Adopt-A-Pet, Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: Po Box 408 Mt. Prospect IL 60056 USA

Mission: Adopt-A-Pet is an all-volunteer not-for-profit humane organization whose mission is to save the lives of homeless pets. The organization was founded in 1981 and has since placed over 15,000 animals in permanent homes. Through our foster home network, we provide a safe refuge for homeless, abused or injured animals until they are adopted into their new family.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became acquainted with Adopt-A-Pet as an adopter of a kitten. I liked the way they handled her adoption and the way she had been cared for while awaiting adoption. After getting a newsletter I decided to do what I could to help these homeless animals myself. I have volunteered for almost five years with them as a foster mom, adoption counselor, at pet shows, and fundraisers. I enjoy spending time with the other volunteers as they are like-minded with me in doing what they can to facilitate adoptions. It is very rewarding to know that my efforts have helped some pets find a new home.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

rewarded. Making the world a better place.

Rating: 5 stars  

Adopt-A-Pet, Inc. is honestly a fantastic organization! It’s all volunteer-based and each and every penny that is donated goes straight to the animal’s welfare. Many of the volunteers have full-time jobs and still take time out of their busy lives to help out these innocent animals in any way they can. AAP is a no-kill organization helping all animals, regardless of where they came from and strives in every way possible to find a warm and loving furever home for each and every one. I am truly proud to represent Adopt-A-Pet as a volunteer.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 4 stars  

I got involved with Adopt-A-Pet about year and half ago as a foster parent. This organization truly cares about the welfare of animals and all the activities are organized around saving lives. There are so many animals that need to be adopted and so many that are killed b/u they are not wanted and have no homes. Many of the volunteers spend countless hours and their own money to make a small difference in the lives of animals. Everybody involved in the organization works together to make things happen -- adoption shows; adoption counseling; volunteering and fostering. For the length of the time that I have been involved with Adopt-A-Pet, I have only seen how truly engaged and caring the volunteers are to help homeless cats and dogs. What I also like in particular is that the organization in selects animals that are most adoptable, which is a very efficient and practical way of having successful adoptions. Please consider donating to this very worthy cause.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Tought me about the number of cats/dogs that need homse. Making me aware how black animals take much longer to be adopted out. It thought me that adoptions from shelters are taken very seriously and the animals are seriously matched with adoptees to avoide any problems and to make sure that they are for life.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great -- I feel like I am making a small difference in life of animals.

Rating: 5 stars  

Its hard to believe there are so many cats and dogs who are homeless, need love, care and a home of their own. But...its true. Adopt A Pet Aniimal Shelter rescues these very needy animals and finds loving homes for them to live out their lives. All the volunteers are just that....they give their time, energy, food, homes and often money to rescue the animals that need help. I believe its our passion and all of us at AAP do whatever we can to support and care for these most wonderful animals. The AAP volunteers deserve more then they expect or receive and their ONLY goal is to help. Their reward is seeing that look on an animals face when he/she is loved and cared for! Bravo to ADOPT A PET FOR ALL THEY DO!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

Adopt a Pet (http://www.adoptapet-il.org) is an awesome organization. They help save as many homeless and abandoned cats and dogs as possible every year. I know they are passionate about animals and I am proud to be involved with them. They also depend on volunteers. I am one and try to help in many ways. For example, as a volunteer foster family, we have opened up our home to care for several dogs and cats that did get a forever family and forever home. Not only myself, but all the fosters give a loving, caring temporary home until their forever home and family come along. We take the time to insure the dog or cat is loved everyday, gets attention, kisses, hugs, training, whatever is needed and we insure they receive unconditional love in preparation for their forever family. Not only have I personally helped volunteer as a foster parent and helped with fundraising events, but have also adopted 4 dogs and 7 cats from them over the last 19 years. I encourage anyone who loves animals to take a look at their website and open your heart and home to a loving forever furry friend. I did and could not be happier. :)

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

we adopted a sweet dog through Adopt-a-pet. They carefully checked us out to make sure we were a match and we've had many fun years with our pooch

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

Adopt A Pet Inc is an incredible organization! Not only have they found thousands of homeless dogs and cats loving family homes but they have also helped a pet store change its business model to adoption. The impact this organization has had on so many familes and animals is life changing! I am proud to know them.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Rating: 5 stars  

Adopt-A-Pet is a great organization that uses foster homes to maintain and develop pet socialization and improve individual pets' challenges so that they will have the best chance of succeeding in their next home. They also make great use of volunteers' skills and varying amounts of time available for volunteer activities. Since 2002, at different times, I have picked up phone messages, worked on documents, walked dogs boarded in vet clinics as they recovered, fostered, worked adoption shows, helped build July 4th floats, distributed newsletters, stuffed envelopes, and brought a daycare and boarding facility into the foster-home fold. I also adopted my dog from AAP.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adopting my dog from them. Also, the placement of so many animals in good, thoroughly researched, homes is personally rewarding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be crazy. Well, maybe I'd help write grant proposals or complete surveys like this to help win grant contests.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Really, they've got it right in terms of allowing volunteers to contribute their time and skills as needed, but with great communication about what it is that AAP needs from their volunteers on any particular day, week or month. They've also got it right in terms of volunteer acknowledgement and appreciation. I've managed NFP organizations for 25 years, and have never seen a better-managed volunteer crew.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Personal satisfaction. Also, the feeling of community among volunteers is fostered by joint participation in many activities, as well as by the yearly Bar-b-Q and pot-luck for volunteers.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I'm helping a well-managed organization with a superior vision in animal rescue accomplish wonderful things every day, and doing so within whatever time limits that I';m comfortable with during any period of time. That's why I've been a volunteer for 10 years.

Rating: 5 stars  

We were looking for an additonal dog for our household, saw "Bugsy" on Adopt A Pet's website and fell in love. The entire organization was thorough, very professional and understanding. We now have a wonderful pet now who brings joy into our lives daily. The commitment that these ladies have to the welfare of abandoned and homeless animals in exemplary

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Rating: 5 stars  

Adopt A Pet is a wonderful animal rescue organization.
They have helped thousands of homeless pets find good forever homes. I continue to be impressed by Adopt A Pet's sacrifices and efforts, Sadly much of their work goes unnoticed.
Adopt A Pet is absolutely a remarkable agency with hard working professional volunteers and they certainly deserve recognition for all of their good works in helping homeless animals.
I want to point out that Randy, Adopt A Pet's President and her volunteers are very dedicated and they work very hard to help homeless pets. With an approximate 8 million dogs and cats being euthanized annually, Adopt A Pet is doing more than their share as a rescue agency. I am proud to continue to be able send homeless pets to Adopt A Pet and I am thankful I met Adopt A Pet in the early 90's. Thank you Adopt A Pet You guys are awesome!
Sherry Klemme, independent rescuer, cross poster, transporter. Illinois

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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