Meet Helena and Diego: How Unwanted Animals End Up At PrideRock

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

By far, private owners surrendering their exotic wild animals, in our case big cats, is the number one cause of animals needing homes in sanctuaries. Often times, the animals are purchased as cute cubs and are not able to be cared for when they grow into powerful and dangerous adults. [...]
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New Year, Big Ambitions

Friday, January 12th, 2018

It's officially 2018 and we hope that everyone had a safe and exciting Holiday Season! This is a time of resolutions and reflections, and we are not immune to the feeling of hope and excitement that is abundant in this time of year. At PrideRock, we take care of over 30 [...]
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Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Even though PrideRock is not open to the public, Christmas cheer can be found all over the sanctuary. Wreathes, bows, signs, and lights have adorned enclosures and trees, and the animals happily watch this all appear. This tradition of decorating is a time of hope and thankfulness at PrideRock. While [...]
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Fall at PrideRock

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Leaves are falling like gentle rain at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, and the Texas heat has lessened to lovely crisp days. Winter is not far away. The animals are very rambunctious and happy about the weather change, and the golden autumn light highlights their already spectacular beauty. Thanksgiving has come and [...]
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In Remembrance of Cleo

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Last week we lost a queen. Cleo, our beloved lioness passed away at the age of 18 during an operation to remove a tumor that had formed on her side. We are shocked, saddened, and will miss her more than words can possibly describe. She was so special, and this [...]
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Forward Motion at PrideRock

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

It is an exciting time out at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge. Animals and employees alike are privy to the feeling that a bountiful amount of progress and improvement is just over the horizon. It’s expansion time at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, and there is nowhere to go but forward. The bear barn [...]
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Animal Communications Workshop held at PrideRock

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Andrea explains about the animals mind, Chakras, remote healing and wellness basics. According to, Andrea Sobotka, affectionately known as “Critter Doc,” connects with animals on all realms for wellness and understanding. Andrea provides holistic healing, wellness, and a voice between you and your beloved pets. [...]
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Top 10 Things about PrideRock Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Top 10 Things about PrideRock Wildlife Refuge (in no particular order) the animals the people-owners, staff, volunteers, interns, board members the care and attention the animal receive beautiful landscaping quiet, peaceful, serene atmosphere private facility-it is not a zoo or exhibit but a true sanctuary has received many awards and [...]
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Barbary Lions

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

PrideRock's most beloved lion, Leo, is believed to be of Barbary lion descent. Barbary lions have been considered extinct in the wild since about the mid-1960s. One of the most prominent characteristics of the Barbary lion is the very dark and long-haired mane which extend over [...]
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Three Black Bears

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

"I had only been to zoos to see any wild animal. Then, I met Carol. I went to PrideRock in 2009 for the first time. I was blown away and in awe of these magnificent creatures, especially the tigers. I met Damien (RIP) and all the others in an afternoon [...]
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Merry Christmas from PrideRock

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Even though PrideRock is closed to the public, the sanctuary is decorated for every holiday. Especially Christmas.  From the front gate to the bear enclosures out back, a variety of decor can be found on the property including bells, ribbons, statues, wreaths, garlands and much more. In all, decorating PrideRock [...]
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Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

PrideRock staff doesn't like to see any of their animals feeling neglected, so we try to spoil them as much as possible - especially Sammy - no, he is not a tiger or bear, he is our office cat. And he is a true attention HOG!! He gets plenty of [...]
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