Guinea Pigs Rule the Day at the SoCal Pignic

guinea pig winners veggie eating contests socal pignic

The annual SoCal Pignic was held on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Over two-hundred people and about 80 pigs stopped by to enjoy the fun – and it certainly was a lot of fun. After all, I can’t imagine gathering that many piggies in one place and not having a great time. Each guest was treated […]

“Pignic” Benefit for Guinea Pig Rescue Features Fun and Games For the Whole Family

guinea pig, Watson

Orange County Cavy Haven, a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization, will be holding their second annual “Pignic” at the Irvine Animal Care Center on Sunday, July 15th. Location: 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618 Time: 12:00pm until 4:00pm The “So Cal Pignic” will feature adoptable guinea pigs, vendor booths, a silent auction and raffle, guinea […]

Oxbow’s June Exotic Companion Mammal Symposium

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Oxbow Animal Health held its summer Exotic Companion Mammal Symposium last Sunday, June 24th at the Homestead Animal Hospital in Centennial, Colorado. Attendees received seven continuing education credits and sat in on lectures from Drs. Jerry Labonde DVM, DABVP/ECM and Micah Kohles DVM/MPA. The educational event, held a couple times each year, focuses on exotic […]

Summertime is Pignic Time for Orange County Cavy Haven!

Souther California Pignic

Summertime is Pignic time! I was so excited to see photos of the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic show up on my Facebook feed a couple days ago. Believe it or not, even though I’ve been in the guinea pig world for five years now, I had never heard the word “pignic” until last year. […]

Sunshine and Guinea Pigs at the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic

Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic

Last Sunday, June 10th, was the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The guinea pigs in attendance had a beautiful day on the Town Hall Lawn, also called “The Bowl.” Tammy Raabe Rao of Cavymadness, who organized the event, gave Guinea Pig Today the inside scoop on what was going on. Tammy tells […]

Wilkins Automotive Makes Way for Pet Adopt-A-Thon

Wilkins Automotive in Glen Bernie, Maryland, open its doors today to the annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon which featured local animal rescues and pet services such as groomers and pet sitters. Representatives from Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue were on hand to inform the public about guinea pig welfare and promote adoption. The indoor/outdoor event had plenty of […]

Purina® Small Animals Awareness Month Celebrates Your Furry Friends

Purina Small Animals Awareness Month

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (June 4, 2012) — To honor the small animals that make a big impact in a life of a family, Purina Mills, LLC is celebrating the first Small Animals Awareness Month throughout June. Small animal owners are invited to honor their special family members by sharing their favorite stories and photos via […]

The Humane Society’s Animal Care Expo Seeks Guinea Pig Representation

Humane Society's Animal Care Expo registration booth

The Humane Society’s Animal Care Expo is the world’s largest animal sheltering conference and trade show. This year, the event was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas during May 21-24. Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue was offered a free scholarship to this event and we were lucky enough to be chosen […]

Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon Features Cavy House Guinea Pig Rescue

Maddies Matchmaker Adoptathon Logo

The streets of San Francisco will be full of animals available for adoption this weekend. With children’s activities, pet products for sale, dog training demos and more, Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon Street Fair will certainly be an event you won’t want to miss. The Adoptathon is the nation’s largest two-day adoption event and aims to raise […]

Guinea Pig Fashion Show Promotes Farms in Peru

We all love a fashion show especially when it includes the most adorable guinea pigs. Although you might be surprised to find in the district of El Tambo, Huancayo, these adorable runway stars are promoting guinea pig farms that might turn these fashion models into tomorrow’s dinner. The show, called “Miss Cuy,” is similar to […]


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