Adoptions & Sponsorship

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

An excellent way to help the animals at the Refuge is to consider adopting or sponsoring one of them. Adoption allows for multiple supporters to provide annual financial support for the care of an animal of their choosing. A sponsorship is limited to one individual per animal and provides a larger financial commitment annually for a specific animal.  

Family Adoption Members receive a yearly membership pass to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and an 8.5×11 glossy certificate which includes a photograph and biography of their animal. In addition, their name is added to their animal’s  Family Tree, which will become a part of our Adoption Forest display in the Gift Shop.

Full Sponsorship Members receive a yearly membership pass, a sponsorship certificate with their animal’s biography, and an 8×10 glossy photograph of their sponsored animal. All sponsors also have a second certificate with their name displayed on our Sponsorship Wall in the Gift Shop.

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

Click here for an 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. 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.