Save a Homeless Guinea Pig!
People are often unaware that a local shelter has guinea pigs, or that a guinea pig rescue is located nearby. In many parts of the country, hundreds of rescued guinea pigs need homes.
Rescues are generally familiar with an animal's temperament and health. Animals are surrendered for many reasons. You'll often find young socialized guinea pigs or a sweet middle-aged pair needing a home.
In contrast, pet store pigs are often ill or incorrectly sexed, increasing the odds of unintentionally purchasing a breeding pair or a young pregnant sow (sows can become pregnant as early as four weeks of age).
So do your homework (read all about guinea pigs!) and and if you decide guinea pigs (best in pairs) are the pets for you and your family, choose to adopt! Read: Is a Guinea Pig Right for You?
So You Want To Adopt A Guinea Pig by Jackie Smith-Burns is a great place to start.
Consider honoring a beloved guinea pig by supporting your local rescue.
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Check These Lists For More Guinea Pigs
- www.gpan.net (Guinea Pig Adoption Network)
- www.theguineapigforum.co.uk (UK Rescue Locator)
- www.petfinder.com (choose "small and furry")
Don't forget to stop by your local Humane Society to see if they have a homeless guinea pig!
If you wish to list your rescue on this site, please see the Rescue Listings Guidelines.
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