Anyone know of a decent Rescue in Dorset?

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I am (sadly) trying to prepare in advance for a friend for Christian for when Meg can't resist the call of The Rainbow Bridge any longer. The Rescues in the South West on the Rescue Locator are too far away. I have been in touch with Mandys Guinea Pig Rescue who have very good reviews on Facebook, a strict rehome policy and home visits but they don't have any single sows in Foster Care atm. I don't particularly want 5 piggies again as I found the vet bills and other bills mount up too much. I would like a sow over a boar as it will (hopefully) give me more flexibility in the future. It has been suggested by a Member that if I can't find a single sow in rescue I may have to buy a baby girl who will need the leadership of an older piggy. Christian is a very dominant boy so I need a submissive female. Obviously I would prefer to rescue a piggy but if I can't I may well have to buy.
 

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I don't live there so I wouldn't know, but I hope you have good luck!
 

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Margaret Green sometimes have rescued guinea pigs. My sister has rehomed dogs from them and has found them very helpful. I think the centre is in Church Knowle near Wareham. 01929 480474
 

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Thanks! I'll keep a note of that number for when the time comes .....
 

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Margaret Green sometimes have rescued guinea pigs. My sister has rehomed dogs from them and has found them very helpful. I think the centre is in Church Knowle near Wareham. 01929 480474
Thanks! I'll keep a note of that number for when the time comes .....
I have just emailed them.
 

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Thanks! I think the problem is that I only want 1 sow and they are all either in pairs or trios.
 

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Thanks! I think the problem is that I only want 1 sow and they are all either in pairs or trios.
Don't forget some of the recommended rescues don't advertise their singles due to a number of people contacting just for one pig to live alone. Always worth reaching out
 

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I would email around and tell them your situation, I think they like to pair up as many piggies as possible so they are not lonely.
 

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I've been in contact with a few locally that I can travel to but they all say the same no single piggies! That's why I'm asking on the forum.
 

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There’s a centre called Waggietails in Bournemouth. Occasionally they get piggies. Hang on in there. You may have a wait to find somewhere but there will be a piggie girl who will come your way and it will be worth it in the end 😁
 

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There’s a centre called Waggietails in Bournemouth. Occasionally they get piggies. Hang on in there. You may have a wait to find somewhere but there will be a piggie girl who will come your way and it will be worth it in the end 😁
Just phoned up Waggietails and they pass all their guinea pigs onto the Rescue that I have already contacted who don't have a single sow atm.
 

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What about Little Wheekers in Bristol, I think that’s the only one in the South West on the recommended list? they where quite helpful when I was looking for a Male piggie for Ted. A very nice lady!
Have a look at their Facebook site
 

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I presume you've already tried Wheak & Squeak?

I can only wish you lots of luck, and hope that you don't have to wait so long for a friend for the lovely Christian as I did getting a friend for Squeaks 🤞🙏💕
 

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I recommend Wheak and Squeak too. A little way from Dorset but not too bad. She is not taking on rehoming to new people just yet, but I think that will change soon. She regularly has all sorts in and sometimes single sows. I adopted a lovely single girl from her last year. I know she has a backlog too currently. She sometimes has trio's that she is ok to split as well (depending on how tight the group is). Worth speaking to her.

Good luck!
 

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I presume you've already tried Wheak & Squeak?

I can only wish you lots of luck, and hope that you don't have to wait so long for a friend for the lovely Christian as I did getting a friend for Squeaks 🤞🙏💕
Will phone them tomorrow. I may be out of their region.
 
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