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My name is Sapphire!

Tortoise for adoption in Las Vegas, Nevada - Sapphire
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I'm being cared for by:
Tortoise Group

Facts about Sapphire

  • Species: Tortoise
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10241584

Live in Las Vegas, Pahrump, Reno, or Carson Nevada?

Save a Pet Desert Tortoise!

Fill out a Desert Tortoise Adoption Application Today!

Contact Tortoise Group's Adoption Coordinator

Adopt@TortoiseGroup.Org or  702-374-3967

www.TortoiseGroup.Org

 



Unaltered Female Tortoise

Sapphire enjoys basking in t​he sun, munching flowers, and sniffing toes. Sapphire is just one example of the many homeless pet desert tortoises available for adoption. Desert tortoises are sweet and gentle pets that must live outdoors in a backyard with a few requirements like edible tortoise plants.

Unsterilized females may lay sterile or fertilized eggs. Purposefully incubating eggs only adds to pet overpopulation. Egg binding issues are possible but very rare. These issues make unsterilized females generally harder to adopt. All unaltered females adopted will be put on a list for sterilization in the future.

If you live in Nevada near Las Vegas, Pahrump, Reno, or Carson, Tortoise Group invites you to visit our website and fill out an Adoption Application. Due to federal and state laws Tortoise Group is only able to adopt to residents of Nevada. Tortoise Group is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization since 1982.

If you indicate a specific tortoise after you submit an application, we will do our best to match you up with the indicated tortoise. Due to size issues and habitat issues, not all tortoises are suitable for every yard.

Your tortoise is waiting!

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About Tortoise Group

About Our Shelter...

Tortoise Group's mission is to educate and advocate for the protection and well-being of the desert tortoise. While the desert tortoise is threatened in the wild, there are many homeless pet desert tortoises. We are the only group in Nevada addressing this issue, through education, public outreach and adoptions.

Tortoise Group is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization since 1982.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step to desert tortoise adoption is to fill in an application at http://www.tortoisegroup.org/adoption.php

A tortoise needs a burrow built to Tortoise Group safety standards, plants to eat, a water dish, and an escape proof yard. Fill out an Adoption Application first to find out how to get your yard ready! The adoption fee of $75 does go to help care for other homeless tortoises.
If you live in Las Vegas, we do a yard consultation to help you get ready.

If you live in Nevada near Las Vegas, Reno, or Elko, Tortoise Group invites you to visit our website and fill out an AdoptionApplication at http://www.tortoisegroup.org/adoption.php.

Due to federal and state laws Tortoise Group is only able to adopt to residents of Nevada.