The Critter Corral

P.O. Box 291,Steger,IL 60475
email: info@crittercorral org or

Our Pet List

Our Featured Pet Updates

Meet Badger who came to us from a local shelter where he had been left. He is a bit on the shy side and is looking for a home that is willing to work with him so he can learn people aren't so bad. He is such a handsome fella and wants a home to call his own. He is presently located at one of our foster homes in Yorkville.!!!

Upcoming Events

    Adopt a Pet: Pet Supplies Plus in Bolingbrook March 11th from 11 to 3

    Donations can also be made at:

    Help us get free donations whenever you shop online. If you sign up by 8/31, when you shop we'll earn an extra $5 donation. Recruit your friends and earn additional referral bonuses for us. It's so easy to help just by shopping at any of the more than 1700 stores! Sign up today!

    We need volunteers to help!! Contact Jennifer at for info about helping

    Get free shipping on piggie products and earn money for The Critter Corral while you shop! At Small Pet Select you can order online and receive free shipping PLUS 10% of your purchase will be donated to our rescue when you use this code at checkout: crittercorral.

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About Us

The Critter Corral is a small animal rescue specializing in guinea pigs. We were founded in April, 1999. As of January 1st we have taken in over 4000 homeless and unwanted Guinea Pigs! 95% of the Guinea Pigs in our rescue come from shelters and animal controls.
Being there are so many homeless Guinea Pigs around the country we do not feel we should fill homes out of our area with our Guinea Pigs. Check your local shelters if you are not in the Chicago and surrounding suburban area (which includes NW Indiana and Decatur/Springfield). Contact us for more information. ***WE ARE LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE****

Who we are: The Critter Corral is a rescue run out of private homes with a small group of volunteers. All adoptions are done by appointment only. (or something along those lines. everyone seems to think we have a shelter)

Adopting a friend

There is an adoption application, adoption fee, and contract required. If there is someone specific that you would like to see please contact us at Adoption fee is $25 to $35 per guinea pig. The adoption fee helps to cover feeding, bedding and medical care of the Guinea Pigs in the rescue. Please contact us for more information.

Support the Rescue Effort

Sponsor A Senior
This is a great way to help us care for the elderly and special needs piggies that come into the rescue. Many are normally euthanized at shelters due to their age. For just $20 for 6 months you can help provide for their care. No cleaning or feeding. You receive a lovely certificate and pigture with their story. Click here to visit our senior/special needs site

Memorial Program
Have a homeless piggie named after a loved ones pet. For a $10 donation you'll also receive a pigture of the piggie getting that special name.

Become a Member
For just $15 a year you can help our piggies for a full year.

Receive our newsletter "The Critter Chronicles" and receive invitations to all our special events throughout the year.

Piggie sleeping bags
Piggies love to cuddle in these bags and they are great for carrying your guinea pig. They are well made and cute designs.
Mediums (11") are $10.00
Large (14") are $15.00

Ribbon Magnets.
These are the popular ribbons you see on vehicles. Cute designs that say "I love my Guinea Pig" or " Adopt a Guinea Pig.
$10.00 each (plus $1.25 shipping)

To view the sleeping bags or ribbons visit our site at
To view the bags or "I love my Guinea Pig" ribbon click on "Items to benefit our medical fund". To view the "Adopt a Guinea Pig" ribbon click on "Show you support our seniors." Be sure to see the 2008 calendars that are available as well as picture frames.

Email us to purchase the above items

The Critter Corral also participates in the program. If you shop online, you can purchase through and a percentage of your purchase will go towards the rescue!

Visit our Guinea Pig gift shop for some great apparel and gifts for guinea pig lovers.

We also accept credit card payment through Paypal at

We Found New Homes Because of Petfinder!!

Click here to see our Small & Furry Happy Tails!

Come Visit Us!

PLEASE NOTE: We do require that an appointment be made to visit, adopt or drop off a pet.
Links & Contacts

Creating Cages
Find a Vet

Web Sites
Cavy Madness
This Little Piggie Marketplace

KM's Hayloft
Small Pet Select
Oxbow Hay
Cozy Cavy
Guinea Pig Market Place

The Critter Corral
PO Box 291
Steger, IL 60475
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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