My name is Herman (Sanctuary Foster)!

Guinea Pig for adoption in Monrovia, Maryland - Herman (Sanctuary Foster)
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Small Angels Rescue Inc.

Facts about Herman (Sanctuary Foster)

  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 16-01-16
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

Herman (Sanctuary Foster) is best friends with Hanna (Sanctuary Foster). Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
This very sweet pair of guinea pigs is looking for a sanctuary foster home (or a forever home with a suitable adopter!). Because of their age (4 years or so) and because Hanna has a history of urinary tract infections and blood in her urine they would do well in a foster home that could tend to any medical needs that arise. Before being surrendered to Small Angels, Herman was handled roughly and suffered a broken hip, which healed perfectly. However, he is afraid of young children.

At this time, both piggies are healthy. There is no special care needed on a daily basis. The foster parent would just need to watch for signs of blood in Hanna's urine. If signs of a UTI or stone are suspected the foster would be required to either take the sick pig to the rescue's vet or get the pig to a designated Small Angels volunteer.

Herman and Hanna are a bonded pair of guinea pigs who met while in the rescue. Both were lonely pigs looking a friend. When they met it was love at first sight. A few hours after meeting, they were sleeping in the same cuddle cup, and eating and drinking together. Herman is a neutered male teddy. He is black with a bit of white on his face, and he has a very pink nose. Hanna is white, ginger and black. She is said to be spayed but we cannot verify that and are listing her as intact.

When Herman first came to the rescue he was very timid and skittish, but he has come out of his shell and loves being pet and cuddled. Hanna came to the rescue from a shelter in Pennsylvania and little is known about her past. She is gentle and loving and very social.

Small Angels places guinea pigs with special needs in Sanctuary Foster Homes. These piggies are not suitable for adoption for various reasons such as dental problems, deformities, congenital heart defects or chronic disease. Some of the piggies are prone to relatively minor conditions such as UTIs and are quite healthy most of the time. You can foster a pair you are comfortable caring for -- whether it is an end-stage situation that requires daily treatments or a pair who only occasionally require a vet visit or medications.

We will supply an appropriate habitat and other needed supplies along with funding veterinary care for the life of the piggie. Foster parents are asked to provide food, bedding and the extra care and love needed to give these piggies a happy and comfortable life, however long or short it may be. We will provide the necessary training and guidance. Fostering does require some driving -- to pick up and drop off foster animals and/or to take the piggie for check ups or treatment (our vet is located in Purcellville, VA). You must live within a practical driving distance of Purcellville, Frederick, Mt. Airy or Rockville. If you are interested in helping Herman and Hanna or another special needs guinea pig, please email


About Small Angels Rescue Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Small Angels was founded in 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.

Small Angels is a 501(3)(3) nonprofit, no‐kill, all‐volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. 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.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Small Angels Rescue does not have a physical shelter—we care for animals through our network of foster care homes. We have monthly adoption events at the Frederick Petco and various Bark locations in Montgomery County. Not all breeds are brought to adoption events. Most adoptions take place at the animal's foster home or at an animal coordinator's house.

Our Adoption Process...

Small Angels Rescue’s 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 e-mail 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: Mice, Gerbils, Hamsters & Rats: $10 each for the first three animals, then $5 each thereafter. Guinea Pigs: $35 each unaltered, $45 neutered males, $55 spayed females.