The turtles we currently have for adoption are pictured below. 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.
*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.
Sometimes the turtles we re-home are "special-needs". This can mean many different things. The turtle may need a slightly modified habitat or may need extra monitoring. It could also mean the turtle has a life-altering deficit that will require a specialized environment, altered diet, or hands-on care such as hand-feeding. If you're interested in adopting one of our special-needs turtles, please don't hesitate to contact us for more specific information. Special-needs doesn't necessarily mean more difficult to care for, it just means the turtle may need slightly different care than others of their species. Special-needs turtles are often some of the most rewarding turtles to keep.
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.
We try to keep this list of adoptable turtles as current as possible; however, if there is a particular type of turtle you are interested in adopting, please feel free to contact us to inquire.
**We were recently transferred several box turtles from another rescue that are adoptable. We hope to get those photos up soon. So, if you don't see a turtle below that you're interested in, check back in a few days for the newest arrivals.**
Chip Species: Pink Bellied Sideneck (Emydura subglobosa) Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Special Needs: Non-native to the U.S. Species does NOT hibernate. Missing large section of right rear carapace. Has no tail below the cloaca. Care Sheet: www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/cs-redside.htm