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Welcome to Little RES Q's Adoption Policies!

Do you know which reptile you're looking to adopt? If not, you can browse our available animals here.

To move on to the final step in the adoption process, please read the policies and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

All prospective adopters must fill out and submit an adoption application form and answer all questions completely and honestly.

Once an adoption application has been received, Little RES Q will attempt to ascertain the knowledge, experience, and capabilities of the potential adopter has with regard to providing proper care for the reptile in question.


Courtesy Calls

During the first year of adoption, the adopter must notify Little RES Q if the adopted reptile has died or has been lost or stolen.

Little RES Q may make courtesy calls to determine a happy and healthy adoption.

Under no circumstances, will the adopter be allowed to sell trade or give away the reptile.  If care can no longer be provided for the animal, the adopter is required to return the reptile to the Little RES Q.

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees vary from animal to animal. Our adoption fees will be based on many things: the retail value, the level of care it will need, vet treatment, and likelihood of finding a good home.

Adoption fees are not final, and we may waive them if we deem it appropriate and necessary to placing the animal in the best home. In general, though - if you can't afford our minor adoption fee, it will certainly raise a question about your ability to care for the animal.


Little RES Q's Adoption Fees

Beginner Turtles

  • Red Eared Sliders
  • Yellow Bellied Sliders
  • Map and False Map turtles
  • "Basking" turtles
$40 CAD

Advanced Turtles

  • Softshell Turtles
  • African Side-neck Turtles
  • Pond Turtles
$50 CAD

Beginner Snakes

  • Ball Pythons
  • Corn Snakes
  • Milk Snakes
  • King Snakes
  • Sand Boas
  • Other types of 'starter snakes'
$40 CAD

Advanced Snakes

  • Red Tail Boa Constrictors
  • Blood Pythons
  • Snakes over 1m are eligible for Partial Surrender Service Only
$75 CAD

Beginner Lizards

  • Leopard Geckos
  • Fat Tail Geckos
  • Crested Geckos
  • Anoles
$30 CAD

Intermediate Lizards

  • Bearded Dragons
  • Skinks
  • Uromastyx
  • Veiled Chameleons
$50 CAD

Advanced Lizards

  • Panther Chameleons
  • Iguanas
  • Water Dragons
$75 CAD


$100 CAD Minimum

Salamanders/Frogs/Hermit Crabs

$10 CAD


Reptile Breeding



Refusal of Service

We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone. We are not a government agency, and can choose our adoptive homes by any means we decide to utilize.

Anyone found to have placed false or misleading information on an application will be red-flagged, and other reptile rescues will be notified of your dishonesty. We expect nothing but legitimate responses on our application.


Liability Policy

The adopter releases Little RES Q of any liability in regards to the health or behavior of the reptile adopted. While it is understood that every effort has been made to provide an accurate assessment of the history and health of the animal, Little RES Q explicitly disclaims warranties regarding medical status or behavior of said reptile.

As the adopter, you agree not to hold the Little RES Q liable for any claims of injury to property or persons or otherwise caused by the animal.


Privacy Policy

Our application process requires applicants to give us personal information about themselves (name, street address, age, etc) we use this information strictly to determine if the applicant can provide a good home for the reptile he or she wishes to adopt. An individual's information will not be disclosed to any third parties other than Little RES Q.


By submitting an adoption form to Little RES Q, you are agreeing to the above policies.



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