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Nonprofit Overview

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

Mission: ARP's mission is to stop the senseless euthanization of homeless pets. We strive to provide for animals from uncertainty, by rescuing them from "kill" shelters, abandonment, economic turmoil, or simply - from people who "don't want them anymore." By providing love, medical care, sterilization and adoption of "recycled" pets we impact the pet over population by decreasing the deaths of unwanted pets by spaying & neutering all dogs before adoption, even foster if health permits.

Results: Since our inception as a group of private citizens trying to change the animal shelter "timed out" practice, through our weekly weekend adoption events, we have rehabilitated 15,000 animals into new homes. We have grown to be one of southern Nevadas largest animal rescue organizations with a housing facility and a no kill sanctuary ranch for retiring or "impressionable" dogs. Annually we now average 1,000 adoptions. We are one of the largest second chance options for dogs hitting death row in neighboring California's "high desert region" and locally owner relinquishment.

Target demographics: Dogs facing uncertainty is who we help.

Direct beneficiaries per year: annually we strive to assist over 1,000 homeless pets. Since inception we have helped over 15,000 animals!

Geographic areas served: Animal Welfare for dogs & animals in need of Rescue

Programs: Adopt A Rescue Pet is passionate about animal welfare, all dogs, all ages, all breeds are welcome in our programs. We provide medical care, sterilization, safe housing, nutrition and the opportunity for a new home to be found - with no expiration on how long it takes. We have an active boarding facility and a private no kill sanctuary ranch setting.

Community Stories

71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Adopt a rescue pet gave me my sweet baby a Siberian husky who steals people’s heart all the time. The rescue helped me as well grow and help people find the best friend or fur baby
Thanks ARP for the best life experiences.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In 2006, I adopted a dog from ARP, and was impressed with the thoroughness of the staff. As I became involved with rescuing and fostering a clever breed over the next ten years, it quickly became clear this was the local group that did the most for the most dogs. My foster dogs were always welcome at ARP Adoptions. Saturday and Sunday ARP PetSmart Adoptions were the best and most dependable adoption event in town for years. The dogs concerns were always prioritized and explained to potential adopters. The volunteers and staff were knowledgeable. The dogs were wonderful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the proud owner of a beautiful white, Lhasa Apso, named, Fluffy. After 17 ½ wonderful years together my best friend, Fluffy, journeyed to the heavens, leaving me behind and heartbroken without her.

It took me only 2 weeks before I contacted the Director of Adopt a Rescue Pet. I asked if I could help foster a dog as I had done in the past. I made it very clear to her I was NOT interested in adopting and that Fluffy was my last pet. I didn’t hear from the Director for another month. I assumed that my request had been forgotten and rationalized that it was for the best.

Then, one day out of the blue, I received a message stating “I have a dog for you”.
The Director showed up with a Hospice puppy that no one would adopt due to age and medical issues. Now, this goes to the core of what I love about the Director and her Rescue. This no kill rescue will sacrifice everything, in order that no matter how long or how much the cost, they ensure that this hospice puppy lives out her natural life. The Director assured me I could keep her for as long as I wanted, but that I wasn’t under any obligation to adopt.

That didn't last long and needless, to say, I am the proud owner and failed foster of that hospice puppy, named Sunshine. I want to thank the director and Adopt a Rescue Pet Group for bringing my dog "Sunshine" and the light back into my life!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard about this charity from a friend and quickly got involved. The tragic story of what is happening to the pets and the people trying to help got my attention. It is amazing what Adopt-A-Pet does and how, not too mention the increasing number of animals they have saved. It's not just about pet adoption but about helping others care for and help the animals get back on their feet.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had lost the love of my love Sasha and this rescue group gave me a purpose to live again and gave me my little Cody ❤️❤️❤️

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to ARP in 2007. Me and my American Eskimo had gotten evicted and I had found a rescue for that breed and Huskies also. That's when I met Elizabeth Davis Rubin. She bailed out my dog at the shelter and boarded her. I lived at Salvation army and would go to the kennel everyday, so I could help out to cover the boarding feed. Ended up volunteering there until Elizabeth asked me if I would go to Amargosa to take care of many beautiful dogs who had been rescued by her. Since I loved dogs, it was easy to say yes. I can't thank Elizabeth enough for the support and love that she sent my way. She worked nonstop in saving dogs instead of them being euthanized for no reason at all. Unfortunately, my health started to get worse and couldn't help out anymore. I really do miss taking care of all the beautiful dogs. Thank you Elizabeth for all you have done for saving the lives of so many, that no one else would do.

Terricita J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered and adopted two dogs in 2004. I believe in them! They always put their hearts into every animal! I'm on my way over to donate some supplies now. -Terri

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Ray Jacoby. Along with Judy Guarino, we have adopted several dogs from A.R.P. and Elizabeth.
Never have there been any negative aspects or problems with her dogs. One adoption, which started out as a "foster" situation involving a 2 year old mistreated and abandoned pregnant siberian husky. Three days after we got "Lola", we had to rush her to the vet for an emergency C- section. Elizabeth and A.R.P. handled the entire process with aplomb and professionalism. A.R.P. and Elizabeth should be commended for the difficult service they perform.

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started out with rescue with ARP over 9 years ago. They have fully supported my fostering and caring for older senior dogs. They have all found loving homes. Thank you ARP for caring.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer and a donor to adopt a rescue pet since 2008. I have never seen more people solely dedicated to the cause of helping find forever homes for homeless pets. I have been on the front lines with AARP and I have seen the work especially that Elizabeth and Naomi have done. I have countless stories of self sacrifice and dedication I could write about. Big shout out also to Cindy and Marshall who have for over 10 years volunteered at at adoptions almost every weekend they could have easily been doing something else. This organization deserves praise, respect and most importantly funding to keep going. AARP does the community an imprtant service by taking in the dogs that no one else would and finding them forever homes. I stand behind them 100% and always will

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This rescue currently has 200-300 dogs kept in terrible conditions at two different locations that never get adopted or even offered. Las Vegas Metro PD and animal control have open cases from just last year after investigating one of their locations and finding animals in dire circumstances. They have been kicked out of Petsmart and not allowed to do adoption events and the Animal Foundation has found then unsuitable to allow them to pull dogs since 2009. The dogs they offer at adoptions, which they continue to do at Petco, are mostly brought in from California and they are dishonest about the history of the pet and have ridiculously inflated adoption fees. Adopting from them means a local dog doesn't have a home and you are helping them continue to take in thousands of dollars a month while they continue to let the other 300 dogs die unloved uncared for and in despicable conditions. This is the worst of what a rescue can be. http://www.ktnv.com/news/contact-13/insider-exposes-poor-conditions-at-dog-rescue-group

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopt A Rescue Pet was wonderful to work with. They set us up with a wonderful start to adding Tuffy to our family. Cindy and Elizabeth have hearts of gold. This is a wonderful and professional organization that is looking to make the world so much better, one paw at a time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you want to help save homeless dogs this is the place! Come and volunteer or foster a homeless dog.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted an older, "senior" dog from them in November 2015. Wonderful rescue organization with very kind, helpful volunteers.

tinala

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A dedicated group who work tirelessly to find forever homes for rescue dogs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group goes above and beyond the ordinary call of duty to find loving, forever homes for rescue dogs, to provide each dog with love, and safe harbor while they wait for their perfect home, and stays committed to each dog's well-being even after adoption.

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Laurie92

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for two years now and have seen countless animals rescued and adopted to many wonderful families!! Keep up the great job!! These animals need our help!!

laward

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great group of volunteers that work day in and day out to save hundreds of dogs in need. I have personally adopted 4 dogs from them and volunteer and foster often.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This dog rescue group is the best! We have adopted 4 dogs over the past 15 years and also foster dogs for the group. They have saved thousands of doggie lives and work hard to ensure every dog finds the right home. Their volunteers give lots of time and effort everyday to make a difference in the lives of these helpless dogs.

Mary239

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with Adopt a Rescue Pet for four years. Their programs are so dedicated to the animals they save. Many volunteers have been with them for years--some more than 10 years. They really care about the dogs they rescue--and the fosters are fantastic!! All are dedicated!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

About two years ago, I saw a dog on facebook that was about to be killed. His eyes just spoke to me...I put out a call to rescues to help me get him out alive, and Adopt a Rescue Pet not only contacted me immediately, but helped me to do the things I needed to do to help him stay alive. And then, one of their wonderful volunteers arranged for him to be rescued by Adopt a Rescue Pet. The little boy, who I named "Mr. Muggs"(AKA Henry) was transported from Orange County CA to Las Vegas where he found his forever home. This rescue is wonderful to work with, and cares deeply about each and every animal they rescue. I just love it that they take dogs of all kinds, all sizes, and mostly...they step up and take ones who are in immediate danger of being euthanized.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog from ARP. Everyone was really great. I had communicated to ARP that I would be coming to look at a specific dog. When I arrived, everyone was great, and got the dog I was interested in so we could do a "meet and great" with my other dog. We ended up adopting her, and I love her to pieces. Because of how great this rescue is, I now volunteer with them whenever I can. Thanks ARP!

Penny34

Volunteer

Rating: 5

From the moment I stepped into Petsmart to purchase kitty litter and walked out adopting a puppy. I've been a fan and supporter and a volunteer of this great group for two years now and have seen the constant care for animals and the relentless work of volunteers working to find these homeless animals their Furever homes. I've been a foster for many of these babies and will continue to do so. It amazes me that Naomi, our faithful leader does this 24/7-365. She's genuine in her love and care for these animals. I'm proud to be a part of this group that makes a difference.
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