Vintage Paws Sanctuary Inc.
7950 STATE ROAD 72
SARASOTA FL 34241-9425
Our Mission:  Saving senior dogs...four paws at a time.  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 2017
State Registration Yes Jan 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $89,000.00
Projected Expenses $86,000.00
Impact Statement
Vintage Paws became an official non-profit sanctuary in May 2013.  We have unofficially been rescuing senior dogs since 2004.  
Our Accomplishments: 
* Rescued and provided sanctuary to more than 150 dogs.
* Of those, more than 50 have been placed in their own forever homes.
* 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.
* 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.
* Grow donor base with creative fundraising events. 
Needs Statement
1.  Funding to provide continuing veterinary care:  $500-1000 per month.
2. Raise capital to build a senior dog sanctuary:  $400,000.
3. Provide initial veterinary care to a new incoming dog:  $150-300.
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
Areas Served Comments We have currently rescued dogs from Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Orange, Miami-Dade, 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 150 dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized.  Of those, we have found permanent forever homes for over 50.  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 $10,000
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 99 dogs and of those, 29 have been adopted.  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 $30,000
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.
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 3 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.
* Provide dogs with updated vaccines and blood work.
* Provide dogs with medications and supplements.
* Obtained an ultrasound for Gretchen, a Boxer with bladder cancer. (She was adopted - even with the cancer!) 
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 $20,000
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 $5,000
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.
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 a 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.  
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 20
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 
Sarasota Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center - providing critical care services
Coastal Veterinary Surgical Specialists - providing specialty surgery services
Gulfcoast Veterinary Oncology/Internal Medicine - providing specialty medical services 
Wolf Gang Bee Ridge Extension - providing grooming services  
Pine View School - students volunteered for community service hours
Bent Tree Country Club - provided a space outside of their pro shop for our adoptable senior dogs to be showcased to their members.
Petsmart Chartities - have been approved as an adoption partner. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
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.
Board Chair
Board Chair President JENNIFER HUMMEL
Company Affiliation ACE PET RESORT
Board Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2016
Board Members
Board Members
AMY FISCHER Board Member
DARYL HALL Board Member
LISA HUMMEL Vice President/Secretary
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 99
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 91
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 Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $89,000.00
Projected Expenses $86,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$41,716$56,372$15,017
Administration Expense$1,570$4,271$6,059
Fundraising Expense$1,898$5,333$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.080.970.56
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%85%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%8%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $24,680Contributions, gifts, grants $43,561Contributions, gifts, grants $11,430
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $12,549Fundraising $16,721Donated Professional Fees, Facilities $425
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporate Support $10,471Foundation & Corporate Support $3,2370 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
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. No balance sheet information has been provided.
Nonprofit Vintage Paws Sanctuary Inc.
Address 7950 STATE ROAD 72
Phone 941 921-4355