Adoption Application
Thank you for choosing Piggie Poo Rescue and thank you for choosing adoption! Most guinea pigs lose their homes almost every year, as kids grow bored and parents are too busy to honor their commitment to the family pet. Piggie Poo is a private, non-profit animal welfare organization. Our mission is to stop this cycle of neglect and to ensure the best possible placement for the animals in our care. Not all applicants will be chosen to adopt and we sincerely thank you for your understanding, and we sincerely appreciate your time completing our application.
1. You must be 18 years of age to adopt a Pet from Piggie Poo Rescue. *
  • I'm 18 or better
  • Ops, I'll ask my parents to complete the form
2. Have you read our paper *
  • Yes! I understand how hard piggys are to care for and I'm committed for LIFE
  • Not yet. Click here: http://piggiepoo.org/resources/Top-10-Things.jpg
  • No, Pet Rocks are easy to care for.
3. Guinea pigs make wonderful FAMILY pets that require DAILY attention by a knowledgeable ADULT caregiver. Is an ADULT dedicated to the care and well being of this pet, for life? *
  • Yes. I promise I will never return the guinea pigs because my kids aren't helping or have become bored
  • Yes. I don't have kids!
  • No. Please consider a pet rock!
4. First & LAST Name: *
5. Email (please check your SPAM folder) *
6. Phone Number *
7. Street Address (no PO Boxes please) *
8. City, ST and Zip *
9. Does your family already have guinea pigs? If so, how many males and how many females?
10. Have you adopted from Piggie Poo Rescue before? If so, who and when? How are they doing?
11. Are you looking for a companion for a lonely pig you already have? If so, please complete this section.
  • YES! However Piggie Poo rarely has companion piggys available for adoption.
  • No, I'm looking to adopt a pair of piggys
  • No, Pet Rocks don't need friends!
12. Has your piggy already had a companion? Where is that companion now? Please note if your piggy died suddenly, we STRONGLY recommend that you bring your surviving pig to the Vet BEFORE adopting another.
13. What sex is your piggy? Please note that guinea pigs are RARELY altered. If a pet store told you they were altered, they lied!
  • Male
  • Female
  • Altered (documentation required)
14. What age is your piggy? For best chances of a life long bond, a pig close in age is usually the best choice.
  • Baby (under a year)
  • Young (1 or 2 years)
  • Adult (3 or 4 years)
  • Senior (5 years +)
15. Please note you MUST bring you guinea pig to the Rescue for a supervised play date to ensure they will cohabitate peacefully.
  • Good idea!
  • No, my pig will stay home with his pet rock
16. Is there a Pet at Piggie Poo you're interested in adopting? What are their names?
17. Do you have a preference for your Pet's sex?
  • Male
  • Female
18. Do you have a preference for your Pet's age?
  • Baby (under a year)
  • Young (1 or 2 years)
  • Adult (3 or 4 years)
  • Senior (5 years +)
19. Why do you want this Pet? *
20. What characteristics are you looking for in your new Pet?
21. Please rate your level of experience with this type of Pet. *
  • None
  • Beginner
  • Some Experience
  • Tons of Experience
22. Allergies are the #1 reason why guinea pigs are surrendered to Piggie Poo Rescue. Allergies to hay and dust, as well as the Pet's urine, are very common. Does anyone in your home have allergies? *
23. Piggie Poo Rescue STRONGLY opposes giving live animals as gifts. Please indicate the following: *
  • I will be the primary care taker
  • The pet IS a gift AND the recipient, AND parent if applicable, will be at the adoption
  • I hear pet rocks make great gifts!
24. Guinea pigs require a Specialized, Exotic's Trained Veterinarian. They are not cheap! Are you prepared for the possibility of some serious Vet bills? *
  • Yes, I'm committed for life
  • No, I'll think more about this pet rock...
25. The Rescue has very specific housing requirements that are best met with a C&C Habitat (please see www.guineapigcages.com). Are you willing to house your piggys in a C&C habitat? *
  • Yes, I'll buy one at adoptions, where 100% of the proceeds support the Rescue!
  • I have one (complete Questions #24 & 25)
  • No, thank you...Pet rocks sleep anywhere
26. If you made or bought your habitat, please upload a photo of the ACTUAL cage, set up and ready for piggys. STOCK PHOTOS OFF THE WEB ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
27. If you made or bought your habitat, please provide inside dimensions (length and width only) so we can compare it's square footage to our requirements.
28. Where in your home (which room) do you plan to house the guinea pigs? *
29. Guinea pigs are fragile and are best for families with children over 9 years of age. Are there children in your home? What are their ages? *
30. Dogs kill guinea pigs. We hear about it everyday. It has nothing to do with how sweet your dog is, it has ONLY to do with his prey drive. Does your family have a dog? If so, what is the dogs age and breed? "MIXED" is not an acceptable answer. Indicate the breed mix here. *
31. When you adopt a Pet from Piggie Poo Rescue, you are contractually obligated to return them to the Rescue if you are no longer willing or able to provide for their care. Are you willing to agree to this condition? *
  • Yes, but I'm committed for life
  • No, that Pet Rock sounds better and better
32. Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
33. I certify that the information provided on this form is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge. *
  • Yes
  • No