Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Control

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Division of Animal Control's mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of all borough residents through proactive education and enforcement, excellent customer service and outstanding animal care practices. They offer surrender services as well as adoption services for cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles & small animals within the Fairbanks Borough. 

Fairbanks North Star Borough - 907 Terminal Street
P.O. Box 71267 Fairbanks, AK 99701

(907) 459-1451


Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center

Tier 1 is happy to offer both emergency and urgent care services to exotics, though it's best to call ahead to make sure they have one of their exotic vets on staff!

Open 7 days/week, Mon-Sun: 8 AM - 10 PM

6623 E Blue Lupine Dr. Palmer, AK 99645

Wasilla Veterinary Clinic 
Dr. Margaret Bellows is one of the more well known veterinarians in AK that sees exotics of nearly any capacity. Give Wasilla Vet a call today!

2750 E. Parks Highway Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 376-3993

Alpenglow Veterinary Services - MOBILE

Dr. Sarah Johnson is pleased to offer a wide variety of services that can be performed in the comfort of your home. Alpenglow is proud to be able to serve Anchorage, AK and the surrounding communities to give your pet the best care possible. Dr. Johnson is passionate about helping you and your beloved pet. She is highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve. While not specifically an exotics vet, she is an incredible resource and is happy to help critters of any capacity. 


Owned by Taylor Holfield in Anchorage, Jurassak is an up and coming breeder of some extraordinary creatures in the pet trade. Focusing primarily on stingrays and green tree monitors (partnered with the Reptile Barn), Jurassak offers extensive knowledge on biodiversity and conservation efforts in the world of the lesser known critters!

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Anchorage Animal Care and Control 

AACC serves the entire municipality of Anchorage, from Girdwood to Eklutna. Pet owners are able to rehome or surrender an animal through them, or through services they provide (which can be found on the muni's website). AACC also offers adoption services, while they don't have reptiles often, it's worth it to check out their animals in need of homes!

4711 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK 99507
Customer Service: 343-8122 / accs@muni.org
Animal Control Dispatch: 343-8119 / acdispatch@muni.org

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Ethical Axolotls

One of the newest members of the herptile community, Ethical Axolotls is first and foremost, an axolotl husbandry education site. Their mission is to both provide excellent, well bred axolotls to pet parents everywhere, and to provide educated, loving pet parents for the axolotls to call family (or at least the person who the worm comes from). 

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter

The Mat-Su Animal Shelter provides a full service animal shelter for residents of the Mat-Su Borough. Its mission is to educate and inform the public of rights and responsibilities when it comes to animal care and ownership, and to provide assistance to the community and their pets (including exotics). For pets in shelter care, the Mat-Su Animal Care facility has a full time and licensed veterinarian, veterinary technician, and caring shelter staff to see to their wellbeing.  

9470 E. Chanlyut Circle - Palmer, AK 99645
General Inquiries: (907) 746-5500
Email: animal.care@matsugov.us

Occasionally, pet owners are no longer able to care for their beloved animals. While it isn't easy, it happens, and there are instances when it becomes a necessary choice for the well-being of the animal for it to be surrendered to a local animal control organization. Life circumstances, health concerns, or unforeseen challenges can arise at anytime, making it challenging for owners and keepers to provide the care their animals deserve. Animal control agencies are equipped to ensure the safety and welfare of surrendered pets, offering them another chance at life when their forever homes don't work out. 

Hedgie Hollow LLC

A Quillery located in Anchorage, Hedgie Hollow is an amazing local source for Hedgehog information, supplies, and Hedgie friends! Check out their Facebook for more information.

Slither Inn Reptile Shop

A pop-up shop owned by Joyce Young in Fairbanks, Slither Inn provides immaculate PVC enclosures for any sized herp, custom backgrounds, and top tier husbandry advice for out legless friends. Contact Joyce on Facebook for more information about her enclosures!

Hillside Pet Clinic  

Hillside pet Clinic welcome animals of all varieties Including:

Common Household Pets: Dogs, Cats
Exotic Pets: Birds, Arachnids, Fish, Frogs/Toads, Ferrets, Rabbits,other small mammals, Snakes, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons, Geckos, Iguanas, Turtles, and Tortoises!
2011 Abbott Rd.Suite B Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 344-7913

Polar Pets Vet

Located off of Dimond Blvd in Anchorage, Dr. Jesse Rizor offers exams for rabbits, ferrets, rodents, reptiles, fish, and amphibians. Prices and various services can be found on their website. 

1130 West Dimond Blvd. STE A, Anchorage, Alaska 99515, United States



​Living in Alaska can be quite challenging due to the unique climate, geographical conditions, and our separation from the contiguous US. However, despite these difficulties, we are helping to create a strong sense of community and provide valuable resources for reptile owners in the area. Our dedicated team of experts and enthusiasts work tirelessly to ensure that reptile owners have access to the information, support, and supplies they need to care for their scaly friends. Below are incredibly valuable resources for any herptile owner, from vendors to vets and all in between. Click black button next to the resource's name to be directed to their website or social media page. 

vendors and breeders


Based in Wasilla, but with pick up and shipping items for other parts of the state, Alaska Feeder Farm is the go-to source for whole prey items and more, including but not limited to: mice, rats, poultry, rabbits, insect feeders, eggs, and more!

College Village Animal Clinic 

CVAC has been a fixture of veterinary medicine in Anchorage, Alaska for over forty years and is home to Dr. Nicholson! Dr. Nicholson joined the staff of College Village Animal Clinic in 2002.  In addition to dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles Dr. Nicholson will see all pets - including fish!

2036 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99508

(907) 274-5623        clinic@cvacak.com

Local Facebook groups

Alaska Crocodilian Rescue 

The AK Croc rescue, located in part of Anchorage as well as Fairbanks, is a nonprofit that serves to assist in the health and well being of all crocodilian species that have been abandoned, surrendered, injured, malnourished, or harmed in the state of Alaska. Message them for more details regarding education or surrenders!

Alaska Coral and Fish

Located in Anchorage, Alaska Coral & Fish is an aquatic shop that has everything you need for freshwater and saltwater aquariums including supplies, knowledge, and inhabitants! The guys are AK Coral are well versed in aquatic husbandry, and are happy to help set you up with whatever you need for tanks or for your aquatic critters!


Anchorage based breeder of gorgeous, high quality ball pythons morphs, sailfin dragons, and more! Check out their MorphMarket page for available animals, or contact them directly. Visit their Etsy shop for reptile themed merchandise and follow their YouTube channel for regular informative and entertaining videos. 
The Reptile Barn hosts the bi-annual All Alaska Reptile and Exotics Expo! 

Arctic Morphs

Arctic Morphs is a family operated boutique producing designer morph ball pythons. They specialize in recessive genes including TSK Axanthic, pied, Clown, Cryptic & Desert Ghost. Check out their MorphMarket for their most recent clutch!


Located in Eagle River, Frontier Exotics strives to be Alaska's premier source for crested geckos, leopard geckos, dart frogs, and everything you need to build a bioactive enclosure. Check out their MorphMarket, facebook, instagram, and website for all things custom made!

Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic

Ravenwood provides full-service veterinary care for all types of birds, non-venomous reptiles, amphibians, fish, and small mammals including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and “pocket pets.” Services include wellness and new pet exams, husbandry, laboratory diagnostics, digital radiology, surgery, and emergency care.

16743 Coronado Road Eagle River, AK 99577
(907) 694-9665          ​ravenwoodvetak@gmail.com