Hazelcroft Rescue is a home based guinea pig rescue in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK. We take in unwanted guinea pigs and care for them until we can find them new loving homes.
*** Please note that we will be closed for rehoming between 11th December 2023 and 4th January 2024 as we don't rehome guinea pigs over the Christmas/New Year period. We are still happy to accept applications during this time***
If you're thinking about getting guinea pigs please consider giving some rescue guinea pigs the chance to find a happy new home. We usually have a selection available and are on hand to give you lots of good advice and support, especially if you are new to keeping guinea pigs.
You can see some of the guinea pigs we currently have available on our Guinea Pigs for Re-homing page but as we have new ones becoming available all the time please contact us if you can't find what you're looking for.
Hazelcroft Rescue generally rehomes within the Hertforshire and north London area but will consider further, especially for really good homes.
We check all potential new homes to make sure they meet our minimum requirements - please don't let this put you off, it is because we care about the continued welfare of the guinea pigs we are re-homing. To help with our running costs a minimum suggested donation will be requested on adoption of any of our guinea pigs.
You can find out more about our adoption process here
As the rescue is run from our family home please be aware that visits are by appointment only and may only take place once you have completed our re-homers application form which is the first step in our re-homing process.
If you are looking to surrender your guinea pigs, please contact us to find out if we have space and to arrange the details.
Hazelcroft Rescue is run on a voluntary basis and we rely entirely on donations to fund the the cost of food, bedding and veterinary costs for the guinea pigs we rescue. We welcome a wide range of support and you can see our How you can help page for more information and ideas. All contributions to the rescue are gratefully received.
Contact and Communication
As our small rescue is run entirely on a voluntary basis and is not a staffed commercial enterprise we ask people to be patient when waiting for a response to messages and emails. We will try to reply within 48 hours of receipt Monday to Saturday. Please note that the rescue is closed on Sundays. Other closure dates will be notified as appropriate at the top of this page.