Thursday, March 19, 2015

March is Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

March is Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month. Guinea Pigs are awesome small pets with personalities that pack a punch! And yes, there are plenty of Guinea Pigs out there in search of their forever family. Where can you find one of these cute little critters? Why, at your local animal shelter! There may even be a local Guinea Pig or Small Animal Rescue in your area that specializes in Guinea Pig care and adoption. You can check Petfinder for adoptable Guinea Pigs in your area any time.

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Keeping a Guinea Pig as a pet is not as easy as it might sound. I don't want to discourage anyone, but they take special care that is different than a cat or a dog. Guinea pigs eat lots of food (mostly hay and veggies), they poop (a lot), and they are very vocal! They enjoy spending time outdoors, supervised of course. And they have a lot of fun and love to offer too!

So, in honor of Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month here are a couple of adoptable Guinea Pigs found on Petfinder to celebrate!

Sandra - Round Rock, TX

Need some princess in your life? Check out this cutie! Her name is Sandra and she's super special. Sandra has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. It just causes her to tilt a little and have jerky movements, so no big deal. It's not a fatal condition, and it won't get worse over the course of her lifetime. Sandra will just be a little different than other normal guinea pigs. Who wants to be plain and boring normal anyways? 


Sandra is available for adoption from Austin Guinea Pig Rescue. View Sandra's Petfinder profile here

Daniel - Springfield, VA

Daniel was brought to Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue after his human passed away. He misses his human very much, but is currently in foster care. He is a happy and healthy guinea pig that enjoys cuddling on the couch. He doesn't care to be picked up much, so it might be best if he went to a home without small children. Daniel is looking for a family that also has a special girl-pig to be his friend. Many Guinea Pigs do great with friends. 




Humphrey - San Francisco, CA

Humphrey is one cool dude with some amazing markings! He looks like 2 different guinea pigs when viewed from each of his adorable sides. He is gentle, calm, easy to handle, and friendly. He does have a friend that he would love to be adopted with too. 


Yep - that's the same guinea pig! He is available for adoption from San Francisco Animal Care and Control. You can view Humphrey's Petfinder profile here

Nala - Warr Acres, OK

Nala is a beautiful little piggy girl who is very shy and skittish. She's young at a ripe age of one year, so she has plenty of time to come out of her shell. It is suspected that Nala was not given much attention from her previous humans. She would really love a family of her own. Maybe even one that already has a guinea pig that she can be friends with. 


Nala is available for adoption from Safe Haven Animal Rescue. View her adoption profile here

Apple - South Bend, IN

Apple is a young guinea pig, estimated at younger than 6 months old. She's a little skittish, but is settling down nicely. Apple is still young and should adjust well to a new family. She is sweet and shy, but gets along with her other guinea pig cagemates. 



Nala is available for adoption from Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc. You can check out her adoption profile here

Happy Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month! We hope many piggies find their forever family this March. Have you ever kept a Guinea Pig as a pet? 

22 comments:

  1. I hope a lot of this fabulous little friends find a new home. It's great to have a piggy on your side :o)
    easy rider

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  2. Hopefully these guys all find great forever homes. Do you own any guinea pigs? Why do you think they would or would not work in your family? I never am sure about whether I should integrate a small animal into a household with large animals like my dane...
    Thanks for sharing!
    www.southernfolly.com

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    1. I have not ever had a Guinea Pig before, but have cared for plenty of them at the vet hospital. I think so many people adopt them and don't realize what kind of care they need, because most of the time when they were sick it was because of poor husbandry. Sometimes, their people aren't even aware that they eat a mostly hay diet. They would take a lot of clean up, because they are always pooping as they should be. Great Danes are really gentle dogs, and I have found that Shiner gets along well with small animals. But, they aren't for all dogs of course.

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  3. What a group of cuties! It seems like when I was a kid, everyone had guinea pigs, but we never did. I guess I don't know much about them....I didn't know they liked to go outside!

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    1. Sure! They can go outside and eat some grass. With supervision of course!

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  4. We didn't know it was a special month but we sure hope those special cuties get to go home soon!

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  5. I always had them growing up, they are very sweet and live a lot longer than mice, gerbils and hamsters.

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    1. Cool! Gerbils actually live about the same span as guinea pigs... maybe just a year or two less. They have a surprisingly long lifespan compared to other similar pets.

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  6. I used to have guinea pigs when I was a child, they are SO adorable!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  7. They’re cute little things. I used to be furrends with one on Twitter—@DottieGP. Sady she went OTRB last year.

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  8. How cute and OMD Sandra is a stunner. Wishing them all good luck. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. The mom always wanted a guinea pig when she was a kid. She had hamsters instead. We hope those cuties all find homes.

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  10. Although I love and adore your pigs Ann, I don't believe I am quite ready for my very own. But when I saw cute little Daniel - and realized he lives in Springfield, VA - I will make sure to tell the folks at the Pet Resort - surely they know someone who might be interested in giving that cutie his forever home! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hey- that's perfectly OK! Is it Springfield that you live in? I knew you were in VA. When I do these, I search random cities for pets. I think I used Richmond to find Daniel...

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  11. I had no clue is was Adopt a Guinea Pig month. I love guinea pigs. I had one when I was 13 and I loved her dearly. She used to lay next to me when I was reading on my bed, and she'd crawl up my shirt sleeve and go to sleep. I still miss her! Hope all those cute piggies get homes soon.

    --Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  12. OMG, they are all so adorable! We had two guinea piggies (Pepper and Taffy) when I was a kid. I loved them so much. :)

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  13. I've always really liked guinea pigs but have never owned one, mainly because I've had cats my whole adult life. If I ever were in a situation of not being able to have a kitty, I would really want a guinea pig. I sure hope these ones get loving forever homes. It's so good that you provided information that they should be eating hay and require some work.

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  14. I had four guinea pigs growing up. They were amazing little animals, with distinct personalities. It saddens me that so many end up in need of rescue.

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  15. Well, those little guys are just fabulous. I wonder if MomFOD would let me adopt one... - Crepes.

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