Leaping Lizards! (Leap Day)

It important to promote all of the adoptable animals–not just the fuzzy ones. Some people may not even know your shelter has reptiles available. Leap Day is a great excuse to promote the shelter’s Leaping Lizards!

Reasons Reptiles Make Really Good Pets

  1. No Fur! Dust mites and pet dander account for a large percent of allergens in your home.
  2. They don’t eat much. Some reptiles only eat twice a month–there are few that require feeding every day. Many reptiles are herbivores, so you don’t have to worry about live feedings.
  3. They can recognize people, and usually attach to one member of the family as their favorite (hint: If you want to be the favorite, we suggest you take on the feeding responsibilities.)
  4. Reptiles are ok being home alone all day, or even overnight–if you’re out of town for the weekend.
  5. No walking or grooming with reptiles.
  6. Reptiles live long lives.
  7. They are far less messy than your average mammal.

Action Steps:

  • Start promoting your Leaping Lizards campaign on social media a week before Leap Day. This will give potential adopters a few days to get prepared.
  • Create a flyer to advertise the promotion at the shelter and post on community bulletin boards.
  • Consider offering a discount on all reptile adoption fees.

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