hi muffin is sooooooooo cute how much is he?
You need to spend a lot of time getting the word out about your rescue in a whole lot of ways. Then, over time, it kind of takes on a life of its own--if you stay active.
Thank you for your interest in our guinea pigs! It looks like you really want to be a good guinea pig owner. I noticed that you marked down "cage location" as your outside patio. We do not recommend keeping guinea pigs outside because......
And what follows is a short educational talk followed by appropriate links to articles online (usually Cavy Spirit). Then something like:
As you know, there are several options in adopting a guinea pig with us (they learned about this in our first email). Based on your responses to the adoption questionnaire, I am going to forward you to the private adoption counselor and our shelter adoptions coordinator. There are many piggies on our private adoption and shelter lists just waiting for a forever home.
I'm sorry, but our rescued guinea pigs do not live outside.
Again, thank you for your application and good luck with your new guinea pigs. If you should have any care questions, please visit http://www.guinealynx.info
See, I just made them read some educational information before telling them that they were rejected. And we don't use the term 'rejected' or anything like it; we let them know that they qualified for different options. And note that I set off the "I'm sorry" line -- because I want it to stand out for them.
Hope that helps.
I've actually had good luck with my petfinder site. All three adoptions this month were from there. But then, the only other places I've advertised are www.cavyrescue.com and www.craigslist.com .
After, reviewing you adoption request I have a few concerns. First an aquarium is not proper for a guinea pig. To check out some good cages go to http://www.cavycages.com/ . There you will find proper housing for guinea pigs. Also you said that you may want to breed guinea pigs. I cannot even begin to tell you all reasons as to why you should never breed guinea pigs. For one there are so many unwanted homeless guinea pigs that are put to sleep in shelters everyday. To learn more about breeding please check out http://cavyspirit.com/breeding.htm . The best guinea pig website you can find is http://guinealynx.info/ , there you can find everything you need to know before you get a guinea pig. Thank you for your interest but at this time I am unable to fill your adoption request.