On this page I have listed the cavy rescuers that I know of. At the House Rabbit Society's page is a list of rabbit rescues. Visit them, or contact any of the groups below; they may help you (yes you!) get the idea that you could be a rescuer too. But recognize that this is, unfortunately, a thankless job. The hours are long, the pay is terrible and your only reward is when you get a piggie kiss from one of the little ones that you've saved.
|Organization Name||Address||Phone||e-mail Address|
|Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue (Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.)||Northern Virginia||Not given||Judi|
|Jack Pine Guinea Pig Rescue||26515 Apollo Street NE|
Stacy, MN 55079
|Best Little Rabbit, Rodent & Ferret House||14325 Lake City Way NE|
Seattle, WA 98125
|The Home for Unwanted and Abandoned Guinea Pigs|
|Dallas County Cavy Rescue||9539 Circlewood,|
Dallas TX 75217
|Guinea Pig Rescue of Austin||P.O. Box 3405|
Austin TX 78764-3405
|Heartland Cavy Rescue||Kansas City KS Area||(913) 422-4175||Lutricia|
|Guinea Pig Adoption Network||GPAN WebSite||none||GPAN|
|Cavy Rescue International||P.O.Box 405|
|The Warren House Rabbit Sanctuary and Guinea Pig Rescue||1045 Pennoyer Avenue|
Grand Haven, Michigan 49419
|The Critter Corral||PO Box 291|
|Utah Cavy Breeders Association (UCBA)||None||(801) 967-1563||Merrill|
|Mrs. G's Guinea Pig Rescue||22824 Myrtle Drive|
Eagle River AK 99577
|Cavy Haven Guinea Pig Rescue & Adoption||Abbotsford B. C.|
|Bakersfield Guinea Pig Rescue||Bakersfield CA||(661) 834-7121||Kerri|
|Cavy Care Inc.|| 4343 S. Jasper St.|
Aurora CO 80015-4425
| (303) 693-4630 or |
Fax: (303) 699-8744
|Cavy Companions||Bellevue, Washington||(425) 226-4987||Mary|
The young pup playfully nipped at the older one. "Look! Something wonderful is happening!" The older dog stood up and barked, "Quickly. Get over to the path."
"That's not my owner," whined the pup, but he did as he was told.
Thousands of pets surged forward as a figure in white walked on the path toward the bridge. As the glowing figure passed each animal, that animal bowed it's head in love and respect. The figure finally approached the bridge, and was met by a menagerie of joyous animals. Together, they all walked over the bridge and disappeared.
The young pup was still in awe. "Was that an angel?" he whispered.
"No, son." The older dog replied. "That was more than an angel. That was a person who worked rescue."
Here is information from Lee, who has been running the Home for Unwanted Cavies for 16 years.
How to Start a Guinea Pig Rescue
How to Adopt Out a Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig Release Form
Guinea Pig Adoption Application
Guinea Pig Adoption Contract
Guinea Pig Foster Home Contract
My web site also contains these pages: Outline of Guinea Pig Care
Where (Not) to Get a Guinea Pig
Children and Guinea Pigs
Guinea Pig Overpopulation and How to Find a Home for Yours
Guinea Pigs in the Classroom
I hope that by use of these adoption materials, more people may help unwanted and abandoned, homeless guinea pigs find permanent, loving, humane homes through responsible rescue and adoption.
- Lee, Director,
The Home for Unwanted and Abandoned Guinea Pigs
The Guinea Pig Rescue Ring