adult male veiled chameleon perched on a hand in front of white background
White fancy rat with black face mask with nose pointed directly at camera

Dedicated pet boarding room in my own home! 

close up head shot of crested gecko

Boarding Info & FAQ

Small mammal boarding available. 


Tortoises, unless small enough to be in a tank, must be In-Home Care. Adult torts do not do well being taken out of their known territory. 

Bird boarding is extremely limited & based on situation.

When traveling please have pets in a secure container while driving. It is unsafe to let them move about the vehicle freely!

What should I bring?

Depending on the situation, you may bring all, some, or even none of your own enclosure/items; let’s talk and figure out what would work best. 
Even if we provide enclosure, many times people bring a few of their own décor items that their pet prefers; gives them something familiar while here.

Basic supplies such as misting bottles or supplements are provided by us. 
Special diets or food welcomed. 

Reptiles of all kinds are welcome boarders, as are  amphibians and inverts.

Dedicated Boarding Room

Bearded dragon outside in green foliage looking up towards the sky

Where are you located?

I reside on the East side of Tucson,
near the intersections of
Golflinks & Pantano, 85710

Boarding info:

  • Boarding pets stay in the ‘boarding room’ at my own home, kept separate from any personal pets.


  • Please have enclosures
    reasonably clean before
    dropping off for boarding. 
    – Deep cleaning services available. 


  • If the enclosure has had past issues such as mites please refrain from bringing such items for the safety of others. We can provide caging.


  • Cleaning protocols are followed for each boarder. Tanks, bowls, etc. are scrubbed  and soaked in F10 cleaner between uses. Wood is porous and difficult to fully sanitize and will not be reused between boarders. Owners are welcome to provide their own wood décor supply.

Pricing Info

Enclosure & Lighting provided by Owner . . . . . . . 40gal & Under 

Enclosure & Lighting provided by Scaled SS . . . . . 40gal & Under

Enclosure & Lighting provided by Owner . . . . . Larger than 40gal

Enclosure & Lighting provided by Scaled SS . . Larger than 40gal

Boarding more than one pet?

Each pet after 1 gets 10%
off their stay!

If your pet’s enclosure is transportable, you have the option of bringing it or having  SS&S supply the enclosure / décor / lighting. Supplies can be mixed and matched to the situation!

– Contact us to discuss your needs!


In most cases SS&S will provide feeder insects and most herbivore food for no  additional cost. You’re welcome  to provide your pets own food.  Special requests will cost individually.


Cleaning protocols are followed for each boarder. Tanks, bowls, etc. are scrubbed  and soaked in F10 cleaner between uses.


Boarding space is limited; book now to ensure your pets spot!

Chelsea was amazing at caring for Albert. She was so accommodating for a large iguana and on sorta last min notice too. I got updates and pix from her the next day too describing his eating and behavior. I was a bit nervous BC Of his history of having been abandoned and then rescued, having had major surgery and then fostered until he found his forever home with me… I didn’t want him to be too stressed. Chelsea took such amazing care of him that he was actually very calm and content when I came to pick him up. I highly recommend Scaled sitting services LLC for all of your exotic pet care needs when you are away. Your animal family members will definitely, without a doubt, be in the best of care with Chelsea.

Mo B.

Albert the Sweetwater Wetlands Iguana Rescue;
read more about his story and life saving surgery

hermit crab

Top-notch, I've never left my beardie away from home before. Chelsea was knowledgeable and professional. Won’t hesitate to use her again, highly recommended.

Carol N.

leopard gecko facing camera

Chelsea is the best! I needed emergency care for my snakes and from drop-off to pick, Chelsea was kind, professional, knowledgeable, and reliable. I never would have imagined that I’d get sleepover pictures and updates for my animals. At pickup time, we were able to figure out what was triggering some of my ball python’s behavior issues, and she offered alternative handling and activity options. I can’t recommend Scaled Sitting & Services enough. Thank you so much, Chelsea!

Melissa W.

leopard gecko with heart shape on nose, being held in a hand

Chelsea is a great lizard sitter. She knows a lot about reptiles, and she gave me all kinds of recommendations for improving the setup for my leopard gecko, Sweetie. Also, she takes beautiful photos!

Laural S.