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Anthem Pets Animal Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Anthem Pets is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit rescue, serving Anthem, AZ since 2005. The mission of Anthem Pets is to implement a fully rounded animal welfare program that provides education and resources to the community and promotes responsible pet ownership. Volunteers work tirelessly to provide many services for animals and pet owners. They find foster and permanent homes for lost, abandoned and neglected animals and provide them with medical care. They answer calls at our pet hotline, collect and distribute pet food to residents in need, and provide low cost microchip and vaccination clinics.

Target demographics: Residents and pets in need.

Geographic areas served: Anthem, AZ

Programs: Rescue of abandoned or neglected animals; low cost microchip and vaccination clinics; a pet hotline to help those who have lost or found a pet; distribution of pet food to residents in financial need.

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jennifer M.19

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue group is always there for the Anthem community! Love seeing the compassion for all animals!!!

Patty A.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets Animal Rescue is the absolute best! A non-profit organization consisting of selfless individuals who work full-time jobs, have families, and on top of everything, still find the time to put in to assist helpless animals in different situations. Im extremely proud of the people who make it go round every day. Thank you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for this amazing organization for a few years now. They care so much about their rescues and will even help other people find homes for pets they can no longer keep. Anthem Pets has come a long way and I'm so proud to be a part of the team!

1 Jill V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets has been involved in the Anthem Community since the beginning. They are a terrific organization who do so much with absolutely NO permanent facilities. The awesome volunteers who are the heart of this organization give 110% to ensure every pet find their perfect furever home.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome non-profit that supports animals and community!

Donor

Rating: 5

Great local animal rescue! We love Anthem pets, they are great at communicating and advertising their pets that are up for adoption. They are easy to reach out to and have helped reunite many animals in Anthem. Awesome establishment.

Lysa M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted several kitten & cats from Anthem Pets. All of them were very week adjusted. They were all healthy, chipped, fixed & vaccinated prior to adoption.
Anthem Pets has always been available to answer any questions & have been a great educational resource. I highly recommend adopting any pet from Anthem Pets.

Donna193

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has been a few years now since we adopted our golden/corgi mix named Max from AnthemPets. When his foster brought him for a visit it was love at first sight. Sort of like the line from Jerry Maguire, “You complete me.” He has brought us joy every day and we so appreciate having such an amazing organization like Anthem Pets in our community. The volunteers are selfless and it is must all about the animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets helped us find our wonderful little guy, Max, a golden retriever/corgi mix. He rescued us from a quiet life with no long dog walks, no wagging tails, no wet noses, no dog biscuits, no snuggles with fur that has the pleasant fragrance of corn chips, no loving kisses, no excited jumping up and down when we return home, no real joy. Max has lit up our life immeasurably. Thank goodness the wonderful folks at Anthem Pets introduced us to our rescuer, Max. We are blissfully happy with our Anthem Pet.

Audrey Capobianco H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The team at Anthem Pet Resort work tirelessly to save as many pets as possible. They are the real deal and are constantly striving to find adequate fosters and families for abandoned dogs and cats.

Client Served

Rating: 5

AMAZING local charity Animal rescue They not only foster & adopt out animals but rescue from all over the valley and use their vast connections to help relocate animals from all over They have saved thousands of animals BUT they have also helped locate & reunite thousands of animals too I can’t say enough nice things about Anthem Pets they are truly angels on earth for pets

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization with amazing community events. I personally have not adopted from them but a friend of mine has on two occasions and her pets were loved and were well cared for while at the rescue.

Tad S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fostered & adopted 2 beautiful healthy kittens from Anthem pets...they are my go to for all my adoptions!!

Susanne G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome, caring and responsive!! Do not know what The furry babies they take care of would do without Anthem Pets Animal Rescue!

Lori DuCharme K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets is an incredible resource in our community. Selfless volunteers, reunite pets with their owners nearly every day! They bring much needed low-cost spay and neuter programs to our community along with micro chipping and educational resources. Their volunteer fosters are amazing!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first found out about Anthem Pets when my dog got out of the yard. The finder called Anthem Pets and reported him found, (we forgot to update our phone number!) and we did a quick online search and found Anthem Pets and reported the dog missing. In under an hour, we got a call from Anthem Pets who gave us the finder's info.

After that great experience, we updated the dog tags!, then I wanted to help. I worked with Anthem Pets for over a year fostering dogs and cats so they can find their forever homes. The support from Anthem Pets is just amazing. They do so much for the community to help reunite pets, find homes for surrendered and abandoned pets and so much more. I loved the organization so much that I am now the President.

I can't think of a better way to give back than working with Anthem Pets. The team of volunteers are just amazing and I can't say enough about the fosters who give their hearts and home to save these deserving animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets is an amazing organization! Whenever there is a lost or found pet, people in our community suggest calling them first. They are always willing to help either by finding the owner, fostering the pet, seeking medical attention when needed, or anything else that may be needed. They even help animals which are not found in our immediate area!

Sarah T.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets is very dedicated to helping pets in need. This organization has helped countless pets and have made so many families complete.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering for Anthem Pets for over 3 years. It is an awesome nonprofit organization with only volunteers to help.

1 Jill S.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been helping with Anthem Pets for over a decade. The work that this nonprofit does is INCREDIBLE considering the limited resources it has. There are DOZENS of adoption events, multiple community outreach events with low cost vaccination clinics, and an awesome group of volunteers who help those unlucky pets find their furever homes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

3 years ago we fostered two dogs, Poodle/Bischon brother & sister. It was such a wonderful experience we decided to keep them! Since it worked out so well we got involved as volunteers for Anthem Pets. As everyone is a volunteer we have seen this organization grow. In addition to rescuing dogs and cats they also have found several lost dogs and cats and were able to reunite them with their owners.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for this rescue and they are great. They provide a great service to the area, with helping lost and found pets, and providing low-cost clinics a few times a year. My parents fostered for them. They kept the dogs, could not be happier they did! Thank you Anthem Pets for enriching my parents lives.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets is an incredible nonprofit with a genuine commitment to animals and the community. The dedicated volunteers who run this organization fill an important role in Anthem and surrounding areas. Whether you're considering volunteering or donating you can rest assured knowing your time and hard-earned dollars are truly making a difference.

1 Sharon141

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with 5 years. Anthem Pets is unique because they are one of the few rescues that reunite lost and found pets daily with their owner. They are an amazing resource for owners and their pets. On top of lost & found they take in many strays where more owner has been found and take in owner surrenders who have no other outlets. They do so much.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The first three words most people hear when they have either lost a pet or found someone's pet is; "Call Anthem Pets." They do an amazing job of reuniting owners and pets as well as finding great people to adopt and foster. The services they offer to the community are unlike any I have experienced elsewhere. I could go on and on. They are the greatest. Thank you Anthem Pets and all those who volunteer and or foster. You all do an amazing job and it is appreciated!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m proud to be a volunteer for Anthem Pets for the past 3 years. The board members & volunteers do amazing work rescuing & fostering lost pets.
It’s a wonderful nonprofit organization.

Laura T.4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets is an extraordinary organization. Our team of incredibly dedicated volunteers and fosters facilitate over 100 adoptions per year, host low cost vaccination clinics to keep the animals in the community healthy, and help reunite lost pets with their owners.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem is fortunate to have Anthem Pets Animal Rescue. The board members and volunteers work long hours to make sure that all the pets are in a safe environment. Anthem Pets does their very best in posting on all social media sites to reunite lost pets.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It seems like the volunteers and fosters with Anthem Pets never rest. They are continually searching for the owners of lost pets, and finding fosters to care for the pets until they are reunited. It is such a help to have a team working with you when your pet is lost. They rescue abandoned and neglected pets and provide them with veterinary care, and they do much more. Thanks for all you do Anthem Pets!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The service provided by Anthem Pets is invaluable. The volunteers work tirelessly to reunite lost pets with their owners and find new, loving homes for lost or abandoned animals. Thank you for your service to the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Anthem Pets because I had followed them on social media for some time and was amazed at the amount of good work they were doing within the community. Since then I have met an outstanding group of people who are passionate about the work they do and give so much of themhttp://form.jotform.us/form/41276280542149selves to make sure the animals in need are taken care of. Anthem Pets truly cares about the work they do and I'm so grateful to be a part of that.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keep up the amazing work for all the community animals in need!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity is always helping many dogs and cats. They foster in their own homes and love the dogs till they are ready to find their forever home.
They also respond very quickly on the telephone when you have found an animal in need. They are WONDERFUL!!

Tracy102

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had always noticed how there appeared to be no stray dogs and cats in the Anthem community. iMovies here over 10 years ago. As I became more and more aware of the organization I realized how much they do. I signed onto their Facebook page and started getting the alerts for the lost and found pets. It seemed like most were reunited with their ow era within a very short time. Then I went to the meeting last month. Wow, what a turnout of caring and devoted volunteers. This is truly a rewarding organization to be a part of. They really want the best for the animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

How many stories can I tell.? I have fostered many dogs for them - crying when they left my home - and so happy they found forever homes . One I kept - i just wasn't gonna cry when she left my home (I would've bawled). I love my nap time snuggles w my dogs! And I love hearing the stories of lost pets finding their way back home due to anthem pets! And the vet care they provide I witnessed 1st hand as a dog I was fostering recovered from surgery in my arms - thank you anthem pets for helping him!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! I love that I know who I can turn to if I ever were to lose on of my pets. They are organized, efficient, and fast. Thanks for all you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I moved to the area that anthem pets serves about 3years ago. I heard about them almost immediately and over the years have witnessed all of the good they do in our community. There is almost constant attention paid to lost animals, re homing pets through courtesy posts, and finding new homes for the pets they take in. Everything is handled by volunteers and no one is paid- which means 100% of donations goes to the animals.
That's why I started to volunteer for them!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Truly an amazing organization! We adopted our beautiful Cocoa from them. She's been a wonderful addition to our family. This group goes to great lengths to find the right home for animals in need.
Julie & Jim Olson

Siw S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is absolutely nothing bad to say about them! Great leader, great volunteers, great community, great everyone who helps. Support them, they need you! The PETS need you!

1 Lisa522

Former staff

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets is a amazing animal rescue. As a former President of the organization I can attest to the hard work, passion, perseverance and dedication this team displays each and every day. Cheers to their continued success and support in this community!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When one of my yorkies slipped out the front door behind my husband when he went to turn a fuse back on around 6pm it went unnoticed ! An hour later, just at bedtime for them, we were frantic because Cole didn't come when we called ....I called Anthem Pets immediately and within 3 minutes Cole was all over facebook and people came to my house from a radius of 4 miles to help with the search....They did this because not only were they animals lovers, but knew Anthem Pets help in so many ways that they wanted to give back ! We are in an area where there are coyotes , bobcats, owls etc. and Cole was in danger ! I think about 20 people were on the search...At 10pm, Cole was found !!! One of the searchers found him against a garage behind a truck exhausted and unharmed ! You can imagine the relief we all felt ! I was sooo appreciative that I am now part of their 'search and rescue' team.....Thank you Anthem Pets for being there for us ....

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Our back gate was left opened & both our dogs got out :( I didnt notice for an hour or so I called Anthem Pets. I was told to immediately put up signs. No fancy pics needed just to get as many out as fast as possible. I spent hours walking & driving around looking with no luck. They had been spotted by people I talked to but hours earlier. A woman way up the road saw one of my handwritten signs & called the #. They were missing for 5 hours. Longest 5 hours for me! Great advice from Anthem Pets saved the day.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm very proud to be a volunteer with Anthem Pets. The volunteers in this group go above and beyond to help animals and people in our community often putting in more hours than a full time job to help where needed. Whether it be re-bagging dog or cat food to be distributed to those in need, answering a hotline phone 24/7, responding to emails, searching the desert to find a lost animal or helping to facilitate an adoption this group pulls together it's diverse group of volunteers to help our four legged friends in any possible way they can.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets was supportive and instrumental in helping me find my dog when she was attacked by a larger dog and ran away. I spent the entire evening and the following morning searching for her. Anthem Pets sent volunteers to help me and they arrived at sunrise. They guiding me step by step on the best way to publish and get the word out about my dog. In the end it proved invaluable as I found her with the help of the fliers that Anthem Pets helped me design and distribute. I am now a volunteer for them and happy to support this wonderful group of animal lovers! They're the best!

Sharon46

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With three dogs who love to run, I was thrilled to learn, after I moved to New River, AZ, that there was a dog park within a few miles. Anthem Dog Park became a part of our daily doggie routine as my dogs met and played with numerous new friends while I met and exchanged information with their moms and dads. What a valuable service this is to a newcomer to the area. The fact that the park was well maintained and spotless was a true bonus.

There is nothing more funny than watching your dog as he realizes one of his 'friends' has just pulled up in a car and the excitement as they see each other and bark at the gate until it's opened and they can run up the hill together!!

Thank you Anthem Pets for this community service.
Sincerely,
Sharon Cruzen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets really cares about the pets needing to be rehomed, the lost pets and the animals that want to be pets in the Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, and Cave Creek area of North Phoenix. The Volunteers are fund raisers, Foster parents and drive the organization to be better every year. I am proud to be a part of Anthem Pets.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets is a truly outstanding organization! This all-volunteer group is comprised of passionate, caring people who go above and beyond to help so many animals in our community. I have worked in animal rescue and on animal protection issues for years and can unequivocally state how impressed I am with Anthem Pets. In addition to the countless animals they help, they have helped me personally. They immediately sprung into action when they learned my beloved 14 year old cat went missing. For months, they have done everything they can to help me find him in my ongoing search. Simply put, Anthem Pets is a great organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just recently became a volunteer with Anthem Pets and appreciate all the hard work the organization has done for the community and its pets. There are many sad and many happy stories told by members of the community regarding Anthem Pets' work in placing, fostering, adopting and even finding pets. A few months ago I adopted a kitten and was happy to hear that his two brothers were adopted soon after. I am spreading the word about this wonderful organization and its hard-working volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets is a wonderful group of very giving volunteers whose love
for animals shows in every aspect of what they do for their community.
From search and rescue to fostering and medical care from the local
veterinarians, each member giving what they can to make a difference
in the lives of our beloved pets and their families.

1 Sigs H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love love love what Anthem Pets does. I have nothing but respect for this organization. Not only do they find homes for animals in need but they also assist with lost and found pets.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spend many hours each week volunteering for Anthem Pets and have the privilege of working with an incredible group of people who are remarkably passionate about animals. This group works to ensure that no pet from our community ends up in a kill-shelter, but instead is taken into a loving home and cared for until a family (old or new) is found. Injured stray pets are treated, returned to health and re-homed. Search and rescue groups are formed for members of the community who need help finding their lost pets. Support is given to those in the community who have fallen on difficult times and need assistance finding new, loving forever homes for their pets. Anthem Pets also offers low-cost vaccination and microchip clinics and delivers pet food to those in need. This organization has saved thousands of pets' lives, as well as, helped save many community members from the heartache of losing their pet for good.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have adopted our cats from Anthem Pets. They have come to our loving house with their medical care up to date, spayed and microchipped. Great organization and nice people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The team of volunteers at Anthem Pets are available to the community 24/7, always looking out for the safety and comfort of animals.

I have personally fostered a number of cats while their owners were located. I have seen many tears of joy when owners found their beloved pets safe and sound at my house playing with a new little toy.

I have also adopted my pets through Anthem Pets knowing that they have been cared for and their medical care is up to date.

The volunteers work tirelessly raising funds for medical care and have saved many lives.

A great organization!

Veronnica D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets is an amazing organization with amazing volunteers! In our small town, lots of animals get lost or get found. Anthem Pets is always there to make sure the found pets are safely taken care of while the owners are being tracked down. They also have a search and rescue group that will go out and hunt for lost animals. They also do lots of local events to help the community like microchip events, and shot clinics to make sure all of the neighborhood pets are healthy and can be tracked in case they get lost. I love being part of such a terrific group of volunteers who really care about the animals (and their owners) in our community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets has made sure not one stray found in our area spends one night at the pound. Every stray found has a foster for the night. They have an awesome network of neighbors that look out for one another's pets. I have spent hours volunteering with them and know that Anthem Pets goes above and beyond to make sure pets are safe.

Teresa58

Donor

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets heroically houses abandoned and lost animals from our community and the surrounding areas. It educates and is a presence in our town. I admire their hard work and their organizational skills and love for animals. That is why I have chosen them as one of my charities. Truly, I cannot say enough about these folks and their selfless dedication.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

There are so many great things to say about Anthem Pets! This is a team of very dedicated and passionate people working to save the lives and improve the lives of animals in this community. They work tirelessly to reunite lost pets with their owners and rescue homeless and abandoned dogs and cats.

By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, Anthem Pets is able to assist hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, give them necessary vaccinations and wellness checks, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.

They don't stop there. The lost/found hotline is answered 24/7. Pet food to donated to residents in financial need. They host microchip and vaccination clinics multiple times a year. They act when disasters strike, most recently with the New River, AZ flooding.

This committed group of volunteers simply amazes me every day with their heart, soul and compassion. I'm so proud and honored to work along side them. A true privilege -- we couldn't do what we do without them!

Lisa Kilwein


1 Shelly U.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When my 15 year old, declawed indoor only cat escaped outside, I thought she was going to be a goner. That didn't stop me from looking for her, though I live in a very rural and coyote frequented area. A neighbor told me to look and post on Anthem Pets facebook page. I was actually shocked at how fast they were able to get my post out after I filed a missing pet form. Not only were they fast to get the community notified, but even took the time to comment on the post and give me some words of encouragement and even some tips in finding her. In amazement, we were able to find my sweet girl 5 days later. I let them know and they were genuinely happy for me. And again, I saw a speedy post come up saying "pet is home!" I love seeing those types of posts! Needless to say they showed great concern and passion and I've stayed friends with them on Facebook so that I can help find others lost pets, plus when the time is right for me to adopt again, I will definitely look to them first.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets truly cares about animals and loves helping out the community pet owners.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I rescued a mom cat and her very newborn kittens in the heat of the summer. I could not keep them myself and Anthem pets Cat Foster stepped up and found a foster the same day, coordinated with me to help get the cat and her kittens out of the heat and into a foster home immediately. Their professional, punctual, and very very caring.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Anthem pets does an amazing job of saving animals and nursing them back to health. They work hard to to try to get each pet reunited with their owners. They love these animals like they are their own!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Anthem Pets does an incredible amount of work helping both animals and members of the community. From reuniting found pets with their owners, to keeping stray pets safe, healthy and well cared for in a loving foster home while searching for their rightful family or a new adoptive one, to planning search and rescue parties for lost pets who need help getting home. Anthem Pets volunteers are passionate about the health and wellbeing of all pets in their community and provide a wealth of support 7 days a week.