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Maine Chinchilla Shelter

Located in South China, Maine Chinchila Ranch is the only ECBC or MCBA breeder in Maine.  Marianne also operates a state licensed chinchilla shelter facility that serves New England. We average about 150 chinchillas on site throughout the year, comprised of available pets, breeding stock, growing show competitors, and shelter chins. The barn is a brightly lit temperature controlled building close to our home. 
 
Although we focus on producing whites and quality standard gray, we also occasionally have unusual colors available such as black velvets, ebonies, chocolates, violets, sapphires, and blue diamonds. We travel to shows or educational events several times a year to improve our herd and our knowledge of chins, so if we don't have the chins you're looking for we can locate them through our connections in the chinchilla community.
 
​Please browse our site, we hope you find the sweet companions you're looking for.  We can ship chins to an airport near you via Delta Cargo, make deliveries in Maine, or deliver during trips to shows. Adoption visits are by appointment only to limit stress to the animals. During your adoption visit we will provide education and materials on care and feeding, handling, and chinchilla behavior. 
 
We are available as a resource for you! Marianne is available by phone, text, facebook, or email anytime you have chinchilla questions. If you have a health question, want to adopt, need to surrender, or just wonder why your chin does that quirky thing, contact us and we'll do our best to help.
 
 

Marianne with shelter chinchilla Amigo

Marianne has appeared with shelter chins on WCSH6 several times! Fetch ME a Home provides an invaluable service to shelters in Maine by increasing awareness of animals available in shelters and educating potential new owners on pet care.   Thanks Channel 6!

Your pet chinchilla could earn show ribbons!  

I have custom chinchilla carriers and experience travelling with chins for shows. They are always kept in a temperature controlled environment, receive a show grooming, and are handled with the utmost care.

Owners keep any ribbons or trophies their chinchilla is awarded! 

The chins must board with me for a week before the show so that I can properly groom them, and they should be dusted daily for 2 weeks before transfer.  Call or text if you would like more information.

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Marianne and the Maine herd...

Jolly's awards

Jolly's awards

Cup is 3rd Best of Show

ECBC Breeder Award

ECBC Breeder Award

5th place breeder's award April 2015

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Ginger SYD F39

Ginger SYD F39

Two firsts and a 3rd Best of Class for Gin-gin

SYD F31 Beige chinchilla

SYD F31 Beige chinchilla

Twizzler won Grand Show Champion and Female of Show at the September 2017 MCBA NY/NE show.

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Section Champion female

Section Champion female

Twizzler

Patty's awards

Patty's awards

Reserve Section Champion Black (TOV) Female

Jolly's awards

Jolly's awards

Standard male H14 - 3rd best of show

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GSC Twizzler

GSC Twizzler

Twizzler's awards

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Class Champion Angora

Class Champion Angora

Edeltraud vom Krotenhof, angora

My mantle

My mantle

Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond

Falcon SYD E46 and his trophy for Section Champion

Walnut, TOV homo beige

Walnut, TOV homo beige

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Show awards

Show awards

awards from MCBA show September 2017

Jolly, Class Champion

Jolly, Class Champion

Breeder award

Breeder award

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Liesl von Klosteriet

Liesl von Klosteriet

Standard Angora female won 2nd best of class

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Viola ADK A38

Viola ADK A38

Bred & shown by Jessica Godin

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Reserve Section Champion

Reserve Section Champion

METC D30, Bred & shown by Steven Downey.

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Viola, ADK A38

Viola, ADK A38

Bred & shown by Jessica Godin

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Marble's ribbons

Marble's ribbons

Marble, mosaic RYX D73

MCBA Color Champion

MCBA Color Champion

Silver, pink white RNJR C1

Silver's ribbons

Silver's ribbons

Silver, pink white RNJR C1

MCBA 1st place

MCBA 1st place

Nickel, standard HUML D198 Steele, standard TIFF E23 Magnolia, standard BCR B275

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Walnut's ribbons

Walnut's ribbons

Walnut, homo TOV beige SYD E15

3rd best of class

3rd best of class

Topaz, beige RYX B48

Topaz ribbons

Topaz ribbons

RYX B48, bred by Juanita Hendryx

Reserve Section Champion Beige

Reserve Section Champion Beige

Wookie SYD E2

Reserve Champion beige

Reserve Champion beige

Wookie SYD E2

Reserve Color Champ Male

Reserve Color Champ Male

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