Alittlebitiffy Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit, non-funded guinea pig rescue dedicated to giving the smaller, sometimes forgotten pets a second chance. As a rescue, we rehabilitate and rehome guinea pigs that are surrendered to our care. As a sanctuary, we provide a loving permanent home to injured, special needs and chronic or terminally ill pets. Currently a small charity with very big dreams, we're passionate about bringing big hope to little animals.
The Sanctuary is registered with the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission. Our governing documents can be found at www.acnc.gov.au. Please note, visits to the Sanctuary are by appointment only. If you'd like to come meet the guinea pigs in our care, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Are you interested in adopting a guinea pig? Here are a few things to think about before bringing a new pet home.
01. Do I have permission to have guinea pigs at my residence?
02. Can I afford veterinary care if needed?
03. Do I have time to feed, clean, and spend time with my guinea pig?
04. Do I understand their dietary, housing, social and care needs?
05. Can I commit to caring for them for their entire life expectancy?
Guinea pigs are highly social animals. Our guinea pigs are only available in pairs or trios unless otherwise stated or unless there are special circumstances.
To begin the adoption process, please complete the adoption enquiry form available on our website at www.alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary.com. Once the form is completed and submitted, a Sanctuary member will assess its suitability.
If you already have guinea pigs, a meet and greet with the Sanctuary guinea pigs you wish to adopt is a must. This usually also coincides with a house and enclosure check and a face-to-face interview to discuss the level of care you'll provide.
Following a signing of the adoption contract by the adopter and a Sanctuary member, and payment of the adoption fee in full, our guinea pigs are ready to go to their new home! If, at any point in time, you can no longer care for or keep your adopted guinea pigs, we ask that you first contact us prior to personally attempting to rehome them.