________________________________________________________ Who We Are Animal Rescue & Referral, Inc., founded in 1996, is a nonprofit organization of caring animal lovers who help find homes for unwanted or homeless dogs and cats. We also educate the public on animal-related topics, participate in spay/neuter programs, network with pure-breed and mixed-breed rescue groups, and provide advice and resources for pet owners. We also believe that education will help us battle the ever-growing problems of animal abuse, puppy mills and pet overpopulation.
If you wish to foster or surrender a pet, we will, upon your email request, send you the proper form. Please complete it ASAP and email it back (with the pet's picture, if you can scan the photo). If not, email the form and snail mail the pic to: Animal Rescue and Referral, PO Box 16, Richboro, Pa 18954. As soon as we get both the form and the pic , we will list your pet on our site. Remember, we don't have a facility. If you need one in a hurry, please contact us at 215 322 9251 voicemail 2 and you will be referred to some no- kill shelters.
Please call or email if you want an application for foster or adoption or a biography form for us to use in telling potential adopters about your pet.
Animal Rescue and Referral's Wish list
Monetary donations Foster homes Dog & cat food. Dog & cat treats Dog & cat beds Dog & cat collars Kitty litter Items which can be sold at our flea market events, esp. furniture
or call Hope Wolk at 215-322-9251 voice box 2
Animal Rescue And Referral wants you to be a part of our rescue family. We have lots of things that we can use help with, such as transporting, home checks, final adoptions, and answering phones. We also are in need of foster homes and people who can do fund raisers. You can help us save animals.
Get information about low cost SPAY/NEUTER Certificates. Friends of Animals 800-321-Pets or 610-275-7486 Spay and Save.
Who We Are
Animal Rescue & Referral, Inc., founded in 1996, is a nonprofit organization of caring animal lovers who help find homes for unwanted or homeless dogs and cats. We also educate the public on animal-related topics, participate in spay/neuter programs, network with pure-breed and mixed-breed rescue groups, and provide advice and resources for pet owners. We also believe that education will help us battle the ever-growing problems of animal abuse, puppy mills and pet overpopulation.
A.R.R. has also established a feral cat rescue network. Statistics show that up to 19 million feral cats are living in America. These helpless cats risk being killed by automobiles or can die from starvation, disease, or even torture. It is our hope that by creating a network of caring individuals we will be able to humanely trap, transport, sterilize and provide veterinary care for these creatures.
If you would like to have your pet posted on this web site, fill out a surrender form. For further assistance or any questions you can email or call us. Should we find a good match, we will call you to make arrangements to meet with you and the prospective adopter. WE DO NOT HAVE A SHELTER. Animal Rescue & Referral, Inc. also networks with other humane groups, places pets in foster care, and boards them on occasion.
Owner Referral dogs have generally NOT been evaluated by ARR and information about these dogs comes directly from the owners. Many of these dogs are being given up because the owners do not have time for the animal, the prior owner has died, the owners are divorcing and moving to a place where they cannot take a pet, etc. We are providing a means for these owners to expose their dogs to a wider audience of potential adopters than would otherwise be available.
Our Featured Pet is DODGE
Dodge is a 3 year old neutered Rottweiler Mix weighing about 75 lbs. He is a loving and snuggly dog. When left alone for many hours, he is crated ,but can have the run of the house for a short time.He walks well on a leash most of the time. If he is outside within a fenced yard, he will have to be supervised since he likes to play Houdini and open the gates. Dodge is basically an indoor dog and a good watchdog since he will bark at passerbys. His family is looking for a new home for Dodge because they are forced to move and no place within their financial status will allow them to keep him. The following is what Dodge's owner has to say about him: "Dodge is a 3 year old Male Rottweiler mix. He is neutered and has his rabies vaccine is good until July of 2012. Dodge is full of energy and loves to run around and play. He can play with some other dogs, but not all of them, so it is best to let Dodge meet all of his playmates while supervised. For the past year, he has lived with a 15lb female Jack-Russell terrier mix and they play together just fine. Dodge has never lived with any small animals such as a cat or other small pet. We believe he may be too curious and anxious to be around such small animals. He loves children and is very protective of them, as well as the rest of his family. Dodge needs to go to an experienced home. As smart as he is, he can prove to be a bit stubborn and crafty, as is the nature of his breed. He needs lots of attention and a family who will keep up with his training. Dodge can give your family all the love and protection that you would want as long as you are willing to put in the time to do the same for him. All of his accessories are free to go with him to his new home, including an extra large crate, food bowl, water bowl, toys etc. " If interested in adopting Dodge, contact Animal Rescue and Referral at 215 322 9251 voicemail2 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shelter Dogs
Another source of dogs available for adoption comes from referrals to area shelters. Many humane societies and SPCAs keep us apprised of the dogs at their facilities. These dogs are posted with the shelter phone number. Please call the shelter before visiting to ensure that the dog listed is still available and to check about hours, adoption procedures, etc. These adoptions do not involve ARR and all terms of adoption will be between you and the shelter.
Other Rescue Organizations
We also list dogs for other rescue organizations in the tri-state area. Because there are so many animals in need of a new home, many different rescue organizations exist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. If we do not have a dog that matches a potential adopter's needs, or if that adopter is geographically more conveniently located to another rescue, we will refer the adopter to a volunteer with that group who can assist him or her in finding a dog. Dogs listed from other groups will have contact information for that group listed with the pets description.
Please remember though, this would be a different organization and anyone who chooses to adopt through a rescue other than ARR, would be required to follow and comply with that rescue's adoption procedures, including completing all of the necessary paperwork and payment of all applicable fees for that rescue.
Prospective adopters are screened to insure the success of their new pet adoption. The perfect adopter is one that is committed and humanely responsible. Veterinarian references are preferred but not always necessary. If you have lots of love to give, we want to talk to you!
Adoption fees will be discussed prior to the adoption process WE ONLY ADOPT WITHIN A 90 MILE RADIUS OF PHILADELPHIA.
To place a dog for adoption, Please call Hope at 215-322-9251 To place a domestic cat, Please call 215-322-9251 To receive information on low-cost spay/neuter programs, call 215-322-9251.
Donations are always welcomed and are tax-deductible! Also, memorial donations are a special way to remember or honor a companion who has died.
Our mailing address: Animal Rescue & Referral, Inc. PO Box 16 Richboro, PA 18954