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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Dogs

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: Here is a quick glimpse of how we made an impact in 2016: 45,234 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies benefited from our programs and services 70,620 phone calls were answered by our Call Center 16,167 spay and neuter surgeries 9,176 cats were spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped at no cost to the community through grant funding. 7,594 lost, injured and homeless cats and dogs received temporary shelter 5,781 pets were placed in loving homes (highest adoption year in our 90 year history) 1,809 cats and dogs were cared for by our Foster Program Volunteers 333 lost animals were reunited with their families 12,012 pets were fed through Peggy's Pantry Food Bank 776 cats and dogs transferred in from Animal Care and Control and other local rescues 406 active volunteers donated over 69,575 hours helping to enrich the lives of our shelter animals and to ensure that the League achieves our goals in serving animals and residents in our community.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: and provided services for 45,234 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in 2016.

Geographic areas served: Palm Beach County

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

Community Stories

255 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My boyfriend & I adopted our dog Bailey a little over a month ago. We had a great experience with Peggy Adams. The staff was knowledgeable and professional, and the adoptions team worked to make sure the dog we took home would be a good fit for us.

Donor

Rating: 5

This was my first time adopting a dog from a rescue and it won’t be my last. Peggy Adams made this the best experience. Being a vegetarian and animal activist, I noticed right away that they truly love and respect animals the way that I do.
Peanut Vincent Van Gogh aka Skippy is a God sent fur angel that came into our lives at a time of despair after losing two fur babies in a ten month time period.
He brings so much joy into our lives. Thank You !! Peggy Adams for being there for him at a time of need in his life and bringing him into our life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Teddy AKA Tommy on March 14th 2019.
David D. was our adoption representative. David was very efficient and accommodating, we could not have asked for a better experience. We adopted a precious little 11 lb. cookie monster and he is a very good boy. We highly recommend Peggy Adams Rescue Center, be sure to apply with them when you are ready to adopt.
Jane and Bob Boca Raton Florida.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful experience finding my feline fur baby. Staff was very helpful in guiding me through the process of finding the perfect kitty for me. They were also sure to make sure my home would be good for the cat I adopted. The staff truly loves the animals. The place is immaculate and the animals seem very well attended to. If I lived closer, I’d look to be a volunteer there.

Randy G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked for 5 years as a volunteer for Peggy Adams. I’m Canadian and spend my winters in South Florida, so I only volunteer 6 months each year. I have fostered kittens, worked in their temporary retails stores, delivered cats and kittens to stores that they partner with to get more animals adopted out and I’m a client service assistant at the main campus. Why? Because they have the most dedicated staff who are “All about the animals”. Oh, and because I get to deal with animal lovers (staff and clients) who, by definition are nicer people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Back in 1985 I had rescued a feral cat taking to Peggy Adams to have her spayed and get her shots. I have seen how Peggy Adams has gone from it’s small dome to top tier services and facilities for all animals in need. I also have benefited from their TNVR program in 2016 having 4 feral cats that were trapped and released feeding and caring for them.

Jim L.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a beautiful cat yesterday and it was such an easy process! Great place and very clean! Very friendly enviornment. Thanks so much! JL

Client Served

Rating: 5

My first introduction with Peggy Adams was end of life services for a very senior dog. I was so impressed with how compassionate everyone I dealt with was. They really all understood how difficult the process was for me. Shortly after that, I decided I wanted to be involved with an organization like this given my love for animals. So for the past 7 years, I have been a volunteer. Volunteering is so rewarding, being able to be part of this great organization and helping the animals. So I was a “client served” turned “volunteer”!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been so impressed with how well run and organized Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is. The astonishing numbers of animals saved and the quantity of programs offered for potential adopters/adopters and even the community is impressive and wide reaching. It is easy to see the positive impact this organization has had within the community and sets the standard for animal rescue shelters nation wide.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our adoption experience was second to none, beginning to end! We were welcomed and made to feel comfortable interacting with cats and kittens. The cat habitat is absolutely beautiful and all the enclosures were clean. You could tell they were all taken care of with love! My son knew Dobby aka "Gene" was his cat as soon as he reached his paw through to touch him! We met Holly and she allowed us to interact with him in a private room, where he immediately curled up on my son's lap and that was it-the bond was formed! Holly was extremely kind, but more importantly, honest. At the present time, Dobby had some past medical issues and he would have to be cleared by the vet, and that could take a few days. We were also informed, that if he had a permanent condition, we would have the option to take on the medical responsibility or deny the adoption. Other than the human/animal connection, this was the most important phase of the adoption: honesty. We wanted to move forward and waited for the results, which came a few days later and we were finally able to take Dobby home! The final process was educational, seamless, and joyful! Holly was truly amazing throughout the process. It made my son so proud that she commented on what a kind and well-behaved child he was. You can tell Holly loves her job caring for and rescuing animals, and finding them loving homes. We are so appreciative of her and Peggy Adams for our new family member and for the work they do saving animals!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great experience talking to the staff at Peggy Adams deciding if Adopting was the right decision for me. I decided I wasn't ready but I will be back. Just the friendliest staff and
nice, clean facility. thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently used the end of life cremation services at Peggy Adams. The people there are so caring and understanding. My little guy Rio was put to rest at my vet that morning. I went straight to Peggy Adams for cremation. I was led to a quiet, private room. The young gentleman who took care of the paperwork was very gentle and soft spoken. I just picked up the urn with my little guy's remains. There was a nice card and a red rose in the box. Everything was perfect. I highly recommend Peggy Adams for their end of life services.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mom and I adopted a wonderful little chihuahua named Rio in March of 2017. Mom had just lost her 16 year old chi companion. The staff at Peggy Adams were very understanding and compassionate. Our adoption coordinator showed us a few pictures of the dogs in their care. Each dog has a detailed description of their personality and medical history. We chose the little guy that looked like he needed us the most. He was so small, just 5 pounds and depressed. He just melted into Mom's arms, we knew he was the one. The adoption process went very smoothly. We were happy to purchase supplies from the Boutique as this little gut needed all new stuff of his very own. He just loves squeaky toys! We will continue to use the Peggy Adams vaccine clinic for his vaccines. The staff there really care about the animals.

Robin70

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is our second adoption of a dog, We also have adopted a kitten from them. We love Peggy Adams so much, their compassion for saving lives and ability to match you with the perfect furbaby is very much appreciated.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopt Shemi our beautiful Catahula, in January 2013. She is a wonderful addition to our family, very loving, playful and patient with our 5 yr old son. Shemi spent about 6 months at Peggy Adams, as they nursed her back to health. Peggy Adams is a wonderful facility, very clean, the adoptees are all well taken care of, clean, loved on, walked. I would highly recommend Peggy Adams when deciding to adopt a pet.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted the sweetest dog from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue. The process was reflective of a well organized institution, thorough but not overwhelming. I was greeted immediately at the door and walked through the entire process by either a staff member or volunteer. Choosing a new family member is both exciting and nerve wracking, but with the help of Peggy Adams I found the perfect little girl for me. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to adopt a new friend.

Cayla T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Peggy adams was truly amazing!!! I have a 4yr old so getting w new pet was a little scary!!! Holly answered all of my questions and helped us find our sweet quinn, her and my daughter love each other so much already!!! I highly recommend usuing oeggy adams when adding any new family memeber to your home

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Peanut last week and things are going swimmingly. The staff worked with us to help us find just what we wanted & we couldn't be happier.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is the home of a caring, passionate, and outstanding group of hardworking people that put every ounce of their heart into loving and nurturing animals! They really do put animals first! Great job! Great shelter!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last week Stuffin joined our family and we couldn't be more ecstatic! Our visit to Peggy Adams cat room amazed us. It was so nice to see cats able to roam about freely, nap in creative spots, play with humans and felines alike or rest quietly in their comfort zones. After visiting with so many cuties, we chose Stuffin because of his disposition and description - which stated he was familiar with dogs. Having 3 dogs ourselves, we felt Stuffin was the purrfect match and it couldn't be more true! Stuffin has made an easy transition and we just can't get enough of him! He is so loving, playful and doesn't mind his new brother and sisters. Thank you Peggy Adams and its volunteers for caring so much about animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted two sister kittens for my daughters from Peggy Adams Rescue in 1994. The girls had stepped in very willingly to become extra moms to the baby I delivered two months after surviving a massive stroke. The girls put their newly acquired mothering skills into practice, raising the kittens through their demise, one in December at the age of 19 and the other in January at the age of 20. My son chose a puppy he named Cookie the following year. That dog lived to the ripe old age of 17.
In 2010, he decided to adopt another dog. Athena was the six month old who was destined to be ours. Having been previously adopted then returned due to her high activity level, she was perfect for us. Two years later, we adopted a kitten from a family and then two years after that, a third puppy joined our home.
Recently I have felt depressed thinking that I could be doing more now that I was retired. My husband and I discussed the possibility of adopting one last animal, perhaps a kitten, to complete our family. I completed the adoption application and found out the four month old kitten that we had decided upon was promised to another couple. Knowing that I was still supposed to adopt another kitten, I found Loren at Peggy Adams! My counselor, Holly, was very helpful and after going over my application, asked who I was interested in seeing. Loren turned out to be the kitten for me. We have since changed her name to Dasher, a Christmas name and part of her personality. Seeing her establish herself among the three other pets we have has made this wee kitten seem more like a giant!
Thank you, Peggy Adams Rescue, for the wonderful and rewarding work you do.
Terri G.

Kathy S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Peggy Adams has found us three beautiful cats to be part of our home. The rescue is spotless, the staff and volunteers are terrific and the kittens and cats are well taken care of all the time. We would recommend this rescue to anyone looking for a kitty to love like ours.