Available Chinchillas

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Available for Adoption

We are small group of volunteers located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our primary foster home is in Sunnyvale, California. Because our foster homes are private homes, we do not have daily or scheduled hours during which we receive visitors. To make an appointment to visit the chinchillas available for adoption or to get more information about any of our chinchillas, call (805) CHINS-88. If no answer, please leave name, phone number and e-mail. Emails may also be sent to cachins88@gmail.com. Please be patient with replies because we are a small group of volunteers.

We do not ship or deliver animals. If you are not in Northern California, we can try to help you find a rescue group closer to your location. If you are in Southern California, please check our list of rescues for contacts nearer you.

We do not adopt animals to people under the age of 18.

Our chinchillas are not to be used for breeding of any kind, either intentional or "accidental", for profit or to produce offspring to add to your chinchilla family. See our adoption policy and adoption process for more information.

Our adoption fee is $150* per animal which includes an "Adoption Care Package".

Below are only a few of the chinchillas currently in need of new homes. We have 50+ chinchillas in need of forever homes.

*Subject to change


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 Pairs and Groups*

* These chins are in bonded groups and must be adopted together

Big and Small 3 year old standard gray sisters.

Yuki and Dakota approx 4-5 yr old females, standard grey
Very shy. Former breeders

Georgia and Minnie - Minnie is 3 yrs old and Georgia is 6 yrs old. 
Very nice friendly females

Sloan and Willow - mother and daughter. Petco sold  two “male” chins to the former owner.  Well, Sloan after 4 months gave birth to 3 babies. Two boys and one girl.

The former owner only had space for one cage kept the Dad and two boys and surrendered Sloan and Willow.

 Single Males

Dusty - Sweet lively male chinchilla. Just older than a year old.  Owner got a new job and no longer had time to care for him 

Nix - 5-6 years old gray male. Owner got a new job, not enough free time to care for them

Risa unknown age. Gray male. Owner moving to smaller place
Sailor 1 1/2 yr old that was a gift to the person who surrendered him. She did not want a pet. Poor Sailor is a bit wild from lack of attention. Needs attention and a firm owner to become a good little chinchilla.
Bubba standard gray male.  Unknown age but we are guessing between 3 to 6 years.  Found running loose being chased by cats in Newark.  The couple that caught it at first thought it was a squirrel.
Merlin standard gray male DOB 5/5/2018.  Former owner died of cancer.
Ernie 8 yr old gray male

Single Females

Mona is a very beautiful beige, 8 yr old female.  She loves running in a wheel and treats. Does not like to be held. 

Chin-Nita was an impulse buy in the pandemic lockdown.  Owner decided that chinchillas are not the right pet for him.

She is about 1 1/2yrs old

Fluff standard gray female. Age unknown. From a small time breeder who died.
Piggy Tail standard gray female. Age unknown. Blind in one eye. Missing toes. Was owned by a small time breeder who died

Eden standard gray female. Age unknown. Missing most of her tail. Scars on ears. Was owned by a small time breeder who died
Tinsel. Young gray female who is feisty and lively. Given to the SDC animal control in Dec 2018 
Senior Chinchillas*

* A note about senior chinchillas:

Senior chinchillas are 10+ years old. These animals deserve a loving forever home, so please consider adopting one of our seniors. If these animals are not adopted, they will always have a loving "forever" home within our organization.

Vincent violet color male 14 yrs old. Came in with a bad case of ringworm which has been treated.
Vinnie violet color male 21 yrs old. Came in with a bad case of ringworm which has been treated. Fur is growing back.
Blue standard gray male 16 yrs old
Peter Pan - 10+ years old gray male.
Special Needs Chinchillas
10 years+. She is a sprayer. When you go to pick her up she uses your hand as target practice. Hates to be groomed, she has bitten the groomer several times.




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