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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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.