Our Adoption Process

We encourage you to visit our Guinea Pig Care page and read through our Care Guide first for everything you need to know about welcoming a guinea pig into your home and providing them with the best care for a long and happy life.

Step 1: Fill out an online Application here.

If you are under 18 years old, you must have a parent fill out the application with you. We do require an adult to be the primary caretaker and point of contact. 

Your application will be reviewed and an adoptions coordinator will get back to you within 48 hrs.

Step 2: Email us a photo of your complete cage set up so we can make sure our minimum space requirements are met. You can email it to  socalguineapigrescue@gmail.com

 

If you haven't purchased a cage and supplies yet, visit our Cage Guide page for square footage and links for places to purchase. Contact us with any questions, we are happy to help.

Step 3: Once approved, arrangements will be made for you to meet with an experienced volunteer and your new pigs. During the meeting your volunteer will answer any questions you may have as well as give you a nail trimming demonstration and if adopting a boar, a boar cleaning.

We adopt our guinea pigs in pairs so if you see a pair or trio, they are bonded and cannot be split up. We only adopt single pigs out as a mate for other pigs.  If you are interested in one of our adoptable single pigs, but you don't have a pig, we can try and pair them internally or with another pig from a neighbor rescue.

 

If you are looking for a mate for your single pig, we will put you on the invite list for what we call our "Boar (or Sow) Speed Dating" event, hosted once a month.

Our adoption fees are $35 for a single pig and $65 for a pair and $95 for a trio. All adoption fees go directly to the care of our guinea pigs.

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