Canadian Chinchilla Rescue

GTA foster-home based rescue


Chinchillas currently looking for homes

We have many chinchillas available!  Please read over all the Bios and see if one or two of the chins will fit into your life.  When you have decided on a chin, please fill out the Adoption Application.

Chinchillas are fostered in private homes.   Each bio will have where the chinchilla is fostered.  Because they are in private homes we need to arrange a visit based on when the foster is available. 

ADOPTION FEES ARE: $75 for single chinchillas and $110 for a pair


NOTE: if you have ANY questions or aren't sure about anything, please email me:[email protected] I am more than happy to answer any question you may have.

Dexter- Male Standard Chinchilla

Dexter is a male standard chinchilla who is under 5 years of age.  He is a very sweet boy to humans but not so much with other chins.  He should never be paired with another chinchilla, ever.  Fostered in North York

Would suit an owner with moderate chin experience. 

Sadie- Female Standard Chinchilla

Sadie was surrendered to the Brampton Animal Shelter.  They contacted us to take her in and she is settling in very well.  A very nice chin.  She doesn't like her cage to be bothered with and will spray sometimes.  She loves to run on her wheel and enjoys getting a twig. Sadie is a messy girl in her cage and likes to push all her shavings out of the way.  She does have some cage aggression but with the right home should settle in.  

 Fostered in Mississauga.

Would suit an expert chin owner. 

Elsa- Female Beige Fur Chewer

Elsa is a very nice chinchilla who fur chews. She stops for long periods of time and then starts up again. She loves to run on her wheel and also loves getting twigs.  Elsa is a great hay eater and is a very nice chin.  Don`t let her idea of bad hair cut scare you away. She prefers not to be handled and will give a warning nip if you continue to try to hold her.

She is fostered Mississauga.

Would suit a chin owner with previous chin experience. 

Furiosa- Female Standard 2-5 years

Furiosa was sent to us from the Lincoln County Humane Society.  We don't have much info on her past or how old she is.  She loves to run on her wheel but she is an extreme fur chewer. A very nice chin who just needs a forever home! She is an excellent hay eater and also has issues destroying her fleece tube!

Fostered in Mississauga.

Would suit a first time owner. 

George- 6-7 Year Standard Male

George is a very sweet chin. He is a nice boy who likes scritches. George is not a good hay eater and as such has had to have a filing for his teeth. He has only had the one trim and if adopted and needed ongoing dental the rescue would cover that through our own vet. 

Fostered in Mississauga.

Would suit an owner with chin experience due to teeth issues. 

Roo- Female Standard age unknown

Roo is a shy girl who prefers to watch you and then will come down to have some pellets or hay. She loves to run on her wheel and will destroy hammocks in no time! 

A very nice girl who is cautious about people and prefers you not handle her.

Fostered in Mississauga.

Would be a good chin for someone with some previous chin experience. 

Penny- Standard Female Age Unknown

Penny delivered 2 kits just after arriving here and is now ready for her own home. She is a very nice girl who is very curious and loves to run on her chin spin.

She was found in a rubbermaid container with another chin and is a very nice girl. She eats her hay so well and loves to chew on her shelves. 

Fostered in Mississauga.

Would suit a first time owner. 

Nico- Violet Male chinchilla

Nico is a nice male who doesn't get along with other chinchillas. He would be best on his own. 

Fostered in North York.

Nico would suit someone with chin experience. 

Eros- Standard Male

Eros is a very nice boy who loves to run on his saucer. He loves when you come over to say hello. He was adopted out previously but was returned due to life changes. 

Fostered in Mississauga. 

Would suit someone with chin experience 

Casey and Finnegan- Bonded Male pair Standards

Casey and Finnegan were originally found in a container in Grimsby. They were sent to a shelter and then adopted out and then returned, These boys need a home and are both very sweet. 

Update: these boys are now separate as they started to fight. 

Zelda and Wonder- Bonded pair of Standard females

Zelda is the bigger of the 2 girls. They are around 4-5 years old and are still settling in. Both girls like to chill out and watch what is going on. Zelda is always the first one to come up to the cage and see if you have a treat.

Fostered in Mississauga. 

Male Mosaic- age 1 years

This male came into the rescue as a group of 8 chinchillas from Kingston. For a more experienced owner as he has trust issues and does not want to be held. Very curious and very busy.

Fostered in Mississauga. 

Pair of Standard Males

These two were also part of the Kingston group of chinchillas. One is a fur chewer and the other is not very social. They need an experienced home. 

fostered in Mississauga

Male Mosaic- 11 years old

Milue was with Cliffy below until Milue attacked Cliffy one night. As such he should never be put into a cage with another chin again. Milue is a sweet boy. 

Fostered in Toronto 

Would suit a first time owner. 

Standard Male- 11 years old

Cliffy came in as a pair but his cage mate turned on him one night so they were split to prevent any injuries. Cliffy is very sweet and loves to run on his wheel. He may be an older chin but he has lots of energy!

Fostered in Mississauga.

Would suit a first time owner. 

Ebony Male- 3 years old 

This male came in as a pair and his cage mate attacked him. He is fully recovered and looking for a forever home where he can live in his own cage. 

Fostered in Mississauga. 

Would suit a first time owner. 

Male Beige chinchilla 6 years old 

Hiccup was previously adopted and returned last year. He is a nice chin who is very sweet. He is fostered in Toronto.

Would suit a first time owner. 

We do our best to keep this updated but sometimes we don't get to it. if you are looking for a chin and don't see one here that will work with your family, please email us and we may be able to match you up.