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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

256 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Dan for our new addition to our family. My son received her on Christmas and immediately named her Cookie because she looks like an Oreo. She is very lovable and playful. She is a perfect match for me and my family. You were so helpful and patient. Thank you again for this precious gift!!

Jean Meierott K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Jinx from Peggy Adams and we couldn't be happier. He is a sweet and loving kitten and is having a ball getting to know his new brother, our cat, Muffin, and sister, our dog, Cali. Peggy Adams made the adoption process simple and choosing a cat was fun, as they had several rooms with cats and kittens to sit with until we decided on Jinx. We look forward to many years of fun with our little circus!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We fostered and adopted from Peggy Adams. The foster & adoption program at Peggy Adams are both top notch.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What an AMAZING experience!!!! Everyone at Peggy Adams went ABOVE and beyond to help me get the perfect puppy! I can’t thank them enough!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my dog from here. He is the best dog. Perfectly healthy, extremely well behaved and the staff at Peggy could not have been more helpful throughout the adoption process.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Maddi is just the sweetest dog! Her personality has blossomed since the day I saw her at your shelter. While she may not look happy in her rain coat she enjoys her walks. Even in her Halloween costume she still managed to look adorable :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 cats from them about six years ago. They have never had any health problems and I love them to death! Peggy Adams never euthanizes and adopting from there helps there mission!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted our dog Lily from Peggy Adams great organization and caring staff they definitely take time to match the animal to the right family our family is extremely thankful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My two cats came from Peggy Adams. I adopted them as kittens and they were very well socialized. The foster program does a wonderful job getting these little ones off to a great start! The adoption process was easy and positive as well. Thank you Peggy Adams for bringing these two joys into my life!

Cristina Caruso J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family's recent adoption of June the kitten from Peggy Adams was an incredible experience. We were so impressed by the facilities and the care the staff was providing to these animals in need. The adoption process was very easy but also thorough, demonstrating that the staff is committed to placing animals with good homes. June's medical treatment at Peggy Adams was fabulous, and it was clear this kitten who had spent her first 6 months at the shelter had been loved and petted and cuddled as she is a playful social member of our family! Thank you, Peggy Adams staff. You are doing such important work and doing it with heart and passion!

Donna M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a on limited income, I found a piece of my heart At Peggy Adams Rescue. A name your own price adoption makes it easy to find your new love. They have many options available. My heart was Adopted Thursday 12/7/2017 I am not from the Palm Beach area, I live about 4 hours north in Putnam county. Ozzy was well worth the trip and he has settled in quickly and loves running laps in the yard. He has plenty of tail wags and kisses to show me how happy he is.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost 4 years ago I adopted Chrissy, she was nine years old at the time. She is my best buddy. Still loves to play and car rides. She is such a happy little girl. Thank you Peggy Adams for saving this senior sweetie. Peggy Adams' facility is spotless, I also donate to Peggy's Pantry which provides food for pet owners who due to their economic situation may be able to afford pet food for their pets, this helps them from having to surrender their beloved pets. All staff I have dealt with is very compassionate in their goal to find these loving animals homes. Thank you for all you do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Was looking for a senior dog rescue and saw Chrissy online, a 9 year old Shih Tzu/poodle mix blind in one eye. All the staff from the response I received to my e-mail to everyone at Peggy Adams was very patient, helpful, professional and truly involved in the animals best interest. They took us to a small room then brought Chrissy to meet us. She is a 12 pound bundle of love that has made our life so much better! The facility is spotless, truly a wonderful place to adopt a pet. Many thanks to everyone who helped us.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To Kristin, Colleen and Gabriel in Receiving. The three of you made a very difficult situation bearable. Your kindness, understanding and compassion was so appreciated. I was at a loss and you went above and beyond. When my brother passed away leaving four very loved kitties you said you would help, and you did. As hard as it was to leave Runt, Mr. Mitts, Guenivere and Turtle you were so kind and helped me to realize I was leaving them in good and caring hands. I can't say enough about these good people. Thank you, you are amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was referred to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue when my pet died a couple of weeks ago.

The entire staff was so accommodating and sincere. I was truly moved when I received a condolence card in the mail, nice touch.

so when it came to adopting a new pet, it was without any doubt as to where I was going, Peggy Adams.

The entire staff could not have been more accommodating, friendly and caring that I made the right choice, and I did.

Thank you all for assisting me in making my home complete again.

All the best.

Scott

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had lost our baby girl 21/2 years ago. Though I would never get another, and if we did it would be a rescue. Went to Peggy adams and found who they named fawn and we call Mimi. She was so scared, vicious, and needed hygiene. But the shelter was amazing, they took time with her, made her feel at ease. She's a beautiful girl and all she needed was love. This is her know just after 4 days. I love this shelter for their love and dedication to all animals. If your looking for a pet please visit Peggy first.

Jolene S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Peggy Adams is absolutely the most compassionate non-profit limited admission shelter I have ever visited. It accepts from Palm Beach Animal Care and Control not only readily adoptable dogs but also sick, injured, senior and hard to place cases. In addition, Peggy Adams housed Humane Society International's Puerto Rican dogs throughout their quarantine period. Thank you, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

She saved my life.

At the beginning of December my kitty "Fanci" and I lost our beloved son and brother. Papito, my 14 year old shepherd mix. We both went into depression and she and I would cry every day. 2 weeks after our loss, I went to the Peggy Adams Rescue League. I met Sky and she found us the most wonderful pup, Rosie "Elsa". I was not looking for a young pup but could not risk the health, happiness, and safety of my kitty. She was our blessing.

I am happy to say that we are truly blessed and will come back to visit whenever possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted four month old Teddy my orange tabby. He made friends with my four dogs the night he came home. He is a pretty incredible kitten. I have always known Peggy Adams is special since I took my kids there to have their pet rat , iguana, and parakeet blessed , I think it was on all Saints Day 25 years ago. I knew when I was ready to adopt a cat again, I would come here. He is just so special. Georgina

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A huge thank you to Jan at Peggy Adams! We had been trying to adopt a miniature schnauzer mix for some time and she helped us find the sweetest puppy! We do not live near the shelter so Jan and the staff went the extra mile to accommodate our needs in picking up our puppy. We were so pleased how well our dog was cared for while in the care of Peggy Adams, and they were incredibly helpful in getting us the information needed of how to care for her (we're first time dog owners). This is a fantastic place to adopt a pet!

1 Callie E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I were in on Saturday and adopted a beautiful little blonde named Jada. As soon as we saw her sweet face, we fell in love. She is obviously still adjusting to our schedule, but she is making herself right at home. We are going to work on bringing her out of her shell and her separation anxiety issues. We are confident that through love and patience that she will eventually see that our home is her home forever. Here are a few snapshots of her in her new home.

Thank you so much for allowing us to become her puppy parents. She is a welcomed addition to our little family. Your staff was so wonderful in helping us to understand our little girl's past and needs for the future. I am so thankful that you have full time behaviorists in the event that we need additional help in acclimating Jada's fur-brother to the pack life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was mourning the loss of my Cavalier recently and fell into a depression.. ..One day while getting supplies for the pool my daughter said "We're going to the shelter" The shelter did not have any dogs we were interested in so she took me to Peggy Adams.......As we were leaving we passed a volunteer walking 3 beautiful Chihuahuas and I asked them if they had been adopted....Only 2 were leaving the one we liked best....we asked for her name and without saying anything we literally bolted for the front door and asked for forms to fill out......We met with Emily who brought in the Chihuahua who was shy and fearful.. Gabby is 1,5 years old and had a medical issue they were taking care of....So we took her home 2 days later.....Not only the care they give these animals but the connections they have build with Home Again a chip company unlike any I have dealt with before...Then the Pet insurance. They have physicians on site.....they offer free spaying and neutering of any animal that is owned in Palm Beach County. They have built a system that is 100% dedicated to the preservation of animals and keeping them healthy. My father was a dog breeder and I never thought about adopting. I am so glad I did. Gabby bonded with us immediately and after walking her twice knew exactly what her house was. She knows her name and is meeting other dogs as we walk.
Not only was Gabby lucky to find us, we feel so lucky to have found her and grateful to Peggy Adams for what that facility does for animals and for making this possible. Its staff is absolutely wonderful. Many thanks to Emily!!
Geraldine Vaccaro, a grateful client

1 Christopher93

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been looking at the Peggy Adams site for many weeks to find a cat for my sister that lives on the west coast of FL. A few days before Christmas I saw kitten that reminded me of a Himalayan I had many years ago. He has one over the hearts of many in a new household, even a grandmother that was never a "cat person". His personality is very loving and as you can see he is adorable. The process at Peggy Adams when adopting him was fast and painless. I will definitely go back if I am every looking for another pet!

1 Stephanie286

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started as a foster at Peggy Adams; 6 kittens! They provide a playpen, food and litter...all you provide is love and care! We ended up adopting one of those kittens. Jay helped us with the adoption and everything went smoothly. Then we went back for a playmate for her when our older cat passed. Jay again to the rescue!!! The entire team at Peggy Adams. If you aren't looking for a full commitment, but want to have animals in your life; contact Shannon about fostering. If you want to have a friend for life...jay is the man! Thanks to everyone I didn't mention in here...because from the volunteer greeters to the veterinarians this shelter is top notch.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We were foster parents for a cat and her four kittens. It was a wonderful experience. The training and support we received from the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League was first rate. They provided excellent followup and guidance to make sure the animals were doing well and in hands.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our beautiful black ketten from the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. The people there are very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The shelter is very clean and the animals are well taken care of. The adoption process is thorough but not burdensome. The shelter provides a host of services in case there are issues after you bring the pet home. I don't think you can find a better place to adopt a pet.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is fantastic! The staff truly cares about the animals. I recommend the League to anyone who is looking to adopt a furry friend.

surfererg27

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There's something magical about the animals that come out of Peggy Adams. My wife and I adopted 2 kittens about a year and a half ago from Peggy Adams and they are unlike any other cats I've ever owned or known in the past! For starters, they are cuddle bugs! The foster team at Peggy Adams must have given my two kittens an abundance of love because Minnie and Nala have grown up to be extremely sociable, loving, and cuddly creatures!

Thank you, Peggy Adams for providing an amazing service in our community!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had such a wonderful experience with this organization. I adopted my two cats here and they couldn't have been more helpful!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League since 2008. All the while we had pure bred dogs. We never adopted a dog from the League or any other shelter. That all changed this past fall. I am now the proud owner of a great rescue dog. He might be the smartest dog we have ever owned. But that is not the point of this "review." After going through that adoption process, I got to see how great the League and its staff are "in action." Thoroughly professional. Very helpful, thoughtful and kind. This dog was about a year and a half old and this poodle mix had never been groomed, never had shots, was not neutered and was not "chipped." Except for the grooming (he had to be shaved) the League took care of it all very quickly. Within about 3 to 4 days we took our dog home.

If you are in the West Palm Beach area, you need to visit Peggy Adams and see what is going on there.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Peggy Adams is an outstanding organization serving Palm Beach County. Not only are they committed to elevating our entire county to Zero Euthnasia of adoptable treatable dogs and cats, but also tackling a gigantic community cat overpopulation issue, providing low cost services to our community through numerous coveted grants from the most honorable organizations!
I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with their incredible staff, volunteers and board members. The organization is a dream team of dedicated people committed to saving countless furry lives in our community! Thank you ARL for all you do!

Terri Mersentes

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League for close to 15 years, if not longer. I have watched this organization grow to become one of the most respected and popular shelters around. When volunteering I have had people stop me in the adoption areas stating that they have never been to such a clean shelter. They also comment to me how healthy our animals look. I can say with certainty that everyone that now works at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League are there because of their love for the animals. Our dogs get quality time from the staff and volunteers when taken out for their daily walks and play time. We also have play groups for the dogs. We have free roaming cats, large glass runs for our cats and large condos. This is truly a wonderful and caring organization.

Katherine Weems

Cheweys Mom

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LOVE Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. We've adopted from there and their team is so amazing. They make sure you are ready and prepared as well as follow-up several times as soon as your new family member is settled in! GREAT ORGANIZATION!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son wanted a dog for his 16th Birthday. We went on-line and found two dogs we thought would be perfect for us. I called the next day and arranged for our family to meet the dogs. When we arrived, we were greeted, welcomed and taken back to see the dogs. One little puppy who wasn't even in the system yet (he had just arrived that day) came to the door of his crate and said hello to us with his tail a'waggin! It was like he picked us - he wasn't one of the dogs we saw....but he wanted my son to be HIS BOY and my daughter to be HIS GIRL! We played with him in a private room and fell in love! We've had Chewbacca (Chewey for short) for almost nine months! He quickly stole our hearts and now rules our home. It's ridiculous how 4 people and 2 cats can be put in their place by a mutt, but it's true. I was so impressed with the team at Peggy Adams and even more impressed with their follow through after the adoption! Thanksgiving was a few days ago and as we went around the table, my heart was singing when my macho husband's eyes glowed as he said he was most thankful this year for Chewy and the absolute joy he has brought our family. THANK YOU SO MUCH PEGGY ADAMS TEAM!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue is the nicest animal rescue facility I've ever seen - very clean, staffed by friendly, compassionate people, and the animals are well cared for and get lots of attention. The staff and volunteers really love all of the animals that are in their care.
Based on the positive reputation that this animal rescue league has in the community, I choose to adopt a senior Maltese dog from this shelter. The staff were very professional and helpful throughout the adoption process.
Its extremely reassuring to know that the animals are loved here. I greatly appreciate the dedication and services that Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League provides to the animals and community.

SushiMom

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having been involved with Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League for nearly 20 years, I am in the fortunate position of having watched this organization bloom into a major force for animal welfare both locally and nationwide. In that time I have received and seen others receive an unbelievable level of support and services.  My roles have been as a trapper of community cats, an adopter and a foster volunteer.  The staff are genuine, the leadership has its priorities in order and they are excellent stewards of the time, talent and funds donated to them.  It is an absolute privilege to to have this resource in the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League for many years both as an adopter and as a foster volunteer. This organization has proven itself to be well run, a strong and inclusive leader in the community and has forward looking vision with programs that are making a real impact on animal population and welfare.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I had a fantastic experience when we adopted our poodle mix rescue late last year. Everyone we dealt with was so wonderful. The staff, from the reception area, the veterinarians, and all the way through the adoption process, was very professional and above all else, interested in the well-being of the animals and a good fit in their new forever home. The CEO, Rich Anderson, has a real passion for helping and supporting the less fortunate animals in our community. I don't think you would find a better organization then Peggy Adams to support. The new member of our home, Finn, fit in right away. We can't imagine not having him with us .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

On August 17, 2016 my wife and I adopted Shego. At the time our German Shepard, Max, had been without a companion for three months. After his companion passed away, Max was sad and depressed. When we brought Shego home, her and Max had an initial "check each other" moment. After that was over, they started chasing each other all over the yard. Max and Shego are now "best buddies." Max is no longer sad and depressed. He loves his new "little sister."