Adopting a Small Furry – The Process

The small furries adoption process is based on which type of animal you choose – hamster, rat, mouse, chinchilla, degu (looks like a large gerbil but has a longer lifespan – see factsheet for further info on this animal) or gerbil, but it generally follows the steps below. We always make the sure the animal is homed with the right equipment or cages so will advise on care etc. before you adopt. If you’d like further information, please submit an enquiry through the form below – we will reply asap.

Step 1

You can view all the small furries that are in need of a new home here on our website.

Step 2

Once you make contact with us, we’ll arrange a homecheck with you in order to clear you for adoption before meeting/adopting the animal(s).

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Address (required)

Your Postcode (required)

Your Phone Number (required)

Name Of Animal You Are Interested In (If Known).

If you already have a cage or tank, please add the make and model here.

For single social animals i.e. chinchillas or rats, do you already have a potential partner for them?

Step 3

We’ll then put you in touch with the fosterer to arrange a suitable time for you to meet and then also adopt the animal if you have the equipment etc. ready.

Step 4

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!

If you’re not sure what animal you’d like to adopt as you don’t know much about them, the table in our Small Furries Factsheet should help (please note that it is solely for guidance to help you understand each animal and their requirements).

Download our Small Furries Factsheet

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 £3,000 a month. Instead of charging a set fee, we ask for a minimum donation as you take your new companion home.

Minimum Donation for Small Furries

  • £10 for hamsters
  • £5 each for mice
  • £10 each for rats
  • £10 each for gerbils
  • £20 each for degus
  • £35 each for chinchillas

You can pay your adoption fees directly via PayPal. Please make sure to say which animal type and name(s) as well as the adoption date to help us with tracking these, as well as taking some proof so your fosterer can see that this has been done.

  • Use the space on the Paypal page where it says “Add a note” or
  • Use this form – thank you!

Meet our small furries