Qld Guinea Pig Refuge (QGPR) is a not-for-profit community services organisation dedicated to supporting, rescuing, and finding homes for lost, abandoned, unwanted and mistreated guinea pigs in Queensland. QGPR is 100% volunteer and donations based, having an extraordinary and hard working team of volunteers, foster carers and other behind the scenes helpers. All these wonderful people donate their time and money to QGPR and are the back bone of this organisation.
QGPR has a NO EUTHANASIA policy. This policy extends to all guinea pigs, unless their medical conditions are so severe that treatment is not possible and there is no other option. We will always put 100% into the treatment and care of our guinea pigs in order to get them back to the best of health.
QGPR will take any ill, injured, unwanted or found guinea pigs from the public. These guinea pigs will be treated and/or fostered, and then re-homed under strict adoption procedures. In extreme cases, QGPR may accept cases from interstate where another supported rescue cannot help. We believe that every guinea pig deserves their voice to be heard and to be given a chance, and we will listen to any requests for help.
Qld Guinea Pig Refuge does not have an actual 'Refuge'. All our guinea pigs live with foster carers in their homes in the Brisbane area; however we work with other guinea pig rescue organisations across various areas of Queensland.
QGPR holds open days on the first and third Saturday of every month at the Albany Creek Scout Den, 12 James Cash Court, Albany Creek.
These Open Days are where you can find our store, grooming services and where all adoptions take place.
By adopting from Qld Guinea Pig Refuge, not only will you find the perfect pet for your family, you will also be offering a home to a small animal that may have been abandoned or mistreated. This is the core of what we do!
By surrendering to Qld Guinea Pig Refuge, you are ensuring a positive future for your pets. They will receive any necessary medical attention if needed, and will be rehomed under a strict adoption process to a loving forever family.
Qld Guinea Pig Refuge offers a boarding service where, unlike many refuges or boarding service providers, your guinea pigs are placed with a foster carer, which means that they will enjoy the family life they're used to.