WE ARE MOVING!!!

Our current location on Blaine Street is closed for good as we prepare to move into our exciting new location across form the Riverside Plaza.  Join us for our Grand Re-Opening and "Santa Paws is Coming to Town!" Event on Saturday, November 14, 2015.  It's a fun family and pet friendly event.  Please visit our Events page to find out more info or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Don't miss it!

3564 Central Ave.

Riverside, CA 92506

See you there!!!

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Why we want to support rescue groups.

Why we want to support rescue groups.

If you have ever picked up a lost or homeless pet, you probably found how expensive, time consuming, and difficult it is to care for and find a good loving home.  Imagine what people go through who choose to do this full time.  Working for a shelter, I worked with several rescue groups.  Over the years I realized all rescue groups have three things in common; 1.  They all do rescue while working a full time job.  2.  They all spend money out of their own pocket to feed, treat, and adopt out animals is their care.  3.  They all use their free time and days off rescuing, transporting, and attending adoption events.  Working in a shelter I was able to assist rescue groups in several different ways; helping with vaccination, spay/neuter assistance, organizing transfers from one shelter to another (usually the one I worked for), or taking in some of their cats and dogs.  When a rescue group turns to a shelter for assistance they are either vigilant in their efforts to cut cost or they hit the end of their rope and are giving up.  In my experience, their are three reasons why rescuers give up; 1.  They go broke and can't afford to do it anymore.  2.  They haven't had a day off in a very long time and get burnt out.  3.  They've lost faith in humanity and can no longer take the physical and mental pain of so many neglected pets and irresponsible pet owners.  

It is the Pet Rescue Thrift Store's goal to provide financial support  and aide through collaboration and relationship building.  The real lifesaving efforts come from rescue groups and we need as many as possible.  Please help us achieve our goal and support your local rescue group.

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So why are we called "The Pet Rescue Thrift Store?

So why are we called "The Pet Rescue Thrift Store?

If you have ever been to an Animal Shelter for any reason - whether you like animals or not - you probably left with some remorse and sadness. It doesn't matter how big and clean the facility is, nothing can take away the sad fact that many of the pets you just saw won't be alive tomorrow. Even some no-kill and "adoption guarantee" shelters have a percentage of animals that never get a second chance.

Since the Pet Rescue Thrift Store opened its doors on May 30, 2015, we have dedicated ourselves to helping these animals in need. As of writing this document (Oct. 17,2015), we have directly helped save 102 lives... and counting!  The majority of them have been special needs: deformed, injured, underage, ill... the ones that most likely would not make it.  In addition, we have indirectly assisted with many more rescue pets, through hosting adoption events, fundraising, and networking.  If you've been to the Pet Rescue Thrift Store you've probably seen us bottle feeding baby kittens, administering vaccinations, or doing a fun photo shoot with a soon-to-be available foster pets. We are a small store located in an old building behind K-mart. You can't see us from the road, and we are hard to find, but we do mighty things!

So what does the future hold for the Pet Rescue Thrift Store?  Our goal is to not rest until we put ourselves out of business; when there are no more homeless pets left, and we become obsolete.  We are currently saving up to apply for our 501(c)(3), and hope to become successful enough to open our own rescue center.  We will continue to help the downtrodden and the underdogs - the ones considered "unadoptable" and "lost causes."  We will continue to cooperate and assist other rescue groups and shelters, as we are all in this to fight towards a common cause: to make the Inland Empire a No Kill Zone!  It takes more than one person to save an animal, so please consider joining our Army.  Foster, volunteer, donate, educate, network... we are in this together!

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