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MHRR Guinea Pig Waiting List
MHRR keeps several guinea pigs throughout our foster homes year-round. Most of our guinea pigs are located in and around Baton Rouge, LA. We can only keep as many as our foster homes can hold, and that number fluctuates depending on home availability as well as if guinea pigs are housed together. Even though we have so many up for adoption, we have to keep a waiting list of guinea pigs asking for our assistance as the intake requests outnumber the adoptions, just like cat and dog rescues. We regret telling any guinea pig no for the time being, but we must take proper care and provide appropriate housing, food, and vetting for the ones already in our care. Summer is the hardest time as adoptions are less frequent (vacations, summer camps) and intake requests increase (college students moving, gets too hot for outdoor rabbits), but we keep the list going year round.

We do prioritize for urgent or time-sensitive cases, and guinea pigs in animal control facilities where euthanasia is a possibility are top priority. Guinea pigs being returned from prior adoptions with MHRR are also top priority. Otherwise we try to take in guinea pigs in the order of date the requests were received. The wait for a spot in a foster home sometimes depends on the size and number of guinea pigs being surrendered. While we are blessed to have spare cages in storage for emergencies and such, we already have as many as we can fit space-wise inside our foster homes so donating a cage or habitat will not usually quicken the wait time.

Even though we may not have a spot in a foster home open, we do still try to help find an adopting family for our waiting list guinea pigs. We ask for information & photos if possible for the list in case we get inquiries for particular breeds or personalities, and we also put them in the public's eye on our Facebook page. When photos are sent, we put them in a dedicated Waiting List photo album on our Facebook page. We occasionally find an adopter before a guinea pig's turn is up on the list, especially if it is a commonly requested breed! If this happens, we require that the adopter submit an adoption application prior to us taking in the guinea pig. If approved and the guinea pig is healthy, then the new family will be able to take their new guinea pig or pigs home.

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Your Name *
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Email *
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Phone number *
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Address (include city, state & zip) *
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What is the preferred method for us to contact you? *
Pet's Name *
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Pet's gender *
Is the pet spayed or neutered?
Pet's age (best guess if unknown)
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Breed or brief description (fur color and length, eye color, smooth coat, wacky coat, etc.)
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General temperament (okay with being petted, picked up or held, etc.)
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If there are multiples, are they housed together or separately?
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Is this a found pet? *
If it is a found pet, where was it found?
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If this is a found pet, what efforts have been made to find the original owner?
If this is a found pet, we can help you with supplies to care for this pet until we have an opening. Could this be an option for you?
Is this an urgent or time-sensitive case? If yes, please explain.
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Any additional information?
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Thank you for your patience
While on the waiting list, if you choose to try to re-home your guinea pig yourself, you may try social media, pet finding websites, online ads or local pet stores. PLEASE be sure to ask an adoption fee to help ward off those with ill intentions. If you are in the New Orleans area, you may also check with Jefferson Feed, the Louisiana SPCA. Other rescues that accept guinea pigs include For the Love of Rats Rescue in Walker and Acadiana Humane Society in Lafayette, though all foster-based rescues often stay full like us as well. PLEASE do not set a guinea pig "free" as it is not only illegal to dump domestic pets but they have a poor chance of survival alone. As a last resort, please surrender them to your local animal control facility, as we work with the majority of them across southern LA for holds until we have room for intakes.

If you are surrendering your guinea pigs due to allergies, behavioral issues, or moving to a non-pet-friendly place, please contact us for possible solutions.


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