Please check out Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue, they have helped local shelters with a huge rescue of hamsters and gerbils, and are out of room! Yes, they aren’t guinea pigs, but they need any help you can give them. We’re sending donations this week.
And they do have some absolutely adorable Guinea Pig pairs. Guinea pigs aren’t really solitary animals, they like to have friends. They make lovely apartment pets, and unlike fish they are nice to pat.
Mary’s original idea was that we would host actual live Guinea pigs for adoption in our stores this month. I put my foot down, absolutely refused. Partly because Guinea pigs mean cages, and cages mean cleaning and then there’s feeding and exercising too. But the biggest reason? Because at the end of it, Mary and I would end up with Guinea pigs, because we would fall in love with them and not be able to let them go. And Mary has two large bouncy dogs, I have five insistent cats. There is no way that this would work well. Really, that whole scenario is guaranteed to End Badly for all parties.
So, even if you can’t adopt one of the precious little critters, please sponsor a neutering or make a small donation. Any amount will help, and they take PayPal.