Painted Desert Fur Con

Our Community, Our Convention

Phoenix Herpetological Society

Welcome Phoenix Herpetological Society to Painted Desert Fur Con! More charity information and events will be posted here, as well as in the schedule soon. Stay tuned for more updates.

PHS was founded in 2001 by three long-time, passionate reptile enthusiasts with a vision to make a difference for reptiles in the state of Arizona. There were plenty of organizations to rescue many species of animals from dogs and cats to birds. However, there was no such facility or refuge for unwanted or rescued reptiles. Reptile owners had no outlet to relinquish ownership if needed nor was there a resource to acquire accurate, reliable information on the care and husbandry of reptiles as pets. In addition, native and non-native species were being destroyed (Euthanized) by state facilities and other animal rescue agencies solely due to lack of knowledge regarding care and housing of these amazing creatures – native and exotic. In response, the Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) was launched.

Today, PHS is a fully operational, 2½ acre rescue and rehabilitation center with an onsite reptile clinic and research center located in northern Scottsdale. A dedicated team of over 20 individuals volunteer regularly to maintain the sanctuary and care for hundreds of reptiles housed at the facility. PHS works with state and federal wildlife officials and law enforcement to care for and house unwanted or seized reptiles from across the U.S. Our education team sees over 200,000 people per year to educate them about the importance of reptiles all over the world.

Our Community, Our Convention

About PDFC

Painted Desert Fur Con is the premier convention in Arizona for the furry community. PDFC for short, continues in 2021 and is located at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel. We are all about community, join us in helping this convention grow!
  • Corgi Events LLC

    Corgi Events LLC hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year from anime to MLP to furry conventions, including Denfur & Aquatifur. Corgi Events LLC has donated over $175,000 to various charities throughout the six years of its operation.
  • Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

    340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
    This sophisticated conference hotel is 4.2 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Amenities include an American restaurant/bar with patio seating and live jazz, an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a 24-hour exercise room. WiFi is free in public areas.
  • You can register now!

    Registration is open for all levels, stay tuned for more announcements on the way such as discounts, hotel/travel information and more.