Maybe you don’t have time, have lost your job, had a family emergency, are moving, have kids that lost interest, or even just got in over your head with a pet that got too big or too difficult to handle or care for. Maybe your pet has had some sort of illness or injury that you don’t have the knowledge or funds to care for properly. Whatever the reason, sometimes it is best for you and for the sake of your reptile to surrender your pet to a rescue to find it a new home. We are here to help.
We are non-judgmental about owner-surrenders and feel that surrendering a reptile into our rescue is sometimes the most responsible course of action. We are here to ensure that your reptile gets the proper care it needs and deserves.
We take in displaced reptiles on a case-by-case basis, as space allows. If we do not have room for your reptile right away, we will put you on a waiting list and try to place your pet into a new home as soon as possible.
We are located in Little Rock, Arkansas, but take in reptiles from all over the United States provided they can be brought to us with their enclosures and equipment. We do not allow reptiles to be shipped to us due to state laws and concern for the well-being of the animals.
When accepting owner-surrendered animals, we require that you also donate the animal’s enclosure, heat and lighting equipment, and accessories. Even supplies that we cannot use can be sold to help fund the care of your pet. Having the enclosure and equipment makes it much easier for us to house your pet while it is in quarantine and/or until we can find it a permanent home. If your pet is sick or injured, we respectfully ask that you also include a monetary donation to help pay for your pet’s medical care.
Please note, we do not accept venomous or illegal species.
Species we are currently not accepting due to space:
- Large Constrictor Snakes (Boas, Burmese Pythons, Reticulated Pythons, etc)
- Water Turtles
- Monitor Lizards
- Giant Tortoises (Sulcatas, Leopard Tortoises, etc)
Please see our Contact Page for information about how to get a hold of us if you are interested in surrendering a reptile.