The purpose of us having animals at the Arboretum is to provide an educational opportunity for students and visitors to learn more about the animals’ habitats, diets, survival techniques and care. We hope this exposure will heighten public awareness to the needs of all kinds of animals and promote behaviors that will allow us to share our planet with all other living things in a sustainable and respectful way. Our Sponsor an Arboretum Animal Program allows you to sponsor your favorite animal to help pay for its food, housing and veterinary care for a full or half year.

When you sponsor an Arboretum animal, you will receive:

  • A personalized Sponsor an Arboretum Animal certificate
  • Your name (individual or group) on an sign that is posted on your animal’s shelter in the Stone House.
  • A fact sheet on your animal
  • An invitation to attend a special breakfast with the Environmental Eagles. Only those in the Sponsor an Arboretum Animal Program are invited.


Animals available for sponsorship are as follows:

  • Aster/Eastern Box Turtle
  • Bean/Chilean Rose Tarantula
  • Bobette/Leopard Gecko
  • Cedar/Corn Snake
  • Gordo & Zucchini/Pumpkin Seed Sunfish
  • Hemlock/Eastern Rat Snake
  • Holly/Rabbit
  • Hope/Eastern Newt
  • Tadpole Madtom Fish (Catfish)
  • Nightshade/Eastern Rat Snake
  • Nyssa/Eastern King Snake
  • Oakley/Corn Snake
  • Red Wigglers/Vermiculture Worms
  • Rocksy/Eastern Box Turtle
  • Sage/Western Screech Owl
  • Slide/ Eastern Painted Turtle
  • Tulip/Eastern Box Turtle
  • Violet/Eastern Box Turtle
  • Walnut/Rabbit

All donations are tax-deductible. On behalf of the staff and animals at the Arboretum, we thank you for considering a Sponsorship!


Sponsor an Animal

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