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Wheek Care Guinea Pig Rescue

429 Esther Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068

Our Mission

Doing something BIGGER to help those who are SMALLER.

Wheek Care Guinea Pig Rescue's mission is to provide rescue, medical, and sanctuary services to all guinea pigs while also providing boarding, grooming, bonding, respite and hospice services to cavies.

Medical Care
Wheek Care provides medical care to any guinea pig with health issues. Guinea pigs with health complications preventing adoption will remain within Wheek Care until the health issues are resolved. In some cases, the guinea pig will need sanctuary at Wheek Care for the remainder of its life, no matter how long that may be. Wheek Care Guinea Pig Rescue also provides palliative and respite care when deemed necessary.

Adoption & Fostering
Adoptions occur through the Wheek Care website, Petfinder, and local events in our communities. Fosters are utilized in situations such as a guinea pig needing socialization, rehabilitation, medical care, and even respite.

Guided by decades of experience and a general passion for guinea pigs, Wheek Care is qualified to educate the general public and potential adopters on proper guinea pig care.The goal of education is to assist people in becoming better equipped to care for their own guinea pigs, as well as making informed decisions as to whether or not a cavy is the right companion animal for their families.

Adoption Policy

Adopting a trio: Wheek Care has several really great trios available for adoption. We are HUGE believers in trios. To promote the adoption of these sweet trios, we are requesting the same adoption fee, $40, as we request for a pair.

Myth: girl guinea pigs are more cuddly than boys. Boy piggies, from around the age of 8 months old, are generally much calmer and cuddly.

Adoption through Wheek Care Guinea Pig Rescue is not only rewarding but also very easy! 

Here is a quick look at our adoption procedure:

Email us and request an adoption packet and the specific pair you are interested in, if known.

We will send you the application packet. Complete an adoption application and submit it for approval.

Upon approved adoption application we will schedule a meet and greet with our adoptable pigs that meet your personality and needs.

To ensure that our guinea pigs are going to have the best possible setup when they are adopted we require either a C&C Cage or a Midwest cage be used to house the adopted piggies. These cages ensure ample space for the pigs to stretch and play, reduce chances of dominance fights (because of the size), provides ease of cleaning, and in the case of a C&C Cage - can be customized based on your preference on size, color, decorations, etc. 

We operate on an "appointment only" basis. We look forward to hearing from you.

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