Cavy House Guinea Pigs 
Available For Adoption


Males or Females? Which Should I Get?

Many people come to us requesting females, because they’ve read that all males fight and all females get along. This simply isn’t true.  Yes - some males will fight, but so will some females. Adolescent males can be a bit of a challenge, but almost all of the pairs we’ve adopted out get through their adolescence with only minor squabbles.  Some of our toughest piggies to bond have been female. It could be that in years past when everyone kept their guinea pigs in tiny pet store cages that males fought quite a bit. Just imagine trying to house 2 teenage brothers (humans) or for that matter, any two humans, in a closet or elevator together - yes, things could get confrontational. But with today’s bigger cages, happily bonded pairs of males, females or both are happily quite common.  To us, it all comes down to individual personalities. Come see who you like - who you connect with - and who is getting along. 

For more information, check out these links:

Chocolate and Vanilla Bean -ADOPTED!

Simone and Gabby : ADOPTED!!!


Skittles -ADOPTED!!!

Meenie and Miney - ADOPTED!!!

Bob and Ted - Adopted!!!!

Reese and Buttercup  -ADOPTED!

Chuck,- ADOPTED!!!!


Geronimo and Ellie - Adopted!!

Latte- Adopted!!

Meryl, Alice and Checkers (below)  -ADOPTED!!!

Inkblot and Splotch - Adopted!

Elmer Fudd - Adopted!!



Olive and Pepper

Patch and Raccoon

Monkey (Skunky’s pup)


Sammy and Skunky

  SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION: Paddington (the Himalyan) and Pastuzo (the agouti)  are an adorable bonded female pair. These two are very bonded and are often huddled side-by-side. We won’t split them up. Paddington is quite confident, and her buddy is just a wee bit shyer. Both of these piggies seem to be somewhat toilet-trained to just go potty in the corners of the cage ( a nice little bonus).

Paddington has been diagnosed with chronic rhinitis, and will probably require ongoing treatments of either antibiotics, nebulizing treatments, a relatively- dust-free environment etc. They can only be adopted by an experienced, qualified home that is willing and able to provide for them. Adoption fees will be waived to a qualified home.

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE NO OTHER PIGGIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. Contact North Star Rescue in Pacifica or Andy’s Pet Shop in San Jose for other available piggies.





PLEASE NOTE: Cavy House Rescue will be temporarily closed for adoptions, surrenders and boarding starting August 11. Please check back in late September for re-opening date.

Andy’s Pet Shop in San Jose, North Star Rescue in Pacifica and Friendly Farms Sanctuary all normally have rescued guinea pigs available for adoption. Andy’s Pet Shop also boards guinea pigs.

Sorry for the inconvenience - we all need a vacation once in a while!