Hey guys, Someone just posed this question on our rescue's website forum and I thought it was a great topic for a larger group discussion. So what do you think? Should Reptile Rescues work with Reptile Breeders? Our rescue does not provide adoptions for breeding. Partially for our own reasons, and partially b/c some of the groups we're affiliated with have strict shelter/breeding guidelines. That said, just because we don't provide adoptions for breeding doesn't mean we won't provide adoptions for breeders. The fact is that successful breeders generally have a good understanding of proper care for their reptiles - if they didn't know what they were doing they'd be unlikely to hatch anything. So our rescue doesn't mind working with responsible reptile keepers who do some breeding . . . as long as they have the understanding that they may not breed the herps they adopt from us. Anyone else want to tackle this question? I think there are probably some great viewpoints on the subject.