Virtual Adoption means that you make a monthly $25 donation or a yearly $250 donation to basically sponsor an animal at PHS. The animal you choose will stay at PHS on display, but your donation will help pay for its daily care, maintenance, and feedings.
With a Virtual Adoption, you DO NOT take the animal home. It stays at PHS; we do all the work, but you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to make a difference in the life of that animal. If you are interested in real-life adoptions, please see the note at the bottom of this page.
Virtual Adoptions are great gifts for children who may not be ready for the responsibility of a reptile in their home, for the conservation-minded person in your family at holiday time, for that friend that doesn't need anymore material items, or as an office charity fundraiser.
When you Virtually Adopt an animal for a year, you will even receive a framed photo of your chosen animal. All Virtual Adoptions will receive signage on their cage showing your support, appreciation, and dedication to that animal.
As always, all donations to the Phoenix Herpetological Society are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt for this as well.
Some of the PHS residents may need more than one sponsor, such as Mr. Stubbs (our American Alligator with the prosthetic tail) due to his extra costs of living.
Virtual Adoption helps PHS because we take in animals in need of a home almost every day of the year, sometimes multiple times a day. Some of these animals are incredible ambassadors for reptiles, conservation, and the need for responsible pet ownership. By virtually adopting an animal at the PHS sanctuary, you help us keep our doors open for unwanted reptiles.
To virtually adopt an animal, you may mail a check (indicating what animal you wish you virtually adopt in the memo section) to our mailing address (PHS, 20701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 107 - PMB 401, Scottsdale, AZ 85255) or you can simply complete the form below.
We do offer real-life adoptions, where someone may fill out an adoption application, meet with a Curator, and actually take an animal home. This is completely different than our virtual adoptions and you can get more information on real-life adoptions by contacting our curators. For snake adoptions, please contact Cody Bartolini at 480.513.4377 ext. 5. For turtle, tortoise, or lizard adoptions, please contact Daniel Marchand at 480.513.4377 ext. 2.