Adoption Interest Application (San Francisco Bay Area Adoptions ONLY) click here for rescues in other areas
Please submit as much information as possible. Feel free to expand on any issue or ask any question in the Comments section at the bottom. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions. This application does not obligate you in any way. We use it as a starting point in the adoption application process.
I am inquiring for
My child Family Myself Other
The primary care giver will be
Son or Daughter Myself, as parent Myself Other
Please list family members, or any humans who live in your household, including roommates, students, etc.
First name, Age if child, Primary care giver?
Piggie/s of Interest (opt)
Desire Single or Non-mating Pair?
Need pal for existing guinea pig?
If so, I have (regardless of who is in what cage)
a Female a Male (intact) a Male (neutered) more than one female more than one male a mixed herd
If you currently have a guinea pig/s, please indicate age and sex and describe their care, including diet, frequency of feedings, bedding, etc.
Please list other pets in the household and include as much detail as possible, including how long you've had the pet
Type, Age, Sex, Spayed/Neutered, Where kept, How long?
Do you have a vet, if so, who (name & phone number)?
No Yes No, need a recommendation
If Yes, Is that vet an exotic vet? No Yes Don't know If Yes, Does that vet see guinea pigs? No Yes Don't know
How much money--per week--are you willing to budget to care for a guinea pig/s?
$0 because $5 $15 $25 $10 $20 $30
Are you willing to take the guinea pig/s to a vet for an annual checkup?
How much money are you willing to spend in a medical emergency for a guinea pig?
Have you purchased a cage yet?
not applicable Yes No If Yes, is it brand new (not used yet?) Yes
If you have a cage, please describe it, especially dimensions
Anticipated or existing cage location (which room in house or outdoors)
Do you rent or own?
Rent Apt Own Share Rental Rent House If Rent, is landlord okay with these pets? Yes
Do you anticipate moving soon?
No If yes, when
Have you ever owned guinea pigs before? If yes, please describe history
Please describe prior history of pet ownership. Please include type, age, sex, where you got him/her, why you stopped owning him/her
Have you ever had to surrender an animal to a shelter? If so, please describe the circumstances
Do any members of your family or household have any allergies to animals? If yes, please describe
Please describe why you want a guinea pig as a companion
Do you plan on showing the guinea pig/s?
No Yes Yes, we are active in 4H
Would you like to breed the guinea pig/s now or in the future?
Yes, now Yes, at some time in the future It would be nice to have babies sometime in the future No
When you go away on vacations or business trips, you would (please describe plans for care or travel)
Don't know, looking for advice
Please describe level of research you have done to date on guinea pigs (check all that apply)
None yet, just getting started What I was told at the pet store What I was told by the breeder What my friends have told me Book/s on guinea pig care Preliminary internet research Moderate internet research Extensive internet research Other
How long have you been thinking about and searching for a guinea pig?
I heard about you from
If the guinea pig is "for your child," does your child have access to the internet for research and posting on forums?
Yes, full internet access Yes, limited access No, not allowed on the internet at all No, not old enough
Any additional comments or questions
Where to find a Guinea Pig (in order of preference). . .