Welcome to ForgottenFriend.org!
Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary is a reptile rescue in the middle of Amish country, Pennsylvania.
Registered as Forgotten Friend, Inc., we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on educational outreach and rescuing reptiles.

Help us put inspirational animal books in the hands of children to commemorate our 10th Anniversary.
Visit ForgottenFriend.org/Books to help us put Miles and Miles of Reptiles into 1,000 children's libraries!
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The following school districts have already accepted these books from us into their elementary school libraries:
Cocalico, Hempfield, Lebanon, Manheim Township, Reading, Solanco, Wilson,
as well as many private schools, public libraries, and many more in the works!

Thanks for more than 1,000 great outreach programs!
To schedule a live reptile program for your event, click here, or email us.

How can you get involved in reptile rescue?

There are a few ways you can help:

  1. Adopt a Reptile!
    To adopt a reptile through Forgotten Friend, join our Reptile Rescue Network. Just enter your email below and we'll let you know about rescue opportunities.

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    The next time we list a reptile for adoption, you will be the first to know!

    We may charge adoption fees to protect adopted reptiles, but we aim to keep fees low to attract good homes. 100% of adoption fees benefit the rescue.

    Ready to adopt today? Check out our Main Adoption Link for reptiles at the rescue, or browse our Public Adoption Forum to find herps nationwide that need homes.
  2. Make a donation.
    As a private nonprofit organization, Forgotten Friend receives no governmental funding and we operate on your generosity. To join our mission, send your tax-deductible donation today to support reptile rescue. Whether you send us a financial donation or donate supplies and services to Forgotten Friend, the resources you share will help give reptiles a chance. To make a secure online donation, just click the Paypal button below. If you live in Pennsylvania, consider sponsoring a reptile visit from Forgotten Friend to a local school, church, or family event. Still have a couple questions? Please contact us.

  3. Help spread the word!
    Encourage others to join our Reptile Rescue Network and share our Facebook page with your animal-loving friends. You can request a free program booklet to help bring our family reptile shows to your schools, churches, and family events in Pennsylvania.

    Check out our Online Shop!
    Buying a shirt, sticker, or anything else from our Online Shop is a fun way to spread our message and save more reptiles.
  4. Be active in your area!
    Don't forget about your LOCAL reptile rescues. Not sure if you have one? Call your local animal shelter - if there's a reptile specialist in your area, they should know. RescueNetwork.org is a great tool to locate a shelter by state. To contact several reptile rescue groups at once, visit the The National Amphibiain and Reptile Rescue Alliance at www.reptilerescuealliance.org.

Giving up your reptile through Forgotten Friend

If you are unable to care for your pet reptile, please consider a rescue like Forgotten Friend. As a nonprofit organization, we never charge a dime to take in a reptile. Please NEVER release your pet reptile in the wild, which is illegal, unethical, and cruel to your pet.

If we can't take in your reptile, we can still help!
We're a small rescue with many permanent residents, and we serve a large area. We must turn away many calls to avoid overcrowding. Currently we're not accepting new animals from owner-surrenders so we can help police and animal authorities with emergency cases. We are also unable to take in Red-Ear Sliders and Iguanas normally. This summer we do have have some open spots for iguanas with the completion of our new outdoor iguana house. However, if we're unable to take in your reptile here at the rescue, we can still help you network a home. We encourage you to post your pet for adoption on our Public Adoption Forum or Facebook Page. Many people use these great resources to find great new homes for their pets. Once you post on the adoption forum, we'll even email our rescue network about your adoption listing to let everyone know your reptile is looking for a new home. So if your pet reptile needs a new home, please use the resources on ForgottenFriend.org!

The goal at Forgotten Friend is to place our reptiles in BETTER homes.
To ensure these animals go to only the best homes, we have a couple of ground rules.
These rules are listed in our Code of Ethics.