Pocket Pets Animal Rescue seeks new space:
Pocket Pets Animal Rescue is closing due to family issues. Our shelter is currently FULL! We get requests for animals needing shelter daily, and wish to help each and every possible animal in need, SO WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you know of suitable space in the Champaign-Urbana area, please contact us!

Who We Are

Illinois Dept of Ag Licensed Animal Rescue 501 C (3) Status applied for
Hello and welcome to
Pocket Pets Animal Rescue!
We are a rescue and adoptive home specializing in abandoned, unwanted, abused & neglected hedgehogs, sugar gliders, chinchillas and other exotic animals...

We are Illinois Department of Agriculture licensed to accept coatimundi, chinchillas, chipmunks, degus, dormice, duprasi, fennec foxes, ferrets, flying squirrels, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, jerboas, lemmings, lemurs, prairie dogs, short-tailed possums, sugar gliders, squirrels, kinkajous, mice, mouse possums, rats, turtles, tortoises, reptiles, amphibians and other exotics.

We are currently in need of animal cages, food, bedding, toys and materials that are in good, usable condition. Please contact us to make a donation of these items.

100% of our animal care specialists are VOLUNTEERS, which means...
100% of our funds go to the care, treatment and mainteance of our shelter and the animals that make it their home!

Adopting a friend

All prospective adoptive homes MUST complete an adoption questionarre and sign an adoption contract. Our staff visits every prospective home before adoption to insure that it is safe and prepared for their new pet.

Come Visit Us!

We are just 7 minutes North of Urbana and 5 minutes south of Rantoul on Route 45.
Pocket Pets Animal Rescue
102 N Lincoln Ave

Thomasboro, IL 61878
Phone: 217-643-2236


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We are in URGENT NEED of donations! Please help our animals in need today!

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