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Adopting From Human Society?

Discussion in 'New and Wannabe Guinea Pig Owners Corner' started by PetLova200, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. PetLova200

    PetLova200 Junior Guinea Pig

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    Hey! I made a thread a month getting advice for preparing for my piggies. I ended up getting the fleece but took forever to finally wick. I'm getting the toys and stuff the day I get them(Maybe today but most likely tomorrow) but I'm so excited. I found two girls like I wanted that were surrendered on the 12th of Feb so I'm happy I'll be able to scoop them up(Hopefully no one got them yet).

    I also got the midwest guinea cage habitat plus but I'm definitely updating to C&C cage later. So no pet store cage :).

    But has anyone ever gotten two piggies from here? I got my cat from here and I thought the process would be long and kind of annoying with the home checks(Understandable why they would) and stuff but we went in and less than 30 mins I adopted a kitten lol. I was wondering if it's the same with piggies? Do I have wait for them to get fixed like I did with my cat? It was a 3 day waiting period and I want muh piggies rn LOL. Should I bring a carrier? On the site for dogs and cats bring one but doesn't mention rodents?
     
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    Do the Humane Society practice a mandatory quarantine and pregnancy/health checks? You will have to contact the centre over their practices and requirements, as I am not conversant with them.

    If they ask for carriers for other pets, I would strongly assume that you need come with some kind of transport conveyance for guinea pigs, too; but that is one of the details you need to ask the centre itself.

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    PetLova200 Junior Guinea Pig

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    I'm asking because on the site originally to adopt my cat they made it seem like you had go through a lot of steps to get her but I honestly walked in saw the cats, told them I wanted to pet one, said I wanted her and they took us the front desk and told us 50$(Though on the site kittens were originally over 100$). I only had to wait 3 days cause it's the law she needs to be fixed but if it was an older cat the sign said I could have took them home that same night. It's the exact same one I got my cat from too. Is it okay bring a box to carry them in with holes poked through?

    I'll add my country btw
     
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    A box like that is OK in colder weather, but it can get a bit too stifling in the summer heat.

    Thank you for adding your state.

    I am from the UK, so I cannot comment on the practices of your local shelter and how much they adhere to their policy. However, there is a big difference between a guinea pig rescue, which rehomes only healthy, guaranteed not pregnant and properly sexed guinea pigs, and a shelter, which just takes in guinea pigs, but does not provide any medical treatment or further care (in the UK we call a shelter a pound).

    Here is a list of good standard rescues in your state in case you are interested. Many of them pull guinea pigs from shelters if possible: Guinea Lynx :: US Guinea Pig Rescue and Shelter Organizations
     
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    PetLova200 Junior Guinea Pig

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    Thanks I'll definitely look at these in case those two Guinea Pigs are adopted already.
     
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