rio and ralph

Meet Rio & Ralph

Ralph and Rio are a bonded father and son duo searching for a family to take them under their wing. Ralph & Rio have thankfully found themselves in our care after living in very poor condition beforehand. These guys are not used to human interaction one bit so therefore need a dedicated experienced pig owner to get them well-handled and build their confidence. Ralph and Rio are ever so cute and need a spacious enclosure to explore in their new home, ideally with lots of free roam time inbetween. These boys would thrive in a home where an abundance of enrichment is provided for them, such a safe toys to play with and various tunnels for further stimulation. Ralph and Rio need lots of kindness to make up for that they have been deprived of as youngsters. If you believe you could be a suitable home for these two then please enquire.
Breed: Guinea Pig
Age: Approx 11 mnths, Approx 3 mnths
Sex: Male
Can live with dogs
Can't live with dogs
Can live with cats
Can't live with cats
Can live with children
Can't live with children
Not housetrained

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The adoption process

If you see an animal on our website that you are interested in adopting, you should fill out an Animal Enquiry form. This gives us more details about yourself and your lifestyle to make sure you are a good match for each other. If we get multiple requests for one animal, we will consider them all and choose the most suitable home to match it to a new owner. This will allow everyone interested a fair chance of adopting it
First meeting
If your application is successful, we will invite you for a first meeting. Here, you and the animal will meet each other and see how you get along. Following on from this, there may be more meetings and you can introduce other pets as required.
Home checks
Home checks are required for every dog before we set the adoption date. This was done physically pre-Covid but we now ask for videos and photos. We need to be sure the home environment is suitable for that dog and the garden is secure. If dogs/rabbits are going to live with other dogs/rabbits, we will arrange an introduction as previously mentioned.
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Every adoption is as unique as each animal. Please remember although sometimes it might seem like a lengthy process, we are doing this to make sure each animal is found the right home for their lifetime.
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