Are you looking for a location near you that takes in rescue chinchillas? Do you think that adopting a rescue chin and giving it a forever home is a good option for you? Are you searching for a rescue organization to donate money or time? Chinchilla Rescues can help.

This list of volunteers allows you to find someone near you who is familiar with chinnies to possibly take in rescues or provide you with a rescue chin. Use the contact information below to get in touch with rescuers near you. These people have volunteered to assist when it is possible. Not all volunteers listed are guaranteed to have space available at all times. Rescues that come with cages and food may be easier to place. Please contact these volunteers directly. Transportation may be arranged through rescue volunteers. This information has been placed on Pet-Bandanas.com as a means of easier access to direct information. Pet-Bandanas.com cannot guarantee care for animals placed in rescue. It is your responsibility to determine whether or not the rescuer you contact is fit to take in an animal.

If you are not on this list but would like to be or if your information needs to be removed or corrected, please contact us with the full details.

The map below is interactive. Click on the state where you would like to find a rescue location and it will take you to each person who might be available to assist in that particular state. If you do not find a rescue location in your state, please check the surrounding states for possible locations.

 

 

 

Alabama

Arizona

Susan Leonetti
Location: Sahuarita, AZ
Site: AZ Chins Rescue
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 520-399-3697

Jessica Graziano
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Email: [email protected]
Other animals: Puppies, kittens, turtles, fish, birds, sugar gliders, and more

Arkansas
Brandy Bentley
Location: Ratcliff, AR
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Will find or provide forever homes for rescues.
Other animals: Small animals such as hamsters, cats, dogs, reptiles, birds, horses, etc.

California
Shehla Khan
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Can take in some chinchillas to give them a forever home. Can also take in chinchillas as foster until a forever home is found.
Other animals: Can take in several kinds of small animals. Contact for more information.

Christina and Mike Hertzig
Location: Roseville, CA (Sacramento and Placer Counties)
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Can only take in chinchillas without contagious illnesses.
Other animals: We can take in most reptiles excluding large snakes and iguanas. Other large lizards are ok. We specialize in monitors.

Sandra Childress
Location: San Diego, CA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-263-5040
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Able to take in healthy chins until a forever home is found. Can also take in chronically ill animals with their own cage and donation to defray medical costs. Can travel up to four hours away from downtown San Diego.

Colorado
Libby
Location: Littleton, CO (Denver area)
Site: The Dust Bath
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: We strongly request that all chinchillas be at least moderately healthy. Fur-chewing, shyness and/or urinating at strangers, etc. are okay. For chinchillas with more serious problems (such as fur fungus, diarrhea, etc.) please contact us. We may still be able to take the chinchilla in or find someone else who can.
Other animals: We mainly focus on chinchillas, however if you have a small animal (such as a hedgehog, sugar glider, gerbil, mouse, rat, guinea pig, etc.) that you need a home for, please contact us. We may be able to take these animals in, provided they come with some food to start (so we have time to get some) and a cage. We have *one* small cage that can house a couple of gerbils, rats, mice, or possibly a single hedgehog.

Connecticut
Andrea Kundrotas
Location: Enfield, CT
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Prefer to take in bonded pairs or small bonded groups of same sex. Will take in male/female bonded pair (with the option to neuter the male). Will take in single chins as well. Good health preferred — no chins with ongoing medical care needed or with anything contagious. Shyness, fur chewing, under weight, etc. is fine.

Delaware
Dana Hartzfeld
Location: Dover, DE
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Other animals: Possibly open to taking in other small animals

Teena Rice
Location: Laurel, DE
Email: [email protected]

Florida
Elizabeth Whitt
Location: Perry, FL
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 850-578-2144

Matt
Location: Arcadia, FL
Email: [email protected]
Other animals: Sugar gliders.

Georgia
Renee and Pete Trenholm
Location: Northwest Georgia
Site: Chinchilla Rescue & Sanctuary
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: We have 29 years of experience in keeping/fostering small animals. All chins accepted regardless of health. However, we need to get as much information as possible to help us plan an effective course of treatment for those who are ill. Some chins are adopted out after quarantine/rehabilitation and some chins remain in our sanctuary to live out their lives with us.

Idaho

Illinois
Kristal Sinetos
Location: Leland, IL
Email: [email protected]
Other animals: Hamsters and sugar gliders.

Kristen and Tim King
Location: Chicago, IL
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Open to rescuing any chins. After rescuing Lola, the Kings have seen how horribly chins have been treated by those who don’t understand them or can’t take care of them. They would rather take in the chins than see them be sold or dropped off anywhere just to get rid of them.

Kristy McFee
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Can find forever homes for chins and some small mammals. All animals must be healthy and not carrying contagious diseases. Fur-chewing, shyness and/or urinating at strangers, etc. are okay. Can also foster chins or other small mammals.
Other animals: Some small mammals as long as there is some food to start and a cage.

Indiana
Jenny Selan
Location: NW Indianapolis, IN
Email: [email protected]

Iowa

Kansas
Shalyn Bronson
Location: Wichita, KS
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Phone: 313-214-2295
Fax: 913-754-8118
Other animals: Can provide either a foster home or a forever home for chinchillas, sugar gliders, and reptiles.

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine
Lisa Richards
Location: Belfast/Northport, ME
Email: [email protected]
Other animals: Small rodents (except guinea pigs due to an allergy) with their own cages

Maryland
Jeanine Worden
Location: Washington, D.C.
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]
Phone: (202)307-6556 (work telephone)
Specifics regarding taking in chins: In addition to taking in chinchillas, I could provide temporary housing for chins when an owner needs assistance. I can also help with supplies and perhaps some financial assistance if someone else rescuing chins needs help.
Other animals: Hedgehogs.

Laura Huffman
Location: Olney, MD
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: No chinchillas with serious health problems. Chinchillas with issues such as fur chewing, attitude problems, underweight, etc. are accepted. (No vet care for ailing animals.) Contact for more information.
Other animals: Most types of birds. Finches will be considered, but are not preferred.

Sandi Sprouse
Location: Delmar, MD
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 302-877-0437

Massachusetts
Pam
Location: Stoughton, MA
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Animals with cages preferred.
Other animals: Gerbils and hedgehogs. Rats with approval only.

Michigan
Adam and Sally Blacke
Location: MI
Site: ChinCare
Email: [email protected]

M. Tousley Twesten
Location: Davisburg, MI (Ponitac Area)
Site: Second Chance Chins
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Can adopt and/or foster until a forever home can be found. Routine in-home care for medical conditions is not a problem.

Minnesota
Tanya Villiard
Location: Cloquet, MN
Email: [email protected]
Other animals: Can take in almost all animals. Contact for more information.

Mississippi

Missouri
Leah Campbell
Location: Sedalia, MO
Site: ~Leah’s Chinchilla Pages
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 660-827-7103

Cathy Kane
Location: Kansas City, MO
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Cannot provide health care for sick chinchillas.

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York
Kasie Ziebarth
Location: Binghamton, NY
Email: [email protected]
Other animals: Can take in almost any animal in need of rescue

Bernice Furnia
Location: Rotterdam, NY
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Each situation is evaluated. Contagious animals may not be accepted. Willing to help anyone in need.
Other animals: Any kind of other animals may be accepted, but notification is necessary to make preperations for care and the needs of the animal.

Ziggy’s Little Angels (Shannon)
Location: Putnam Valley, NY
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Willing to drive up to an hour and a half away. Healthy chins only.

North Carolina
Kindra Mammone
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Site: Spoiled Chins
Email: [email protected]
Other animals: Kindra is a Wildlife Rehabilitator with over 20 years of experience in rehabilitating and rescuing both wild and exotic species. She takes in sick, orphaned, and injured wildlife, with the goal of releasing them back into their natural habitat.

Kayla Vorse
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Contact as least one or two days before ready to give up. Lots of space, but dont want an lost chin to apper on the door step. Located five minutes from good vet.

North Dakota

Ohio
Terri Coker
Location: Toledo, OH
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: I wouldn’t want anything that was going to be contagious to any of my chins or other animals, but would be willing to help anyone in need.
Other animals: I can take in any kind of other animals but need to ensure room and resources for them.

Oklahoma
Elene Olah
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Site: Oklahoma Chinchilla Rescue
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 405-672-0137

Oregon
Myfanwy
Location: SE Portland, OR
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Every effort will be made to rehome chinchillas after any neccesary rehabilitation.

Other animals: I myself cannot take in any animals but chinchillas, however, I live in a very animal-friendly environment, and if you do not feel comfortable leaving other pets with the OHS, please contact me and I will see what I can do regarding other small mammals or reptiles.

Pennsylvania
Jaimee Trotta
Location: Freeland, PA
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Any chins welcome even with fur chewing, but no very costly medical problems because I don’t know of a close by exotics vet.
Other animals: I can take in hamsters and maybe another small dog if it likes other pets.

Kim Powell
Location: Hermitage, PA
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Can provide fostering until a forever home is found.
Other animals: Can assist in fostering and rehoming rabbits.

Kenya Banks
Location: Altoona, PA
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Can only take in animals that are healthy or come with cages for quarantine.
Other animals: Sugar gliders, skunks, squirrels, etc.

Rhode Island

South Carolina
Jennifer Browder
Location: Summerville, SC
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Prefer chinchillas to come with cages.

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas
Amanda Ramirez
Location: Marble Falls, TX
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Cannot travel to pick up animals.
Other animals: Fish.

Chole and Ray Boyett
Location: Rowlett, TX
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: We will take those we can house safely until they are healthy, at which time we can rehome them in a good pet home.

Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Cannot take in chinchillas with contagious illnesses.
Other animals: Hedgehogs.

Carla Wilkins
Location: Mexia, TX (Central Texas)
Email: [email protected]
Other animals: Experience with hedgehogs, hamsters, and other rodents. Contact to see if these other animals can be taken in.

Chase Simmons
Location: Mexia, TX (Central Texas)
Email: [email protected]
Other animals: Most experienced with rabbits and guinnea pigs, but will take in other animals as space permits.

Lesli Jones
Location: Glen Rose, TX (North Central Texas)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 254-897-2395 (Home) or 254-396-2099 (Cell)
Other animals: Willing to take in ANY animal in need. Some experience in rehabilitation and special need animals. Several acres available.

Utah

Vermont

Virginia
Jeanine Worden
Location: Washington, D.C.
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]
Phone: (202)307-6556 (work telephone)
Specifics regarding taking in chins: In addition to taking in chinchillas, I could provide temporary housing for chins when an owner needs assistance. I can also help with supplies and perhaps some financial assistance if someone else rescuing chins needs help.
Other animals: Hedgehogs.

Washington
Starla Wilson
Location: Auburn, WA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (253)707-2073
Specifics regarding taking in chins: I strongly request that all chinchillas be at least moderately healthy. Fur-chewing, shyness and/or urinating at strangers, etc. are okay. For chinchillas with more serious problems (such as fur fungus, diarrhea, etc.) please contact me. I may still be able to take the chinchilla in or find someone else who can.
Other animals: May be able to take in other small animals.

West Virginia
Debbie Johnson
Location: Hurricane, WV
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Open to anyone in need, including seniors and special needs.
Other animals: Hedge hogs, ferrets, and guinea pigs.

Wisconsin

Wyoming
Joe and Steph Hyne
Location: Gillette, WY
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Animals with cages preferred, but not necessary. Very expensive vet care may be provided with decisions made on a case by case basis. Prefer no contagious illnesses, but exceptions may be made. Biting, chewing, etc. are not factors in taking chinchillas in.
Other animals: Hedgehogs.

 

CANADA
Kingsboro Chinchillas (Ilse)
Location: Kingsboro, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Site: www.kingsborochins.com
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Any and all chins that require a permanent, loving home or placement with a permanent home.

Melissa Keith
Location: Halifax & Kentville, NS, Canada
Phone: (902)678-1938
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Can help foster chinchillas and find them forever homes.
Other animals: Guinea pigs.

Nancy
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Email: [email protected]
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Cannot take in chinchillas that require expensive vet care.
Other animals: Hedgehogs and ferrets.

 

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