Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Almost Home Animal Rescue League

3,337 pageviews

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

  • EIN 32-0034753
  • (248) 932-1965
  • 5600 W Maple Rd Ste B211 W Bloomfield MI 48322 USA

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Programs: During the current year we boarded over 400 new animals and more than 350 animals were adopted. In addition we housed and furnished veterinary services for all the animals we boarded.

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just an update to tell how loved and spoiled Zoe is. She is one happy puppy! We’ve had her about two years. She came here a very insecure, afraid to be left a minute puppy. She still doesn’t love being alone but she has become head of the house and her older fur sister. We thank Almost Home for Zoe.

1 Lori S.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my boy Roy from Almost Home, and I couldn't be happier with being paired up with him. I wasn't even sure I wanted a dog, and yet now I have my new best friend. They were great with my brother and I. They even opened up on a Sunday to meet with us. I'm so grateful that I found this shelter.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost Home was great in helping us find our perfect pets! They're website was easy to navigate and they responded to emails quickly. We were able to get additional info on the dogs that we were interested in, and we ended up adopting a bonded pair after meeting them at one of the shelter's community events. We are so thankful to have found our fur-babies!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our journey with almost home dog rescue
and rehab INC. ❤️������

Long story short. My daughter and I found this beautiful girl on the side of the road, thrown out like garbage. We called Southfield animal control, they picked her up and she was taken to the vet, then to Almost Home. This baby was our first rescue. ❤️ They named her IDA. ❤️ We followed up on IDA through phone calls for about the first couple weeks.. Then Almost Home allowed us to visit her, we visited IDA once a week. They let us spend time with her in the grey room and outside. We were able to bring her roasted chicken, blankets and toys. My daughter also donated treats, blankets and towels for the other babies. Being our first rescue we were attached to IDA. Almost Home was AMAZING! about letting us visit, we showed up on different days, different times and every time we were able to See IDA. Every time we showed up all the babies we being loved, fed, washed and played with.. I could go on and on about Almost Home and the way they truly care about every baby that walks through that door! They don’t turn them away they don’t kill them they love them no matter how long they are there! I want to share a few pictures of IDA’s journey. IDA now has a foster daddy that updates us on her, thanks to Almost Home. They made that possible. I love being able to see IDA’s beautiful face. From being thrown out like garbage to getting an amazing new foster daddy that keeps her involved in the journeys of the babies at Almost Home is a precious gift. ❤️������
We need more Almost Home’s and their amazing, loving and selfless humans.

2 Jackie Button B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter we adopted Moose!!! Yay! So excited to have this big boy in our family. Thanks to the great people at Almost Home...Gina and Morgan were so helpful. Even did a home visit and brought Moose to the house a couple of times. He is settling in nicely. Our baby Carly passed away last week and she was also a Presa Canario. How lucky we were to find Moose!! ❤️❤️❤️

2 Shannon H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We can’t say thank you enough to Almost Home Shelter and to our pup, Wally’s, foster mom, Donna, for everything they do to help these pups and for taking such good care of Wally and all the critters waiting for their forever homes. You’re all saints in my book.

2 Destiny E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing animal shelter. So thankful for the dog they gave me the opportunity to adopt and being super easy going. They seemed to really care for the dog I adopted from them and it felt good to know that he was cared for and loved for before I was able to adopt him. Super nice people. Would for sure go to them if I were to ever adopt another pet. Cypress and I fell in love as soon as we first met! They really care for the animals in their shelter and always make sure that they go to a good home instead of just letting anyone adopt them. People sometimes get upset when they aren’t approved to adopt an animal but the shelter just wants best for the animal and it may be just because they don’t want the animal around other animals, or they don’t want the animal left at home very long and they just want to make sure whoever they let adopt is going to spend time with the animal and train it. Definitely recommend adopting an animal from them.

2 Karen Shudra P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost Home is a very caring place for these animals. I adopted two of my dogs from them and when most recently, I wanted another dog in my home, they were the people I thought of and low and behold, I got my sweet baby from them. When I met him, I watched him with the woman working and I told her I could see that she had made a bond with him already. Here is me with my puppy.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

An amazing place they truly care about getting their animals to a good furever home! My family and I love going to the meet and greet events! Thank you Almost home for all that you do!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Almost Home Animal Rescue League (No Kill) is a WONDERFUL animal charity for anyone who loves animals and is concerned about the plight of unwanted, homeless, hungry, and abused dogs and cats! I have been an enthusiastic supporter for many years! I have visited the shelter to deliver homemade treats for the dogs and cats. I have seen the shelter and its staff in operation! It is obvious that the staff is there for the animals and they do what they do with love! I have also followed them on Facebook for years! They take animals which other shelters don't want and have also rescued animals who were scheduled to be euthanized at other places. Their philosophy is that animals are as important as humans and that they all deserve loving, happy homes with the perfect human!
All of the animals receive the best medical care (no matter expense), rehabilitation, behavioral therapy, great food and water, and TONS OF LOVE in the form of hugs, kisses, and play sessions by the dedicated volunteers! All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and receive a COMPLETE bill of health BEFORE they are released!

Potential adopters are carefully screened through an application process, visits to the shelter to observe interaction between the animal and the human, and in some cases a home visit. Almost Home will not release ANY animal unless they are sure it is a match made in HEAVEN! They have adopted out hundreds of animals who would have otherwise succumbed to their illnesses, died on the streets, or who would have been routinely euthanized at most other shelters!

Almost Home has been a generous benefactorfor the community of Southfield, Michigan. They have asked nothing from the city and do not receive services or funds from them! The operations of the shelter depend solely on its supporters! Almost Home has saved the city thousands and thousands of dollars every year by taking in unwanted, abused, and sick animals! Once an animal is adopted the story doesn't always end either. They encourage adopters to post updates on social media. There was even an instance where an animal who had a history of escaping was adopted out and escaped again. Almost Home was diligent in mounting a search to find the dog and return him to the shelter safely. That animal is in a happy home today and has abandoned his runaway days!

People who find themselves in the situation of having to surrender their pets KNOW and TAKE COMFORT IN THE FACT that they will NEVER be KILLED, and they will never be released until the perfect owner/owners are located! There are many people who have adopted animals from Almost Home,, and would come to Almost Home again in a hearttbeat if they ever wanted to adopt a rescue animal again!

These are just a few of the reasons why I am one of Almost Home No Kill Rescue League's
many thousands of supporters! I am so grateful that they are here doing what they do! I hope that they continue their mission of love for the animals for many, many years to come!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a foster for Almost Home and they are a great Shelter to work with. The staff takes so much time to make sure each animal is safe and healthy. We took on a pregnant dog who gave birth to 6 puppies. This was our first time in this situation and Almost Home was very supportive. We got all the pups and the mama into forever homes!

2 Emily Z.1

Client Served

Rating: 4

My fiancé and I adopted our sweet little Cap from Almost Home when he was 3 months old. The adoption process was smooth as could be, and we knew as soon as we decided he was ours that Almost Home would always be there to support us if we had questions, needed advice, or needed referrals to vets/behavioralists.

I respect and admire AH so much because they don’t pick and choose. Their rescues aren’t based on breed, age, or health status. They rescue these animals because they know every life is precious. I can’t recommend them enough!!

2 Jessica W.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Russell from Almost Home about 4 months ago and I’m so happy I did. I had spent months and months looking for a dog that was the right fit for me. I saw Russell through petfinder and filled out an application through Almost Home. The application was long but it made me feel reassured that they were looking for responsible dog owners and to create matches that would last for a dog’s lifetime. After I submitted my application, I received a call the very next day. They wanted to offer me to come in and meet him but to also let me know that he didn’t seem to do very well with men when he was in a foster home. I was impressed about how up front they were and wanted to make sure that if I were to rescue him, I’d knew what I was getting in to. When I went to meet him that same weekend, all of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. I had never owned a dog before but has done a lot of reading and put forethought into the decision. They allowed me to walk him around the property and spend a lot of time with him outside as the staff answered all my silly questions. To be honest, I went there not knowing what to expect or if I would end up adopting. But I fell in love with Russell and wanted to take him home. Since I hadn’t planned on it, I didn’t have anything ready at home. Even though they weren’t open to the public the next day, they let me do all the paperwork and come in the next day to pick him up after I could get supplies for him that evening. He has been the best doggo and AH has continued to be responsive. I had a few questions about his history after adopting him and they were able to answer all of them over the phone from his records. When I called, I could tell they were genuinely interested in how he was doing despite him not being in their care anymore. I would recommend this wonderful shelter to anyone looking for an animal companion. I learned that Russell was up for euthanasia at another shelter before AH pulled him. After adopting him, I cannot believe anyone could put him down and I am so grateful that AH saved him.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost Home is the most loving shelter I have ever been to! They are absolutely wonderful to all the animals that come to their facility and they are no matter what willing to do whatever it takes to rehabilitate, love and care for however long it takes to make sure each animal gets a furever home! These animals are truely loved and cared for! They work very hard to find fosters and adopters so their animals have the best homes! They are an amazing organization!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had had a very bad experience with another so-called rescue before I turned to Almost Home. The staff there were so compassionate and kind, as well as very organized and responsible. Because they had taken in my dog as a surrender from a previous family they provided me with vet records and information about his behavioral problems so I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. Four years later, my dog and I are extremely happy and love each other! When the time comes for me to have another dog in the future I will turn to Almost Home. Best rescue I have ever worked with! I also donate when I am able.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost Home is the most incredible and loving people who I have seen with my one eyes!
I have 2 of their special babies! I have Ellie who when I adopted her, was only supposed to be a pet! To my surprise, she became a Service Dog for me!

Then, I have Victor, who was rescued from being put to sleep by Almost Home, who brought him up from Ohio. If he would've stayed there, he would have been euthanized. You see someone had broke his back and tossed him in a ditch to die. Because of his medical needs, no one else was willing to take him on, Almost Home did not bat an eye at that and went and got the sweet boy. Almost Home took him to surgeons and neurologists to help him. They even got him physical therapy for him. During all this Victor also came down with pneumonia and ended up in MSU emergency care. Almost Home took care of the bills for all of this. Victor today because of the care he was given, is now a happy, healthy boy who can do almost anything any other dog can do, except jump.

These people are incredible! No other rescue would go through the trouble that these people do every day!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where to even begin to sing praise for this extraordinary organization. The things that have been accomplished by this mom & daughter duo and a crew of awesome volunteers is beyond amazing. They are truly a best friend to all animals, saving so many beautiful souls and placing them in loving homes. We have 2 AH babies, Windy & Dusty, and they are the most loving dogs we've ever owned. To think how close these beautiful dogs were to being killed just because they were homeless is heartbreaking and I will forever be grateful to AH for saving them for me. If you're looking for a furever companion, look no further, AH is the place!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I discovered almost home on Facebook when I was looking for a dog. I initially fostered my current dog but within a couple of weeks I ended up adopting her. I can say that almost home is a caring organization which helps find good homes for all furry friends

4 Brooke P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My fiancé and I discovered almost home one day as we were driving. We weren’t really looking for anything specific but then we saw our now dogs face. They worked with us for about an hour and are the kindest people! If it wasn’t for them we would have Everly and she wouldn’t have us.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Almost Home is the best rescue in Oakland County Michigan! No-kill philosophy, and awesome staff! The animals are all loved until they find their furever homes!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was unaware of Almost Home but liked that they were 100% No-Kill when I saw posts on Facebook. I stopped in one Saturday years ago and was so impressed. The lobby was full of potential adopters and the workers in the office were extremely caring and respectful of everyone. They certainly have A LOT of patience. It is difficult running a non-profit with so many people going in there, not understanding the challenges of rescue work and running a city shelter. Almost Home has a unique hybrid model of operating (as a City's shelter/animal control AND being an independent No-Kill rescue), like no other that I'm aware of. The challenges are not ones that the average rescue or shelter could possibly understand. Almost Home does it so gracefully. In addition, they have a HUGE success record of finding all of their animals properly suited furever homes in the past 13 years they've been operating in the City shelter building (prior to that, they were a foster based rescue for 10 years).

Since then, I slowly and gradually began to volunteer. I have volunteered there now for 7 years and have seen and worked in all aspects of running the shelter (fostered, adopted, adoption counselor, social media, financials, fundraising, application evaluations, kennel work, events, PR, everything). It has become my second "job" by choice; I am a Pharmacist by profession when not volunteering. It is difficult, thankless work, but the hearts and fulfillment of getting these cast-away animals into successful loving homes, regardless of how long it takes, is truly the only satisfying reward anyone with a pure heart could ask for. The staff here self-sacrifice like no other. Their work never ends. It's 24/7, and based on what I've seen, I have the utmost respect for Almost Home. The kennel workers are amazing as they bond with the dogs like they are their own. Those animals become temporary family members until their Furever homes are found. The dogs absolutely adore the staff workers there, as well. They learn how to trust humans, and over time become very attached to them as they feel secure with those caring for them.

There is no other organization like Almost Home who live up to what they say they do. They are completely Never-Kill (unlike other orgs who claim to be No-Kill but often make exceptions). There is also no financial cap amount of money they will not spend on an animal to get them whatever medical or rehab care they need. They fundraise tirelessly year round, and you wouldn't believe the thousands upon thousands of their own bank account money they put towards the animals when needed. They will do whatever they have to do to save these animals' lives.

Sarah, a paralyzed English Bulldog who was stuffed in a cat carrier much too small for her and left on their driveway overnight, is a perfect example of the 'love knows no bounds or financial cap' commitment to the animals. Those who judge them unfavorably, do not understand non-profit work, nor the uniquely challenging hybrid model of operations they are running. Until one runs a shelter themselves and take on the types of responsibility and liability that these Angels gladly take on, the off the cuff and disgruntled judgements are extremely skewed based on a limited scope of reflection. Unfortunately, those negatively motivated to damage an Organization can do so without restraint on the Web. Have mercy on those who are on the front lines of making this world a better place. It's work not the average person would sign up to do.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I became a foster mom for Almost Home back in May of 2012, after one of my beloved furry family members passed away. I was happy to help Pete who was stressed living in a cage in the shelter for the first time in his life. I’m so happy we found each other. By June I was a foster failure and Pete was mine. He is my best friend and I’m so grateful to Almost Home for him and for all the great work they do for animals. They are all about the animals and do not turn away those in need. They also do their best to ensure the animals will be successful in their new homes before adopting them out. I am so grateful and will support Almost Home for many years to come!

Review from Guidestar

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My fiancee and I adopted our Ali Boog for almost home in August of 2016.Let me just say we couldn't be happier or imagine life without her! She is the absolute best dog ever!We are so grateful to almost home for letting her be part of our family.We know that without no kill shelters such as almost home, dogs like our Ali wouldn't stand a chance just simply based on appearance.She is nothing but a love bug!I just want to thank you guys for all your hard work and dedication to finding your animals their perfect forever homes!

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

They did a wonderful job! Our shih tzu was properly cared for and is a dream dog! We knew that there were numerous applications for him and we're just so excited that he is now a part of our family! The only reason they didn't get 5 stars is because I was told
that the adoption fee including neutering and when I was signing the paperwork I was informed it is not. Other than that I couldn't be happier!

Michele141

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Almost Home Shelter is great....if you're a white person with a suburban address looking to adopt a pet.
They encouraged my special needs child (ASD) to spend time, and bond with a dog at their shelter- then saw our Detroit address, and proceeded to tell us that they had 30 applications on that dog, that they don't do onsite adoptions, and we'd have to attend their adoption event the following day. Despite the fact that we own our home, have excellent vet/personal references, and their encouragement of the interaction between my son and the dog- we were told the next day at the adoption event that the dog had been adopted an hour before we got there.....and that it was our fault that my son was devastated and crying- we shouldn't have introduced him to the dog before the adoption was final- we had set him up for disappointment. Ummmm- no. They are the ones that recommended that particular dog to us, and encouraged my son by telling him to give the dog treats, and play with him- further, they then told us that adoption is on a first come first served basis, and that if we were truly interested in the dog we would've gotten to the event earlier. I told them the day prior, that I was working until 2pm, and 3pm was the soonest I could get to the event....Also, if adoption is first come, first served, we were at the Shelter the day BEFORE the adoption event, and ready to adopt Raymond on the spot. We informed the Shelter staff of the fact that our golden retriever had recently passed at 14 from cancer, and that my son had been attacked and nearly killed by a dog a year ago- so the fact that my son had made a connection with Raymond was amazing. They didn't care. They had numerous excuses, which all were just to hide their racist and discriminatory adoption practices. Several of my neighbors have also confirmed that they were refused by Almost Home Shelter, once it was known that they live in Detroit. They are monsters, who aren't acting in the best interest of anyone but themselves. Sad for the animals, and the many qualified people who would love to give these animals a loving forever home- but are being denied due to ignorance and bias.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having worked at Almost Home is so gratifying! I love spending time with the animals, and if not for Almost Home these adorable dogs and cats would be suffering on the streets (homeless), beaten by their owners or used for bait, attacking residents pets, running rapid with rabies/diseases or worse. Almost Home took over the dog pound for Southfield in which 80% of the animals turned in were put to their death. The city turned it over to Almost Home because they are a No-Kill shelter and believes strongly in stopping Euthanasia. Almost Home makes the best of what they can with what they are given. They have not had any new renovations from the city, and It is not a new building in fact the city needs to give the animals new cages and fix the place up because Almost Home saves them so much money a year.

The employees are so passionate about their jobs, and care deeply about the animals truly amazing! The money Almost Home spends is astronomical on each animal, and they ask for just a small adoption fee. People who complain or have only worked a day or a couple days of rescue has NO clue how much work goes into maintaining an animal shelter and is not a valid source. In my opinion and many others, It is despicable to try and bring down a wonderful organization who does such great work! Almost Home is very particular with where the animals go to ensure they don't get passed around or worse put to sleep due to negligence.

I look at some of these reviews and it makes me sick to my stomach of the immaturity of these people who lack any intellectual intelligence of why Almost Home is there. Again, the animals would all be put to sleep if they left, I guess people are selfish and simply do not care. I see most the complaints are from prior employees who worked there for less then a week, and couldn't handle the work, or adopters who were not approved. I look at it this way if I got service I wasn't happy about, you bet I would write a negative review...WHY? most the people who love Almost Home and have been a part of rescue for years don't write GOOD reviews. Reviews are mainly for people who love to complain or feel the need to hurt others. It really saddens me how people can abuse people, and they are as bad as the people who abuses these helpless animals. Take it from me check out Almost Home, and meet all the wonderful staff, make your own mind up and you will be so happy you did!

Being a part of Rescue is a very difficult job, one that most rescuers give up there lives for. The biggest challenge I bet is working with the public and having to let people down for all the right reasons. Almost Home does not want to be liable if an animal bites someones kids, and can you blame them? All these animals they save, are so grateful for the wonderful volunteers like myself, and the staff who cares for them until their ready for there new homes.

Almost Home receives absolutely NO funding at all from the city or the government. They ask the community for donations so they can continue to do what they do best and that is SAVING LIVES. What are you doing to make a difference? I recommend volunteering for once and see how much work goes into maintaining and running a facility, and try screening applications, and assessing the animals and deciding on homes. Try not to cry when you see sick and injured pets being surrendered, but you know what....Someone has to do it!! We all cry, and we all have feelings. It's time to think about the people who run this facility and see all the hard work they do to save them. Thank goodness for Organizations like Almost Home. A true No-Kill Animal Rescue!

Visit them today and adopt your new furry friend! Make a difference by donating, volunteering, fostering, and of course adopting!

2 Natasha19

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This has been the absolute worst experience with a shelter. Despite being interested in 3 dogs, submitting 2 applications, 1 meeting in the office, and attending an off-site adoption event I am still without a new dog.

This past Tuesday I went into the office to meet with a dog (Griffy) I had seen online. I fell in love with him and it was suggested by an office volunteer that I come back the next day with my current dog to make sure that the 2 dogs would get along. A note was also left for the manager to give me a call the next day as she was not in, no return call was ever received so I called to inquire regarding the process. I was not allowed to speak with the manager but was told that Griffy had received 15 applications and they were being reviewed to find the best home. I was also told that there was no need for me to waste my time bringing my current dog in until I knew whether my application was chosen.....I accepted that because every shelter has a process however on Saturday when I was planning to drop by the shelter again so they could see my face and know I was serious I became aware that Griffy was going to be in attendance at an off-site adoption event (whatever happened to those 15 fathom applications). I packed up my sons and my dog and we headed to the event to get our dog. We arrived early to make sure no one would claim him first. Once my application was pulled the manager and another one of the workers huddled in the corner whispering presumably about my app. When the ladies came over they rattled off a list of questions, all of which were included on the 90 question application that I had ALREADY filled out. I successfully answered all of their questions (who lives in the home, is the yard fenced, where will the dog stay and sleep, etc.) and having no legitimate reason to deny me I was NOW told that Griffy was previously abused, viciously bites and cannot be adopted to a home with children. This information was not relayed on FB, the shelter website, in previous conversation with staff, or on his paperwork at the adoption event NOR did he attempt to bite me, my children, or my boyfriend on the 2 occasions that I had played with him. It is my opinion that for whatever reason the shelter is not interested in adopting to ME. They tell me my application is great, they even sent me that in writing, but when I pick out a dog I'm told NO. Not to mention that the staff is uninformed and depending on who you talk to you will get a different answer. The process is extremely confusing and convoluted. And it seems that the process varies depending on who you are and whether they personally like you or not---for some the process can be completed in a day and for others it is far longer. I would highly suggested that you seek a furry friend elsewhere because it doesn't seem like this shelter is interested in finding homes for these animals but rather they get a kick out of giving families the runaround and breaking hearts.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my 3 year old Shitzu from almost home a week ago. I am extremely happy with her. Marla and her crew took good care of her and I can't thank them enough. They are a very caring group and make the animals feel safe and loved. Thank you again. I would highly recommend them . It's Almost Home Rescue off of Franklyn Rd. In Southfield. Fondly Eileen Rosenbaum.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked at the shelter over 2 years and volunteered for a year and been part of this incredible Non profit organization for over 15 years. Almost Home goes above and beyond for these animals. They spend thousands of dollars on one animal and the adoption fee is a few hundred dollars which doesn't cover any of the medical done on the animal or the amount of money they spend on paying staff to care for the pets. There philosophy is that every life is precious no matter the age or breed. They take in animals off the streets, from animal control, high kill shelters, and owner surrenders. They do so much to ensure each and every animal is safe and happy until they find there forever homes. I have also adopted my dog Chico and a cat named Muffins. I would highly reccomend this organization for anyone looking for a dog or cat. They are incredible people who has sacrificed so much to do something so great and make a significant difference in the world. I feel so privledged to be a part of something bigger. If it was not for Almost Home over 80% of these animals would be put to death. Thank you Almost Home for all you do and continuing to look out for these abused, neglected, and mistreated animals and giving them a second chance!

4

Former staff

Rating: 1

They have hidden their reviews to keep this from the public as much as possible. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=110706089320722&substory_index=0&id=100011439936202

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Almost Home is the best shelter in Michigan! there is no place like this organization! they save countless dogs and cats from a far worse fate, and is 100% Never Kill. They are the only the shelter in Michigan who does not euthanize and cares so much about the animals! A lot of disgruntle past volunteers or ex employees may write reviews that are simply far from the truth. And it is really sad how people get mad and like to try and hurt places that are putting their hearts and sole into a No-Kill movement. It only hurts the animals. The dogs and cats have the very best care and the medical expenses are astronomical. You can go online and see for yourself the adoption statistics 98% Adoption Rates the other 2% is euthanasia due to no quality of life which is determined by a veterinarian, or they still have the dog/cat. Their is no shelter like Almost Home who will spend whatever it takes to make an animal better. If a staff or volunteer is not doing their jobs, and it is not working out just like any other business it's best we part ways for improvement of the morale. I think everyone should volunteer at a high kill shelter, where they put down healthy animals simply because they can. Then volunteer at a shelter like Almost Home where every life matters including people. Almost Home is an incredible organization, who cares deeply about the animals including placement. If your looking to adopt your next pet, adopt at Almost Home Animal Shelter.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that has a 100% no-kill mission. They do so much with so little and only have the best interest of animals in mind. They have finally found a trainer willing to work with their long-term animals to help rehabiliate them to an adoptible status. I have seen first hand animals who had been there for a long time, animals that everyone else would have euthanized, who are now thriving in loving homes. It can be a slow process for some of the animals but with patience it works and they've proven that time and again.

9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This rescue is not responsible in many ways.

Animal care is very low on their list of priorities. They have hired a sexual offender, Christopher Henry, to run the shelter and he has no dog experience, and very little compassion.

Dogs are locked up 23 hours a day.

Founders take ridiculous salaries for spending no time at the shelter and not working harder to get long term residents out.

Oh yea, if you speak up or help, you'll be banned or have defamation lawsuits filed against you.

Stay away, they are power hungry and don't know anything about their animals. They pull dogs from Ohio for a quick buck and these animals always come with fleas, mange, or other more serious issues.

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I adopted my dog from almost home. Although my dog was with them over a year, none of his behavior problems were ever disclosed to me at or before the adoption. They downplayed his problems, by saying , "oh he just doesn't like men" when they should have disclosed he had history of biting and EXTREME aggression with men. Why did they adopt out this dog? probably because he was truly an unadoptable dog and that conflicts with thier no kill mission.

5 Denise14

Donor

Rating: 5

Almost Home Animal Rescue League is a nonprofit organization which is dedicated to finding homes for all homeless animals. It is amazing to see how they manage to find adoptive homes for each special animal that they rescue from other places where the animals might not be so lucky because they would be killed. There are so many dedicated volunteers who not only take care of the animals that are sheltered there until they find their new "forever home" but they also are involved in important fundraising efforts to help cover the costs of necessary medical procedures in addition to providing for the animals' basic needs.

11

Client Served

Rating: 3

I adopted my dog from Almost Home and am so very thankful for their work as there are never enough people or organizations to help all of the homeless animals in need. I contribute to animal welfare causes on a regular basis and unfortunately I chose to bypass this organization in regards to financial support due to the following observations:
1. The shelter environment was crowded and chaotic. It was difficult to determine who was in charge (which can be perfectly understandable in this type of organization).
2. I was allowed to foster and then adopt my dog unaltered, with only a contract to spay, which I feel is unacceptable knowing of the serious overpopulation problem. (I was a responsible adopter and did the right thing but I don't think it shows enough of an effort on their part.)
3. Their no-kill philosophy sounds wonderful, and is certainly something to strive for, but unfortunately they house many animals with what I would classify as serious behavior problems, etc. for very long periods of time in a stressful facility.
4. They have a beautiful website and are registered as a 501(c)3 but beyond information about the founder, there is a lack of transparency about who the board of directors is, etc. Upon questioning various volunteers I learned that their board of directors are all family members, some of which are paid salaries. (This was the biggest red flag to me even though it could be perfectly innocent).