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. Our cages only house at max 3 guinea pig in the same environment, if you have over 3 being housed together, they will have to be split up in to another configuration, or we can not provide boarding for you.
We supply all components of the diet, including hay, fresh veggies daily, and bedding of your choice.
Guinea pigs do not physically interact with other guinea pig guests. Guinea pigs are housed as directed and are not split up unless you are notified they are fighting.
1 guinea pig =$10 per day Casual Carrots package
2 guinea pigs = $12 per day Luxury Lettuce package
3 guinea pigs= $14 per day VIP Parsley package.
Our cages hold up to 3 guinea pigs at a time.
10% military discount with Military ID. Must be active military and be able to show a military ID.
There is a $5 change of drop off/pick up dates or times...
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.
WE DO NOT OFFER FLEECE BEDDING AS AN ALTERNATIVE BEDDING AND WILL NOT CONSIDER USING IT.
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 OF ANY KIND OF MEDICAL CARE. If you arrive with a sick guinea pig, you will be sent home with that guinea pig, and we will cancel your reservation. If your guinea pig is found sick or becomes sick while in our care, they will be taken to the vet of record and left to be cared for by that vet until your return. AT YOUR EXPENSE. If your vet cannot or does not wish to house the guinea pig until your return, we will charge $50 a day from the date of diagnoses for the care of the guinea pig and will follow the vets instructions to the letter until you return. NO EXCEPTIONS.
LONG TERM BOARDING:
Long-term boarding is offered and has been used for up to 2 years for one client who was deployed. Stays over 30 days must be paid in advance in full. Call for more information at 720-235-2492, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. THERE are NO DISCOUNTS FOR LONG TERM BOARDING!
No discounts for long term boarding
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 email you a 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 than 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:
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...
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 for free once 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 gorges, 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. ONE FREE NAIL TRIM PER STAY. Exceptions to the free nail trim are guinea pigs under the age of 6 months are not trimmed because the nails are so small and other than being a bit sharp are too difficult to trim.
While we do not take guinea pigs with medical issues, 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 as you have listed on the form. 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 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 than 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 5:30 pm, that does not mean we are just here those hours.
We do not ever take "walk in's" or see anyone without an appointment. So no need to be disappointed there was no one here to help you when you decided to POP in... email, text, call, and get confirmation someone is available before you show up.
We do not offer after-hours appointments at this time.
We will be ready to take your payment and get you on your way.
DO NOT TEXT last minute changes, if you do not hear back from us, we did not get your text! We do not live with our phone in our hands here, waiting for the next notice. No, we are taking care of animals, etc... You can always pick up a phone, ... but texting changes without confirmation from us does not make what you are planning ok with us. Recently we had an incident where a client texted us changes, after the fact, and we had other plans happening. Unfortunately she did not wait for confirmation, and she was left wondering why we weren't answering the door.
We take credit cards or chase...NO CHECKS.
The 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., a Guinea Pig shelter in 1998 rescuing over 10,000 during that time. Shannon has chosen to retire from rescue and offers boarding and education only at this time.