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Small Angels Rescue

Frederick, MD

Our Mission

Small Angels Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no kill, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming guinea pigs, rats and hamsters. The mission of Small Angels is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome guinea pigs, hamsters and rats. These animals are worthy of respectful and compassionate treatment. We advocate and facilitate responsible animal care and companionship.

Small Angels was founded in the fall of 2003 when the organizers recognized a need for a group to help small animals abandoned at animal shelters. The rescue was founded as a way to move these animals into foster homes for socialization and proper attentive care, as well as streamline the adoption process and provide accurate thorough information to adopters about these often misunderstood animals. Animals are acquired directly via public surrenders and from local shelters and animal welfare groups. We use an extensive network of foster homes to care for the animals until we can find them a forever home.

Adoption Policy

Small Angels Rescue does not have a physical shelter; rather we care for animals through our network of foster care homes. As such, adoptions are scheduled by appointment only at times and locations agreed upon by the rescue and the adopter. Our adoption process is straightforward. Adopters must fill out an adoption application. There is an application for guinea pigs and a separate application for other animals. Once we have the completed application, we interview the adopter by phone or email to clear up any questions and concerns about the application, including whether the adopter meets our cage requirements and has the proper supplies, and to ensure that the adopter has all of the information needed to properly care for the animal. At the time of adoption, adopters must sign an adoption contract.

Adoption fees: Hamsters & Rats are $10 each for the first three animals, then $5 each thereafter. Guinea Pigs are $45 for each unaltered, $65 for neutered males, $80 for spayed females, $90 for bonded pairs.

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