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*Update 11/2/2014: Unfortunately at this time we are unable to accept surrendered animals. We will however continue to offer boarding services and homemade C&C cages. We hope to resume our rescue work in the near future, but at this time in our lives it is not an option for our family. We would like to thank all of the wonderful people who adopted, fostered, volunteered, donated and supported our organization during our seven years of operation. Thank you again.*
PCPR is a home based, non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to saving and helping unwanted, neglected and mistreated exotics and educating the public on the proper care of these special critters.
We have been doing rescue work since January 2007, and have had much success on helping animals and finding permanent homes for them.We are located in Houston, TX & we WILL NOT ship. If you are interested in adopting, please view our Adopting Page.
How We Started
We began after a friend gave us their parakeet that they no longer wanted. This sweet bird (who's name was Cuddles) passed away a few months after.
Then realizing that there were many homeless animals out there, we decided to open our hearts to more animals that are in need of homes.
This organization is a memory of Cuddles, who live on in our hearts forever.
Animals we take in:
Birds- canaries/finches-small parrots (quaker/conure size)
Reptiles-Leopard geckos, tree frogs.
Small Animals- guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgehogs, degus, hamsters, gerbils, chipmunks, prairie dogs
Aquatics- Fresh water fish (betta fish, goldfish, etc.)
**Note: we will accept some other exotics as long as you are able to foster them until they are adopted. Here are some animals we can accept:**
Animals we don't take in:
-Snakes, large or venomous reptiles
- Congos, Macaws, Cockatoos, or similar sized birds.
Note: Call us for other rescue recommendations
Giving up a pet
One thing you want consider before giving your animal to a shelter:
Is it a no-kill shelter?
Are there dogs at this shelter?
Will the shelter try it's best to place the animal in a suitable home or just the first home that comes along?
Will the animal be suitably cared for, and it's needs met?
Shelters are very loud and can very stressing for a pet.
Shelters are also very busy and have many other animals to take care of and feed.
Unfortunately, many shelter's volunteers and workers do not know the special care and dietary needs of small exotics.
Our rescue is a foster based organization, so your animal will get lots of attention and love. Precious Critters is a no-kill rescue group and we have an adoption process to complete to insure that our animals only go to the very best of homes.
We also keep in contact with our adopters to see how the animal is doing.
**-Food (preferably Oxbow)**
**-Bedding/Litter/Fleece (preferably CareFresh or other recycled paper beddings)**
- Little homes: igloos, huts, pop-up homes
Can't donate? There's another way to help! Please click the photo below to order timothy hay for your guinea pigs, chinchillas, rabbits! By using the coupon code "PCPR", you will not only get free shipping, but 10% of the order gets donated to us!
As we are not a 501(c)(3) licensed organization, monetary donations are not tax deductible, but they are still much appreciated.
Please click here to make a donation through PayPal:
Click here to go to P.C.P.R.'s Photo Contest Fundraiser page!!
Our adoption process:
-Fill out our online adoption application.
-Email a photo of the cage and room the animal(s) will be living in.
-PCPR will review the application and determine whether it is a suitable home for the
**WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY APPLICATION**
- If and when your home is approved, you may set up an appointment to meet and adopt the animal(s).*
*All family members must be present during time of adoption.
Q: Do you have to give a donation when giving up an animal?
A: It is not necessary, but much appreciated. We would also appreciate any supplies that might come along with the animal.
Q: Do you ship your animals?
A: No. For the safety of our animals we do not ship.
Q: I do not live in the Houston area, can I still adopt?
A: No, currently we can not allow adoptions out side of Houston and vicinity. But, we'd love to help you find a rescue organization near you.
Q: Why do you even charge at all, aren't these animals rescues?
A: Yes, the majority of these animals were rescues or owner surrenders. The adoption fee, while
never enough to recoup our costs helps in the ongoing needs, including but not limited to
vet care, of these specialized animals.
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Precious Critters Pet Rescue-Spring, TX 281-413-2103 preciouscritters [at] my-petz [dot] com