Click on the small photos on the right to see available adoption animals.
The Southwestern Herpetologists Society has reptiles available for adoption by SWHS members, with an adoption fee of $20 for most animals.
Some available reptiles are brought to the meetings, and can be taken home that night. Our program is a community service to help unwanted herps find their forever homes. Please be advised that animals are not held for anyone; it is on a first come, first served basis.
Contact our Adoption Chairman John Saint John for questions: [email protected] or 323-221-5059
Herps frequently available for adoption:
If you are looking for a specific herp, please let us know. New animals arrive all the time. Feel free to email, call, or talk to us at the meetings.
Adoption request forms are available at the meetings.
Before you decide to adopt a reptile or any animals there are some things you should know beforehand.
Water must be changed regularly as the often defecate in it. Remember to keep its environment clean.
Rescues and Animals Relinquished due to Circumstances
This information is for those who find themselves in such circumstances because of life changes, or they have found an animal in need of rescuing or relocation in their yard or home. Each case would have to be handled in a particular order as to insure the best way to protect the animal and human. Animals given up for adoption to the SWHS must go through a quarantine period as to not infect the other animals in our program. Animals captured should be released where they are safe from human interference. An animal not indigenous shall be quarantined and re-homed with those who are knowledgeable and can properly care for that species.
Below is a list of animals we do not take in because we just do not have room for them and would be overwhelmed:
Please see our 2 forms below, one for adoptions and one for relinquishing animals to the SWHS: