Puppies Behind Bars is funded entirely by private contributions. We depend on the generosity of our donors to continue our work.  We are a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, tax I.D. #13-3969389, and donations are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.


To view our most recently filed IRS Form 990, click here. To view our most recent audited financial statement, click here. If you have questions about our finances or about supporting our work, please call Eric Barsness, Director of Development, at 212.680.9562.


We are proud to have earned Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for seven years in a row. Only 1% of the charities rated have received at least ten consecutive 4-star evaluations. Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. Click here to view the announcement from Charity Navigator. To visit the Charity Navigator site and learn more,               click here


Puppies Behind Bars has been approved by the Better Business Bureau of New York’s Philanthropic Advisory Service and is a participating member of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #11902) and Animal Charities of America.