The more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is by protection of man from the cruelty of other man.... Ghandi
Adoptions and Free Health Checks / Nail Clips
LA 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 200+ guinea pigs available and some of those may be babies.
We require appointments for adoptions, supply pick ups and health checks.
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Our YouTube channel has tons of video with care information that you cannot miss out on. I know for sure that there is something there you didn't know and will be glad you visited!
Read all about the HUGE guinea Pig Rescue we did in North California in November, 2017
Please don't buy a guinea pig from a pet store. Why Adopt?
Part of our mission is to educate. Know this, guinea pigs bought from pet stores come from commercial suppliers that operate huge factory like warehouses with row upon row of breeding animals. Pet stores place orders and babies are bred, born and shipped with not a thought for their well being. And don't for one second think these animals receive any more than the most basic of care. Adopt from a local rescue, do not contribute to the misery of these guinea pig mills.
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
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.
Please consider bringing some veggies as a donation for all our rescue piggies when you come!
Make your appointment now!
Our EIN is
Please help the North CA 700!
WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT - WE ARE NOT THERE YET!
If you want to send supplies please send to
Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue
10856 Farralone Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Or buy something off our amazon Wish list that we have updated with the emergency supplies we need.
YouCaring Fund Raiser - we need help!
Our Amazon Wish List
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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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Tour the Rescue
This video will give you a good idea of where our guinea pigs live and how we care for them.
Our Exclusive Design Guinea Pig Phone Cases, Socks and Jewelry for sale on Amazon
These are own own exclusive design coffee mugs and cell phone cases. Right now we have them for iPhone and Galaxy phones.
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.
Animal Rescue Birthday Parties on the Ranch
Our Facebook Page
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.
Guinea Pigs Love Company
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!
Going Away? Need Boarding?
We recommend the Guinea Pig Hotel in Northridge run by Kate who is also a trusted volunteer.
Guinea Pigs Need 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. It is not fair to have a single guinea pig. She will be extremely lonely and we also believe it can shave of years off their natural lifespan which is 6 - 8 yrs.
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.
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 do an adoption unless an approved cage will be used to house the animals. If this is a problem and you really cannot find the space for a good cage 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 18 years.
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, Suite F
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone# (805) 493 5540
Dr. Anne Dueppen - Conejo Valley Vet Clinic
3580 Willow Lane
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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
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!
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! Make sure to turn up your volume!
Filmed on 27 september 2014
We have all the supplies you need for your piggies!
Pine shavings $15 for a giant bag
Pig Lover Tees are Back!
Email us if you want a Tshirt shipped.
Ebay account required.
This is what Ringworm looks like in a guinea pig.