Known for there dedicated, passionate, and courageous service, Delaney’s Dog is more than just about volunteering and rescuing. We had the chance to recently catch up with Maureen Delaney, Owner and founder at Delaney’s Dog.
Q: What is the purpose of a Delaney’s Dog?
Delaney’s Dog is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) all breed dog rescue dedicated to the welfare, protection, well-being, rescue, rehabilitation and placement of abandoned, neglected and abused animals from city/county shelters, the streets or owner surrendered and placing them into permanent, loving forever homes. Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, microchipped and receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment. We assist dogs in danger without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. Our requirement is need, not breed.
This charity exists solely for the benefit of rescued dogs.
Q: Tell us three words to describe your organization?
Dedicated, Passionate, Courageous
Q: How did Delaney’s Dog get founded?
After years of independent rescue, which means self-funded and taxed as a business, I decided to form a legitimate nonprofit organization recognized by both the state of CA as well as the IRS. As of January 2015 Delaney’s Dog became an official 501(c)(3), Tax Exempt. Nonprofit CA Corporation. Becoming an official nonprofit allowed me to fundraise and solicit funds which in turn allowed me to take on more emergency medical cases and in turn, help a greater number of animals in need.
Q: Have you been recognized for any awards, accolades, or past achievements as a dog rescue?
- Healthy Spot featured Delaney’s Dog in their 1st Annual Rescue Spot Gala to benefit rescue dogs.
- Several grant awards received. Most recent is a Community Outreach – Pets for Life grant award through Maddie’s Fund that allows us the ability to sponsor a free spay/neuter mobile event coming up on July 20th!
- Best Friends Newbie Award at the big annual Strut Your Mutt Event last year which included our own information booth at the event and featured one of our rescue dogs in the event’s fashion show.
- We have become a partner with Best Friends in the NKLA Coalition which strives to make LA a No-Kill City.
- We have achieved double the amount of dogs saved as well as funds raised since the first year of inception.
Q: If someone is interested in donating, or has a dog that needs to be rescued, what’s the best way to do so?
Most importantly, make sure you know who rescued the dog and do your due diligence to be sure they are a good rescue organization that truly puts all funds into the wellbeing and rehabilitation of the dogs rescued. I would also make sure they are a legitimate 501(c)(3) organization.
Q: What’s one of your most memorable dog rescue stories?
Actually, I recently posted my most memorable since the foundation of Delaney’s Dog –
Incredibly amazing to see Sullivan enjoying the snow with his legs looking like he was never born with severe congenital abnormalities of the bones in his rear legs. His bones were literally not connected! You can see here in his shelter video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=BtLcAhg4OUE
And here in his first days with us at Delaney’s Dog:
To “Greetings from the Eastern Sierra. Sulli’s first trip to the snow.(above Virginia Lakes).” Video below-
Sulli had no time left at AFV and no one else wanted to take on the expense so we did and we worked very hard fundraising to cover about $7k in bills just for Sullivan. Seeing him like this makes every single cent, day, months, hustle and stress 150% worth it. He was only about a year old when he almost died because of bad breeding. We are honored to not only have changed his life but in having found such an amazing home to give him the best happy ever after ever!
Viva Superman Sulli!!!
Q: What’s the Best Way for People in the San Fernando Valley to Get Involved?
Volunteer – help at adoption events, transport of animals from shelter to foster or foster to vet, photography of rescue dogs to enhance promotion of adoption listings, administration assistance (posting adoptables to Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet and Social media, etc).
Foster – Foster a dog in need. The more fosters we have, the more dogs we can save.
Donate – We survive on donations. Donations in any amount make a difference and all donations go directly to benefit the dogs.
To learn more about Delaney’s Dog, or if you’re interested in donating, volunteering or fostering, make sure to visit there website at: http://www.delaneysdog.com/