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CrazyForCavy92
02-10-15, 10:06 pm
I work at my cities municipal shelter and a couple weeks ago a lady brought in a very small three week old guinea pig that she turned into the shelter. I adopted him his name is Pepe, and within a week also found a local shelter and adopted him a friend, who I have named Petey. Petey is the tri-color american and Pepe is a dark brown what looks like might be a coronet according to the rescue and other people i have asked who are familiar with guinea pigs, but we will see when he gets bigger! I haven't had guinea pigs in about ten years and I'm really happy to have them running around again, I'm even happier I got to rescue them.

joys_cavies
02-11-15, 02:18 am
Awww. Congrats! And thank you fit adopting!

Talking Cavy
02-11-15, 09:12 am
Aw they are absolutely gorgeous or should I say handsome! Great names by the way and congrats on having them! Another thumbs up for adopting them! ��

Talking Cavy
02-11-15, 09:13 am
:) sorry this was meant for my message where the question marks are

RayneBowPig
02-11-15, 12:30 pm
They are adorable! Congratulations on your two beautiful piggies :)

PopcorningPigs
02-11-15, 01:01 pm
They're so cute!!! I'm glad you decided to adopt!! I've been wanting to, but I can't find any rescues near me....

BaconAndEggs
02-11-15, 01:40 pm
Congrats! They are so handsome.

MLT2007
02-11-15, 09:01 pm
They're so cute!!! I'm glad you decided to adopt!! I've been wanting to, but I can't find any rescues near me....
I am not sure where in IL you are, but Critter Corral is based in IL. It is a series of foster homes, so there may be one near you.

PopcorningPigs
02-11-15, 11:26 pm
I am not sure where in IL you are, but Critter Corral is based in IL. It is a series of foster homes, so there may be one near you.
I have looked into that organization before and it looks really good, but I'm on the other side of the state!!!! So it's a pretty long drive!! But I'm hoping someday my parents will let me go!

Kenna18155
02-12-15, 06:30 am
Adorable boys, and thank you for adopting them instead of buying.

pinky
02-12-15, 06:35 am
That little white foot sticking out is so cute! Adorable pigs!

mamaduck71
02-12-15, 07:20 am
I have looked into that organization before and it looks really good, but I'm on the other side of the state!!!! So it's a pretty long drive!! But I'm hoping someday my parents will let me go!

I grew up in IL as well. Not sure which direction "other side of the state is" But here is another rescue that has GPs sometimes.

http://www.nosplittinghares.com/

PopcorningPigs
02-12-15, 08:26 pm
I grew up in IL as well. Not sure which direction "other side of the state is" But here is another rescue that has GPs sometimes.

http://www.nosplittinghares.com/
Thanks!!! I'm actually closer to critter corral tho!! Lol! But I talked with my parents and when the time comes for another piggy they agreed to let me go to the critter coral!! :)

CavyMama
02-16-15, 08:05 am
PopcorningPigs - I have adopted some of my pigs from Critter Corral. That's a great rescue. They also have a "pig-nic" in June at Bemis Woods. pinky is a member here who volunteers with them.

janinehunt
02-16-15, 08:26 am
What a couple of cuties!

mamaduck71
02-16-15, 08:30 am
Dang I grew up in the town Bemis Woods are in. Too bad, I am not there anymore or I would have attended.

pinky
02-16-15, 03:52 pm
Bemis Woods covers quite a few towns: LaGrange, Westchester, Oak Brook.... maybe more. The spot they have the pignic at is about a mile east of 2-94, on the North side of Ogden Avenue. They've had it at the same spot for years and used to have it with the Rabbit House Society until our group got too big to hold both together. A few years they had farther north but came back here. It's a nice spot. They have a large gazebo and a lot of space.

As far as adopting from us, there are a lot of volunteers throughout the Chicago area who do adoptions so we can move guinea pigs to the home that's closest to the person wanting to adopt.

mamaduck71
02-16-15, 04:41 pm
I grew up in Westchester, my parents still live there. We go to IL for 2 weeks for the Christmas. Might do week in the summer. We will bring Pudge, just don't know what my parents will think of us bring the GP. Maybe someone can be a sitter for me if needed.

PopcorningPigs
03-20-15, 01:20 pm
Ahhhh!! That's sooooo cool!! I can't wait till the time comes to get another one! :o
@PopcorningPigs (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=33535) - I have adopted some of my pigs from Critter Corral. That's a great rescue. They also have a "pig-nic" in June at Bemis Woods. @pinky (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=15081) is a member here who volunteers with them.

Mypigs
03-20-15, 04:16 pm
I posted this a few weeks ago. It is a list of guinea pig rescues world wide. I adopted two beautiful boys from Critter Corral this year.

http://www.happycavy.com/guinea-pig-...-uk-australia/ (http://www.happycavy.com/guinea-pig-rescues-usa-canada-uk-australia/)

PeanutnCookie
03-20-15, 05:00 pm
Welcome! Your pigs are so adorable! I miss my pig's soft baby fur Lol.
PopcorningPigs Have you looked at Petfinder at all?

PopcorningPigs
03-21-15, 08:56 pm
Welcome! Your pigs are so adorable! I miss my pig's soft baby fur Lol.
@PopcorningPigs (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=33535) Have you looked at Petfinder at all? Yes, thats a really neat website!! I've seen lots of Guinea Pigs on their about 3 hours from me! Thats pretty far but not too bad I guess!

PeanutnCookie
03-21-15, 10:30 pm
Are some of the locations closer than the rescue? It might be easier to get one from Petfinder than the other side of the state (depending on which side is the opposite...) PopcorningPigs

PopcorningPigs
03-27-15, 02:03 pm
Are some of the locations closer than the rescue? It might be easier to get one from Petfinder than the other side of the state (depending on which side is the opposite...) @PopcorningPigs (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=33535)
Well I kind of live out in the boonies if you know what I mean lol, so theirs not a lot of guinea pigs on petfinder close to me. But I'm hopeful that when I do get another one their will be one on there close to me! :)