I adopted a 3.4 year old Terrier Mix from Pet Allies about 4 months ago and I am so happy with my new pal, Yanni. At first there were some behavioral issues with Yanni, since he needed time to adapt to a new environment. I wrote to RJ Owens, Director, who promptly had a dog trainer call me to schedule an appt at my home. Following the trainer's advice, I was able to work out all of the issues successfully with my new dog. This was a no cost service, by the way. I found all of the staff at Pet Allies to be very courteous, the kennels clean with no odor, calls and emails returned very promptly. They also called periodically after the adoption just to check in and see how things were going. Low cost adoptions and low cost spay and neuter, plus other low cost veterinarian services are much needed services in the White Mountains. I hope more people donate to Pet Allies in order to keep them going strong for the sake of all the dogs and cats in our area that are in need of new homes.
This staff is friendly. They have affordable adoptions and sincerely want to find folks of all incomes pets that fit both the pet and family needs. I often encounter their adopted dogs at the SL dog park. Awesome!
This is a great organization that we have had the pleasure of working with a few times as a fellow rescue who cares for horses. It is not just dogs and cats that come through Pet Allies doors, they are contacted on occasion to help with other animals and do an awesome job of networking for the animals.
We also have barn cats that were once feral, were spayed and neutered at Pet Allies and now have a safe place at our ranch.
Great folks to work with and they have many WONDERFUL volunteers. Glad to work together when we can.
Christine Griffin, Equine WellBeing Rescue - Snowflake
I am a donor, a supporter, and have adopted from this animal rescue. I am in awe of all they do and how they do it on a shoe-string budget! They are as close to a no-kill shelter as you can be, and even rescue dogs from other local shelters and local pounds to save lives. The clinic has done over 2000 spays and neuters, in an attempt to help control the animal population here. This organization is well managed, and will use your donations wisely.
I had to give up my dog due to a skin condition. I was and still am broken about this!!!! Pet Allies staff were as concerned as myself to make sure she would receive the correct food for her sensitive stomach and played along with my suggestion to try to get her with a kids. She went home with a family after just 9.5 days, I was so pleased.
I have rescued myriad dogs and always have been extremely pleased with taking them to pet allies. I feel the care is the best it can get at the shelter!!!
I donate and purchase at the thrift shop regularly. The staff does not get paid and if they are short staffed we must be considerate, be cooperative and helpful and understand that the wait is worth it because when they do have time they are so helpful and remember that money is well sent on the animals!!!!! J.R, Show Low area.
they the WORST MY DOG WAS STOLEN ON JULY 4th 2015 from saint johns arizona and ended up at a park in show low where these people called animal control pet allies partner and then 3 days later he was castrated and adopted out oh yeah my husband had amajor heart attack on the 3rd of july 2015 so when we got home 14th of july my grand daughter post redoubles pic on face book and 6 hrs. later had a hit had seen him at pet allies and i called said they didn't have him lies told her yes some one saw him and her next words where he was neutered and adopted well i like him back no sue us here is the lawyer s # that was it not well lets see what we can do to return your nom sue us christine micelle brown 928-245-6416 if you can help me get him home english bull dog plus my dog was never posted on their found web site
We adopted a dog from Pet Allies a year ago when they were at the Franciscan Renewal Center's (CASA) pet adoption weekend. They were very easy to work with in the adoption itself and then helped us with any additional questions we had after the adoption. They also called periodically to make sure that everything was still a good match with us and the dog. We have been very pleased and would recommend them to anyone who is looking to adopt a pet.
I ran across Pet Allies quite a number of years ago when I was browsing in their old (as in previous) thrift store. Over the next few years when I would come up to Pine Top from the valley, I would learn more about them and what their mission is. What has impressed me the most about this group is their focus, energy and dedication on their mission while all the time keeping a positive attitude toward the community (donators, volunteers, customers at the thrift store) and toward all the animals. The overwhelming needs for the animals on the mountain could really take a toll on a person's spirit. But these folks are amazing. They get things done for the animals (the spay/neuter clinic, the new thrift store) they support the community and work together with other rescues on the mountain and all the while keep a positive, hopeful outlook.
I have been donating and occasionally volunteering for them now for years and they continue to amaze me. So if you are looking for a quality, dynamic and fulfilling volunteer experience, this is the place!
The following are my comments regarding the Pet Allies organization. I have moved here from a large city to a very small, rather poor town of Show Low, Arizona, located in the White Mountains. I have been an active volunteer for a year, since my retirement. Pet Allies' mission is to provide non-lethal solutions to pet overpopulation, but offers other services as well. Pet Allies is a non-profit, 501c.3 community benefit organization to provide a low cost, spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats. It has been incorporated since August of 1996. The clinic consists of the director, one veterinarian, two veterinarian technicians, and depending on the day around 8 or 9 volunteers who care for the animals before and after their surgery. In addition to the spay/neuter procedure, Pet Allies averages 200 pets per year that are placed in foster care. Prior to adoption, the animals have a complete medical exam, are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Private donations allow Pet Allies to provide medical care to the foster pets. Pet Allies also assists with roaming cats. Financial aid is offered to spay/neuter the cats. Humane traps are available to transport the cats to the clinic, in addition advice is offered for maintaining the roaming cat colony. Pet Allies offers a brochure listing all available agencies that take care of animals, information regarding the local humane society and/or specific pet organizations in Arizona. This information is also offered in the very comprehensive web site Pet Allies has (PetAlliesAZ.org). This web site includes listings for taking care of exotic animals, places to board pets, how to care for feral cats, etc. The clinic operates twice a month for two intense days, beginning at 8:00 a.m., when the pets are delivered until 6:00 p.m. at night when the last one is picked up. Approximately 70-80 pets a month are spayed/neutered. Appointments are made approximately two-three months before the procedure, due to the high demand for services. Pit bulls and roaming cats are spayed/neutered free, due to Pet Allies receiving a grant to offer the services. Pet Allies is one of the most efficient operations I have ever seen. I wish the director of Pet Allies could give lessons to future CEOs/MBA students on how to operate an efficient organization, with heart. There is not one segment of the organization that isn't carefully thought through, and with a great deal of expertise by the knowledgeable individuals/volunteers. As an example, determining how many animals can be spayed/neutered in one day, making sure that there aren't too many large hounds on one day, kennels are loaned to transport the animals in/out of the clinic if needed, if animals need further medication (antibiotics, etc.) they are provided at the time of surgery. A donation is requested for the additional medication, but isn’t always forthcoming. An example of the procedures on spay and neuter day: the animals are monitored by volunteers from the time they are admitted until they go home. The volunteers range from nurses to homemakers, and are picked because of their dedication to helping animals. If an animal needs additional surgery during the procedure such as mammary tumors, umbilical hernia, wounds, abscesses, the situation is corrected. When the animal comes off the table from surgery, they are given to a volunteer (usually there are five available for each shift - two shifts a day), to record vitals every few minutes and to literally sit with the animal to pet, talk to, and to stimulate that animal to help it wake up from anesthesia in a quiet, calm, soothing way. The animal is never left alone at any time. The volunteers observe the animal for any possible problems. When I say they “sit” with the animals, I must explain the circumstances. These volunteers are all over 60 years old. These volunteers sit on the floor with the animals. The animals are on towels, which have heat packs underneath the towels to keep them warm. The volunteers sit on the cold cement. This says a lot about dedication, loyalty, and a strong belief in the Pet Allies mission. I was so overwhelmed the first time I volunteered and witnessed the procedure, I couldn’t believe my eyes, and had to tell everyone with whom I came in contact. This kind of procedure/caring for the animal, just doesn’t happen in most, if any, clinics. Per some of the examples above, Pet Allies offers excellent, comprehensive, and a wide variety of services to the public. It’s truly a unique, special and much needed organization in the community. Jo Ann Lumsden