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Furlock Holmes

COVID-19 Update...



We have lots of lovely bunnies and guinea pigs looking for new homes. All of our animals deserve a second chance and a family to call their own. Our rabbits are health checked, neutered and vaccinated before they leave us and we offer life-long support should you need it. If you have space in your home for a couple of extra residents, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We have bunnies and guinea pigs of all shapes and sizes so hopefully have the right match for your family!

Before applying to adopt, please make sure to take a look at our Adoption Process and our Adoption Policy to make sure you are aware of our minimum requirements. Where we are a rescue, we do carry out homechecks prior to adoption.

Following the latest guidance, we have now re-opened. We are, once again, offering adoptions, pet services and animal visits. However, we will be doing as much virtually as we can and we will also ensure strict COVID-19 guindelines are followed. For more information, please click here.

Pet Services

To help fund the rescue, we offer boarding for small animals (e.g. rabbits and guinea pigs) while you go on holiday. All animals are kept in minimum 6ft hutches overnight with access to runs on grass in a secure paddock during the day. We also offer various dog walking and pet sitting services. We can easily adapt our care to suit your pet's needs and are happy to give medication, etc. We offer a variety of walk lengths and can either take your dog on a solo walk, or they can join our group walks and socialise with other dogs. We also offer pet sitting and can stay in your home while you are away, or visit your pet on a daily/twice daily basis. Our boarding spaces fill up fast - particularly in school holidays - so please get in touch soon! Please visit to find out more about our second business and how it fundraises for the rescue.


Animal Visits

We take our specially-trained team of rabbits and guinea pigs (and occasionally ponies, ferrets, bantam chickens, snails and more) into nursing homes, schools and other residential/day care places. During an animal visit session, participants are able to have a small animal on their lap for handling. They are encouraged to interact with the animal and groom/feed/talk to the animal and we find this is incredibly beneficial for all participants. As well as this, we offer educational visits to schools and groups.

During the visits, the welfare of our animals is always our priority and we will only do what we feel they can manage. The animals chosen have shown to particularly enjoy the visits and we feel they can benefit just as much as the human participants!


We are looking for homes...

Flopsy, Mopsy + Cottontail
Hazel 1
Gollum + Pippin
Maple + Waffle
Moana + Mulan
Sorbet + Brulee
Simon + Garfunkel

Your generosity and kindness allows us to continue our work

Thank you!


"We adopted Jasmine from Furlock over a year ago now as a friend for the boy we already had. Eleanor was really helpful with everything we needed to know, and with helping us find a bunny that Dude would get on with, was the right age, and would be happy as an indoor rabbit. She also bonded them for us over a few nights, which we really appreciated as we were worried about doing it ourselves! Jasmine was neutered and fully vaccinated when we got her, and was really healthy and happy. Would definitely adopt from her in the future and highly recommend them!"

— Sarah (adopted Jasmine), May 2020

Coming up...

Winchester Discovery Centre

Saturday 4th April 2020

The Furlock Holmes team are returning to Winchester Discovery Centre with some furry (and not-so-furry) friends for a morning of animal fun! Stroke the giant bunnies, groom the guinea pigs and watch the tortoise explore... More info coming soon!

Easter Workshop at Furlock Holmes

Tuesday 7th April 1pm to 4pm

Come along to Furlock Holmes for a fun afternoon of animal-themed activities! Help us give the tortoise a bath, walk the ferret, groom the ponies, collect the eggs, brush the guinea pigs, cuddle the bunnies, meet the gecko and feed the rats and degus!

Paws & Whiskers Family Fun Day

Wednesday 8th April 2020

Furlock Holmes will be returning to Whitchurch Silk Mill for their Paws & Whiskers Family Fun Day. There will also be lots of Easter activities, games and makes to get you in the mood and Nessy Messy will be there offering facepainting!

Postponed due to COVID-19