Forever Feisty Chinchilla Rescue Inc. - Granby Pet Shelter

This rescue was started because of the overwhelming love and respect one woman has for the intelligence, beauty and trust that animals show on a daily basis. Since September 2003, we have been a non-profit, volunteer based, no kill rescue which has provided a safe haven for unwanted and neglected chinchillas. This has consisted of medical care, a spacious and clean living environment, a healthy diet, exercise and unlimited love. Each chinchilla is given individual attention and care. We started with one woman that had a life changing experience with animals and found herself looking down a life path that she had to follow. We are incorporated in the state of Connecticut and have networked with several other chinchilla rescues across the US to help homeless chinchillas. Our rescue is devoted exclusively to chinchillas and we are the only full time chinchilla rescue in New England. We do NOT breed chinchillas. We will travel to MA, NH, RI, VT, areas of ME & NY, and of course throughout CT, to pick up chinchillas in need of a home.

  • Shelter Address
  • P.O. Box 406
    Granby, CT 06035
  • Phone
  • Contact Name
  • Website
  • Pet types
  • Chinchillas
  • Location served
  • CT, MA, NH, RI, VT, areas of ME and NY

Adoption Process

You must be 21 years old to apply for an adoption. We do not recommend chinchillas for families with young children (under 14 years). Remember, with proper care, chins can have a life span of 15-20 years! If you are under 21 years old and wish to adopt one of our chinchillas, you must have consent and support of an adult guardian. The adult guardian is the person who must fill out the application with notations about who will be the primary caretaker. Please do not contact us asking if we have kits available for adoption. We do NOT BREED, so on the rare occasion we do have kits, they will be about 1 yr old before an adoption can take place. An adoption application must be filled out completely. If it is not completed, it will not be reviewed. Filling out 'whatever you recommend' is not an answer to a question. Please do your research about chin care before applying (this website is a great source). We may then call you for an interview. It makes it easier to get in touch with you if you mention the best time (daytime or evening) to reach you in the 'Additional Comments' section of the application. If you are approved for adoption, a date is setup for you to visit the chinchillas to see who you are most compatible with. Since we are a private rescue, only approved applicants can visit the chinchillas. We will introduce you to a few chinchillas that we think would be a good match for you. If you are trying to adopt a chin to pair with a chinchilla you currently have, please do not ask us to bring your chinchilla to our rescue. Having two chins meet face to face that are not familiar with each other is not the proper way to introduce chins. If they don't show aggression towards each other, that is not an indicator they will get along in the future (this is a fallacy). Separate cages will be needed regardless if you are trying to pair chins. Please note; you will not leave with the chinchilla you choose. A date is set up for the final adoption in which we will bring the chinchilla to his/her new home. This allows the new guardian to prepare for the chinchilla's arrival. Appropriate housing, bedding, food and supplies are expected to be set up and ready for the chinchilla to move into upon final adoption. We will not adopt a chinchilla to any home if an appropriate, safe and clean cage is not available. We recommend Martin's Cages, Quality Cage, Critter Nation or Ferret Nation cages as the best you can get for your chinchilla. We require you have a safe travel carrier (not fabric) for your new chinchilla before you can adopt. We also require that you have a chinchilla knowledgeable veterinarian listed on your application, so please, do your research. Not all vets will see chinchillas or know how to treat them. Vets that see only cats and dogs do not have the needed knowledge to properly care for a chinchilla.

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