Guinea Pig Rescue Sydney
Guinea Pig Rescue Sydney – a legitimate No Kill shelter, where every guinea pig that comes to us gets a second home.
We pride ourselves in the guinea pigs that we rehome, but please bare in mind we have limited spaces available, as we need to find the right new home of every animal. Sometimes this can take time and we maybe unable to execpt new guinea pigs for rehoming due to limited space.
Guinea pig surrender fee is $45
If you require your guinea pig to be rehome, please give us a call to find out space availablity. We will not execpt any guinea pig without prior notice (as we will not overcrowd our animals). If there is no availablity at the time you call, please keep in contact with us, so when an available space does arrive you will know and arrangements can be made for rehoming your guinea pig.
Guinea pigs must be healthy and we can not execpt any sick animals.
How this all started
We never planned on rehoming animals (Guinea Pig Rescue Sydney) in such a big way, it just happened, almost like a calling. We tranditionally back in the old days were a pet shop that specialised in all things avian, So we used to rehomed older birds as we grew, through the teams knowlegde and interests we diversafied into small animal, mostly products.
Our goal was to offer customers a unique experience by becoming Australia’s leading small animal specialis. While trying to achieve this we noticed alot of people with guinea pigs has changing circumstances and need to find new homes for their beloved older pets. This was a turning point, as most places only sold baby animals as older animals are not as popular , but we understood the necessary for olders Guinea pigs to go to the right home and have proper care. So we started Guinea Pig Rescue Sydney Based at Birdsville also known as Petsville! We have always had the rule that we will only sell animals that we will rehome, so it all went hand in hand and it all snow balled from there, so here we are today.
So, yes we do still sell a small range of birds, fish and small animal, with mostly product but we also take and offer for adoption any bird or small animal that needs a new home. We do not have the facility to rehome cats and dogs.
Guinea Pig Re-homing
Owning a guinea pig is a very lovely and rewarding experience, however it does come with a great deal of responsibility. Some guinea pig owners find themself in a position where they feel they need to give up their pet, this could be for a number of different reasons although giving up an unwanted pet should always be a last resort.
At Guinea Pig Rescue Sydney based in Birdsville also known as petsville we do appreciate in some circumstances giving up a guinea pig is the right thing to do. It can be a distressing time for both you and your guinea pig so it must be done the right way. This is where we have helped thousands of unwanted animals find a home and also assisted guinea pig owners peace of mind when coming to this difficult decision.
We have never said no to any guinea pig needing a home (providing thers is space availablity), the only conditions are we can not take sick, matted and injured guinea pig as we are not a vet, these animals must be fixed up at a vet before they are brought in to be rehomed.
How Guinea Re-homing works
We understand that isn’t a easy decision, so we offer a free of charge drop off and try to make it as simple as possible for you you give your pet a second home. We have a car park out the front of the small animal facility.
The first step is to give us a call to find out space availablity. This will be determined by how many rehomed animal we all ready have waiting for new homes, as we will not overcrowded our animals.
If there is no availablity at the time you call, you will be advised to call back to check availablity either in a week, fortnight or month (this time frame depends on the interest in the rehoming animals already in store).
When you get approval to bring your guinea pig in, you will need to provide a name, day and rough time of arrival (within a few hour is fine), so we can have a team member ready to run you through everything and set your guinea pig up in a temperary enclosure. Our preferred rehoming hours are Monday to Friday 11:00 to 4:30pm. We can also come in on a weekend, but please be aware there could be a little bit of a wait time, weekend hours are Saturday 11am to 4pm and Sunday 11 am till 3 pm. We are then open for a hour after these time, but this will give the time to be set up and settle in to the surounding before it is time for the lights to be turned off.
You must call to check availablity prior to coming in to rehome your Guinea Pig.
When you come in bring guinea pig in a cardboard box or carrier. If you are not sure what to do with your guinea pig enclosure, accessories and food as they often can be used for rescues so your more than welcome to bring them in as well.
In store a surrender fee of $45 for adult guinea pigs.
Your guinea pig will be placed into quarantine area for a period of time, depending on its condition and ensure they are in perfect physical and mental condition for rehoming. Here they will be fed an accelent high quality diet of Vetafarm Cavy Origins, Oaten and Meadow hay with fresh fruit and vegetables. They will be wormed and mite sprayed.
They will then be brought into the store and socialise with the Birdsville team and customers, if they have a particularly hard time adjusting to the environment we will work with them one on one to make the transition as calm as possible.
Optional but we recommend in order to make the whole process easier on the animal and new owner, we ask that you could bring a sheet of paper with any information about your guinea pig being rehomed such as name, age likes and dislikes, suitability with kids etc (the new owners will appreciate knowing some of the history). If there are any toys or favourote treats that they are particularly attached to we recommend bring them in too, as it will help them adjust
We have a huge range of devoted supporters who open their hearts to rehomed animals and we have never failed to find a guinea pig a new family.
If you are considering rehoming your guinea pig and have anymore questions, please feel free to email, call and pop in and have a chat with the team, keep in mind that we are not a chain but a independant business and because of this we are very busy with alot of demanding animals and people to look after as it can take us a while sometimes to get back to and reply to emails but we always will. Our address is 684 botany Rd Alexandria 2015.
If your interested in adopting a Guinea pig
Please feel free to come in and see us or give us a call.
What we have to re home is all depending on availability. We will need to know that you are providing the proper environment, correct size enclosure, food, toys, medication etc. If you do not yet have all the correct gear to keep guinea pig happy you are in the right place at petsville as we sell everything a guinea pig could possibly dream of including enclosures at discounted prices. Please be prepared to show a team member in store photos of where the re homed guinea pig is going to go. All re homed guinea pigs will have a small adoption fee. If you do build a bond with your adopted animal you are welcome to bring them animal back as we will always work at finding every animal the best home possible.
Our address is 684 Botany Rd Alexandria 2015 we have parking out the front.