“Turtles need rescuing?” “Yes, unfortunately.”
Tortoises are horribly mistreated in captivity, just like any other captive animal. Whether the mistreatment comes from improper care, lost interest, or neglect, tortoises deserve a better home and better treatment.
Northwest Tortoise has the same goal with each tortoise/turtle that passes through our doors: is to rehabilitate them until they are healthy and adopt them to people who understand what it takes to treat a turtle/tortoise correctly. Turtles and tortoises are not ‘throw away’ pets. They are exotic pets and require a deep level of understanding in order to provide a lifetime home.
Northwest Tortoise invests extensive time vetting potential owners. If you are looking for a quick adoption process, expect to fill out a short form, and get immediate approval, I recommend you look elsewhere.
If you’ve done your research and you are ready for a shelled pet for life apply here!