Advanced Canine Education
1906 Tunbridge Drive
Henrico VA 23238-3517
Mission Statement

Copyright 2016. Advanced Canine Education. All Rights Reserved.

Advanced Canine Education
ACE swims injured, recuperating, senior, and shelter dogs in need of rehab, skills, or socialization,  as well as dog referrals from vets, first responders, service and therapy dogs. 

This charity has a multiplier effect. ACE supports dogs by giving swim services to dogs, which helps the dogs and the shelters they live in, and ultimately gives them a better chance at being adopted.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Alan Douglas
Board Chair Alan Douglas
Board Chair Company Affiliation Douglas Innovations LLC
Contact Information
Address 1906 Tunbridge Drive
Henrico, VA 232383517
Telephone 804 301-0870
Fax 804 741-8231
E-mail alan@advancedcanineeduction.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $12,000.00
Projected Expenses $10,000.00
Statements
Mission

Copyright 2016. Advanced Canine Education. All Rights Reserved.

Advanced Canine Education
ACE swims injured, recuperating, senior, and shelter dogs in need of rehab, skills, or socialization,  as well as dog referrals from vets, first responders, service and therapy dogs. 

This charity has a multiplier effect. ACE supports dogs by giving swim services to dogs, which helps the dogs and the shelters they live in, and ultimately gives them a better chance at being adopted.

Impact The Shelter Dog Swim Program of Advanced Canine Education (ACE) helps all regional dog shelters and rescues with a multiplier effect. ACE supports dogs by giving swim services to dogs, which helps the dogs and the shelters they live in, and ultimately gives them a better chance at being adopted quickly.

Advanced Canine Education focuses on three primary areas:

  1. American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR training and certification, so the professionals and volunteers working for dog organizations can identify, and handle, emergency situations until appropriate veterinary assistance is available.
  2. Dog swimming in a heated, indoor, special ramp equipped, saline pool for injured, recuperating, unadoptable (in need of skills, confidence, or socialization) and geriatric dogs referred by dog shelters, dog organizations, and veterinarians. We also provide swims for police and other public service animals who have important jobs but often spend hours in police cars or on duty in patrols (not exercising).
  3. Specialized training and educational opportunities for students, dog owners, and the public; including Red Cross speakers, pre-Vet college programs, high school Vet Assistant programs, and dog clubs.
Our goals and accomplishments remain the same each year in these early years of our organization, with the hope of expanding to serve hundreds more dogs in 2016, our second full year of existence.
Needs
We are grateful for any donations.  
 
Donations to fund shelter dog swims are needed most.  $100 provides a shelter dog with a month of swims.  Sadly, there are hundreds of dogs in local shelters who would benefit from a regular swim in a warm, indoor, saline pool with Red Cross safety qualified swim staff and a float coat. If funding is not available, we want to cover the cost of their swims.
 
We also collect blankets and towels year-round for the Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) city shelter and any other shelter who requests help obtaining donations of items from the public.
 
Donations for other dogs in need of swims, such as law enforcement groups' dogs, private rescue groups, and senior dogs are also appreciated.  General support, rather than restricted for a certain dog or rescue group, are always appreciated.
 
Unrestricted donations are helpful to keep the all-volunteer organization running. 
 
Donated services are also needed from time to time.  Please inquire to offer your special talent.  We especially welcome talented web designers, videographers, facilities technicians, animal physical therapists, fundraising and grant writing talents, PR talents, and others.  
 
 
Background Formed at the end of 2014, Advanced Canine Education (ACE) is an all volunteer organization with little overhead, so we can best support needy dogs and dog organizations. ACE partners with Alpha Dog Club to provide services.  The Shelter Dog Swim Program is the only one in our area.
CEO Statement
We are- and the word is used accurately- unique, in our mission and services.  This makes it more difficult to explain and obtain support- but it makes us focus on our mission because it helps us and shelters and rescues simultaneously.
 
A gift of $100 designated for swims can be made to your preferred shelter or rescue group, or it can be made to ACE to help the shelter/rescue dogs most in need.  $100 provides 4 swims, which is enough time for the dog to get used to the warm, saline, ramp equipped indoor pool and a float coat (as needed).  Four swims begins to show the therapeutic benefits for shy, reactive, stressed shelter animals, and also for injured and senior animals who may not be able to exercise safely in any other way.
Board Chair Statement In our first full year of operation we succeeded in helping close to 80 shelter/rescue dogs to swim.  With your assistance in our second and future years, we can help hundreds of shelter and rescue dogs throughout the region.  Our goal is 500 dogs annually by our 5th year.  This will depend largely on funding from donors like you.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Located on Patterson Avenue on the west side of Richmond/Henrico, only one mile off Interstate 64, we are accessible easily from the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, and the nearer parts of Fluvana, Louisa, and Gouchland.
Board Chair
Board Chair Alan Douglas
Company Affiliation Douglas Innovations LLC
Term May 2014 to Dec 2017
Email alan@advancedcanineeducation.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Joslyn Bedell Community Volunteer
Alan Douglas Douglas Innovations LLC
Dr. Steve Lenett Community Volunteer
Ms Jennifer Wright Retired CPA
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 Disabled
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Alan Douglas
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Programs
Description Training and certification for professionals and volunteers working for dog welfare organizations so they are prepared to identify and handle emergency situations until appropriate veterinary assistance is available.   The public is also invited to attend.
Description Provide a heated, indoor, specially equipped saline pool for injured, recuperating, unadoptable (in need of skills, confidence or socialization) and geriatric dogs referred by dog welfare organizations and veterinarians.
Description In addition to the American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR, we provide specialized training and educational opportunities for students, dog owners, pre-vet programs and dog clubs.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $12,000.00
Projected Expenses $10,000.00
Form 990s
Audit Documents
Budget2015
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application 7/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments We are unique in offering dog swimming and American Red Cross Canine First Aid to dogs and those who serve them.  We help and train where no one else does, and we offer this to ALL the other animal organizations.  We are able to scale our activities to fit within the donations received.  More donations means more dogs served.