Adopting a Guinea Pig – The Process

Guinea pigs are social little animals, and so need to be homed in pairs or groups. We therefore don’t allow adoption of a single guinea pig unless you have another one at home to bond it with.
We have pairs of guinea pigs that are already bonded and ready for homing.

Step 1

Once you make contact with us, we’ll give you the details of the foster home so you can arrange to meet the guinea pig(s) and make any bonding arrangements if necessary.

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Name Of Guinea Pig You Are Interested In (If Known). Please note that A.R.C. does not re-home single guinea pigs to live on their own.

    Your Address (required)

    Your Postcode (required)

    Your Phone Number (required)

    Please give size of current guinea pig accommodation including run size (required)

    Please give a description of the guinea pig accommodation (required)

    Additional Information

    Step 2

    We’ll then complete a home visit and help you in making sure you have everything you need for your new family members.

    Step 3

    To go ahead with the adoption, you will need to complete and sign our adoption form and leave the minimum donation for your new companion(s) with the fosterer. Please see minimum donations.

    Finally please don’t forget to come back and leave us a message on our Testimonials page once your new pet has settled in!

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    Adoption Donation

    While it would be great to rehome animals for free, like all animal charities we need to cover the costs of our vet fees, pet food, litter, beds and housing, toys and all the other associated costs of running A.R.C. Our vet fees alone are in excess of £5,000 a month. Instead of charging a set fee, we ask for a minimum donation as you take your new companion home.

    Minimum Donation for Guinea Pigs

    • £20 for un-neutered males
    • £25 for neutered males
    • £35 for a bonded pair

    You can pay your adoption fees directly via PayPal, GoCardless or bank transfer. If you cover the fees payable in PayPal or GoCardless, your money will go even further to helping the animals in our care. Please make sure to say which animal you are adopting on your payment to help us track our income. You can also complete this form with details of your payment – thank you



    Meet our guinea pigs