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Guinea Pig Rescue Directory: USA, Canada, UK, Australia

Published: 9/2/2012 | Author: HappyCavy | Updated: 1/29/2018

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Ask Hammy

I’m wondering where your humans find new pigs when you are looking for mates?

You are all such a good looking bunch, Dot is great, so any helpful suggestions are most appreciated. I’m happy to drive great distances to find the right pig(s).

Karen in Euenge, Oregon

Hi, Karen!

Thanks for your wonderful question! And a very happy “hai there” to a fellow citizen of the Pacific Northwest!

Admittedly, it isn’t easy finding new guinea pigs to adopt in Oregon since our State is without a major guinea pig shelter or rescue organization that exclusively handles guinea pig adoptions. Because of this, our Humans have had to become quite adept at scouting for adoptable guinea pig. In fact, Human #1 keeps a running list on his computer machine of rescues and shelters that accept and re-home guinea pigs in the Northwest and beyond.

Update 2/27/2015: The Portland Guinea Pig Rescue

Portland, Oregon now has its own guinea pig rescue!

The Portland Guinea Pig Rescue is run by a small group of knowledgeable, dedicated volunteers. We should know. We adopted Winnie and Rosie from them!

Visit for adoption info, photos of available guinea pigs, and to make a donation if you feel compelled.


After some incessant wheeking on the part of the HappyCavies, Human #1 has agreed to help us put together this post of guinea pig rescue and shelter organizations where you can go to find guinea pigs to adopt.

The Where To Find Guinea Pigs To Adopt List is grouped into the following categories:

Online Directories: Online Guinea Pig Adoption Listings
Oregon & Pacific Northwest: Find Guinea Pigs To Adopt in Oregon
USA National: USA Guinea Pig Shelters
UK National: UK Guinea Pig Shelters (addition)
Australia: Guinea Pig Shelters Australia (addition)

I hope this list helps you in your search. Good luck! 😀

Each link is accurate as of the date this post was written. Please leave a comment if you find a broken link, know that a shelter or resource that no longer adopts or rescues guinea pigs.

Email us to add your rescue or shelter!

Updated: 3/7/2017

Online Listings USA

Adopt A Pet Online Search. An online pet adoption database.

Craigslist. The oldest, and arguably most-used, classified listing website available today. Your local Craiglist message board is a great way to start your search for guinea pigs in need of Forever Homes.

Guinea Pig Adoption Network. A classified service with guinea pig listings arranged by geographic location. Though not the easiest website to navigate, it boasts a large enough database to warrant further investigation.

Guinea Pig Finder. This website is an excellent go-to resources to find private adoptions, guinea pigs at rescues and shelters, and listings of guinea pig rescues and shelters around the world. Plus, the directory is carefully managed to exclude intentionally bred guinea pigs.

PetFinder. Pet Finders hosts a great online database of guinea pigs available for adoption around the world.

Pet Harbor. Another online pet adoption database.

Small Mammal Adoption Listings (USA) offers a free online listing service for guinea pigs and other small mammals. Adoptable animals are arranged according to US state, but you are also able to browse listings for nearly every country.


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Where To Find A Guinea Pig In Oregon & Beyond

The “Where To Find Guinea Pigs To Adopt” List wouldn’t be complete without a local resource for fellow Oregonians, so this section was moved almost straight to the top.

Below you will find a list of shelters and rescues in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho that shelter and re-home guinea pigs.

HappyCavy has verified that each organization listed in this section act to provide shelter and re-homing services for guinea pigs. If you don’t see an Oregon shelter listed below, chances are that they do not handle guinea pig adoptions. Please leave a comment for corrections or additions.

Oregon (OR):

Apollo Cavy Sanctuary (Salem)
Blue Mountain Humane Society (La Grande)
Bright Side Animal Center (Redmond) – formerly Humane Society of Redmond
Columbia Humane Society (St. Helens)
* adopts guinea pig on a “case by case” basis
Coos Bay Humane Society (Coos Bay)
* only adopts guinea pigs “in extreme circumstances”
Friends of the Animal Shelter (Ashland)
* not a “strong source for guinea pig rescue”
Green Hill Humane Society (Eugene)
Heartland Humane Society (Corvallis)
Home At Last Humane Society (The Dalles)
Humane Society of Central Oregon (Bend)
Humane Society of The Ochocos (Prinville)
Klamath Animal Shelter (Klamath Falls)
Oregon Humane Society (Portland Metro)
The Portland Guinea Pig Rescue (Portland, OR)
Safe Haven Humane Society (Tangent)

Idaho (ID):

Kootenai Humane Society (Hayden)
Idaho Humane Society (Boise, ID)

Washington State (WA):

Bigfoot Guinea Pig Rescue (Arlington)
Foggy Creek Cavy Rescue (Auburn)
Humane Society for Seattle & King County (Seattle)
Humane Society of Central Washington (Yakima)
Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County (Tacoma)
Kitsap Humane Society (Silverdale)
Seattle Animal Shelter (Seattle)
Spokane Humane Society (Spokane)


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Where To Find A Guinea Pig – USA & Canada

Other Resources

USA Rescue Organizations (Guinea Lynx)

USA Small Mammal Listings (

Canadian Rescue Organizations (Guinea Lynx)

Alabama (AL):

North Alabama Ferret and Small Animal Rescue (Florence)

Alaska (AK):

Daisy Acres Critter Services (Fairbanks)
Haines Animal Rescue (Haines)

Arizona (AZ):

Humane Society of Southern Arizona (Tucson)
Piggie Poo Guinea Pig Rescue (Phoenix)

Arkansas (AR):

Texarkana Guinea Pig Rescue (Texarkana)

California (CA):

Cavy House Guinea Pig Rescue (La Honda)
Cavy Spirit Guinea Pig Rescue (San Francisco Bay Area)
Cavy World (El Sobrante, CA)
Coastside Cavy (Pacifica)
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary (French Camp)
LA Guinea Pig Rescue (Los Angeles)
North Star Rescue (San Francisco)
Orange County Cavy Haven (Garden Grove)
Wee Companions Small Animal Adoption Inc. (San Diego)
Rabbit & Pocket Pet Adoptions (San Fernando Valley)

Colorado (CO):

Cavy Care Inc. (Denver & Aurora)
Foohills Animal Shelter (Golden)

Connecticut (CT):

The Critter Connection (Durham)

Delaware (DE):

Hope Habitat Small Animal Rescue (Milton)

Florida (FL):

Crazy Cavies Guinea Pig Rescue (Coral Springs)
H.A.L.O Rescue (Indian River County)
Luv-A-Pet Rescue (Royal Palm Beach)
Piggyville (Tampa)
Pigs and Buns Small Animal Rescue (Tampa Bay Area)

Georgia (GA):

South Atlanta Guinea Pig Rescue (Atlanta)

Hawaii (HI):

Hawaiian Humane Society (Honolulu)
Hawaii Island Humane Society (Kailua-Kona)

Idaho (ID): See Oregon and Beyond Section

Illinois (IL):

The Critter Corral (Steger)

Indiana (IN):

Camp Cavy Rescue (Michigan City)
Rescued Guinea Pigs Inc. (Sellersburg)
EARPS Exotic Animal Rescue (Brownsburg)
Wheekers Guinea Pig Rescue (Valparaiso)

Iowa (IA):

This Little Pig E Guinea Pig Rescue (Waterloo)
Furry Friends Refuge (Des Moines)

Kansas (KS):

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter (Manhattan)
Helping Hands Humane Society, Inc. (Topeka)

Kentucky (KY):

Woodford Humane Society (Versailles)

Louisiana (LA):

For the Love of Rats Rescue (Walker)
Magic Happens Rescue (Baton Rouge)
River Region Animal Rescue (Walker)
WAIF NOLA (New Orleans)

Maine (ME):

Tender Heart Guinea Pig Rescue (Bangor)

Maryland (MD):

Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue
Small Angels Rescue (Frederick)

Massachusetts (MA):

Methuen Adoption Center Nevins Farm (Methuen)

Michigan (MI):

Tiny Paws Rescue (Warren)
Rabbit and Small Animal Rescue (Westland, Oak Park, Romulus)
West Michigan Critter Haven (Grand Rapids Area)

Minnesota (MN):

Happy Tails Rescue (Maple Grove)
Lovely Cavy Sanctuary and Rescue (Sauk Center)
Minnesota Pocket Pet Rescue (Twin Cities)

Mississippi (MS):

Lelebugz Guineaz Caviary Guinea Pig (Biloxi)
Mississippi Animal Rescue League (Jackson)

Missouri (MO):

Humane Society of Missouri (St. Louis)

Montana (MT):

Humane Society of Western Montana (Missoula)

Nebraska (NE):

Nebraska Humane Society (Omaha)

Nevada (NV):

CARE & Reno Small Animal Rescue (Fernley)
Reno Small Animal Rescue & Reptile (Reno)
Nevada SPCA (Las Vegas)

New Hampshire (NH): Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire (Bedford)

New Jersey (NJ):

Guinea Pig Rescue of Ocean County (Ocean County)
North Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue (Budd Lake)

New Mexico (NM):

Albuquerque Animal Welfare (Albuquerque)

New York (NY):

My Hope’s In You Small Animal Rescue (Poughkeepsie)
Oswego County Guinea Pig Rescue (Pennellville)

North Carolina (NC):

Carolina Pet Rescue (Durham)

North Dakota (ND):

Circle of Friends Humane Society (Grand Forks)

Ohio (OH):

Alchemy Acres (Salem)
CJ’s Cavy Caves and Guinea Pig Rescue (Uniontown)
Sparks Small Animal Rescue (Pataskala)

Oklahoma (OK):

Happy Acres Animal Sanctuary (Sulphur)

Oregon (OR): See Oregon and Beyond Section

Pennsylvania (PA):

Judge’s Park (New Castle)
Little Fur Ball Guinea Pig Rescue (Harleysville)
Maryland Guinea Pig Rescue (Serving MD, N. Virginia, & Southern PA)
Wheek Care Guinea Pig Rescue (New Kensington/Pittsburgh Area)

Rhode Island (RI):

The Rhode Island SPCA (East Providence)
Providence Animal Rescue League (Providence)

South Carolina (SC):

Cullen’s Archangel Rescue (Columbus)

South Dakota(SD):

Sioux Falls Humane Society (Sioux Falls)
Western Hills Humane Society (Spearfish)

Tennessee (TN):

Guardian Angel Pet Rescue (Collierville)
Knoxville Guinea Pig Rescue (Knoxville)

Texas (TX):

Austin Guinea Pig Rescue (Austin)
Second Chance Cavy Rescue (San Antonio)
Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue (Lewisville)
Precious Critters Pet Rescue (Spring)

Utah (UT):

Best Friends Animal Society (Kanab)
OC Small Paws (Hurricane)
Utah Humane Society (Murray)

Vermont (VT):

Turtle Hill Farm Animal Sanctuary (Woodstock)

Virginia (VA):

Cave Spring Piggie Rescue (Roanoke)
Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue
Peninsula Guinea Pig Rescue (Peninsula Region)

Washington State (WA): See Oregon and Beyond Section

Washington, DC:

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue

West Virginia (WV):

Kanawha-Charleston Humane (Charleston)

Wisconsin (WI):
K&R Small Animal Sanctuary (Appleton)
Underdog Pet Rescue (Monona)
Wisconsin Guinea Pig Rescue (Madison)
Wisconsin Humane Society (Racine)

Wyoming (WY):

Lit’l Bit of Love Animal Rescue and Sanctuary (Carpenter)


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Where To Find A Guinea Pig – UK

UK Rescue Organizations from GuineaLynx

April Lodge Guinea Pig Rescue (Kent, UK)
Bobtails and Guinea Pig Rescue (Surrey, UK)
GBH Rescue (Beckenham, Kent, UK)
Guinea Pig Rescue Centres (All counties, UK)
* a directory of guinea pig shelters, not all links work
HULA Animal Rescue (Aspley Guise, UK)
Little Brambles Guinea Pig Rescue (South Devon, UK)
North East Guinea Pig Rescue (North East, UK)
Palace Piggie Rescue (Crawley, West Sussex, UK)
RSPCA West Suffolk (Edmonds, UK)
Wheek & Squeak Guinea Pig Rescue (Bishops Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire, UK)


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Where To Find A Guinea Pig – Australia

Australian Cavy Sanctuary Website unavailable
Australian Online Pet Rescue Database
Cavy Central Guinea Pig Rescue (New South Wales)
Porsche’s Rescue for Small Animals (Sydney)
Cavy Angel’s Guinea Pig Rescue (Gold Coast Elanora)
The Fox Resistance (Brisbane)
Gold Coast Guinea Pig Rescue
Guinea Pig Australia
* search by state, includes all animals in some states
Small Paws Guinea Pig Rescue (Perth, Western Australia)


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Where To Find A Guinea Pig – New Zealand

Auckland Cavy Care Rescue (Auckland)


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