Adopt a Guinea Pig
Many of our adoptable pigs are listed on this site. You can adopt Sows, Boars and Couples. We also often have animals that have not quite made it to the website yet so if you are interested in adopting a guinea pig please don't hesitate to contact us for an application.
There is also a tax-deductible adoption donation to adopt our guinea pigs. Want to find out about some our previous happy adoption stories? There is also a FAQ section for any questions
you might have about adopting a guinea pig from us.
Foster a Pair of Guinea Pigs
Since we do not have a facility, our rescue is always in need of foster homes to care for homeless guinea pigs from the time they are rescued from the animal shelters until they are adopted into loving forever homes.
OCCH provides the C&C cage, feed, bedding, and other necessary supplies as well as vet care costs as needed.
You'd just provide loving care and transportation to events as needed.
If you shop online, please consider registering with iGive. A percentage of what you spend will go to OCCH and help us take care of the guinea pigs. Most of the stores you shop at probably will let you use iGive.
Our Cafepress Store sells a lot of very cute guinea pig related items. Please consider doing some shopping to support our rescue efforts.
- Monetary donations or supermarket gift cards to pay for vegetables
- Plain guinea pig pellets (Kleenmama, Mazuri or Oxbow)
- Timothy Hay
- Coroplast for cages
- Storage grids to build cages
- Digital cameras to photograph shelter pigs
- Flat bottom pet store cages to donate to shelters
- Copy cards from Kinko’s or Office Depot
- Cutting boards to keep guinea pigs’ feet off wire flooring at shelters
- Pigloos or hidey houses to make pigs more comfortable
- Towels, fleece, rugs or other clean soft washable bedding
- Large packages of Carefresh bedding, Aspen or kiln-dried pine shavings
- Water bottles and heavy food bowls
- Or a tax-deductible monetary donation to pay for items above as needed
Donate through Paypal
|Just fill in the form online. You can
pay with a credit card or checking account.
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Sponsor a Guinea Pig
Guinea Pigs you can Sponsor
We have several guinea pigs in the rescue who need one or more tests or medical procedures before they can be adopted. Because we are a non-profit organization, we depend upon donations to provide our guinea pigs with medical care.
Now, we have set up a system where you can sponsor one of these pigs in need by donating, quickly and anonymously, through PayPal. When you click on the button next to the guinea pig you want to help, your donation will go directly into that fund with the pig's name on it. We will post updates on these guinea pigs as soon as they are able to receive the medical care that they need.
Please consider sponsoring a rescued guinea pig today. With a little extra help these lovely animals can get well and go to a forever home!
We also have a Cafe Press store called the Phoebe Fund to
benefit special needs pigs.
OCCH operates solely on the effort and dedication of our volunteers. Here are some guidelines of expectations for our volunteers.
- Check your email regularly for pigfosters / shelterexchangeupdates.
-If signed up for an event, please arrive on time to your scheduled shift.
-If you know you’ll be late, please notify someone.
-If you have to cancel, please notify someone.
-At events, please greet peopleand offer to answer their questions.
-If you see someone give a donation, please be sure to thank that person.
OCCH recommends that volunteers review the rescue’s care sheets and frequently asked questions prior to your first event. This will assist in answering questions the public may ask.
Click here to view our care sheet.
Frequently asked questions are found at our website.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns your role as a volunteer. Thank you for your support of OCCH and pigs in need!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please read about the different volunteer activities here.
Our reimbursement policy for volunteers is as follows:
- ALL reimbursements must be pre-approved (email@example.com), and must be accompanied by a receipt.
- OCCH reimburses for event veggies and necessary medical expenses, according to our Foster Policies and Guidelines (available upon request).
OCCH does not reimburse for gas (except for vet visits). We encourage our volunteers to take advantage of the IRS deductions for mileage incurred in service of charitable organizations. Here are some helpful links for more tax information:
Cash for Critters
Recycle for the Animals: Help the guinea pigs and the environment. Turn trash into donations! OC Cavy Haven is collecting empty ink jet, laser printer cartridges and digital cell phones. We recycle them and earn funds for our rescue as part of the Cash for Critters Program. See if your employer or business will donate their used cartridges!
Check the Cash for Critters website which cartridges are accepted.
Attention Ralph's Shoppers!
Help the guinea pigs for free! Every time you use your Ralph's Club Card, Ralph's will send a percentage of your grocery bill to OCCH.Simply click on this link and register your rewards card, with OCCH as the charity of your choice.
Note: Shoppers have to re-register every year with Ralphs Community Rewards Program.
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Thank you for your support!
Donate needed items directly to the rescue by shopping our Amazon Wish List.
Start using GoodSearch.com as your search engine and online shopping mall! Every time you search the Internet via goodsearch or make an online purchase at one of their partner merchants, GoodSearch makes a donation to OCCH. Simply
select Orange County Cavy Haven from the list of charities to sign up.
Help us fundraise for homeless guinea pigs. OCCH is in need of funds to buy GuineaLynx Health Books, along with cozy beds, new food dishes and water bottles for our fosters and shelter pigs just in time for the holidays.
Please visit Crowdrise for more info.
Shop for you and your guinea pigs at our amazon store: http://astore.amazon.com/thcast00-20. A portion of your purchases will be donated to OCCH.