Find a Guinea Pig Rescue Near Me

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. 

Rescue Centre Requirements

To ensure guinea pigs from these centres go to caring homes that are set up correctly for the guinea pigs, they usually do a home visit. They will need to see that you have the right sized cage for your new piggies. Please take a look at the articles where we have links to buy hutches or cages we recommend:

You might also be interested in checking out the list of things you will need when you first get your guinea pigs (our "starter kit list" includes links to easily purchase on Amazon).

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.

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List of Rescue Centres

Here is a list of rescue centres and sanctuaries who take guinea pigs. Please note we don't have all the centres in the UK listed here. As they are so busy they don't always have time to add them. If you can't find one in your area, please look for "Guinea Pig Rescue" and your location in Google.

All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary based in South East Wales has been serving community since 1992. The Sanctuary operates a programme of rehabilitation and re-homing of injured, abused,...
Anim-Mates, a registered charity, provides sanctuary for a diverse collection of abandoned and unwanted animals, including guinea pigs, of all shapes and sizes, young and old, some of whom are...
April Lodge Guinea Pig Rescue was established in 2004 and is based in Eastry, near Sandwich in Kent. We have cared for and found new homes for over 1700 unwanted guinea pigs in our 12 year history. ...
BARC is a registered charity based in Barnsley South Yorkshire. The guinea pig rescue is in Sheffield. We provide excellent care for our piggies. All are health checked before re-homing. We help with...
Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels (B.A.R.K.) is a small domestic animal rescue on the East Coast of the England Scotland Border.  Offering temporary accomodation to all types of domestic animals in need...
Based in Sunderland, in the North East of England, our dedicated team of volunteers give hope and help to abandoned and neglected rabbits and guinea pigs. We provide a safe and spacious refuge for...
Bleakholt animal sanctuary is home to dogs,cats,rabbits and guinea pigs all needing homes, we also have farm animals, horses and donkeys that can be sponsored. There is an on site cafe thats open at...
Our Mission: Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to caring for animals. To rescuing them from cruelty, hardship, and  neglect. To ensure they live out the remainder of their natural lives in the...
We are a home based small animal rescue in Sneinton, Nottingham. We are non-profit and operate on vegan ethics. We take in small animals and find them loving homes, including guinea pigs, rats,...
Foal Farm animal rescue centre is a registered charity based at Biggin Hill in Kent. Its aim is to take in as many sick, distressed and unwanted animals as possible and restore them to health and...
Furry Friends Animal Rescue is a home run rescue in Old Coulsdon, Surrey in England. We deal with various types of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and smaller caged animals. We are non...
The Animal Sanctuary Wilmslow is run by the Humane Education Society. We rescue and rehome a variety of animals within our local area.
Marias Animal Shelter tries to help as many animals as possible. The main animals that come into the shelter are rabbits and guinea pigs, either due to them becoming abandonded, mistreated or...
Merrypigs Guinea Pig Sanctuary is a rehabilitation and rehoming centre in Staffordshire! Merrypigs is run by a qualified RHA (rodent health advisor) and studying Rodentologist. Probably the littlest...
Our rescue is a home based rescue. We take in unwanted piggies and care for them until the perfect forever home can be found. Our boars are all neutered and we never home a piggie to be alone. We can...
We take on guinea pigs that are disabled,elderly or no longer wanted. We are not a centre but a home where we give love and a forever home to any piggy that needs it. We are not a charity.
My name is Lisa and I run a small Guinea pig sanctuary in rural Wiltshire, we have converted our brick outhouse into a haven for piggies looking for a new home with heating and lighting, we have...
We are a Rabbit and Guinea Pig Rescue that helps rehome many in need,
Serving Teesside, North Yorkshire & County Durham. We take in unwanted guinea pigs & find them 5 star forever homes. Older & infirm piggies are kept here to live out their lives in our...
Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue is the collaboration of two individuals who care very much about protecting all animals and the environment in which we live. We are dedicated to making a difference to...