HALO Animal Rescue

Rating: 4.93 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 2500 South 27th Avenue Phoenix AZ 85009 USA

Mission: Our mission is helping animals live on through increased adoptions, sterilization, and pet care education.
Results: In 2013, HALO Animal Rescue was helped 7,037 homeless dogs and cats find loving forever homes.
Target demographics: rescue, rehabilitate and find forever homes for homeless pets
Direct beneficiaries per year: 7,037 dogs and cats find loving forever homes.
Geographic areas served: Phoenix, AZ
Programs: dog and cat adoptions to the public. HALO Animal Rescue rescues animals in danger of euthanasia for treatable or manageable conditions. All animals are medically treated, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped before adoption.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

HALO does a great service for the two-legged and four-legged citizens of Maricopa County. I adopted a little terrier-mixed dog from one of their adoption events four years ago. Bobo was a bit neurotic from losing his original family, but he had been fostered by HALO volunteers and was healthy and lively, though in needed of a permanent attachment. He easily integrated into our family of two other dogs (one large, one teacup) and our cat. I'm glad HALO saved him and gave us a chance to parent such a terrific litte guy.

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

Adopted a shelter dog.

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

Get the word out about HALO's services. They are a great resource for anyone looking for a pet or a worthy place to volunteer but most of the resident of Maricopa County that I talk to about pets have never heard of them.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was involved by working at HALO for a couple of years and can say that the staff definitly works hard. Each staff member has a great love for the animals they have in their shelter and take great care to pick dogs and cats that need them the most. Although nothing about pets being in a shelter is ideal, HALO does a great job of making the pets feel like the beloved pets they are and will be in their new home! They take time to match up people to pets that will fit their lifestyle and I have never heard them make false claims to try to push an adoption foreward just to get the pets out faster. I have my own dog from HALO and he is the apple of my eye! I have also fostered pets thru HALO and was able to get anything I needed for the animals including medicine, food, a few toys, and even a dog kennel!

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

working hard for and attending their mega-adoption events and seeing so many happy pets finding homes! I've also seen the increased amounts of animals they take in each year to meet their adoption goals.

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

Include some training! Many animals that are in the shelter system (for any length of time) will have to re-learn things from basic manners to more serious behavioral issues and getting some training both during their stay at HALO and offering classes after adoption could greatly help keep the pets in their new home! It may also be a way to stop pets from entering the shelter system to begin with, if they can offer lower cost classes to the general public.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just adopted Rainn yesterday from Halo! The staff was very friendly and patient with us when we brought our other dog with us and wanted to try and introduce different dogs to him to see how they interacted! After 3 different dogs we decided on Rainn, a 2 year old chihuahua mix. The staff was very knowledgeable about each of the animals and their behaviors and personalities. Halo is an amazing organization that is saving so many awesome animals!

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

seeing the success stories on Facebook and adopting my own animal.

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

help them find more funding to help save even more animals!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Halo brought me my two best friends. After my divorce of a 15 year marriage I was lonely until I came across Halo at Petsmart. The deal to adopt was too good to pass up ($5 for each cat) and so I adopted two, two year old cuties (Mac and Tosh). They were so well taken care of before I adopted them. If I had room I'd adopt more.

I believe in Halo so much that the first time in my life I've been donating regularly/monthly to them.

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

that I adopted two cats.

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

Give it more money so it can save so many neglected, unwanted loving animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I rescued two stray dogs off a reservation a couple years ago and HALO helped me get both adopted to a nice family. Since the dogs ran together, it was very important they were adopted together. HALO was so very helpful and understanding to the needs of both those dogs. They found their forever home with a nice family. I can't say enough about the volunteers at HALO and the work they do.

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

They helped me find a new home for abandoned dogs

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

Nothing. I wish them all the money and resources in the world to keep doing the wonderful job they do

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at HALO on a regular basis. Every week I get an opportunity to see what this valuable organization does to save countless lives animals who only crime is to fall victim to the human condition. They rescue approximately 250 dogs and cats each month who would otherwise be euthanized. It's not an easy job. The dedication of volunteers and staff is shown on the face of each and every pet that makes it way through this small building. HALO is a wonderful organization that is aptly named. I love every minute I spend within it's walls.

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

I see what is involved in preparing these animals for adoption every week. The countless hours, love and attention that is put into each and every dog and cat that flows through the front doors.

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

More space!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at HALO, and they have changed my life for the better. The staff is great, the animals well cared for. I have also adopted from there as well. I can't imagine not being a part of HALO. I can go on and on. Even though I have a full time job a piece of my heart is there every single day with all the animals trying to find ther "forever home".

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

Volunteering and adopting.

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

I think they are doing great!

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Rating: 5 stars  

HALO does a great job with the care of these unfortunate animals.
I have adopted a dog from them a few weeks ago, received all the paperwork and my dog was up to date on all the shots. Thank you Halo for bringing my new family member to me, I love my dog Gigi she is such a special dog to me.

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

the results were great when I decide to adopt another dog

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

no changes good as is

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great bunch of people. One of our cats (Bo bo) was adopted from them. She was only 5 weeks old when we met her foster mother. We do a monthly donation to the cause.

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

We have seen how caring they are to the animals under their care.

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

Nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is one of the greatest rescue shelters ever. Animals are so helpless, and defenseless they rely on origanizations like Halo for help.
They strive to go above and beyond when caring for cats and dogs. I am proud to say that at Halo the animals are treated like their own. Keep up the great work and effort you guys do each day to say as many dogs and cats daily. I love you guys.

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

Fostering and volunteering for Halo for a few years and love it.

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

make none.

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