Adoption Application
Thank you for coming to Cavy Love to find your new pet! Also, thank you for considering adoption instead of buying. Many guinea pigs lose their home every year for many different reasons. It is estimated that a guinea pig will have 3 different homes during its' life. Some of the top reasons a person gives up their guinea pig(s) are: kids grow bored and parents are too busy to honor their commitment to a family pet, allergies, and time. We strive to stop this cycle of abandonment and to ensure the best possible placement for the animals entrusted to our organization for placement. We have strict requirements, and not all applicants will be approved for adoption. We sincerely thank you for your understanding, and we appreciate your time in completing the application.
Email address *
You must be 18 years old to adopt from Cavy Love. *
First & Last name: *
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Email (please check your SPAM folder) *
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Phone Number *
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Street Address (no PO Boxes please) *
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City, ST and Zip *
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Guinea pigs make wonderful FAMILY pets that require DAILY attention by a knowledgeable ADULT caregiver. Is the ADULT dedicated to the care and well being of this pet for LIFE? *
Does your family already have guinea pig(s)? If so, how many males and how many females? *
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Have you adopted from Cavy Love Rescue before? If so, who and when? How are they doing? *
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Are you looking for a companion for a lonely pig you already have? If so, please complete this section.
Cavy Love requires a monetary donation for adoption. For adult (more than 1 year) we request $30 per piggie, for babies (less than 1 year), we request $40 per piggie.
Has your piggy already had a companion? Where is that companion now? Please note if your piggy died suddenly, we STRONGLY recommend that you bring your surviving pig to the Vet BEFORE adopting another.
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What sex is your piggy? Please note that guinea pigs are RARELY altered. If a pet store told you they were altered, they lied!
What is the age of your piggy? For best chances of a life long bond, a pig close in age is usually the best choice.
Guinea pigs have a strong social structure and both males and females of all ages may fight for dominance. For this reason, you MUST bring your guinea pig to a supervised play date to ensure they will cohabitate peacefully.
Do you have a preference for your Pet's sex? Please note we only adopt out same sex groupings. *
Do you have a preference for your Pet's age? *
Why do you want this Pet? *
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What characteristics are you looking for in your new Pet? *
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Please rate your level of experience with this type of Pet. *
Allergies are the #1 reason why guinea pigs are surrendered to the rescue. Allergies to hay and dust, as well as the Pet's urine, are very common. Does anyone in your home have allergies? *
Cavy Love Guinea Pig Rescue STRONGLY opposes giving live animals as gifts. *
We require an ADULT primary caretaker. Please do not expect your children to be responsible for feeding, water, or habitat upkeep. *
Guinea pigs require Specialized, Exotic's Trained Veterinarian. THEY ARE NOT CHEAP! Are you prepared for the possibility of some serious Vet bills? *
Cavy Love requires that all guinea pig(s) adopted through our organization are housed in a C&C Habitat or a Midwest brand habitat with no ramps or lofts. 8 square feet is the minimum size for a pair of pigs. *
Where does you family spend most of the time when you are home? *
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Where do you plan to house your guinea pig(s)? *
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Guinea pigs are fragile and are best for families with children over 9 years of age. Are there children in your home? What are their ages? *
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Dogs kill guinea pigs. We hear about it everyday. It has nothing to do with how sweet your dog is, it has ONLY to do with his prey drive. Does your family have a dog? If so, what is the age and breed? "MIXED" is not an acceptable answer. Indicate the breed mix here. *
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Is there anything else you'd like us to know? *
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I certify that the information provided on this form is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge. *
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