Recommended Reptile Rescues

We are passionate about supporting reputable reptile rescues and the essential work that they do in our community. Reptile rescues take in abandoned/unwanted animals, nurse the sick ones back to health, and rehome them with loving, forever families. To help support them in this effort, in 2021 we donated a total of $100,000 to 42 different small nonprofits!

If you are looking to add a pet reptile to your home, we strongly recommend that you consider adopting one from a rescue before going to the pet store or even contacting a breeder. Below is a list of reptile rescues in the United States that we personally recommend:

Arizona

Ec•lec•teri Tortoise & Reptile Rescue/Sanctuary

Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary

Sarah’s Bearded Dragon Rescue

Southern Arizona Reptile Rescue & Education

The Haus of Voodoo

California

American Tortoise Rescue 

California Turtle & Tortoise Club

JnW Reptile Rescue

Mutt Hut Rescue

Georgia

Georgia Reptile Society

Idaho

Southern Idaho Reptile Rescue 

Illinois

Copper's Friends Bearded Dragon Rescue

Indiana

Arrowhead Reptile Rescue 

Kentucky

Arrowhead Reptile Rescue

Maine

Herp Haven Reptile Rescue & Sanctuary

Mr. Drew and His Animals Too

Maryland

Medusa’s Misfit Rescue 

Massachusetts

Redfoot Reptile Rescue Programs

Michigan

Saving Scales Reptile Rescue of Michigan

Wild Whiskers

Mississippi

Central Mississippi Turtle Rescue

Missouri

The Three Sisters Exotic Rescue & Sanctuary

New York

Hudson Valley Reptile and Rescue

Rhonda's Reptiles

Second Chance Bird & Reptile Rescue

Nebraska

Draco's Reptile Rescue and Refuge

North Carolina

Be Wild Reptile Rescue

Fresh Start Rescue

North Dakota

Kritter Krazy Reptile and Exotic Rescue

Ohio

Arrowhead Reptile Rescue

Herps Alive Foundation

Oregon

Beautiful Dragons Reptile Rescue

Pennsylvania

Christina's Reptile and Animal Sanctuary

Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary

Heart Reptile Rescue and Sanctuary

Marie Exotics Reptile Rescue

Moonlit Jungle Rescue 

Nate’s Reptile Rescue

South Carolina

Beloved Beardies Reptile Rescue

GSCE Animal Rescue 

Texas

Eden Animal Sanctuary 

Lumpy Lizard Reptile, Poultry, and Exotics Rescue

Texas Reptile and Small Animal Rescue

Utah

Wasatch Exotics Rescue

Vermont

Safe Haven Critter Rescue

Virginia

Blue Ridge Reptile Rescue

Wisconsin

Badgerland Reptile Rescue

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue

 

If you know a great reptile rescue that deserves to be on this list, please leave a comment with their name, website, and why you recommend them!