Dozens of Guinea pigs are looking for homes in the Bay Area and a local rescue organization is waiving adoption fees to help get them placed.

The Peninsula Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is looking to place more than two dozen of the critters in homes as the shelter is experiencing an abundance of the pets, according to a news release from the rescue organization.

“Guinea pigs can be exceptionally friendly and often squeal with delight when they see their owners,” the organization’s communications manager Buffy Martin Tarbox said. “They quickly bond to humans and given their overall interactive nature and lower maintenance care than a dog or cat, they make great pets.”

Adopters can visit the Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, in Burlingame, which is located at 1450 Rollins Rd. The shelter is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.