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!