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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our mission is helping animals live on through increased adoptions, sterilization, and pet care education.

Results: In 2013, HALO Animal Rescue was helped 7,037 homeless dogs and cats find loving forever homes.

Target demographics: rescue, rehabilitate and find forever homes for homeless pets

Direct beneficiaries per year: 7,037 dogs and cats find loving forever homes.

Geographic areas served: Phoenix, AZ

Programs: dog and cat adoptions to the public. HALO Animal Rescue rescues animals in danger of euthanasia for treatable or manageable conditions. All animals are medically treated, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped before adoption.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Sharon51

Client Served

Rating: 5

One week ago we adopted our new family member from HALO...a four year old llasa mix. We already love her and are grateful that HALO took her in from another agency where she was on the list to be euthanized. HALO Staff member/Jared helped with our introduction and answered many questions, HALO Staff member Ashley emailed the website pictures of our dog to us which showed her with long hair before she was shaved. Thank you to HALO and their Staff for your work on your mission.

Kathy69

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the last nine years, I have adopted two dogs from HALO. Amos (foster name Rambo), now eight, was adopted as a puppy at a Petsmart after finding his picture online, and Louie, now about 2 1/2, as an adult from their 35th Avenue shelter. I was treated kindly and allowed to visit that shelter multiple times until Louie (then Doogly) and I were finally there on the same day. I knew they would make great brothers, and was allowed to adopt Louie without bringing Amos, who gets car sick, for a meet-and-greet, required by other shelters. I cannot imagine where my boys would be now if HALO had not been created to fill the role of halfway house for pets that might otherwise be euthanized. They are my first choice when I have room for a new addition!

Peg A.

Client Served

Rating: 4

We adopted our Doberman mix Ralph from HALO in January 2012. We were impressed with the shelter and personnel. animals were very well taken care of, and Ralph was happy and got along well with our other dog in the play area. We took Ralph home with us that day, and he and Precious are best buddies now! Fortunately Ralph finding his 'fur-ever' home with us meant that another dog could take his place in the kennel and be adopted too. Great group!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my cat Abby, just over 2 years ago from Halo. Halo takes in animals that are in jeopardy of euthanasia, and Abby was one of them. I could not imagine my life without her. Thank you Halo for giving animals a second chance for a home. I am very grateful for what you do.

Holly A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I appreciate HALO for many reasons, for my beloved adopted pet from 2004, for the kindness of the Volunteers for answering my questions on my rescued kitten, and for the fast and quick assistance getting him adopted this last summer 2012. About 10 days after he was delivered to HALO, he was adopted in his new permanent home, and I am forever thankful to HALO for their understanding of how much I cared for this rescued kitten, it meant the world to me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

HALO is a great organization! They work tirelessly for the benefit of their shelter animals. You can tell their employees/volunteers have such a heart for what they do. It really makes an impression on potential adopters and/or the public. I have adopted two pets from HALO personally, and always recommend them to friends and family. Thank you HALO for helping to make a difference in the lives of the shelter cats and dogs!

Penny T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was lucky to adopt my dog Skippy Jean from HALO 5 years ago. What a wonderful organization! The puppy was healthy and well cared for. Knowing the animals won't be put down is comforting. I can't imagine my life without my little Skippy Jean. When I'm ready to adopt again I'll definitely go to HALO.

Susanne R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was was fortunate to adopt my dog from Halo on Camelback. Its been a few years and I still feel that the staff were very accomadating and help me pick the dog which was right for me. They were informative about the dog and knew alot about her telling me they get to know and care for the pups who are in their care! As always thank you for doing a job that most people cant and doing it so well!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was searching for an addition to my 4-cat household and became infatuated with a kitty I saw online that available at Halo Animal Rescue. Unfortunately, the little guy had a severe upper respiratory infection and was still being treated. I met the other available kitties there and found a huge, friendly orange and white cat f/k/a Ocean that Halo had rescued from another agency. I adopted the big sweet boy, and he fits in perfectly with my other cats and birds. He's the only one of my cats that seems to enjoy riding in the car. I'm so glad he was rescued from another facility's euthanasia list by Halo and is now living a spoiled life with me.

Reba H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we adopted our dog Gigi at a PetSmart adoption event, we were so impressed by Halo's volunteers. They quizzed us carefully about the type of home we'd be bringing Gigi into, and it was good to know how committed they were to making sure she would be safe and happy. All the dogs at the event were clean and well cared for. I was interested in the operation itself, so I became a Facebook fan. What I've discovered is a professional yet incredibly warm and caring shelter that truly goes above and beyond the minimum care. These people love animals as much as we do, and we'll never go anywhere else to adopt a pet.

Belara F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello everyone! My kids and I adopted "Stoli" who we renamed Roo back in June and I must say he is the most wonderful little guy!!! He had been rescued from another shelter that was going to put him down because of kennel cough. He had been at Halo for a few months before we adopted him. I fell in love with him online just from his pictures!! When we went to meet him we knew that he was the dog for us. He is so wonderful! I can't even begin to tell you how much we love him and how much he loves us!!! He loves to play fetch, loves other dogs, loves to play and loves to cuddle up next to us. He is so great with both my little girls! I couldn't have asked for a better dog!! I actually got to meet the lady that started Halo with her daughter at the HALO Thrift Boutique. I love the cause and how much the people at Halo care!!! This was the best adoption experience we've ever had! I work for an apartment community in North Phoenix and we always recommend Halo to the residents that plan to adopt a pet.

Mary110

Client Served

Rating: 5

One month ago, Jack came home with us from a HALO adoption event. The staff and volunteers were so helpful even though it was very busy! We wanted to be sure we brought home a dog that would get along with our two cats so we had a challenge. We saw Jack right away. We wanted to meet him so a HALO staff member brought him to us. When we explained how important it was to our family that Jack get along with cats, she completely hooked us up. She said, "We're just going to go over to the cat adoption area and have him meet some cats." Uhhh...freels? This girl was awesome. We marched Jack right into the cat area and he didn't even flinch. Then they brought a cat out of it's crate and it immediately hissed, but Jack just pretended to be interested in something else. We stopped looking for a dog that day and brought Jack home to meet his feline sisters. They're not BFFs, but they're getting there!

Shaun3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Chihuahua from HALO and couldn't be happier. We are so lucky that this organization works so hard to save dogs lives because otherwise our wonderful little girl would not be with us today. Thank you so much HALO for all the hard work you do and all the kindness in your hearts for these animals!

Monica19

Client Served

Rating: 5

Exactly one year ago I heard of this pet adoption fair...I thought I would peruse the available animals, never thinking we would find yet another member to our family!! It made my heart so as to see so many animals looking for homes but it made my heart soar to see the efforts put into this project to both Dave and adopt out these family members. My mom and sister found themselves a beautiful boxer mix that has helped them guard their home. She is sweet, loving and very protective of them. And my daughter and I? Well we found the silliest, cutest, craziest doggy ever!! He is a crackup, protector, lover and baby all rolled into one. He is still very much a puppy but acts like a big boy when it comes to taking care of his family. He follows my daughter like a shadow, does the silliest things and makes us laugh. I could go on and on about the sheer joy and love he has brought to out family of two...and the other two dogs? Well, the girls are crazy about him too. ;-). THANK YOU HALO for saving our Cutie Boy and waiting for us to find that missing part of our hearts.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my kitty, Brie, from HALO a few years ago. She is the sweetest, sassiest cat I've ever known and I am so happy to have her in my life. HALO is a fantastic organization because they take in cats like Brie, make them healthy and match them with forever homes. I have subsequently volunteered at HALO and gotten to know other volunteers and staff. They are really wonderful and dedicated people. HALO does a fantastic job taking care of animals and supporting its clients. Thanks HALO!

Tori G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet polydactyl kitty, Reddit from HALO. I can't imagine life without him now.. Seriously the best cat I've ever had. The HALO worker that helped me was phenomenal. You could tell she really had a passion for helping animals and she was very helpful and answered all of my questions. She made the adoption process very easy. I am so thankful that this animal rescue exists. HALO does such amazing work and really makes a big impact on a lot of animals lives. Thank you!!!

Virginia A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet Ivy from Halo a few months ago. She is by far the most amazing puppy I have ever met. When I first saw her I knew she was the one for me. The HALO staff are always do friendly, kind, and caring when I've spoken to them. They understand the needs of the animals and shower them with love. It's impossible to not see the care in their eyes and feel the warmth in their hearts when they are around the animals waiting for adoption. I always tell people of they are looking for a pet visit HALO. Thank you for all you do, not only for the animals but for the people who are looking to adopt.

Tiffany10

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my mixed breed Australiam Shepherd puppy back in March of 2009. It was my first time at Halo and I was thrilled to see how well these animals were taken care of and loved. My dog, who's name is Pokey, is the light of my life and the sweetest thing I have ever had the honor of having in my life. If it was not for Halo, I never would have had the opportunity for Pokey to bring such joy to my life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had an amazing experience with HALO!!! When we first moved to the Valley, I wanted to adopt 2 cats to join our family. My friends raved about HALO as they have adopted all of their cats from them. I clearly remember going to Michele's house and visiting her and the kittens in her converted garage (all the furry cuteness!!!). It was such a hard choice, but Saint and Louie came home to join our family, and they were part of it until they both passed away in the last 12 months. I cannot say enough good things about this organization, their goals and their volunteers!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from HALO in 2009 and he is the light of my life. My experience adopting him was one of the greatest of my life, thanks to the wonderful volunteers. I was told that my dog had been in danger of being put to sleep for peeing on things before HALO got him, which is just crazy. It only took me three days to potty train him! Anyway, I really admire everyone at HALO for all their hard work for the animals' sake.