Finding New Homes

We recognize that this decision can’t have been easy, and we are deeply committed finding your animal a perfect forever home.

Our goal with re-homing (adopting) is to ensure each animal finds a home in an outdoor environment in which it can thrive and live a long and happy life.

Surrendering Wildlife

ALL Texas Tortoises or Desert Tortoises 
ALL Water Turtles

Box turtles that were found outside

Surrendering Pets 

Our ability to accept surrenders is limited by our capacity and schedule. As soon as you submit the surrender form you will receive an e-mail with a link to our calendar, but you may not be able to secure an immediate appointment.


When surrendering to CTTR, someone must bring the animal to our facility. We cannot pick animals up.

We cannot accept water turtles, Texas tortoises, Mojave desert tortoise, or wild-caught box turtles. Please choose an option under "Surrendering Wildlife"