About Us


2017 News!

We are now an official 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization!!  We can give tax deductions for all financial donations: paypal.me/cavyrescue

Need donations of pellets, hay, old blankets, towels and bedding as always.

Volunteers needed to help with cleaning habitats and handling piggie, also needing fosters to temporarily house and love on piggies to socialize and prepare them for adoption.  We will provide cages with all fosters.

Thanks to all the fosters  that helped out this year so far!!  Particular thanks to Victoria, our Piggie nurse, who has treated so many sick piggies this year, saving us hundreds in vet bills.

This year , we are focusing  on  a vision of a Adoption/Education Center for Small Furries here in San Antonio- an actual "brick and morter" building, focused on education and re-homing rabbbits, ferrets, chincillas, and other furries.  The long term goal is to facilitate a change by where petstores will NO LONGER sell small furries or exotics, instead will allow knowledgeable rescues to do events at their stores.  As of June 2017, Pet Supplies Plus on Babcock, where we hold adoption events, will no longer carry guinea pigs!!   We are currently holding adoption events at PSP at Babcock and Nacogdoches every month.

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Adopting A Friend

Adoption is easy as 1,2,3!

1) contact us and share your information about household, reasons for wanting one, ages of children and previous experience with small pets

2) Establish what you will be using to house your new friend- we can help with ordering one for you or building a C&C cage. If you already have one, we need to see a pic to make sure it is adequate.  Adequate size: 2 ft by 4 ft MINIMUM for one piggie  2ft by 5 ft for two.Pet store cages are NOT adequate unless they are the largest rabbit cages 4 ft or larger.  MUST see pic of cage or adoption can not move forward.

3) come by and pick out your new friend!  Fill out adoption contract and pay fees.  $50 for same gender pair or   $40 single matchup

Who We Are

Second Chance Cavy Rescue is a safe haven for unwanted guinea pigs to find large habitats, proper nutrition and a safe environment.  Our mission is focused on education, proper care and housing and appreciation of small furry pets. We do not advocate breeding in any context, but educate on understanding the social needs of these amazing, loving animals to prevent unwanted pregnancies.  We actively adopt out so we can take more in.

We have a Classroom Foster Program for schools, placing guinea pigs with whole setup in classrooms at no cost to teachers.  We follow up with presentations to the students on proper care and handling as well.

We offer ongoing services to adopters , including pet sitting during vacation, upgrading to larger habitats and matching up additional guinea pigs if needed.

We do take surrenders as room allows and always have piggies for adoption of all ages. We require a adoption contract as well as proof of suitable habitat and safe environment.

Come Visit Us

Call to make an appointment to come and see all our Guinea pigs for adoption!  Great way to let kids hold and interact with guinea pigs to see if ownership is something they want to do and to ensure they are allergy- free.

We are located in Northwest San Antonio, close to 1604 and Bandera rd.  Contact for an appointment.  210-900-7749- Diana Sandlin


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