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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: St. Louis Pet Rescue strives to end pet overpopulation and dumping of unwanted pets through education about spaying/neutering at schools and charitable events, and we strive to save pets from local animal control facilities and neglect situations by finding them loving adoptive homes.

Results: Each year we adopt out nearly 500 rescue animals; these are 500 animals that were unlikely to have made it out of animal control facilities otherwise, and we are able to accomplish this because of our awesome group of foster volunteers! All of the pets STLPR rescues are cared for in loving foster homes. Foster homes help to socialize the pets with other animals and with people, and foster families provide all the love, medical care and training the foster animals need while in our homes. We screen adoption applicants most importantly to review vet records of existing pets in the household and often visit an applicant's home to make sure it is a loving environment for our fosters to live.

Target demographics: homeless animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 rescue animals!

Geographic areas served: the St. Louis area

Programs: fostering homeless animals until they are ready for adoption.

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

uellenl

Board Member

Rating: 5

St. Louis Pet Rescue is AMAZING! A group of dedicated fosters and volunteers giving their time freely with no financial compensation. They are all about the pets. Rarely tooting their own horn, I can not say enough about this group. Pulling from high kill shelters and perilous conditions if a pet is lucky enough to land with this group they truly have a safety net for life! As a foster, volunteer and adopter, I can tell you this group is filled with shining stars flying under the radar, super hero's. Their job is not 9-5 but all encompassing. Very compassionate and caring. Going above and beyond to ensure the health and wellness of the pets they rescue and adopt. If you are looking to add a pet to your home please look at St. Louis Pet Rescue. When you open your home to adopt a pet, another in need of rescue is able to be saved. You save 2!

Client Served

Rating: 5

St. Louis Pet Rescue is a wonderful organization. They take in the abandoned, the unwanted and the ones that have been neglected. They make sure that their health needs are met and their shots are up-to-date. Then they find a temporary home for them. I want to say a special thanks to the wonderful people who Foster the animals from Pet Rescue. These are very special people that volunteer their time and share there homes, out of the goodness of their heart. Anyone who is going to adopt should consider adopting a pet from Pet Rescue. Or better yet...adopt two!

Karen H.13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering for about 20 years now, moved over to St Louis Pet Rescue about five years go to support a smaller St. Louis group. They sure try to take in ever animal they can, and can afford, even allowing me to bring in a few animals I found when we were full. All volunteers and pulling from kill shelters, it never ends! People ask me all the time, don't you get attached, want to keep them all - how can I do it? MY question back, IS HOW can you not!?! I'm always on to the next cat or dog within days of adoption, and the one I had before now has a great home instead of being on the street, starving and reproducing. My latest in the photo, at over five years old, was just adopted last week!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Chip who was a foster since he was born! We were able to visit him and see pictures until we were able to bring him home thanks to his AMAZING foster family! Chip has been a great addition to our family and we couldn't say enough things to explain just how wonderful St.Louis Pet Rescue has been!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a foster, volunteer and have adopted from St Louis Pet Rescue. Our family was looking for a way to give more than just adopting another pet. We've been working with STLPR for 2 years and love it! The volunteers are dedicated to helping pets as much as they possibly can.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Stl pet rescue was amazing we got 2 little kittens from them about 2 years ago. They made it very smooth to get the kitties! Would definitely recommend going through them if you're looking for a dog or a cat.

Trina W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for both STLPR and JCAC Rescue Warriors, I am truly blessed. STLPR has risen to the occasion multiple times to take on the hard cases, the needy, the homeless, and the impossible cats from JCAC. I am in absolute awe of all of the fosters and volunteers. I love going every Friday to PetCo and interacting with the cats, giving them fresh food and water, along with cleaning their litter boxes. Without this amazing group, I know too well just how many lives would be lost at JCAC alone. Thank you STLPR! And to the other volunteers keep up the good work!

Allie Malone S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted and fostered with STL Pet Rescue. The organization puts on weekly adoption events and does everything in its power to rescue animals, no matter how much time it takes to get an animal adopted. Most, if not all, of the adoptable animals have been placed in foster homes prior to adoption, so they are social/ potty trained/ everything else they need to be a great pet.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fostering through St Louis Pet Rescue for almost 2 years. I have had the pleasure of fostering some amazing cats. I would recommend volunteering for them. The people are great and you are helping the animals that are abandoned, surrendered, or in awful situations. I never realized how much I could contribute in life until I started to help the voiceless.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a few cats from St Louis Pet Rescue. They have been amazing cats. The adoption process was easy and thorough. You can really tell the foster mom really loved their fosters. I adopted 2 American Bobtails and a Turkish Van mix. They have been such great cats. My one cat, Morty, have been a great emotional support cat. When I'm down he knows how to make my day better.

Client Served

Rating: 5

WOW - no need to go anywhere else!! I had NO idea how difficult it would be to find a kitten with low-allergen traits. I searched ALL over the internet and wrote and wrote and called and drove and got nowhere fast. Then I happened to write to St. Louis Pet Rescue, hoping to hear back from them within a day or two (most places have a very difficult time responding quickly, I learned). They wrote back within an hour or so, and then I heard from the Foster Mommy within an hour of THAT!
The Rhoades (foster parents) are SO kind, patient, great teachers, and great foster parents: our 5-month old Siamese was potty-trained, scratching-post trained, healthy and happy. Kitten was spayed, shots up to date (and home visit a few days later for a final injection of a series!), and chipped! Can't say enough about these foster parents who did everything they could to accommodate my needs to surprise our girl for Christmas. If the rest of the foster parents and staff at STLPR are HALF as good as the Rhoades, i would STILL recommend them with 5-stars.
Thank you thank you thank you STLPR, for saving these adorable kittens AND for having the Rhoades on your team! I know where I'm going if we ever add to our Kitty Family or which way I'll point if anyone ever asks me for input.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had tried for weeks to adopt a kitten before Christmas. After several inquiries or left messages with no call backs from other agencies or shelters we came across STL pet rescue. I inquired about a kitten and was immediately contacted by her foster mom. She spoke with me by phone for over 45 minutes to learn about our family and tell me about her kitten GeeGee. She also called our references to make sure that she was being adopted into a home that would care for her and love her. We met a few days later at Petco and have loved her ever since! She is an amazing cat. She is a Manx torbie. She is super playful and loves playing fetch. Even though she is an inside cat we can tell she is a great hunter by the way she attempts to catch the moths at the deck door each night or our hands and feet under the covers. We’ve also seen her catch a fly out of the air! Her favorite part of the day is the morning when we wake up and she speaks to us and flops over wanting us to rub her belly and love on her. If we are gone, once we get home she will hear the garage door and be waiting right inside the door to greet us. She loves us each uniquely and saves something special for each of us. GeeGee is an amazing kitty and we are so thankful for STL pet rescue and Anna for saving her and connecting her with us.

Joseph S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Decided one day that I wanted a kitten so I went through the link to petfinder though....either petco or petsmart, not sure the two are almost exactly the same in any case. Played around with that for awhile before finding a cute little tuxedo manx, sent an inquiry as to the status of the kitten. He was available! Last one of his litter to be adopted. I was directed to an adoption event occurring at whatever the store was. Was so excited I showed up 45min early just to be absolutely sure no one would get him first. After filling out some simple paperwork and paying a nominal fee I acquired Bernie a 17week old manx kitten. I was very impressed by how well socialized he was. He was accepted by my other cats almost instantly. He is now around 8-9 mo and has grown to 12lbs! He's HUGE!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to adopt a cat from a different shelter and after a run around due to paperwork being misplaced and another family adopting the cat I was leary. I looked for about another month and fell in love with a picture of a beautiful Manx Tortie kitten. After many emails and texts messages between the foster mom and I we adopted the beauty and she is a sweetheart. So glad we missed out on the first one so that we were available to adopt our new family member

BarbV

Board Member

Rating: 5

St. Louis Pet Rescue does take in even the most difficult cases that need more than just the normal vetting to get them adopted. They are constantly trying to raise money to pay these over and above vet care for these special needs cats. They are really all about the animals.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

A CAT NAMED PRECIOUS…
THE PURRRFECT NAME by Barb V., foster

Precious is just that… a precious kitty boy with lots of love to give whose face was deformed at birth. He loves life and gives back all of the love he receives.

I found him at a sanctuary in Iowa where I had driven to take two felv/fiv positive cats to live out their life. I stayed overnight to drive back the next morning. During the early evening, I went downstairs to interact with the cats in this large room. Precious caught my eye. He followed me around and wanted me to pick him up. When I did he immediately gave me hugs and rubbed my face with his. He also had a huge snot ball hanging in his nose and a slight Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) that needed to be treated. At that moment I decided I couldn’t leave him there. I knew he deserved a home and loving family to live out his life.

Precious came home to be my foster kitty. He loves other cats and follows me around when he wants attention. When I scoop litter boxes in my foster cat room, he jumps into my lap at every opportunity when I kneel. I love this kitty boy with all of my heart.

I was looking for the perfect home for him, and I found it. I received several calls from people who wanted to adopt him. One of the inquiries was from a woman who already had a special needs cat with cerebellar hypoplasia (trouble with fine motor skills and coordination). After making all appropriate checks on her application and meeting her, I knew it was the absolute best place for Precious. An extremely happy ending for
a very special kitty!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have now adopted two cats through St Louis Pet Rescue, from two different “foster moms.” A wonderful experience. I love the careful screening and concerns that the cats will be placed in a good and caring home. I was given advice, personal stories about each cat and I could not be happier.
A great organization which I will continue to support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had a great experience adopting our sweet cat Bernie. The volunteers were most helpful and informative. The process was thorough but easily accomplished. You could tell that they have the best interest of the pets at heart.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopting our cat from this program was as easy as could be. We filled out ge application and picked up our girl the next day! The cats foster mom also gave us her personal number in order to contact her with any issues. Our cat was not eating the first day we had her, and all I had to do was shoot a text to her foster mom and she replied with a solution that worked. Thanks!!

1 Katy T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted two sibling kittens from STL Pet Rescue and I was thrilled with the process! As with any pet adoption, the process was thorough, but I was glad that the foster families worked so hard to make sure the cats would be well taken care of and were healthy enough for me to take them home. We are so in love with our new pets and if we ever decide to adopt again, we will definitely work with STL Pet Rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family adopted a one year old kitten, named Lulu, in February 2017. She was a bit on the grumpy side, only interacting with the house mom, and doing so rather aggressively (lots of ankle and arm/hand nipping!). After talking to the vet, we decided to find a buddy for Lulu, in hopes of making her a happier kitty. We adopted Jerry (black and white kitty) from STL Pet Rescue and over the next week, introduced the cats to one another. Lulu’s hissing and growling suggested this may not work…but with lots of coaching from the STL Pet Rescue team, the kitties met and quickly became friends. Now, they wrestle and snuggle throughout the day and night. Lulu is so happy – seeking attention from everyone and she has done so in a non-aggressive manner; and Jerry is the cutest cuddle bug, with a sweet meow. They are a perfect pair and we simply adore them together. Thanks STL Pet Rescue!