Adopt Us! Coco & Chanel Went from Homeless to Happy
Seven months ago, 1-year-old Coco was pregnant and homeless. The American shorthaired guinea pig was malnourished and suffering from a severe case of mites when she was rescued from an animal shelter in Orange County, Calif.
A caring foster parent with the rescue organization Cavy Haven nursed Coco back to health just in time for her baby's arrival. Baby Chanel is now 6 months old, and although guinea pigs are docile in general, this youngster is quite a handful for her mother.
"Chanel is an adolescent so she's a bit hyper and quite funny," says Michiko Vartanian, a volunteer. "Coco is very sweet and shy, and still mothers Chanel in the sense that she's protective."
Chanel gets downright giddy when her favorite food is on the menu. "She runs around a lot and 'wheeks' like crazy when she knows her veggies are on the way," says Vartanian. But when she's unsure of her surroundings, like she was at an adoption event recently, Chanel feels safe nuzzling into her mom's fur.
As long as they're together, this pair would be at home almost anywhere. A covered cage would be an ideal abode for them, especially in a home with other pets. Because they're so calm, they are great for families with young children, too.
If you're interested in adopting these two, send an email to email@example.com. For more information on the group, visit their website or Facebook.
Click here to meet last week's adoptable pet, Dorito.