If you're looking to adopt a guinea pig or hamster in the northern New Jersey area, North Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue is great! You can find them at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/nj...ndhamster.html
Carla, who runs the rescue out of her home, is a wonderful, caring person who dedicates her life to these pets. Her hubby is a great help and she has plenty of volunteers who help to do some fostering. Some of these poor guinea pigs have been rescued from near death and horrible conditions.
We've gotten three guinea pigs from her and love them dearly.
Our one girl was found in the winter, in a public park. She had severe lice and had lost most of her fur.