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Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: At Save-A-Pet, we believe it is our moral responsibility to protect and improve the lives of abused, abandoned, and homeless cats and dogs, and to place them in loving permanent homes. We work diligently to educate the public, especially children, on the importance of pet sterilization, responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.

Target demographics: Homeless, abandoned and abused animals.

Geographic areas served: Long Island, NY and the southern states

Programs: Rescue and sheltering; Spay/neuter clinics; South Paw program; therapy dog program; education and outreach.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Caitlin M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a FABULOUS establishment. Our president is there for any animal brought our direction. Everyone there is so caring and has a genuine love for each and every one of the animals. Dori does such an amazing job and goes out of her way to save dying animals and stays with them at all hours tending to their every need. Such a fantastic woman and an amazing animal shelter. I absolutely love volunteering here, I am here almost 5 days a week! I couldn't be happier :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined Save-A-Pet as a volunteer in the summer of 2001. It was a fledgling organization at the time, having been operated out of the home of its founder, Dori Scofield. I have seen many changes over the years, but one thing remains the same: this organization's total dedication to improving the lives of homeless cats and dogs (and, at times, other animals). Being a volunteer here has opened up many aspects of the animal rescue world to me. Among my favorite things to do (aside from helping with the dogs at the shelter) are outside events at local venues (such as libraries); these give me the opportunity to educate the public on shelter adoption as well as responsible animal care. I also have been enriched by my involvement in participating in, as well as coordinating, the pet assisted therapy program. My two sweet girls adopted from SAP are pictured below. Both have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, leaving me grateful for the opportunity to have had them in my life.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have 4 cats all which I have adopted from Save-a-Pet. After adopting the first cat, I had such a good experience, that I decided I wanted to volunteer there in my spare time. Well needless to say about 5 years later, a bunch of fosters and 3 foster failures, I’m hooked! I ❤️ everyone at Save-a-Pet, they are the true definition of rescuers and I’m so happy to be part of the fam.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Save-A-Pet for about five years now. Dori, the founder and CEO is a loving person who cares about her animals and the people who help her. She does everything she can to provide them with care and love, and its inspiring to watch. Save-A-Pet has a great staff, as well as a selection of animals you can tell are truly cared for. Dori and her staff go above and beyond to make sure each animal goes to a great home, whether they're going to new families or families who have adopted in the past. There is a reason that people who have adopted from her in the past come back around!

Lee K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Saveapet Animal Rescue and founder Dori Scofield care for orphaned animals with remarkable integrity, love and compassion. Saveapet truly cares about each orphan that comes through the door. They provide the best care possible to every soul they can. Miracles happened here. Everyday Saveapet works non stop for these babies. They are more than a shelter. They are Outreach, Rescue, Advocacy and Community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue is by far the most caring organization when it comes to animal welfare. Everyone there truly cares about the animals in their care. I adopted my pit bull from there almost 6 years ago.  She was saved from a horrible situation. I am so thankful to this organization for saving her and her siblings!

Allie D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our little girl from Save A Petand we love her and them! The whole process was flawless and they were professional, friendly and supportive. When we are ready to add to our family we will definitely be going back to Save A Pet!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Save a pet is literally the best rescue i have had the pleasure of dealing with. As a professional dog trainer I have clients asking for rescues needing homes. I always refer them to save a pet where they take the time to match the perfect dog to the perfect home. They thoroughly screen their adopters as well as their dogs to ensure the very best match. Save a pet is top notch caring for whats best for both potential adopters as well as the dogs in their rescue. They pull locally as well as a southern division that aides municipal shelters in the south with resources as well as matching dogs with homes up north. I cant say enough wonderful things about this rescue!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dori & everyone at Sav A Pet truly love & care about each & every animal they have. I’ve fosterd many kittens ( kept 3, & adopted a senior as well).
Sav A Pet has been there with any & all medical issues including surgery on one of my kittens.
If you’re looking to adopt go to Sav A Pet!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So many people and organizations call themselves "rescue"--but the concept has changed drastically over the past several years. While intentions are good, I'm sure, so many adoptions are done in parking lots, at highway exits, and with little to no adoption process to ensure the lifelong safety of each adopted animal. Likewise, it seems like many rescues have the cutest puppies with not a PitBill to be seen. I'm not criticizing the good work of these people, but when I think of true "rescue"-- the ugly, tragic, in-the-trenches, hard-to-adopt--rescued animals, I put Save-A-Pet at the top of the list. I have adopted my companions from Save-A-Pet for the past 25 years because I know what the day-to-day life is like for the SAP rescuers and volunteers who are devoted to this cause. With all my companion pets, there was a back story that nearly destroyed my faith in humankind. But Save-A-Pet took them in, gave them the care and devotion they needed in order to move on tho the lives they so profoundly deserved. They were the "brown paper-bag dogs", the misunderstood Bully breeds, the old, the disabled, the traumatized... and every single one that came in to my life because of Save-A-Pet has made my life complete. What I especially appreciate is that SAP is committed to their adopted pets for LIFE! They supported me when I had questions, and while I would NEVER have given any of my fur kids back, I appreciated that they have a strict policy that no adopted pet should ever end up anywhere other than back at their shelter should a situation ever change.
Today, I have my 90 pound AmStaff, Ani. She came into my life when everything else had fallen apart. She is my savior, my confidante, my therapy, my joy, and my constant companion. Every day, I pray for all the animals in the world who are alone, scared, abused, neglected, and unwanted. I pray that Save-A-Pet finds them because once there, all that's left of those tragic lives is love...never to be alone again.

Alan D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

No words exist that can adequately describe my experience with Dori and her staff when I connected with my new rescue buddy Moe. After 4+ hours in a car they welcomed me with smiles and a parade of loving and excited furry friends. To accommodate my cat allergies they introduced me to each dog, one by one, in their wonderful courtyard with benches, shade and secure fencing to keep all safe. When I met Moe, (Carlito at the time), I knew he was the heartwarming friend I needed to spend the rest of his/my life with. Knowing that I was making the same ride home after a brief rest, they expedited the process. I then had a wonderful meal with my beautiful sister and headed home with Moe. If you're considering an organization to meet and rescue a pet, please give Save-A-Pet a visit. Dori has a heart made of gold. My deepest gratitude, Alan.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Chris C I started volunteering upon retirement approximately 8yrs ago l love being a part of the Save A Pet family They care so much about the animals I look forward to coming in to help with whatever the new problem is. Helping people who need to surrender there animal for a lost loved one or loosing there home. Dori is a wonderful caring person with a big heart Always wants to rescue all in need but unfortunately unable to get to help All in need

Janice D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The love & compassion shown by Save A Pet is beyond a typical rescue. They do not give up on any animal. Save A Pet sees every rescue to the end, even if it takes years. Save A Pet is truly the voice of the voiceless. The folks there are Angels on Earth.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the help of the passionate and caring people at Save-A-Pet I would not have found my best friend. A little over four years ago I rescued my German Shepherd. I am so glad I came to the shelter and chose adoption. The people at Save-A-pet were so helpful and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.