~Private Birthday Event: September 27th, 3-5 PM
~Rebecca Lukens Photography Fundraiser: October 18th, 9 AM-12 PM
~South Park KinderCare Presentation: TBD
~Bethel Park KinderCare Presentation: TBD
~Bridgeville KinderCare Presentation: TBD
Birthday parties and other similar events are always very popular among those who have a passion for reptiles! If
you have an upcoming party planned and are looking for an educational and interactive up-close experience with
some scaly critters then we highly recommend booking us for your next event. What we do is bring along our reptile
representatives, tell you all about each one and explain each of their stories as well as some fun facts about their
species such as their unique adaptations, diet, and general behavior, and then allow time for handling/interaction
afterwards. There are typically six to ten reptiles used per half hour that we are booked, these can be any
combination of lizards, turtles, tortoises, snakes, or crocodilians. If this sounds like an awesome experience that you
would like to have then be sue to contact us using the form below!
Rate: $75.00/Half Hour
The following are only applicable to Birthday Parties, Private Events, and School Presentations
1. We can put together a presentation tailored specifically to the material that is being covered in a class or we can
give a brief overview of our rescue and general information about reptiles. Both include an overview on the animals
we bring with us which can include either reptiles related to the topic or a variety of our own reptile representatives.
Presentation lengths are altered based on class time and handling/interaction with our animals is usually left for the
latter half of the allotted time.
2. We can arrange a large group instruction/auditorium presentation if several classes or grades need to be
condensed. We can still give a presentation based upon material that is being covered in their class or the brief overview of our
rescue and general information about reptiles. Though we will still bring several reptiles with us, it tends to take too long if we
allow handling after the presentation so we recommend instead filling the time with a Q&A session. For this we have found that if
the students come up with questions beforehand then there is more to discuss.
Previous Events: Clairton Schools Honor Students Presentation 11/21/2019, South Park Preschool Presentation
1/21/2020 & 1/22/2020, South Park Middle School Presentation 1/31/2020, North Strabane Intermediate School Presentation 3/4/2020
1. Public events usually include pet expos, animal fairs, community
events, and holidays that we are invited to attend usually along with
several other organizations. We are just there to spread the word about
our rescue and what our mission is. We will bring along some
promotional materials to give out as well as some of our adoptable
animals and even a few of our reptile representatives for people to
2. Fundraisers are usually held for a larger organization/company and
we are invited to set up a table to promote our rescue and bring along
some of our reptile representatives for attendees to interact with.
3. Some other public appearances we make are adoption events that
are hosted by a store or business specifically to promote our rescue for
a day. We will bring along several of our adoptable animals for visitors
to see and we will hand out promotional materials to those who may be
interested in adopting.
*Note: Some of these events may have admission fees or pre-
registration so you may want to check with the venue coordinator for
Previous Events: State Representative Jason Ortitay's 1st & 2nd Annual Pet
Expo 11/23/2017 & 5/12/2018, Hearts and Paws Pet Adoption and Care Fair
6/23/2018, Wags N' Whiskers Adoption Event 9/22/2018, Habitat For Animals
Pet Fair 9/30/2018, CARMAA DogtoberFEST 10/6/2018 & 10/5/2019, Steel City
Pet Expo 11/4/2018, South Park Clubhouse Brewery Takeover 11/8/2018,
CARMAA Night at the Races 1/26/2019, Earth Day at Winnie Palmer Nature
Reserve at Saint Vincent College 5/4/2019 & 5/2/2020, Hough's Pub Brewery
Takeover 8/15/2019, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve Nature Night Out 9/14/2019, Family Dollar Community Event 11/2/2019, Keystone State Park's Haunted Keystone Event 10/19/2019, Tortoise Homecoming & Fundraising Event At Who Rescued Who Humane Society 11/17/2019, Pet Valu Adoption Event 2/14/2020 & 2/15/2020, Cricket Wireless Adoption & Community Outreach 3/4/2020, Rebecca Lukens Images Photoshoot Fundraiser 6/14/2020
We offer quite a few different types of programs and events throughout the year that are each tailored specifically to a particular setting and offer different experiences for the intended audience. At any given time, the rescue keeps several animal ambassadors that we also refer to as "Reptile Representatives" which are some of the reptiles that are kept on hand that we rotate out and take with us to all of our events. We ensure each reptile is safe and secure when traveling as well as making sure that only those with appropriate temperaments are brought out when interacting with the public. If you would like us to attend your event then be sure to give us a call or click a link to fill out the appropriate form at the bottom of this page as soon as possible so that you can reserve your place on our schedule. All upcoming events will also be posted at the bottom of the page.
*Note that some of these events have been effected by COVID-19 and will be updated when possible
1. We can put together a presentation tailored specifically to the material that is being covered
in a course along with an overview on the animals we bring with us which would include a mix
of reptiles both related to the topic and those that are more exotic and reserved for mature
audiences. If time allows or it is requested, we will build in time for handling and interaction
after the presentation. The length of the presentation can be altered based on time allowed.
2. We will provide a short presentation about our mission as a rescue and then give an
overview of the reptile representatives and more exotic species that we brought with us and
allow time for handling and interaction with the remainder of the time. The length of the
presentation can be altered based on time allowed.
Previous Events: TEDx Youth @ Blue Slide Park 11/19/2017, Allegheny College
Education Seminars 10/12/2018 & 11/8/2019, Humane Animal Rescue Education Day
6/30/2018, Parkway West Career and Technology Center Education Seminar 10/17/2018,
Duquesne University Animal Philosophy Guest Speaking Engagement 11/18/2019,
University of Pittsburgh Animal Lovers Club 1/15/2020, South Hills Cooperative Animal Control Snake Training 7/7/2020
Click The Appropriate Link Below To Be Directed To Our Form To Book Your Event.
1. The majority of private events that we attend are arranged by a third-party organization or
group and are between one and two hours in length. This means they arrange all aspects of
preparation for the presentation such as, finding a location, choosing a topic if necessary, and
doing outreach to get people to attend. We bring along our reptile representatives, and focus
on each of them and their specific behaviors, care, and general information and allow time for
handling/interaction at the end if allowed. For these events there is usually a pre-registration
or larger admission fee so be sure to check with the venue coordinator for more information.
2. The second type of private event that is scheduled pertains to bringing us in usually for
entertainment purposes. The places that we most often get invited to for these are scout
troops, senior centers, daycare centers, and camps. Again, these events are between one and
two hours in length, consist of us bringing several reptiles along to educate the audience
about, and offering handling/interaction time with the reptiles if allowed.
Previous Events: Girl Scout Troop #50403 Education Event 10/4/2018, Glass Slipper Parties 5/17/2019 &
7/17/2019, South Park Library Summer Program 7/3/2019, Beaver County Humane Society Summer Camp
7/31/2019, Angel's Babies Daycare 7/18/2019, LIFE Pittsburgh 8/9/2019, South Park Library National Reptile
Awareness Day 10/21/2019, Boy Scout Pack 99 Education Event 11/7/2019, SarahCare Adult Day Services
12/6/2019, South Park Library Summer Program Zoom Call 7/1/2020