1. How can I get your Newsletter?
Use the sign up in the box to the right or on the Free Stuff page. When you sign up for the fundraising ideas, you also get the newsletter.
2. How can I join the NAPRP?
You can join as a Free Helping Paw member by using the box to the right.
3. What are the benefits of being a NAPRP Member?
Receiving the newsletter keeps you in touch with other people who do what you do. The About NAPRP and the other pages on the site have more information.
4. How can I access the files that are part of the Golden Paw Insider member benefits?
From 2008-2012, we offered a paid membership. If you paid, you need your log-in information to access the private member area. You need to log in with the user name and password we gave you when you signed up as a Golden Paw Insider member. The log in link appears at the top of every page. If you have forgotton your information, please contact us.
5. I forgot my password. How can I get it?
If you forget your password, please contact us. Try and remember which email address you used to sign up and we'll reset your password for you.
6. Who can join the NAPRP?
The NAPRP is open to professionals who work with animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups. There are no restrictions to the type or breed of animal you rescue, although some of the adopter education resources are more relevant to those working with dogs and cats.
7. Do you share member's records?
8. I don't like one of your members / I want to complain about a rescue / I think a rescue is "bad" and shouldn't be allowed to be a member.
The NAPRP is an educational association. We offer information and resources that can help rescues operate their organizations. Whether they use this information and what they do every day is not our responsibility. The NAPRP is not the "rescue police."
If you have a complaint, please contact the rescue group itself, your local law enforcement, attorney general, or Better Business Bureau (depending on the problem). We have no interest in getting involved in disputes, which frequently deteriorate into petty name-calling. Politics, infighting, and general snarkiness has destroyed far too many humane groups; we aren't going there, so please don't bother asking.
9. Where can I learn more about the people behind the NAPRP?
You can learn about the mission, vision, and founder of the NAPRP by going to the About NAPRP page.
10. What are some of the ways I can become more involved in the NAPRP?
We offer many ways for pet rescue professionals to connect, network and grow their organization. We have a page on Facebook, offer a free newsletter, feature adoptable pets on our radio show, and members are free to email the founder for specific suggestions, questions, or problems. Our goal is to help our members save more lives. If you have ideas of ways we can help you, don't be shy, please contact us.
11. Why was NAPRP established?
NAPRP was established because of the founder's experience in working with animal shelters and rescue groups. After providing hundreds of hours doing marketing and fundraising for her local shelter, when she left, a lot of people noticed. Since then she has been asked to consult with other rescue groups many times. Watching these groups "reinvent the wheel" and struggle with the same problems caused her to realize there was a need for a central resource.
12. Why have you chosen to operate as a for-profit entity?
The NAPRP is a for-profit entity that is owned by Logical Expressions, Inc. We have opted not to be a non-profit for several reasons. Operating as a for-profit entity has given us the budget to deliver services that might be difficult for a non-profit, including a state-of-the-art Web site, audio programs, and books.
Many associations actually have a for-profit structure, although they often don't advertise the fact. We also have seen first-hand what happens when turnover in Boards of Directors causes upheaval and change in the mission and direction of an organization. We want to ensure that our mission and vision is retained as the association moves forward.
Infighting and politics have destroyed far too many non-profits and online groups. That is why we have invested our own funds and effort into the start up of the NAPRP. There is a real need in the humane community for people to stop fighting and start working together. Our goal is to deliver products and services that that can help.
13. I want to send mail to the NAPRP. Where do I send it?
The NAPRP mailing address is: NAPRP, 311 Fox Glen Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864