Pets, Rescue, Relocation and Information

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Please Note:

If you are experiencing a true medical emergency take your prairie dog (PD) to a licensed exotic veterinarian ASAP. If you need assistance or information 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.

If you need help, care information, or have general concerns about your prairie dog, please send an email to weloveprairiedogs@yahoo.com  for assistance and we’ll respond within 24 hours. Comments asking for assistance in our guestbook may not receive a timely response, so please email if you’d like information or free consultation so we can help you. Emails are checked and answered daily!

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The purpose of this site is to help Prairie Dog Owners and inform the general public about what goes on behind the scenes with Prairie Dog Rescues and Prairie Dog Relocation efforts.

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Although Prairie Dogs are not as commonly displaced as people might think, many unwanted Prairie Dogs are put into rescues because an owner is unable to keep them. Because of a federal ban put in place in 2003, these unwanted pets must go into a rescue and stay there the rest of their lives. 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 the basic necessities for these Prairie Dogs can be expensive over time. Information will be provided here so that you can help these Prairie Dogs and the rescues that house them.

PLEASE NEVER release a Captive Prairie Dog back in the wild. They will never survive. If you have trouble keeping your Prairie Dog please email us, there are rescues that can take in your Prairie Dog and give it the quality of life it deserves.

Prairie Dogs in the wild need your help too. Organizations dedicated to relocating Prairie Dogs, not only need money for relocation efforts, they need suitable land, veterinarian care and housing before the wild Prairie Dogs can be moved onto an established location. Information and what is needed to help in the relocation effort is included on this site.

Last, but not least, information will be provided for Prairie Dog Pet Care, with links to food, caging, gifts and more. Please email us if you find that you could use some help with the care of your pet Prairie Dog, we have contact information where you can get free help.

ALWAYS seek routine care and medical attention from a licensed, exotic veterinarian in an emergency. Any advice given on this website or on 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, 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 that you have done thorough 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
Email weloveprairiedogs@yahoo.com for more information about whether prairie dogs are legal to own as pets in your state. Free individualized consultation services also are available regarding captive care, nutrition, habitat, husbandry, & owner education. Additional consultation to zoos, sanctuaries, rescues, and other educational exhibits regarding enclosures and more is also available. 

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Daryl Hogue & Lynda Watson 

30 years experience in wild-to-wild relocation services, captive breeding, & pet sales of prairie dogs. Email us at weloveprairiedogs@yahoo.com


This website is meant for informational purposes only and is not meant to endorse any particular relocators, breeders, pet food manufacturers, or other affiliated entities. This Site is not Owned or Operated By Lynda Watson/ Daryl Hogue, but we will forward emails to the appropriate entity with concerns or questions, and thank you for visiting the site.


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