The Darbster Foundation is a 501(c) 3 that concentrates its resources on animal welfare, on a community level. Our primary goal is to reduce the number of animals euthanized in the Southern United States.
When the restaurant, “Darbster”, opened in 2009, the Foundation was formed. 100% of all profits from Darbster Food go toward The Darbster Foundation.
The Foundation now has two adoption facilities in New Hampshire. In 2014, Darbster Kitty was opened in Manchester, New Hampshire to facilitate the rescue, transport and adoption of kitties. Darbster Doggy, which is located in Chichester, New Hampshire, opened in late 2018.
Both these facilities offer boarding services with the profits going to help support further rescue efforts. Our goal is to make Darbster Foundation a self-supporting entity by operating profitable entities, funding 100% of the operating expenses. We are not there yet, but getting closer each year.
Our efforts have been concentrated on the rescue and transport of highly adoptable kitties and dogs out of overcrowded conditions in the Southern United States to areas in New England where demand is significantly stronger. A tremendous help to this effort has been our partnerships with other rescue organizations in the New England area: Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL), Humane Society & Shelter South Coast, Standish Humane Society, the Ellen M. Gifford Cat Shelter, SPCA of New Hampshire, Cape Ann, Happy Tails and Pope Memorial Humane Society to name a few.
Utilizing both our own adoption facility in Manchester and the facilities of our partner rescue organizations, we have increased our kitty transports each year, from 231 kitties in 2015 to 2,050 in 2020.
Since 2015 we have transported and helped save the lives of over 8,000 homeless cats and kittens!
Our dog rescue efforts are expanding each year as well. In 2018, we pulled over 90 dogs from overcrowded shelters in South Florida and transported them north, primarily to SARL. With the opening of our own shelter, Darbster Doggy in the summer of 2019 and the purchase of a 30-foot gooseneck trailer in October 2019, we have greatly expanded our transport capacity and direct role in finding homes for dogs. Since 2020 we have been transporting 12-14 dogs each week, the vast majority (over 90%) going to and adopted out by Darbster Doggy.
Since 2018, we have transported and helped save the lives of over 800 homeless dogs!
The Foundation also sponsors spay/neuter surgeries and medical care of community animals. We have sponsored the spay/neuter surgeries of over 3,000 community animals and assisted with the medical care of numerous community animals.