Tees Valley Guinea Pig Rescue was founded in December 2014 because I saw a need for a specialist guinea pig rescue in the Teesside/Tees Valley area as the nearest good rescues were over 25 & 45 miles away.
We have 14 permanent 4ft indoor hutches (or equivalent area) plus cages & fosterers who can take any excess. We only rehome solo piggies if they are going to live with another piggy. We prefer that our piggies go to homes where they'll be living indoors but understand that this isn't always possible so will rehome to live outdoors between May & September. We try to bond all our solo piggies but often we have to have solo boys neutered so they can live with females without fear of pregnancies.
All of our piggies are kept here for at least 2 to 3 weeks to ensure they're in good health & to assess their behaviour so we can advise the best piggy to suit each adopter. We also offer a free bonding service where you bring your bereaved or solo piggy here to find a new friend.
We give a lifetime backup service & also have our rescue group on facebook where you can ask any piggy related questions. Anyone is welcome to join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/teesvalleyguineapigrescue/?fref=ts
We aim to answer any communication within 12 hours or less on most occassions. If you need to know anything else about us please get in touch x
Can you SHIP?
Sorry, NO. Please do not contact the owner and ask about shipping guinea pigs. It is NOT possible. Please look for guinea pigs LOCAL to you! That's what this site is for--helping you find a guinea pig close to home to adopt and love.
But I want THAT one!
Yes, that one is adorable and looks just like the one you must have for your very important reason or you will not be able to go on living. But, there are many more in your area that are just as wonderful. Perhaps they are not listed here, but they can be found. The piggy in need waiting for you near your own back yard might look a little different, but could melt your heart anyway!
Need help finding one or two?
We can help you. Take a look here for some great links and suggestions. And if you still need help with your search, check that page to reach out to us for some specific assistance. Volunteers are standing by willing to help you!
Are you a little antsy about adopting? Do not be afraid! Some basic precautions and you can be a guinea pig adoption angel in no time! Check out our "ADOPTING SUCCESS" article. Are you NEW TO GUINEA PIGS? Don't worry, we're here to help. Please check this page for some basics.