Heartbreak from the Rescue Front

raindrops on the window

Usually when I write an article I try to have a happy ending or at least a lesson learned but in the rescue world, it isn’t always so neat and pretty. So is the case with a two year old piggy who lost her life this evening. Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue received a call from […]

Awareness for animal abuse

rescue guinea pig

Krusty at the animal shelterKrusty today, recovered and waiting for his forever homeWhen they hear the words "animal abuse", most people think of cats and dogs. However, guinea pigs and other small animals suffer from abuse as well. Nonethele…

Fetching Santa Brings Christmas to Shelter Guinea Pigs

male guinea pig

The homeless pets of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, had a special visit this holiday season. Meredith Miner-Reese, owner of Fetching Grooming Salon & Pet Boutique, delivered toys and food to guinea pigs and other pets available for adoption and hoping to find their forever home as part of the “Give A […]

Fairy Encourages Donations to Rescues for the Holidays

Fairy Donations

Oh come all ye faithful, tra la – friends, new callers here for the very first time (and what took you so long, may I ask?) and my best, most Important New Best Friend,  Raj Mahal. It is time to ready ourselves for that special time of the year once again. The day will soon […]

Guinea Pig Adoptions With Black Friday Incentives

Hockey Guinea Pig

LAS VEGAS, NV – Retail stores aren’t the only venues offering door prizes this Black Friday! The Animal Foundation, Nevada’s largest open-admission animal shelter, has teamed up with the Las Vegas Wranglers Hockey Team to offer special door-busters for adopters this Friday. The first 20 people to adopt a new pet will receive their choice […]

Love Needed, Lumps Happen

Jelly Belly, Peep

It was a sunny day in April and Becky Wilson of Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue was spending the afternoon working in her garden. The phone rang but she decided to finish what she was doing before returning the call. When her cell phone rang immediately after, she was concerned and went for the phone. On […]

Guinea Pigs Rescued Despite Earthquake, Hurricane

earthquake and hurricane pigs

It wasn’t your average day for volunteers of Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue. MGPR’s shared message board lit up with “Who Felt That?” when a rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Virginia. The network of volunteers are spread across Maryland, Virginia, DC, and Pennsylvania housing fostered guinea pigs and sanctuary pigs with rare health issues. Everyone […]

Three Rescues Aid California’s 150+ Abandoned Guinea Pigs

A heartbreaking story out of California leaves three shelters in urgent need of supplies, foster homes, and adoptive families. The Baldwin Park Animal Shelter in California found themselves with more than 150 guinea pigs earlier this week when a woman from El Monte dropped them off without reason. The shelter believes more cavies may be […]

Moving Swiftly On…


Reading Guinea Pig Rescue have made the difficult, but correct, decision to close the rescue in its current form. After 10 years of rehabilitating and rehoming guinea pigs I feel that the time has come for moving on with our guinea pig community. There…

Second Chances

Author John Miller
This morning, I came across another interesting poll in a popular pet industry publication. This poll stated that a majority of the general public would prefer to adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue rather than purchase one from a…


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