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"Helping Animals Live On through increased adoption, sterilization, and pet care education."
HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, Arizona is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1994 with their acronym standing for "Helping Animals Live On."
Initially they began life as a foster care venture from two kind women's homes in Arizona. Today HALO Animal Rescue rehomes about 4,200 companion animals each year.
HALO’s adoptable pets are housed in various locations throughout the Valley:
As a private, non-profit organization, HALO Animal Rescue relies entirely on kind donations, grants, fundraising efforts, revenues from their thrift store, and adoption fees to fulfill their mission.
Looking to support the wonderful work HALO Animal Rescue does? Consider adopting a four-legged friend from one of their adoption locations today. Give a homeless animal a second chance at happiness and gain a lifetime of unconditional love!
Keep reading below for more information about HALO's adoption process and fees.
If you're interested in adopting a new furry friend from HALO Animal Rescue, here's how the process works:
Adoption fees at HALO Animal Rescue are on a sliding scale depending on each animal's age, breed, behavior, and length of stay at the shelter:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, and a HALO ID tag. Dogs also get their distemper, parvo, and rabies vaccinations. Cats receive an FVRCP vaccination with feline leukemia and feline AIDS testing.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.