Corporate Information

On November 26th, 2019 Piney Mountain Foster Care, Inc. became a Tennessee based non-profit corporation designated a 501(c)(3) Public Charity by the I.R.S.: EIN: 84-3593563.  As such we have a Board of Directors and requirements to make certain aspects of our operation and finances public.  We do that on this page.  Our mission statement and programs description are on the Home page.

Board of Directors Meetings


The 2024 meetings of PMFC’s Board of Directors will be:
9:00 AM on Jan 13th, Apr 13th, July 13th, Oct 12th

Location for meetings: Wonderfully Made, Newport TN

Meet the Board

Doug Bittinger

Doug Bittinger — President/Secretary/Facility Manager (volunteer)

Doug has worked with dogs all his life.  His prior experience includes lots of business management, leading to a business of his own as custom furniture maker and writer.  But he’s retired now.  He got active in rescue in July of 2012.  He worked in a high quality shelter as a Kennel Technician in 2017, then decided to devote all his time to caring for and training P.M.F.C. residents as it became a 501(c)(3) in 2019.

Jennifer Jennings — Treasurer

Jennifer is an accountant for The Donaldson Corporation. She wanted to apply her financial planning talents to helping make a difference for abused and neglected animals.

Dennis Dekker — Adoption Placement Coordinator

Dennis is Supplier Quality Engineer at Tuff Torq Corporation, he has been an animal lover all his life, in 2016 his wife got him involved in animal rescue, fostering, and adoption.  He has made multiple trips to the north east states, transporting animals for rescues.  He has been an active volunteer with the Friends Animal Shelter in Newport TN and is now helping more animals with Piney Mountain Foster Care.

Helen Duvall — Foster Home Coordinator

Helen is a semi-retired Beauty salon owner of 42 years from Florida. Her parents raised and bred AKC German Shepherds, and she could hardly bear letting go of her puppies. Helen loves to see happy, protected animals.


The links below lead to PDF copies of Piney Mountain Foster Care, Inc.’s required documents.

DocumentationMeeting minutes (past 12 months)Grants Received (past 12 months)
TN Name Registration
Tennessee Charter
Corporate Bylaws
501(c)(3) Determination
Annual financial statement
For: 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023 |
July 8. 2023 Board Meeting
Oct 14, 2023 Board Meeting
Jan 13, 2024 Board Meeting
April 13, 2024 Board Meeting
PayPal Giving Fund
UK Online Giving Foundation

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