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Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Inc.

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to saving dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in Georgia. We operate through a network of volunteers and foster homes in the metro Atlanta area. Our efforts are funded by tax-deductible contributions from compassionate people and organizations who care and want to help make a difference... one pet at a time. Our mission is two-fold: 1) To educate the public on the plight of animals that have found themselves in high kill shelters throughout Georgia and on the responsibilities involved with pet ownership, such as spay/neuter and heartworm prevention. 2) To save as many animals as we can from high kill shelters and to see each animal through from the actual rescue to the loving foster home and ultimately to the "forever" home they were meant to have.

Results: Since our inception in 2009, Angels Among Us Pet Rescue has saved over 12,000 animals as a mostly volunteer-based organization. With no physical facilities to maintain, we operate through a network of volunteers and foster homes.

Target demographics: rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for homeless pets

Direct beneficiaries per year: save over 2,000 homeless pets

Geographic areas served: metro Atlanta, GA,

Programs: fostering, veterinary care, spay/neuter, and adoptions.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jan Nelsen C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted a very skittish, fearful Irish terrier with skin problems. Her foster did a great job getting her skin back on track with the aid of the Angels Amoung Us Vet team. Her foster was helpful and worked with us on timing issues for adoption finalization. Once we got Molli home we got a better handle on what her needs were. We requested assistance with the training team and we had a complimentary consutation in our home where the trainer could see her behavior. The trainer put us on track with addressing certain issues which have helped. There will be needs along the way for more training and Angels make referrals to trainers the trust and who also give financial discounts for rescue dogs. I am very pleased with the adoption process and the follow up assistance given us.
I also foster for Angels Amoung Us Pet Rescue and would highly encourage others to join our team! We are very supportive of eachother and always ready with helpful tips and encouragement. There are opportunities to for training to to be a better foster. Always need new fosters to help save more dogs and make them ready for their very own "happy tail!"

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best pet Rescue! I have transported, fostered, mentored & adopted through AAU. This organization is a FAMILY that supports each other, their rescues & their adoptive families. I would give AAU 10 Stars!

Meghan L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 dogs from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue and both times received top notch customer service and the dogs have been amazing family members. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a four legged family member.

Client Served

Rating: 5

December 26, 2013 we adopted our 5th dog at the time, Saffy from AAU. We were following the facebook feed not looking for another dog until Saffy showed up along with her sad story of losing her human mommy to cancer and now she had no where to call home. Saffy became an Angels dog and what an amazing experience it was from filling out the application and then getting a phone call to discuss why we would be a great home for Saffy. Then talked with her foster parents and arranged to meet the day after Christmas and as long as everything went fine she would be ours. Proud to say we adopted Saffy that day and she has been a blessing ever since. If you are looking to adopt - Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is the place to start. So professional, caring and great communication through the entire process.

Lisa A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted an Angels dog and he has made a wonderful addition to our family! Everyone we spoke to and worked with was helpful and very nice.

1 Stacey W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Three years ago I wanted to expand my fur family. I already had one dog. I saw the Angels page on my Facebook feed and came across a story about a pregnant dog and started following the story on Facebook. Once he pups were born and old enough to be introduced, I went to the foster moms house and fell in love with the pups, adopted two, and in the process made a new friend in the foster mom. I also learned how wonderful this organization is and decided to become more involved. I have been a volunteer for two years and have had many fosters of my own. I am so proud to be a part of this organization.Angels makes sure that every pup gets to a loving home. I am so honored to have had the opportunity to be an adopter. My boys have completed my family. What a great fit. The support was amazing when I felt overwhelmed. I asked for help integrating two new pups into my home, Angels stepped right up to help. My boys were just three in june and their foster mom and I are still friends. See, that's what happens. You make new friends, find new family members, save lives. There's nothing more rewarding. Adopting through Angels has truly opened my heart and my world to saving animals. "Rescue one until there are none. "

Client Served

Rating: 5

Angels Among Us took excellent care of my baby, and they actually saved her life TWICE! First, they saved her from a rural, South Georgia shelter. Then they saved her life again by treating her for heartworms before I adopted her. AAUPR doesn't just go to shelters and cherry pick dogs. They also go in and save the ones that otherwise would never make it out alive. My entire experience with adopting from them was flawless from start to finish. These are people who are incredibly passionate about saving lives and finding the perfect addition to families who are ready to add a pet to their lives.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my wonderful dog from AAU! They have so many wonderful pets in foster care and the foster moms truly love the dogs and cats.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Lola in March 2016 from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. My fiance and I had been talking about adopting a puppy for some time. We heard great things about Angels Among Us so we began our search with them. After being approved to adopt, we began to browse through their Facebook and webpage. There were SO many cute puppies and dogs to look at, but we went ahead and submitted a few of the puppies we were interested in. Within no time, we found ourselves going to see a litter of puppies. This was truly the beginning to an amazing experience. We met their foster mom, Adria, who is by far one of the most caring and compassionate people I have met. She was very welcoming and full of great information about each puppy. After holding a few of the squirmy boys, I asked her if we could hold one of the girl puppies --who is now our Lola. :-) I knew right then that she had to be ours and we would do everything to make that possible. Adria is one of the main reasons we felt so sure about adopting and choosing Lola to be ours. Within two days, we met with Adria and welcomed Lola to our home. We kept in close contact with Adria for the few weeks after--and I am still in touch with her today! :-) It was by far the best decision we have made yet as a couple. Lola grew a little bigger each day and is now a 65 lb ball of love. When the time is right, we will begin another search for Lola's sibling with Angels Among Us. I highly recommend this organization and could not have had a better experience! Thank you AAU!!

1 louloumomof3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughters ages 12, nine, and seven began volunteering for angels two years ago. We foster pregnant moms and puppies. We do this not only to give back to our community, but to also bring wearing it's not only to our family but our friends that there is a much greater need for animal rescue and many people think. Angels Among Us has countless volunteers that donate so much time and effort to this organization to make it what it is. A truly amazing group of people, that many times never get to see each other or meet each other. But the sense of community and willingness to help from Foster to foster, transportation, screening applications, and so much more is beyond amazing. This organization does so much behind the scenes to make sure that these animals are given a fair chance at life. Not only are we fosters but we actually faster filled one of our dogs. He now completes our own for family, and we continue to take on the responsibility of getting pregnant mothers and puppies a chance to have an amazing life! The white shepherd is our foster fail, my girls and me at an adoption event and the last of our 3 latest puppies still up for adoption. Angels Among Us is an awesome organization.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year we decided it was time for a new member of our family. We decided to let my husband choose his first puppy. We fell in love with the pictures of a beagle litter. I applied on line and got approved within a couple of days. I was contacted by the foster the next day who told us to meet her at an adoption event that weekend. She was about an hour late, and we had arrived early to make sure we got the puppy we wanted, so that was irritating. I spent the time talking with the other fosters. These are committed people!
Once the puppies arrived, the fosters who had been there already made sure that that the puppy foster knew we were first. Luckily, everyone else who was there for that litter wanted something different, so we all went home with our favorite pup.
To my delight, this puppy was already paper trained. I have rescued many dogs in my life, but none have been as well socialized and trained at such a young age as this one. When it was time for neutering, I asked for another month based on my research on health needs of this breed. They agreed, and a month later they arranged the neuter around my schedule and at a well-regarded vet fairly close to me.
This was a great adoption experience for me. The fee is a bargain considering the neuter is covered. I highly recommend.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I foster pregnant moms and puppies for this organization they goeabove and beyond to care for these dogs. Having had one have a csection and 2 very sick bottle feed puppies they spared no expense to make these babies well! I am also an adopter after foster failing my last mom. Love Angels they have such a great group of fosters who spend hours of their time caring for theses animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've fostered with Angels for over a year and half and this is an amazing organization! Everyone will go above and beyond to help any volunteer and their fosters. The dogs gets the best vet care in GA, training if needed and always lots of love! We get not only the cute fluffy dog/pups but also the hurt, broken dog who no one wants, the parvo pups, and the older dogs. AAU goes above and beyond to save dogs and to find them a great home

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered almost 100 dogs for Angels Among Us and the support from everybody involved, the outstanding level of veterinary care, the incredible willingness the save the more difficult cases, the determination to help the emotionally and physically "broken" ones, makes AAU the BEST rescue I have ever worked with . The way they go above and beyond to save a dog or cat is absolutely the way a pet rescue should be . Best pet rescue ever !!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angels Among Us has been a wonderful organization to work with! They all are so kind and caring, it's easy to see they really want what is best for the animals in their care. As a volunteer for over 5 years, I can't imagine working with another rescue! My family and I love Angels Among Us!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have been trying to work with AAU since 5-7-17, my on-line application was approved on that day with a follow-up phone call. Today is 6-22-17 and I'm still searching. I don't know what happened. I found, I thought, my dog, but I was refused by the foster because of the reason she said she was going to keep the dog. Then I got a phone call about two weeks later from the same foster and she said that fostering the dog didn't work out and I said "are you trying to tell me I can have the dog" and she said" no" I'm tryng to tell you that you can't have the dog because you don't have kids" I again was heartbroken over the same dog two weeks later. I asked her why did you call me I was told 2 week before i couldn't have the dog, and I'm heart broken all over again. This is not right. I was nice about It but I did tell her I thought she was wrong but she had the power and I wish she had not called me all over again about the same dog. Well it wasn't five minuets later I get a text from the foster of the second dog I had wanted and she told me she let someone else have the dog because she was going out of town and the dog had to be gone by that Saturday and they were willing to take him right then, medical problems and all. So I lost that one too.
THIRD INTEREST
So I saw a set of three boy pups that I wanted to see all at the same time to see their personalities. So we set up a time, the foster didn't make it. We set up another appt.(everything was at and on her schedule) so I ran around town until she could meet with me . So I finally got to see them and I told her I wanted to see the most docile, quiet, and calm one. She showed me that one and I held it, it actually crawled around my neck and them went to sleep in my lap. She also showed me another one and she actually" said that pup was "hell on wheels" so I told her I wanted the one I had, the one I was holding, the docile one, and we made a appt. for me to get the dog. She said the dog was not mine until I paid for it so I gave her my credit card. I paid so this particular dog was now mine. She brought me the dog and did the home check and they left. I had everything a pup could want to be happy. The dog actually turned out to be a 4 lb., CUJO. So I got to thinking!!! I looked on the paperwork and medicine she left and she actually gave me the WRONG DOG!!! She gave me the dog she had told me that was "hell on wheels" . She knew what she had done too . She wanted to get rid of that dog so she gave it to me. So I lost out on my dog that I told her I wanted, the third time, because that was a way to get rid of the "CUJO". She did it intentional and never denied it. That is what "most Foster" do , WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO, NOT WANT IS APPROPRIATE OR WHAT ADOPTOR ASK FOR! I HAVE BEEN PUT THROUGH HELL AND BACK AGAIN. THE ONLY WAY IT WILL GO GOOD IS IF YOU GO TO THE EVENT'S, WHICH I DID, AND ADOPT ON THE SPOT!! AND THEN I'M NOT SO SURE IT WILL GO GOOD THEN. THIS HAS BEEN AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE FOR ME, I HAVE BEEN LIED TO MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT,-- APPTS. HAVE BEEN SET UP AND THE FOSTER DON'T SHOW UP BECAUSE THEIR FAMILY LIFE GETS IN THE WAY, IF YOU ARE PREPARED TO GO THROUGH WHAT I WENT THRU ----GO FOR IT!!!! BUT I WILL NEVER, NEVER GO AROUND THEM AGAIN, OR REALLY WHAT THEY NEED ARE DONATONS. IT SHOULD BE ABOUT THE ANIMALS BUT SOMEHOW THAT HAS GOTTEN LOST!!!! IT'S ABOUT THE FOSTERS!!!! SOMEONE HIGHER UP NEEDS TO READ THIS AND AT LEAST LOOK INTO IT!!! upiI didn't have kids, I found another, I thought my dog, it had some medical problems, I wanted to think about it and by then the foster called me and said she had given the dog to someone else because she had to leave town by that Saturday and the dog had to be gone.

1 Kira K M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Angels gave me the love of my life and I will love them forever in return. Thank you my my sweet Aly

1 Tami17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Angels led me to my sweet Max. He was thrown out of a moving car with his 2 siblings and Angels saved him. My life would not be the same without them or my little man!

1 SueBovaFasano

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a donor and volunteer for Angels Among Us and recently fostered a wonderful Cocker Spaniel named Becker a few months ago. Angels saved this little one and rehabilitated this loving dog that would have most certainly been euthanized without their help. This Rescue is devoted to saving as many animals in need as they possilbly can, and all walk the talk here working tirelessly to accomplish their mission. A charity very worthy of your donations and time.

3 Lynette M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

March 20, 2016, I offered to foster a little dog that had been found in an apartment complex and that had been attacked by two larger dogs. His intestines were exposed and he was in horrific pain, with puncture wounds all over his tiny body, but he was still alive. Animal control had no means to help this little dog and called Angels Among Us Pet Rescue to help. Angels took him to an emergency veterinarian, where he had his spleen removed, lost part of his intestines and where it was learned that he lacerated a kidney. 8 days later, I brought him home with me to recover. He was frail, and barely eating, but once he realized that he was safe, and in a loving home, his recovery was swift and 31 days later, little Geoff was adopted by an amazing family with 3 children who love him dearly. I have fostered 17 dogs for Angels over almost 4 years and he was one of the sweetest, most loving creatures I've had the pleasure to help. What an incredible organization Angels is to be able to help a dog who had no chance without the support of donors and fosters. Wouldn't trade this job for anything!