UPDATE: I am still a resource for folks needing to rehome their pets, or for official agencies who need advice, training, or other assistance.
As of Jan 2017 I have stopped taking in rescues. For several years I have looked for someone to assist in caring for the animals so that I could focus on finding them homes, but no one as crazy as I am was to be found, LOL. I just cannot do the care for the animals any more at a level that they need. After operating a rescue for 19 years, I’m sad, but I know it is the right choice for our family at this point. If anyone wants help in starting a rescue, I’ll have info posted about that. But VARR will no longer be a rescue shelter. I’m really sad that this resource will not be available to help those in need any more.
I will continue to do snake capture calls, and consult with folks about the right type of reptile pet for their situation.
There is a reptile shelter in the Lexington, VA area: https://www.blueridgereptilerescue.org/
If you must rehome your reptile or amphibian, there is now a great option available through Adopt-a-pet, called Rehome. https://rehome.adoptapet.com/
ALSO, try posting on www.rescueme.org.
Lastly, SOME ANIMAL SHELTERS WILL NOW ACCEPT REPTILES. CHECK THERE FIRST.