Cavy House Guinea Pig Rescue


Cavy House is a non-profit no-kill organization that rescues guinea pigs from local bay area shelters and provides the necessary veterinary care and socializing needed to place these guinea pigs into forever, loving homes.  Cavy House also boards guinea pigs to help pay for rescue expenses.

Cavy House is a project of AVA/The Rabbit Haven, a 501(c)3 organization. Contact us at

Big Boy and Rosie

Our wonderful mascots who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge

Check out our adoptable guinea pigs on the “Adoptables” page!!

10/19/2017 - Urgent: Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue is currently involved in a large scale rescue of 700+ guinea pigs from Northern California. They are in great need of donations including money, equipment and supplies. Please see their website ( or their Facebook page ( for ways that you can help.


PLEASE NOTE: Boarding is Available still! 

Cavy House is currently not taking in guinea pigs (owner surrenders or shelter piggies) and currently doesn’t have any guinea pigs available for adoption.

However, Cavy House is available for boarding your piggies in La Honda for most of the year. I do close down at times so I can do some traveling of my own.

After the first nine or ten years running the rescue with my son, I’ve been running the rescue by myself for the past 3 years.  It’s proven too much to keep up on year round, so I’ve stepped backed from rescue for a while. Please see the “Adoptables” page for other places you can adopt from.

Thank you for years of great support from everyone!