Adoption

hamsters, Chinchillas & Degus

Hamsters need more than most people realise

We occasionally have hamsters, gerbils, degus and mice in at the rescue. Each have specialist care requirements which you should research before making the decision to adopt.

They can make great companion animals and it’s great fun to watch their antics! However, their needs can be complex and they require much more space than most people realise.

Why we say ‘Adopt don’t Shop’

Animals in pet shops are bred in bad conditions, meaning their health is often poor, temperaments can be unpredictable and you’re funding highly unethical mass breeding. 

Rescues all over the UK are struggling with unwanted animals. Why add to the problem of overpopulation when there are so many lovely animals waiting for their forever homes in foster care? 

Pet shops get their animals from highly unethical rodent mills which are horrible places. Vote with your money and don’t support it!

Give one of the many unwanted or abandoned animals a second chance at a good life.

We will be in touch to provide you with support and guidance throughout your animal’s whole life.

Know the animal before adopting. We will pair you up with an animal which is right for you based on their personality.

Animals looking for homes

Peanut, Levi & Apollo

Looking for home

Male

2 years

Trio of happy little gerbils who would love a spacious home with a wheel and cucumber!

Toast

Adopted

Female

5 months

She is full of character, very curious and always looking for the next adventure. Sitting still is not her thing!

Forever home has been found

Buddy

Adopted

Male

15 months

He has a great personality and will happily accept pets but would rather not be picked up until he gets to know you better.

Forever home has been found

Socks

Adopted

Male

1 year

Socks is a lovely, male, Syrian hamster who loves being out of his enclosure running around and climbing things.

Forever home has been found

Anthea

Adopted

Female

8 months

Athena is an 8-month-old, female Dwarf hamster, with a great personality. She loves exploring her enclosure with lots of enrichment activities set out and running on her wheel is her favourite past-time.

Forever home has been found

Star

Adopted

Female

11 months

Star is a lovely, friendly wee girl. She likes having your attention and being chatted to.

Forever home has been found

Elsa

Adopted

Female

3

Elsa is a confident and friendly 3 year old female chinchilla.

Forever home has been found

Nigel & Gordon

Adopted

Male

1 year

Very confident little boys and very active. They love climbing, running on their wheel, and burrowing, which is a huge joy to watch.

Forever home has been found

Jet

Adopted

Male

1 year

Jet is a long haired Syrian hamster who loves exploring his surroundings and stashing tasty treats.

Forever home has been found

Donna

Adopted

Female

1

Lovely friendly, active and confident Syrian hamster who anyone would be lucky to care for!

Forever home has been found

Adoption Process

Contact us

Contact us either by email, Facebook or by filling in a contact form stating a bit about yourself, which animal(s) you’d like to apply for and your background. 

Complete forms

If we think you might be a good fit, we will send you a link to our online application form to learn more about the home you have to offer.

Home check

If your applications look okay we will  need photos of your intended set up at this stage. This will be followed up by an in person or virtual home check.

How do I provide a great hamster home?

Hamsters are lovely little pets who are often quite overlooked. The larger, the better for their cage and it is essential to provide a correctly sized, working wheel. They love it crammed full of toys, tunnels and chews. Here are our three top tips:  

Hamsters are almost always solitary. Keeping them in the same cage can result in serious problems.

Specialist healthcare – access to exotics vet and correct diet

A correctly sized, functional wheel is absolutely essential for your hamsters well being

Coming soon