Our pet store is committed to responsible and ethical
ownership of amphibians and reptiles as pets. We comply with all state and
federal laws as they pertain to the import and sale of these species. For
amphibians, only ornamental species that do not pose a threat to Alaska’s native
amphibians are sold. We maintain all necessary permits from the Alaska
Department of Fish and Game and the Department of Environmental Conservation.
In addition to regulatory compliance, this store is
dedicated to educating our customers on proper in-home care of amphibians and
reptiles. We support efforts to keep non-native species from being released and
to keep native species from being brought into the home or moved from place to
place on the landscape. We recognize that invasive species and disease
transmission are real threats to the natural ecosystem. Furthermore, we
recognize too that pet ownership is an excellent educational tool that can
promote knowledge and respect for wildlife.
By submitting this pledge you acknowledge that the above
statements are true for your pet store and that you are authorized to make this
commitment. Your pet store will be added to the AHS list of sponsored pet
stores and will be published on our site. In the event that a violation of the above pledge is reported, you will
be informed and given ample opportunity to take corrective action. Unresolved
violations will result in removal from our sponsored list.
The final decision to add or remove a pet store from our sponsored list shall be at the sole discretion of the AHS executive board. Neither the AHS nor its representatives shall be legally liable for gains or losses resulting from this published list. Pet stores that have been approved but no longer wish to be on the list must submit their request in writing. Requests for addition / removal will be acted upon within 30 days of receipt.
Thank-you for becoming an AHS sponsored pet store. Your
dedication to the responsible and ethical ownership of amphibians and reptiles
is much appreciated.