Mommy and Baby were “strays,” found in a box in Delaware. Luckily someone rescued them and took them to Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue in Burlington, N.J.
Meanwhile, Samantha Falcucci had been looking for a guinea pig for a long time. She had done her research so she knew how to care for them and had learned that she didn’t have to go to a pet store to get one: There were plenty of adoptable ones.
When her parents gave her the go-ahead, she began looking on Petfinder and spotted Mommy and Baby.
“The day we adopted them, they came home to a huge clean cage filled with fresh veggies and toys, and most of all, a whole lot of love,” she says. “The pair enjoyed breakfasts of grass on the lawn, piano playing in their room and tons of kisses.”
Samantha and her sister enjoyed their company for six years. The guinea pigs passed away within two weeks of each other last year, but “they sparked a fire in us that will never go away,” Samantha says.
Not only will they always have guinea pigs in their lives, they
encourage everyone to adopt pets rather than buy them. “It is so
rewarding and fulfilling,” she says. “You just know in your heart that
you did the right thing.”
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