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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To rescue, support and find homes for stray and abandoned animals.

Programs: Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, provide medical care, love and safe harbor for aninals afflicted by neglect, abandonment and abuse.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Angels on Wheels is one of the best animal rescues out there in the Chicagoland area. All the animals in the rescue are in loving foster homes for as long as it takes up to adoption, NOT in cages in some shelter. All potential fosters must go through a thorough application process so Susan knows the animals will be well taken care of while in their care. Susan is absolutely wonderful at vetting the dogs and cats with the best medical care no matter the cost, and she is dedicated to finding the perfect home for every fur baby, dog, and cat. Some potential adopters often fail to understand that the rescue is an all volunteer organization and that the fosters have full time jobs and family commitments. Therefore they are not available to approve applications and for meet & greets 24/7. Many reviewers who have commented negatively here are often caught lying on their adoption applications or do not read the animals' bios making them not the right "fit". Because they are denied adoption, they feel the need to strike out against the rescue. It's sad. Susan founded the rescue years ago and works endlessly, without pay! She has a heart of gold! The entire Angels on Wheels "family" is something very special, as is every animal that goes through the rescue! The animals deserve only the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our cat chickpea has been the most amazing companion possible! Angels on wheels made the whole process extremely simple and inviting. Their foster parents are amazing caring people and we have nothing but good things to say!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm very happy. Susan did a great job pairing families with pets. We adopted two dogs from Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Susan and this rescue. She cares about these animals and ALWAYS makes sure they go to the right home. I have adopted two dogs from her and she made sure I was the right fit. I just can't say enough good about Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue. Thank you for all you do

1

Client Served

Rating: 1

I applied for a dog that I actually met with three times. The organization rejected me for no reason. When I asked why, there was no response. This organization would rather hold on to these dogs then give them to a home that loves them and will care for them. Don't wast your time filling out the 6 page application form.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I wouldn't recommend. Susan is rude as previously stated by other people on here looking to adopt. Susan is "thorough" to the point of being acusitory, shes way out of line. These are animals who need a good home, food, water, and love. Susan i encourage you to figure that out. Good luck to you and soon your soon to be 1 star business.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Seems they would rather let their animals sit in the shelter than adopt them out to people who would love and take care of them. What a shame

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has always rescued our pets. We have adopted both cats and dogs through numerous rescues. Our last adoption was through Angels on Wheels and was a great experience. Susan was very thorough and made sure we were who we said were, verified our address and our references. I was completely impressed with how thorough they were in making sure their animals went to the right home. Not every home is right for every pet. I was so impressed with the good work they do and how hard they work as volunteers that I felt compelled to become a foster. It has been an absolutely wonderful experience. I have been a foster parent for angels on wheels for several years. I have had the pleasure of fostering both cats and dogs of all sizes, ages, and breeds. This rescue goes above and beyond for each and every animal making sure they have the best healthcare and go to the best home possible. It is never an easy decision to deny an application but once we have had these pets in our homes and have gotten to know them there are times that it is clear that a particular applicant is just not be the right home for this pet. This is a truly amazing and caring organization, I highly recommend them for anyone looking to adopt.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Susan and the Foster parent for Angels on Wheels was amazing! They got back to us quickly, and answered every question for us. They also followed through on calling our referrals, which made me feel that they really did care to find a good home for their pets. I would recommend Angels on Wheels to anyone!! I know if we are ever looking for another addition to our family, we will be sure to use them!!

Marcy8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Angels On Wheels is wonderful!! They care about where pets are placed, and that the adopter is a good match for their new furbaby.... Susan goes above and beyond for the wellbeing for the animals in the rescue.
Marcy Givens