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? This Chinchilla Rescues page can help.
Our goal is to help pet chinchilla owners avoid the tragedy of dumping, kill shelters, and the dangers of “Free to Good Home.”
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 chinchilla rescue in need of a home. Use the contact information below to get in touch with rescuers near you. 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 places directly. Transportation may be arranged through rescue volunteers, when available.
This information has been placed on ChinchillaStuff.com as a means of easier access to direct information. ChinchillaStuff.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.
Update: 9/19/22 We are in the process of contacting all of the owners on this page to verify and update all information. Please be patient. If you have a rescue to add to this list or know of one on the list that no longer operates, please contact us at email@example.com
Listing IN GREEN are active as of 3/14/19
Emails with “????” means the email we had on file has bounced back and we are trying to obtain their new info!
- Susan Leonetti
Location: Sahuarita, AZ
Site: AZ Chins Rescue
- Forever Feisty Chinchilla Sanctuary
Location: Granby, CT
Specifics regarding taking in chins: If I have space, I take in chins, period. My chinchilla rescue is always extremely busy. I do my best to help ALL chinchillas.
- Dana Hartzfeld
Location: Dover, DE
Other animals: Possibly open to taking in other small animals
- Elizabeth Whitt
Location: Perry, FL
Location: Arcadia, FL
Other animals: Sugar gliders.
- Kristen and Tim King
Location: Chicago, IL
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.
New Hampshire Rescues
New Jersey Rescues
New Mexico Rescues
New York Rescues
- Kasie Ziebarth
Location: Binghamton, NY
Other animals: Can take in almost any animal in need of rescue
- Bernice Furnia
Location: Rotterdam, NY
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 preparations for care and the needs of the animal.
- Ziggy’s Little Angels (Shannon)
Location: Putnam Valley, NY
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Willing to drive up to an hour and a half away. Healthy chins only.
North Carolina Rescues
- Kayla Vorse
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Contact as least one or two days before ready to give up. Lots of space, but don’t want a lost chin to appear on the doorstep. Located five minutes from a good vet.
North Dakota Rescues
- Kim Powell
Location: Hermitage, PA
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Can provide fostering until a forever home is found.
Other animals: Can assist in fostering and rehoming rabbits.
Rhode Island Rescues
South Carolina Rescues
South Dakota Rescues
- Amanda Ramirez
Location: Marble Falls, TX
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Cannot travel to pick up animals.
Other animals: Fish.
- Alexandria, VA Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. 703.746.4774
- Richmond, VA Whimsy’s Menagerie Chinchilla Rescue.
West Virginia Rescues
- Tammy OHagan
Location: Evansville, WV
Phone: (304) 216-7620
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Fur-chewing, shyness and/or urinating at strangers, etc. are okay. Cages can become rather expensive and all chins need to be quarantined before being introduced to other chins so please be prepared to provide a cage (small or large). We are a single-family who try to rescue as room permits. You will need to bring the chinchilla to us (zip code 26440).
CANADIAN CHINCHILLA RESCUES
- Kingsboro Chinchillas (Ilse)
Location: Kingsboro, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Any and all chins that require a permanent, loving home or placement with a permanent home.
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Specifics regarding taking in chins: Cannot take in chinchillas that require expensive vet care.
Other animals: Hedgehogs and ferrets.