Little Paws Animal Rescue is a foster-based small animal rescue located in Cache County.  We do not have a main facility as we believe small animals do best in home environments where they receive individualized attention and their personalities can emerge.  Visits to meet our adoptable animals are made by appointment and generally take place on a neutral meeting location. A completed pre-adoption application is required prior to setting up a visit.
For all standard adoptions, the process is as follows:

  • Complete the pre-adoption form. Upon completion of the form, you will receive an email with some information and the next steps.  

  • Once approved we will arrange a time to do a "meet and greet" in a suitable location.  At the meet and greet, you will meet the animal(s) you are interested in.

  • If you decide the animal is right for your family during the meet and greet, you'll complete an adoption contract, pay the adoption fee, and take your new companion home to become a member of your family!


We reserve the right to terminate the adoption process or refuse adoption at any time. 




  • We do not adopt out rabbits or guinea pigs as a child's pet or as classroom pets.  They have specific needs and diets that need a responsible adult to be the primary caregiver and need to be cared for as part of the family.

  • Adopted animals must be housed indoors in a properly-sized enclosure.  Larger is better and we recommend C&C cages or Midwest cages for our guinea pigs. Most pet store cages are much too small. Rabbits should be housed in an ex-pen or free roam in a rabbit-proofed area of the home, no cages please.

  • Aquariums are NEVER a suitable enclosure for guinea pigs or rabbits.  

  • Guinea pigs must not be used for breeding. All rabbits are spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

  • For guinea pigs, paper bedding (like Carefresh) Aspen or Fleece blankets need to be used for cages.  Pine and cedar bedding are toxic to small animals and must not be used as bedding and or litter. 

  • Wood stove pellets work great for rabbit litter boxes and are inexpensive. They are available at Tractor Supply and are sold as "Pelletized Litter" in a green bag- about $6 for a 40 lb bag.

  • You must provide the proper diet for your adopted animal(s). This means regular meal times, measured pellets, unlimited hay, and appropriate vegetables.

  • We recommend Sherwood Pet Health. Oxbow, or Purina.  Muesli type pellets (those with extra colorful bits or seeds) must NOT be used as they cause many health issues. 

  • You will provide vet care as needed.

  • If at anytime you are not able to provide the proper care and quality of life for your new family member, then you agree to return the animal(s) to Little Paws Animal Rescue.  

  • *Adoption fees will not be refunded.