About us

Who We Are! Our Past, Present and Future


Animal Adoption’s was founded in 1968. We were the first no-kill animal sanctuary and adoptions facility in the Las Vegas Valley. We are a nonprofit, tax exempt 501 (c) 3 Corporation.

Our Fonder, Betty Honn left a 33-year legacy of compassion and caring
for all species of animals.

Betty Honns’ life was dedicated to caring for any homeless or unwanted animal that came to her gate. Animal Adoptions did not just take in abandon dogs and cats, we took in any animal that needed a safe haven to live out their lives. Such animals included lions, tigers, wolfs, bears, monkeys, even an elephant and everything in between.

Against all odds, her compassion and dedication never faltered. We have library of stories about the path only Betty Honn could have walked in her journey of saving tens of thousands of animals of needlessly being destroyed.

Betty was recognized by the Las Vegas Review Journal Newspapers,
the “Best of Las Vegas” in 1995 as “Community Activist”

Betty Honn passed away in 1997. Her daughter Teresa is now the President of Animal Adoptions, Ltd. Due to her love of animals, Teresa is continuing the commitment and dedication in making a difference in the lives of animals in need.

Throughout the years, we have saved countless numbers of animals from needlessly being destroyed, abused or neglected. We have been, and will continue to be here to improve the quality of life for animals in this community and others, as funds allow.

Due to the growth that surrounded us in the City of Henderson, we were forced to close the gates of our facility. We now provide foster homes for the animals that come to us until a new forever home is found. We help resolve problems that are unique in nature that relate to the care and well-being of the animals in our community as well as others.

We are currently in the process of establishing a new, and much needed program that will address issues that have a great impact on our community and our pets.

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