|We are a small completely self-funded rabbit and guinea pig rescue based in Bristol. The main rescue centre is in Staplehill, with smaller foster homes around Bristol. We mainly rescue rabbits and guinea pigs but also occassionally take in other small furries. We run a small boarding service which helps a little with our costs but any donations would be greatly received, particularly towards our neutering program. Please visit our How to Help page for more info.
Holiday or long-term boarding
ATTENTION ALL BOARDERS!
We have a new policy coming into place, all boarders must be vaccinated at least two weeks prior to boarding with us with proof available. Due to the influx in Myxomatosis, and Viral Haemorrhagic disease 1 and 2 we feel this is necessary to protect boarders and our rescue rabbits. We will require all rabbits to have the combined vaccination against Myxi and VHD1, and highly advise them also to have the new vaccine against VHD2.
If you board with us and are unsure about any of the information above please message us for more information, also if you are booked in or plan to book in and haven’t yet had your bunnies vaccinated please get in contact with us as we may be able to provide vaccination vouchers for our boarders.
We offer a boarding service for rabbits and guinea pigs while you are away on holiday or are unable to care for them at home for whatever reason. We have hutches of all different sizes and are able to cater for most bunnies or piggies. We are currently looking to move premise so we can offer bigger and better accommodation for our boarding and resident animals. For this reason, we are currently unable to offer long term boarding, however please do get in contact if long term stays are needed as we have a team of dedicated foster carers who may be able to help care for your animals within a personal agreement between yourselves.
We will always look after your pet as if they were our own, we have dedicated volunteers who come in daily to help clean and feed our animals, and take great pleasure in making your pets stay as comfortable as possible, cuddles or no cuddles!
We work with a brilliant team of vets nearby so if your pet may fall ill or we have any worries we are able to get them the care they need, we will ask you to fill out a form before you leave with your vets details on so if we need to we can speak or visit them. All vet care given whilst on holiday would be your finical responsibility however we would always contact you beforehand to get permission, you would never come back to an unknown vet bill.
Our prices include accommodation, dry foods, vegetables/fruit and bedding. Please contact us on 0117 9561981 for costs and booking details. We are not able to book in boarding over email or facebook.
Rehoming your pet
So many small animals are re-homed by their owners when their circumstances change because it seems as if there is no other choice and sadly each year over 67,000 end up in Rescue Centres. At The Littlest Rescue you have the option of leaving your pet with us to find a suitable new home when rehoming becomes necessary. We appreciate how difficult this decision can be and aim to help you through with the reassurance that your pet will be safe and happy with us until we can find a permanent loving home for them. We will always support you through your decision or help you to find a solution where possible. We often have a waiting list so please be aware and plan ahead if possible.
We wouldn’t be able to carry on our rescue or boarding services without our lovely adoptees, We are always looking for adoptive parents to take on our deserving animals. Whether you are first time bunny owner, or have owned guinea pigs for years we welcome you to adopt! We understand how easy it can be to pick up a cute little fluffy from a pet store but please do think about our cute fluffys too! We always have a wide range of rabbits and guinea pigs to suit any human! Whether it’s a match up for your lonely furry or a pair/group to welcome into the family we will never be short of animals who need a second chance to be loved! We often have a wide range of ages and personalities from 8 weeks – 10 years, from cuddly to grumpy! Please see our ‘Animals for adoption’ page for more information. We offer a lifetime advice and help service and will always be here for you.
We offer a bonding service for our resident rabbits to be paired up with yours, bonding rabbits can be quite difficult and often it’s not something rabbit owners feel confident doing. I find it difficult to bond my own rabbits so we understand completely that it’s not something everyone can do. Your cute cuddly rabbit can turn into a demon fighting rabbit and thats very scary to see so we are able to offer this service for a stress free bond…we just stress instead!
Not every rabbit will get along with the first rabbit they see and sometimes it can be a lengthy process, its often best to start in a mutual place where both rabbits haven’t been before and often this can be difficult to do at home along with them living separately to start with.
Bonding can be in the depths of the unknown until we start and we will keep communications with you open throughout so we can discuss how things are going, often open minds while bonding is best as some rabbits are very fussy on their partners just like we are!
Unfortunately due to being so busy recently with bonding rabbits we are unable to do bonding between two rabbits that haven’t been adopted from us, we hope in the near future when we move into a bigger premises that we will be able to offer more bonding placements and we will be able to help bond everybun!
We offer grooming services for both rabbits and guinea pigs:
Rabbit nail clipping; £4.00
Guinea pig nail clipping; £3.00
Rabbit overall groom; £10.00 (Including nail clip)
Guinea pig overall groom; £6.00 (Including nail clip)
Extra costs include;
Giving medication on top of boarding daily; 40p
Removing small area of fur matt on top of groom; £2.00
Removing medium area of fur matt on top of groom; £5.00
Removing large and sever areas of matt; £10.00+ (please contact us to book your bunny in to be seen by us first to give a quotation).
All monies raised from our boarding and grooming goes back into our rescue animal funds, this enables to give urgent veterinary care to sick or injured animals and our important neutering program.