Founded in 1996 Pets Are Us Rescue has been saving many of the uncommon animals in the pet trade industry. Many of these animals are misunderstood or have grown bigger than expected (iguanas and snakes). We try to educate as much as possible and we are always available to care for these animals. Over the years there have been many people who love these animals and have applied as volunteers. All our volunteers go through a very demanding and grueling process to become a member. They do this with their own money and dedication to these animals. All volunteers have specialized in different areas of the pet industry. We supply as much information as possible about the animal you are adopting!!!
PETS ARE US RESCUE IS A TOTALLY VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION.
WE HAVE NO PAID EMPLOYEE'S.
Before moving to Texas in 1996 we ran a rescue for more than 10 years called Fluffy Friendly Friends, we worked with exotics and dogs and cats. We placed many unwanted dogs and cats with elderly people who need a companion, all the dogs and cats we placed were house trained up to date on shots-spays/neutered, It was so nice to go back and visit them. We unfortunately do not do dogs and cats down in Texas there may be a special occasion we take in small dogs but it is not our common practice.
Try to educate on how important these animals are to the ecological balance. The importance of saving our wildlife for future generations. We are all responsible for saving the endangered species and educating the next generation on the protector and ensure the continuation of a healthy plant and to end the extinction of endangered species!! We will always try our best to help and solve your needs; we understand you can be very afraid of some of the animals. We are here to help not make you feel worse.
Professionalism is important to us and we want to help you understand and protect yourself, your home, and the wildlife around you. People Our volunteers donate their own time, homes, money, expense to help save these beautiful animals. We have no paid employees. Each volunteer does it because they love and respect each and every living thing. All animals are kept in the volunteer’s home; this ensures happier, healthier pets. Give 100% nothing else is acceptable, so our volunteers are very special people. We are proud to have them as volunteers and they are proud to be part of our rescue. If a volunteer is dismissed or removed from our rescue it has to be a very serious offense we do not do this for small offenses. We do not get involved in the politics and cut throat practices of putting down other people or their work, but if you have a question we will give you an honest answer. We want to ensure you get healthy happy animals if we have reliable information negative or positive we will give you an honest straight forth answer. If it doesn't work out with you and the new animal we take it back and wait for the right match for the animal.
Never hesitate to ask us questions about the care etc about any of the animals we work with, we are more than happy to help you.
When the owners of Pets Are Us Rescue arrived in Texas they realized there was a great need for a rescue for these animals. They are also trying to educate people the importance of these animals. We have been doing this for more than 10 years and the animals are getting recognized and people are learning to take the time to educate themselves and live with them. We are taking their homes away by building more homes and roads. It is essential that we co-exist and save these animals
We would love to see these animals protected and taken care of the same as every animal on our planet. They hold the key to our future. Help us keep this important goal going. Without snakes we would be over run by rodents who carry many diseases and have been know to be responsible for plagues on society. Each animal serves a purpose and they keep each other in check. From the largest to the smallest each has a unique purpose. We must protect our environment for the future.
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" -
RALPH WALDO EMERSON ( 1803-1882 )
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Our rescue is available all over the USA and Canada. Each satellite works as an individual rescue. They follow the guidelines put forth to them by us. We do not have a facility all animals are cared for in our homes. This ensures better pets! Our volunteers specialize in different types of animals. We are also a teaching rescue anyone is welcome to join and learn but you must be 18 years of age to volunteer or adopt from our rescue. We believe in natural rehab as much as possible, no matter which method is used vet, or natural both are very time consuming and expensive.
WE DO NOT GET ANY OF OUR VET SERVICES FOR FREE!
We pay just like everyone else does!
We are forever holding fundraising events to raise money to cover our vet bills and we just pray for the rest!
And no matter what the vet bills are we pay them out of our own pockets.
Any and all pet donation is a tax deductible donation to you and will be applied toward the vet bill, animals food, supplies etc.
We rely "entirely" on foster homes, and your donations.
We have animals in foster care in with our volunteers
Due to the fact our animals are brought up and taken care of in our homes gives them a better chance to be loving, great pets. The pets we deal with are animals that are very misunderstood by many, it takes a special person to care for these animals.
We are here to answer any questions or comments you may have. We welcome any and all comments.
We are proud of the work we do and these special animals mean the world to us. We have many sleepless nights caring for animals. Getting calls from the police to remove a wild snake from someone's home or yard.
The rewards are worth every minute!
Over the years we have gained more volunteers each specializing in different animals, it has helped us become the strong organization that we are today. We feel it is extremely important to have specialists in different area of operation. Each volunteer must qualify to work with us. Our organization is willing to teach those special individuals willing to learn.
Expertise Area 1.
PETS ARE US A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF REPTILES AND SMALL ANIMALS. OUR GOAL IS TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF BOTH OWNER AND PET. WE ARE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS YOU MAY HAVE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US AT ANY TIME.
MEMBER OF NRAAC----------- MEMBER OF HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL RIGHTS RING---------- STUDY FO HERPITOLOGY---------- STUDY OF VENOMOUS SNAKES--------- SPECIALIZING IN SMALL ANIMALS---------- WORK WITH STATE REHABS--------- SNAKE HANDLERS FOR HARRIS COUNTY AND MANY OTHERS, REFERENCED BY THE HOUSTON ZOO, SPECIALIZE IN REHAB BACK TO THE WILD/ DOMESTIC.
Expertise Area 2.
OUR GOAL IS TO STOP THE ABUSE OF THESE ANIMALS, AND HELP WITH EDUCATION. WE ARE DEDICATED TO NEVER LET ANOTHER ANIMAL DIE THIS WAY. IT IS NOT THE OWNERS FAULT BUT THE DEALERS WHO ARE MORE INTERESTED IN MAKING A BUCK THEN SUPPLYING ADEQUATE INFORMATION. PLEASE HELP US TO STOP THE ABUSE IF YOU KNOW OF A PLACE THAT IS ABUSING THESE ANIMALS PLEASE LET US KNOW WE WILL TRY AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM.
If you do not understand or need info for an animal you are interested in owning you are welcome at any time to email us for more information.
We do not consider any questions wrong that is what learning is all about.
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Since we are a nonprofit organization we run by donations alone. we have volunteers all over the states and we need your donations to be successful. We do not like to ask for money but we have no choice we are very low on funds. We wish to maintain our quality services to as many people and animals as possible.
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We offer a variety of services. We take in unwanted animals, or animals that can no longer stay with their owners. We will ask you sign a form that will legally turn the animal over to us. If you find an animal that we deal with please call us to arrange for us to take it in. We work closely with 911, the fire departments, Zoo etc. We are recommended by the zoo and many other organizations. We specialize in natural rehab as much as possible, if they need to see a vet we bring them to specialists whom deal with these animals.
There is no fee to take in animals! If possible all supplies, Cages, lights, bedding, etc.including a background of the care it has receive if any from you would greatly help the animal adjust. We are more than happy to take all donations
We have volunteers that specialize in removing snakes from your home. We are listed with 911 and are the snake handlers for Harris County and other areas where are volunteers are located. There is a fee for us to remove the snakes from your home, this fee covers the gas for the vehicle and goes towards our rescue so we may help more animals. Venomous snakes are $50.00 more to remove. Every snake call we go on we put our lives on the line. If the snake is not injured it is immediately released back to the wild away from where it was removed from. When our snake handlers go to your home or business to remove an animal they will also advise you on how to prevent this from happening again. Don't ever hesitate to ask questions about protecting your home against all animals from invading your home.
The handler are also highly educated on how to seal your home from all unwanted visitors.
It is not recommended you try to remove the snake yourself this can be extremely dangerous
PLEASE LEAVE SNAKE REMOVAL TO THE SPECIALISTS
Many of our volunteers offer a variety of services these include doing educational shows, birthday parties, schools, churches, girl scouts, boy scouts, etc.
Please contact for services
We also offer to care for your animal in our homes if need arises. The fee varies due to the animal and its needs. Please call for more information on the services we offer. Just because it is not listed does not mean it is not available.
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Thomas is our professional snake handler and show specialist!
He has his own company and is also part of ours, Thomas has been with us for many years and is highly recommended by us and those he has given shows for. All whom have seen his shows leave with a renewed sense of these animals
All precautions to provide the safest of atmospheres. Our specific, hands-on demonstration animals are handled by professionally trained staff in a controlled setting. All animals used in LIVE demonstrations are NON-venomous.
Thomas has provided courteous and professional demonstrations in many parts of Texas for over 10 years,and has over 25 yrs. of reptile experience.
Thomas strives to provide a professional and educational presentation with an entertaining flair.
Thomas our skilled public speaker presents in a manner where even the most reluctant cannot help but learn! We offer a variety of presentation options to ensure that the needs of your facility or specific event are successfully fulfilled.
Thomas is very flexible in presentation style and content. Our programs can incorporate specific themes, therefore adjusting lecture content and the species of live reptiles brought to your facility.
Our exciting, educational interactive programs are designed to captivate all audience's. Our hands on presentations at schools, camps, club, associations, malls and birthday parties are truly informative and fun to attend.
Here are the 3 main program options...
Thomas is flexible when he is representing Pets Are Us Rescue along with all his shows!
We will send an experienced animal keeper with public speaking skills
to provide your facility with:
A full presentation and lecture from 60 to 70 minutes for group's of up to 30 per presentation
Hands on touch and feel - everyone in the audience gets a chance to touch a reptile if they want to. We provide waterless hand sanitizer for before and after any physical contact with reptiles.
Question and answers - lots of time is allotted for a questions period. Everyone learns during these sessions.
Live animals - we will display 8 to 10 or more live reptiles of various ages and sizes,ranging from small king snakes,milk snakes, pythons, to large boa constrictors both local and exotic species are displayed.
These lectures cover all aspects of snake behavior; identification, habitat, medical uses and more! As the audience gets to know these unusual creatures, they also are presented with an appreciation of the importance of conservation. Interesting myths and legends are also included throughout the presentation. Great for elementary schools preK-through-6th, Also Jr.High & High school presentations can be arranged by lecture content and or specific species.This can also be tailored to a birthday party with activities and a jr.herpetologist award for the birthday boy or girl.
Fees: $100.00 per show.
Option B provides the host institution with the flexibility of designing a day of
scheduled presentations. Times can be designated for auditorium shows ,or, moved from class to class.
taking the principals of Option A, but repeating the presentations at a
discounted rate. Three to Six shows can be scheduled throughout the day.
Fees: 2 shows @60 to 90 min.each ,$125.00 total
3 shows @60 to 70 min.each ,$150.00 total
4 shows @60 to 70 min.each ,$200.00 total
5 shows @60 to 70 min.each ,$250.00 total
6 or more shows (whole day), $300.00 Total
please call for more info 713)895-9562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas provides the hosting institution with a unique opportunity to bring a living reptile display into their facility.
Barmollys place will provide the following:
25 or more live reptiles(snakes/lizards/turtles) will be brought to your location. These animals will be set-up on display in specially designed reptile enclosures for designated hours.Simi liar to the reptile house at zoo's. Note: These CAN include the display of venomous reptiles, but venomous animals will not be handled as part of any demonstration.
Barmollys place staff will be on location to answer any/all questions.
eight 45 to 60 minute presentations daily! These demonstrations are led by a skilled speaker and allow visitors to learn more about selected animals through myths and legends, behavior, habitat and other various important facts. At these demonstrations everyone learns. Time is allotted for questions and a chance for rare hands on experience w/all reptiles(except venomous). This is also a great photo opportunity.
This is An independently run exhibit alleviating your staff of any/all set up responsibilities.
Fees: range from $400.00 to $600.00 per day please inquire for further pricing info.
Barmollys place provides a safe and educational display, supervised by trained animal keepers. We strive to bring a professional and entertaining show that allows comfortable viewing for even the most hesitant of participants. This display includes a large variety of reptiles from large boas to small King snakes. For option C All enclosures are designed specifically for reptiles,and are temperature controlled, with locked enclosures and key control access with the highest safety standards always adhered .option C requires a 48 hr. setup time.
Please contact us as soon as possible for bookings.713)895-9562,or email email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will make every effort to fit your timetable.
Past schools and shows include the Fay school for children, Briarwood elementary, Condit elementary, Buffalo Creek elementary, Houston Episcopal High School, Houston YMCA, Girl Scouts of America.
Proud member of the East Texas Herpetological Society since 2000
Aphroditee passes away on July 1, 2005 from old age, she was very special to us! She was rescued from a Petco where no one had a clue how to care for her. She was an adult and lived another 5 plus years with our main office. She will be missed.
We have some very sad news!
On May 6, 2006 our mascot Baby succumbed to old age and went to the rainbow bridge. Baby had been with us for 10 years from 1996 till yesterday. This is one of the hardest letters for us to write. Baby was part of our family, she was loved, spoiled, and had a special place in our hearts. She liked to watch my husband wash dishes, she sat on his shoulders. Baby did not like mirrors she would rear up and give a real nasty look to the iggy in the mirror.
We received Baby from a pet store nobody wanted her she came with a cage mate Iggy who passed over the bridge several years ago. We took them in and they were just the perfect iguanas. Over the next few years Baby did educational shows with us she loved entertaining the crowds and she loved the kids. On the way to an educational show she would ride on the dash of the car we received some of the strangest looks from other drivers. That was Baby's spot and she took many rides with us, she went all over with us just enjoying the scenery. As Baby got older she retired to a life of riley! We have a son that is challenged and the two of them were best buddies they hid in the kitchen cabinet together. Trevor always had a hiding spot for. The day before she passed she enjoyed having a nice warm bath with Blinky and they chowed on their fresh greens and veggies and a little treat.
We knew her health was declining and knew we would have to make a decision eventually!
Baby just went to sleep it was a shock she was interactive in the morning and early afternoon. We went over to give them their good night misting and Baby was gone!!!!
This letter is written as tears stream down my face!
Baby taught us so much and loved everyone! Baby will remain our mascot. Please remember her in your thoughts today.
Pets Are Us Rescue