Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue

Warm hearts and warm homes for the cold blooded

Welcome to Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue!

Sending Out an FoS:

 Check out our newest section!  FoS Reptile 101 for a quick guide to help you decide if a species is right for your home!

We are proud to announce that there have been some changes in the FoS board member line up!  Check out "Meet the Crew"!

 We now have a Facebook group as well as a page to keep everyone up to date!

April 13 and 14th we will be at Chicago Herp Society Reptilefest!!


Special Edition "Come to the Dark Side We Have Cookies and Snakes" shirts are now available in our Cafe Press store!  Check it out!

Get the updates on our animals, who's up for adoption, and who is new to the crew!  Don't be left behind, find us today!


Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue (FoS) is an Illinois based reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate nonprofit rescue dedicated to the care of ill, injured, and neglected herpetiles.  FoS is a foster based rescue with a strong drive for education and prevention of abuse and neglect through ignorance.  We have NO paid staff, all their time is being donated out of their own generosity!  FoS wouldn't exist without volunteers!

Friends of Scales works closely with two veterinary clinics that examine and treat EVERY animal that comes through our doors REGARDLESS of "healthy" outward appearances.  These services are paid for by FoS staff members and not through government grants of any kind.  If you would like to support us with our veterinary care bills, please contact us at for more information.

We are a not for profit (which means we are a charitable organization in which everything we receive is used for the care, food, and housing of our wards) and 501(c)3 pending.