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Arrowhead Reptile Rescue in Cincinnati, Ohio started in 1991 and is a network of rehabilitators and foster homes in the Greater Cincinnati area. They’re a non-profit organization dedicated to both the rescue of displaced reptiles and herpetological education.
Their mission has two parts:
Arrowhead Reptile Rescue works in cooperation with zoos, aquariums, museums, park districts, nature centers, law enforcement agencies, animal shelters, and humane societies from all over the US. Their volunteers also serve as members of several national and state Disaster Animal Response Teams. In the event of a natural disaster or emergency, they'll shelter and provide care for stranded or displaced reptiles.
Thinking about adopting a lucky reptile from Arrowhead Reptile Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Arrowhead Reptile Rescue’s adoption process is simple:
There are a few requirements to adopt from Arrowhead Reptile Rescue:
Arrowhead Reptile Rescue charges a small adoption fee, which is necessary to cover the costs of feeding, supplies, and care of the animals. They attempt to set adoption fees at half of the retail price or less
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.