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My name is Lemon Bear!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 9 months ago

Adoption process

Submit Application




Home Check


Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

My basic info

Pet ID

My details

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My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hi! My name is Lemon Bear!

My previous family took me to a shelter because I was having some trouble with my mouth and eating. After receiving some care there, I was then transferred to the rescue to continue my return to health. I am happy and healthy now and eating like a champ! I am ready to find my forever home!

Fun Fact: Most Leo's have a favorite hide but I love all my hides and I love to explore too!

So a little about me, if cared for right, I can live up to 20 years and grow as long as 10 inches! I may be a small lizard but I'm a big commitment. Unlike other geckos, I don’t have sticky fingers to climb up walls. I am fairly delicate but hardy, though if scared I can drop my tail. This means I lose my fat reserves. It will grow back but it's better if I never lose it in the first place. A fat tail means that I am healthy!

I am nocturnal so I like to eat and socialize in the evening with my people. I am also an insectivore, which means I love eating a variety of bugs! Most importantly, I need to be house all by myself. We do not cohabitate!

If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below my bio on the adoption website, here is the link -

1- We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.
2- We do not ship reptiles but we may be willing to work with you if you are willing to travel if you are still in Southern California.
3- #2 will depend on the animal that you are applying for and is at the discretion of the board of directors.
Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Contact info

Pet ID
Michelle Meschko
Vista, CA 92083

Their adoption process


Submit Application

Application is located under the pet's profile on



Phone interview


Home Check

Home introduction if the interview goes well to ensure it is a good match for all involved.


Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

This is all usually done during the home introduction inless other arrangements are needed.

Additional adoption info

Application links are individual to each animals and will be provided in the adoption summary.

Adoption application

More about this rescue

Small Breed Rescue of Southern California is an all-volunteer, non-profit, foster based organization funded by donations. We are dedicated to rescuing small breed dogs, small reptiles and select exotic pets primarily from public shelters and other rescues. Being committed to keeping administrative expenses low, virtually every dollar received goes directly to the care of the animals.

Our rescue is uniquely structured to rehabilitate animals who are at high risk of euthanasia due to manageable behavioral challenges, such as dogs who are declining in a shelter environment or reptiles / exotics that have not been properly handled over their lifetime. We develop relationships to accommodate these specific assistance needs, which is what differentiates us from other rescue organizations.

We have assembled a foster team that consists of experienced individuals who bring particular skills from the animal welfare industry. This enables us to grow, educate and enrich our foster community in a manner that supports our specific needs and those of our animals.

Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the animals beyond the adoption process by providing education, training tips, resource references, and an open door policy to our adopters.