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Colorado Reptile Humane Society began in 1997 as a small, primarily green iguana rescue in Boulder, but it quickly became apparent that all pet-trade reptiles needed sheltering. In 2004, they changed their name to Colorado Reptile Humane Society to better reflect their ongoing mission of sheltering reptiles.
Colorado Reptile Humane Society works to improve the lives of reptiles and amphibians in both captivity and the wild through a combination of programs and community education:
Colorado Reptile Humane Society’s Adoption Process is designed to match homeless animals with motivated owners who can provide the animal with what they need. They’ll work with you so you can be successful with your new pet.
You don’t need reptile experience to adopt from Colorado Reptile Humane Society. You just need some basic knowledge and the motivation to learn more and provide for the species you want to adopt!
Are you ready to adopt a reptile or amphibian from Colorado Reptile Humane Society? Here's a quick guide to help you make sure:
Adoption Counselors can help you make appropriate pet choices based on your time, space, and resources. Please ask any questions you may have.
Now that you’ve determined you can meet the needs of the animal you wish to adopt, here is the process to follow:
From start to finish, the entire process takes 2-4 weeks. We know you could just visit your local pet store and buy an animal today, but please allow the adoption process to play out. Adoption saves lives, and your money will be going to a noble cause.
Adoption fees at Colorado Reptile Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee helps Colorado Reptile Humane Society partially cover the costs of providing the necessary care for the reptiles they shelter.
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.