PEGGY ADAMS ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF THE PALM BEACHES INC

Rating: 4.9 stars   112 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 3200 North Military Tr West Palm Beach FL 33409 USA

Mission: The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.
Results: We expect to care for more than 35,000 animals in 2014. We will also find new homes for more than 3,600 dogs and cats.
Target demographics: the community and dogs, cats, puppies and kittens
Direct beneficiaries per year: and provided services for 29,325 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens
Geographic areas served: Palm Beach County
Programs: Dog and cat adoptions. affordable vaccinations, spay/neuter procedures, and microchipping.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 59-0637811
561-686-3663
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

We lost our little chihuahua suddenly and my husband was devastated; the saddest I've ever seen him in 35 years of marriage. I would have waited awhile but the house was so quiet and empty. He found Peggy Adams online and saw that they had a few chihuahuas for adoption. We went for a visit and saw Pedro and we were hooked.
The facility was clean. The dogs were clean. There seemed to be plenty of volunteers to give the dogs attention. Our adoption counsellor was great. She made us, and the dog feel comfortable. I did have a question and the behavioral counsellor called me back right away.
I think the best part has been the follow up. They don't just give you a dog and send you on your way. They offer weekly obedience/socialization classes. We've had dogs all of our married lives and have never had trainers explain how to work with a dog so well.
They have also contacted us to see how things are going. This was a wonderful place and I would recommend it to anyone.

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

Nothing!

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

A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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After losing our last two cats, the house seemed so empty. We went to Peggy Adams seeking 2 older cats, but after several hours we could not find the right match, so despite our ages (76) we looked for kittens. I cannot say enough about the environment and the attention these little guys enjoy here. The place is spotless, the affection of the staff and volunteers is genuine, and the warmth of the place is infectious. In over 50 years of marriage, and now, our 9th and 10th cats, I can honestly state that these two are the most affectionate, devoted and beautiful little guys, and I thank the Peggy Adams shelter with creating the right environment to prepare these little guys for adoption. Soho and Chelsea display love for us and each other - and everyone who comes to visit. I wouldn't consider any other place for adopting a great loving pet.

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

As Shakespeare said, "Don't fix what ain't broke"

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

A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I spent several months debating whether to add a playmate for my cat Buddy. I felt bad for leaving him alone for so many hours while my husband and I were at work. When we finally decided to adopt, I looked online and came across an adoption event at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue. I had never been in a pet shelter, but I expected to see sad little cats in solitary confinement. Instead, mostly all the cats were grouped in cubicles with glass fronts and room to move around. I was able to narrow my choice by the personality descriptions listed for each kitty. We adopted little Olivia that day! I only wish we had done this sooner! She is sweet with us and is teaching Buddy good manners.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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2013

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My family and I went to Peggy Adams and adopted our adorable Manchester terrier mix puppy Cookie. The interview was extensive and thorough, to ensure that WE were acceptable for HER! This was very pleasing to see--that the organization cared so much to ensure the safety and well-being of their animals. The facility is immaculate, state-of-the-art, and spacious. Anyway, three weeks later, after I saw that Cookie's brother still had yet to be adopted, I went back to Peggy Adams and brought home her brother Buddy. Now our family is complete!

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

Have more fairs and festivals. I love to see all the vendors at one time and in one place--one stop shopping (and learning)!

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My fiance and I visited Peggy Adam's on a whim shortly after loosing our 10 year old pit bull to cancer. I personally wasn't ready to adopt a new family member yet, but then we came across Spanky, a 1 year old Chihuahua mix with a personality 100 times bigger than his 10 lb stature. He came home with us the next day.

Peggy Adam's is by far one of the best animal rescues I have visited. The facility is beautiful and the staff was all friendly. Everyone was so happy and excited that Spanky found a new home. It isn't very often you find people who are so passionate about what they do anymore, it was a breath of fresh air.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The facility was very clean and well kept. The kitties had plenty of toys and food and water. The staff were not only very helpful and nice, but very patient with us while we tried to choose 2 cats with our 2 children. The process was made easy and affordable. I would highly recommend Peggy Adams to anyone...

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We had one rescue dog named Bella (Jack Russell) and two rescue cats (Mia & Moostacheo) and decided that Bella needed a playmate. We began our search at Peggy Adams and found a Jack Russell named Blitz who we immediately feel in love with, unfortunately he was already up for adoption. We decided to check on him anyways just in case the "owners to be" backed out. Upon meeting with Michelle, she told us that in fact the owners had not shown up and they had until noon the following day to pick up Blitz. Michelle then put an additional hold on Blitz for us and we went home and waited. Sure enough the next day at 12:01 Michelle called and told us we could come pick up Blitz. They had us bring Bella as well so she could meet Blitz and see how they interact. After their date went well we signed our docs paid some cash and took Blitz home. His new name is Rosco and he is the perfect addition to our family! I should also mention that Rosco is Heartworm positive and Peggy Adams is paying for his treatment which cost around $1,200.00!

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

A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Had 16 min Great Dane & found victor 14 mon Great Dane at your place . Wow what a great dog he's perfect & they love each other look like brothers. Your place was so clean & impressive . Telling everyone how great your place is . Thxs so much for victor

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

A lot

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Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2009 the staff at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League helped my family when our 14 1/2 year old cat was sick. Everyone was caring, supportive, and Frankie died peacefully. In 2011, our other 14 1/2 year old cat was sick. Once again, the staff at Peggy Adams was there to help our family through Angie's loss. About a month ago, my husband and 4 year old daughter came with me to find new family members. We spent much of the afternoon finding 2 kittens to complete our household. We met many cats and kitties who were very well cared for. Once again, we felt supported by the caring staff who made sure Tommy was healthy enough to come home with us and that Misha could handle living with a preschooler. As our kittens settled comfortably into their new home, Peggy Adams staff checked in on their progress. We are grateful for this wonderful place that cares for animals and the people who love them.

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?

2013

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Less than a month ago, I lost my dog of 15 years. My son took me to Peggy Adams and I thoght that it was too early for me to be there. He was right and I was wrong. My son had seen a 7 month old female dog who was small which was the reason we came to Peggy Adams. I have always had big dogs prior to this and needed guidance.

When we met the adoption specalist, she explained why the dog my son saw might not be a good match. After the informaton she gave us, my son and I agreed with her. She then told us about a dog who she wanted us to meet. He was also a small dog and they estimated that he was at least 5 years old. We agreed to meet him first before discussing or meeting any other dogs.

I am a 66 year old female who lives alone and needs to use an electric wheelchair and other adaptive equipment each day. They called the dog Cheech and by trying many names over the next few days, I found out that he responses best to the name Jake. Yes, he walked into the room and straight into my heart.

We have been together for 3 weeks but you would guess it was much longer than that after seeing us together. The specialist was right even more than she thought. From the moment I took him up the ramp into my house, Jake has been Mr. Calm. He must have been around someone in an electric wheelchair, ramp and other adaptive equipment. He knows how he had to go down the ramp one way and go up it in a completely different way. Jake knows how close he can be to me when he is on the side of the wheelchair but how far away he has to be from it if I need to back up. I did not teach him this....he knew it from the moment he walked into his new home.

Thank you to Peggy Adams and their caring, knowlegeable staff! Jake and I will grow older happily together!

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

Change nothing

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?

2013

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