About Us

The Chick With Pits Inc. was founded by Joanna Goodman in 2013 as a result of her passion for rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming animals of all shapes and sizes. As a child, no one was ever surprised at the "critters" she brought home. From hurt field mice to baby birds who had fallen from their nests to newborn opossums she raised and released into a wildlife reserve, Joanna's love for animals started the day she was born. Joanna spent the majority of her adult life in the pet industry working at small pet supply shops and corporate grooming salons. After following her husband during his career in the United States Air Force, the two settled in northeast Texas to begin rescuing animals in an official capacity.
The Chick With Pits is headquartered on Joanna and her husband's property in northeast Texas. Along with her rescued animals, Joanna, her leadership team, volunteers, and network of supporters provide a no-kill animal rescue and sanctuary for every animal they come across.
The Chick With Pits Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.