Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What kind of animals do you take in?

A: We accept most reptiles and amphibians.


Q: What do you specialize in?

A: We specialize in turtles and tortoises.


Q: Can those relinquishing their animals remain anonymous?

A: You will need to sign a surrender form. This is just to protect us as the animals new permanent home. Your information is kept confidential to the extent of the law.


Q: What happens to the Turtle/Tortoise after it’s surrendered to you?

A: Once we receive a Turtle or Tortoise, it will live out the rest of it’s life on our ranch.


Q: Do you purchase animals?

A: No, we do not purchase animals or pay “rehoming fees”, but we will gladly take them in if you can no longer care for them.


Q: Do you accept donations?

A: Absolutely! We accept monetary donations as well as any supplies for our animals.


Q: I found a Box Turtle, what do I do?

A: Please see our “Box Turtle” page under the “Turtle Info & Care” link for more information.


Q: Do you ever have Turtles for adoption?

A: On rare occasions, we take in aquatic species that we do not have room for and will adopt them out. We never adopt out Box Turtles or our Tortoises.


Q: Do you give tours of your facility?

A: Unfortunately we are not open to the public due to insurance reasons and also because the ranch is our private home.