Cavy Care Inc., Boarding is licensed by the state of Colorado, Department of Agriculture
Animal Industries Division 001QYB
All rates include:
We supply the cage, appropriate for the number of guinea pigs it will be housing.
We supply all components of the diet, including hay, fresh veggies daily, and bedding of your choice.
Your guinea pig can visit with others without getting into physical contact. See pictures of boarding listed below.
1 guinea pig = $8 per day
2 guinea pigs = $10 per day
3 guinea pigs= $12 per day
for all three
All rates come with cage, pine bedding (unless otherwise advised) fresh veggies/fruit, unlimited hay, petted diet. Nail trims are always free. We charge by the cage, not by each guinea pig. PLEASE READ OUR BOARDING POLICIES
For an additional fee of $2, you can upgrade your bedding to Carefresh.
For an additional fee of $10 per day, you can request Fleece Bedding, which is completely changed daily.
We strongly support Military families, Military discount of 20% with Military ID
YOUR GUINEA PIG HAS MEDICAL ISSUES:
We do not take boarders in need of medical care such as the administration of medications, force-feeding. If we suspect your guinea pig may be ill when you arrive, we will not board that guinea pig. Please contact a veterinarian who will provide such services.
LONG TERM BOARDING:
Long term boarding is offered and has been used for up to 2 years for one client who was deployed. Call for more information 720-235-2492 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No discounts for long term boarding
Military Discount of 20% with ID card
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE GET YOUR FORM
Once we get your form (do not wait till the last minute we may NOT be able to accommodate you), we will send you an email confirmation.
Next, the day before your stay you will receive the text the day before as a reminder.
We want to state how important it is that you keep your appointment time when dropping off. We do charge $10 for late (more than 15 minutes) no show/no call missed appointments. This includes when picking up. More then 30 minutes late no call/no show, we will cancel your appointment and will have to set it up for another time, possibly another day. So please text, email, or call you will be late or need to change your time. Multiple incidents of no show/no call missed appointments and we will NOT board for you for 6 calendar months from the last incident.
WHEN YOU DROP OFF:
COVID-19 Action: We ask that when you drop off you send in one person, who must be over 18 to drop off or pick up. Because of COVID-19, we ask that you wear a mask and not send in or bring in children.
We have a small reception area. We will take your guinea pig and place them in a plastic tote. We will then transport the guinea pig(s) to our boarding area to take up occupancy in the reserved cage. You are welcome to have a one time tour of the boarding area...at this time, we are doing this until Covid-19 regulations have been lifted. Otherwise, whenever requested you can have access to the boarding area during your dropping off or picking up.
We will send home your carrier. We can not take any items for your guinea pigs stay such as houses, snuggle sacs.. treats, etc. We will ask you to take them home.
We are happy to supply photos/videos as requested during your trip. We will NOT provide pictures/videos daily.
We feed hay in the mornings and feed all produced in the evening. We provide fresh produce daily, up to 5 varieties a day. Often you will find veggies in the transport bucket with your guinea pig when picking up. We know you are busy, and we want to be sure our little fellows have dinner before they go so you aren't rushed to feed when you get them home. You are welcome to take the uneaten produce home with your piggy.
If your piggy doesn't like what we are offering that evening for produce, we will offer alternatives so that they are never left out.
Hay is feed in abundance, not only for eating but to lay in...this ensures piggy has a place of comfort and can move the hay to where ever it gives them the most comfort.
Piggies are free-fed pellets unless otherwise noted by the owner. Guinea pigs are not gorgers and so they are liberally offered. They are the brand you indicated, or we use Oxbow products.
Guinea pig's nails are trimmed right before they are sent home. Exceptions to the free nail trim are guinea pigs under the age of 4 months are not trimmed because the nails are so small and other than being a bit sharp are to difficult to trim.
If an emergency medical issue arises, WE WILL TRY TO REACH YOU FIRST, but if we can't within a reasonable amount of time... we are going to follow your veterinarian directive. You can list your veterinarian, your wishes for treatment, and the amount you wish to pay on your boarding form. It will be honored. It also should be noted that listing you are NOT willing to get veterinarian care for your animals, you will have to board elsewhere.
We will send you a text the day before you are scheduled to pick up as a reminder and to ask if you would like to be invoiced.
We want to state how important it is that you keep your appointment time when picking up. We have brought your guinea pig up and have them ready with a meal to take home. We do charge $10 for late (more than 15 minutes) no show/no call missed appointments. This includes when dropping off. More then 30 minutes late no call/no show, we will cancel your appointment and will have to set it up for another time, possibly another day. So all's you have to do is text, email or call you will be late or need to change your time. Multiple incidents of no show/no call missed appointments and we will NOT board for you for 6 calendar months from the last incident.
Don't just show up without an appointment. We work by appointment only. This is a consideration of our neighbors and one of our operating agreements with the City of Aurora. We offer hours between 10 am and 6 pm, that does not mean we are just here those hours. We do not offer after-hours at this time.
We will be ready to take your payment and get you on your way.
We do offer the day before pick up invoicing through PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account. You need to indicate that you would like to be invoiced and we are happy to make that happen. We will send you an invoice the day before you pick up.
We take credit cards or chase...NO CHECKS.
Boarding is pictured below....
SHANNON CAUTHEN the Manager/Founder
Shannon Cauthen, Manager of Cavy Care Inc. Boarding
Founder/Director of Cavy Care Inc., Guinea pig shelter (closed)
Shannon has written over 96 articles for the Small Animal Channel/5 & 1 Publications. 2008 to 2016 as their small animal expert. Shannon founded Cavy Care Inc., Guinea Pig shelter in 1998 rescuing over 10,000 during that time. Shannon has many other achievements in the field of rescue but for health reasons, she has had to shut down that side of the operation.