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Read the story in Sue’s own words. When Sue Walters of Aurora, Ont., was looking for suitable pets for her two autistic sons, Devin and Michael, she decided guinea pigs might be perfect.  “Our lives are too hectic for a dog, and a cat would not be a great fit either,” she says. To begin her search, she visited Petfinder. …

Annie (right) was the perfect pal for her family’s other guinea pig, Spunk. Annie was the center of attention as a classroom pet, but when the school year ended, her glory days seemed over. She was surrendered to Piggles Guinea Pig Rescue in Unionville, ON. Fortunately, Cassandra Jackson of Barrie, ON, was looking for a friend for the family’s piggy, …

Never let it be said that tiny furry creatures don’t have personality. Princess greets her family by standing up against the side of her crate and squeaking, greeting them when they’ve been out of sight. “She absolutely loves chin rubs and is starting to like being petted on her back,” says Amanda Endicott of Wauconda, IL, who adopted her from …

Like rabbits and other small mammals, guinea pigs require an environment and treatment distinct from dogs and cats. Learn how to provide one.

Some people complain that guinea pigs are too much work and require too much time. While they are not low-maintenance pets, they are lovable! Find out if a guinea pig is right for you.

March is Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month. To celebrate, we’re holding a live Q&A about small mammal adoption and care on our Facebook page Wednesday, March 28, from 12-2 p.m. ET! Lisa Hutcheon, director of Canada’s Small Animal Rescue Society of BC, is joining us to answer your questions. Photo: Small Animal Rescue Society of BC in Burnaby, British Columbia How to …

Happy Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month!! Ever wonder just what goes into caring for Guinea Pigs and other small pets? Can a small pet live safely with a dog or cat? What is an appropriate diet? or just what DOES their behavior mean? Well join us and find out! We will be holding a LIVE Small Animal Adoption and Care Q&A Thursday, March 28th …

Living with a guinea pig if you have guinea pig allergies is not easy. Learn the symptoms of guinea pig allergies and suggestions for handling guinea pig allergies here.