Sadly there are literally hundreds of guinea pigs in rescue centres around the UK. If you are interested in adopting a guinea pig, you can search for a rescue centre near where you live (above).
Adopt Don’t Shop
If you are interested in owning guinea pigs, we urge you to contact a rescue centre and to adopt a guinea pig rather than buying from a pet shop. See a list of rescue centres or search for one near where you live (above).
Like many other pets, there are countless guinea pigs that have been abandoned or mistreated and guinea pig rescue sanctuaries are absolutely overloaded with these lovely but unwanted animals.
By adopting a guinea pig from a rescue centre you are supporting the #adoptdontshop ethos. Pet shops will only supply when there is demand. If we can reduce that demand, the more chance there is of that the pet shops will reduce their supply chain.
Guinea pigs are wonderful pets with the most adorable personalities but they deserve to be treated with love and care. Please help them by contacting one of the rescue centres below rather than your local pet shop.
KIDS LOVE THESE!: Are you getting guinea pigs for the first time? Help keep organised with the feeding/cleaning schedule and information you need with our downloadable and printable care sheets here...
Do you run a rescue centre?
If you run a rescue centre that caters for guinea pigs, please add your details to our website so we can help you.