All over Iowa; As well as Omaha, Quad Cities, Minneapolis, Wisconsin and farther out
We started in March 2008. We have already taken in over 25 reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. We do not charge to take in animals; we then rehabilitate them, take them to the vet as needed; work with them on aggression when needed, and assist in medical issues until they are ready to find a new adoptive forever-home.
We are located at 832 26th Street in Des Moines, Iowa. We currently operate out of our home, but are fundraising currently to obtain 501c3 status after which we will seek out grants and possibly rent a store-front. We are avilable by appointment only, but are generally there most of the time. Current information on adoptables can be found online at www.iowareptilerescue.com
Our Adoption Process:
To adopt, individuals must fill out a free application. We will have them meet with the animals available. We will discuss their care knowledge and try to match the right animal to the right person. We will make sure to follow state and city laws as far as forbidden reptiles, etc.
Why should you adopt?
reptiles, amphibians, and fish can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a reptile, amphibian, or fish for sale or finding a reptile, amphibian, or fish breeder, adopting a reptile, amphibian, or fish from
an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a reptile, amphibian, or fish to your family.
Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for
a reptile, amphibian, or fish. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or
attention your reptile, amphibian, or fish needs, and many other important things about how to
house and care for a reptile, amphibian, or fish. There are different types of reptiles, amphibians, and fish
including Fish, Frog, Gecko, Iguana, Lizard, Scorpion, Sea Life (non-fish), Snake, Tarantula, Toad, Tortoise, Turtle - Other, and Turtle - Water.
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.