Before downloading an adoption application form, please read the following information carefully:
(A) CTTC PLACES ANIMALS ONLY IN REGIONS WITH CTTC CHAPTERS. Contact your closest CTTC Chapter for more specific information on adopting a tortoise or turtle in your area.
(B) CTTC WILL NOT PLACE DESERT TORTOISES IN SITUATIONS WHERE CAPTIVE BREEDING MAY OCCUR. CTTC works with California Department of Fish and Game to place desert tortoises. Both CDFG and CTTC discourage captive breeding of desert tortoises.
(C) If you are still interested in adopting a turtle or tortoise from CTTC, download an Adoption Application form by clicking on the linkto the right. The form can be printed out and filled in manually or you can fill it in on your computer and print out the completed form for signing. The completed signed form must be mailed to your closest CTTC Chapter or brought to a Chapter meeting. The Chapter mailing addresses are listed on page 2 of the form.