Rehabilitated turtles that cannot be released or are not native to MS are adopted to new homes. If you are interested in adopting a turtle, please complete the Adoption Application* and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that the application is a fillable Microsoft Excel file; however, your signature is still required. You may digitally sign the application if you are familiar with how to do that. Otherwise, you will need to print the document, sign it and either mail it to me (address available on request) or scan/email it back to me at the email address above.
By state law, our facility is NOT open to the public. We are a home-based group and therefore do not offer open tours to view the turtles in our care. Please take a moment to fill out the Adoption Application, which can be found above. Once you submit the application, we will be in touch and, if approved, can set up an appointment to view the turtle you're interested in. Detailed information about each available turtle is available on request. Please email email@example.com.
We do not charge an adoption fee and we do not sell any turtles. All potential adopters will be heavily screened. We are willing to ship, on a case-by-case basis - adopter pays all shipping costs. If a turtle is to be shipped out of state, the adoption must also first be approved by the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Please be familiar with your state and local laws. I will not willingly or knowingly adopt any turtle where it is prohibited to do so by law.
A turtle is not the right pet for everyone. If you are interested in adopting one, we recommend you do a lot of research and view this video first.