Welcome to Our Sanctuary

Our journey began amidst the choas of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020:

As avid animal lovers, we found ourselves drawn to the world of reptiles from the moment we moved into our first home together. It was a childhood dream come true for both of us, having never had the opportunity to care for these remarkable creatures before.

During the challenging times of the pandemic, we noticed a concerning trend: an increasing number of reptiles being rehomed or sold online due to financial constraints faced by their owners. Seeing this recurring struggle struck a chord deep within us, and we knew we had to take action. Thus, A and J's Exotics was born.

As a nonprofit organization, our mission is clear – to advocate for the proper care and well-being of exotic animals kept as pets. Through our platform, we share the stories of our rescued reptiles, shedding light on their unique personalities and the joy they bring into our lives.

But our commitment doesn't stop there: We strive to be a beacon of knowledge and support for all reptile enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned reptile keeper or a newcomer to the hobby, we offer personalized pet care guides based on our extensive research and firsthand experiences. Rest assured, our recommendations are unbiased, as we do not receive any commission from the products we endorse.

At A and J's Exotics, every reptile we rescue becomes a cherished member of our family. While we do not offer our reptiles for adoption, we wholeheartedly support and encourage responsible adoption from reputable rescues. We firmly believe in the power of community and advocate for shopping small over supporting large corporations.

To sustain our mission and care for our beloved reptiles, we rely on the generosity of our supporters. If you share our passion for animal welfare, we welcome gifts via Amazon and financial contributions through Venmo, PayPal, and Patreon. Your support enables us to continue providing a safe haven for these incredible creatures.

Thank you for joining us on this journey of compassion and advocacy. Together, we are paving the way for better care, understanding, and awareness of exotic pets.

♡ A + J