BUNS is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to the care and welfare of rabbits and guinea pigs in Santa Barbara.
BUNS operates the rabbit and guinea pig program at the Santa Barbara County Animal Services shelter in Goleta at no cost to the public. Shelter rabbits and guinea pigs are available as pets. Adopting families are counseled by a BUNS volunteer. We make sure that a rabbit or guinea pig is the right pet for you. We help you to select a pet that will fit into your home and life style. After adoption BUNS provides ongoing information on rabbit and guinea pig care. BUNS has brochures on rabbit or guinea pig care, companion rabbits and spay/neuter. A phone hotline provides access to a knowledgeable volunteer. We over a monthly class on rabbit and guinea pig care. Adopting families receive a newsletter with rabbit and guinea pig care information.
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.