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Please visit our new page - Why we dont support the concept of classroom pets

Its really important we educate the next generation of pet owners correctly.

Our October auction starts October 1st we have some magical halloween theme items with lots of lovely gifts too !!! Join the other 700 members of our auction group on facebook - The Potteries GPR online auction group

Happy bidding and we post world wide !!!


Its been a busy couple of weeks hence the late update.

We have had 4 single boars and a mum with 2 baby boars arrive at the rescue via the piggy bank.

All had been rescued along with another 163 Guinea Pigs from a hoarder situation in Worthing.

They have all received veterinary checks and are now being cared for by foster carers.

Ted arrived with a nasty shoulder injury and required staples to his wound,he has made a great recovery and has been neutered today - Now rehomed with sow companion Spencer.

Terry was in overall good health and has been neutered today -Now rehomed to live with sow companion

Theo gentle boar had a boar date at the weekend  - Has been rehomed to live with a single boar in Shrewsbury.

Tigger had a nasty mite infection and is receiving ongoing medical care at present -Still receiving care

All boars were underweight and had torn ears.

Mum was ok just underweight but her poor little boys had most of the hair missing from their faces due to mites -Mum now happily living in a sow group, Brothers are now a boar pair awaiting adoption.

Photos to follow guys its just been hectic to find PC time !!

On a positive note !!!

Fanta has been rehomed and gone to live with Poppy and Belle -Please read our fantastic guest book feedback !!

Wiggy & Ziggy were rehomed yesterday !! Great result for them.

Theo had a boar date on Saturday with bereaved boar Draco and has now moved to Shrewsbury.


In April we had a young boar Dave neutered.He has made a great recovery with his foster mum Dotty and a few weeks ago Dotty found a Guinea Pig had been left in a box on her drive !!

This turned out to be a beautiful little sow Dotty called Sunshine.

Sunshine had a vet check and fortunatly was in good health.


Well this little story has a happy ending which,is what we like best at The Potteries GPR !

Dave fell head over heels for Sunshine and,they have both gone together today to their forever home.

sunshine and dave

Thank you Dotty for the fabulous photos and care xxx 


Huge thanks to everyone who participated in our July facebook auction.

We had some lovely items and raised £320 for residents in our care !!!

Thank you xxx


Noodle was neutered yesterday and is now recovering with foster carer Dale.

Toby neutered boar is now ready for adoption


Our Party in the Park stall raised over £100 for Guinea Pigs in our care

We had an amazing day - photos to follow xx

Our latest face book auction is underway join our group at "The Potteries gpr online auction" group on facebook.

Lots of amazing items all kindly donated by the public and local business`s.


Custard continues to make a great recovery : Fur is now growing back and the aloe veterinary spray has really helped his skin healing.

New arrivals:

Tatler bereaved single sow age 2 - REHOMED to live with Snowdrop bereaved single sow age 2 !!!

Great result, photo to follow !!!

Ziggy - Black / Ginger smooth hair single boar age 7 months

Noodle - Pink eyed white single boar age 7 months -Neutered

Single boars will be assessed for bonding, and if required will join our neutering programme over the next 2 weeks.


We had 2 new arrivals on Wednesday evening.

Boar pair from Chester area kindly taken in from a neglect situation and brought safely to the rescue.

Renamed Rhubarb & Custard - Both around 18 months old although very underweight.

Custard has a nasty mange mite infection and is now on mite treatment,antibiotics and aloe vera gel for open sore wounds.


Rhubarb is well and just underweight.


Beautiful boars.

custard and rhubarb

If you would like to donate to their care please use our link and add message - Rhubarb and Custard vet care


Toby has been neutered and is recovering well,he will be ready in 5 weeks time for a sow companion.

Our recent Fathers Day auction raised over £400 for the rescue,this enabled us to credit our vet account,buy long term residents a new indoor cage and to help continue our neutering programme for single teenage boars.

Our next event is `Party in the Park` on the 8th July at Clough Hall Park in Kidsgrove 


We welcome donations of items for all our fundraising events and auctions - Tombola and unwanted gifts welcome !!!!

Week 5/6/17

Jamie & Cutie pie have been adopted, and we have pairs reserved which is great news.

Long term resident Stanley had his emergency surgery this week for an abdominal mass,he is making a great recovery with foster carer Dale.

Here Stanley Age 5 is with his wife Snowdrop.The rescue sent him some treats to cheer him up.

Our next fundraiser is July 8th at Party in the Park,Kidsgrove.

Enjoy the warm weather and make sure your Guinea Pigs are safe and cool !!!

stanley and snowdrop

Week 17/4/17

We have had a great Easter,our animal rescue fair on April 8th raised over £400 and everyone involved had a  great day.

These unique events bring together lots of local animal rescues all fundraising and promoting their work.

It was a packed hall with lots of furry friends visiting us !!!

Here are some lovely photos of our event;

Our Christmas event is already being planned keep an eye on our fundraising page.

easter 10 easter event 1

easter 13 easter event 3

easter 12 easter 8


easter 6 easter 11

New arrivals Toby & Marty have settled and are now ready for a forever home.

Dave & Jamie are making a great recovery from their recent neuterings - They will be available for sow dates in 4 weeks time.

Sebby & Paul are also available for adoption

Week 3/4/17

New arrivals :

Boar pair, had been living with a rabbit.Scared and in need of a patient loving new home.Bonded pair.

Jamie - Single boar will be shortly neutered.

Dave - Single boar 6 months will be shortly neutered.

Sow pair age 3 due in Saturday 1st April.

Week c 6/3/17

Sunday 5th March the gorgeous Harley and Kizzy went to live in Wigan !!

They had a great date with 3 year old bereaved Saffy, and have moved into a fantastic C&C set up. We wish them all the best in their forever home.

Kizzy (left) and Saffy meeting each other.Both sows liked each other !!

Kizzy and Saffy

NEVER buy a baby boar trio,it never works and you will be left with splitting your boars.Harley is one of the lucky ones,apart from torn ears he is ok.

Dont put your `Pets at Risk`!!!!

Harley another victim of a large retail pet stores disgraceful selling policies, now safely rehomed.

Thank you Martin & Karen xx

harley wigan

Week c 27/2/17

Our Mothers Day theme facebook auction is now under way and ends March 8th at 8pm.

We have lots of lovely items at bargain starting prices.

Please visit our facebook page and follow the link to bid

We post worldwide !!!!

The legendary greg

Week c 30/1/17: 

Rich and Simon were rehomed yesterday,which is great news for 2 lovely Guinea Pigs.

Basil {left) has a little sniffle and has been to the vets today,he has a sinus infection and is on antibiotics for the next 2 weeks.He is otherwise well in himself but we shall keep a close eye on him.

Harley continues to recover from his neutering surgery and is back to his normal active self !!!

basisl and marmalade