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Priderock Wildlife Refuge

Rating: 4.76 stars   38 reviews 1,757

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

17194 CR 329 Terrell TX 75161 USA

Mission:

PrideRock Wildlife Refuge's mission is to provide a safe haven for as many big cats and other abused, abandoned, neglected, or confiscated as it is financially able to support. PrideRock is providing quality healthcare, nutrition, and a stimulating environment for the life of any animal it has taken in.

Target demographics:

the big cats

Programs:

promoting awareness of the importance of having facilities such as ours to provide housing, space, enrichment, species specific diets, a comfortable and safe environment and the peace of knowing that these magnificent big cats will have a place to live out the rest of their lives after being abused, neglected or dispaced by previous owners or breeders.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This is truly the most amazing place! The folks here are such wonderful guardians for these beautiful animals. They have given old, unwanted, abused and retired large cats, wolves, wolf-hybrids and dogs a loving and caring forever home where their every need is met. They operate solely on funding through private donations. Please consider adding them to your philanthropic endeavors. They accept donations through PayPal on their website - Priderock.org, and also have a wish list of items needed which is located under the "How to Donate" tab on their homepage. They have my complete admiration and respect.

 
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This is truly the most amazing place!! Carol, Gary and the wonderful caregivers and volunteers pour their heart and soul into the property and caring for the animals they rescue and protect. PrideRock is a definite labor of love that can be felt from the moment you enter the property. They are true guardians and have given old, unwanted, abused and retired large cats, wolves, wolf-hybrids and dogs a loving and caring forever home where their every need is met. Please support these folks and their wonderful efforts to give a forever home to some of our planet's most beautiful critters. They have my complete admiration and respect.

 
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I am thrilled to be a part of such a beautiful, peaceful and amazing big cat sanctuary! The owners and staff are extremely caring and loving to their residents. The cats are incredible. They get great care and have very little stress. I am proud to be a part of the PrideRock family!

 
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PrideRock is an amazing sanctuary!! The owners, staff, interns and volunteers are outstanding and 100% committed to the care and happiness of the majestic animals who call the refuge home - including lions, tigers, cougars and wolves. Volunteering at PrideRock has been an awesome experience!

 
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We volunteer at PrideRock and love it! The work they do there is truly a blessing to the animals. We love visiting everyone as often as we can. Please remember PrideRock on NorthTexasGivingDay.org on Sept. 17th!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Hello
My name is Tasha VanAusdall and I am writing this review so it can get the recognition that it deserves.
I have know Gary and Carol for 8 years and have volunteered with the big cats.

I have personally seen Gary and Carol sacrifice their own lives for the sake of abused, neglected and abandoned cats. These are not just pets but become family. my volunteer work with them has made a huge impact on my life and has been rewarding. It is therapeutic. Its not everyday that you can get tiger kisses and chuffs when they greet you. You leave with a sense of accomplishment.

The work that is done at PrideRock is challenging but yet rewarding.

Please consider this organization

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This organization is one of the best for the animals that it takes in and gives a forever home to be happy and well taken care of. If it weren't for these incredible people, so many of our creatures would not be alive today. I thoroughly enjoy visiting with them on a daily basis.

They need the financial assistance to continue their great work. I look forward to seeing them everyday and it would be a tragedy for all concerned if they could not continue this fine work.

Thank you for allowing me to review this wonderful organization and believe me when I say that many others would also like to see this venue continue its great work.

Thank you,

Jeanne L Zimmerman

 
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I have volunteered at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge for almost two years and all I can say is this place is my home away from home. The owners, staff and most importantly the residents (the cats) are all a total joy. PrideRock is a very special and loving place for all of those that are in need of rescue and finding permanent living, a forever home. I do the photo's for the FB page and find so much joy in doing this to share the cats beauty and maintain a closed to the public facility. Closed to the public is sooo beneficial to the cats. Their beauty is to be shared and the public gains knowledge of how these big cats can be exploited and basically tossed away when they no longer make money in the entertainment industry or individuals can no longer care for their Big fluffy pet. That's why PrideRock is here, they provide a place, a life and safety for all of those in need of rescue. I hope to Volunteer for PrideRock for many, many years to come. It's absolutely a little piece of heaven. I LOVE THOSE BIG CATS!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for several months at PrideRock and all I can say is this is the most incredible refuge for all the residents. It is a quite location set back in tree filled beauty. All the residents are happy, very well cared for and very much loved. I look forward every week to make my drive out to PrideRock, I only wish I'd started volunteering here years ago, these cats mean the world to me, it's an honor to be at PrideRock. Gary and Carol have truly put their heart and soul into creating a little piece of heaven for the lives of all the Lions, Tigers, Cougars, it's a forever home filled with love and care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure there is greater awareness about PrideRock's mission. Excellence in rescue and refuge.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Pride Rock has done an exceptional job with the rescue animals they have adopted. They are kind enough to share the pictures of the beautiful cats and the adorable wolves they have given a safe and loving home. I have seen the love they have for all of the animals there through the laughter and tears of the posts made and hopefully one day soon I will be able to go do my part to volunteer with these exceptional animals and their extraordinary caregivers. They open their hearts to those others have cast away on a daily basis.

 
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I follow on Facebook faithfully. I am an animal lover who expects great things and hold sanctuaries to very high standards. Really got interested as I would see them try, and suceed, in raising funds for various cats health issues. They are tireless and so committed to providing needed medical care and compassionate everyday care. No little day to day need is too trivial when it comes to food, cleanup, medical care. The time spent providing mental and physical stimulation is so gratifying. Wonderful caregivers! They take such pains to provide my Leo, love him dearly, with such constant care. They deserve so much more than they receive to keep things going.. Anything they could receive is so well deserved. I am asking you to please give the sanctuary every consideration. Thank you in advance. Joanne Wickham

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering at Pride Rock for a long time and truely enjoy the time I spend out there with the cats.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been volunteering at PrideRock for the last 8 years and it is something that I truly enjoy. I love seeing the cats and working around them. I also enjoy spending time with the staff and the owners, Carol and Gary.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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