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Potomac Overlook Regional Park

Adopt An Animal

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Love the animals at the nature center like we do?  You can sponsor them through our popular Adopt an Animal Campaign!  It’s a great way for you or a loved one to feel closer to an animal of your choosing while supporting their ongoing care. 

How the campaign works:

For just $50.00, you can symbolically “adopt” one of the animals at the nature center.  In return, you will receive a plush of that animal, a personalized “Thank-You!” card from your adopted critter with a photo of them, and the name of the person the adoption was made for will be displayed at the nature center for 6 months as a certified sponsor!  All proceeds from your sponsorship go towards food, medicine, and enclosure upkeep for our animals.  A great gift for any nature lover!

How to make an adoption:

To submit an adoption request, either speak to a staff member at the front desk of our park’s nature center or email us at If submitting a request by email, please be sure to include the following information:

  • Your first and last name.
  • First and last name of the person the adoption is for (if for another person such as a child, friend, family member, etc.)
  • Your contact information (phone number, email address, and the mailing address we will send the “Thank-You” card to).

The animals that can be sponsored often change seasonally / depending on availability, so keep an eye out for new additions!  Our staff will let you know which animals are adoptable at the time of your request.