Better Business Bureau Report for
Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2016

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus
Address: P.O. Box 435
  Barrington, IL 60011
Phone: 847-277-1082
Web Address:
Also known as:IDR
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 6, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: None

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Evaluation Conclusions


Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus does not meet the following 3 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 11: Financial Statements - Make available to all, on request, complete annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. When total annual gross income exceeds $500,000, these statements should be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $500,000, a review by a certified public accountant is sufficient to meet this standard. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $250,000, an internally produced, complete financial statement is sufficient to meet this standard.

Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus does not meet this Standard because:

  • It states it does not have audited financial statements for the past fiscal year.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus does not meet this standard because:

  • The organization states it does not have an annual report covering activities conducted in the past year.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus does not meet this Standard because the organization's website,, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • A roster of the board of directors.
  • Total income.
  • Total program expenses.
  • Total fund raising expenses.
  • Total administrative expenses.
  • End of year net assets.
  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.
In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, finances, and donor privacy and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 5Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 3, 5, 14, and 18.
Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus meets the remaining 12 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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For the fiscal year ended August 30, 2014, Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus's program expenses were:

Boarding / Hospitalization 72,911
Veterinary Expenses 70,231
Education/Event Supplies& Fees 37,089
Foster Supplies 8,347
Foster Intake 275
Total Program Expenses: $188,853
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board:
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size:

Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $165,813, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 30, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Fundarising Events 97,456
Adoption Fees 68,595
Donations 68,357
Adoption Fees-Plus 16,490
Dober-mart 4,662
OTI Income 1,225
Miscellaneous income 815
Dobermart (Non Event)-6 553
Administrative Fee 140
Interest 4
Total Income $258,297


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 19%  Other Expenses: 2%

Total income $258,297
Program expenses $188,853
Fund raising expenses 2,343
Administrative expenses 45,576
Other Expenses 4,403
Total expenses $241,175
Income in Excess of Expenses 17,122
Beginning net assets 36,517
Ending net assets 53,637
Total liabilities 16,080
Total assets $69,717

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