Student Sues University to Keep Guinea Pig for Emotional Support

Kendra Velzen's Blanca

A Grand Valley State University student is filing a lawsuit against her school claiming they violated federal housing policy by not letting her keep guinea pig, Blanca, in campus housing. 28 year old Kendra Velzen, suffers from bouts of severe depression and a heart condition but found “emotional support” in her pet guinea pig. The […]

Are Guinea Pigs Good Starter Pets?

Guinea Pig Toy

With Adopt Rescued Guinea Pigs Month quickly approaching, we will be brainstorming ways to help cavies in shelters and rescues across the country. For years, guinea pigs have been considered “starter pets” and this is often the direction a conversation drifts when discussing what to do for all those homeless cavies. But is a child’s […]

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