Find a Guinea Pig Rescue Near Me

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. 

Abyssinian guinea pig
This is Sunny, our Abyssinian guinea pig. We adopted her with her friend Sparkles

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...

four guinea pigs playing with a forage toy
Four of our guinea pigs eating hay and playing with a foraging toy

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.

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...

Anim-Mates, a registered charity, provides sanctuary for a diverse collection of abandoned and unwanted animals, including guinea pigs, of all...

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...

BARC is a registered charity based in Barnsley South Yorkshire. The guinea pig rescue is in Sheffield. We provide excellent care for our piggies....

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...

Based in Sunderland, in the North East of England, our dedicated team of volunteers give hope and help to abandoned and neglected rabbits and...

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...

Bobtails is a rabbit and guinea pig rescue in East Ewell, Surrey

Our Mission: Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to caring for animals. To rescuing them from cruelty, hardship, and  neglect. To ensure they...

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...

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...

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,...

Guinea pigs, Bunnies, Hamsters, is a small, not for profit, charitable organisation run from my own home.  We neuter and vaccinate all rabbits to...

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...

Merrypigs Guinea Pig Sanctuary is a rehabilitation and rehoming centre in Staffordshire!

Merrypigs is run by a qualified RHA (rodent health...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Forget-Me-Not Animal Rescue is the collaboration of two individuals who care very much about protecting all animals and the environment in which...