Pet Owner Resources

Small Animal Care & Adoption

Did you know that all three MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Centers take in and rehome a variety of small animals, including guinea pigs, gerbils, mice, rats, hamsters, ferrets, degus, and chinchillas?  In fact, there are hundreds of these little guys looking for new homes every year at the MSPCA.  Read on to learn more about small animal adoption, the special care these pocket pets require, and promotions and events taking place at your local MSPCA adoption center.

Fran and Janice, celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Nevins Farm (March is Adopt-A-Guinea-Pig month!)

Small, caged animals are often considered good first-time pets.  But they require a commitment of time and energy just like other companion animals!

The MSPCA places more than just cats and dogs!  Click the link above to see photos and stories about our many adoptable animals, from hamsters to horses.

Learn more about the habitat, diet, handling, and exercise needs of different types of small animals -- and decide if one is the best match for your family!

In addition to at-home health care, small animals should visit a veterinarian yearly for a wellness exam, or any time illness or injury is suspected.

Did you know that guinea pigs are born with their eyes open and all their fur?  Click the link above to read more fun facts about small animals.

Click the link above to learn about special events or adoption promotions taking place at your local MSPCA adoption center.

Pet owners experience a special bond with their animal companions.  View our collected stories and photos of adopted animals in their forever homes.