We normally have a large variety of bunnies and guinea pigs looking for new homes. This page will explain the adoption process and tell you what is required before you can welcome a new pet into your home.
Step 1: decide whether you are ready to adopt
Are you looking to adopt rabbits or guinea pigs? If so, you've come to the right place! Now you just need to decide which of the two would be best suited to your home. Don't rush this decision - they are both a long term commitment and require a lot of looking after. We offer bunny or guinea pig hours where you can come and spend an hour looking after a rabbit or guinea pig to learn what is involved. This will help you to decide whether these are the right pets for you.
First, answer these questions...
1. Do you have time to interact with a new pet every day?
2. Are you prepared to commit to caring for this pet for the next 10 years?
3. Can you afford to care for a pet, including veterinary fees?
4. Is your living situation suitable for an animal?
5. Do all other members of the household agree with you having a new pet?
Step 2: complete an online adoption application
When you have decided what kind of animal you are looking to adopt, the next step is to get in touch with us to register your interest. Please complete our online application form. If we feel we have a suitable match for your family, we will get in touch. However, if you do not hear from us within one week of submitting your adoption application, this probable means we don't have anything suitable, but that we have added you to our waiting list.
step 3: Come and view the animals we have available
If we have been in touch to say we have a potential match, the next step is to come and meet all of the animals in the rescue that are up for adoption. This enables you to spend time interacting with our animals and getting to know them. We do encourage you to bring all members of the household with you. We also ask that you view the animals separately to collecting them so that you can go away and think about it for a few days. Not only does this reduce the risk of impulse decisions, but it also gives you a chance to prepare the accommodation you have. However, your chosen animal will be reserved pending a home check.
Step 4: the boring bit
Before you are able to take your new pet home, we like to visit your accommodation and ask a few questions to check that you have thought everything through and to confirm that the accommodation is suitable for your chosen animal. If you pass the home check, you move on to complete the final paperwork!
We have an adoption form with our terms and conditions that we ask you to read and agree to if you are still happy to adopt an animal from us. We also have adoption fees as follows: