Adopt A Rescue Pet provides animals in need housing, medical care & the oportunity to find new homes; escaping abuse, neglect, and death.
Adopt A Rescue Pet ~ ARP, formerly known as “Shelter Dog Rescue”, was created in 1997 by a group of individuals who rescued “purebred” dogs scheduled for euthanasia at animal shelters in the Clark County, Nevada area. By January 1999, Shelter Dog Rescue had grown into an organization that included volunteers who rescued a variety of animals needing a second chance at finding a loving home. Such animals included cats, ferrets, rabbits, pond fish and all types of dogs, no longer just purebreds. So a name that better suited the organization, its volunteer’s passions for saving many species was selected and Adopt A Rescue Pet was formed.
Now a recognized public charity able to accept donations and receive corporate sponsorships for the work done continuously every weekend ~ regardless of holidays or weather. Today, Adopt A Rescue Pet has survived to become one of Nevada’s largest in the trenches on the front lines of animal rescue groups providing a safe haven for dogs suffering from abuse, neglect or homelessness. For many of the lives ARP has saved, the alternative to our program would have been death due to rules municipal shelters are now forced to follow. In the past 10 years, ARP has rescued over 13,000 animals.
As an alternative for the public to turn their “homeless” pet into ARP, housing of animals is costly. We utilize boarding facilities, foster homes, and now 50% of our program dogs reside at our “under development” rescue ranch and retirement facility. Adopt A Rescue Pet receives no state or federal funding. We rely solely on the generosity of our adopters, donors, and corporations who sponsor particular programs.
As a 501c3, all donations are tax deductible in accordance to the internal revenue code and are utilized directly into programs or operations benefiting the animals care and needs. We hope that our efforts over 11 recognizable years will continue to foster and flourish in the public’s agreement to support Adopt A Rescue Pet and assist us in developing the 5 acre sanctuary in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, 100 miles north of Las Vegas. Providing a NO KILL alternative for displaced pets.