Adopting a rabbit or guinea pig is a big commitment but we aim to make the process as simple and friendly as possible. Please feel free to contact us at any point for more information and even just to have a chat.




Fill in our adoption enquiry form (you’ll find one on each animal’s page) and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. One of our team will do a home visit to have a chat with you. If, for any reason, this isn’t possible we’ll ask you to email over pictures of your set up. Please note that guinea pigs should have accommodation measuring a minimum of 4ft x 2ft and the RWAF recommends a permanent enclosure size of at least 10ft x 6ft for rabbits. Bigger is always better though!

Our animals are kept mainly at two locations – one in Sunderland and one in Cockfield, Bishop Auckland.  We will try and be flexible with appointment days and times.

If you wish to go ahead with adoption, we will ask you to fill in an Adoption Agreement so please give it a read through beforehand. We will also provide you with any other paperwork such as vaccination cards. All animals can be returned if it does not work out in the new home.


Our minimum suggested donations are:

  • Single rabbit £40
  • Bonded pair of rabbits £70
  • Single guinea pig £15
  • Bonded pair of guinea pigs £25

These donations help us cover vaccination, neutering and veterinary costs. It could cost a member of the public approx. £150 to neuter and vaccinate a rabbit and £70 to neuter a guinea pig.


Your Name:
Your Email:
Your Address:
Your Telephone Number:

Which animal(s) are you interested in? (please give their names if you have seen someone in particular on our site):
Please give us details of the enclosure/accommodation you can provide (indoor/ outdoor, size etc) Please note this must be at least 10ft x 6ft for rabbits and 5ft x 2ft for guinea pigs:
Do you have any experience with rabbits/guinea pigs?
Do you currently have any other pets?
Do you have any children at home and how old are they?