Chins n' Friends, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit rescue focused on chinchillas.

We are based out of Northern Kentucky.


We have been working with small animals for over 10 years. Our focus on chinchillas started around 2008 and we began taking in animals in need of placement shortly after. The rescue became a registered non-profit organization in the state of Kentucky on March, 17th 2014.


We started the journey of applying for tax-exempt status two months after incorporation. This was approved January 31st, 2015.

Our organization has been in good standing with the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization ever since.


Chins n' Friends is a foster-based rescue. We do not operate out of a public shelter. We encourage those interested in adopting or surrendering to contact us about setting up an appointment.


Chins n' Friend's goal is to provide adequate general and medical care for those animals that enter our rescue as we prepare them for adoption. This includes proper feed, water, housing, attention, and veterinary care.

We expect the same from our future adopters.


We also serve as an educational outlet to help spread awareness on these small and exotic creatures. We are happy to help where we can or refer those to organizations that may be able to better cater to particular needs.