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My name is ALMOND!

Guinea Pig for adoption in Boston, Massachusetts - ALMOND
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Rescue League of Boston

Facts about ALMOND

  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 11487265-A255876
  • Hair: Medium
Meet ALMOND! (I am currently located at the Petsmart in Saugus. Please stop by to visit with me!)

Almond is a 4-year old female guinea pig who was surrendered to us from a home with too many animals. While she has lived with other guinea pigs and may eventually like having another guinea pig friend, any introductions to existing guinea pigs in the home would have to be done slowly and carefully. Almond recently gave birth in one of our foster homes, all of whom have found good homes. She is quite skittish around people and with handling so she will need lots of individual attention and patient handling in her new home. In order to adopt, the staff will need to see a photo of the cage the guinea pigs will be living in, prior to bringing them home.

Guinea Pig care is fairly easy to learn. They need a large enough enclosure to give them space to move around. At minimum a solo piggy should have 2 feet by 4 feet of floor space. And to add to it, provide lofts with ramps for added space. Make sure the floor of the cage is covered if its a wire-bottom cage. Guinea pigs need grain, hay and fresh fruits/veggies every day. They need a secure hiding house, (you can use a store bought plastic one or a cardboard box), litter box with soft bedding, and plenty of enrichment and toys. Never give rubber or soft plastic to guinea pigs. Only give them safe to chew wood items or various cardboard items from around the house, (toilet paper rolls, paper bags, etc). They also need gentle handling to help them get used to people. There are many ways to design a guinea pig enclosure and if you want ideas, feel free to visit and have a staff member walk you through it.

ALMOND is vet checked and is ready to go home today.
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About Animal Rescue League of Boston

About Our Shelter...

The Boston facility serves as the headquarters for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. The site houses the administrative offices, extensive animal housing, an adoption center, an outpatient veterinary clinic, four ambulances, and the majority of the law enforcement department.

Our Adoption Process...

.The Animal Rescue League of Boston requires the following documentation as part of the adoption process:

Proof that adopter is 21 years of age or older
A Massachusetts ID with valid current address (No Student IDs) - or any Government Issued ID along with piece of mail with current address (ie water bill, tax bill, phone bill etc)
Complete an application and interview with adoption personnel

Pet Adoption Fees
Cats 5 months and younger $200
Cats 6 months to 3 years $150
Cats 4 years to 7 years $125
Cats 8 years and older $100
Dogs 5 months and younger $450
Dogs 6 months to 7 years $300
Dogs 8 years and older $200
Rabbits $75, pair for $125
Guinea Pigs $35, pair $50
Ferrets $90, pair $150
Small Animals $25+, dependent on species
Birds $10-$150+, dependent on species

Adoption fee includes the following:
Initial health screening and veterinary examination
Initial vaccinations
Spaying or Neutering
Veterinary care valued at up to $200 should your pet develop a shelter-related illness within the first seven days of adoption
Rabies vaccination for dogs, cats and ferrets
Permanent microchip identification and registration
Heartworm test and 1st dose of preventative medication for dogs
1st dose of flea prevention/treatment for dogs and cats
Feline Leukemia test for cats
Deworming for intestinal parasites
Tag, collar, and leash or carrier