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The Center for Animal Rehabilitation & Education Inc. (C.A.R.E.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization whose mission is to provide for, through advocacy and activism, the needs of all exotic birds, elder dogs and small animals. We educate the public about the needs of exotic birds, elder dogs and small animals. CARE provides permanent housing for any exotic birds not able to live in a typical home environment, excluding birds with contagious diseases. Our goal is to find a loving, responsible, permanent home for adoptable birds, dogs and small animals.

Please consider donating to our GivingGrid of Love on Giving Tuesday at the following link https://www.givinggrid.com/wnzoct

C.A.R.E. depends solely on private donations. We receive no public funding. We supplement our income by designing and selling bird toys. Our retail outlet shop sells cages, toys, perches, play stands, play gyms, dog beds, food, and many other bird and dog-related items. We also offer bird and dog-related giftware and accessories. All proceeds go directly back into C.A.R.E. Services Provided: Housing unwanted birds and small animals; Foster homes for small elder dogs awaiting adoption; Sanctuary for unadoptable birds; Veterinary treatment; Adoption Counseling and Behavioral Counseling if needed; Bird Boarding and Bird Grooming.

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HOURS

Please note: We are temporarily closed at 5:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Monday

1:00 – 6:00

Tuesday

CLOSED

Wednesday

CLOSED

Thursday

1:00 – 6:00

Friday

1:00 – 6:00

Saturday

12:00 – 5:00

Sunday

CLOSED

PLEASE NOTE:  Only those with approved adoption applications and current volunteers may handle our birds, even through the cage bars. The birds’ safety is our number one priority and those who do not comply with our policies may be asked to leave.

Adoption, Foster, and Volunteer applications must be completed online going forward. All applications will be reviewed within one week of receipt and, if approved, one of our Adoption Coordinators will contact you to set up an appointment for a meet-and-greet with the appropriate bird(s)/dog(s)/small animal(s). This is a change for us but we found that having scheduled appointment times allows us to assign you a dedicated Adoption Coordinator who can help you find your new family member and make sure that you get all of your questions answered prior to committing to a new pet. Your Adoption Coordinator can also help you pick out a cage, perches, toys, and food, as applicable, during your appointment. We used this model during Safer at Home and truly believe it is the best way to serve you and find the right home for our animals.

“Education Before Adoption”


Total Pets Surrendered to Date in 2022 – 99

  • Birds – 80
  • Small Animals – 16
  • Dogs – 3

CARE’s online store is temporarily unavailable due to supply chain difficulties. Please visit us at 720 N. Barstow Street in Waukesha to browse our current inventory of bird toys, treats, and food.


BIRD GROOMING IN DECEMBER IS ON THE 10TH BETWEEN 12:00 – 2:30 P.M. First come First served! Hours may vary and are subject to change, based on the availability of our volunteer groomers. CALL (262) 875-4115 TO VERIFY scheduled times.


We do not have a parking lot. The parking lots behind and on the side of our building are PRIVATE parking lots. If you park there, you run the risk of getting your car towed and creating bad feelings between CARE and the neighbors. There is plenty of on-street parking and several mini lots within blocks of CARE. There is also a municipal ramp halfway down South Street. The charge is $3.00 for the whole day but you must pay with a credit card. It is automated and there is no attendant. Our volunteers have had no problems finding parking on the streets.