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Adoptable Reptiles

We do not promote the breeding of our reptiles and as such, we do not guarantee the genders of our adoptable animals. 
All adoption fees are $40 unless specified.


How adoption works:
1. Fill out an application through (https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/GAH/Exotic/Other). 
Answer all questions in their entirety, paying special attention to the questions asking about your pet-ready enclosure and the diet you have researched for the animal you want to adopt. 
2. Once you have submitted your application, email detailed photographs of your enclosure to gharescue@gmail.com. Reference the adoptable animal's name in the subject line of your email. Please note that no application can be processed without photographic evidence of your enclosure and accessories. Our Rockmart and Decatur locations have 40, 20 and 10 gallon glass tanks that are available for an additional donation. However, your application photographs would need to include your accessories (heating/lighting/climbs/substrate) to demonstrate that you have done research on the animal you are hoping to adopt. *Please read our website page “habitat & diet recommendations” before sending the photos to ensure your tank is ready for an adoptable animal.*
3. We will review your application and speak with you about any further questions we have.
4. Once you are approved, we will send you information on payment and your additional adoption forms. 

Current Animals Looking for their Forever Homes

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Bronson: suspected male, 5 years old. Bronson eats very well and LOVES hunting his bugs. It is so fun to watch him demonstrate his skills! Bronson is a typical leo in that he does not really like handling, and is therefore more of an observation pet. However, he is super responsive to his foster mom and really enjoys interacting. Bronson can come with a 20-gallon tank and lid with an additional donation.

Pick up in Decatur

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Penelope:  adult, 4 years old, female, Bearded Dragon. Penelope was very loved in her last home. Unfortunately, her owner encountered some health problems and could no longer provide for her. She loves her collard greens and bugs and tolerates handling sessions well. She is very inquisitive and gentle.

Pick up in Decatur

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Maybelle: young adult, Ball Python. Miss Maybelle is a good-sized python, but still has a growing to do. She/he would do well in a 20 gallon tank for another year or so. Maybelle is currently on a diet of small, frozen thawed rats. 

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia

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Morty: Bearded Dragon, normal morph, male, 8 years old. Don't be put off by Morty's age! He is super active, a great eater and amazingly sweet. He also has a sweet tooth and loves fruit and sweeter vegetables on occasion, and of course, he loves to go after super worms! The adoption fee is waived for the right home.

Pick up in Augusta

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Apollo: approximately 7 years old, female, Crested Gecko. She does have MBD, but is very calm and loves papaya Pangea. Please ensure that you state your experience with this species in your application as Apollo's MBD will require a bit of experience. A reduced adoption fee will be considered for the right home for Apollo. 

Pick up in Augusta

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Nala: juvenile Ball Python. Nala is still very young and is on a diet of frozen, thawed rat pups once a week. She/he would make a great snake for a family who want to watch their baby grow.

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia

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Honey: approximately 4 years old, female, Bearded Dragon. Honey is aptly named: she is as sweet as honey! She has advanced MBD and will require a home that can ensure they are feeding her a calcium rich diet daily (with nutritional supplements). Therefore, for the right home, Honey's adoption fee is waived. 

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia

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Leonard: male, 13 years old, Leopard Gecko. Don't be fooled by Leonard's age--he is as cute as he can be and it's fun to hear him fuss at you! He is the quintessential grumpy old man, but he eats well and has plenty of sass to give! He can be a bit nippy so would make a good companion for someone with leopard gecko experience or an older caregiver. 
Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia

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Tommy: approximately 1-year-old, male, Bearded Dragon. Tommy (like most young beardies who weren't handled a lot as babies) is uncomfortable with too much interaction. He is making some improvements with his foster home though and would continue making improvements with a family who allowed for him to interact with them on his own time. 

Pick up in Augusta

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Floorboard: adult, Pac-Man Frog. Floorboard currently eats about once a week but was seen by one of our sponsor vets and was cleared for his forever home. He is about the size of the palm of an adult's hand. Please demonstrate your understanding of the needs of these types of amphibians by including a thoroughly researched diet and a pet-ready enclosure with your application. It is very important that proper husbandry is maintained for him.

Pick up in Clyo, near Savannah.

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Sheldon: young adult, Russian Tortoise,

Pick up in Newnan.

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Milkshake: regular morph, approx. 9 years old Ball Python, gender undetermined at this time. Milkshake's previous owner had her for her entire life and ensured that she was well taken care of. She eats frozen, thawed medium rats every other week.

Pick up in Savannah.

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Dina: Leopard Gecko, 1-year-old, super hypo coconut morph, unknown gender. Dina came to us from a breeder when they noticed she had a slight bone deformity on her spine, but we have been monitoring her and have noted it does not impact her ability to feed herself or interact with her enclosure. She is beautiful and loves to hunt her bugs!

Pick up in Johns Creek

The adoption fee is waived for the right home due to disabilities. 

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Piper: adult, male, Russian Tortoise. Piper is about 14 years old, so he still has a long life ahead of him! He loves having his head scratched and is super interactive and inquisitive. Please be prepared to demonstrate both an indoor and outdoor enclosure upon submitting an application. We recommend tortoise boxes or tables for indoor enclosures with areas to dig, and the outdoor enclosure must have access to water, shade, direct sunlight and be predator-proof. Please also state what plans you have in place to care for Piper if you are no longer able to do so as they have long life expectancies (for example, will a spouse or adult child continue the care).

Pick up in Decatur

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Tina: very young, suspected male, Leopard Gecko. Tina would make a perfect addition for a home that is looking to watch an animal grow! As she is very young, she will require some patience with interaction. Suspected Jungle or Lavender morph. Her foster home does have a 20-gallon tank that you can use for an additional adoption fee if you so choose.

Pick up in Atlanta

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Beans: adult, male, Leopard Gecko. Beans is quite shy but he loves to hunt for bugs like crickets, mealworms and super worms. He will especially love it if you were to give him dubia roaches on occasion! 

Pick up in Forest Park, South Atlanta

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Hulk: juvenile, undetermined gender, Green Iguana. Hulk was found along with another iguana having been abandoned outside. She/he is only about 4 months old, so your application needs to show that you have adequate plans for housing as she/he grows. Hulk loves to eat his/her greens and bask under her heat lamp. Hulk tolerates being held (to a certain degree), but her foster home is working with him/her to get her more comfortable with interaction. 

Pick up in Moultrie, South Georgia 

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Amaru: juvenile, 1 and a half years old, unknown gender, regular morph Ball Python. Amaru is used to being handled and is getting a lot of handling experience from her foster family. She/he is very curious when out of her habitat and loves to slither through hair, hoodie pockets, and anything else! She has a good track record of eating with her fosters and had a perfect shed recently as well. 

Pick up in Jackson, Middle Georgia

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Apophis: juvenile/under 4 years old, unknown gender, regular morph Ball Python. Apophis is a very interesting snake but can be a little shy (his namesake is the Egyptian god of Chaos but he behaves himself at home). However, working with these snakes can be very fulfilling as they get to know (and become comfortable with) you. Apophis eats a diet of frozen, thawed small rats. He can come with a 20-gallon tank and lid with a donation (a 20-gallon will be suitable for a while longer as he is a juvenile).

Pick up in Decatur

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Jose: 8 months old approximately, undetermined gender at this time, Bearded Dragon. Jose came to us from Petsmart where he incurred slight damage to his eyelid that healed in an odd way. This has created a slight bulge near his eye. He has been checked out by our vet and cleared for adoption--it does not cause him any issues according to the vet, but he will need someone willing to give him occasional warm compresses to his eye if he has a flare-up. Jose would make a great dragon for someone wanting to watch their pet grow. He is small now but will need a tank upgrade in the next year.

Pick up in Decatur

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Dude: middle aged, male, Bearded Dragon. Dude is an older gentleman, but still has many good years left. He tolerates handling well and would make a good first dragon for a family.

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia

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Lizzo: under 1 year and a half old, undetermined gender, Leopard Gecko. Lizzo is a younger leo who enjoys hiding in her different caves and catching bugs. She'd be a great pet for someone who wants to watch their lizard grow.

Pick up in Decatur

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Shark: adult, female, Veiled Chameleon. Veiled chameleons are more of an observation pet as they become very uncomfortable when removed from their enclosure. Shark is defensive in this way, but chameleons can be wonderful pets to watch and to engage with on their own terms. A chameleon enclosure (fully mesh screen) with a humidifier, sufficient foliage (UVB 5.0) and appropriate heat will be necessary for adoption.

Pick up in Augusta

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Fortune: young adult, Ball Python. Fortune is a good-sized python, but still has a good bit of growing to do. She/he would do well in a 20 gallon tank for another year or so. Fortune currently is on a diet of small, frozen thawed rats. 

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia

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Panther: young adult, Ball Python. Panther still has some growing to do but is a good-size. She/he is currently on a diet of small, frozen thawed rats and would be happy in a 20 gallon enclosure for another year.

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia

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Yin: juvenile, gender unknown, Leopard Gecko. Yin is a VERY small gecko at this point and would make a great pet for someone wanting to watch her grow. She'd be happy in a 10-gallon tank for another year or so and could come with one (and a heating pad) for an additional donation fee.  She absolutely loves her bugs and hunting for them!

Pick up in Decatur

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Cinder: adult, male, Bearded Dragon. Cinder has a very regal bearing and a burning curiosity. He always wants to see what is going on around him and loves to climb to the highest vantage point, even sitting at the top of your head!

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia

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Toes: adult, female, Leopard Gecko. Toes is a very active leo who loves to hunt. She enjoys her varied diet of meal worms, super worms, crickets and dubia roaches.  

Pick up in Forest Park, South Atlanta

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Izzy: juvenile, undetermined gender, Green Iguana. Izzy was found along with another iguana having been abandoned outside. She/he is only about 4 months old, so your application needs to show that you have adequate plans for housing as she/he grows. Izzy loves to eat her greens and bask under her heat lamp. Izzy tolerates being held (to a certain degree), but her foster home is working with him/her to get her more comfortable with interaction. 

Pick up in Moultrie, South Georgia 

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Chunky Baby: juvenile, Ball Python. Chunky Baby is like his namesake: a baby! He/she is on a diet of frozen, thawed rat pups once a week. Chunky Baby would make a great snake for a family who want to watch their baby grow.

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia. 

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Izzy: female, 6 years old, Bearded Dragon. Izzy came to us cohabitating with another female and so she hadn't been getting the right amount of food. However, she's happy and healthy and looking for a home that will let her sit outside of her enclosure with her owners. She sometimes demonstrates her black beard which is fun to watch (this is not too common for females, but some show it). She would make for a great educational animal.  

Pick up in Decatur

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Cinnamon: female, 6 years old, Bearded Dragon. Cinnamon came to us having cohabitated with another female in a tiny tank and her foster parents have been working diligently with her to get her muscle tone back. She LOVES being on a balanced beardie diet of her greens and worms. Her favorite is hands down, super worms. She tolerates handling--here she is modeling a pumpkin costume!

Pick up in Atlanta.

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Corpse: unknown gender, 4 months old, Ball Python. Corpse's foster mom has been working with him/her to be comfortable with handling. Young ball pythons generally take some time to get used to this but Corpse is coming along!

Pick up in Augusta.

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Charlie:  adult, 2 years old, female, Leopard Gecko. Charlie is a super fun gecko--she really enjoys hunting her bugs and tolerates supervised handling well. When she came to us, she had several layers of built-up shed on her eye and toes, but through repeated soaks and a humid environment, she bounced back wonderfully. She had an area of tail regrowth with her previous owner, but as you can see from her photo, her tail is good and chunky now!

Pick up in Decatur.

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Scaley:  adult, 2 years old, female, Bearded Dragon. Scaley is more of the 'sit back and judge you from the comfort of her hammock' type. While she eats just fine, she doesn't get as excited about food as some beardies. She's easily able to be handled but needs breaks during handling sessions. This of course can be improved with patience and practice in her future home. 

Pick up in Griffin, south of Atlanta.

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Ziggy:  young adult, approximately 1-year-old, female, Bearded Dragon. Ziggy loves to climb and watch out of the topmost portion of her enclosure. She's easily handlable but needs breaks during handling sessions, which is typical of a younger beardie. She has a slight section (mere millimetres) which is missing from her tail. This is more than likely due to a pet store which housed several babies together, but it causes her no problems and is completely healed. 

Pick up in Decatur

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Leo: adult, male, Leopard Gecko. Leo recovered from toe rot and is a very active little guy. He loves hanging out by his blue water bowl and taking naps. He eats best when he is tweezer-fed and does need some help with getting shed off of his toes (this can easily be achieved with short soaks). As is common with his species, he is flighty when handled. It looks like he did have MBD earlier in his life which would need to be monitored by his forever home. Calcium with vitamin D should be a staple of his diet. 

Pick up in Ringgold, North Georgia 

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Morro: adult, male, approximately 10 years old, Ball Python. Morro came to us from a concerned citizen who saw him at a reptile expo being "thrown away!" He had some swelling around his hemipenis which has been checked out and cleared by our vet. This is likely due to poor husbandry and repeated breeding. He is a very gentle soul and would make a great educational snake. 

Pick up in Decatur

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Leia: adult, female, around 2 years old, Bearded Dragon. Leia is very curious and loves her hammock. She loves to watch you and enjoys her time outside the tank. She likes to explore and hunt for bugs, her favorite foods are vegetables, super worms and dubai roaches.  She is very sweet and loves to be handled.

Pick up in Forest Park, South Atlanta

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Delilah: adult, female, 3 years old, Leopard Gecko. Delilah loves her crickets or dubia roaches, and for a leopard gecko, she tolerates handling fairly well. She is very sweet and gentle girl!

Pick up in Augusta

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Captain Barbossa: adult, male, 6 years old, Bearded Dragon with MBD. The Captain loves his greens and crickets, which would need to be dusted with calcium w/ vitamin D every day (as well as having his owner make an effort to include calcium-rich foods) to help him maintain his current bone health. He loves looking out the window and snuggling in his foster mom's hair. He tolerates short handling sessions. This can be moved to longer handling sessions with patience and practice. 

Pick up in Augusta

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Stevie Nicks: adult, female, 1-year-old, Leopard Gecko. 

Pick up in Augusta

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Graham Cracker: adult, Crested Gecko. Graham Cracker is a healthy, happy crestie. If interested in applying, detail in your application what you have researched for diet and habitat requirements for this species.

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia. 

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Boo Boo: adult, Leopard Gecko. Boo Boo is just beautiful! She is in great health and was well-cared for in her last home. She tolerates handling (for the species) and would like a home where she can be admired!

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia. 

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Ta'Cala: young adult, Ball Python. Ta'Cala is on a diet of frozen, thawed small rats. She/he would do well in a 20 gallon enclosure for the next year or so and would make a great snake for a family who want to watch their baby grow.

Pick up in Rockmart, NW Georgia. 

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General: adult, 3 years old, Bearded Dragon. General is content hanging out in his enclosure and doesn't seek attention--but he doesn't mind being held either and prefers to hang out on your shoulder to keep an eye on his territory. He came to us having been fed a diet of mealworms which ultimately caused him to have a prolapse (which is why we DO NOT recommend mealworms for bearded dragons on our diet page). He was treated by a vet and is cleared for adoption now. Like any 3-year-old, you have to find unique ways for him to eat his veggies.

Pick up in Clyo, near Savannah 

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Stretch: older adult, Ball Python. Stretch is in her golden years and is very gentle--she would make a great educational snake for a teacher's room. She is relatively active for her age and loves to climb. She is also very gentle with her feeding and takes it from the tongs. She's currently on a diet of frozen, thawed medium rats. 

Pick up in Statesboro

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