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.


Land Turtle & Tortoise Rescue — Based in Nampa. Specializes in turtles and tortoises. Will ship for the right adopter.

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


Arrowhead Reptile Rescue — Does not ship.


Scaly Hearts Reptile Rescue — Based in Leavenworth. They also offer free boarding for deployed servicemen and women.


Arrowhead Reptile Rescue — Does not ship.


Carol’s Critters Reptile Rescue & Shop — Based in Baltimore. Primarily rescues reptiles and amphibians.

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

New York

Reptile Rescue and Rehoming in the Southern Finger Lakes — Serves the Finger Lakes region. 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.

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.


Angela’s Reptile Rescue — Based in Sandy. Shipping is available to the lower 48 states.

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