Personality and temperament These sisters are very closely bonded. Chestnut is the more outgoing of the two, and socializes well with humans and other pigs, while Honey is more cautious and keeps to herself.
Which celebrity would they be Honey is very shy, so unlikely to be like a celebrity! Chestnut is very inquisitive so maybe she’s like your favourite investigative journalist.
Favourite food They both seem to go for greens, like lettuce and bell pepper. Honey prefers them cut long so she can stay as distant as possible while taking it, but Chestnut will happily even eat pellets from her foster mom's hands.
Ideal living situation in their forever home We think they would fit in well with other guinea pigs, as they did with the pigs in their foster home. They also do well with the ten year old in the house. They would love a nice pen with a hidey for each one of them.
Do they get along with other animals of their species? Yes
Do they get along with other animals of other species? Haven't tried introducing them to other animals
Interesting facts Although she’s shy, Honey is extremely sweet. She loves to rest near other pigs and she and Chestnut are very affectionate towards each other. Chestnut can be pushy - when she wants food she wants it NOW!
Additional info They should definitely stay together! We think they’re pretty adaptable and ready for the next step in their lives.
Meet Earl. We don't know his age but he is definitely and adult and definitely adorable. He will need a very large enclosure to be a happy healthy being. He will also need a gecko experienced owner. He is awfully cute!
Personality and temperament After the sudden loss of her daughter with whom she was very closely bonded with, Dove is blossoming into a completely different bunny. She loves to come out of her enclosure to get treats and lots of pets from her foster mom. Whereas she initially would shy away from pets, she eagerly seeks them out running back to her enclosure to let you know she is done. She is mostly litter trained but likes to leave her poops around her enclosure just to let everyone know it is hers. She is not afraid of other animals coming out and investigating when the cats or dog in her foster home are near her enclosure.
Favourite food She loves pellets (which she gets in limited quantity), and loves cilantro.
Ideal living situation She would do best in a home where she has a lot of space (a whole room to herself) and a patient family that will love her for life. She would also love to find a bunny friend to share her life with. She loves to run around, and would do best in a home with lots of time and love to give.
Additional info She is an amazing little bun. She is a rex rabbits which means she is very soft. Dove's daughter Daisy recently passed away. Daisy and Dove have spent their lives in foster care, waiting for a forever home. However, their most recent foster mom has loved them like her very own, and we know the girls have felt happy, secure and lovingly cared for. In spite of everything she has been through Dove is really coming out of her shell and turning into a wonderful and funny little bunny. She is starting to really love life! Dove really wants to find a family that will give her the second chance. She has been waiting for many years for a Happy Ending.
Update We are absolutely devastated to inform you that sweet bunny Daisy passed away last night, suddenly and very unexpectedly. She and her momma, Dove, have spent their lives in foster care, waiting for a forever home. However, their most recent foster mom has loved them like her very own, and we know the girls have felt happy, secure and lovingly cared for. Please send your love to Patti and Dove, as they cope with the intense grief of losing Daisy. Binky free Daisy, we were all your family.
We will update Dove's profile soon. After some grieving she will need a bunny friend and a peaceful loving home.
Arrived June 2017
Sex Females (spayed)
Age Approx. 3
Personality and temperament These amazing girls have been through a lot. They are still pretty skittish and will run when a stranger enters the room. They rely on each other for comfort and can be picked up without much fussing but prefer the company of each other rather than humans. So they won't require a lot of work. They do run up to their foster mom for food and treats.
They probably would adapt easily to a new situation as it didn't take them long to get used to their foster home. They love each other more than anything and groom each other and cuddle all the time; if one is taken out of their room and then the second one, they'll go right to each other to make sure each other is okay.
Favourite food They love pellets, any greens (which they get every day) and fruit (which they get in limited quantities).
Ideal living situation They would do best in a home where they have a lot of space (a whole room to themselves) and a patient family that let's them grow at their own pace. They love to run around, and would do best in a kid free, quiet, adult home.
Additional info They are amazing little buns. They are rex rabbits which means they are very soft. Though their litter box habits aren't perfect they are getting better every day. They would do great in a home that can give them space and a second chance at a wonderful life.
Jeeves & Jackson
Arrived October 2018
Species Guinea pigs
Sex Neutered Males
Age Born January 2018
Personality and temperament So sweet; Jackson is active and brave, he will explore during floor time. Jeeves is curious, but not as brave as Jackson, and will seek him out for comfort. They both love lap time individually; being stroked on their heads and chins
Which celebrity would they be Will Ferrel and Kevin Hart! Jeeves is bigger, and he's silly like Will Ferrel. Jackson is small and brazen, and sassy, like Kevin Hart
Favourite food They love romaine! And parsley, and cherry tomatoes
Ideal living situation They would do well in a home with gentle children; if they are supervised with other pets it would probably be fine as well. A person or family who gives them lots of cuddles and floor time is ideal, and what they deserve. They would love a large c&c enclosure in a quiet room to call their own.
Interesting facts When Jackson (smaller brown) is relaxing on your lap, he likes gentle rubs along his side, almost on his belly! It's so cute. Jeeves has licked his foster mom's hand while she was petting him and it was adorable
Additional info They are a gentle and beautiful pair. They make their foster mom laugh every day. They get into spats in the cage sometimes, but they go right back to being best friends
Sex Lola - Female Sylvester - Neutered Male Hazel - Female
Age Lola - born April 2017 Sylvester - born September 2015 Hazel - born January 2015
Location North York
This trio were originally adopted from Piggles Rescue and were returned to us as we've taken over their intake. They came in desperately needing their nails trim, with dry skin and in need of a vet check. They are doing great in foster care, and seem to get a bit more comfortable with being handled but are still very skittish.
Personality and temperament These cute piggies are quite timid in nature, but will break out of their shell once they become familiar with you. During floor time they will stay next to you and love receiving affection. Lola is the baby of the trio and has a lot of energy. She often runs and popcorns around her cage. She looks up to her big brother Sylvester a lot and will follow him around. Hazel and Sylvester are more laid back piggies and love to nap.
Favourite food If they are given romaine lettuce, cauliflower or especially carrots, they will fall in love with you instantly.
Ideal living situation in their forever home This trio will need a large c&c cube enclosure and a lot of hideys to be happy and healthy. They will require a calm and loving home that can provide them fresh water, good food, and toys to keep them active. They will need humans that understand their timid nature, and a family that will allow them to be left to their own devices so they can enjoy a peaceful and loving environment.
Do they get along with other animals of its species? Yes. They are bonded and must be adopted out together.
Interesting facts Sylvester and Hxzel are from the same litter and are very relaxed pigs.
Additional info This trio were originally adopted from Piggles Rescue and were returned to us as we've taken over their intake. They came in desperately needing their nails trimmed, with dry skin and in need of a vet check. They are doing great in foster care, and seem to get a bit more comfortable with being handled but are still very skittish.
Sex Ruby: Siamese, Female Spayed Pockets: Siamese, Male Neutered Puddles: Grey/White, Male Intact
Personality/Temperament These three love to snuggle each other in hammocks, hides, or right out in the open. Puddles is inquisitive and playful, he runs to greet you and always wants up on your shoulder. Pockets is shy and takes time to gain trust of new people, but is very sweet and gently takes treats from your hand. Ruby is a sweetheart and a real gem. She gets excited about new things and loves gifts (even as simple as a plastic charm). She will take it and hop about in excitement.
How did they get their foster names? "Ruby" for her ruby red eyes that sparkle in the light, she is also just a complete gem. "Pockets" for when he gets to know you he loves to ride around in a hoodie or pocket where he can peek out but feel safe. "Puddles" because he will melt your heart with how sweet he is.
Favourite Food Peas
Ideal Living Situation in their furrever home A critter nation or equivalent. They wouldn't mind a half. Whichever they have they need lots of stuff to keep them entertained, hammocks, hides, different flooring/bedding, lots of toys. This group likes their "stuff". Lots of time out and about with you. They love to ride around in and on a sweater and be a part of everything.
Do they get along with other animals of their species? Unknown, they came as a group of four and Puddles fought with another rat in the group who appeared to be the aggressor.
Do they get along with animals of other species? Puddles couldn't care less about having cats or small dogs around. Ruby and Pockets would prefer a space away from others until they get comfortable in their surroundings. Never leave them unattended with animals of other species.
Interesting Facts Did you know rats can be litter trained? They typically prefer to pee in a corner that has a bare bottom or smooth surface. You can place an empty litter box (secured to the cage wall), or fill it with smooth rocks to encourage use). They will still poop anywhere (but rat poops are easy to clean up with small broom/dustpan).
Age Charmander Born Approx April 2015 Lola Born approx December 2015
Personality and temperament Charlie is very warm and confident. He is the first one out his hiding spot for feeding time. He will even happily let you pet him as he eats. Charlie is not a shy piggie, and will often hang out in the open parts of the cage for you to watch as he naps. In contrast, Lola is very shy in the cage. She is always hiding and waits patiently for you to walk away before grabbing her snacks. BUT, as soon as you take her out, she is willing to lay down with you and curl up on your lap.
Which celebrity would they be Charlie is Zach Galifinakas. A man of the people, lovable, with some really great hair. Whereas, Lola is a Audrey Hepburn. A classic beauty with a silky black coat, humble, and a lover of life's luxuries (like dried strawberry treats and silky blankets).
Favourite food They definitely get most excited over a crunchy head of lettuce, but their favourite special treat are dried strawberries.
Ideal living situation in their forever home They would likely need a more mature adopter as they are not so young themselves. A large c&c cage and a quiet loving home would make them very happy.
Do they get along with other animals of their species Yes
Additional info Poor piggies. This is the third time they were returned and the folks at Piggles are confused as they were angels in foster care, and angels in their last home. Their last home developed severe allergies so through no fault of their own they have once again lost their home. All this change has taken a toll on them and they have come in very confused. However they have already won over their foster mom.
They will need an extra special home that is committed to loving on them for life.
Please welcome Miss Bianca and Scofield to All Creatures Rescue.
These two arrived in very rough shape and required a lot of vetting and TLC.
After what appears to be a lot of neglect and stress they are doing very well in foster care. In fact they have already attempted several enclosure escapes and are starting to be very cheeky in foster care.
A huge thank you to the two foster moms that stepped up and helped them get the care they urgently needed.
Personality and temperament Maggy was pretty aggressive when she first came to the rescue. She would lunge and growl if you tried to pet her. She has come a long way in the short time she's been with her foster mom. She let her foster mom pet her head for the first time after a couple of weeks in foster care. She also seems much more relaxed. She is completely cage free and has the run of the whole apartment. She has perfect litter box habits, and loves her salads. She is very interested in the resident cat will always go up to him and smell him. She has never been aggressive with him. She still needs a little more socializing but is coming along nicely.
Which celebrity would she be Mariah Carey. Cute, but a bit of a diva with attitude!
Favourite food mixed green salad
Ideal living situation in her forever home No problems with cats, not dog tested, isn't nervous with kids but still not comfortable with being handled by people. Definitely should be free range. She would also benefit with having a bunny friend. Most bunnies are social animals and Maggy would probably love a bunny family of her own.
Does she get along with other animals of other species Cats
Interesting facts Maggy is starting to come when her name is called. She has perfect litter box habits, she has never gone outside her box
Additional info Maggy arrived at All Creatures Rescue when her time at a high kill shelter was up. She was not doing well in the shelter (can you blame her?) and came in very stressed and scared. We're not surprised after all she's been through that it has taken her some time to trust humans. In spite of a rough start she is quickly coming around in foster care. With time and patience she will be the perfect bunny, she is learning to trust people again and is a happy little bunn, zooming around and doing her binkies!
Personality and temperament Parker is shy and skittish at first. But every victory warms your heart so much. The first time he takes a treat from your hand, comes out to greet you or sits on you arm, you may experience tears of pure joy. He's a quiet little rat, with the most endearing features. He loves lots of hiding spots, hammocks and fluffy bedding. He recently fell in love with new arrival Gwen and they have made a very cute pair. They will need an experienced owner as they can still be a bit shy around humans.
Ideal living situation in their forever home A quiet house with an understanding older teenager or young adult. They can be flighty around other animals, and easily startled. Parker was homed with three other rats but became aggressive trying to defend his small stature. In our care he has been neutered and has fallen in love with Gwen who has helped him come out of his shell. They would love a large enclosure in a rat experienced home.
Interesting info Parker has a face that makes you instantly fall in love. He'll leave you wondering if he is in fact a rat, an oversized mouse, or the real life Disney character (Remi).
Additional info Parker arrived October 2018 with a few battle wounds and pesky hitchhiker's. He's now healed up and parasite free. He is still a little patchy furred, and may have an underlying anxiety disorder. We recently neutered him and that has helped a lot. Parker and Gwen have turned into the sweetest rats.
This gorgeous little rat came to us when he was not doing well in the shelter environment. The staff saw how wonderful he was, but knew that as long as he was in a loud scary environment his sweetness would not come through.
His foster family named him Fang as we were told he was a biter. Unfortunately Fang is not living up to his nickname and is turning out to be a sweet little rat.
His is currently in the KW area being evaluated and in quarantine, and he will make his way to Guelph where he will be in foster care until we can get a friend for him.
In the meantime we go to bit of an update on him already:
"He is an absolute sweetheart. Very nervous of human contact, but not the least bit aggressive. He is very curious, coming to the edge of the carrier and cage to check out what's going on, as long as there are no pesky humans too close haha. He has already come around to sniffing my hand though rather than burrowing his head when I try to be near him. And when I had the cage door open, he definitely wanted to explore, even with me sitting at the entrance. He absolutely lit up when I got him in his new cage, he seemed so happy to have so much space! He was thoroughly exploring when I left to come back to work for the afternoon. So glad we were able to help him out!"
Pixel is a variegated standard coated rat who is brown and white. She is the big boss of the cage. However when she is out of the cage, Pixel tends to be shy and enjoys snuggle and play time with her human. Pixel is happy and healthy with no medical issues to note.
Moose is a little sweetheart who always loves to come say hi and check out the happenings. She also loves giving kisses and coming out to play. She and her sister Pixel both love running on the wheel in the cage. Moose is an all dark brown standard coated rat with a small white mark on her belly. She is quite tiny, but can be quite bossy when she wants to be. Her noted health issues is a respiratory issues that she gets long standing daily antibiotics for. She also gets twice a day puffers of ventolin. The antibiotics shes on is enrofloxacin twice daily and azyrhromycin once daily. She makes little grunty noises due to her resp status at times but is still quite active and healthy.
They current live in huge Double Critter Nation cages with no ramps which allows all the rats to climb and get good exercise. Their enclosures have tons of enrichment which is a must for all rodents.
Two of the three buns we rescued recently are off to get neutered and get their teeth fixed.
Unfortunately Chew, the third bun, is still too sick to get anything done. His amazing foster mom is trying to get him stronger and past a critical point.
In spite of the hard work and sleepless nights, the buns are making her laugh every day.
Spike and Cad are particularly cheeky. She spent hours creating very secure and escape proof pens so that everyone had their own quiet and comfy space to recover. As you can see, they keep finding ways to get out and find each other. This is the third time she caught them together, so she is pretty close to giving up on trying to keep them apart. They are very loudly telling us they need to be adopted together!
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This sweet little dude made it into the rescue over the weekend! He was found dumped outside, and luckily was found and taken to safety at a local shelter. He has some large scars from healed wounds; we don’t know what he endured to cause them. Whatever he has been through, he hasn’t let it kill his adorable, inquisitive nature! Throughout several legs of his transport from the shelter to his foster home, including a stop to say hi to the staff at Global Pet Foods at Cliffcrest Plaza in Scarborough, he has greeted everyone with enthusiasm. He has already won over many hearts and is the most active little man ever. He will definitely need a large enclosure and tons of out of cage time. He will also need to NEVER be put in those evil hamster balls. We’ll post more information as his foster gets to know him better!
Ellie was adopted from Piggles Rescue (now Piggles Cares) a couple of years ago and unfortunately got returned to us. Ellie is gorgeous, and Moses is an adorable Skinny Pig. They are both very friendly, sweet and take food from their foster mom. They love each other a lot, and have they have settled into their new environment already.