Please reach out to Jodi and Alison both are incredible wonderful loving people and both in Canada.
I just read what Ilka wrote and I couldnt be in more agreement
IN FACT........... upon reading your post the first thing I thought was the chinchilla that "was dumped" on you the one who is "fur chewing" if I had the chance
I would give my heart, soul, time, money and love to before I even had a thought of giving him away...but I know not everyone can handle more than 1 or 2 chinchillas. Its good that you are trying to find a proper and loving home.
You see my feeling is when an animal is "sent" to you there is a reason and its up to you to step up to the challenge Lissa we have rescuers here like Marne (finally home) who take mostly pets that have major problems problems that we know 99 percent of the time lead to despair, pain and death but you see Lissa ..she (marne) and our other rescuers RESCUE ...they LOVE , they share their time and lives for the unfortunate cause they have found that the "unfortunate" the "lonely" the people and animals in "despair" "disrepair" are not really BROKEN at all in fact they have some of the greatest lessons to teach us
that of caring and un-conditional love
I am sad to read that you would like to rehome THIS GIFT that was sent to you
Post by feistychins on Mar 8, 2011 11:10:33 GMT -5
Well Lissa, not everyone can handle having more than one or two chins, especially if you have more than one cage. I know of people who will take in a chin thinking they will find them a new home quickly and it does not happen, so you are not alone. Finding good homes for chins is getting harder all the time and I'm sure Canada is no different.
Even though I have found that fur chewers are most often the most affectionate and sweet chins, people simply want a fully furred and fluffy chin. I have a girl here now that chews and she LOVES to get kisses and is all over me when it is play time. Most people want a chin that loves to be held, but if they chew their fur, they still don't want them. It's sad, but a reality.
Lissa, if you can hold on to Dexter for a little while longer i could take him if we can arrange a way for him to get to me (Edmonton).
the reason i say a little while longer is because i've just got my Rhino recently and want to take some time to get to know him one on one before i add any more furry babies to the household. but if you are ok with another few months or so of Dexter at your place, then that works for me
You will have to excuse me and others I got 3000 emails on youtube last year ... 1000 of them were people who wrote me that they needed to get rid of their chinchillas I have heard..."he was dumped on me" so many times that I am ready to buy a dump truck
as you know this forum has some of the most respected, well known, most loving caring, smart, cool members and best rescue organizations in the world
we hear stories of chinnies needing rehoming over and over day in and day out we look at Craigslist, petfinder and find 10's of thousands of these amazing creatures on there... chinchillas ...living breathing pets that people didnt prepare for that people lost interest in that people BRED so they could get rich (producing unhappy chinchillas with things like Malo) and ending up broke
we are not dumping on you I was not dumping you sometimes I get so darn tired of people , so many treat pets, chinchillas and others like they are a bunch of trading cards
no one says or thinks you are and your post is filled with love and appreciate the explanation(s) or why you can have 2 ..and not three you are a wise person
please check in more often when you are feeling better, as the best way to rehome a chinchilla is to be persistent
thanks again for having a big heart for taking care of Dex for the time you have
So basically it is the 7 1/2 hour drive from Kamloops area to Calgary to Jodi? Assuming Jodi could get him to Edmonton? Do you know if Operation Roger could help with that? They are long-haul truckers that transport animals to their new homes. They transport the animals in the cab so they can keep the critters company. It is a $25 application fee. If they can and you just need a travel cage, I can pitch in for one. You would have to make it explicitly clear that chinchillas can not have nuts or raisins, but they did a great job driving the chins here.
He sounds like a sweet wee man. If you think Edmonton is far Ontario is a couple days drive. Let me know if you are still looking to do the transport. I have a friend in Calgary who is very involved in kitty rescue and I could ask her if she knows anyone who would be willing to pick up a leg of the journey. Also keep an eye out at the local recycle kijiji type places to see if you can find a travel cage.
Wish I was in Canada! He sounds darling. Please...I know it is easy for me to say because I am not the one dealing with this, but make sure he does not go to a little kids unless you know the parents will help out. I hope that you find a home for him! Wonderful job on keeping him so long...it shows your dedication!
I love them so much. It is $25 to apply, and then a driver will volunteer if they have a route that way. We had it arranged to have the KY chins dropped off in Dallas, and the driver talked to another driver, who drove them from Dallas to us, of her own volition! It was so wonderful, because at the time, Nikolai was still so young, and we did not have our van yet. I found out later she bought shavings for the chins because the guy didn't supply them. The drivers called us every day on the road to ask questions and make sure everything was ok, like to ask "do they normally sleep this much?" lol
Post by ashleyhobit89 on May 29, 2011 3:43:24 GMT -5
It was a year ago when I first saw my beautiful Guinea pig Oh the Adventures we've been on together to the Park,san Francisco,and to the California State Capital.I remember all the times we would spend together, our bond was unbreakable and I was head over heels for this little guinea pig and then it happened. She popcorned off her ramp and now her neck is turned to the right.I've taken her to the Vet and they can't fix it, but she'll always be my little Squirrel Pig.