Adopting from RSPCA

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Hi guys, I'm in the process of adopting two guinea pigs from the RSPCA and I was just wondering how long I'll have to wait till I can bring them home. I already have the cage which is a 2x6 c and c cage and all of the toys and necessities.
 

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Why don’t you give them a call, big organisations can be a little on the slow side but it will be well worth it in the end x
 
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I’d give them a call and ask. Have you had your home check yet? That can often be the point that slows things down as they sometimes rely on volunteers to do this and then it’s a matter of availability,
 
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I’d give them a call and ask. Have you had your home check yet? That can often be the point that slows things down as they sometimes rely on volunteers to do this and then it’s a matter of availability,
Ok, I'll give them a call and no I haven't had my home visit yet. Do you know what kind of things they look out for?
 

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Ok, I'll give them a call and no I haven't had my home visit yet. Do you know what kind of things they look out for?
They are not judging your home just how prepared you are for the piggies and whether you can meet all their requirements for cage size, etc. They also usually give helpful information and advice on what to expect once you’ve got the piggies.

I’d give them a call to see where you are up to in the process.
 

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Our boys were a matter of days. We did a photo of the cage and run and e-mailed it to them.
Before that we had filled out forms on the Sunday.. The boys were picked up the following friday.

Things that can delay it is if they need a vet check (ours had just had one).

Our local RSPCA rescue also only had one person who was allowed to make the decision about the suitability of the cage they so it's possible to be delayed if that person is on holiday (we were lucky they were in the next day)
 

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Hi guys, I'm in the process of adopting two guinea pigs from the RSPCA and I was just wondering how long I'll have to wait till I can bring them home. I already have the cage which is a 2x6 c and c cage and all of the toys and necessities.
Hi

It generally takes a bit longer to adopt from the RSPCA as you require a home check in person (which I am sure you will pass with flying colours). The paperwork is then be sent in to the central administration to be processed there. You will be informed by your branch when you are ready to pick up your adoptees and sign the adoption paperwork. It is however well worth the wait of about 2-3 weeks, though, as you can neatly avoid the usual pitfalls that await the unwary shop or breeder buyers!

Here is our advice for people who buy shop or breeder piggies or adopt privately from free-ads: What to check and look out for in new guinea pigs (vet checks, sexing, parasites&illness)
Here is our list of recommended and vetted non-RSPCA rescues: Recommended Guinea Pig Rescues

If you have children, it is better to involve them into the adoption process instead of giving piggies as a present.
Children And Guinea Pigs - A Guide For Parents

All the best!
 
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