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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

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.

Programs: Adopt-A-Pet provides all necessary medical care for every animal that we take in. All animals are health-checked, tested for life-threatening diseases, vaccinated, treated for any medical problems or injuries, and spayed or neutered before going to their new homes. Adopt-A-Pet offers phone consultations to the general public, answers questions and gives advice about proper pet care. Adopt-A-Pet publishes a biannual newsletter promoting animals for adoption and pet care tips. Adopt-A-Pet makes educational visits to schools and community organizations to promote proper pet care, compassion for animals, and the importance of spaying and neutering.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Agnieszka S.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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. :)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Alison F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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