PROTECT WILDLIFE AND THEIR HABITATS.

DONATE NOW

Animal of the Month Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: This special package price cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.

When will the gift recipient receive their first adoption by?

No later than December 22nd. We'll ship the first gift by December 19th with complimentary Express Shipping at no additional cost.

If I'm giving this as a gift, will each gift come to me or to my designated gift recipient?

Each gift will go to your recipient as long as you select "ship to another address" on the order form.

When will the subsequent months of adoptions be delivered?

You or your gift recipient can expect to receive each subsequent adoption by the second week of every month. The first month will arrive in time for the Christmas Holiday, December 22nd.

Will each subsequent gift be gift bagged?

No, only the first month's gift will be gift bagged, but each monthly adoption package is lovingly assembled and is guaranteed to delight your recipient.

How does this help real animals?

Proceeds from our adoption and gift catalog support Defenders of Wildlife's tireless advocacy for wildlife and their habitats across the country. We are on the ground in the Northern Rockies fighting for gray wolves. And we are in Washington, DC defending the Endangered Species Act. And those are just some of the projects you'll be supporting.

Is my adoption tax-deductible?

Yes! Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Whom do I contact if an adoption package does not arrive or if my recipient moves?

Call our member services department: (800) 385-9712, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EST, Monday-Friday.

What animal adoptions correspond with each month?

12 Months

Your onetime purchase of $199 (individually priced at $668) includes twelve unique animal adoptions, one for each month of the year. That's 12 different adoptions for the price of less than four! Starting in December, you or your chosen recipient will receive the first of your twelve plush animals, a personalized welcome letter and certificate, a 5X7 photo of the animal, plus a factsheet - all in a Defenders reusable gift bag and guaranteed to be delivered by December 22nd.

This limited time offer is the perfect gift for any wildlife lover - you or your recipient will continue to receive a unique animal adoption every month, symbolizing your critical role in Defenders' work protecting and restoring the wildlife and wild places you care about.

  • December: Wolf
  • January: Penguin
  • February: Walrus
  • March: Jaguar
  • April: Rhino
  • May: Elephant
  • June: Sea Turtle
  • July: Tiger
  • August: Desert Tortoise
  • September: Manatee
  • October: Snowy Owl
  • November: Polar Bear

6 Months (Every Other Month)

Your onetime purchase of $119 (individually priced at $338) includes six unique animal adoptions, one every other month of the year. That's 6 different adoptions for the price of just two! Starting in December, you or your chosen recipient will receive the first of your six plush animals, a personalized welcome letter and certificate, a 5X7 photo of the animal, plus a factsheet - all in a Defenders reusable gift bag and guaranteed to be delivered by December 22nd.

This limited time offer is the perfect gift for any wildlife lover - you or your recipient will continue to receive a unique animal adoption every other month, symbolizing your critical role in Defenders' work protecting and restoring the wildlife and wild places you care about.

  • December: Wolf
  • February: Walrus
  • April: Rhino
  • June: Sea Turtle
  • August: Desert Tortoise
  • October: Snowy Owl

4 Months (Quarterly)

Your onetime purchase of $79 (individually priced at $228) includes four unique animal adoptions, one for each quarter of the year. That's four different adoptions for the price of less than two! Starting in December, you or your chosen recipient will receive the first of your twelve plush animals, a personalized welcome letter and certificate, a 5X7 photo of the animal, plus a factsheet - all in a Defenders reusable gift bag and guaranteed to be delivered by December 22nd.

This limited time offer is the perfect gift for any wildlife lover - you or your recipient will continue to receive a unique animal adoption every quarter, symbolizing your critical role in Defenders' work protecting and restoring the wildlife and wild places you care about.

  • December: Wolf
  • March: Jaguar
  • June: Sea Turtle
  • September: Manatee