Great Pet Supply Stores

We recommend pet stores that don't sell animals.  Way too often, the big chain pet stores sell guinea pigs who are pregnant, mis-sexed, ill, have mites or have compromised health overall.  I hear many adopters tell me about all heartache and the vet visits and bills they incurred the first few months or year, only to lose their piggy anyway.

The large chains sell things that aren't in the best interest of the animals.  What some chains consider an "Extra-Large" cage, is really too small for the happiness of the guinea pigs. Many promote products that aren't even good for your guinea pig, such as guinea pig food that has lots of seeds, dried fruits and nuts in it, multi-vitamins (Vitamin C is better), etc. 

There are a few pet supply stores that we highly recommend. They sell products that are good for your pets, along with supporting rescue through having repeated Rescue Adoption Fairs or other events at their stores.

Andy’s Pet Shop - Very supportive of rescues. Features animals from a variety of rescues. You can buy great quality orchard grass and alfalfa hay from them for $1.00/pound - which is much better than normal pet store prices.  Also sells Oxbow products - top of the line products for piggies.  You can buy everything that you need for C&C cages here in a big variety of colors. Coroplast is $25 for a 4’ x 8’ sheet. Grids are $2 each. Connectors and cable ties available too.  They  sell the Midwest Guinea Habitat, one of the two cages we recommend. You can get 15% off your purchase there if you bring your adoption papers from us plus the Andy’s Coupon we have.

In 2010, Andy’s Pet Shop opened their doors to 1,500 rats rescued from the rat hoarding cased featured on A&E Hoarders. North Star Rescue has rats, hamsters, mice and piggies available for adoption at Andy’s.

For Other Living Things     1261 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale CA, 94087  Phone & Fax (408)739-6785. They carry the Midwest Guinea Habitats. Carries top-of the-line guinea pig supplies. Very supportive of rescues. Also sells Oxbow products. You can get a discount on your cage setup if you show them your adoption papers from us.

Pet’s Delight - 390 State St,  Los Altos, CA 94022  650-917-1300. They carry Oxbow guinea pig products and are reasonably priced.  They feature adoptable guinea pigs and hamsters from North Star Rescue.

Rabbitears Pet Supply Store and Services  - located at 377 Colusa Avenue, Kensington CA  (510) 525 - 6155  judy@rabbitears.org. They have great products and support rescue. They carry the Oxbow brand of guinea pig food and hay (highly recommended).

The Pet Place - 777 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, Ca. 94025 (650)325-7387. They have great products (including the Oxbow brand of guinea pig feed and hay), some unique items, fully support rescue, host many adoption fairs  and are all-around nice people. Also sells Oxbow products and Midwest Guinea Habitats (2’ x 4’ cages).

Half Moon Feed and Fuel - You can also  buy kiln dried pine shavings in the horse size and save a lot of money on bedding. You can buy 12.0 cubic feet ( 340 liters) for around $6.00 (can't remember the exact price) or spend the same amount at a chain pet store for a very small bag that may not even be big enough for one large cage.  They have hay available in both the retail small bags and also in the much more economical bales of hay or partial bales that have been bagged.  Also sells Oxbow products.

An-Jan Feed and Pet Supply -located in San Jose, Cupertino, Milpitas. You can buy the bedding in bulk here also. They carry the Oxbow brand of guinea pig feed and hay (many people highly recommend Oxbow).

Sam’s Downtown Feeds -Has great orchard grass!.  For roughly $29 for a roughly 100 pound bale, you can get good quality hay for cheap. If you don’t have room for a whole bale, consider sharing with other guinea pig/rabbit owners or buy the same great hay by the flake at Andy’s Pet Shop.  Also sells Oxbow products.