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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 Menlo Park, 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, click here.

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 $75 per animal which includes a "care package" worth about $50. Used cages are available for a small donation.

For more information about any of the animals available for adoption, contact us.

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


October 3, 2018

As most people may know, we are a very small, all volunteer rescue organization. The rescue was founded in 1977 and has never turned away a chin in need. For the first time in our history, we are experiencing circumstances beyond our control that are altering our service availability as detailed below. 

Adoptions may still be available by appointment only. Regular adoptions will resume in November. To make an appointment 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. 

Your Help is Greatly Appreciated 
We welcome volunteers that could foster chinchillas. We have a number in baby watch that will need care for 4 to 6 months. Also some special needs chins, some elderly chinchillas as old as 23 years and some young chins as young as 8 months that could really appreciate some extra attention in foster care. Rescue would supply chin food and if needed chin medical care. Call (805) CHINS-88 or email cachins88@gmail.com if you can help. 

We appreciate your patience and support during this challenging time and look forward to returning to providing full services in November.

 Pairs and Groups*

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

Rudy and Pip - a father and son pair. Rudy is 6 and Pip is 3 years old

Grey and Sebastian - a grey and mosaic pair of brothers


 Single Males

Peter Pan - 8 years old
Peedee - 6 year old standard male  peedee
Calvin - 5 yr old male that sleeps under a blanket. He loves to have his chin rubbed. cal
Willy -is under a year old. He is lively and a bit shy.

Single Females

Smokey - 7 year old beige female. Loves running in a wheel and sleeping in a hammock. Well cared for and healthy. The former owner is in graduate school and wants a better home where Smokey can get lots of attention  Adopted!
Zoey - 2 yr old female 
Miss Piggy - is a nice 2-3 year old standard female with a cute curly tail. pig
Chiffon - 7 year old standard female. Owner moved to Europe and could not take her. Chiffon
Senior Chinchillas*

* A note about senior chinchillas:

The adoption fee for chinchillas that are 9+ years old is $50 per animal. 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.

Cry Baby 12+ years old

Special Chinchillas**

** A note about special needs chinchillas:

If these animals are not adopted, they will always have a loving "forever" home within our organization. We list the animals here only because there are sometimes people who really want to help the animals that are most in need.

Pumpkin - standard gray female. She has a bad attitude and manners. She is not recommended for a first time chinchilla owner.






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