The Adoption Process
The purpose of Hubba-Hubba Hamstery is to provide healthy, tame, ethically bred show quality hamsters as an alternative to pet store animals produced in rodent mills. As with puppy mills, pet store hamsters come from rodent mills where hamsters are breed by the tens of thousands in horrific conditions with no regard to their health or genetic traits. Many people buy pet store hamsters only to have them die young and unexpectedly from genetic defects. Even a pet store hamster which appears healthy is likely to asymptomatically carry parasites or diseases due to the conditions they are housed in prior to arriving in the pet store. Many of these contagions can be spread to both people and other animals. Besides potentially putting both people and other animals at risk, purchasing a hamster from the from a pet store funds rodent mills, which continues the cycle of inhumane treatment. We are currently the only ethical hamstery in the Pacific Northwest and one of only a small handful on the west coast.
Despite their small size, we believe hamsters can be furry family. We aim to provide up-to-date care information. Aside from breeding our hamsters to be healthy, happy and humongous we are focusing on specific colors and patterns: black/rust/chocolate and yellow as well as dominant spot pattern and rex coat.
Do you want a hamster sooner but do not want to support rodent mills? Consider a rescue hamster! We have adoptable rescue hamsters on occasion and are in close communication with rescues in the Pacific NW. Let me know what you’re looking for and I’d be happy to help find you a hamster!
At Hubba-Hubba Hamstery we commit to always meeting or exceeding the ethical guidelines for breeders set out by the California Hamster Association. Our hamsters to bred to British Hamster Association (BHA) show standards, focusing on health and excellent temperament. To achieve these goals we cherry pick hamsters from the best breeders worldwide and fly them here to add to our lines.
~ What It Costs and What You Get ~
The fee to adopt a Hubba-Hubba Hamster is $55. Here’s what you get:
- A pedigreed hamster with a certificate of lineage
- A hamster who comes from a long lineage selected for health, temperament and type (looks)
- A hamster who’s been well fed and supplemented since conception, handled daily from a young age and is accustomed to family life
- A hamster accustomed to using a sand bath/litter box
- Lifelong support for your hamster
- A care package containing one pound of lab blocks, treats your hamster likes and a sack to handle your hamster in that smells like home. These items help ensure a smooth transition for the hamster
- An extensive care sheet (both printed and digital) covering everything you are likely to need to know
- A take back guarantee. Should you become unable to care for your hamster, we will take your hamster back (please provide their enclosure)
~ Applying to Adopt A Hamster ~
We have a wait list to adopt hamster pups. It can be hard to predict exactly how long it will take to be able to adopt your hamster, but our goal is to keep the wait time under 3 months. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for updates on litters and pictures of pups.
Please note that we do not ship hamsters. Hamsters must be picked up in Portland, Oregon during pre-arranged weekend adoption events.
To be added to the wait list please read the care section of this website. If the care requirements sound doable, click the button below for the adoption application. I try to respond within 1-2 weeks.
~ Selecting and Picking Up Your Hamster ~
I begin contacting adopters 2-3 weeks before the pups are ready to go home to confirm supplies. Please have supplies ready before this time.
I begin contacting approved adopters to choose their hamster pup approximately 1 week before the pups are ready to go home. You will be given a list of hamsters which are available along with descriptions and pictures. Choice of hamster pups are offered in waiting list order.
If we do not receive a response within 48 hours of reaching out to choose your pup, we will move onto the next adopter.