**The easiest way to get a monkey is to visit a local pet store or exotic animal shop. Many exotic pet shops and pet stores sell monkeys, and some may even specialize in monkeys specifically. There is also the option of adopting a monkey from a rescue organization, many of which also work to care for abandoned and surrendered primates.
A potential adopter may need to fill out a lengthy application and provide references before they are approved to be a monkey parent. **