Here are all the Guinea Pig Rescue Shelters in California that we know of.
If you know any more that we have missed off, please let us know.
City & County of San Francisco Animal Control – San Francisco’s only open door animal shelter that accepts any animal – in any condition – of any temperament. SF ACC is responsible for the City’s stray, injured, abandoned, neglected and mistreated animals – of all species – and wildlife
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA – Based in San Mateo, we serve as our County’s provider of animal rescue and control services and, as such, have no control over the number of incoming animals.
Cavy House – Based in the Bay area of San Francisco , they rescue guinea pigs from local shelters and provides the necessary veterinary care and socializing so that they become adoptable and are then placed into loving, forever homes.
Marin Humane Society – Based in Novato, they offer refuge, rehabilitation, and support services to more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year through a myriad of community services, including adoptions, foster care, behaviour and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more.
SPCA of Solano County – Based in Vacaville, they are a privately funded non-profit animal shelter founded in 1974. The SPCASC is dedicated to finding loving responsible homes for adoptable animals in Solano County.
Friendly Farms – Based in Salinas, they are a foster home and sanctuary dedicated to assisting in the placement and protection of rabbits and guinea pigs at risk in our local animal shelters.
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County – Based in Monterey County, the SPCA’s doors are open to all animals in need from dogs and cats to horses, wildlife, exotics, and more. We shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community.
Santa Barbara County Animal Services – Based in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc, their aim is to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment between humans and animals in Santa Barbara County.
Companion Animal Foundation (CAF) – Based in Arcata, they are a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the care and well being of animals in their community.
LA Guinea Pig Rescue – Based in Chatsworth, they are an Animal Rescue Organization with 501 c status. Their founder Saskia is a lifelong guinea pig lover who has been involved in Cavy Rescue for over 13 years. She dedicates all of her spare time to actively improve the lives of the animals she deeply cares about.
City of Los Angeles East Valley Animal Shelter – Based in Van Nuys, their mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.
City of Los Angeles North Central Animal Shelter – Based in North Central Los Angeles, their mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.
Pups and Pals – Based in Los Alamitos, they are a small group of volunteers in the Orange County and LA County area who focus on rescuing dogs in need and placing them into appropriate homes. They do have an occasional cat or small animal, but they do focus primarily on dog rescue. They are classified as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
The Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center – Based in Rancho Cucamonga, they are an open admission Animal Center with a mission of “Building a Community in Which Every Adoptable Pet Finds and Home"
The Bunny Bunch – Based in Montclair and Orange County, they were established in 1984 by Caroline Charland to help rabbits in need. They are a non profit, no kill rescue and education organization run entirely by volunteers. Over the years they have rescued thousands of rabbits, mostly from high kill shelters.
Orange County Cavy Haven – Based in Orange County, they are a non-profit organization dedicated to rehoming guinea pigs in Southern California. We rescue abandoned guinea pigs from shelters in Orange and Los Angeles counties. We also promote proper cavy care and adoption through community outreach.
OC Animal Care – Based in Orange County, they are an open-admission animal shelter. As such, we took in more than 30,000 dogs, cats, bunnies and other pets last year. Some may be ill or injured. Others may have behavioural issues or be aggressive. We receive pets from people who can no longer care for them, and pets that are no longer wanted. We receive many perfectly healthy dogs and cats that just need a new home.
The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA – Based at three locations in San Diego, there were organized on March 10, 1880 and is the oldest and largest humane society in San Diego County
Wee Companions Small Animal Adoption, Inc. – Based in Imperial Beach, San Diego, they are a 501(c)(3) is a specialty is small furry exotics including, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, mice and rabbits. Wee Companions has been rescuing small animals since 1998. In 2011, they served more animals in need than any previous year, taking in nearly 800 animals.