As stated by the RWAF, rabbits need a minimum of 6 foot length, 2 foot height and 2 foot width. We will never rehome our rabbits to accommodation smaller than this and larger rabbits will need accommodation even larger than this. We also expect rabbits to be allowed to exercise in an area of at least 10 foot by 6 foot as often as possible.
We will only rehome guinea pigs to live in hutches/cages of minimum 5 foot in length (single storey) or 4 foot in length (double storey). This, however, will vary depending on the chosen guinea pigs. Again, guinea pigs need a large area to exercise daily.
Our minimum requirement for hamsters is an 80cm by 50cm cage with a wheel of at least 20cm in diameter.
- No animal will be rehomed to anyone under 18 years old. Proof of age must be given if requested before the animal can be adopted.
- Before any animal is adopted, a homecheck must be completed (either by photo or in person).
- Some animals may be unsuitable for some potential homes and it will be up to the rescue to make this decision.
- No animal will be rehomed upon the first viewing. Potential adopters must view the animal and then, if it is decided that they are the right family for that animal, they must prepare the accommodation for the animal and collect it at least a week after the decision has been made.
- Animals cannot be reserved or chosen over the internet. An animal can only be reserved in person and with a deposit of half the final cost.
- Any potential adopters must bring all people from their household with them to view the animal in order to confirm that the animal is suitable for everyone living with it.
- No animal will be rehomed to a non-pet home. This means non of our animals can be used for breeding, meat, experimentation, petting farms or in schools.
- Any potential owners in rented accommodation must get permission from their landlord before adopting an animal.
- All animals that leave us will be neutered and vaccinated as necessary and any that aren't (e.g. babies), will need neutering when in their new home. This will be stated on the adoption contract and we will follow up a few months later to confirm the animal has been neutered.
- Rabbits/guinea pigs will only be rehomed in pairs/groups or to live with another rabbit/guinea pig. They will not be rehomed to live on their own unless there are specific behavioural or medical reasons for this being in the rabbit/guinea pig's best interest.
- Rabbits and guinea pigs will not be rehomed to live together (there may be the occasional exception; e.g. they have lived together for a long time and it would be unfair to separate them).
- Rabbits will only be rehomed when they are at least 10 weeks old and guinea pigs will only be rehomed when they are at least 8 weeks old.
- No animals will be rehomed to areas that are far away due to the stress of travelling for the animals.
- All terms and conditions on the adoption form must be agreed to before an animal can be adopted.