Please read this entire page before clicking the link at the bottom
to visit our adoptable pet's listing. It will answer most, if not all,
of your questions! Thanks a bunch!
A Note About Kids & Cavies
Please, do not adopt any pet to teach your child "responsibility". It's almost always at the cost of the animal’s health and well being.
Is there an ideal age for a child to help care for a guinea pig? YES. 9 to 11.
Children under 9 years of age require constant supervision around guinea pigs. Of course it varies, however most young children treat piggys like toys. Guinea pigs scratch, nip and squirm and are often dropped by children. Guinea pigs have very fragile skeletal systems and unintentional accidents happen all the time! It's very difficult for children under 9 to safely handle most guinea pigs, resulting in broken limbs and yes, death.
Please also consider, guinea pigs live up to 8 years. Once your child enters high school at just 14, school activities will increase dramatically and they're interests will change. In the mid-to-late teens, kids don't have time for their piggys and what college freshman has guinea pigs in their dorm? Literally...None.
Let's just be honest here...If you chose to adopt a guinea pig for your family, it's YOUR pet, NOT your child's! Don't come crying to us when they lose interest!
Adopting a Guinea Pig
In an effort to match the right pigs with the right family, our adoption process includes an application, a brief phone interview, educational information, and an adoption agreement (contract).
To start the process, please complete the application by clicking HERE.
Cavies are herd animals and are happiest and healthiest with a pal. We rarely adopt out singles, unless they are unbonded and a "buddy" for your lonely piggy at home.
We never adopt babies or altered pigs alone, they must have a friend.
Adoption Donations are as follows:
Age Single/Buddy* Pair Adult Cavies 1 to 4 years $30 $50 Baby Cavies Under 1 year $35 $60 Neutered Cavies sexually altered $35 $55 Senior Cavies 5 years and older $20 $35
Welcome Home Kit
Each cavy adopted from Piggie Poo Rescue goes home with a "Welcome Home Kit" with lots of great information!
C&C Cages are Required
Piggie Poo has minimum housing requirements that are best met with a C&C (cube & coroplast) cages. Click here to learn more...
Please purchase your supplies at our Squeek Shop! Support the Rescue!
Most pet store employees are not cavy experts, regardless of what they might claim, and they are trained to sell products, many of which are not in the best interests of your pet or are simply a waste of money.
Perfect examples of wasteful and harmful products include the ever popular vitamin C drops, "exercise" balls and treats with yogurt or seeds.
The Squeek Shop at the Rescue stocks a full line of Piggie Poo recommended guinea pig products that you can purchase at the time of adoption, or anytime really! We have C&C habitats in a variety of colors and sizes, housing accessories, hay, pellets, bedding and fun piggy related novelties 100% of all proceeds from the sale of merchandise directly supports the rescue. Click HERE.
Welcome Back Policy
Piggie Poo Rescue is vested in all of our foster animals for life. If for ANY reason you are no longer willing or able to care for your adopted pets, you are contractually obligated to return them to the rescue as per your Adoption Agreement.