Small Animals

Thank you for choosing to adopt a small animal from the DPSCA. We have rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, reptiles, birds and others available at any one time. Please make sure to do your research on how to care for a small animal before considering adopting.

They require proper housing, bedding, food, enrichment, exercise and vet visits. Small animals are not just pets for young children to look after, all the family must be on board to look after and care for any new pet coming into the home. We have seen too many being abandoned so please make sure that you are in a position to look after them and provide them with everything they need.


  • Silkie Guinea Pig
  • Male
  • 2 Years old
Suitability: All Ages

Ginger & George

  • American Guinea Pigs
  • Males
  • 6 Months & 6 Weeks old
Suitability: All ages

Christmas Fostering – Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Ferret

  • Various
  • Male / Female
  • Various old

Alvin & Winston

  • American Crested & Teddy Satin Guinea Pig
  • Male
  • 2 Years old
Suitability: All ages


  • Lop
  • Male
  • 4.5 Years old
Suitability: All ages


  • Lionhead Cross
  • Female
  • 6 Months old
Suitability: All ages



Max (22843)

  • Mini Lop Eared
  • Male
  • 1 Year old
Suitability: Children 10+

Muffin (21767)

  • Lion Head Angora Cross
  • Female
  • 2 years old
Suitability: All ages

Beag & Pizi

  • Lion Head Cross / Netherland Dwarf
  • Males
  • 2 years old
Suitability: All ages

Small Animals adoption process

Small Animals adoption process

  • Do your research

    Do research on the necessary care and housing (taking into account the correct cage size required) on the type of small animal that you are interested in adopting; rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, birds, reptiles etc, to make sure a small is the right pet for you.

    Note: If there is an existing rabbit in your home please research “Bonding Rabbits Together”

  • Register your interest

    Register your interest for a small animal that you are interested in adopting.

  • Discuss application

    An adoption consultant will give you a call within a week of receiving your application.

  • Adoption day

    An appointment will be made for you to complete your adoption for the animal that you have applied for.

  • Adoption fees

    The adoption fee is paid in full on your adoption day.

    Rabbit – €60
    Guinea Pig – €35
    Ferret – €50
    Birds and reptiles depend on circumstance.