Utah Desert Tortoise Adoption Program

Provide a home for one of the desert tortoises waiting to be adopted below!

  1. Apply to participate in the Tortoise Adoption Program. ($10 fee*)

  2. Get your enclosure ready and pass your site inspection. We will inspect your setup** to confirm it is tortoise-ready!

  3. Acquire your Certificate of Registration (COR) to keep a federally protected desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in Utah. ($75 fee*)

  4. Obtain a desert tortoise of your choice to care for and provide it a great home!

*All fees paid to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR).

**Due to COVID-19, a video site inspection may be possible.​​

I'm Whiskers

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Size

Age

Sex

Story

Adult (15"+)

10+ years

Female

Came to us... 

I'm Fluffy

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Size

Age

Sex

Story

mixed

Adult

Female

Medium

I'm Ginger

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Size

Age

Sex

Story

mixed

Adult

Male

Medium

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