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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 leave a message at 619-760-0578 or email us at adoptions@sdherpsociety.org.  A team member will get back to you as soon as we are able to help make arrangements.  

*Please note we do make sure new owners are prepared to properly care for any animal they are considering. Please do your “homework” and have the proper setup and husbandry preparation ready for the species you are interested in.

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, you can email us at adoptions@sdherpsociety.org. 

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.

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Tyler is a 3-4 year old female leopard gecko in good health eating crickets, mealworms, and black soldier fly larva, a little skittish but settles down with limited handling


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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San Diego Herpetological Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 

PO Box 503835 San Diego, CA 92150-3835

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