Otter Adoption

Your otter adoption donation makes a difference for sea otters.

As a 100% volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we guarantee that all donations go directly and specifically to help sea otters recover in their Pacific Ocean habitats.  Here is how.  Each year, Sea Otter Foundation & Trust (SOFT) gives funding awards to sea otter biologists and sea otter conservation and education programs. Click here to learn more.

Our plush otters & stuffed animal otters make great Birthday gifts, Holiday gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, Father’s Day gifts, and Valentine’s Day gifts.  Please consider adopting an otter today and we thank you for your donation to our nonprofit organization.

Special note as of 9/12/2021: We apologize; our stock of sea otter plushes has been affected by COVID-19 distribution chains; please see details regarding the availability of each of our plushes and make your adoption selection accordingly. We expect plenty of stock for the holiday season.

Are you outside the USA? Before adopting, please read our virtual-only sea otter adoption policy here.


Adoption Levels (see details on site)
Our Otter You Want to Adopt
Gift? Name of Recipient
Gift Note limit 30 characters



sea otter stuffed animals for adoption

Each adoption level receives (base package):

A plush sea otter or river otter of your choice (Please select the otter you want from the dropdown menu in the PayPal interface). 

Personalized Certificate of Otter Adoption

Otter story of survival (symbolic)

$25.00 otter adoption level (the base adoption package)
$55.00 otter adoption level
Upgrade: A sea otter photograph and our sea otter sports backpack (shown below)

sea otter sports backpack

 

 

 

 

 

$75.00 otter adoption level
Upgrade: A sea otter photograph and our full-color reusable sea otter grocery tote (shown below)

sea otter grocery tote

$100.00 otter adoption level
Upgrade: A sea otter photograph and our full-color sea otter baseball cap (shown below)

$150.00 otter adoption level
Upgrade: A sea otter photograph, our full-color sea otter grocery tote and sea otter baseball cap  

We are happy to swap the sports tote for the grocery tote at this level – e-mail us after you’ve adopted this level and we can make that happen.

adoption levels

Important information and policies: we send confirmation notifications via the URL:  @seaotterfoundationtrust.org and shipment details via paypal.com and usps.com. Please ensure your e-mail can receive our messages – add seaotterfoundationtrust.org, paypal.com and usps.com to your safe sender list. We apologize, but we are not responsible if you do not receive our adoption donation confirmation and/or shipment details.

We personally confirm your adoption within 1-2 business days and do our best to ship within that same time frame. During busy holiday times however, please allow 4-6 business days to receive our adoption receipt confirmation and shipment details.

Your symbolic adoption is considered a donation to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for sea otters; it is not a purchase of merchandise. You will receive a tax letter detailing your donation.  The symbolic adoption donation can not be refunded once shipped.

If you’d prefer to adopt by phone or have questions,  contact us at 303-475-1805 (USA only); otherwise use the secure PayPal button at the top of the page.

We sincerely appreciate your support of sea otters!

International Adoptions:

We are operating under a virtual sea otter adoption only for all addresses outside of the United States of America. We apologize, but there are no exceptions. We will send you an e-mail of the sea otter adoption certificate as well as more information regarding how our organization is helping sea otters, but will not ship plush stuffed animals or documents to you at this time.    We sincerely appreciate your donation at any level.  Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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