Come Find Your Best Friend at
Little Nuggets Rescue

How to check out a rescue: by Coalition for Animal Rescue Reform We encourage everyone to look into any rescue they are supporting and if you are sending an animal to a rescue, it's absolutely critical you thoroughly investigate them.
  • If the rescue has a facility, absolutely make sure someone checks out the facility in person if you are thinking of sending an animal there. If you are sending a pet(s) there, you have every right to see where they will be staying.
  • Do they spay/neuter all animals before adoption including puppies and kittens? If not, you might as well be dealing with a breeder. Preventing more unwanted pets is the most basic part of animal rescue. Spay/neuter contracts do NOT work!
  • Ask for a vet reference and also verify they spay or neuter.
  • Ask to see a copy of their adoption application and ask them if they do home visits.
  • Google the rescue's name, director's name, any email addresses and phone numbers associated with the rescue.
  • They do not allow anyone at their facility.
  • They do not spay/neuter all pets BEFORE adoption.
  • They are angry that you are researching them and asking questions.
  • They post on their Facebook pg that they can't afford the vet care of the animals already in their care, yet they are still taking in more animals.
  • They have threatened to close their doors in the past.
  • They have animals in boarding and are still taking in more animals.
  • They are banned from pulling from their local shelters.
  • They don't spay/neuter or vet pets upon intake.
  • They don't do home visits or have an adoption application.
  • No one has ever heard of them.
  • They are not licensed or a nonprofit 501(c)3