Provides compassionate care to stray and abandoned animals
Promotes animal adoptions
Reunites pets with their owners
Rescues stray and injured animals
Processes new and renewal pet licenses
Hosts low-cost rabies vaccination clinics
Educates the community about animal welfare and proper pet care
Mission: To improve the lives of the animals in our care, be timely and compassionate in our responses, educate the public through community outreach and, provide for the health and safety of the citizens and animals of Ventura County.
Hours of Operation: S: 9 am - 4 pm | 9 am - 4 pm M: 11 am - 7 pm | 8 am - 7 pm T: Closed | 8 am - 4 pm W: 11 am - 7 pm | 8 am - 7 pm T: 3 pm - 7 pm | 8 am - 7 pm F: 3 pm - 7 pm | 8 am - 7 pm S: 9 am - 4 pm | 8 am - 4 pm
There aren't usually that many guinea pigs at this shelter (as of writing this, there is only one right now). Much of the staff and the volunteers aren't cavy-knowledgable, but they are friendly. The pigs here are unaltered, so a spay/neuter would be necessary to pair opposite gendered roommates together.
(Usually there will be info on guinea pig care, or at least when I remember to print some out and when we have guinea pigs).
We actually got a giant wave of 10 pigs, so we had 11 at one time. The number changes rapidly (sometimes we'll have 10-12, sometimes 0). A lot of times, nearby rescues (Cavy Haven, Wee Companions and LA Guinea Pig Rescue) will pull guinea pigs from this shelter, especially if they've been here for a longish time (about 1-2 months).
Edit #2: (9/8/13)
So apparently this shelter seems to have no problem splitting up bonded pairs (not just guinea pigs, but DOGS even, pairs that have been together for years). If you're interested in a guinea pig from a bonded pair (two pigs living in a cage together), PLEASE take both pigs, not just one. They most likely have been together their entire lives and separating them would be cruel.
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.