If you are moving and cannot take your koi fish with you, if you have an overstocked pond, or if you are looking to close down your pond entirely then we can help. Our onsite koi rescue services are completely free of charge. After finishing quarantine, our rescued koi are placed into new properly vetted new forever homes through adoption. We can transport any koi, regardless of size or quality, and we are highly experienced at transporting large quantities of koi safely without issue. As a courtesy, we also commonly provide videos and photos of our rescued koi back to their former owners once they arrive safely in quarantine so they will know they survived the transport process without issue.
If you wish to schedule a FREE onsite koi fish rescue, please submit a completed Koi Fish Rescue Request below.
Koi Rescue Request
Note: Please be sure to provide a valid contact cell phone# as we coordinate and schedule all rescues via SMS text.
Frequently asked questions about koi rescues:
Below are some common questions asked about our onsite koi rescue services.
How much does it cost to schedule a koi rescue?
Absolutely nothing. We offer our onsite koi rescue services completely free of charge. Donations; however, are always very much appreciated. If you’d like to make a donation please visit our Donations page.
How will I know my rescued koi arrived safe and sound to Southern California Koi Rescue?
As a courtesy we commonly provide a few photos and videos of all rescued koi back to their former owners once they are placed into quarantine. We understand the love many pond owners have for their beloved wet pets, so we realize how important it is for them to know their koi made the trip safe and sound.
What is the koi quarantine procedure followed by Southern California Koi Rescue?
We quarantine all rescued Koi for a minimum period of 4 weeks before they are made available through adoption to properly vetted new forever homes. During quarantine, rescued koi are scoped and treated for common parasites. Treatments typically include praziquantel for flukes, salt and potassium permanganate for costia.
Can I come visit my rescued koi while they are in quarantine?
Perhaps. While this is technically possible, it is also unnecessary since we already provide photos and videos of all rescued koi back to their original owners when they are first placed into quarantine.
Can I come visit my rescued koi in their new forever homes?
Not likely. All of our rescued koi are ultimately rehomed to properly vetted new forever homes. Because these homes are typically privately owned residential ponds, it is up to the individual pond owner whether or not to allow visitors. We do commonly request photos of our rescued koi in their new homes and we often share these photos via social media for everyone to enjoy — especially the former koi owners themselves.
How do you ensure rescued koi find suitable new forever homes?
All prospective adoptive homes are thoroughly vetted before they are permitted to adopt any koi from us. Anyone who wishes to adopt koi from us must submit a completed Koi Adoption Request form. These requests are thoroughly reviewed before a decision is made regarding approval. We also commonly visit many prospective adoptive homes in person to help ensure these ponds are suitable forever homes for koi.