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Adopting I cannot find a Peruvian female .. In my area to adopt

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I've looked and can't find any except pet stores.. Which I will not go to.. Any suggestions? Sites I'm missing.. I've looked on guinea pig zone.. Craigslist and the local papers.. Thanks for your time..
 
Petfinder usually has lots of locations to check out.
 
You can try petfinder.com. Just use "small & furry" under the "animal" pull-down menu. Then type in "guinea pig" for "breed" then enter your zip code. That will show you guinea pigs at shelters and rescues in your area.

I would also contact local vet offices and let them know that you are looking for a guinea pig, in case they know of someone who is trying to rehome. You might also consider broadening your search parameters to include breeds other than peruvian.

Also contact local rescues and shelters. Let them know what you are looking for. They can put you on a waiting list and will be able to call you if any come in.
 
You can try petfinder.com. Just use "small & furry" under the "animal" pull-down menu. Then type in "guinea pig" for "breed" then enter your zip code. That will show you guinea pigs at shelters and rescues in your area.

I would also contact local vet offices and let them know that you are looking for a guinea pig, in case they know of someone who is trying to rehome. You might also consider broadening your search parameters to include breeds other than peruvian.

Also contact local rescues and shelters. Let them know what you are looking for. They can put you on a waiting list and will be able to call you if any come in.

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You can try petfinder.com. Just use "small & furry" under the "animal" pull-down menu. Then type in "guinea pig" for "breed" then enter your zip code. That will show you guinea pigs at shelters and rescues in your area.

I would also contact local vet offices and let them know that you are looking for a guinea pig, in case they know of someone who is trying to rehome. You might also consider broadening your search parameters to include breeds other than peruvian.

Also contact local rescues and shelters. Let them know what you are looking for. They can put you on a waiting list and will be able to call you if any come in.

That's the problem.. Nothing withen 5+ hours of here.. :-( I have talked to the local bet in town.. (yes.. Only one) and she doesn't know of any piggies in the area either.. :-(
 
Also contact local rescues and shelters. Let them know what you are looking for. They can put you on a waiting list and will be able to call you if any come in.
^^^ this. Although a shelter might list some animals online like Pet Finder, they may not list their piggies. Doesn't hurt to call if you're adopting!
 
That's the problem.. Nothing withen 5+ hours of here.. :-( I have talked to the local bet in town.. (yes.. Only one) and she doesn't know of any piggies in the area either.. :-(

Well, what I mean is, if you give your name to the vet, they can keep you in mind if they hear of someone trying to rehome.

Also, you might have better luck finding a pig if you generalize your search to include breeds other than peruvian. You can keep perusing craigslist, something might come up but peruvians aren't the easiest to come by. American, Abyssinian, teddy (sometimes) are the more common pigs.
 
I'm in Washington. Have you emailed me? Are you for sure set on a female Peruvian? I don't have any right now, but have a couple of texels and silkies.
 
^^^ this. Although a shelter might list some animals online like Pet Finder, they may not list their piggies. Doesn't hurt to call if you're adopting!

Absolutely! I volunteer at our local shelter. It's mostly cats and dogs but occasionally, we will get rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds, snakes. Most people who come in are surprised to find those other types of animals there. They usually say to me, "Oh! I didn't know you guys took in anything other than cats or dogs".
 
Ask the rescues and shelters in your area to notify you when they get one in. I'd also suggest you don't limit yourself to a female. If you have females, you can have a male neutered. There are always a lot more males available for adoption since people with herds only have one male with their females. It took me 17 months to find a rehomed teddy on craigslist but she was worth the wait.
 
Thing is I live in a very small town... Where everyone knows how you are and where you live.. Lol and yes.. A peruvian I for some reason is what I'm looking at adopting.. I have 3 female short hair.. :)
 
Ask the rescues and shelters in your area to notify you when they get one in. I'd also suggest you don't limit yourself to a female. If you have females, you can have a male neutered. There are always a lot more males available for adoption since people with herds only have one male with their females. It took me 17 months to find a rehomed teddy on craigslist but she was worth the wait.

I'm in no hurry.. Want to find "the one". As far as the male .. I don't have a cavy savvy vet in my area.. 2+hours away and really expensive.. If one is neutered already I would consider it :)
 
I know but it's somewhere to start. The pig in the ad is female.
 
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