Adoption Information

Interested in Adopting a Turtle or Tortoise?

Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande is proud to say that 100 - 200 turtles and tortoises are adopted each year from the organization. The rescue has been performing adoptions for over 20 years on California's central coast. The following turtle and tortoise species are available for adoption (animal availability changes throughout the year):

  • Russian Tortoises
  • Sulcata Tortoises
  • California Desert Tortoises (can only be adopted in CA)
  • Box Turtles
  • Red Ear Sliders

Adoption Process

  1. Click here to download and print the Adoption Form.
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Scan the completed form.
  4. Email the form to Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande at The form will be processed and the rescue will reach out to you for the next steps.

For any questions contact Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande at (805) 458-1949 or by e-mail at!