North East Guinea Pig Rescue


 **2014 NEGPR calendars AVAILABLE NOW**  The calendar features guineas pigs who have been adopted from our rescue and all profits from sales go towards the rescue.   It would make a great stocking filler for a guinea pig fan.  The calendars cost £8 each (plus £1.10 P&P) and will be with you before Christmas, if you order now.

How to buy:
If you would like one please send payment (£9.10) via paypal to please mark as calendar payment and include the address you would like it sent to in the message. So that paypal charges aren’t deducted, please send the money as a gift to a friend.

If you are not able to pay using paypal or would like more than one calendar please email Sam – – we can accept cheques or cash and will combine postage for multi-purchases.

Thank you for reading and for all your support. 

North East Guinea Pig rescue is an independent and self-funded rescue. The rescue was established in March 2008 to provide shelter and care for unwanted guinea pigs. The rescue takes in abandoned, neglected and unwanted guinea pigs both locally and nationally when needed.  Since opening the rescue has taken in and re-homed over 700 guinea pigs. A major part of the rescues ethos is to educate guinea pig owners on how to care properly for their guinea pigs. So many of the guinea pigs who have come to the rescue have been neglected and not cared for properly for years. I want to prevent this from happening by educating owners from the beginning on how to care for them and allowing potential adopters to make an informed decision about whether they are a suitable home for a guinea pig. The rescue is totally against the breeding of any guinea pigs due to the amount of unwanted guinea pigs in the UK. No guinea pigs are bred at the rescue and no guinea pigs will be re-homed to people to be used for breeding.

All guinea pigs are health checked and treated if necessary.  They are all preventatively treated for parasites and are wormed.  ALL single guinea pigs are bonded with another guinea pig before re-homing. No guinea pig is ever re-homed alone, unless it is going to live with another guinea pig. No healthy guinea pig is ever put to sleep. Those who have ongoing serious health problems will not be re-homed but will remain at the rescue.

I  have kept guinea pigs for over 24 years, almost my whole life, and run the rescue from my own home. I wanted to use my experience to help guinea pigs that were not so fortunate. Many of the guinea pigs in rescue are with foster carers. This allows them to receive extra TLC and care whilst waiting for homes.

If you feel you could give a good home to a pair of guinea pigs or are looking for a companion guinea pig please get in touch preferably by e-mail using the contact page.  Please read the adoption policyto ensure that can meet the requirements and that you are able to provide the time and care a guinea pig requires. If you need help re-homing a guinea pig please email me using the details on the contact page. I will help if I can. The rescue is always in need of donations of towels, fleeces, guinea pig nuggets, hay, fresh fruit and vegetables  and other guinea pig related items.

Please watch the short video below which shows the sort of work the rescue does. It does have sound so please turn on your computer’s speakers.

Join the rescues facebook group: North Shields Guinea Pig Rescue