Coming up September 10-11 CCR will be at the International Centre for the Fall CPE event, Piggles, Zoey and Lilo's Toy Box and The Guinea Pig Store will be joining us!
Zoey and Lilo's has many great giveaways on their facebook page. Be sure to like them: https://www.facebook.com/Zoey-and-Lilos-Toy-Box-175925829150840
The Canadian Chinchilla Rescue is a foster home-based rescue in Southern Ontario. While most of our rescues are in the GTA, we have had fosters homes across Canada. For the time being we will be sticking with the GTA as it is much more manageable. We currently have foster homes in Mississauga, Vaughan, North York, Newmarket and Toronto.
Should you wish to be a foster home please check out of our fostering page.
Lots of great info on the site, including up to date chinchillas looking for their FURever homes.
Donations: If you want to help out the rescue you can do so a few ways:
you can donate to our vet fund here at our Canada Helps Page
Or we have our Paypal donate button above.
We also have a new campaign to raise funds through indiegogo's Generosity Page;
Lastly we have created a wish list on Amazon:
If you have any items you wish to donate you can always email us as well: [email protected]
WE ARE CURRENTLY FULL AND have a waiting list for chins waiting to get into the rescue.
We know there are no other chinchilla rescues in the GTA but we cannot take in every chinchilla that needs help. Please contact us to see the status of our wait list and we can offer some alternatives. We are able to post on our fb page to find a foster home or someone you can connect with directly if they want to take your chin in.
Adoptions have been very slow so we have many chinchillas looking for a home who have been waiting a long time!
There are many ways you can help if you are not able to foster or adopt.
You can email us if you have a donation of chinchilla items or want to send us a donation directly [email protected]
We also have a long list of items we are always in need of.
Not sure about owning a chinchilla? Or thinking of getting a chinchilla, you should check out our info site: Owning Chinchillas
It will go over the pros and cons of owning a chinchilla and help you decide if a chinchilla is the right pet for you.
We get a lot of emails about volunteering for the rescue. Because all the chinchillas are fostered in private homes, it's not the same as a shelter. We do need volunteers to help transport chinchillas, pick up donations, take pictures of the rescues, help at events and help on social media. If you can do any of that, please email us: [email protected]
Right now there is a promotion with this online chinchilla supply store. If you adopt a chinchilla from the Canadian Chinchilla Rescue you can get a 10% discount (excluding apple wood products) off your fist order from Zoey and Lilo's Toybox: http://zoeyandlilostoybox.weebly.com/
Even if you already have a chinchilla, a portion of all apple wood sales goes towards the rescue!
We'd like to say a HUGE Thank YOU to Zoey and Lilo's Toybox for their help!!
Here at the Canadian Chinchilla Rescue we will not adopt a chinchilla out for at least 30 days. This is to ensure the chinchilla is healthy and that we can get to know the chinchilla.
ANY female that has been around a male will be kept for 120 to ensure they are not pregnant. We will not adopt any female that may be pregnant.
ANYONE wanting to adopt a chinchilla may not adopt a chin of the opposite sex.
NO rescues will ever be bred by us or allowed by anyone adopting a chinchilla.
We do not keep chinchillas and will always try to find the chinchillas homes. We do not hoard chinchillas.
We do not adopt chinchillas to "free range" homes or those homes that don't cage their chinchillas.
We will not adopt a chinchilla of the opposite sex.
No chinchilla will be put to sleep due to space. We will only PTS in the event of a medical issue when it is humane to do so.
We will always take back a chinchilla from someone if they can no longer care for the chin.