|Chin Friends Chinchilla Rescue was started because the exotic pet trade in our country is busier than ever before. With the availability of these animals, many people impulse-purchase them, not realizing the commitment they are making. It gets overwhelming for some, and others didn’t quite realize the financial commitment or time commitment. Some people just lose interest, or their lifestyle changes and the pet does not fit in anymore. There are not many resources for people with exotic pets, and we aim to provide that for chinchilla owners.
Chin Friends Chinchilla Rescue is located in Suffolk County, on Long Island, NY, and will serve most of Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens. Special exceptions may be made if there is a chinchilla in a surrounding area that needs to be rescued. Adoptions however must be limited to these areas.
Chin Friends Chinchilla Rescue does not discriminate when it comes to taking in chins. Age and health are not an issue, and we will do our best to provide medical care when needed. We heavily rely on donations for this, and appreciate anything you can give when you surrender your chin to the rescue. We typically ask a $100 donation for any chinchilla we take in.
Chin Friends Chinchilla Rescue does not require home inspections, like many other rescues do. We also do not ask for a list of references. We assume if you are making the effort to adopt a chinchilla from us, that you will provide a safe home for it. We do however ask that if any time you do not have the resources to care for the chinchilla that you either return it to us, or ask us for help. Not everyone can provide a 100% perfect home at all times, but as long as you are willing to try, we are willing to help. We aim to make great homes, without assuming that you “know it all” to begin with. Being a good pet owner is about constantly educating yourself about your pet; evolving as a pet owner as you get to know your particular animal.