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Looking to help out a rescued reptile in need? SDHS receives many different reptiles available for adoption every month.

Before you head out to buy a brand new pet, we get an assortment of lizards, snakes, and other reptiles in from people who can no longer care for them. Our species list can vary, but at this time we do have a number of ball pythons, corn snakes, bearded dragons and leopard geckos looking for a new caring owner. If you or anyone you may know is looking for a new reptile pet, please consider a rescue animal.

For more information on available animals please eave a message at 619-760-0578.  Someone will get back to you within a day to make arrangements.  

Prior to picking up the animal, please download and print this adoption form.  Fill out the first page and bring it with you when you pick up the animal.

We are also always looking for foster homes as well! If you have space available and the appropriate care & setup we are always grateful to have help and assistance for housing our rescue animals.

We receive no monies from government agencies or grants to pay for the cost of housing, feeding and medical treatment of the animals we take in. Many animals arrive in dire need of medical care. Please consider sponsoring a species with a recurring monthly donation by clicking on the Donation link below. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

14 photo(s) Updated on: 26 Mar 2023
  • My name is Casey. I am a Ball Python. I am about 3 years old. I eat frozen thawed rats.
  • Hi there, my name is Linguine. I'm a 3 1/2 year old male Ball Python. I eat rats. SDHS has been taking care of me since January 24, 2023.
  • My name is Lightening. I am a female 8 year old Leopard Gecko. I have been cared for by SDHS since February 20, 2023.
  • Hi, I’m called Cheerio. I’m an 8 year old female Leopard Gecko. SDHS has cared for since February 20, 1923.
  • Hello. I’m Markandeya. I’m a male dwarf long tail Boa Constrictor. I was born on August 2, 2019. I’ve been with SDHS since February 3, 2023. I was locally bred.
  • My name is Neo. I am a male Boa Constrictor Imperator. I was born on March 12, 2021. I’m white, brown and black. I was relinquished to SDHS on February 3, 2023.
  • El Baracho was 15 years old when relinquished in March 2023. He loves to eat rats.


San Diego Herpetological Society is a Nonprofit Corporation serving the community since 1978.  The SDHS reaches out to everyone with a  passion or curiosity for reptiles, amphibians kept as pets or studied and observed in nature.  Our primary objective is to create a supportive environment for enthusiasts whether a beginner or life-long hobbyist or breeder. We are a membership based organization open to individuals and families with an interest, curiosity or passion for these fascinating creatures


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