Reptile Rescues

These rescues are legitimate reptile rescues doing good work in your community, not hoarders. Even if you aren’t ready to adopt right now, donations are always appreciated!


Sarah’s Bearded Dragon Rescue — Willing to ship to approved adoptive “parents.”


American Tortoise Rescue — Based in Malibu. Specializes in turtles and tortoises.

California Turtle & Tortoise Club — Based in Van Nuys. Specializes in turtles and tortoises.


Southern Idaho Reptile Rescue — Based in Buhl. Offers rehabilitation and rehoming services for reptiles. Accepts surrenders.


Arrowhead Reptile Rescue — Does not ship.


Arrowhead Reptile Rescue — Does not ship.


Herp Haven Reptile Rescue & Sanctuary — Based in Brunswick. Specializes in reptiles and amphibians. Accepts volunteers and surrenders. Foster program available. Does not ship.


Medusa’s Misfit Rescue — Based in Westminster. Specializes in reptiles who need medical attention. Does not ship.


Redfoot Reptile Rescue Programs — Based in Whitman. Works with both reptiles and amphibians in need of a new home, medical attention, or husbandry correction. Accepts surrenders, although a fee may be charged.

New York

Hudson Valley Reptile and Rescue — Offers educational presentations as well as an adoption program. Accepts surrenders.


Arrowhead Reptile Rescue — Does not ship.

Herps Alive Foundation — Based in South Euclid. Accepts volunteers.


Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary — Based in Elm. Accepts surrenders.

Nate’s Reptile Rescue — Based in Pittsburgh. Accepts surrenders. Also offers wildlife removal/relocation and reptile boarding services. Shipping should become available in 2021.

South Carolina

GSCE Animal Rescue — Based in Greenville. Specializes in all kinds of exotic animals, including reptiles, invertebrates, birds, and exotic mammals. Accepts surrenders and has a great foster program.


Eden Animal Sanctuary — Based in Spring Branch. Specializes in turtles and tortoises. Does not ship.

Texas Reptile and Small Animal Rescue — Based near Houston. Does not ship.


Wasatch Exotics Rescue — Based in Sandy. Shipping is available to the lower 48 states.


Blue Ridge Reptile Rescue — Based in Fairfield. Accepts surrenders, may ship. Also sells used reptile equipment.

Don’t see your rescue on this list? Please apply to join ReptiFiles’ list of approved reptile rescues by contacting us at