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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EIN 86-0832160
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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a special needs Chihuahua from HALO Animal Rescue 3 years ago. When Wally came into my life, he stirred something inside of me, and I became interested in saving Chihuahuas. Since then, I have helped HALO with mamas with puppies, puppies without mamas, and other Chihuahuas with special needs. I can't imagine not helping these animals!

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

Halo is an excellent organization. I first found out about Halo last July when I adopted my little Ari Gold (named Ferrari at the time). He has added so much joy to our lives. After learning more about Halo, I myself became a volunteer and truly fell in love. I wish I hadn't moved to the east valley so I could spend much more time there. It truly is the best!

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 little

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

HALO is a wonderful organization that rescues pets that are on the euthanasia list, provides care services, and places them in forever homes with loving owners. We have been fortunate enough to spend two weekends a month volunteering at their facility on 35th Ave in Phoenix.

During our time there, we have felt the love of the animals. It is very easy to become addicted to going because you know that you are giving back in such a positive way by enriching the lives of the animals.

The staff at the facility are always upbeat, helpful, and friendly. They make you feel like part of the team and that you are truly making a difference with your efforts, no matter how big or small. They are extremely flexible and allow volunteers to participate on the level that they feel most comfortable.

We would highly recommend HALO to anyone looking to give back or to find a deserving pet to add to the family.

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

that my husband and I adopted a wonderful dog, Levi, from HALO. Without HALO, dogs like Levi would not have a chance to be in a loving home and become a part of a family. We are honored to have been given the privilege of rescuing our best friend.

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

not make any changes. They are doing amazing work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered for HALO for a couple years while I was attending law school, and loved it. I'd still be going there if I had the time! The staff at HALO is wonderful, and it's clear in everyone that they care deeply for the animals in their care... and all animals! The facility is clean and well cared for, and the safety, health and happiness of the animals is clearly the top priority for everyone involved!

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

Volunteer work

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

Give them more space and possibly have them offer training to the animals - both those in their care and those already in forever homes

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

It gave me a new appreciation for the work that goes into saving the lives of animals

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Fantastic!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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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 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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Having met the founders of HALO, I know they are completely committed to saving the lives of dogs and cats in Arizona. The staff and volunteers are friendly and tireless in their erfforts. An incredible group of folks.

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

I've seen so many animals adopted to great families, watched as the staff nursed dogs back to health and watched the volunteer coordinator, Danielle, as she prepared those who wanted to give of their time. It's a great team.

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

Just wish they had more space to do their work. And it would be great if someone would donate some more trees for the dog yards for the warmer AZ summer months.

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

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

It's always a great day at HALO...no matter what I do.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Fantastic!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing organization with wonderful, caring people that have saved countless homeless cats and dogs.

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

I volunteer on weekends doing adoptions.

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

They do incredibly well with what they have. Of course they need more money and more room, but one day...

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