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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: ARP's mission is to stop the senseless euthanization of homeless pets. We strive to provide for animals from uncertainty, by rescuing them from "kill" shelters, abandonment, economic turmoil, or simply - from people who "don't want them anymore." By providing love, medical care, sterilization and adoption of "recycled" pets we impact the pet over population by decreasing the deaths of unwanted pets by spaying & neutering all dogs before adoption, even foster if health permits.

Results: Since our inception as a group of private citizens trying to change the animal shelter "timed out" practice, through our weekly weekend adoption events, we have rehabilitated 15,000 animals into new homes. We have grown to be one of southern Nevadas largest animal rescue organizations with a housing facility and a no kill sanctuary ranch for retiring or "impressionable" dogs. Annually we now average 1,000 adoptions. We are one of the largest second chance options for dogs hitting death row in neighboring California's "high desert region" and locally owner relinquishment.

Target demographics: Dogs facing uncertainty is who we help.

Direct beneficiaries per year: annually we strive to assist over 1,000 homeless pets. Since inception we have helped over 15,000 animals!

Geographic areas served: Animal Welfare for dogs & animals in need of Rescue

Programs: Adopt A Rescue Pet is passionate about animal welfare, all dogs, all ages, all breeds are welcome in our programs. We provide medical care, sterilization, safe housing, nutrition and the opportunity for a new home to be found - with no expiration on how long it takes. We have an active boarding facility and a private no kill sanctuary ranch setting.

Community Stories

71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tammy136

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love ADOPT A RESCUE PET. I have never met a more dedicated group of people. My family (more than one household) and I have adopted nearly 10 dogs from them over the years. ARP is a wonderful organization that truly has been a blessing in my life. When you adopt, foster, or volunteer you become a family member. I would like to say thank you for everything you do for our community.

Jessie13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a law student with the William S. Boyd School of law at UNLV we are required to perform a certain number of community service hours. I am so fortunate to have found Adopt a Rescue Pet and perform many hours of community service for school with this wonderful organization. Through the years I have seen the blood, sweat, and tears that everyone in this organization puts into rescuing animals in our community and working hard to find them loving, forever homes. I have volunteered with several animal welfare organizations throughout my time in Las Vegas, and this one truly seems to only have the best interest of the animals at heart. The Las Vegas community is so fortunate to have Adopt a Rescue Pet in our backyard and I am so thankful for the opportunity to volunteer with this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 dogs from this group. They are a very knowledgeable and dedicated group of people.

janicelaird

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was retired...with dogs as my passion I chose to spend my free time helping homeless ones find a home. I have adopted all of my dogs through AARP. I called them and they graciously invited me to volunteer with them. Now I feel I am helping a organization that truly has the dogs best interest at heart. I feel blessed to give my energy and time to AARP.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Adopt- a -Rescue- Pet has given me a vehicle to give back to our local pets who have only given humans unconditional love.

Tiara R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have adopted both of our dogs from Adopt a Rescue Pet. I am thankful the dogs get a second chance at life with this rescue and am proud to be a volunteer.

Fredi S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been involved with this rescue for almost 3 years. Witnessed over 2500 adoptions. Many dogs with illnesses, needing medical attention with no other options have been saved by this rescue. Including some of my own, which I got from this group. Hope they continue on their path to make Las Vegas no kill.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We absolutely love Adopt-A-Rescue Pet. They are by far one of the best nonprofit organizations we've ever had the honor of working with!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted millie aka girlfriend about 6 months ago. she had been with adopt a rescue pet a long time. it is so difficult to adopt an older dog she is 10 years old. she is a bull terrier like the dog in the target ad. she is so sweet and funny. she can not hear or see very well but she stays very close to me at all times. like so many of these dogs their lives have not been very good but with adopt a rescue pet they have a new lease on life.

1 Stacey52

Client Served

Rating: 4

We adopted a puppy through ARP two weeks ago. The adoption fee included up-to-date shots, neuter, a bag of dog food, some puppy toys, and discounts on a TON of stuff at PetSmart. Our new puppy, Whiskey, is adorable! He arrived healthy, clean, and full of energy! Adopt-a-Rescue Pet has an in-depth application process, asked a lot of questions about our lifestyle and home, and worked to make sure Whiskey would be a good fit for our family. We weren't able to take Whiskey home right away (we picked him up from the vet 3 days later after he was neutered). As you can imagine, there were tons of admirers on 'adoption day' at PetSmart but once we claimed him, ARP didn't allow anyone else to play with the puppies or get near the cage. I appreciated this more than anything; they protected our puppy and helped ensure his health and safety. I'm very impressed with this organization and will recommend ARP to others!

2 Brittany49

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARP is amazing! I needed help with my dog and they were beyond helpful. They found him a loving home that he is doing amazing at! They make sure they aren't just adopting to anyone.. They make sure these dogs get great homes! I have also helped volunteer when I can and the staff takes great pride in these dogs. They show the dogs endless amount of love and belly rubs! I believe this organization is truly amazing and put so much love into getting these dogs new homes!!

1 Michelle202

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Adopt a Rescue Pet is a safe haven for displaced animals across the valley. Their relentless efforts help save the life's of hundreds of homeless dogs each year. I've had the pleasure of volunteering with this wonderful organization and they are a great group of kind hearted people!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough good things about this group! Adopt a Rescue Pet is truly a safe haven and second chance for the homeless dogs of our community. I am so thankful for their services to the animals in their care. Thank you Adopt a Rescue Pet! You Rock!!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an adviser of our Animal Club at Cadwallader Middle School. My AC students have enjoyed collecting donations for Adopt A Rescue Pet. We have been able to partner with Marleen and help with animal baskets for raffles and other fundraising opportunities. Marleen has visited our club to speak to our students and we have been able to donate money and dog supplies to ARP through Marleen partnering with our club. Thank you for giving us this opportunity ARP!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I went on line and found the dog that was perfect. She's approximately 4 years old, a deer Chihuahua and how anyone could have left her is incomprehensible. The staff from Adopt A Rescue Pet at the PetSmart that day were so friendly and kind. It all went perfectly, they gave her a bath and a free medical check up. I will always thank them for finding "Maggie" and thus bringing her into our lives. Please donate when you can, it's Christmas! Happy Holidays. Cathie

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Adopt A Rescue Pet for 13 years now, if my family and I didn't believe in them we would have left along time ago. Adopt A Rescue pet goes far beyond a lot of other rescues, they help animals in need all the time, they help out seniors so they don't have to give up their dog and when it's time they help re-home the dog in that time of need. They go out of their way to make sure if someone doesn't have food for their dog they help them out so they don't go without for themselves. They are always working on something and the volunteers are great, starting at age 16 all the way up to 90. It has been a blessing for so many people that have had to re-home there dogs due to loosing their homes and having to down size, helping with that meant that they didn't end up in the local kill shelter ready to be put down. One day they will have the Rescue Ranch that we have been dreaming of, they have the land just need to funds to build, but that will happen someday, but for now we will continue setting up and tearing down each Saturday and Sunday at 2 local PetSmarts until there are none...... Adopt Don't Shop....

2 bjsmaling

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ive been involved with these guys for a few years now and they are the best group of people you can ask for. They dont just throw a dog in your home, they match you with a dog so nothing goes wrong and you dont have to bring him back. Hands down you couldnt ask for a better group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

By far one of the best rescue organizations out there. I started out volunteering and got to meet alot of the amazing people behind this organization. Elizabeth, andy, naoma, and marleen are hands down some of the most dedicated people to the cause that you will ever meet. And all the great pups they have will melt your heart when you see them. Before going to anyone else you definetely need to check these guys out. Donate, volunteer, or anything you can do to help all these wonderful animals before its too late.

Review from Guidestar

4 Jen_57

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Adopt a Rescue Pet is one of the most dedicated dog rescues I have ever seen. The amount of time all of them put into saving dogs is amazing. They take in any breed, any age and dogs with medical conditions knowing they will take care of them until they find their forever home. They are truly a blessing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Adopt A Rescue Pet for 4 years. This group is such a wonderful bunch of folks who love rescue dogs! Each weekend they have adoption events at 2 PETSMARTS on an normal weekend they help 20-30 homeless dogs find homes! For them it is all about helping homeless dogs!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Adopt A Rescue Pet for the past 8 years. I enjoy my experience spending time with dogs and being able to help find them homes. It's also great working with genuine people that want the same thing; To help find homes for homeless animals and to show them compassion and love. I've seen and helped home many dogs and there is nothing more fulfilling. I love ARP!

2 Shalayna N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARP has true dedicated and selfless angles out there saving furry lives every moment of the day!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is one that loves its animals and was the best home for the dog. We want provided so much love to these animals as they have faced so much we try to so show compassion about our animals. We will take back our dogs if any thing arises as we want the best thing for them and we want our sweet angles to live a long and happy life for the sweet angles no matter what.