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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.

Results: We expect to care for more than 35,000 animals in 2014. We will also find new homes for more than 3,600 dogs and cats.

Target demographics: the community and dogs, cats, puppies and kittens

Direct beneficiaries per year: and provided services for 29,325 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens

Geographic areas served: Palm Beach County

Programs: Dog and cat adoptions. affordable vaccinations, spay/neuter procedures, and microchipping.

Community Stories

207 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was referred to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue when my pet died a couple of weeks ago.

The entire staff was so accommodating and sincere. I was truly moved when I received a condolence card in the mail, nice touch.

so when it came to adopting a new pet, it was without any doubt as to where I was going, Peggy Adams.

The entire staff could not have been more accommodating, friendly and caring that I made the right choice, and I did.

Thank you all for assisting me in making my home complete again.

All the best.



General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had lost our baby girl 21/2 years ago. Though I would never get another, and if we did it would be a rescue. Went to Peggy adams and found who they named fawn and we call Mimi. She was so scared, vicious, and needed hygiene. But the shelter was amazing, they took time with her, made her feel at ease. She's a beautiful girl and all she needed was love. This is her know just after 4 days. I love this shelter for their love and dedication to all animals. If your looking for a pet please visit Peggy first.

Jolene S.


Rating: 5

Peggy Adams is absolutely the most compassionate non-profit limited admission shelter I have ever visited. It accepts from Palm Beach Animal Care and Control not only readily adoptable dogs but also sick, injured, senior and hard to place cases. In addition, Peggy Adams housed Humane Society International's Puerto Rican dogs throughout their quarantine period. Thank you, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League!

Client Served

Rating: 5

She saved my life.

At the beginning of December my kitty "Fanci" and I lost our beloved son and brother. Papito, my 14 year old shepherd mix. We both went into depression and she and I would cry every day. 2 weeks after our loss, I went to the Peggy Adams Rescue League. I met Sky and she found us the most wonderful pup, Rosie "Elsa". I was not looking for a young pup but could not risk the health, happiness, and safety of my kitty. She was our blessing.

I am happy to say that we are truly blessed and will come back to visit whenever possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted four month old Teddy my orange tabby. He made friends with my four dogs the night he came home. He is a pretty incredible kitten. I have always known Peggy Adams is special since I took my kids there to have their pet rat , iguana, and parakeet blessed , I think it was on all Saints Day 25 years ago. I knew when I was ready to adopt a cat again, I would come here. He is just so special. Georgina

Client Served

Rating: 5

A huge thank you to Jan at Peggy Adams! We had been trying to adopt a miniature schnauzer mix for some time and she helped us find the sweetest puppy! We do not live near the shelter so Jan and the staff went the extra mile to accommodate our needs in picking up our puppy. We were so pleased how well our dog was cared for while in the care of Peggy Adams, and they were incredibly helpful in getting us the information needed of how to care for her (we're first time dog owners). This is a fantastic place to adopt a pet!

Callie E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I were in on Saturday and adopted a beautiful little blonde named Jada. As soon as we saw her sweet face, we fell in love. She is obviously still adjusting to our schedule, but she is making herself right at home. We are going to work on bringing her out of her shell and her separation anxiety issues. We are confident that through love and patience that she will eventually see that our home is her home forever. Here are a few snapshots of her in her new home.

Thank you so much for allowing us to become her puppy parents. She is a welcomed addition to our little family. Your staff was so wonderful in helping us to understand our little girl's past and needs for the future. I am so thankful that you have full time behaviorists in the event that we need additional help in acclimating Jada's fur-brother to the pack life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was mourning the loss of my Cavalier recently and fell into a depression.. ..One day while getting supplies for the pool my daughter said "We're going to the shelter" The shelter did not have any dogs we were interested in so she took me to Peggy Adams.......As we were leaving we passed a volunteer walking 3 beautiful Chihuahuas and I asked them if they had been adopted....Only 2 were leaving the one we liked best....we asked for her name and without saying anything we literally bolted for the front door and asked for forms to fill out......We met with Emily who brought in the Chihuahua who was shy and fearful.. Gabby is 1,5 years old and had a medical issue they were taking care of....So we took her home 2 days later.....Not only the care they give these animals but the connections they have build with Home Again a chip company unlike any I have dealt with before...Then the Pet insurance. They have physicians on site.....they offer free spaying and neutering of any animal that is owned in Palm Beach County. They have built a system that is 100% dedicated to the preservation of animals and keeping them healthy. My father was a dog breeder and I never thought about adopting. I am so glad I did. Gabby bonded with us immediately and after walking her twice knew exactly what her house was. She knows her name and is meeting other dogs as we walk.
Not only was Gabby lucky to find us, we feel so lucky to have found her and grateful to Peggy Adams for what that facility does for animals and for making this possible. Its staff is absolutely wonderful. Many thanks to Emily!!
Geraldine Vaccaro, a grateful client


Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been looking at the Peggy Adams site for many weeks to find a cat for my sister that lives on the west coast of FL. A few days before Christmas I saw kitten that reminded me of a Himalayan I had many years ago. He has one over the hearts of many in a new household, even a grandmother that was never a "cat person". His personality is very loving and as you can see he is adorable. The process at Peggy Adams when adopting him was fast and painless. I will definitely go back if I am every looking for another pet!



Rating: 5

I started as a foster at Peggy Adams; 6 kittens! They provide a playpen, food and litter...all you provide is love and care! We ended up adopting one of those kittens. Jay helped us with the adoption and everything went smoothly. Then we went back for a playmate for her when our older cat passed. Jay again to the rescue!!! The entire team at Peggy Adams. If you aren't looking for a full commitment, but want to have animals in your life; contact Shannon about fostering. If you want to have a friend for life...jay is the man! Thanks to everyone I didn't mention in here...because from the volunteer greeters to the veterinarians this shelter is top notch.