When we say we have a lot of guinea pigs right now... we have A LOT of guinea pigs!! Exactly how many? THIRTY ONE. Yeah, 31 guinea pigs available for adoption. And that doesn't even count the seventeen (17!) in foster, which includes some pregnant ones, and moms with babies. We have guinea pigs set up all over the shelter, and while we do love to be wheeked at as we walk around, we're sure they would muuuuch rather be wheeking at their adoptive families from the comfort of their new homes.
Consider this an official plea for help: ADOPT A GUINEA PIG! Or two, if they're a bonded pair! Or three, because yeah we even have one bonded trio! Share with friends and family and neighbors who have been considering acquiring a guinea pig, and may not know guinea pigs can be adopted from shelters!
Guinea pigs make great pets and they really are so fun. Need an excuse to go to the farmer's market? Well guinea pigs need fresh greens and herbs and it's fun to shop for them. Is your home too quiet? Guinea pig noises are so soothing, what with the gentle rustle as they nose around in their timothy hay, or start wheeking every time they hear the fridge open. Looking for a lap-sized pet to watch a movie or tv show with you? Hellooooo guinea pigs can snuggle!
Peruse these photos, and then peruse our webpage to see all our available guinea pigs. If you want to adopt, send in a questionnaire! We can even schedule a browse visit, so you can come in to visit all our available guinea pigs to help you select one (or two.. or that bonded trio!) to adopt into your family.
The adoption questionnaires can be found here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps/forms, or you can email us at [email protected] if that form gives you any trouble.
To view all our available guinea pigs (and other pets): www.petango.com/FairfaxCountyAnimalShelter