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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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Adopt A Rescue Pet is a wonderful organization that is committed to their cause. Their love, dedication and hard work is seen every day, from caring for the dogs to regular adoption events to fundraising. They have rescued thousands of dogs, who would have been euthanized or abandoned, and given them a second chance. Thank you, Adopt A Rescue Pet, for all you do to help the pets of Las Vegas!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Adopt a Rescue Pet is one of the largest and most active rescues in Las Vegas and have been operating here for 15 years. They have rescued literally thousands of dogs, most of which would most likely have been put to death at a kill shelter. They go above and beyond to help animals. And THAT'S what it's all about (or should be).

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's a real shame that ARP is being blamed for some horse enthusiasts who lied to them, originally in a panic, about rescuing some horses from slaughter and begging ARP to sponsor a project that was, and is, a fraud.

Review from Guidestar

1 Laura248

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Seems this organization is behind on filing tax reports, none filed since 2012.

Northeastern Nevada Equine Rescue claims that Adopt A Rescue Pet is their umbrella organization, but it appears they do not comply with the mission statement of Adopt a Rescue Pet since it was set up to address issues with dogs, not horses.

Northeastern Nevada Equine Rescue, of Wells, Nevada has fundraised THOUSANDS of dollars which they claim ran through Adopt A Rescue Pet organization as the umbrella organization. And when(NNER)was doing these fundraisers they have told the public they had a tax exempt status again by using Adopt A Rescue Pet's 501c3 status.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I moved to the LV area over a year ago and had been volunteering for a few years where I lived and new I had to get involved quickly with a rescue group of some sorts. I was SOOOO lucky because I moved into a very close location to the 5th North Petsmart. I went in the store and ask them if they held adoptions. They gave me the email address and phone number of Adopt a Rescue Pet. I email immediately and told them what I thought I could do. Age and health limit me to handling large dogs to much but I can foster and I love to take pictures of dogs. So I was told "jump in" and take pictures. I put them on Petfinder and send to Naomi to put on ADRP website. I absolutely love the people that volunteer there and try and spend as much time as I can there. I am gone in the summer and you don't know how much I miss the people, the dogs and seeing the adoptions. Another dog safe and finiding their forever home is something I can't explain. It's a great group and they do great work!

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am not a regular volunteer but I have volunteered at North 5th. I have never seen a more dedicated crew! OMG The people there put alot of us to shame! They do it purely for the love of those babies in their care! And they do it EVERY DAMN WEEKEND!! With smiles on their faces! I wish everyone would just go see them in action some weekend! And who knows you may just take a baby home to become part of a forever family!! THEY NEED US!

Review from Guidestar

1 Travis11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at the Petsmart location off of North Fifth and Deer Springs. Simply put, the people I volunteer with are some of the most dedicated people I have met. Beyond just volunteering, a lot of us, including my sister and I, foster dogs during the week to bring them back on the weekend adoption days, fresh, loved and happier in order to help them get adopted. We're honest to those interested and do our best to re-home dogs to the /right/ home, not just to anyone. Adoption processes are simple, but get all the details ironed out to help set a platform for a successful adoption. I would hope to work at a place someday with such cohesiveness and respect among the volunteers.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped this organization out when I can, my mom is a huge contributor in it and I have seen the good these people do. They donate sooooo much of their time and resources to find these dogs a new loving home. Most of the dogs have been through a lot and all they need is patience and lots of love. So if uYou do find yourself adopting, be patient with your new loved one and give them time to adjust to their new home. Again the time and care these volunteers put in is a lot and sometimes goes unnoticed by people. ARP rocks. Great job!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

adopt a rescue pet is one of the most loving, caring, hardworking, small animal rescue groups that i have had the honor of being a volunteer with. many of the volunteers put so much of their, time, effort, and hearts into finding loving, forever homes or foster homes for the abandoned, unwanted pets, left to die by euthanasia, at the kill shelters. adopt a rescue pet has placed thousands of homeless pets into loving, forever homes over the last several years. they have taken on special needs and older pets that other rescue groups have turned away, most of the volunteers have made sacrifices in their personal lives to help as many pets as possible. all of the volunteers wish they could do more for the homeless pets, but like all other charity groups hit by tough economic times, donations have decreased and the amount of homeless pets has increased. making the need for this rescue group even greater.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The head of this rescue and most of the people involved who foster pets are beyond committed to saving the lives of precious dogs that deserve the love and security of good homes. I've adopted 2 dogs from them in the last 8 years and am indescribably grateful for both blessings.

1 Edna M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is by far the best rescue organization I've ever been involved in. I volunteer for them as a foster and I've also adopted 2 of my dogs from them. They take in dogs that would definitely be put to sleep because of behavioral problems or because they're just not little "cute" puppies or very cute dogs either. The volunteers who work the adoptions work tirelessly to find these dogs good homes. They're out there in all kinds of weather and always with a smile on their face. I cannot say enough of good things about them. Whenever I have spare money, it goes to them because I'm convinced all of my contributions are put to good use.

1 Cathy21

Client Served

Rating: 5

‎4th best day of our lives was the day I dropped off some blankets and left with a little Gracie. (Getting married, adopting Trapper and Roscoe were the first three best days) Las Vegas chapter is awesome!!!

1 Arianna S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have adopted both our dogs from adopt a rescue and every day I am so thankful to this rescue group. the two dogs are now a huge part of out home and I can't imagine life without them If it wasn't for this organization we never would of found them and I can't imagine that. I would like to thank all the volunters who made it possiable for us to find these two.

1 James35

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Adopt a Rescue pet is one of the premier non-kill shelters in Las Vegas. They cater to all dogs, not just the ones likely to be adopted. Time has shown that if the dog is not a good fit for the home, it likely wont be a forever home. Adopt a Rescue pet makes every effort to fully understand the situation the dog is going into before adoption papers are ever brought out. Because of this, it ensures the right home, not just a right now home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and adopted from various animal rescue groups. ARP goes the extra mile. They do not just take in the easily adoptable dogs (which is what many rescues do), they are willing to look "outside the box" at an animal and give it every chance to find its forever home. Every dollar goes to where it should. A fantastic organization.

Mike39

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

"A group of individuals rescuing 'purebred' dogs from the Clark County, NV area animal shelters that have "timed out" (scheduled for euthanasia)." A great organization leading the way to a no-kill county. Great effort all around!

1 Terry H.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have a pet sitting service in Las Vegas. We collect donations from our clients frequently and deliver them to their PetSmart location on weekends. Some of the items include blankets, food, toys, etc. We have also adopted three wonderful dogs through them in the past 9 years.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2005 I realized that my American Eskimo son (the great, late Handsome Bear Kelly) needed a sibling. I went online and found Adopt A Rescue Pet and made contact. I set up an appt to go see the Eskie dogs for adoption. One of them was an 8-10 yr old female with vision challenges named Gypsy. I knew instantly that she was his new sister! I was so impressed with Heidi Pieper and the love she gave to these dogs blessed enough to be fostered by her and her husband Jay! I also met ARP's founder Elizabeth Davis and helped to raise money for them because I know that this organization is run well. Often times, we donate to a charity never really knowing if the monies are being used properly. I proudly attest to knowing that ARP is a model charity for helping abused and abandonded dogs. If you only have $1 to give, please give it to ARP!

Client Served

Rating: 5

we recently adopted a dog from ARP. the people there were very helpful and actually cared that the dog got a good home. I would refer anyone here that's looking for a pet, they have a variety of pets, not just cats and dogs.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

Dogs are not everything in life, but they make it complete. Knowing that somewhere in the rain, cold, darkness or extreme heat there will always be an abandoned dog makes it difficult to be happy. But it helps knowing that there is an organization at work like Adopt A Rescue Pet with the caring, dedicated, animal-loving people that it has.

Along with tax deductible monetary contributions, I’ve also donated a complete living room suite of gently used furniture and accessories for volunteers and care takers to use and was successful in encouraging my hotel employer to donate hundreds of used blankets, comforters, bedspreads and other guest room linens for the comfort and care of the animals while they wait for their permanent home.

Roy Engelbretson
Senior Finance
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
702-386-8278