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.
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!
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!
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.
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 ❤️❤️❤️
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.
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
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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.
If you want to help save homeless dogs this is the place! Come and volunteer or foster a homeless dog.
I adopted an older, "senior" dog from them in November 2015. Wonderful rescue organization with very kind, helpful volunteers.
A dedicated group who work tirelessly to find forever homes for rescue dogs.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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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I love ADOPT A RESCUE PET. I have never met a more dedicated group of people. My family (more than one household) and I have adopted nearly 10 dogs from them over the years. ARP is a wonderful organization that truly has been a blessing in my life. When you adopt, foster, or volunteer you become a family member. I would like to say thank you for everything you do for our community.
As a law student with the William S. Boyd School of law at UNLV we are required to perform a certain number of community service hours. I am so fortunate to have found Adopt a Rescue Pet and perform many hours of community service for school with this wonderful organization. Through the years I have seen the blood, sweat, and tears that everyone in this organization puts into rescuing animals in our community and working hard to find them loving, forever homes. I have volunteered with several animal welfare organizations throughout my time in Las Vegas, and this one truly seems to only have the best interest of the animals at heart. The Las Vegas community is so fortunate to have Adopt a Rescue Pet in our backyard and I am so thankful for the opportunity to volunteer with this organization.
I was retired...with dogs as my passion I chose to spend my free time helping homeless ones find a home. I have adopted all of my dogs through AARP. I called them and they graciously invited me to volunteer with them. Now I feel I am helping a organization that truly has the dogs best interest at heart. I feel blessed to give my energy and time to AARP.
Adopt- a -Rescue- Pet has given me a vehicle to give back to our local pets who have only given humans unconditional love.
We have adopted both of our dogs from Adopt a Rescue Pet. I am thankful the dogs get a second chance at life with this rescue and am proud to be a volunteer.
Been involved with this rescue for almost 3 years. Witnessed over 2500 adoptions. Many dogs with illnesses, needing medical attention with no other options have been saved by this rescue. Including some of my own, which I got from this group. Hope they continue on their path to make Las Vegas no kill.
We absolutely love Adopt-A-Rescue Pet. They are by far one of the best nonprofit organizations we've ever had the honor of working with!
I adopted millie aka girlfriend about 6 months ago. she had been with adopt a rescue pet a long time. it is so difficult to adopt an older dog she is 10 years old. she is a bull terrier like the dog in the target ad. she is so sweet and funny. she can not hear or see very well but she stays very close to me at all times. like so many of these dogs their lives have not been very good but with adopt a rescue pet they have a new lease on life.
We adopted a puppy through ARP two weeks ago. The adoption fee included up-to-date shots, neuter, a bag of dog food, some puppy toys, and discounts on a TON of stuff at PetSmart. Our new puppy, Whiskey, is adorable! He arrived healthy, clean, and full of energy! Adopt-a-Rescue Pet has an in-depth application process, asked a lot of questions about our lifestyle and home, and worked to make sure Whiskey would be a good fit for our family. We weren't able to take Whiskey home right away (we picked him up from the vet 3 days later after he was neutered). As you can imagine, there were tons of admirers on 'adoption day' at PetSmart but once we claimed him, ARP didn't allow anyone else to play with the puppies or get near the cage. I appreciated this more than anything; they protected our puppy and helped ensure his health and safety. I'm very impressed with this organization and will recommend ARP to others!
ARP is amazing! I needed help with my dog and they were beyond helpful. They found him a loving home that he is doing amazing at! They make sure they aren't just adopting to anyone.. They make sure these dogs get great homes! I have also helped volunteer when I can and the staff takes great pride in these dogs. They show the dogs endless amount of love and belly rubs! I believe this organization is truly amazing and put so much love into getting these dogs new homes!!
Adopt a Rescue Pet is a safe haven for displaced animals across the valley. Their relentless efforts help save the life's of hundreds of homeless dogs each year. I've had the pleasure of volunteering with this wonderful organization and they are a great group of kind hearted people!
I cannot say enough good things about this group! Adopt a Rescue Pet is truly a safe haven and second chance for the homeless dogs of our community. I am so thankful for their services to the animals in their care. Thank you Adopt a Rescue Pet! You Rock!!!!!
I am an adviser of our Animal Club at Cadwallader Middle School. My AC students have enjoyed collecting donations for Adopt A Rescue Pet. We have been able to partner with Marleen and help with animal baskets for raffles and other fundraising opportunities. Marleen has visited our club to speak to our students and we have been able to donate money and dog supplies to ARP through Marleen partnering with our club. Thank you for giving us this opportunity ARP!!
I went on line and found the dog that was perfect. She's approximately 4 years old, a deer Chihuahua and how anyone could have left her is incomprehensible. The staff from Adopt A Rescue Pet at the PetSmart that day were so friendly and kind. It all went perfectly, they gave her a bath and a free medical check up. I will always thank them for finding "Maggie" and thus bringing her into our lives. Please donate when you can, it's Christmas! Happy Holidays. Cathie
I have been a volunteer with Adopt A Rescue Pet for 13 years now, if my family and I didn't believe in them we would have left along time ago. Adopt A Rescue pet goes far beyond a lot of other rescues, they help animals in need all the time, they help out seniors so they don't have to give up their dog and when it's time they help re-home the dog in that time of need. They go out of their way to make sure if someone doesn't have food for their dog they help them out so they don't go without for themselves. They are always working on something and the volunteers are great, starting at age 16 all the way up to 90. It has been a blessing for so many people that have had to re-home there dogs due to loosing their homes and having to down size, helping with that meant that they didn't end up in the local kill shelter ready to be put down. One day they will have the Rescue Ranch that we have been dreaming of, they have the land just need to funds to build, but that will happen someday, but for now we will continue setting up and tearing down each Saturday and Sunday at 2 local PetSmarts until there are none...... Adopt Don't Shop....
Ive been involved with these guys for a few years now and they are the best group of people you can ask for. They dont just throw a dog in your home, they match you with a dog so nothing goes wrong and you dont have to bring him back. Hands down you couldnt ask for a better group.
By far one of the best rescue organizations out there. I started out volunteering and got to meet alot of the amazing people behind this organization. Elizabeth, andy, naoma, and marleen are hands down some of the most dedicated people to the cause that you will ever meet. And all the great pups they have will melt your heart when you see them. Before going to anyone else you definetely need to check these guys out. Donate, volunteer, or anything you can do to help all these wonderful animals before its too late.
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Adopt a Rescue Pet is one of the most dedicated dog rescues I have ever seen. The amount of time all of them put into saving dogs is amazing. They take in any breed, any age and dogs with medical conditions knowing they will take care of them until they find their forever home. They are truly a blessing.
I have been volunteering for Adopt A Rescue Pet for 4 years. This group is such a wonderful bunch of folks who love rescue dogs! Each weekend they have adoption events at 2 PETSMARTS on an normal weekend they help 20-30 homeless dogs find homes! For them it is all about helping homeless dogs!!!
I have volunteered with Adopt A Rescue Pet for the past 8 years. I enjoy my experience spending time with dogs and being able to help find them homes. It's also great working with genuine people that want the same thing; To help find homes for homeless animals and to show them compassion and love. I've seen and helped home many dogs and there is nothing more fulfilling. I love ARP!
ARP has true dedicated and selfless angles out there saving furry lives every moment of the day!
This organization is one that loves its animals and was the best home for the dog. We want provided so much love to these animals as they have faced so much we try to so show compassion about our animals. We will take back our dogs if any thing arises as we want the best thing for them and we want our sweet angles to live a long and happy life for the sweet angles no matter what.
Adopt A Rescue Pet is a wonderful organization that is committed to their cause. Their love, dedication and hard work is seen every day, from caring for the dogs to regular adoption events to fundraising. They have rescued thousands of dogs, who would have been euthanized or abandoned, and given them a second chance. Thank you, Adopt A Rescue Pet, for all you do to help the pets of Las Vegas!
Adopt a Rescue Pet is one of the largest and most active rescues in Las Vegas and have been operating here for 15 years. They have rescued literally thousands of dogs, most of which would most likely have been put to death at a kill shelter. They go above and beyond to help animals. And THAT'S what it's all about (or should be).
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It's a real shame that ARP is being blamed for some horse enthusiasts who lied to them, originally in a panic, about rescuing some horses from slaughter and begging ARP to sponsor a project that was, and is, a fraud.
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Seems this organization is behind on filing tax reports, none filed since 2012.
Northeastern Nevada Equine Rescue claims that Adopt A Rescue Pet is their umbrella organization, but it appears they do not comply with the mission statement of Adopt a Rescue Pet since it was set up to address issues with dogs, not horses.
Northeastern Nevada Equine Rescue, of Wells, Nevada has fundraised THOUSANDS of dollars which they claim ran through Adopt A Rescue Pet organization as the umbrella organization. And when(NNER)was doing these fundraisers they have told the public they had a tax exempt status again by using Adopt A Rescue Pet's 501c3 status.
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I moved to the LV area over a year ago and had been volunteering for a few years where I lived and new I had to get involved quickly with a rescue group of some sorts. I was SOOOO lucky because I moved into a very close location to the 5th North Petsmart. I went in the store and ask them if they held adoptions. They gave me the email address and phone number of Adopt a Rescue Pet. I email immediately and told them what I thought I could do. Age and health limit me to handling large dogs to much but I can foster and I love to take pictures of dogs. So I was told "jump in" and take pictures. I put them on Petfinder and send to Naomi to put on ADRP website. I absolutely love the people that volunteer there and try and spend as much time as I can there. I am gone in the summer and you don't know how much I miss the people, the dogs and seeing the adoptions. Another dog safe and finiding their forever home is something I can't explain. It's a great group and they do great work!
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I am not a regular volunteer but I have volunteered at North 5th. I have never seen a more dedicated crew! OMG The people there put alot of us to shame! They do it purely for the love of those babies in their care! And they do it EVERY DAMN WEEKEND!! With smiles on their faces! I wish everyone would just go see them in action some weekend! And who knows you may just take a baby home to become part of a forever family!! THEY NEED US!
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I volunteer at the Petsmart location off of North Fifth and Deer Springs. Simply put, the people I volunteer with are some of the most dedicated people I have met. Beyond just volunteering, a lot of us, including my sister and I, foster dogs during the week to bring them back on the weekend adoption days, fresh, loved and happier in order to help them get adopted. We're honest to those interested and do our best to re-home dogs to the /right/ home, not just to anyone. Adoption processes are simple, but get all the details ironed out to help set a platform for a successful adoption. I would hope to work at a place someday with such cohesiveness and respect among the volunteers.
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I have helped this organization out when I can, my mom is a huge contributor in it and I have seen the good these people do. They donate sooooo much of their time and resources to find these dogs a new loving home. Most of the dogs have been through a lot and all they need is patience and lots of love. So if uYou do find yourself adopting, be patient with your new loved one and give them time to adjust to their new home. Again the time and care these volunteers put in is a lot and sometimes goes unnoticed by people. ARP rocks. Great job!!
adopt a rescue pet is one of the most loving, caring, hardworking, small animal rescue groups that i have had the honor of being a volunteer with. many of the volunteers put so much of their, time, effort, and hearts into finding loving, forever homes or foster homes for the abandoned, unwanted pets, left to die by euthanasia, at the kill shelters. adopt a rescue pet has placed thousands of homeless pets into loving, forever homes over the last several years. they have taken on special needs and older pets that other rescue groups have turned away, most of the volunteers have made sacrifices in their personal lives to help as many pets as possible. all of the volunteers wish they could do more for the homeless pets, but like all other charity groups hit by tough economic times, donations have decreased and the amount of homeless pets has increased. making the need for this rescue group even greater.
The head of this rescue and most of the people involved who foster pets are beyond committed to saving the lives of precious dogs that deserve the love and security of good homes. I've adopted 2 dogs from them in the last 8 years and am indescribably grateful for both blessings.
This is by far the best rescue organization I've ever been involved in. I volunteer for them as a foster and I've also adopted 2 of my dogs from them. They take in dogs that would definitely be put to sleep because of behavioral problems or because they're just not little "cute" puppies or very cute dogs either. The volunteers who work the adoptions work tirelessly to find these dogs good homes. They're out there in all kinds of weather and always with a smile on their face. I cannot say enough of good things about them. Whenever I have spare money, it goes to them because I'm convinced all of my contributions are put to good use.
4th best day of our lives was the day I dropped off some blankets and left with a little Gracie. (Getting married, adopting Trapper and Roscoe were the first three best days) Las Vegas chapter is awesome!!!
We have adopted both our dogs from adopt a rescue and every day I am so thankful to this rescue group. the two dogs are now a huge part of out home and I can't imagine life without them If it wasn't for this organization we never would of found them and I can't imagine that. I would like to thank all the volunters who made it possiable for us to find these two.
Adopt a Rescue pet is one of the premier non-kill shelters in Las Vegas. They cater to all dogs, not just the ones likely to be adopted. Time has shown that if the dog is not a good fit for the home, it likely wont be a forever home. Adopt a Rescue pet makes every effort to fully understand the situation the dog is going into before adoption papers are ever brought out. Because of this, it ensures the right home, not just a right now home.
I have volunteered and adopted from various animal rescue groups. ARP goes the extra mile. They do not just take in the easily adoptable dogs (which is what many rescues do), they are willing to look "outside the box" at an animal and give it every chance to find its forever home. Every dollar goes to where it should. A fantastic organization.
"A group of individuals rescuing 'purebred' dogs from the Clark County, NV area animal shelters that have "timed out" (scheduled for euthanasia)." A great organization leading the way to a no-kill county. Great effort all around!
We have a pet sitting service in Las Vegas. We collect donations from our clients frequently and deliver them to their PetSmart location on weekends. Some of the items include blankets, food, toys, etc. We have also adopted three wonderful dogs through them in the past 9 years.
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In 2005 I realized that my American Eskimo son (the great, late Handsome Bear Kelly) needed a sibling. I went online and found Adopt A Rescue Pet and made contact. I set up an appt to go see the Eskie dogs for adoption. One of them was an 8-10 yr old female with vision challenges named Gypsy. I knew instantly that she was his new sister! I was so impressed with Heidi Pieper and the love she gave to these dogs blessed enough to be fostered by her and her husband Jay! I also met ARP's founder Elizabeth Davis and helped to raise money for them because I know that this organization is run well. Often times, we donate to a charity never really knowing if the monies are being used properly. I proudly attest to knowing that ARP is a model charity for helping abused and abandonded dogs. If you only have $1 to give, please give it to ARP!
we recently adopted a dog from ARP. the people there were very helpful and actually cared that the dog got a good home. I would refer anyone here that's looking for a pet, they have a variety of pets, not just cats and dogs.
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Dogs are not everything in life, but they make it complete. Knowing that somewhere in the rain, cold, darkness or extreme heat there will always be an abandoned dog makes it difficult to be happy. But it helps knowing that there is an organization at work like Adopt A Rescue Pet with the caring, dedicated, animal-loving people that it has.
Along with tax deductible monetary contributions, I’ve also donated a complete living room suite of gently used furniture and accessories for volunteers and care takers to use and was successful in encouraging my hotel employer to donate hundreds of used blankets, comforters, bedspreads and other guest room linens for the comfort and care of the animals while they wait for their permanent home.
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
Shelters are full of wonderful, but misunderstood dogs. They have been dumped because they didn't fit into the previous human's lifestyle. This group is one of many that take in those poor dogs that have been discarded and forgotten. This tireless group of volunteers do everything in their power to ensure this dog's next home will be the best match for both the humans and the dog involved. They are the voice for the animal that can not communitate what type of home envirnoment would make them most happy. I'm proud to volunteer for an organization that truly puts the animals' best interest at heart everyday!
I became involved in volunteering with Adopt A Rescue Pet (ARP) several months ago. They are an organization that is truly devoted to their cause. Everyone goes above and beyond in their dedication, hard work and their commitment. They are all a wonderful group of people that care deeply about what they do. I feel very fortunate to have become a part of ARP and I am so appreciative of everyday I am involved. They have had a great impact on my life because of the amazing people they are and because of the extraordinary efforts everyone puts forth to achieve their ultimate goal.. of finding a forever home for the countless number of homeless dogs that need their help.
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This is the best organization I have donated to. The thing that I love the most about them is when I donate money they do not spend all my donation on sending me things in the mail (tshirts, car decals, magnates, blankets, ect...) All the money my family and I donate go strait to help the dogs.
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I have never met a more dedicated team of volunteers in a local charity. No animal is ever turned away. This organization truly supports the homeless dogs of Nevada. They are concerned where their rescued dogs go and really do a back ground ground check on the future parent. They would rather keep taking care of animal verse putting said animal in a wrong home. I have seen them take a dog back years after it was adopted out. They also will provide an injured animal every possible medical need it would require before putting the animal down. For the reasons listed, I have no problem donating to this wonder animal rescue organization.