How You Can Help
There are lots of ways that you can help The Critter Connection, Inc.
Adopt a guinea pig or pair of guinea pigs from our list of adoptables. The adoption fee goes toward the care of the guinea pigs still in our rescue awaiting homes.
Spread The Word
There are a lot of people who are willing, and sometimes who prefer, to adopt from shelters and rescues — if they know they exist. You can help by posting our flyers on bulletin boards at your workplace, community center, gym, house of worship, veterinary hospital, and favorite coffeehouse/cafe/gathering place. To request printed copies, or a PDF file that you can print from as needed, please e-mail us.
If you’re on Twitter, follow us (@ctguineapigs) and retweet the news bytes, links, and so forth that you think your own followers would be interested in. Likewise, if you’re on FaceBook, sharing links to blog content with your friends can help pass around our educational information, news bytes, calls for help, and so on.
Share Your Photos
Increase the cuteness quotient on the Web by uploading your cute “pigtures” to our Flickr gallery. We definitely want to see photos and stories from our many adopters! Have a photo that is particularly good? Please consider letting us use it for note cards in the Zazzle gallery we use for fundraising. (Photo credits are given on the backs of the cards.)
Search & Shop
We are registered with GoodSearch/GoodShop, which are ways that you can donate to the rescue even when your wallet is feeling a bit pinched. GoodSearch is a Yahoo!-powered search engine that donates a percentage of its search revenue to the non-profits designated by individual users. Through GoodShop, each purchase you make at one of the GoodShop online retailers results in a donation to us, ranging from 3% to 20% of your sale. It’s all done at no cost to you or to us! You can even download a toolbar to help you remember to “goodsearch” and “goodshop.”
Shop Some More
When you sign up for a free IGive membership and specify us as your charity, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to The Critter Connection, Inc. IGive works with more than 500 online retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Discovery Channel Store, Eddie Bauer, Franklin Covey, Gap, History Channel, Home Depot, Land’s End, PETCO, PETsMART, Staples, and Target. Visit the IGive site for more information. Remember: Every little bit donated helps the piggies!
Buy Our Gear
Our Zazzle gallery provides many custom-designed products featuring our logo, our guinea pig photographs, and other artwork. Items include t-shirts, sweatshirts, note cards, magnets, tote bags, shopping bags, mugs, and stamps. A percentage of every purchase initiated through our gallery will benefit the rescue (in other words, if you start your Zazzle shopping trip in our gallery, everything you buy — not just our products — will generate a donation for us).
Renew, Subscribe & Read
One of our volunteers runs an online magazine fundraiser for us. Renew or subscribe to your favorite magazine(s) with a substantial discount to you, as well as the knowledge that 40% of each subscription price is sent to us.