In order to do a SAME DAY ADOPTION, you will need to have the following available:

  • A copy of your Drivers License or Federal/State ID (Address must match physical address on the application. If not, a piece of official mail will be required).
  • A video tour of the home interior, including all rooms and areas. This includes areas where the pigs may not access.
  • Current vet information and proof of vaccinations for any dogs, cats and rabbits in the home.
  • Images of existing cage set up.
  • Two personal references that can be reached during the event. 
  • Contact information for exotic vet that can be reached during the event.  


If you do not already have a cage ready, hand-off of the piggies will need to wait until one is available and approved. All cages must meet our minimum requirement based on the piggies adopted. Please keep in mind that these dimensions are the minimum and we encourage adopters to select the largest cage possible: 



Number of Guinea Pigs Area/Size Grids (14″/9 Hole)
1 10.5 sq ft – 28”X56” 2X4
2 10.5 sq ft – 28”X56” 2X4
3 13 sq ft – 28”X71” 2X5
4 16 sq ft – 28”X84” 2X6

* For each piggie above 4, add at least an additional grid in length 



Number of Guinea Pigs  Area/Size Grids (14″/9 Hole)
1 10.5 sq ft – 28”X56” 2X4
2 13 sq ft – 28”X71” 2X5

We require cages to have the following:

  • Fleece with sewn-in absorbant layers (guineadad, etsy handmade pads, etc), carefresh bedding or kiln-dried pine bedding. No blankets, single sheets of fleece, pill-bedding or other varieties. 
  • At least one enclosed hide per pig (we DO NOT recommend plastic “pigloo” houses).
  • At least one easy to access water bottle (we recommend two as available).
  • At least one food bowl for pellets in a guinea pig safe material.
  • Comprised of either connected Midwest cages OR appropriate 14 inch/9 hole storage grids and connectors for stabilization. 


Please keep the following requirements in mind:

  • We DO NOT adopt to anyone under the age of (18). If you currently live with your parents, we ask that your parents co-apply for the piggies.
  • We will NOT adopt to anyone currently listed in our system as a “DO NOT ADOPT”, anyone with a past or pending animal cruelty charge/case, or to a suspected breeder.
  • We will contact your current vet (if you have existing pets). It is required that all pets in the household be up to date on STATE required vaccinations and have seen a vet within the last 12 months
  • Before we finalize the adoption, we will ask that you schedule an initial “new pet” appointment with an exotic vet within 90 days of the planned hand-off date, complete the “Adoption Contract” and screen conversation with a volunteer, and complete the donation for the adoption.