Small Animals


Gigi is a beautiful big girl with the sweet nature to match. She is around 2-3 years old and has been vaccinated and spayed. Gigi was found back in September and her rescuer kindly took care of her until we could bring her in to the Sanctuary. Gigi is very friendly and loving, she will come over to say hello and to see if you have any tasty treats. She is perfectly litter trained so would make an excellent house rabbit. Once recovered from her spay…

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This hairy chap is Buzz! He is 9 months old and is a 'coronet' guinea pig. This is what gives him his long hair and tufty crown. Buzz is incredibly friendly and loves his food! He can be quite talkative and will often have a conversation with you. As Buzz is currently too small to neuter we are looking to find him a home with another laid back male piggy.

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Meet Rihanne. She is a sweet little lady pig who is around 14 months old. Rihanne appears to be a quiet piggie who loves to be picked up and cuddled. She hasn't been with us long so we are still getting to know her. Rihanne is looking for a netered male guina to keep her company.

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Dean is a very handsome grey and white 1 year old guinea pig. He is very friendly and just loves giving kisses! He loves to be cuddled, but can be a bit tricky to catch as he thinks running round his cage is a great game! Dean arrived here with another male guinea pig, but unfortunately they had to be separated as they were not getting on well. Dean has just been neutered and will be ready to meet a lady friend in 6 weeks time!

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Sam has been reserved. Sam is a handsome 1 year old tri-colour Abysinnian. He originally arrived here with another male guinea pig, but they weren't getting on very well and had to be separated. Sam is a friendly boy who loves to be cuddled and fussed over. He always comes to the cage door to say hello or to see if you have any treats for him! Sam has just been neutered and will be ready to meet the lady pig of…

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Timothy & Andrew

Timothy and Andrew are handsome brothers who are looking for a home together. They are both 1 year old. Timothy is a bit smaller than his brother but he is very sweet and loves to be cuddled. Even though he is smaller he is the more outgoing one of the pair and will come over to say hello if you have a treat for him! Andrew is a little more shy than Timothy but is still very cuddly and loving. He really enjoys a good back rub. They are Peruvian type…

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Adopting an Assisi Rabbit or Guinea Pig

Thinking of adopting an Assisi Rabbit or Guinea Pig...? Here is a rundown of what we do and don't expect from you... What do we expect...? From every potential owner we expect: A passion for rabbits and guinea pigs. An understanding of the level of care needed by small animals. Research to have been done into the feeding and care of rabbits and guinea pigs. Willingness to provide the rabbits or…

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Housing your rabbit…

In the words of the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, 'A hutch is not enough...' Rabbits need a lot of space to move and run about in. They do not like to feel confined and squashed into a small space, as they are prey animals and need to feel like they have somewhere to run to. The minimum accommodation any rabbit should have is a 6ft(L) x 5ft(H) x 2ft(D) double storey hutch, with at least a 4ft x 8ft run. ¬†Anything smaller than this is inadequate,…

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Are you interested in learning about rabbits?

We are now offering 'Rabbit Care Workshops' on site here at Assisi. These are open to novice and experienced rabbit owners alike. We also welcome those who are still in the 'considering getting a pet rabbit' stage too! Taking part in these workshops is an ideal way to get an idea of what is actually involved in keeping pet rabbits. We will show you how to handle a rabbit correctly, groom, clip nails and teach you how to understand what your rabbit…

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Don’t see the rabbit you are looking for..?

Get in touch! We have nearly 30 rabbits on site currently and it can be difficult to keep up to date. So why not give us a call or send an email and see what we have. We always have a large range of rabbits, they vary in colour, breed, age and personality! Often we have rabbits in foster homes as well, so if we don't have anybody suitable on site, we may have somebody suitable living in a foster home! You can call us on 028 9181 2622 or email

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