Anyone on forum from Bucks/Montgomery Area in PA? Need info


Post   » Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:45 am

I am looking to adopt a baby male guinea pig for my Chirpy. He is a boar approx. 9 months old. I just had a few questions if someone responds back from the area. I sent an email to a shelter in Hatboro, PA I found through the Petfinder link. Thanks.


Post   » Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:09 am

Did you contact the 'Looking for Love' pet shelter?

I bought my C&C cage from them and it seemed like a nice shelter. A volunteer builds the cages and gives the profit to the shelter.

When I get a friend, I will be going to that shelter.


Post   » Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:58 pm

Yes, I did email 'Looking for Love' since the first time around I was looking for love in all the wrong places ..... such as Petco and Petsmart.

I was wondering if anyone on this forum had adopted through them. I emailed them as well to inquire about their cages I was wondering if I should build my own C&C or order one through them so they can get the donation. But money is so tight right now that if there's much of a difference I will build one. Would be a fun project. (I just haven't mentioned all this to my husband yet.) I keep him on a need to know basis when it comes to the GP especially about vet bills.....

I have to get a companion for our guinea pig ASAP it is cruel having him alone he is sooo bored I can tell. I definitely knew alot more about teddy bear hamsters than I do about GPs. I am learning fast though thanks to Guinea Lynx. First thing I learned was that everything the petstore told me was wrong and I mean everything...even the part about guinea pigs not biting. I've been biten more by GP the past 5 months than the four years I had my teddy bear hamster. But hey I would bite to if I was in solitary for five months. As a matter of fact I have started biting since I was laid off and I am home 24-7 with the children.....Actually many times I was biten it was when I was holding him and he just heard my 2 1/2 year old daughter. Maybe that is why I am biting too plus my hair is definitely thinning should I dose myself with Ivermectin?


Post   » Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:59 pm

Skin the Ivermectin and go for the Baytril.. In humans, it causes hallucinations.

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Post   » Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:38 pm

Have you been sniffing the ivermectim, E?

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Post   » Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:41 pm

I haven't had any direct experience with Looking for Love, but I adopted from their "sister rescue" Have-a-Heart in NJ. Kudos to you for looking to adopt a rescue piggy instead of buying from a petstore! I'm sure the Looking for Love folks can help you find a good match for your current pig.

I'd say if money is tight for you right now, build a C&C cage yourself. You can always make a donation directly to the rescue later.


Post   » Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:15 am

Thanks. Sounds like good advice. I saw a lot of great cages when viewing the slide show. Many by people on this forum. I'm almost positive I saw Nurgle somewhere on a site - is was that face & those paws. I was briefly inspired when I saw the theme cages. But I know if I start on that it will only slow things down. I need a lab I can work in late at night where I can hide it from my husband...Although I'll need his tools..If I could only get him on board he could build an awesome cage in no time.

Baytril sounded like good advice too....Maybe I'll slip my husband some and take advantage of him and his tools. You know for the cage building....jeez

spikes mom

Post   » Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:59 pm

I adopted my Spike and Hawk from Looking for Love. Jen communicated with me via e-mail and the process went very smoothly. My foster dad called me to make arrangements to meet and formally adopt our beautiful and healthy boys.

When I have more room, I would adopt 2 more!
I live in Bucks county near Montco border.


Post   » Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:09 pm

Wow, a Perkasie and a Hatboro person. I thought I was the only one from the Philadelphia area on this board!


Post   » Sat Jun 19, 2004 7:14 pm

Bucks county Spca often has guinea pigs. I adopted a 6 month old from them. Check them out...they seem to get lots of pigs.


Post   » Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:30 pm

I adopted my Cuddles from the sister rescue Have a Heart...and now i'm helping the organizer Marci as much as possible. I've turned into a piggy fanatic! lol.

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Post   » Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:07 pm

MommyofGus, I'm from the Philly area too! I grew up in Bensalem and after I graduated high school, my parents moved back into Philly (northeast). I'm hoping to move back there, if I can ever convince my west coast-native boyfriend that winter snow and summer humidity is not life-threatening.


Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:21 am

JennyLynn, what part of the NE? That's where I'm from!!

If you move back here, that means I can have a piggie-obsessed friend.

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GL Junkie

Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:46 am

Parkwood. About 10 minutes from the NE Airport.
My brother just graduated from Father Judge HS.


Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:00 pm

I have three good choices then - Looking for Love, Have a Heart and Bucks SPCA. I emailed Jenn (LFL) my application last week and purchased supplies to start working on my first C&C cage. I might incorporate Chirpy's current cage into the final complex.

I live on the border of Warminster & Warrington. Glad to read there are fellow GP lovers around here - my family thinks I am going weird (er).

Any suggestions for local feed store or farm here in Bucks Co.?


Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:03 pm

Ange1icflowers I saw a male GP I really like, Shrek, is he still up for adoption through Have a Heart? I did email through the link on the petfinder page.

Do you live in New Jersey? I use to live in Cherry Hill before moving to Bucks County.


Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:22 pm

Jennylynn, I'm practically neighbors with your parents. I'm from Fox Chase, which isn't far from Parkwood at all.

I know people who just graduated from Judge. Actually, while I was in highschool, about 95% of my male friends went to Judge. I went to Nazareth.

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Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:54 pm

That is so funny, my cousin goes to Nazareth! And one of the ladies that my mom works with lives in Fox Chase! Small world, eh?

If I can convince my boyfriend to move back there, we'll have to hang out and do pig-related things. Like building little shrines out of romaine and whatnot. ;)


Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:20 pm

Yes he is still up for adoption. Please email Marci for an application.

I live In Maple Shade actually! i swear it's a small world.


Post   » Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:36 pm

How hard can it be to convince someone to move out of Vegas? I would think it's a nice place to visit, not to live....esp in the summertime. Yech.

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