Available Guinea Pigs

Adoption Policy »
  1. Before applying, review the page about appropriate CAGES (click here) . It is very important to us that your guinea pig has a proper size cage!
  2. We do NOT SHIP guinea pigs. You must be able to come to us for the adoption.
  3. We do NOT ADOPT to minors. Heads-of-household only can apply to adopt. Please do not apply to adopt if you are a minor living with your parents.
  4. We do NOT ADOPT to people who have other pets living outdoors (with the exception of horses and other farm animals).
  5. Review important guinea pig DIET information: What to Feed Your Guinea Pig.
  6. We have a "pairs policy". If you own a guinea pig, we are happy to help you find a compatible friend amongst ours. If you don't own a guinea pig, you may adopt a bonded pair or create a pair from our single guinea pigs. When you don't already own a guinea pig, we highly recommend adopting one of our bonded pairs - that way you know you have a pair that gets along, and won't run the risk of them not getting along once you get them home.
Pairs Policy »

We have a "pairs policy". If you own a guinea pig, we are happy to help you find a compatible friend amongst ours. If you don't own a guinea pig, you may adopt a bonded pair or create a pair from our single guinea pigs. When you don't already own a guinea pig, we highly recommend adopting one of our bonded pairs - that way you know you have a pair that gets along, and won't run the risk of them not getting along once you get them home.

Fees »

  • $55 per neutered male guinea pig
  • $70 per spayed female guinea pig
  • $100 for bonded pairs (Pairs listed on the site together)
  • Unlike some other rescue groups, all of our guinea pigs are spayed/neutered and have been to a vet for a checkup prior to adoption. While the adoption fee helps to cover some of the vet costs, our expenses far exceed the adoption fees. Click Here to see why we feel that spaying/neutering our guinea pigs is so important. Not only does it control the guinea pig population, there are definite health benefits.
  • A contract must be signed at adoption time

Notice about adopting female guinea pigs:There is currently a higher demand for spayed, female guinea pigs than availability. There may be up to a two month waiting period after submitting an application. We are limited by which guinea pigs are available in the local shelters and availability of foster homes. We appreciate your patience when adopting.

Adoption Process »
For information on how adoption works and what to expect, read our adoption process page

 

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    Name:Aspen
    Sex:Male
    Type: Red Agouti/American Shorthair
    Age: 1 Year , 9 Months
    Altered:Neutered
    Special Needs:YES

    Hello, my name is ASPEN I have quite a long story to tell. I came to MGPR last August. I was confiscated by animal control in Walterboro South Carolina when they raided a cock fighting facility. It was very apparent from my behavior and the behavior of my friends that we were not there as pets. The shelter could not find a nearby place for us and contacted MGPR. MGPR made room for us but we needed transport up. That was a whole other terrible experience. We hitched a ride with a dog rescue that was transporting dogs up north. We were in a panel truck stacked floor to ceiling for over 12 hours with dozens of barking dogs. It was awful for us little guinea pigs. So, we arrived in the wee small hours of the morning and thought everything was going to be great. Some of my friends were able to settle down right away. A few of us took longer and a few others remain scaredy pigs.

    I went to a nice foster home and things seemed to be going well for me, but something happened that kind of put me off my food. After a dental and a lot of attention it was discovered that I had developed a true hate for the pellets the rescue uses. They have put me on an alternative pellet and I am doing great these days. My weight is up, and I am a sweet happy cuddle bug. I love to be held and I love my foster mom, but I have been in rescue almost a year now I am ready for a friend and a home of my own. If you adopt me, you will need to check my weight each week. No kidding every single week, and you will need to feed me a pellet called Selective. It is available on Amazon Prime for $16.09 or It is available from Petco for $9.69 with free shipping if you sign up for auto delivery. It is very possible that I will at some point need another dental. My teeth tip in a bit more than most guinea pigs creating a situation that would allow my teeth to over grow more quickly than most if something happens to put me off my food again.

    That is my story in all it is glory. Is there a place in your heart and home for me? I will be waiting for you.

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    Name:Heirloom & Clark Kent
    Sex:Male/Female Pair
    Type: Red & White / Black & White/American
    Age: 1 Year , 11 Months
    Altered:Neutered/Spayed

    Clark Kent and Heirloom are a recently bonded pair. She is the more dominant of the two and Clark knows when he can approach her. They love eating veggies side by side and will willingly share their hay. Heirloom is a wonderful eater and enjoys all her veggies voraciously. She loves strawberries, cherry tomatoes, chard and any green veggies. She waits patiently for her food though she does squeaks if the delivery does not happen fast enough. Clark loves Heirloom and defers to her, he likes his dried foods  pellets, treats, and other nibbles. He will also eat veggies and like a good gentleman, he lets Heirloom get the choicest bits first. Clark is a very talkative boy at lap time and when they are both out on the lap for socializing, they can chat up a storm. At night, they put themselves to sleep in their own fleece tunnels and during the day, they like lounging under the fleece forest. Clark and Heirloom are a happy pair though they may occasionally squabble like any true couple. They have also learned to take treats by hand.

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    Name:Merton
    Sex:Male
    Type: Tri-color/American Shorthair
    Age: 3 Years , 11 Months
    Altered:Neutered
    Special Needs:YES

    Hello, My name is Merton. I've been in the rescue quite a while now and I'm ready for a new home. My status is special needs because the veterinarian is concerned that my teeth have an unusual angle in the rear. He wants to be extra sure my new humans take me in for checkups and watch my weight. Not so much really for a great big handsome guy like me right? Why don't you fill out an application to adopt me today?

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    Name:GlenAllen
    Sex:Male
    Type: Brown Agouti & White/American Shorthair
    Age: 1 Year , 10 Months
    Altered:Neutered

    GlennAllen has had a tough run so far. He is named for the park he was found abandoned within this year. He is a very curious pig and longs for a friend. GlennAllen is still quite shy except when other pigs are around. He will wheek up a storm and run around his foster compound to show off for other pigs. He needs a patient and loving forever family complete with the right lady pig to help him blossom into his full potential.

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    Name:Daenerys
    Sex:Female
    Type: Black & White/American Shorthair
    Age: 1 Year , 7 Months
    Altered:Spayed

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    Name:Allegro
    Sex:Female
    Type: Brown & Red/Abysinnian
    Age: 11 Months
    Altered:Spayed

    Hello! I am one of a lucky group of pigs rescued from a hoarding situation in Louisa County, VA. You may be familiar with our story. Some of us carry reminders of our experience there - mostly apparent in the condition of our ears. Some of our ears may not be perfect but they do not bother us or affect our health and we think we are perfect the way we are! I have impressed my foster family with how quickly I am settling in and have already learned about the joys of veggies. The only thing missing now is another guinea pig to spend my life with and a loving forever home so please fill out an application to adopt me!

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    Name:Lagertha & Piggerton
    Sex:Male/Female Pair
    Type: Brown & Blonde / Red & Lilac/Abysinnian / Crested
    Age: 7 Months
    Altered:Neutered/Spayed

    My name is Lagertha, but my foster-mom calls me Yum Nugget. That is what MGPR calls all of us who were born here to moms who came from the Louisa County rescue. I come from a very large extended family of sweet and sociable pigs. I am a confident and chatty Abby girl. I am curious and I like to explore and climb on things. I am pretty good at popcorning and zoomies too. I LOVE chin rubs, and will stand with my nose pointed at the ceiling for them. My mom and my brother have found their forever homes, but I was asked to stay behind for a special mission: To help Piggerton learn to how to be a good friend to other guinea pigs and relax a little. He and his brothers came from a scary place and have had some trouble adjusting. He is bigger and older than I am, but I am braver and smarter, ha ha! Once I figured him out we started to have fun! Now we live together and love getting out for floor time. Sometimes he forgets his manners and I have to remind him to behave. I am getting good at defending my share of the treats! Our favorites are cucumber and cherry tomatoes.

    My name is Piggerton. I have a reputation as a wild guy but my foster mom says I am secretly a warm and kissable potato cuddle lump. I have a lot of energy and I am very fast! I came from a bad place. You can read about that in my brother Aspen's story. Even though that happened when I was a little piglet, it still affects me. But we all have quirks, right? One of my mine is that when I am in a hide, it is just for me and if there is someone else there I get upset. Lagertha knows this and needs to get out when I come in, so we need at least two hides and they need at least two ways in or out. That means no pigloos. And I do not like sharing the pellet bowl or water bottle, so that means we need two of each. Another of my quirks is that when I see hands reaching for me I run! I get scared. But I also really do like lap time and cuddles with humans, so that makes things kinda tricky. My foster mom is trying to teach me to go into a fleece sack to be picked up so it will be less scary. Maybe you could work with me on that too. Are you OK with me being me? I promise I won't care about your quirks if you don't care about mine!

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    Name:Phil & Jerry
    Sex:Male
    Type: Black/Red/White & White/Red/ Brown Agouti/Abyssinian American Short-hair
    Age: 2 Years , 1 Month
    Altered:Neutered

    Hello people. Are you looking to adopt a sweet chill pair of guinea pigs? Well we think that's us. We are looking for a nice comfy forever home to spend the rest of our lives in. We sure hope that is with you.

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    Name:Exley
    Sex:Male
    Type: Red & White/Silkie Mix
    Age: 7 Months
    Altered:Neutered

    Hello I'm a very lucky little boy. This past March during a cold rainy wind storm my mom a sibling and I were thrown out like trash on a dark back road. Someone saw us and some nice rescue people came looking. Mom and I made it, my sibling was never seen again after the first report. By my weight they figure I was about a month old. So I've been through a lot and I need some love and security now. Please give me a forever home. I'm ready to settle down.

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    Name:Tyrean
    Sex:Male
    Type: Brown/Blonde/Red & /American Shorthair
    Age: 7 Months
    Altered:Neutered

    Well the good news is that the people that bought me at a pet store decided to dump me early. Now maybe I can get on with the business of finding a serious forever home. I hope that's with you

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    Name:Hodor
    Sex:Male
    Type: Red/Brown/White/American Shorthair
    Age: 7 Months
    Altered:Neutered

    Well the good news is that the people that bought me at a pet store decided to dump me early. Now maybe I can get on with the business of finding a serious forever home. I hope that's with you

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    Name:Cavy Perry
    Sex:Female
    Type: Red / Brown / White/Abyssinian
    Age: 4 Months
    Altered:Spayed

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    Name:PinWheel
    Sex:Female
    Type: Red / Brown/Silky Mix
    Age: 4 Months
    Altered:Spayed

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    Name:Atom
    Sex:Male
    Type: Black & Red/American Short Hair
    Age: 1 Year , 11 Months
    Altered:Neutered

    Hello Life has not been kind to me so far. I have been surrendered to shelters twice already through no fault of my own. I've spent over half of my life waiting to be rescued. I hope you will give some serious thought to providing me with the forever home I'm so eager to go to.

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    Name:Soja
    Sex:Male
    Type: Brown Agouti & White & Red/American Shorthair
    Age: 1 Year , 4 Months
    Altered:No

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    Name:Mat Zoe
    Sex:Male
    Type: Black & Blonde/American Shorthair
    Age: 1 Year , 4 Months
    Altered:No

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    Name:Pirouette
    Sex:Female
    Type: Black & White/Crested
    Age: 4 Months
    Altered:Spayed

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    Name:Alura & Natasha
    Sex:Female
    Type: Black / Brown Agouti/American Shorthair
    Age: 2 Years , 2 Months
    Altered:Spayed

    Hello we are a sweet mother daughter pair. You would think that we needed each other because I Natasha am afraid with out my mom. Well that's not the case. My mom was treated badly and came out of a very stressful situation. She only managed to get to rescue a few hours before I was born. I keep telling her that the next place we go to live will be our safe haven forever home. Maybe you could adopt us and help me show my mom what unconditional love is. Please fill out an application to adopt us right away.

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    Name:Merlot
    Sex:Male
    Type: Tri-color/American Shorthair
    Age: 5 Months
    Altered:No

    Hi, there! Im young and curious and Peaches son, but I must have my hidey box because the big wide world is scary! Will you please take me home soon?

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    Name:Peaches
    Sex:Female
    Type: Tri-Color/Shorthair
    Age: 6 Months
    Altered:No

    Peaches is a shy girl but has superpig girl power! Watch out, boys! Her little rosettes give her a sweet look that is begging to go home with you!

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    Name:Mango
    Sex:Female
    Type: tri-color/Shorthair
    Age: 7 Months
    Altered:No

    Do I look like a mango? My fur does! I am very pretty and have beautiful eyes. Like my sister Peaches, I eat everything you put in front of me! If you are lucky I will like you so you can adopt me.

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    Name:Giggle Byte & Jester
    Sex:Male/Female Pair
    Type: Tri-Color/American Shorthair
    Age: 4 Years , 2 Months
    Altered:Neutered/Spayed

    Hi. We are Giggle Byte and Jester. As you can see, we are an adorable bonded pair. We do everything together - eat, sleep, and snuggle. We love our veggies and will occasionally let you know when we are ready for dinner. We would love to find a forever human who would like to put us on their lap where we can enjoy snuggling with each other. Please consider adopting us.

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    Name:Zephyr
    Sex:Male
    Type: Tri-color/American Shorthair Silkie mix
    Age: 3 Years , 10 Months
    Altered:Neutered

    Hello everyone. I've recently become a widower. I have to tell you it really doesn't suit me well. I'm looking for a new friend and a new home to spend the rest of my life in. I sure hope that is going to be with you.

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    Name:Archibald
    Sex:Male
    Type: Brown Agouti & Red/Crested
    Age: 1 Year , 1 Month
    Altered:No

    Hey ladies I've got it all. I'm both handsome and personable. I'm curious about everything. It only took me about 10 minutes to start begging for treats when I got to my new foster home, so I'm pretty sure I'm the one for you. Fill out an application to adopt me today.

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    Name:Meggs & Muffy
    Sex:Female
    Type: Tri-Color / Brown & Black/Abby / Short-Hair
    Age: 2 Years , 1 Month
    Altered:Spayed

    Meet Meggs and Muffy! We recently were returned to MGPR, but it certainly wasn't because of our personalities. We are both very friendly and like our treats. It may not seem like it when you try to pick us up, but we do like to be held. If you could only hold us without picking us up first. (Hee, Hee)

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    Name:Aphrodite
    Sex:Female
    Type: Brown Agouti Face/ Brown/White/Red/Silkie
    Age: 1 Year , 5 Months
    Altered:Spayed

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    Name:Astraea
    Sex:Female
    Type: Red/White/Black/Silkie
    Age: 1 Year , 1 Month
    Altered:Spayed

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    Name:Artemis
    Sex:Female
    Type: White / Red / Brown Agouti/American Shorthair
    Age: 1 Year , 1 Month
    Altered:Spayed

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    Name:Apate
    Sex:Female
    Type: Brown & White/Abyssinian
    Age: 1 Months
    Altered:Spayed

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    Name:Athena
    Sex:Female
    Type: Red / Black / White/Abyssinian
    Age: 1 Year , 1 Month
    Altered:Spayed