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
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.
do not adopt animals to people under the age of 18.
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
adoption fee is $75 per animal which includes a "care
package" worth about $50. Used cages are available
for a small donation.
more information about any of the animals available for
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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.