‘The Animal Rescue and Adoption Agency, Inc.’ also known as TARAA, is a 501c3 non-profit
no kill organization for the welfare and protection of animals. Founded by Jennifer
A. Coscia in 2005, TARAA has rescued and placed into homes over 4,000 animals in
need.” What makes TARAA different from many other rescues is that we rescue dogs
and cats that are over-looked by other rescue groups. The animals with skin conditions
or other health issues, such as heart worm deserve the chance to live and find their
forever homes as much as the cute healthy adoptable animals. “Minor ailments like
ringworm, are no reason to kill an animal as many kill shelters do,” says Coscia.
TARAA rescues debilitated or sick animals, has them treated by their veterinarian
and then put up for adoption. Primarily a ‘foster-care’ organization, TARAA has several
foster families that volunteer their services by opening their homes to these very
These animals are shown every weekend at the Petco Marsh Landing from 11:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Please note that all animals are available for a donation to help TARAA
cover their medical expenses. All animals come with a spay/neuter certificate (unless
already completed), shots, wormings, flea treatment and depending on the animal,
other treatments or medications. All TARAA's animals are adopted 'AS IS' and to the
best of our knowledge these animals are healthy and ready to go to their 'Forever
TARAA is always on the lookout for more volunteers. We need foster-care givers/homes,
event volunteers, and Petco adoption day volunteers. For information on how you can
help please contact TARAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All surrender requests must be made through email. Please include all relevant information
along with a picture.