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 mission goes beyond just providing pets; it's about creating forever homes and spreading joy one adoption at a time. As a community fixture for over 35 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.

At Uncle Bill's, we believe every pet deserves a loving home. That's why we've made it our commitment to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need, whether at a shelter or left on our doorstep. Uncle Bill's is working to help alleviate the pressures on various rescue programs centered around puppies, kittens, and other pets left at animal shelters, and are also currently building our very own rescue and rehabilitation program named "Linda's Way" after our owners' mother and her passion for pet care. Our mission goes beyond just providing pets; it's a testament to the power of love and second chances as well. Every wag of a tail and purr of contentment tells a story of compassion and care. 

Sadly, many people enter into pet ownership casually, and, without proper education and support, may wind up abandoning the animals they agreed to support. With hundreds of puppies and kittens saved from uncertain futures, along with hundreds to thousands of small animals, reptiles, and birds finding refuge through our stores over the years, our efforts speak volumes about our dedication. 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 and scanned, 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. Our commitment doesn't end with adoption. We provide comprehensive support and resources to help families navigate the joys and challenges of pet ownership. From nutritional guidance to behavioral training tips, we empower pet parents to provide the best possible care for their furry companions.

Between 2021 - 2023 we have rehomed over 650 puppies and kittens and more than 1,200 birds, reptiles, and small animals.

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.