Valuing your Inventory

Valuing your Inventory

How much is your house worth?  Or perhaps your car?  While you may not have an exact number, you probably have a pretty good ballpark figure that you could rattle off.  But now think about how much that dog you are adopting out is worth.  Do you know?  How much money has been put into him/her? Cost of goods sold is a term that is used in businesses of all shapes and sizes.  From the small town  bakery on the corner, to Fortune 100 companies, the term helps calculate how much profit you made on a particular sale of inventory and […]
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Episode 1 – What is Rescue Relay Transport

Episode 1 – What is Rescue Relay Transport

In this podcast, we talk with Jessica Mueller about what animal rescue relay transport is.  Jessica is an experienced transporter with R.A.C.E. 4 Ran and she shares her story about how she got into animal rescue transport and continued to gain experience.  Jessica is now one of the foremost rescue relay transport coordinators in the industry and has a wealth of information to share.  You can learn more about RACE4RAN on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RACE4Ran/ Brijesh Kapletiya
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Hotel for dogs?  6 things you need to know

Hotel for dogs? 6 things you need to know

Are you hosting a dog overnight that is on an animal rescue relay transport?  It is an amazing thing you are doing and rescue transport coordinators are always looking for overnight fosters to give the animals a place to crash until the next morning.  Here’s a few things to keep in mind though so your guests and you can enjoy their stay.   1) Play keep away It’s often tempting when you’re hosting a rescue animal to introduce them to your own family pets.  But for sure this is a bad idea.  Remember that animals on a rescue relay transport […]
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What It Means to be an Animal Rescue Professional

What It Means to be an Animal Rescue Professional

As you would guess from our organization title, we have an opinion and perspective on what it means to be someone that is called a professional in the world of animal rescue and we’re happy to share it. Please know though, that our goal is to start a conversation and not to pass judgment. We welcome YOUR perspective on the subject so please talk back to us. Here’s our take to get the conversation started: At ARPA we believe that there are 4 criteria that differentiate whether someone can be called an Animal Rescue Professional or not. In our opinion, […]
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What it Means to be a Non-profit

What it Means to be a Non-profit

There seems to be a common misunderstanding particularly in the animal rescue world that operating as a charity or non-profit means you cannot carry a bank balance from year to year and that you cannot make more money on a transaction than your costs were (i.e. you must break even).  So let’s set the record straight once and for all.  This is a false misconception. When you file the paperwork for your IRS 501(c)(3) designation you have to first be setup as a legal business in your state and have an FEIN (Federal Employee Identification Number).  States vary regarding the […]
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What to do if you see an animal in a car on a hot day?

What to do if you see an animal in a car on a hot day?

With Summer almost here and temperatures rising, it is important to know how they heat can affect your pets. People often leave their pets in the car while they run in a store and it may not cross your mind that this could be life threatening to your pet. According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, in just 10 minutes the temperature of your car can increase 20 degrees, and the longer you leave your pet unattended, the temperature will continue to rise.  It seems that at the start of every summer, there are reminders and stories about not leaving […]
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The 5 ‘W’s of No Paws on Ground

The 5 ‘W’s of No Paws on Ground

  Have you heard the term “No Paws on Ground” or perhaps seen the NPOG acronym and wondered what it meant? Generally used when transporting puppies, No Paws on Ground refers to not…well…allowing the puppies paws to touch the ground. But let’s dive in a little deeper to better understand the Ws behind this.   Who does NPOG generally apply to? The No Paws on Ground is most commonly used for puppies that are on a rescue relay transport. Often these puppies may not have had their complete set of vaccinations and being exposed to many different environments during the […]
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Laws are Changing to Help Animals

Laws are Changing to Help Animals

There is so much noise and negativity in the world and in the news today that sometimes some good news and trends get lost in the shuffle.  So we want to highlight some positive news that affects animals because we know how many have fought for these rights over the years and we celebrate their success in making these laws possible. Back in January, Alaska became the first state to consider the welfare of the animal in divorce cases.  Through an amendment to Alaska’s divorce statutes, Alaska is the first state in the country to require courts to take “into […]
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