Yadid'it! Sustainable Dog Rescue

What happens when rescue, training, and holistic care are working hand-in-hand toward a better tomorrow?

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Project Description

Innovate. Rescue. Empower.

When a loan officer of the Government's SBA504 Loan Program tells you they are ready to give you a $2M loan that will take your mission and vision to the next level, you do whatever it takes to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

The $2M will fund the construction of our brand-new community building devoted to carrying out the mission and vision of the Yadid'it! brand to the local community and BEYOND! 

Our mission is to craft a community space that facilitates and empowers trauma survivors, both human and canine, to rediscover their inner-strength and rebuild their self-confidence; through the facilitation of dog rescue and the cultivation of the human-animal bond. We are committed to replicating this model nationwide provided we receive the trust and support we know we can earn from the public.  

Yadid'it! needs to raise $300k as the 15% downpayment on the SBA504 Loan to see our mission and vision into this next phase. 

We have been faced with an EPIC CHALLENGE. We have until Friday 3/22 to raise $50K of the total goal to ensure we secure the currently proposed property that we have an offer in on. We can only do this with all of your love and support!

I ask each and every one of you to consider the hugely positive impact your contribution will make toward a better tomorrow for dogs needing rescue AND for survivors of sexual trauma needing to learn to live again. 

HELP US GO VIRAL! We need each and every person who takes the time to read this to FUND AND SHARE! Together we all can make a difference today, in a brighter, healthier tomorrow. 

PERSPECTIVE

$100 x 500 = $50,000

EVERY DOLLAR REALLY DOES MATTER

PLEASE FUND NOW!

Problems+Solutions

1. High return rates in the world of dog-rescue
Yadid'it! Sustainable Dog-Rescue will reduce return rates on finalized adoptions by the integration and inclusion of free dog-training in our pre and post adoption processes #dogtrainingisfun

2. Negative side-effects associated with sexually traumatic experiences
Yadid'it! sponsored adoption program, K9 Keepers, will help reduce the negative effects that a sexual trauma survivor experiences, by nurturing the human-animal bond. #whorescuedwho

3. Rescue-organizations constantly having to create case-specific fundraisers every time a dog is in need of anything more than routine medical care
Yadid'it! Dog Training is the main partner and sponsor of Yadid’it! Sustainable Rescue Effort. It is by way of this sustainable revenue model that we will be able to provide and sustain above-average care for our foster dogs in the soon-to-be new home for all things Yadid’it! #sustainablerescue

Facts+Statistics

  • 81% of woman and 35% of men report significant short- or long-term impacts such as PTSD after experiencing sexual assault
  • The lifetime cost of rape per victim is $122,461
  • In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime
  • Annually, statistics show that rape costs the U.S. more than any other crime, coming in at $127 billion 
  • Roughly 60 million dogs are owned in the U.S. - that's 60 million people who have experienced dogs making a difference firsthand
  • 56% of dogs that enter shelters are euthanized
  • Annually, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. shelters 
  • Out of the 3.3 million dogs that enter shelters each year, approximately 1.6 million of them are adopted

Sustainable Revenue Model

  • Yadid'it! Dog Training puts 10% of every dollar spent directly into the rescue, with plans to increase the contribution to 20% within the first year in our new operating space
  • Yadid'it! Dog Training provides the post-adoption training offered with each adoption free of charge.
  • The production and sale of Yadid’it! Sustainable Greenz, our home-made, dehydrated dog-food supplement, allows us to include it in the foster-dog's diets, also free of charge.
  • Yadid'it! intern Molly Chmura, launched her business - Molly Made It - selling her handmade crafts, as a way to give back. Molly donates 80% of every purchase to Yadid'it! Sustainable Dog Rescue

We also work with a number of other amazing brands, all giving back to our community in the ways that they can to provide aid in fueling our vision into reality:

  • The Helius Foundation - The organization that gave us the tools to make it this far, see more about that story here!
  • Haven Developers - existing to empower under-served neighborhoods through the design, construction and management of exemplary, community-oriented spaces
  • IronWorx Media - Founded by Debbie Vu, a mission-driven and intensely-collaborative organization that we had the pleasure of working with to produce our campaign video above!
  • Recity Network - Influential co-working space in downtown Durham, NC that is home to 30+ organizations in the Triangle
  • Do It Local NC - Community-centric membership app, providing discounts/deals for shopping local, and contributing 66% of each membership purchased to local non-profit organizations
  • Geopetric Pet Brand - Eco-friendly, quality  pet gear
  • BUBU Brands - Dog treats, made with the best quality ingredients and lots of love
  • Kona Leashes - Leashes made for the adventurer in all of us
  • Stella's Styles - Snazzy pet apparel, handmade in the U.S.A.
  • Durty Bull Brewing Company - Durham-based craft brewery committed to aiding in the networking efforts of local non-profit organizations

When rescue, training, and holistic care are working hand-in-hand, then and only then, have you done everything possible to set everyone involved up for success.

Please join us in this passionate mission and FUND NOW!

Happy Dogs + Happy People = Better World

ABOUT ME AND WHY I DO WHAT I DO:

        Hello! My name is Shana Yadid. I am the Founder, CEO & Lead Trainer at Yadid’it! Dog Training, the Executive Director at Yadid'it! Sustainable Dog Rescue and an ABCDT certified dog trainer. I am super quirky, a loving dog-mom, an eldest sister to two loving siblings, and a sexual trauma survivor. #metoo

Growing up a practicing modern orthodox Jew and attending a yeshiva day school from elementary through high school, I've always had a strong inclination towards the concept of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept defined by acts of kindess performed to perfect or repair our broken world, is the driving force behind my founding of the two Yadid'it! companies. 

Tikkun Olam is often implemented when discussing issues of social policy, ensuring a safeguard to those who may be at a disadvantage, as in the case of people that have experienced sexual force or violence of any kind. Yadid'it! is the overarching brand-name for my for-profit dog-training company and non-profit dog-rescue organization. The two sister companies work together to cultivate healthier lives for trauma survivors, human and canine alike, as my personal contribution to Tikkun Olam.

         I have always had a special bond with animals, especially the misunderstood. Using my unique bond with dogs, I have trained over 500 dogs and their owners over the course of my six year dog-training career. I have also rescued six of my own dogs, and helped to get countless foster dogs adopted.

The most pivotal moment in my life began shortly after my 21st birthday when I started reading Temple Grandin’s "Animals in Translation, Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior." It was then that my understanding of my relationship with animals began to unfold. I identified therapeutic benefits between rescue animals and human survivors of sexual traumas. I was eager to see if all the clarity I felt flipping through the pages of her book was more than just an idea.

      So naturally, it began. Within two weeks, I enrolled in the Dog Obedience Trainer Program through Animal Behavior College in 2012. In 2015, I got my first job at Petco where I was quickly promoted to mentor dog trainer and mentored three trainers within the first year and a half. I have volunteered with Happy Tails Rescue Inc. (Munster, IN), C.A.R.E.-Community Animal Rescue Effort (Evanston, IL), PAWS (Chicago, IL), Anti-Cruelty Society (Chicago, IL), and Carolina Adopt-A-Bulls (Durham, NC).

In 2018, I launched Yadid’it Dog Training and have been building up my clientele. In June 2018, I pre-launched Yadid'it! Sustainable Dog Rescue and have been working on brand recognition since then. Fast forward to today, 2019, I’ve launched my campaign for my organizations to move into their very own, built-to-spec space. To some, it’s a whirlwind of events. To me, it’s a passionate pursuit in a career that was meant for me.

   Over the years, I have developed a unique training program that incorporates the whole family, children included. I've also incorporated a number of my own personal experiences  as a trainer since completing my certification course.

As a Reiki level-1 certified healer, I've integrated energy healing to cultivate the mind and spirit in training because I’ve seen firsthand how successfully it's inclusion can rehabilitate undesired reactivity and lack of impulse control both in dogs and their owners.

I have also seen how the lack of training in the rescue-dog adoption process leads to a high adoption return-rate. These reasons are, in large part, the motivation that led me to start the sister non-profit organization. 

      Utilizing my tried and true methodology of result-based balanced-training I set off on my own to help dogs and their owners better communicate with one another. Recently, I’ve developed a partnership between my Dog Training/Sustainable Dog Rescue and the home-schooling community of the Triangle to mentor and empower young women who struggle with confidence and social anxiety.  I am diligently working towards my Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) certification, a certification in Acute Canine Herbalism and  Level 2 as a Reiki Healing Practitioner.

Updates

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Michal and Yochanan Bigman
03/21/2019
Shoutout+Wall Signature+Discount Codes
$15
Chaya
03/21/2019
Bath Bomb Set - Molly Made It!
$50
EFK
03/21/2019
Orgone Energy Pyramid - Molly Made It!
$75
03/21/2019
Monetary Contribution
$5
Molly
03/20/2019
Monetary Contribution
$150
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03/20/2019
Dogs Make a Difference Postcard
$25
Michelle Cooke
03/18/2019
Shoutout+Wall Signature+Discount Codes
$15
Peretz Eisenberg
03/18/2019
Donor Walkway Hand-painted Paver-12"x12"
$200
Deyait Irvine
03/18/2019
Shoutout+Wall Signature+Discount Codes
$20
doggydaze
03/18/2019
Monetary Contribution
$250
Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to support Yadid'it! Your contribution will help us bring our vision into reality. 

5 Supporters
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$15
Shoutout+Wall Signature+Discount Codes

Have your name added to our Signature Wall and you will forever be with us in our new space. Our wall will start looking similar to the one above and will grow with funder's names making you forever a part of the Yadid'it! community we are building! Also gain access to Yadid'it! exclusive discount codes to buy your fur-baby some stylish new apparel and premium pet treats!

Social Media Shoutout + Name on Signature Wall + Three Exclusive Discount Codes for Quality Pet Treats and Pet Apparel

 

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Bath Bomb Set - Molly Made It!

With ten essential oils and five different varieties of dried flowers available, you can customize this set of two 2" bath bombs to your hearts desire! 

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Codes + Personalized Thank You Postcard + Custom Essences 2" Bath Bombs, Set of Two -- Molly Made It!

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$75
Orgone Energy Pyramid - Molly Made It!

Orgonite is a combination of crystals, metals, and resin, and helps to manifest Orgone Energy for self-healing. Molly personally charges each Orgone Pyramid using her skills as a Reiki Practitioner. These pyramids are an amazing and powerful tool that aid in the filtering and cleansing of negative energy in users lives!

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Codes + Personalized Thank You Postcard + Orgone Energy Pyramid

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$200
Donor Walkway Hand-painted Paver-12"x12"

Our space will feature a Donor Walkway outside the front face of the building, facing the busy N Club Blvd. Have your name beautifully represented on a 12"x12" paver, hand-painted by Local artists! We've partnered with local artists that identify with art for both purpose and passion. 

Social Media Shoutout+Wall Signature+Discount Codes+Personalized Thank You Postcard+Hand-Painted Donation Recognition Paver 

1 Supporter
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$650
Do It LOCAL NC - Advertise Your Business

Join the #localshelpinglocals movement. Set up an offer page within the app to invite our loyal community-centric members into your establishment. Good for a one-year ad for your business ($800 value) on Do It Local NC's Mobile Fundraising App. An app full of coupons to locally-owned businesses, that raises funds for local charities through membership sales.

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Code + Thank You Postcard + One-year Advertisement -- Do It Local NC

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$5,000
K9 Keepers-ESD Sponsorship

A fully sponsored K9 Keeper-Emotional Support Dog -- An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) serves as a comfort to individuals with a documented mental health condition.  

Included in K9 Keepers-ESD Program:

  • ESA mental health assessment*
  • Dog procurement from shleters - temperament testing, vetting
  • Inner Strength Rediscovery Obedience-training program
  • Training equipment - crate, place cot, treat pouch, training collar, 6' leash, etc
  • Delivery and follow-up

*ESA Doggy is the company we've chosen to handle our ESD assessments ranging in cost from $500-$1500 for the mental health assessment, which is always our first step

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Code + Thank You Card + One K9 Keepers-ESD Sponsored Adoption

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$10,000
K9 Keepers-ESD+PPD Sponsorship

A fully sponsored K9 Keeper-Emotional Support Dog + Personal Protection Dog -- An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) serves as a comfort to individuals with a documented mental health condition. 

Included in K9 Keepers-ESD+PPD Program:

  • ESA mental health assessment*
  • Dog procurement from shelters - temperament testing, instinct assessment, vetting
  • Inner-Strength Rediscovery Obedience Training-program
  • Board and Train Protection-training program + follow-up handler course 
  • Training equipment - crate, place cot, treat pouch, training collar, 6' leash, etc
  • Delivery and follow-up

*ESA Doggy is the company we've chosen to handle our ESD assessments ranging in cost from $500-$1500 for the mental health assessment, which is always our first step

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Code + Thank You Card + One K9 Keepers-ESD+PPD Sponsored Adoption

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to support Yadid'it! Your contribution will help us bring our vision into reality. 

5 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Shoutout+Wall Signature+Discount Codes

Have your name added to our Signature Wall and you will forever be with us in our new space. Our wall will start looking similar to the one above and will grow with funder's names making you forever a part of the Yadid'it! community we are building! Also gain access to Yadid'it! exclusive discount codes to buy your fur-baby some stylish new apparel and premium pet treats!

Social Media Shoutout + Name on Signature Wall + Three Exclusive Discount Codes for Quality Pet Treats and Pet Apparel

 

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Bath Bomb Set - Molly Made It!

With ten essential oils and five different varieties of dried flowers available, you can customize this set of two 2" bath bombs to your hearts desire! 

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Codes + Personalized Thank You Postcard + Custom Essences 2" Bath Bombs, Set of Two -- Molly Made It!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$75
Orgone Energy Pyramid - Molly Made It!

Orgonite is a combination of crystals, metals, and resin, and helps to manifest Orgone Energy for self-healing. Molly personally charges each Orgone Pyramid using her skills as a Reiki Practitioner. These pyramids are an amazing and powerful tool that aid in the filtering and cleansing of negative energy in users lives!

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Codes + Personalized Thank You Postcard + Orgone Energy Pyramid

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Donor Walkway Hand-painted Paver-12"x12"

Our space will feature a Donor Walkway outside the front face of the building, facing the busy N Club Blvd. Have your name beautifully represented on a 12"x12" paver, hand-painted by Local artists! We've partnered with local artists that identify with art for both purpose and passion. 

Social Media Shoutout+Wall Signature+Discount Codes+Personalized Thank You Postcard+Hand-Painted Donation Recognition Paver 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$650
Do It LOCAL NC - Advertise Your Business

Join the #localshelpinglocals movement. Set up an offer page within the app to invite our loyal community-centric members into your establishment. Good for a one-year ad for your business ($800 value) on Do It Local NC's Mobile Fundraising App. An app full of coupons to locally-owned businesses, that raises funds for local charities through membership sales.

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Code + Thank You Postcard + One-year Advertisement -- Do It Local NC

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
$5,000
K9 Keepers-ESD Sponsorship

A fully sponsored K9 Keeper-Emotional Support Dog -- An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) serves as a comfort to individuals with a documented mental health condition.  

Included in K9 Keepers-ESD Program:

  • ESA mental health assessment*
  • Dog procurement from shleters - temperament testing, vetting
  • Inner Strength Rediscovery Obedience-training program
  • Training equipment - crate, place cot, treat pouch, training collar, 6' leash, etc
  • Delivery and follow-up

*ESA Doggy is the company we've chosen to handle our ESD assessments ranging in cost from $500-$1500 for the mental health assessment, which is always our first step

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Code + Thank You Card + One K9 Keepers-ESD Sponsored Adoption

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
K9 Keepers-ESD+PPD Sponsorship

A fully sponsored K9 Keeper-Emotional Support Dog + Personal Protection Dog -- An Emotional Support Animal (ESA) serves as a comfort to individuals with a documented mental health condition. 

Included in K9 Keepers-ESD+PPD Program:

  • ESA mental health assessment*
  • Dog procurement from shelters - temperament testing, instinct assessment, vetting
  • Inner-Strength Rediscovery Obedience Training-program
  • Board and Train Protection-training program + follow-up handler course 
  • Training equipment - crate, place cot, treat pouch, training collar, 6' leash, etc
  • Delivery and follow-up

*ESA Doggy is the company we've chosen to handle our ESD assessments ranging in cost from $500-$1500 for the mental health assessment, which is always our first step

Social Media Shoutout + Wall Signature + Discount Code + Thank You Card + One K9 Keepers-ESD+PPD Sponsored Adoption

0 Supporters
Select this reward