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Wee Companions

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San Diego's only small animal rescue. Our specialty is small furry exotics including, guinea pigs, rats, chinchillas, hamsters, mice and rabbits. Wee Companions has been rescuing small animals since 1998. In 2010, we rescued our 6,000th animal. This is quite a feat when you realize that we are a volunteer organization that is run out of individual homes. Our funding comes from the generosity of supporters like you, we receive no government monies.


Wee Companions Small Animal Adoption, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to the rescue and care of guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, mice, chinchillas and other small exotics. Our top priority is finding permanent homes for unwanted animals. We are a completely volunteer organization; all monies raised go to the care of the animals.

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to rescue guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, and other small exotic mammals from shelters, places of abandonment, and from persons relinquishing their pets. Whenever possible, we offer a safe house to these animals, irrespective of age, temperament, or health status. These animals will receive veterinary care and socialization in the hopes that they will be placed in a "forever" home. Animals given Sanctuary Status will be placed in our Foster Care Network to live out their lives in comfort and with love. We are also focused on educating foster parents, school children and others on the care, feeding and prevention of unwanted litters of these animals.

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Can you SHIP?

Sorry, NO. Please do not contact the owner and ask about shipping guinea pigs. It is NOT possible. Please look for guinea pigs LOCAL to you! That's what this site is for--helping you find a guinea pig close to home to adopt and love.

But I want THAT one!

Yes, that one is adorable and looks just like the one you must have for your very important reason or you will not be able to go on living. But, there are many more in your area that are just as wonderful. Perhaps they are not listed here, but they can be found. The piggy in need waiting for you near your own back yard might look a little different, but could melt your heart anyway!

Need help finding one or two?

We can help you. Take a look here for some great links and suggestions. And if you still need help with your search, check that page to reach out to us for some specific assistance. Volunteers are standing by willing to help you!

Adoption Jitters?

Are you a little antsy about adopting? Do not be afraid! Some basic precautions and you can be a guinea pig adoption angel in no time! Check out our "ADOPTING SUCCESS" article. Are you NEW TO GUINEA PIGS? Don't worry, we're here to help. Please check this page for some basics.

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