Angels for Animals Rescue League Interview

Angels for Animals Rescue League is this month’s featured Pet Partner. We conducted a brief interview with their Secretary Tara who said she was excited to help because she loves the KIDS ‘N’ PETS product so much! Here are a few tips from Angels for Animals Rescue League when adopting a pet.

What is your favorite part of being a rescue?
My favorite part of being a rescue is when an animal is adopted into a great, loving home. Day after day, we take in an animal that is unwanted for one reason for another. After they are dropped off, the previous owners do not see the pain and heartbreak that we have to see these animals go through. It warms my heart when I see a wonderful potential adopter come into the shelter and fall in love with the animal…and the animal loves them back. You can’t put a price on that!

What is the most popular adopted pet?
Our most popular adopted pet are dogs and smaller breeds are what most people are looking for, especially if they are hypoallergenic. Maltese, Bichons, Dachshunds, etc. are very popular! If people are looking for larger dogs, Golden Retrievers are our most popular, along with Labs.

Before adopting a pet what do you think is the most important thing to consider?
We have two things that we consider the most important; the animal and the potential adopters must be a perfect match. We cannot adopt an animal to a person that it does not like or does not care for, it is the animal’s choice! We also make sure that the adopter has an excellent veterinarian reference. All of their current/previous animals must have been spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations/regular veterinary care.

Any tips for people who are looking to adopt that have kids?
To people that have children, ALWAYS bring them into the shelter to meet the animal before adopting. Most families want to adopt puppies/kittens for their young children, but we have found that most of the time, an older pet (6 months+), deals with the children better and is mostly out of the chewing/nipping stage by then. We require that all children under 10 years of age to meet the animal before any adoption takes place.

If you are looking for more information visit Angels for Animals Rescue League’s website