Rescue and Rehoming Programs: Our Commitment to Animal Care Grayson - Maltese-Shih Tzu

The central tenet of Uncle Bill’s philosophy is ethical animal care. Our standards for acquiring animals make us the area’s best ethical source for pets, but our concern does not stop there. As a community fixture for over 30 years, we believe that Uncle Bill’s Pet Center has an obligation to take an active role in promoting responsible pet ownership, and that includes the very real need for pet rescue.

uncle bills annas fund rescue Uncle Bill's is partnering with Anna's Pet Care Fund and Noah's Animal Hospitals in a rescue and rehoming program that is centered around puppies and kittens left at rural animal shelters.  These pets that are abandoned in rural shelters, oftentimes distantly located from most highly populated cities, do not receive the same number of inquiries and adoptions as those in urban or suburban areas.  We travel to these rural shelters and pick up puppies and kittens to rehome, allowing more potential pet parents to find and interact with these pets in each of Uncle Bill's stores. Noah's Animal Hospitals and Uncle Bill's have committed to helping by providing 20% of the profits from the adoptions of these pets towards rural shelters and humane society charities through Anna's Pet Care Fund. Anna's Pet Care Fund is essentially designed to provide financial assistance and resources to pet owners who are unable to pay for emergency veterinary care for their companion animals.  Anna's Fund's main goal is to fill the "gap" in funding that is keeping someone's pet from receiving urgent or emergency care. Noah's Animal Hospitals are also assisting in providing 
spaying and neutering services for these pets prior do adoption - an expense that can become rather costly to the rural shelters from where they originate - as well as a free 1st veterinary visit.  Each pet adopted will receive a 7 day health guarantee, too!uncle bills annas pet care fund
Uncle Bill's is also happy to partner with The Rescue Boutique for rescue kittens from local Indiana shelters that need homes.  These rescue kittens in our stores receive all their necessary health tests, vaccines, are micro-chipped, dewormed, and spayed/neutered.  Pet parents adopting these kittens also receive a free 1st veterinary visit.  Plus, 50% of the proceeds go to the Rescue Boutique benefiting the LOVE (Learning Outreach Veterinary Efforts) Pet Project, supporting local Indiana shelters and rescues.
Uncle Bills and Rescue Boutique
Sadly, many people enter into pet ownership casually, and, without proper education and support, may wind up abandoning the animals they agreed to support. Uncle Bill’s pet rescue programs, including our rehoming programs, are part of our holistic commitment to animal care and being an ethical source for pets. What's more, whenever an Uncle Bill's micro-chipped pet is surrendered to a shelter, we pick up and re-home the precious animal personally. 

At any given time, as many as 90% of our kittens are rescued, and many of our rabbits are likewise rescued. While fortunately we don’t see as many abandoned animals in other categories, our staff is trained to evaluate and rehome other animals wherever possible.

In 2021, we rehomed over 340 puppies and kittens and over 450 small animals and birds.

At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we are passionate about educating our communities in responsible pet ownership, and believe that our active pet rescue programs are a critical part of our commitment to being an ethical source for pets in central Indiana.

To learn more about Uncle Bill’s pet rescue programs, or to find out about how we guarantee our stores as an ethical source for pets, please contact us or visit one of our Indiana locations to speak with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Uncle Bill’s Pet Center is an ethical, humane source for a wide variety of pets, including Dogs, Cats, Fish, Birds, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Reptiles, Amphibians, and other small and exotic animals. We are the premier pet store in the Indianapolis area, with locations on the east, northeast, and west sides of Indianapolis, as well as in Fishers, Greenwood, and Ft. Wayne. Uncle Bill’s Pet Center carries a large inventory of pet supplies, and is committed to helping our customers understand and care for their animals throughout their lives.