Are you interested in turtles and tortoises?
      Do you have one or want to adopt one?
           Do you want to learn more about caring for them?
                 Do you want to meet other "turtle people" and share stories?

PLEASE JOIN US in our quest to RESCUE and rehabilitate turtles in our community, FOSTER turtles until they are ready for ADOPTION, and care for our wonderful shelled friends.
The public is always welcome at our meetings on the second Sunday of most months. Click Membership and Meetings for more information.



The Rio Grande Turtle and Tortoise Club is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the care, conservation and preservation of chelonians.

We work with individuals, organizations, veterinarians, as well as local, state and federal agencies to find suitable species-specific homes for chelonians in need.

Through our education programs we are able to better inform shelters and pet stores in the proper husbandry and identification of turtles and tortoises in their care.