Adopt an Animal Today!

An animal adoption is a unique way to help the animals you love. Starting at $50 you can help Children’s Nature Retreat give each animal the specialized care they need. Choose from one of five levels of support and get the inside scoop on your animal’s personality, favorite treats, and more! When you adopt an animal, you are helping care for that individual and all the other animals at the Retreat. Adoptions are valid for one year. Animal adoptions are perfect gifts for friends, family and any other animal lover.

All “adoptions” are valid for one full year and are non-transferable. Sorry, you can’t take your animal home. He or she will remain at the Children’s Nature Retreat in the care of animal experts. Due to the popularity of some species, some animals may have more than one “parent.”

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*May substitute plush if out of stock


A “Parent” Event is done once a year, often in the summer.
As an adoptive parent you will receive an invite
when the event is approaching.

Looking to contribute at a higher level?

If you would like to adopt an animal for more than $1000, please contact the ADOPT Adviser at 619-320-4942 or [email protected] for an adoption package tailored especially for you.

Don’t see the animal you love?

Don’t worry! All of our animals are available for adoption.

If you would like to care for an animal not on our list, let us know and we can make your adoption possible.

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