Find-a-Friend Friday: Penelope

July 20th, 2012 10:35 am by Kelly


Penelope mugs for the camera.
Photos courtesy of T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter.


Penelope is just one of many “pocket pets” currently available for adoption through the T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter in Manhattan, Kansas. She’s a sweet, friendly little guinea pig girl who gets on well with dogs and cats. Based on the Petfinder listings, I’m guessing that Dexter and Dudley are her sons – seeing as they were born at the shelter, and Penelope is the only adult female guinea pig in residence – but you’ll have to confirm that with the shelter.




Guinea Pig: An adoptable guinea pig in Manhattan, KS
Small • Adult • Female

Penelope was surrendered to the shelter because her previous owners were moving and could not take her with. She is very sweet, quiet and pretty easygoing. Penelope has been around dogs and cats and has had no problems with them. She has also been around children with no problems. Penelope is looking for that forever home with a family that will love her forever. Come meet Penelope today!

More about Penelope
Pet ID: 33742 • Primary colors: Brown or Chocolate, White • Coat length: Long


Find-a-Friend Friday: Lucy

March 16th, 2012 1:14 pm by Kelly



Lucy the guinea pig! This might be a Find-a-Friend Friday first. I know we’ve featured our fair share of mice and rats – mostly because I find them so darned irresistible – but guinea pigs? I’ll have to check on that. So-called “pocket pets” aren’t nearly as common a sight in shelters as are dogs and cats – but if you’re interested in adopting a smaller furry friend, it is possible.

Anyway, this is a courtesy listing via LJ’s Briar Patch in Shawnee Mission, KS. If you’re interested in adopting Lucy, please contact her family directly!



Guinea Pig: An adoptable guinea pig in Shawnee Mission, KS
Small • Adult • Female


Lucy is a very loving and sweet guinea pig. She loves to cuddle and snuggle. She is very personable and will greet you every morning with a cheery squeak. She loves to communicate. Unlike some pocket pets, she sleeps through the night? She was born February 6th, 2009 so she is 3 years old. We have had her 2 years but unfortunately my daughter has been diagnosed with allergy related asthma and we cannot keep her. We are looking for a loving forever home for our beautiful guinea girl. She has two cages, a fenced pen for indoor play time, a carrying case so she can go with you (she likes going on trips!) and all the supplies we have for her i.e. food, bedding, snacks etc. Please call if interested in this wonderful little girl.

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