Southern Arizona Reptile Rescue & Education is dedicated to rescuing reptiles and giving them a temporary home until they find new, loving families. We receive many reptiles for a variety of reasons. We work with Arizona Game & Fish, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, PACC and several other rescues throughout Arizona. Call us at 808-747-6445 if you have found a lost reptile, need to surrender a reptile, or are interested in adopting or volunteering.
We opened our doors to the public in June of 2018. It quickly became clear to us that there is a great need in Tucson for a Reptile Rescue. We took in over 90 reptiles our first 6 months. Because we are licensed with Arizona Game & Fish, we are able to legally provide a safe relocation for native reptiles that find themselves in an unwanted situation, such as rattlesnakes and Gila Monsters. Being an educational force in our community is very important to us... so much so, that we included it in our name. We provide entertaining and interactive Educational Presentations to schools, clubs, Senior Homes, community groups - anyone that is interested in having us bring our Reptile Ambassadors and get a unique learning experience with live animals and a hands-on opportunity. We also offer a unique service for those that want something different than a traditional birthday party...Reptile Adventure Birthday Parties! Our exciting Reptile Adventure Birthday Parties start at just $150!
We have a basic screening process for those interested in adopting one of our reptiles. Simply request an Adoption Application and we will work through the process with you. Our commitment is to the animals above all else, so only qualified applicants will be able to adopt. We want to make sure that our reptiles go to a home and family that understands their individual needs and requirements, and have prepared properly to provide and care for them. We will ask for photos of the yard, enclosure, etc as a means to help us judge whether or not you have everything you need before the animal goes home with you. We may ask you additional questions in order to clarify any unclear answers in your application. Again, this is simply to make sure that our reptiles go to a home that is prepared and able to provide for their unique needs. As well as caring for and fostering our reptiles until they are adopted, we are also happy to provide support and guidance if you are having any troubles with your pet. If you are interested in adoption, we are happy to advise how to properly look after your chosen new friend. We do require a minimal adoption fee for our reptiles. This fee helps to pay for food for the animals. We also require an adoption fee to help prevent "flipping" of animals and to create a commitment from would be owners. We will lower or waive fees for animals that will be used in a classroom setting, but all other requirements remain in place.
Tucson and Pima County