Meet The Torts!
We believe every captive box turtle or tortoise deserves to live outdoors where it can enjoy natural sunlight, dirt and grass, lots of plants to eat or hide under, lots of hiding places, clean fresh water, and a chance for hunting or grazing as if it were in the wild. We provide minimum habitat size requirements below, but encourage you to provide the largest habitat that your space allows, as free-ranging tortoises in the wild use ranges measured in hectares or square miles.
To submit an application, simply click the picture of the animal you are interested in and then click the "Apply for Adoption" button.
Each type of tortoise has a different set of needs to be able to live their best life. The amount of space and habitat you are able to provide can possibly affect your decision in which tortoise or box turtle you want to adopt.
African Tortoises (Sulcata or Leopard Torts)
Mediterranean Tortoises (Russian, Greek, Hermanns)
Red/ Yellow- Footed Tortoises
MINIMUM SPACE REQUIRED TO ADOPT FROM CTTR: 600 SQUARE FEET OF YARD/ENCLOSURE.
We don’t ship/transport or meet part way. Your adoption will take place on site at our facility in San Marcos or Pflugerville (depending on the location of the animal).
Submit your application for the animal you are interested in (please note that we do not have the manpower to respond to adoption inquiries submitted over e-mail, please use the adoption application).
E-mail your photos with authentication (your name on a piece of paper is fine) in the same frame as the picture, to: firstname.lastname@example.org in accordance with the instructions provided in the application.
We will review your completed application once we receive the photos and follow up with any questions we have.
Once you’re approved, you will receive a calendar link to schedule the adoption. Please note that our availability IS limited to the available dates and times in our calendar. If dates are greyed out it is because we have reached the maximum number of appointments that we can accommodate for that day. The calendar link is a live link that will update daily to show you our availability over a 30-day period. If nothing works for you, check back in a few days, as more dates will have opened up.