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Closings/Hour Changes (2024): 

  • Nate's Reptile Rescue will remain open by

​​          appointment only, indefinitely. ​​​​​

  • March, April, & May Hours:
    • TBD

  • ​Summer Hours TBD

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General Inquiries

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If we are unavailable to answer your phone call, please leave a detailed voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible. If our voicemail is full then please send us an email with this information instead.


South Park Fairgrounds-Building 10, South Park, PA 15129​

Mailing Address:

Nate’s Reptile Rescue
4607 Library Road, Suite 220-#017
Bethel Park, PA 15102

By Appointment Only:

Sunday: TBD

Monday: TBD

Tuesday: TBD
Wednesday: TBD
Thursday: TBD
Friday: TBD
Saturday: TBD


Note: Some appointments outside of these set hours can be made in emergency situations. 

Entry Instructions

Surrendering A Reptile & How To Find Us

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We do charge a surrendering fee of typically $25.00-$50.00 for a majority of reptiles that come in, this is to cover a small portion of the cost that it takes for us to properly care for them while they are with us before they are adopted out. We would also appreciate if you could bring any and all food, equipment, enclosures, or other supplies that you have to help us care for your reptile, however, we cannot accept certain size aquariums/terrariums so just be sure to check with us first to see if we are able to take it if you planned on donating it. If you are willing to donate more then that is certainly welcome and very much appreciated.

  • If you are surrendering multiple reptiles then this fee may be adjusted depending on what you have
  • Certain species of reptile have no fee attached at all, but we will inform your animal qualifies for this
  • If your financial situation truly cannot allow for you to afford this fee then please let us know and we will work with you to the best of our ability to get it figured out

If for whatever reason we cannot help you or you cannot get your reptile to us then please do not ever release your reptile into the wild as it will either perish or become an invasive species, there are other rescues or state agencies that may be able to help. Similarly, never take any reptile out of the wild unless you are sure that it is invasive or if you find that it appears to be injured, then please give us a call and we will help if possible. There are a few things that we can do with the reptiles that come in to the rescue which include:

  • Finding it a suitable new home through our well-vetted adoption process
  • Donating the animal to a larger institution (i.e. zoos, wildlife parks, schools, science centers)
  • Retaining the animal to be used in our own educational programs

Though we can also usually take in sick or injured animals and get them rehabilitated and adopted out, we do sometimes get in reptiles that are too far gone and don't make it so don't be afraid to reach out for help if your animal happens to have an issue that threatens its health. We do also board reptiles for a period of time if needed, whether you plan on travelling, moving, or just don't have the time; our rate is typically $50.00/week, but long-term rates do vary depending on the type of reptile you have.