About Us

Piggles Rescue is a long-standing (since 2009) member of Helping Homeless Pets - an umbrella organization of more than 30 rescue groups who have all signed a Code of Ethics setting out how they will rescue and care for animals in need. We are so proud to be a part of this incredible group that is making real changes in the lives of homeless animals.  Thank you to Helping Homeless Pets, and to its founder and former President Rob Goddard, for everything you have done and continue to do for the animals that need us most!  www.helpinghomelesspets.com


Piggles Rescue was established in 2009, since which time we have helped over 1500 piggies in need.  In August 2018, we changed the direction of our rescue efforts to focus on advice, advocacy and education, at which time we became known as Piggles CARES (Cavy Advice, Rehoming & Education Service).

We are working to ensure that every guinea pig has a responsible, loving home where its needs are understood and met.  If you have any guinea pig related questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us for information or advice at info@pigglesrescue.com.

Please take the time to browse the site, as there’s lots here - adoptable piggies, guinea pig care, information on cages, general details about Piggles and our activities, ideas on what you can do to help animals and also links to other useful websites.

Please come back and visit often, as we are constantly adding more information. 

Piggles Rescue Statistics

When looking at these statistics, you will notice an apparent discrepancy between the number of guinea pigs taken in and the number adopted out.  This difference is accounted for in several ways - some have died (remember, many are sick, elderly or otherwise compromised when we get them), some are unsuitable for adoption and have become permanent residents either at the rescue or in long-term foster homes, and some are still waiting for their forever home.

2009  Intake 20  Adopted out 7 (from Aug)

2010  Intake 116  Adopted out   87  

2011  Intake 116  Adopted out 103

2012  Intake 166  Adopted out 137

2013  Intake 199  Adopted out 192

2014  Intake 307  Adopted out 267

2015  Intake 284  Adopted out 269

2016  Intake 221  Adopted out 185

2017  Intake 142  Adopted out 147


January Intake 15  Adopted out 7

February Intake 3  Adopted out 13

March  Intake 23  Adopted out 4

April Intake 13  Adopted out 11

May Intake 21  Adopted out 2

June Intake 9  Adopted out 6

July Intake 1  Adopted out 7

August Intake 1  Adopted out 7

September Intake 0  Adopted out 13

October Intake 0  Adopted out 8

November Intake 1  Adopted out 6

December (to date) Intake 0  Adopted out 0

Mission Statement:

“Working to ensure that every guinea pig has a responsible,

loving home where its needs

are understood and met.”

In 2016, Piggles Rescue created Guinea Pig Appreciation Day, to be celebrated each year on 16 July.  Of course, every day is a reason to celebrate guinea pigs!

We are extremely grateful to be sponsored by MarCam Pet Nutrition, makers of the Martin’s Little Friends range of guinea pig pellets and hay.

Good nutrition for our piggies is important to us, which is why we are very happy to be feeding them

Little Friends Guinea Pig Food.

Thank you, MarCam Pet Nutrition!