Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue
FREE nail clipping,
FREE health checks,
FREE match making services for lonely guinea pigs! (same sex only)
Health check appointments are for ALL piggies – so even if your guinea pig was not adopted from here you are still most welcome to come for a health check, nail clip and ear cleaning and perhaps pick up some discounted supplies.
Make your appointment now!
The more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is by protection of man from the cruelty of other man.... Ghandi
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As well as caring for the guinea pigs in the shelter (100+) we also provide care for many many others that pass through the shelter for free health checks. We actively improve the lives of those little ones by advising on correct care and also through our health screenings where we pick up on issues that may otherwise have gone unnoticed.
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Please don't buy a guinea pig from a pet store. Why Adopt?
Please don't buy a guinea pig from a pet store but adopt from a rescue. Petco and Petsmart as well as small local shops sell guinea pigs that come from huge breeding facilities just like puppy mills.
Many of these poor pigs are sick when purchased. We have heard and seen horror stories about sick and dying babies. We have also have seen way too many guinea pigs fresh from the pet store come through our door with horrible upper respiratory infections and ringworm, lice and mite infections.
You are NOT rescuing by buying the animal from a store. Adopt, please don't buy! If you have a similar experience with a pet store we want to hear from you! Email us through the contact form
8LA Guinea Pig Rescue and Adoption located in Chatsworth, CA, 91311. We are a NO kill private shelter. All our guinea pigs are located at our Chatsworth facility At any time we usually have about 85+ guinea pigs available and some of those may be babies.
We require appointments for adoptions, supply pick ups and health checks.
See how we treated Julius's Bumblefoot infection.
Two young sisters rescued from a laboratory June 2016. These beautiful girls want to remind you that red eyes are ravishing!!! And YES! These two were adopted.
*NEW* Animal Birthday Parties on the Ranch
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Book a Bubble Bath for your Piggies!
Bathing and Grooming appointments now available on Saturdays and occasionally other days. $25 minimum suggested donation for two pigs, $15 for a single pig. Long hair grooming and trimming $25 per pig. Includes all the things we do and check for during a regular wellness check and nail clip. Scott made a funny video explaining the perfect bath.
Children and Guinea Pigs
If you are interested in adopting for your children you must read this first before deciding that a guinea pig is the right pet for your family You may decide that a guinea pig is not for you after reading this information kindly provided by Cavy Spirit,
Kids and Guinea Pigs
Hercules the Really Really Big & Huge Hunk of Love! This Video went Viral!
Tour the Rescue
This video will give you a good idea of where our guinea pigs live and how we care for them.
All proceeds of the sale of this necklace on Amazon goes to help our guinea pigs!
And this Guinea Pig necklace one is on Ebay - 100% of proceeds to the rescue
Check Out Our Guinea Pig Blog
We added a blog to preserve our more interesting Facebook posts
Giant Guinea Pigs - have you seen one? Do you own or know one?
Read more and help us collect information
Things we need are on our Wishlist
We were at KTLA promoting the rescue!
Guinea Pig Savvy Vets
Dr Jody Milburn – Animal Hospital of Thousand Oaks 1772 Avenida de Los Arboles
Suit F, Thousand Oaks 91362 805 493 5540
Dr. Anne Dueppen at VCA McClave Animal Hospital 6950 Reseda Bl Reseda
Dr Sari Kanfer at the Exotic Animal Care Center – 2121 East Foothill Blvd, Pasadena CA 91107
phone # (626) 405-1777
Dr Fowell at East Ventura Animal Hospital - 10225 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 9300 Phone: (805) 647-8430
Dr Robert Goldman at Veterinary Care Center www.veterinarycarecenter.com
6455 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles CA, 90038
323 919 6666
Or try the Orange County Cavy Haven veterinarian page. (fyi - we have no 1st hand experience with the vets in this on that page and can only wholeheartedly recommend the three vets above)
Do You Have a Super Sized Scared Cuy Guinea Pig?
Watch the videos below to determine. And read more here. If you do we need to hear from you!
Going Away? Need Boarding?
Please consider spending a little each month to get your guinea pig insured. Taking a guinea pig to the vet can cost as much as taking a dog or cat.
Emergency visits can run over $800
$7000 annual coverage.
$50 out of pocket per incident
$84 annual cost to insure one guinea pig
5% off for two pigs so annual for 2 is $159.60 OR $13 per month for two pigs!
Call New Enrollments 800-872-7387
Guinea Pigs Love Company
Guinea Pigs are social creatures that thrive in the company of other pigs.
Because of this we do not re home single guinea pigs unless the animal is to be a companion for the guinea pig (s) you already have.
So please count on adopting at least a pair or trio of guinea pigs. We only adopt out same sex pairs or neutered male/female pairs.
Need to Surrender your
Does Your Guinea Pig Chirp like a Bird?
It is very rare to catch a pig Chirping, let alone two in one day! Raquel and Crescent treated us to a concert and we were lucky to be there and film both. Both on the same day, two hours apart. Enjoy!
Filmed on 27 september 2014
This is what Ringworm looks like in a guinea pig.
Guinea Pig Cages
The typical pet store cages are NOT OK for guinea pigs – even the XL versions. For this reason we (and every other guinea pig rescue that does it right) do not allow adoptions unless an approved cage will be used to house the animals. If this is a problem for you then we suggest you look into adopting a different animal altogether, preferably one that will not be restricted to a cage or is happy with a smaller living arrangement like a hamster (even though hamsters do need more space than the tiny cages pet shops have you believe are ok.) It is our job to make sure the pigs will live in an appropriate cage that will keep them healthy and happy. Guinea pigs need specific cages. So do not buy a cage yet till you have read the cage requirements.
We have two have types of cages at $60 suggested donation. Look here for more info Guinea Pig Cages.
We speak from experience. We have been caring for and rescuing guinea pigs for over 17 years.