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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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: We expect to care for more than 35,000 animals in 2014. We will also find new homes for more than 3,600 dogs and cats.

Target demographics: the community and dogs, cats, puppies and kittens

Direct beneficiaries per year: and provided services for 29,325 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens

Geographic areas served: Palm Beach County

Programs: Dog and cat adoptions. affordable vaccinations, spay/neuter procedures, and microchipping.

Community Stories

152 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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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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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!

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.

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.

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 .

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."

3 Mercedes A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family had a wonderful experience with Peggy Adams Rescue League of Palm Beach. About 3 months ago we were looking to adopt a dog. We found the perfect dog that was a great fit for our family.Bentley is a Jack-Russell/chihuahua mix. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone looking to adopt a dog. We love our dog and are thankful we are able to give him a loving forever home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a caring and wonderful facility. We have been donors for years. They have eased our pain, taken care of our fur babies and the day before Christmas Eve, we found a new little boy there to bring home! The staff is great and we are proud to be supporters! Below is our Christmas boy....Chuckie, the night we brought him home and after his Christmas Eve grooming. (our groomer rocks - getting him in on Christmas Eve) Tuesday he's having eye surgery. We're going to do our best to restore this little boy's sight.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After visiting many times we finally adopted Boots and renamed her Skittles. She is a wonderful addition to our now, two dog home. She was once, what I call , a "junk yard dog", wandering the streets. Now she is adapting quickly to the life of leisure. Eating, playing, loving, learning and sleeping... then repeat. She is so smart and sweet that we cannot imagine our life without her. Bonus, she is a companion to our seven year old dog . Sam.

2 Heidi78

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had an amazing experience with Peggy Adams' staff. I was first diligent in searching the online site prior to our visit to the facility. There is a "personality match" questionnaire online which best matches you with your potential fur friend. I HIGHLY recommend completing the survey. Pippa matched up with our personality result and she's been a joy ever since we brought her home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are no words in any language to describe the beauty of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue people. Having always lived a privileged life, I was devastated to find that I was now flat broke, homeless and living in a park. Circumstances of life, not drugs or alcohol. I was accepted into a homeless program but declined going without my dog, Buddy. God answered every prayer I had and then some. I was given a chance to get back on my feet and Peggy Adams has a program wherein they fostered my dog while I was in the program and allowed fifteen (15) extra days after exiting the program to pick up my dog.

Having been on the street for a little while, his health suffered. As any responsible parent, I was apprehensive about my Buddy being taken from me and placed with other people. Buddy was with Peggy Adams, particularly Sue Jackson as well as her volunteer assistant, Jane, and the whole Peggy Adams staff and was very well taken care of. I have made them his honorary godparents.

I will always be grateful for this agency and its very existence. Rather than call his vet, I will call Sue and Jane with my questions - then his vet to see if he concurs. They returned a very happy, healthy, nearly 11-year-old dog to me. Buddy is a Jack Russell terrier. He is very territorial and playful - especially with tennis balls. Not too sociable with other dogs. He likes his humans all to himself. Somehow Peggy Adams Animal Rescue broke through that. We recently made a visit to let them know we will never forget them and will keep them in our prayers of praise and thanks.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Good Morning,
I just wanted to give thanks to the Peggy Adams Foundationfor all the organization does. Jagr has been a perfect match for our teenage son and our other dog. Still working on the housebreaking and what's acceptable behavior, but he's smart as a whip and has a great personality. DON'T ever doubt that you change lives both animals and humans.
Attached picture (BELOW) is Jagr after his first trip to the dog park. He had so much fun!
Merry Christmas from Jagr.

1 Amy_286

Client Served

Rating: 5

I LOVE Peggy Adams and all they do for the animals!! I will always support them!! Here's Milo. We gave him a Furever Home when they had free adoption. Of course we donated that day though!