If your prairie dog is experiencing a true medical emergency, please take your prairie dog (PD) to a licensed exotic veterinarian ASAP. If you need assistance or information on finding a veterinarian in your state, PLEASE send us an EMAIL, and we'll respond as soon as possible with someone experienced near you. Understand that exotic veterinarians that are experienced and take prairie dogs as patients are in short supply, so some travel may be required to get the health care needed for your beloved pet.
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The purpose of this site is to help educate prairie dog owners and inform the general public about what goes on behind the scenes with prairie dog rescues and prairie dog relocation efforts.
Although prairie dogs are not as commonly displaced as people might think, many unwanted prairie dogs are put into rescues because an owner cannot keep them, and countless other reasons people may not have considered. These rescues need our help for the ongoing care for these unwanted, abused, or neglected pets. These are prairie dogs that have somehow lived through being forgotten, neglected, abused, shot, and poisoned. These handicapped prairie dogs are in need of constant care. Vet costs and basic necessities for these prairie dogs can be expensive over time. Information will is provided here so that you can help prairie dogs and the rescues that house them.
PLEASE NEVER release a captive prairie dog back in the wild. They likely will not survive. If you have trouble keeping your prairie dog, please email us. There are rescues that may be able to take in your prairie dog, or assistance may be provided through adoption and rehoming to give it the quality of life it deserves.
Prairie dogs in the wild need your help too. Organizations dedicated to relocating prairie dogs need money for relocation efforts. They need suitable land, veterinary care, and housing before the quarantined wild prairie dogs can be moved onto an established location. Information and what is required to help in relocation efforts is included on this site.
Finally, information is provided for captive prairie dog care, with links to food, caging, gifts, and more. Please email us if you find that you could use some help with your prairie dog's care. We have contact information where you can get free assistance.
ALWAYS seek routine care and medical attention from a licensed, exotic veterinarian in an emergency. Any advice given on this website or any other web page should not be a substitute for proper vet care. If you need assistance in finding a vet, please email, we may be able to help you locate one depending on your location.
State laws change continually, so please do not assume that any exotic animal is legal to own in your state, even if you've owned them there in the past. If prairie dogs are legal to own in your state, please make sure you have a local exotic veterinarian available that is knowledgeable about prairie dogs, and you have done comprehensive research about how to care for them properly in captivity BEFORE acquiring this unique species as a pet. Each home situation will impact a prairie dog differently, so individualized consultation is strongly recommended