Our mission:

The average reptile retailer will commonly only purchase “perfect” animals for reselling. As a result, any animal with any big or small physical or neurological imperfection is often left behind without the chance to find a home.

The impact of selling perfect-only means that without a place to go most of these imperfect animals are often euthanized due to lack of space.

Unlike cats and dogs there is no place to send these reptiles and amphibians to be adopted out to loving homes. Where they can live out long successful lives getting the one-on-one care that they need.

Our mission is to bring attention to this issue and fight the stigma that imperfect means “bad”. All the animals are in good health and despite looking a bit different are still able to make good pets. They are still able to make you smile, and they are still able to bring you joy.

We do not believe in euthanizing healthy animals just because they have flaws. Instead we turn to good hearted people to adopt and offer these imperfect animals a chance to live their best life, with the love and care that they deserve.

After all, are any of us perfect?

Why the Adoption Fee?

Our adoption fees are in place to help us care for as many imperfect animals as we can until they find their forever home. Fees cover nutrition, housing, and medication.

How Do I Adopt?

Thank you for your interest in adopting! Feel free to browse the animals we have available below. If one in particular tugs at your heartstrings, fill out the Adoption Application below. You will be contacted with next steps if our adoption specialist believes that you and the animal will be a good match. For more information about adoptions, email us and complete the adoption form below.

Please note that all orders MUST be pre-paid prior to shipment details being released.

Find the Perfect Imperfect for you & change a life for the better.

Perfect Imperfect Adoption Application

Things you should know before completing the adoption form:

Animal Related:

  • We only adopt out healthy animals.

    • Not all animals can be used for breeding programs. Those with genetic imperfections should never be bred. However those missing toes and or tails can.

    • Do you understand the life span of the animal you are looking to adopt?

    • We do not always know the age, sex and history of the adoptee.

    • Have you done your research on the adoptee?

    • Most animals cannot be house with other animals.

    • You MUST specify the animal type i.e Bearded Dragon. If you are interested in a specific one please include the Nick Name assigned to the animal you are looking to adopt in the application form.

General Information you need to know:

  • Adoptees are not housed at our Reptile Store located in Hamilton. They are kept in an off site facility.

  • We do not ship outside of CANADA.

    • We offer pickup free of charge to our store located in Hamilton​

    • We can ship across Canada, there will be a shipping fee + Tax, this will be determined and agreed upon prior to shipping.

    • Cost of shipping outside of Ontario is approximately between $90-125 + Tax

  • Payment is required via e-transfer to adoptions@reptilestore.ca using PASSWORD reptiles. You will be charged tax on your adoption purchase​.

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