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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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer and a donor to adopt a rescue pet since 2008. I have never seen more people solely dedicated to the cause of helping find forever homes for homeless pets. I have been on the front lines with AARP and I have seen the work especially that Elizabeth and Naomi have done. I have countless stories of self sacrifice and dedication I could write about. Big shout out also to Cindy and Marshall who have for over 10 years volunteered at at adoptions almost every weekend they could have easily been doing something else. This organization deserves praise, respect and most importantly funding to keep going. AARP does the community an imprtant service by taking in the dogs that no one else would and finding them forever homes. I stand behind them 100% and always will

Review from Guidestar

Mary239

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with Adopt a Rescue Pet for four years. Their programs are so dedicated to the animals they save. Many volunteers have been with them for years--some more than 10 years. They really care about the dogs they rescue--and the fosters are fantastic!! All are dedicated!!

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

About two years ago, I saw a dog on facebook that was about to be killed. His eyes just spoke to me...I put out a call to rescues to help me get him out alive, and Adopt a Rescue Pet not only contacted me immediately, but helped me to do the things I needed to do to help him stay alive. And then, one of their wonderful volunteers arranged for him to be rescued by Adopt a Rescue Pet. The little boy, who I named "Mr. Muggs"(AKA Henry) was transported from Orange County CA to Las Vegas where he found his forever home. This rescue is wonderful to work with, and cares deeply about each and every animal they rescue. I just love it that they take dogs of all kinds, all sizes, and mostly...they step up and take ones who are in immediate danger of being euthanized.

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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

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

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

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the best organization I have donated to. The thing that I love the most about them is when I donate money they do not spend all my donation on sending me things in the mail (tshirts, car decals, magnates, blankets, ect...) All the money my family and I donate go strait to help the dogs.

Review from Guidestar