Adoptions & Sponsorship

You can help your favorite exotic animal by “adopting” or “sponsoring” any one of the many animals that call Turpentine Creek home.

There are two ways you can help the animals at Turpentine Creek. You can either adopt or sponsor an animal. Adoption allows for multiple people to choose an animal as their ‘adopted’ animal, while Sponsorship allows for only one individual to choose that animal. Your adoption or sponsorship helps Turpentine Creek care for the animals that call Turpentine Creek home.

Family Adoption Members receive a yearly membership pass to Turpentine Creek to visit with their ‘favorite furry family member’ and an 8.5×11 glossy certificate combination photo/bio of the animal they choose; in addition, their name is added to the “Family Tree” for their animal which will become part of our “Adoption Forest” display.

Full Sponsorship Members receive a yearly membership pass, a high-quality sponsorship certificate, and an 8×10 glossy photograph of the animal they choose. All sponsors also have a second photo/certificate with their name displayed on our Sponsorship Wall.

All adoption and sponsor memberships are valid for a full year from the date of purchase.

Click here for a Acrobat version of our adoption form that you can print and mail or fax to us. You can also call us at 479.253.5841 or fax us at 479.253.5059 to sponsor or adopt an animal. Or, to adopt or sponsor online, select the appropriate link below.

*To place a sponsorship with monthly payments, please contact us by phone at 479.253.5841.

Your donation over and above the $90.00 Membership fee* is Tax Deductible under the IRS Code 509(a)(2) as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Regulations – our tax ID # is 71-0721742.

**Disclaimer: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (Turpentine Creek Foundation Inc.) reserves the right to move donated money as needed to provide for the animals in our care and to keep the nonprofit running. Any donations received over and above the budget for the designated fund will be put into the general fund.

It can take up to 4-weeks for an adoption or sponsorship packet to be delivered. Around the holidays and the end of the year please allow up to 6-weeks for delivery.


Our adoption program is a great way for you to support Turpentine Creek. This program is fun for the family and comes with a Family Membership*. You can visit as often as you wish for an entire year to see your favorite "furry family member". You also receive an 8.5x11 glossy certificate combination photo/bio of an animal that you choose. Your adoption donation helps us care for all the animals that call Turpentine Creek home.**



Sponsorship includes an 8x10 glossy photo of the animal you choose, a high-quality Sponsorship Certificate, and a annual family membership for unlimited visits for an entire year. You sponsorship donation helps us care for all the animals that call Turpentine Creek home.