Reptile Rescue’s adoption policy is designed to help ensure that all reptiles in the care of Reptile Rescue are placed in suitable, permanent homes. Adopters must be at least 21 years of age and live in a stable environment. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to care for a reptile financially, including providing veterinary care, quality food and adequate shelter.
Our reptiles are for pets only, breeding is prohibited.
The reptiles in our care were strays, abandoned or purchased from pet stores. Less than one percent were knowingly purchased from breeders. These circumstances make our reptiles unsuitable for breeding. If you wish to breed, please buy your reptiles from a reputable breeder.
Prior to adopting out reptiles into new homes, they will be monitored for at least 30 days to ensure a healthy appetite, determine temperament, and watch for visible medical problems. The reptile will be treated for all obvious health problems and if necessary, a veterinarian will give the reptile an overall examination.
All prospective adopters must fill out and submit an adoption application form and answer all questions completely and honestly.
Once an adoption application has been received, Reptile Rescue will attempt to ascertain the knowledge, experience, and capabilities of the potential adopter has with regard to providing proper care for the species selected. The adoption will remain pending during this time. This generally takes 24-48 hours. We do not do same day adoptions.
Not all applications are approved.
Under no circumstances, will the adopter be allowed to sell, trade or give away the reptile. If care can no longer be provided for the reptile, the adopter is required to contact Reptile Rescue, Adoption and Education Society to return or arrange a new home.
The adopter releases Reptile Rescue of any liability in regards to the health or behavior of the reptile adopted. While it is understood that every effort has been made to provide an accurate assessment of the history and health of the reptile, Reptile Rescue explicitly disclaims warranties regarding medical status or behavior of said animal. As the adopter you agree not to hold Reptile Rescue liable for any claims of injury to property or persons or otherwise caused by the reptile.
Our application process requires applicants to give us personal information about themselves (name, street address, age, etc) we use this information strictly to determine if the applicant can provide a good home for the reptile he or she wishes to adopt. An individual’s information will not be disclosed to any third parties.
Submission of an application constitutes an agreement that the adopter agrees to the policies put forth in this contract.