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Our adoptable animal list is maintained and
updated by our rescue database meaning that adoptable animals
are updated constantly and always current. Please bookmark
visit back often! We always have animals in need
of great homes!
You must be able to provide adequate housing,
nutrition, and medical care for a reptile. We prefer
that you have some experience with reptiles, but we will
consider willing learners if we feel you will follow it
through. You must meet our conditions for providing a
good home; we determine whether or not you meet our
conditions by using the information given on your
adoption application and your submitted photographs. In
general, you must be willing to pick up the animal in
If you are outside of the
OH-KY-IN tri-state area and can not make
the trip please look through rescues and animal shelters in your area.
reptiles in need of homes nation wide!
For a list of herp organizations
arranged by location please visit
First, browse the list to find a specific
reptile you want to adopt. You should check back
regularly if you don't see what you want, as our site is
find a reptile you want to adopt and that you can
properly care for, you will need to submit an adoption
application (applications are located at the bottom of
this page). We
also require you send in pictures of your cage and
habitat. Please ensure that your photos show the entire
setup, including all cage furnishings and equipment.
take up to several days for us to respond, as we receive a lot
of applications, but you will usually receive a response
within 24-48 hours. We do our best to make this process as
speedy as we can, but please be patient as we only have
the reptile's best interests at heart. Feel free to
submit an application even if you don't see the species
of reptile you want, and we will keep your application
active and on file for one year. There is no charge or fee to submit
We ask for a small
adoption fee which is necessary to cover the
costs of feeding, supplies, and care of the animals. We
attempt to set adoption fees at half of retail price or
less. Adoption fees are tax-free and are a
WE ADOPT BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
SOME REPTILES REQUIRE LARGE
Iguanas, most monitors, and other
large lizards need big enclosures. As a rule, aquariums
are not acceptable housing for large lizards or
Applicants interested in large tortoises must have a
large, fenced area outdoors for roaming and grazing.
Depending on your location and climate, you will likely
also have to provide suitable indoor housing for part of
Snakes over six feet need very
Amphibians must have a proper
terrarium environment to thrive. A 5-gallon tank with
gravel in the bottom is not suitable amphibian habitat.
We prefer to adopt aquatic turtles to those who have ponds
and water gardens. Only the very largest aquariums are
suitable for long-term housing for most aquatic turtles.
Outdoor ponds must be secure and contained. For turtles
that are not native to your area, you must be prepared
to house them indoors for at least a portion of the
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ADOPTION
APPROVAL ON LARGE OR DANGEROUS REPTILES
- Apps for MEDICAL CASES will only be accepted and
considered if submitted by a professional with the
ability to provide specialized care (i.e.:
veterinarians, vet assistants or techs, wildlife
rehabilitators, zookeepers, etc).
- Only qualified institutions
and professionals will be considered for a venomous reptile adoption.
- Extremely large (+10')
and/or overly aggressive snakes will only be adopted to
experienced herp keepers with appropriately sized
enclosures. Burmese python, rock pythons, and
yellow anaconda cannot cross state lines. Be
advised Ohio has a pretty ridiculous law that allows
sales of young snakes, but requires a permit to own a constrictor
after they grow over 12 feet in length.
- Giant tortoises will only
be adopted to those with large secure outdoor areas
as well as indoor housing.