I poached this list of suggestions from their site though in case it helps. I hope they dont mind.
1)Heather at the Rabbit Haven (Cavy Haven ) 831 239-7119
2)Andy’s Pet Shop in San Jose (features rescued critters only)
3)Friendly Farm Sanctuary in Salinas
4)Humane Society of Silicon Valley adoption outposts
5)Palo Alto Animal Services
6)San Jose Animal Care and Control
7)Santa Cruz County Animal Services
8)San Francisco Animal Care and Control
9)Los Angeles Guinea PIg Rescue is involved (Oct.2017) in a rescue of 700+ guinea pigs so will have many looking for homes soon
10) Marin Humane Society (does a great job with their piggies)
I am afraid I dont have any direct experience of any of the organizations listed but I dont think Cavy House would have listed them if they weren't reputable. I know they used to take 11th hour adoptions from the shelters for those piggies who were facing euthanasia but i am not sure whether they are still active.
We got one of our girls from the Pet Store on Judah and 30th. I know it is a pet store but it isn't a chain pet store. They sometimes have "adoptions" there but I think it is more where owners surrender piggies they bought from them, they had some in there a while back surrendered due to a family member's allergies.
Thanks soo much everyone again.
Lara and Romeo aka Chooch
Possibly wanting to foster (or adopt) a cavy (redwood city)
Possibly wanting to foster or adopt a guinea pig. I'm looking for a good fit, so please read all this add. Are you a guinea pig lover? Have knowledge of guinea pigs but need a break? I'm looking for a SERIOUS owner who is in a situation to match mine. I have a 6 and a half healthy, neutered boar guinea pig who just lost his two buddies due to old age. He is totally blind, sensitive by nature, upbeat and has only one incisor left so is a slow eater. I have owned 6 guinea pigs and have a strong knowledge of guinea pigs. I'm looking for a sow (female) guinea pig to foster or adopt, to keep my senior guinea company, this probably means 3 to 6 months if I foster. I am looking for a sweet, healthy, socialized guinea pig who is not a food monger since he has tooth issues. I prefer a slightly older guinea I would hope your piggy has a recent clean bill of health from a good vet. What your piggy gets... a lot of attention and care. I spend a lot of time with my piggy. He lives in a 2 x 7 cage, gets out in a run 6 days a week, gets his cage cleaned 6 days a week and gets all organic carrots, filtered water, wheatgrass, red leaf lettuce, one blueberry, Italian parsley and non organic seedless cucumber as well as orchard grass hay and kms Timothy hay and pellets. So, I'm looking for a SERIOUS cavy lover who may need what I'm offering. There aren't active rescues near me. I'm open to discussing adopting if it's a good fit. I'm located 35 minutes from Redwood City in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley, California.
Thanks soo much,