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

We are based out of Northern Kentucky. 

While our work with small & exotic animals started over a decade ago, the focus on chinchillas started in 2008. The rescue became a registered non-profit organization in the state of Kentucky on March, 17th 2014. The journey to a tax-exempt status began two months after incorporation. This was approved January 31st, 2015.

We are a foster-based rescue. We do not operate out of a public shelter.

Appointments for adoptions or surrenders can be made via our contact us form.


Our mission is to provide the complex level of care needed for the small and exotic animals that enter our rescue. This includes the daily care, housing, and veterinary attention necessary until rehabilitation is achieved and they are placed into devoted homes. We strive to educate the public about the proper and responsible care for these unique animals.