Owner Surrenders

Please read the following carefully and in full before contacting us.

 

Just about every day, we receive e-mails from people who, for one reason or another, are no longer willing or able to care for their guinea pigs.  Unfortunately, we cannot just supply an address of where to drop them off, as we are already caring for large numbers of guinea pigs which other people decided they could no longer look after, and we need to keep our rescue spots for guinea pigs coming from shelters. 


Although we used to take owner surrenders when our program allowed, we regret that we are no longer able to accept ANY owner surrenders, other than ones previously adopted from us.  If you need to surrender guinea pigs previously adopted from Piggles, please contact us at info@pigglesrescue.com


We have had people beg us to take their piggie(s), and say, “Can’t you take just one more?”  The answer, of course, is yes, we could, but where does it end?  There’s a very thin line between rescue and hoarding, and the “just one more” mentality is the slippery slope to disaster.  Overcrowding our facilities places the animals already in our care in jeopardy, and we are not willing to do that. 


There are other ways of rehoming guinea pigs.  Start by looking in your circle of friends, relatives and co-workers.  If this draws a blank, then try placing an ad in your local vet clinic, pet store, community centre, etc.  You can also advertise on Kijiji or Craigslist, but please do be very careful who you hand them over to.  Remember, their lives depend on you making the correct decision, and not everyone who responds to your ad will have their best interests in mind.  For more tips and suggestions on how to rehome your pets safely and responsibly, check under Rehoming


Any requests for us to take guinea pigs other than those previously adopted from us will simply be directed to this page. We are very happy to offer advice to owners who are experiencing difficulties but want to keep their piggies, but please do not contact us with requests to take in guinea pigs, as the answer has to be NO.