Companionship for the Cold Blooded

The reptiles and amphibians available for adoption from Empty Cages Collective have been rescued, in one manner or another, from the captive wild animal trade.  Before coming to ECC, these shelled and scaled beings were exploited and imprisoned for food, "pets" or as curiosities.  As with birds, in a just world that offered respect and just treatment for animals, reptiles and amphibians would be allowed to live freely in their native habitats.   Until this day arrives, ECC wants to ensure that the reptiles and amphians we rescue and place will receive quality, life-long care, as well as humane treatment. We do our best to make certain that the highest quality home is found for the animals that have been entrusted into our care. You can get a copy of our adoption application here ECC_Reptile_Application.pdf or by contacting us at:

Once we receive your completed application, processing will generally take 1 to 5 days. If your application is approved, we will contact you to schedule drop off at your home. This also serves as our informal "home visit."

Please be aware that placement of animals is not based on order of receipt of completed application. We are first and foremost trying to best meet the needs of our rescued animals when making decisions regarding their placement.