Halo knowingly put a 3 month old kitten up for adoption at Petco with a broken leg. Neither myself, as the adopter, nor the Petco staff was informed of this injury. When asked about it, they minimized the injury stating it would just potentially lead to arthritis when the kitten was older. A month later, it was clear that the leg was going to need amputation due to the elbow freezing and ongoing pain. At first, Halo attempted to manipulate the situation stating that it would be “emotionally taxing” to remove the leg and that they wouldn’t do it for their own pets. The rescue then refused to do anything to assist with surgery unless I surrendered the kitten back into their care to be seen by two vets before potentially doing the surgery. I said I wasn’t comfortable with that when I knew that the odds were that they would put her down due to the cost of care. The manager I spoke with ignored my concerns and continued with saying there was nothing they could do. I am appalled that these people call themselves a rescue and work with large companies like Petco/Petsmart. It has been like pulling teeth trying to get any vet records from these people, so that I can take care of a kitten they neglected. It took several days to get partial info and I only received the rest when I reached out to their vet directly. The only help I received from Halo is refunding my $150 adoption fee and I still have to pay $2,500 for my kitten’s leg to be amputated.
Great non profit for dog and cat rescue. I have volunteered here and seen first hand the hard work and dedication by everyone. No small job !!!
So impressed with the organization and commitment to helping save these sweet fury companions
Halo is a great animal rescue. They are a no kill shelter and have a great mission. I am an active volunteer and love going in to help with taking care of the animals. The staff here is so very friendly and helpful and it's great to be a part of helping all of these animals find their forever homes!
I've been a volunteer (dog socializer and adoption counselor) and donor/Halo Angel since 2017 and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! The dedication of the staff towards the shelter animals and their efforts to get them adopted are truly inspiring. It's one of those rare non-profits that you want to do more and more for..so I started fostering too and hope to continue supporting them in any way I can!
I’ve been fostering for HALO Animal Rescue for four months now and couldn’t ask for a more rewarding experience. The joy I get from the unconditional love is indescribable. Working with this no-kill shelter makes it easier to give these babies back knowing they will end up in a loving home. The Volunteer Department at HALO is the best! They are there for us fosters day and night to answer any questions we may have. I can’t ask for a better rescue to work with and help save lives.
I love being a HALO volunteer! The organization is extremely motivated and dedicated to helping animals receive the best care and in setting them on a path to their forever homes. I have been both a volunteer with HALO and have also adopted two little dogs from them and have been so happy to have been connected with this organization. I can say with first-hand experience that supporting this agency is a great way to support animal care and welfare. Thank you HALO for all that you do for the community!
I love volunteering and fostering with Halo. The staff are knowledgeable and willing to teach. The Foster/Volunteer leaders are so informative. I have felt like part of the team since day one. I love that I can make my own schedule and I don’t have to commit to a time period. I can start up and stop depending on my schedule. We have also adopted pets from Halo and staff has always been professional. While cleaning kennels for both dogs and cats I was able to see first hand the wonderful care the staff gave to all the animals. I am always greeted by a smiling face when I walk in the front door.
I volunteer for Halo. They save many dogs and cats and work tirelessly to get them adopted out. The employees do a very physically demanding job every day, and care about each unique animal, their medications, illnesses, special foods, fostering. So many people ask them so many questions and they are patient and helpful answering them. Because of them, other shelters started making themselves more visible. Halo has a knack for PR and getting the dogs and cats visible at events.
This organization picks and chooses which people it will value and not value and this extends to the animals as well. They treat many of their wonderful selfless volunteers like they are idiots and have no knowledge of animals. It is truly unfortunate how they treat people. They also will adopt out sick animals who ultimately die just months or even weeks later and show zero care or concern for the families who’ve adopted these sick animals. I do not support this organization and believe there are better ones out there.
I have volunteered for Halo Animal Rescue and the hard efforts they put into getting the animals adopted is awesome.
Wonderful caring staff. We adopted our Pitt mix almost a year ago and we're so grateful!
I recently adopted a cat from Halo and the experience was definitely subpar. The facility did not feel clean and while I don't typically suffer from allergies it was difficult to breathe due to the air quality at their Bell Rd facility. The staff were helpful enough at first and got me through the paperwork without an issue. However, it wasn't until after I signed all the paperwork they told me the cat was on a special medical food. They provided a bag but neglected to tell me how long he needed to be on it, or that I needed a prescription from a vet (which they did not/could not provide). I did not find that out until I tried purchasing additional food from the store that I needed the prescription. They also forgot to give me the medication the cat was on for a minor case of kennel cough, so I had to make a trip back to the facility to pick it up. They also assured me the cat was full grown but he was still a kitten, which I was not expecting. They seemed very disorganized and just trying to move animals quickly rather than make sure they wound up in the correct home. I wouldn't adopt an animal from them again or recommend them.
So I vent to Pima animal care control here in Tucson to see 4 Border Collies for adoption. The Pacc's policy is after 3 days the pups are released for adoption. But before I had a chance Halo from Phoenix came down here to Tucson and picked them up. I am thinking these "rescues" are big businesses. Some of them have an adoption fee of $600.00. For that kind of money I can get a dog from a Breeder.
Very disorganized. Not adopter friendly. Hold dogs hostage and takes the nicest dogs from county, then triples the price. Won't even let people with proof have their own dogs back. Very bad process. All I wanted to do was adopt a specific dog and they've made it so difficult that even if he becomes available, I doubt I'll go to them. Real dog people know how bad they are....
One week ago we adopted our new family member from HALO...a four year old llasa mix. We already love her and are grateful that HALO took her in from another agency where she was on the list to be euthanized. HALO Staff member/Jared helped with our introduction and answered many questions, HALO Staff member Ashley emailed the website pictures of our dog to us which showed her with long hair before she was shaved. Thank you to HALO and their Staff for your work on your mission.
Over the last nine years, I have adopted two dogs from HALO. Amos (foster name Rambo), now eight, was adopted as a puppy at a Petsmart after finding his picture online, and Louie, now about 2 1/2, as an adult from their 35th Avenue shelter. I was treated kindly and allowed to visit that shelter multiple times until Louie (then Doogly) and I were finally there on the same day. I knew they would make great brothers, and was allowed to adopt Louie without bringing Amos, who gets car sick, for a meet-and-greet, required by other shelters. I cannot imagine where my boys would be now if HALO had not been created to fill the role of halfway house for pets that might otherwise be euthanized. They are my first choice when I have room for a new addition!
We adopted our Doberman mix Ralph from HALO in January 2012. We were impressed with the shelter and personnel. animals were very well taken care of, and Ralph was happy and got along well with our other dog in the play area. We took Ralph home with us that day, and he and Precious are best buddies now! Fortunately Ralph finding his 'fur-ever' home with us meant that another dog could take his place in the kennel and be adopted too. Great group!
I adopted my cat Abby, just over 2 years ago from Halo. Halo takes in animals that are in jeopardy of euthanasia, and Abby was one of them. I could not imagine my life without her. Thank you Halo for giving animals a second chance for a home. I am very grateful for what you do.
I have been working with Halo in honor of my dog that passed away in June. Everyone at Halo truly loves what they are doing and all the dogs and cats are so lucky to have such caring people watching over them. I only wish I had more time and funds to donate.
I have advocated for HALO for more than a year. Their treatment of animals and dedication to their welfare, along with educating the public and improving human-animal interactions overall is a model all such organizations would do well to follow.
I appreciate HALO for many reasons, for my beloved adopted pet from 2004, for the kindness of the Volunteers for answering my questions on my rescued kitten, and for the fast and quick assistance getting him adopted this last summer 2012. About 10 days after he was delivered to HALO, he was adopted in his new permanent home, and I am forever thankful to HALO for their understanding of how much I cared for this rescued kitten, it meant the world to me.
I adopted a special needs Chihuahua from HALO Animal Rescue 3 years ago. When Wally came into my life, he stirred something inside of me, and I became interested in saving Chihuahuas. Since then, I have helped HALO with mamas with puppies, puppies without mamas, and other Chihuahuas with special needs. I can't imagine not helping these animals!
Halo is an excellent organization. I first found out about Halo last July when I adopted my little Ari Gold (named Ferrari at the time). He has added so much joy to our lives. After learning more about Halo, I myself became a volunteer and truly fell in love. I wish I hadn't moved to the east valley so I could spend much more time there. It truly is the best!
HALO is a great organization! They work tirelessly for the benefit of their shelter animals. You can tell their employees/volunteers have such a heart for what they do. It really makes an impression on potential adopters and/or the public. I have adopted two pets from HALO personally, and always recommend them to friends and family. Thank you HALO for helping to make a difference in the lives of the shelter cats and dogs!
I was lucky to adopt my dog Skippy Jean from HALO 5 years ago. What a wonderful organization! The puppy was healthy and well cared for. Knowing the animals won't be put down is comforting. I can't imagine my life without my little Skippy Jean. When I'm ready to adopt again I'll definitely go to HALO.
I was was fortunate to adopt my dog from Halo on Camelback. Its been a few years and I still feel that the staff were very accomadating and help me pick the dog which was right for me. They were informative about the dog and knew alot about her telling me they get to know and care for the pups who are in their care! As always thank you for doing a job that most people cant and doing it so well!
I was searching for an addition to my 4-cat household and became infatuated with a kitty I saw online that available at Halo Animal Rescue. Unfortunately, the little guy had a severe upper respiratory infection and was still being treated. I met the other available kitties there and found a huge, friendly orange and white cat f/k/a Ocean that Halo had rescued from another agency. I adopted the big sweet boy, and he fits in perfectly with my other cats and birds. He's the only one of my cats that seems to enjoy riding in the car. I'm so glad he was rescued from another facility's euthanasia list by Halo and is now living a spoiled life with me.
When we adopted our dog Gigi at a PetSmart adoption event, we were so impressed by Halo's volunteers. They quizzed us carefully about the type of home we'd be bringing Gigi into, and it was good to know how committed they were to making sure she would be safe and happy. All the dogs at the event were clean and well cared for. I was interested in the operation itself, so I became a Facebook fan. What I've discovered is a professional yet incredibly warm and caring shelter that truly goes above and beyond the minimum care. These people love animals as much as we do, and we'll never go anywhere else to adopt a pet.
My mom and I went to a Pet Adoption Expo put on by Petsmart and Halo was there. We saw a woman walking around with this cute little dog and that is how we got Nikko. Two years later and the people at Halo still remember Nikko who we now call Nikki. He is a jack russel chihuahua mix and is now about going on 5 years old. He was the best investment we've ever made. Halo is a wonderful organization. My sister about a year ago adopted her dog Buddy from them and has never been happier. He is a real sweet dog. Thank you Halo! You guys rock!
Hello everyone! My kids and I adopted "Stoli" who we renamed Roo back in June and I must say he is the most wonderful little guy!!! He had been rescued from another shelter that was going to put him down because of kennel cough. He had been at Halo for a few months before we adopted him. I fell in love with him online just from his pictures!! When we went to meet him we knew that he was the dog for us. He is so wonderful! I can't even begin to tell you how much we love him and how much he loves us!!! He loves to play fetch, loves other dogs, loves to play and loves to cuddle up next to us. He is so great with both my little girls! I couldn't have asked for a better dog!! I actually got to meet the lady that started Halo with her daughter at the HALO Thrift Boutique. I love the cause and how much the people at Halo care!!! This was the best adoption experience we've ever had! I work for an apartment community in North Phoenix and we always recommend Halo to the residents that plan to adopt a pet.
One month ago, Jack came home with us from a HALO adoption event. The staff and volunteers were so helpful even though it was very busy! We wanted to be sure we brought home a dog that would get along with our two cats so we had a challenge. We saw Jack right away. We wanted to meet him so a HALO staff member brought him to us. When we explained how important it was to our family that Jack get along with cats, she completely hooked us up. She said, "We're just going to go over to the cat adoption area and have him meet some cats." Uhhh...freels? This girl was awesome. We marched Jack right into the cat area and he didn't even flinch. Then they brought a cat out of it's crate and it immediately hissed, but Jack just pretended to be interested in something else. We stopped looking for a dog that day and brought Jack home to meet his feline sisters. They're not BFFs, but they're getting there!
My grand-dog Roxy was adopted from Halo 2 months ago, and what a joy she is!!! Thank you Halo for arranging such a perfect adoption rescue story for our family. Love, love, love her!!!
We adopted our Chihuahua from HALO and couldn't be happier. We are so lucky that this organization works so hard to save dogs lives because otherwise our wonderful little girl would not be with us today. Thank you so much HALO for all the hard work you do and all the kindness in your hearts for these animals!
Exactly one year ago I heard of this pet adoption fair...I thought I would peruse the available animals, never thinking we would find yet another member to our family!! It made my heart so as to see so many animals looking for homes but it made my heart soar to see the efforts put into this project to both Dave and adopt out these family members. My mom and sister found themselves a beautiful boxer mix that has helped them guard their home. She is sweet, loving and very protective of them. And my daughter and I? Well we found the silliest, cutest, craziest doggy ever!! He is a crackup, protector, lover and baby all rolled into one. He is still very much a puppy but acts like a big boy when it comes to taking care of his family. He follows my daughter like a shadow, does the silliest things and makes us laugh. I could go on and on about the sheer joy and love he has brought to out family of two...and the other two dogs? Well, the girls are crazy about him too. ;-). THANK YOU HALO for saving our Cutie Boy and waiting for us to find that missing part of our hearts.
We adopted a Dapple Dachshund who we named Fred! We had to put our dachshund of 14 years to sleep and Halo was part of a large adoption at the coliseum. The halo people were wonderful and we are so happy with our adopted Fred. A great agency with kind hearts!
I adopted two puppies a year and a half ago and they follow me everywhere. We live in Phoenix during the winter and on a beach near Boston in the summer, that is when we are not traveling coast to coast in a camper. We have a great life and I could not be more grateful to Halo. When I return to Phoenix next week, I want to become a volunteer and a foster Mom. Heather and her team at Halo deserve kudos for their extraordinary efforts this last summer. Creative ideas were employed, new locations at Petsmart were opened and huge numbers of additional adoptions over last year while facing several break-ins and robberies and other challenges is a really impressive effort. Everything we can do to support their efforts is time and money well spent.
I adopted my kitty, Brie, from HALO a few years ago. She is the sweetest, sassiest cat I've ever known and I am so happy to have her in my life. HALO is a fantastic organization because they take in cats like Brie, make them healthy and match them with forever homes. I have subsequently volunteered at HALO and gotten to know other volunteers and staff. They are really wonderful and dedicated people. HALO does a fantastic job taking care of animals and supporting its clients. Thanks HALO!
I have been donating to HALO in various ways for about a year now. I never feel that my donation goes unappreciated or is wasted. They work very hard to re-home many, many rescued pets and have had a tough year with a vehicle and donations theft. I always recommend HALO to friends interested in helping or adopting a rescued pet.
I adopted my sweet polydactyl kitty, Reddit from HALO. I can't imagine life without him now.. Seriously the best cat I've ever had. The HALO worker that helped me was phenomenal. You could tell she really had a passion for helping animals and she was very helpful and answered all of my questions. She made the adoption process very easy. I am so thankful that this animal rescue exists. HALO does such amazing work and really makes a big impact on a lot of animals lives. Thank you!!!
When Halo had a van stolen and a fence ruined, we were happy to help such a great cause. We have known people who found their forever friends at Halo and they could not be happier. Thank you Halo for always trying to help as many animals as you can. Terry Robinson and family
I adopted my sweet Ivy from Halo a few months ago. She is by far the most amazing puppy I have ever met. When I first saw her I knew she was the one for me. The HALO staff are always do friendly, kind, and caring when I've spoken to them. They understand the needs of the animals and shower them with love. It's impossible to not see the care in their eyes and feel the warmth in their hearts when they are around the animals waiting for adoption. I always tell people of they are looking for a pet visit HALO. Thank you for all you do, not only for the animals but for the people who are looking to adopt.
I adopted my mixed breed Australiam Shepherd puppy back in March of 2009. It was my first time at Halo and I was thrilled to see how well these animals were taken care of and loved. My dog, who's name is Pokey, is the light of my life and the sweetest thing I have ever had the honor of having in my life. If it was not for Halo, I never would have had the opportunity for Pokey to bring such joy to my life.
I had an amazing experience with HALO!!! When we first moved to the Valley, I wanted to adopt 2 cats to join our family. My friends raved about HALO as they have adopted all of their cats from them. I clearly remember going to Michele's house and visiting her and the kittens in her converted garage (all the furry cuteness!!!). It was such a hard choice, but Saint and Louie came home to join our family, and they were part of it until they both passed away in the last 12 months. I cannot say enough good things about this organization, their goals and their volunteers!
I adopted a dog from HALO in 2009 and he is the light of my life. My experience adopting him was one of the greatest of my life, thanks to the wonderful volunteers. I was told that my dog had been in danger of being put to sleep for peeing on things before HALO got him, which is just crazy. It only took me three days to potty train him! Anyway, I really admire everyone at HALO for all their hard work for the animals' sake.
Adopted 2 dogs from HALO. The volunteers are honest & work hard to place the right pet with an appropriate owner, based on personality, training, etc. I give them generous donations each year b/c they really know how to stretch a dollar. I have received several personally signed thank yous from Heather Allen. If you are short on cash, consider donating to or shopping at their thrift store, sketchy neighborhood, but really nice merch. I use Goodsearch.com as my web browser to give then 1 cent for each search, really adds up! In short, HALO is my favorite charity ever!
HALO gives animals another chance at life. They do their good work by going into the county facilities and rescuing as many animals as they can. We love HALO. We have gotten two wonderful little dogs through their rescue efforts, so far. They are helping with the animal over-population problem, and making a difference in our community.
HALO is a wonderful organization that rescues pets that are on the euthanasia list, provides care services, and places them in forever homes with loving owners. We have been fortunate enough to spend two weekends a month volunteering at their facility on 35th Ave in Phoenix.
During our time there, we have felt the love of the animals. It is very easy to become addicted to going because you know that you are giving back in such a positive way by enriching the lives of the animals.
The staff at the facility are always upbeat, helpful, and friendly. They make you feel like part of the team and that you are truly making a difference with your efforts, no matter how big or small. They are extremely flexible and allow volunteers to participate on the level that they feel most comfortable.
We would highly recommend HALO to anyone looking to give back or to find a deserving pet to add to the family.
Halo Animal Rescue is a wonderful organization that is really dedicated to saving the lives of precious animals! We adopted a beautiful black cat from Halo that was given a second chance and has since become a member of our family. She has so much love, gives lots of kisses, loves to be right by our side and part of everything that we are doing around the house. She waits at the doorstep for us to come home everyday and we love her very much! We appreciate HALO for seeing the good in her and giving her a second chance--we are so happy to have her in our lives!
My daughter died two and a half years ago. I have been looking for an organization to which to donate money in her name. My daughter loved animals. I contacted HALO and met with Shelly on my daughter's birthday. Shelly answered all my questions. Shegave my husband and me a great tour while explaining the mission of HALO. The animals are clearly loved and comforted at HALO while they regain their health. HALO's 2010 record of placing almost 2700 animals impressed me. This is the real deal!
I donate to several animal rescue shelters. When I had a question about a stray cat that i am trying to rescue, Heather at HALO gave me so much good support and information. I fully commend these wonderful volunteers for their tireless, selfless, diligent work in trying to find good, loving homes for every type of animal in need. Sincerely, Jeff H. Phoenix, AZ.
I never used to like cats. I don't know why, they just never appealed to me as much as dogs did. One day the guy I was dating adpoted an older cat from Petsmart's Halo adoption. I was terribly allergic to her, but she was so sweet and would always curl in my lap. Her tounge always hung out (because she was abused before Halo saved her and lost her front teeth in the abuse). I think she knew we were going to be her forever parents. My allergies went away after about a month, and she was such a great cat. We adopted 3 more over the next 5 years from Halo. Each one with their own personalities. They are all special and great cats. Halo does such a wonderful job saving these animals and finding them homes. And their adoption fees are resonable and much deserved since the money goes back to saving more animals. I reccomend you adopt your next pet from Halo, there are so many pets to choose from and they are all so wonderful!
After the heartbreak of having my 13+ year old Lab, PTS I wanted to wait a while before considering another dog. I knew, that when the time came, I would adopt from a shelter.
Stopping by HALO, when I thought it just might be time to start looking...
I was looking for a dog, not quite as big as a Lab, but almost. And I didn't want a youngster (I am in my early 60's & didn't want a pup who would out live me)
I noticed and smiled at an older chihuahua mix, who reminded me of a dog that I had many years ago. However, not really finding a dog that "called out" to me, I went home.
But I thought about that little old Chihuahua mix.... She was 12 years old, and she had looked so sad and uncertain.... and I re-capped the memories of the other little white Chi that I had so many years ago.
The next day, I returned to HALO. We took "Lexi" out to the yard. She
really didn't do much, didn't show much interest in me. Again, I went home. But I kept thinking about her. How confused she must be, to be given up after 12 years with one owner. I decided I would give her a try.
I'm not sorry! She absolutely adores "me!" and will do anything to please me! Her second favorite person is my granddaughter.
She has learned to accept the foster cats that I care for. And she is
one active little "senior" dog!
I volunteer at MCAC&C west and come in contact with your staff frequently. It is easy to see how much they care about the animals esp when they are picking out dogs to take to their shelter (building I). Not all their choices have blond hair and blue eyes, some are old, some are sick, some have behavior problems because they have been at county for too long. And sometimes there is a dog who has been e-listed and i love that dog, but have run out of room to take home aother foster, and I run to one of your staff and beg them to take the dog--and frequently they do save that dog's life! Thank you, cathy
I volunteered for HALO for a couple years while I was attending law school, and loved it. I'd still be going there if I had the time! The staff at HALO is wonderful, and it's clear in everyone that they care deeply for the animals in their care... and all animals! The facility is clean and well cared for, and the safety, health and happiness of the animals is clearly the top priority for everyone involved!
HALO does a great service for the two-legged and four-legged citizens of Maricopa County. I adopted a little terrier-mixed dog from one of their adoption events four years ago. Bobo was a bit neurotic from losing his original family, but he had been fostered by HALO volunteers and was healthy and lively, though in needed of a permanent attachment. He easily integrated into our family of two other dogs (one large, one teacup) and our cat. I'm glad HALO saved him and gave us a chance to parent such a terrific litte guy.
I was involved by working at HALO for a couple of years and can say that the staff definitly works hard. Each staff member has a great love for the animals they have in their shelter and take great care to pick dogs and cats that need them the most. Although nothing about pets being in a shelter is ideal, HALO does a great job of making the pets feel like the beloved pets they are and will be in their new home! They take time to match up people to pets that will fit their lifestyle and I have never heard them make false claims to try to push an adoption foreward just to get the pets out faster. I have my own dog from HALO and he is the apple of my eye! I have also fostered pets thru HALO and was able to get anything I needed for the animals including medicine, food, a few toys, and even a dog kennel!
I just adopted Rainn yesterday from Halo! The staff was very friendly and patient with us when we brought our other dog with us and wanted to try and introduce different dogs to him to see how they interacted! After 3 different dogs we decided on Rainn, a 2 year old chihuahua mix. The staff was very knowledgeable about each of the animals and their behaviors and personalities. Halo is an amazing organization that is saving so many awesome animals!
Halo brought me my two best friends. After my divorce of a 15 year marriage I was lonely until I came across Halo at Petsmart. The deal to adopt was too good to pass up ($5 for each cat) and so I adopted two, two year old cuties (Mac and Tosh). They were so well taken care of before I adopted them. If I had room I'd adopt more.
I believe in Halo so much that the first time in my life I've been donating regularly/monthly to them.
I rescued two stray dogs off a reservation a couple years ago and HALO helped me get both adopted to a nice family. Since the dogs ran together, it was very important they were adopted together. HALO was so very helpful and understanding to the needs of both those dogs. They found their forever home with a nice family. I can't say enough about the volunteers at HALO and the work they do.
I volunteer at HALO on a regular basis. Every week I get an opportunity to see what this valuable organization does to save countless lives animals who only crime is to fall victim to the human condition. They rescue approximately 250 dogs and cats each month who would otherwise be euthanized. It's not an easy job. The dedication of volunteers and staff is shown on the face of each and every pet that makes it way through this small building. HALO is a wonderful organization that is aptly named. I love every minute I spend within it's walls.
I volunteer at HALO, and they have changed my life for the better. The staff is great, the animals well cared for. I have also adopted from there as well. I can't imagine not being a part of HALO. I can go on and on. Even though I have a full time job a piece of my heart is there every single day with all the animals trying to find ther "forever home".
HALO does a great job with the care of these unfortunate animals.
I have adopted a dog from them a few weeks ago, received all the paperwork and my dog was up to date on all the shots. Thank you Halo for bringing my new family member to me, I love my dog Gigi she is such a special dog to me.