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Important Notice!

The link shortening service was retired on March 1, 2014. Information on this page may be outdated or inaccurate.

guinea pig paw can be used to shorten links from any website, but it works best when you shorten links from one of our participating shops. That's because these retailers will donate money anytime a purchase is made through a link.

Have you seen our FAQ? Visit Frequently Asked Questions for specific answers to your hard-hitting questions.

How Does Work is powered by, a service that helps publishers earn revenues through affiliate marketing. When people click your shortened links, we run it through Skimlinks, and make it an affiliate link where possible. If people buy anything based on your recommendations, a commission is earned. works with thousands of international retailers, so the more product and service recommendations you make using, the more you can raise for guinea pig rescues. [top]

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How Do I Use

Use the links below for tutorials about how to use specific features.


Appropriate use of links are meant to be shared on social websites, like Facebook, Twitter, get the idea. The more people that use to shorten the links means that the more money will be raised for guinea pigs all over the world! [top]