Welcome to 'Guinea pig Rescue and Rehome'! My name is Kate and Guinea pigs are my passion! I'm based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
I have kept guinea pigs since I was a child and currently have 8 of my own. I work as an 'Animal Welfare Officer' for the RSPCA and foster guinea pigs for my local branch. I take in animals that my colleagues and I have picked up. Usually these are stray, dumped or un wanted by their owners and on some occasions they are cruelty cases. Quite often in situations where animals are dumped or un wanted there are large numbers involved. From experience it can be hard to find space in animal centres and other rescues for these large numbers and often at very short notice. This is one of the main reasons for me providing a rescue for these adorable animals.
In my own experience of rescuing and rehoming guinea pigs, its so rewarding to take an animal out of a bad situation and be able to rehome that animal with someone who is going to provide it with a loving home and a second chance to have a happy life. Generally people seem happier to rehome a rescued animal rather than buy one from a pet shop. Its very rewarding to offer a good home to an animal that has not had a very good start to life.
So if you're thinking of getting some guinea pigs, wanting to rehome some or just want some advice, I will do my best to help! I'm also happy to take holiday stays.