Hermit Crab Adoption Program

Hermit Crab Adoption Program

Welcome to the Land Hermit Crab Owners Society hermit crab adoption program! We are hoping this process will be a little more efficient for everyone.  

Our adoption program is open worldwide and we don’t exclude anyone simply for not being part of our Facebook group or a member of The Crabstreet Journal. However, we do encourage you to join so you have access to our care information and guidelines. We will also be able to assist you in an emergency.

Land Hermit Crab Owners Society FB Group

Placing hermit crabs for adoption:

Fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/LstZ4tDDFWDpKcTk2

We will do our best to find an adopter close to you but there is no guarantee.  Please note most adopters expect the adoption to be free. 

To become a forever home adopter, a temporary foster home or a transport assistant for adoptions/rescues:

Fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/Vk1B4Pt6mPkSu2f23

  • Adopter – All hermit crabs adopted will remain with me
  • Foster – Hermit crabs fostered by me will be kept with me until a forever home is located
  • Transport assistant – I am willing to drive to meet someone to pick up or deliver hermit crabs involved in an adoption or foster transaction.

A minimum standard of care must be observed in order to be approved. We will work with you to improve anything that is not up to standard to help you get approved. We do require adopters to be at least 18 years old. Please use care and caution when arranging in person hand offs and make your own personal safety the top priority.

A 20 gallon tank is the minimum size for adopters. This can house 2-3 SMALL hermit crabs.

Totes may be used as TEMPORARY housing but we will not approve adopters who use totes as their permanent housing.

Newbies Guide to Hermit Crabs

Setting up a proper crabitat

If you are on Facebook we have added a page for hermit crab adoptions (please like and share to help us reach more potential adopters).

We will be keeping our adopters map because who doesn’t love a map