We offer adoption, surrender, sanctuary, boarding and education. Licensed by the State of Colorado as a private shelter and recognized as a 501c3 charity by the IRS. Your donations are 100% tax deductible.
CCI is solely supported by people just like you. Our adoption fees and donations are our sole means of support.
CCI is a volunteer driven organization.
CCI does not receive any money from local governments or national animal welfare groups.
Why do we have so many guinea pigs for adoption? The number one reason guinea pigs are surrendered is "loss of interest, or allergies!" Because typically guinea pigs are bought from local stores at 4 weeks old and at six to twelve months old the kids have lost interest in them and the parents are not prepared to be responsible for the guinea pigs after that point. So they are dumped into local animal shelter. At these shelters they sit because no one thinks to look for them there. And they often face euthanasia. That is why our organization was created.
Working with Denver Metro Shelters we take these guinea pigs in, assessing their personalities and behaviors working to find them a good permanent caring home. Dogs and Cats pack animal shelters and we understand why. Is it that far a stretch to realize the same thing is going on for small animals? Then these small animals sit. CCI is the only guinea pig shelter in Colorado, servicing Wyoming, Kansas and some parts of California. We are donation driven organization. We are making the most of our money, helping over 7000 guinea pigs in the last twelve years. Again, it is not about how many we have placed, but the quality of homes they are placed into.
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!
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.