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ACS ADOPTION GUESTBOOK.
ACS regularly review our adoption process. Have you adopted a guinea pig through ACS? Were you happy with our adoption process? Any complications? Suggestions for improvement? All comments are welcome as long as they are constructive. We appreciate your honesty. Help us to understand what the process is like for you.
Why choose to adopt through ACS? Click here to read why...
Are you ready to adopt? Click here to read info checklist...
ACS is a sanctuary not a pet shop or breeder. Every guinea pig that enters an ACS shelter is technically homeless hence why we use the term 'adopt' not 'buy' as we do not breed nor do we sell guinea pigs for profit.
The adoption process: We have an adoption process in place to ensure that every homeless guinea pig that enters an ACS Shelter will find a loving permanent home where they will be valued and nurtured as part of the family. If you feel you can give an ACS guinea pig a special place in your family we look forward to discussing adoption with you. We appreciate those that take the time to go through our adoption process and that understand why it is in place.
Our adoption process ensures that you and your new guinea pigs will live happily for a long time together and so that when you adopt you are equipped with all the knowledge that you need to cater for your guinea pigs correctly. Unlike the myth, Guinea pigs are not cheap pets and correct care of guinea pigs will each week cost the same as or more than that of 1 dog or cat. Guinea pigs are quite hardy if kept and fed correctly but you will need to consider the cost of vet/medical bills if your guinea pig falls unwell.
Please click on the form above if you are ready to adopt. This form is standard to be sent through via email before visits to our shelters to adopt can proceed. The relevant ACS Shelter will then contact you back via email or phone. Any personal information sent through on this form will remain confidential and will only be viewed by the ACS Shelter Manager the form is sent to.
(Above form read only - see online adoption enquiry form to place your initial adoption enquiry)
We are happy to discuss any part of our adoption terms and are happy to advise where we can with the planning for your new family member/s.
Adoption fee: All guinea pigs have an adoption fee of $20.00. This covers their health check, mite treatment/worming and the fee itself is technically deemed as a donation whereby anything extra goes directly to the other guinea pigs in our care .
ACS can have any of our adoptable guinea pigs de-sexed for a fee. If you find you are interested two guinea pigs that are different sexes please feel free to email or phone your nearest ACS shelter about this option and any costs involved.