Long term fostercare

April Lodge Guinea Pig Rescue operates a long term fostering scheme.  This scheme was designed to help find homes for guinea pigs not suitable for adoption and to free up spaces for those who are. Information about guinea pigs ready to go to new homes is available on our adoption page.

Many of our rescues are here a long time before we can find them the right home. So long, in fact, that they often then become “too old” to adopt. Instead of adoption, we may qualify them for long term fostercare.

Each guinea pig is judged individually, and they qualify for long term fostercare if they are aged and/or have a manageable abnormality.

  • There is no adoption fee
  • April Lodge will cover all medical and veterinary care, but this MUST be with our own vet
  • 10% off products purchased from April Lodge
  • 50% off boarding fees
  • Free regular health checking for life

Foster carers will need to bring all long term foster guinea pigs back to April Lodge regularly (quarterly is ideal) for welfare checking. If, for whatever reason, the foster carer is unable to carry on caring for them, April Lodge will take on their continued care.

 Our expectations

We would like our foster carers to live within a 25 mile radius of April Lodge in Eastry and, ideally, to be reasonably knowledgeable about guinea pigs.  We would expect the guinea pigs on long term foster care to live indoors, in the warm, where there is lots of interaction with you, and they can be given medication/treatment if needed. We hope our foster carers will be able to provide accommodation, a suitable exercise area, bedding, veg, fruit, dry feed and equipment.

Guinea pigs assigned to long term fostercare need to be kept comfortable, with lots of TLC, knowing that they can live out their days in comfort and with the best care.

Email us for a fostercare application form to



Bella and Jerry, aged 3 (male and female)

Brother and sister, Bella has recently been diagnosed with renal failure.  She has been slowly losing weight and drinks excessively but otherwise is happy and perky.  These two are very friendly and inquisitive.


Daisy, aged 4 (female)

Daisy is a lovely chocolate coloured, placid girl. She is quiet and unassuming and we think this is why she gets overlooked.