Guinea Pig Care Services
In an effort to support the guinea pigs and guinea pig parents all across Southern California, we offer the following guinea pig care services for a small donation.
All Boarding and Grooming fees go back to supporting our rescue pigs.
Hog Hotel Boarding
Note* Holidays and Summer vacation months (June, July, August) book up about two months ahead of time and when we are full, we disable the form. Get your requests in early if you know you'll be traveling to secure your spots. Thank you!
We can take care of your fur babes while you are away! Please fill out our online Boarding Request Form here with your requested dates and the number of pigs you would like to check in. We will contact you to confirm and discuss your guinea pig's specific care and accommodation needs.
Rates: start at $20 per day for a single, $25 per day for a pair and $30 for a trio
Pick up and drop off service may be arranged for an extra donation.
We have four volunteers that provide boarding in their homes. Two are located in Orange County and two are located in Los Angeles County.
The rescue provides a midwest or C&C habitat, bedding, hay, veggies and daily vitamin C. If your guinea pigs eat a pellet food other than Oxbow essentials, we ask that you pack that to avoid upset stomachs.
You are welcome to send along a favorite blanket, bed, toy, treat etc.
We ask that you bring them in a secure pet carrier, as opposed to a cardboard box, plastic tote bin etc.
We ask for 75% of the boarding fee to be paid in advance because unfortunately, we need to be prepared for the possibility of abandonment.
Your boarding fee is a tax deductible donation and we can provide a receipt upon request.
Your boarding donation is one of the ways we earn revenue to do our life saving work, we appreciate you supporting us in our mission!
Anti-Fungal Bath for Ringworm
Guinea pigs don't usually need baths but sometimes special circumstances like ringworm, dermatitis or a particularly rough entry or stay at the animal shelter prior to adoption will necessitate grooming intervention from humans. Long-haired guinea pigs can be prone to matting and may need regular trims.
We offer the following specialty baths listed below, or a basic bath and blow-dry for a $40 donation.
Nail trims and boar cleanings need to be done every 4-8 weeks. We can show you how, or do it for you for a $20 donation.
Contact Us here to request grooming services.
Shelter Be Gone Bath: A special package for piggies just adopted from the shelter that includes a bath, topical treatment of any scratches or scabs, mite treatment, dermatitis treatment (if necessary), fur trim (if necessary), nail trim, boar cleaning and blow dry.
Anti-Fungal Bath: A medicated bath used in conjunction with topical or oral medication to treat ringworm.
At least one bath per week is recommended until skin and fur are totally healed.
Peruvian Package: Includes detangling bath, trim and mat removal if necessary, nail trim, boar cleaning, brush out and blow dry.
Basics: Nail Trims and Boar Cleanings. Recommended monthly - roughly every 4-8 weeks depending on the pig.
Georgie Before and After His "Shelter Be Gone Bath"