature euthanasia.  We have improved the quality of life for these dogs by bringing their health back up to par which has often times been neglected for years.  Many of these dogs have a lot more life and love to give and due to circumstances beyond their control, they are abandoned on the side of the road or left at high kill shelters where most are euthanized.  Some of our residents have been given a second leash on life and have been adopted - even at 15 years-old!  Through social media and local events, we are raising awareness to the plight of abandoned senior dogs.  
Our challenge is not having enough space to house dogs so we turn away several everyday.  Another challenge is continual funding for veterinary care.  Our goal is to build our residents their own "retirement home" and at best, a point to rest while they wait for their forever home if they are adoptable.  When my mother had to give up our three senior dogs when she diagnosed with a terminal illness, it made me confused, hurt and angry.  I knew our dogs would never make it out of the shelter due to their age and health issues.  I later realized she had to do this for my and my sister's survival.  It is unfortunate that our dogs pay the price due to circumstances beyond their control.  It is my mission to try to help as many senior dogs that we can live out their natural life.  
Description Providing temporary or permanent housing to senior dogs who have been displaced.  Along with housing the dogs, Vintage Paws will provide a safe, clean and sanitary living environment, high quality meals, loving care provided by trained volunteers and all pet supplies needed to keep the Vintage residents comfortable and happy.
Budget $20,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Adults Families
Short Term Success Every dog's life that we save is a success.  By saving that one dog's life, we open a space at a shelter, thereby saving two.  Providing owners with education and alternatives to keep their senior dog, who may otherwise relinquish him or her to a high-kill shelter.
Long Term Success Our program's long-term success will be determined by the number of senior dogs rescued that are housed at Vintage Paws or re-homed either in a foster home or permanent home.  It is also determined by the improvement provided to each dog's health and quality of life.  
Program Success Monitoring Program success is monitored by the number of dogs that can be saved each year and the improvements to their health and well-being.
Program Success Examples
To date, Vintage Paws has rescued 200 dogs and of those, 100 have been adopted or placed in Forever Foster homes.  Two success stories: Elsa is a shih tzu mix that came in as a stray to Sarasota County Animal Services.  She had almost complete hair loss on her body from untreated hypothyroidism and skin infection.  She has dry eye and requires daily eye medication.  After several months of medications, medicated baths and doggy pajamas, Elsa's skin healed and she grew a beautiful coat.  She has since been adopted into a loving family in Riverview, Florida.  Barney is a 13 year old Dachshund that we pulled from Desoto County Animal Services.  He was part of a hoarding situation where there were over 20 maltese and then Barney.  All of the other dogs were pulled and Barney was left behind.  Barney had extensive dental disease that resulted in the loss of 23 teeth.  He fully recovered and after a year of searching for his forever home, he found one and is doing wonderfully.
Description Vintage Paws provides all necessary veterinary care upon intake of a new dog and then provides continuing veterinary care while the dog is a resident or when he or she is in foster care.  This may include treatment of infections including skin, eye or ear; parasites including fleas, ticks, stool or heartworms; dentals if needed and updating vaccines if needed.  We also microchip the dog unless he or she was previously chipped.  Veterinary care has also included chemotherapy and radiation.  We have provided eye care from a veterinary opthamologist for two of our residents.  We have also provided surgical care when necessary to prolong a dog's life or to provide him or her with a better quality of life. 
Budget $200,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Families
Short Term Success Short-term success can be measured by the immediate relief a dog in medical distress receives from proper veterinary care.  Pain, neglect and fear is replaced by veterinary care, grooming and love.  Dogs entering the program receive veterinary exams and treatment, including blood work, dentals, x-rays, ultrasounds, spaying and neutering and treatment.  Other treatments provided include:  cancer treatment, heartworm treatment, emergency surgery, eye removal, limb removal, hospitalization for life-threatening illnesses.  
Long Term Success Long-term success can be measured by the quality of life provided to the dog from receiving proper veterinary care.  
Program Success Monitoring Program success is monitored by how well a dog is doing after receiving proper veterinary care.  
Program Success Examples
* Had a splenectomy performed on Bob at the age of 14.  He lived until 17.
* Had 36 bladder stones removed from Maggie at the age of 13.  She lived until 16.
* Have successfully treated 5 heartworm positive dogs.
* Have given numerous dogs dentals providing immediate relief from rotten and decaying teeth.
* Provided chemotherapy and radiation to Scotty, a dog with two forms of cancer.  Provided cancer treatment to several other dogs since that time.
* Provide dogs with updated vaccines and blood work.
* Provide dogs with medications and supplements.
* Obtained multiple ultrasounds for dogs, including Gretchen, a Boxer with bladder cancer. (She was adopted - even with the cancer!) 
*  Provided dogs with MRI's for life-saving treatment plans.  
Description Due to advanced age and/or illness, some dogs may never get adopted and may be eligible to be Forever Fostered by a loving family.  Hospice dogs generally require more medications, vet visits and/or specialized care.  When a senior dog enters the Hospice Program, the focus is on quality of life versus quantity.  We never want the dog to suffer needlessly and want to provide the most enjoyment for whatever time the dog may have left.
Budget $40,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Elderly and/or Disabled Families
Short Term Success Short-term success can be measured by the quality of life a terminally ill and/or advanced age dog has.
Long Term Success Long-term success can be measured by the quality of life enjoyed by and care provided to a senior dog at the end stage of his or her life.
Program Success Monitoring We measure the success of the program by the quality of life a senior dog has at the end of his or her life.
Program Success Examples Duke was a senior lab mix that was in our program for over a year.  After being fostered for several months, a growth was discovered in his mouth.  The growth was removed and sent for biopsy.  It came back as oral melanoma.  A few months later, a second, much larger growth was discovered in his mouth. Duke was treated by an oncology surgeon.  The surgery was a success but it was later discovered the cancer had metastasized to his liver.  At that point he was give four to six months.  Unfortunately he only lasted an additional two months due to an enlarged liver caused by cancer.  He was ensured love, quality of life and pain management.  He was humanely euthanized to avoid suffering caused by his enlarged liver when pain management was no longer effective.  
Description Connect senior citizens with senior dogs.  Being a pet owner has proven to increase quality of life by providing exercise and companionship.  When a senior citizen adopts a senior dog, they will know exactly the temperament, health and obedience of the senior dog.  This program will provide a dog and all of his or her supplies at no cost to any adopter, 70 years or older.  
Budget $10,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Ownership
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Adults Adults
Short Term Success Program Short-Term Success can be measured by the happiness and quality of life the dog brings to the senior owner and the senior owner to the dog.
Long Term Success The long-term success can be measured by the pleasure the senior owner gets from loving a senior dog.  The senior owner feels proud that they helped make a difference in a homeless dog's life and in return, the senior dog provides companionship, exercise and love.
Program Success Monitoring We can measure success by the happiness provided to the senior owner by adopting a senior dog.
Program Success Examples Kate Freeman is an elderly woman who lives in an assisted care living facility.  She adopted Beethoven, a nine-year old Lhasa Apso.  Prior to moving to the facility, Kate had always had dogs and admitted that she liked dogs more than people.  After adopting Beethoven, who was quite the looker, she took more frequent walks and engaged more often with members of her retirement community.  
Description The Senior Buddies Program gives donors an opportunity to provide monthly support for a Vintage Paws senior dog.  
Budget $0
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Families
Short Term Success Since beginning this program in late 2017, we have over 30 people who are contributing monthly to the Senior Buddies Program.
Long Term Success We will have ongoing monthly revenue from the program to provide the care our senior dogs need and enabling us to act proactively rather than reactively in emergency situations.  
Program Success Monitoring Program success is reviewed at every monthly board meeting.  We are able to track the program's success with the increase in monthly donors.  We have only had positive feedback from those who participate in the Senior Buddies Program. 
Program Success Examples The Senior Buddies Program allows us to pay for the routine veterinary expenses that come with caring for senior dogs.
Program Comments by Organization The biggest challenge we face is adequate space to house our residents.  Due to our space restrictions, we have to turn away dogs in need everyday.  The dogs currently reside in various rooms at ACE Pet Resort.  All of our residents free roam.  We had two dogs that lived in the kennel, Hannah and Otis.  Hannah was our longest resident, having arrived at the facility in 2007.  The other dog is Otis, who was adopted in 2013 and has found his forever home.  Hannah is currently being forever fostered by an ACE Team Member and she has adjusted quite nicely to sleeping on the bed.  

Our goal is to raise enough funds to build the Vintage Paws residents their own home.  We have ample room on the ACE Pet Resort property to add the Vintage facility.  We are actively seeking donors to secure a building.  Another challenge is ongoing veterinary funding.  We are planning several fundraisers to offset the veterinary costs.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 27
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Clark Road Animal Clinic - providing routine medical care 
Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners - providing critical care services
Coastal Veterinary Surgical Specialists - providing specialty surgery services
Gulfcoast Veterinary Oncology/Internal Medicine - providing specialty medical services 
Pine View School - students volunteered for community service hours
Petsmart Charities - have been approved as an adoption partner. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted July 2017
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization Without their own facility, Vintage Paws is limited to the number of senior dogs they can save.  Up to 7 million pets are abandoned in the U.S. each year according to the ASPCA.  Sixty percent of those pets are euthanized due to lack of available resources.  Of those, 41% of all abandoned pets are of an advanced age, making them the most likely candidates for euthanasia.

With grants and fundraising events, Vintage Paws hopes to build a space to give these senior dogs a home to live out their lives and/or be given the opportunity to be adopted or fostered.
Multi-Media Comments by Organization We wanted our video to showcase just how much life a senior dog has left to give.  We think that old dog rocks and should be given every opportunity to live out the remainder of their lives surrounded by love.
Board Chair
Board Chair President JENNIFER HUMMEL
Company Affiliation ACE PET RESORT
Board Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2020
Board Members
Board Members
DEBBIE ROGINSKI Hultman Sensenig + Joshi and Roscoe's 12th Street Cafe
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 93
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $220,000.00
Projected Expenses $270,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
990 EZ2016
990 N2014
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$140,986$98,483$56,372
Administration Expense$3,314$3,689$4,271
Fundraising Expense$0$0$5,333
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.061.010.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%96%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$9,277$11,595$0
Current Assets$9,277$11,595$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$8,976$20,295$0
Total Net Assets$301($8,700)$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $138,009Contributions, gifts, grants $89,697Contributions, gifts, grants $43,561
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $13,724Fundraisgin $11,106Fundraising $16,721
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $943Program Service Revenue $1,980Foundation & Corporate Support $3,237
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.030.57--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation This organization was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2013 and files a 990-N (postcard). Financial information taken from compilations through 2014. No balance sheet information has been provided. Beginning in 2015, the organization filed a 990-EZ; accordingly, subsequent financial information is taken from the Federal tax return.
Nonprofit Vintage Paws Sanctuary Inc.
Address 7950 STATE ROAD 72
SARASOTA , FL 34241 9425
Phone 941 921-4355