For current pics of all available chinchillas see our facebook album:
NEW COVID Procedures:
Due to covid we aren't having people enter our foster homes. This has made for a different way to do adoptions but we must all be safe during this time. Therefore, we will send pics and videos of chinchillas and on the adoption day you arrive at the foster home and hand over a carrier. Your new chinchilla is then brought outside to you. Please wear masks and maintain social distancing during this time.
We are FULL and cannot take owner surrenders. Until we get some chins out we will not be able to get any chins off our waiting list.
Donations needed the most are:
Oxbow Chinchilla Pellets
You can paypal or emt donations of money directly to: [email protected]m
You can see our Amazon Wish list here:
OR you can contact Zoey and Lilo`s Toybox to make any kind of donation from their site:
Don`t forget to like our Chinchilla Appreciation Day page on facebook:
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, North York, 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]
If you need to surrender your chinchilla, contact us and we can let you know when we have a spot. Our waitlist has been cleared up and we have limited spots for chinchillas in our foster homes in the GTA.
Please note: shelters will bump anyone waiting for a spot.
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. 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.
Our foster homes always have contact with someone in the rescue in the event of an emergency.
Chinchillas in shelters always get priority over owner surrenders.