Austin Guinea Pig Rescue (formerly part of Vision Hills Sanctuary) has been rescuing guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, hedgehogs, chinchillas, degus and the occasional rabbit and ferret since 2005 (there are local rabbit and ferret rescues). We have adopted out over 200 guinea pigs to date. We require an adoption application, and we do not do same day adoptions. We have foster homes in the Austin, Texas area. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-Guinea-Pig-Rescue/140682055993964 and on Petfinder at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX1685.html. All of our animals available for adoption are listed on Petfinder.com. We have both single and paired guinea pigs. We neuter all male guinea pigs that are part of a male/female pair, and try to neuter as many other males as possible. Females are only spayed if they have health issues. If a guinea pig you are interested in has a health issue, we will disclose it, and also provide our veterinarian's contact information. We will adopt to classrooms if the teacher agrees to be responsible for the guinea pigs. We occasionally have baby guinea pigs, but only if the mother came in pregnant. We also board guinea pigs and other small animals.
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.