Hamster Adoption and Rescue Centres

Hamster Rescues are big or small organisations that will take on hamsters that are in a neglectful situation, abandoned, given up to, and seen offered for sale on websites in poor care.




Adopt a hamster rather than buying a hamster from a shop. Hamsters being sold in pet shops often come from Rodent Mills that keep many hamsters together in tiny boxes with no further enrichment other than being provided food and water. Of course you shouldn’t keep hamsters together as they will fight causing pain and injury to each other but Rodent Mills ignore this basic requirement of the Animal Welfare Act – “to be housed with, or apart from, other animals (if applicable)”.


When a hamster is sold at a pet shop another hamster will then be bred at a Rodent Mill. Rather than fueling this cycle, please give some serious consideration into providing a loving a home to a hamster that needs one.





Different countries have various online market places for selling unwanted animals. Often these animals are unloved and kept in tiny enclosures, they will be sold with the tiny enclosure and it is likely the new owner would carry on keeping the animal in the enclosure that they have bought. You could step in and do a direct rescue for an animal you see poorly kept and advertised on these market places:


Facebook Marketplace


Preloved – UK

Marktplaatz – Netherlands

We will be expanding this section soon.



Hamster Rescues


Here’s what a Hamster Rescue will do:

  • Most rescues will help the hamster by vet checking, taking care and taming them.
  • They will be looking at your care knowledge and guiding you on the best care.
  • They will be looking at what cage, wheel etc. that you have got for your soon to be hamster.
  • They will give you information and will check up to see how everything is.
  • They will also get you to sign paperwork to say that you will care for the hamster properly and that the hamster is yours.
  • Some pet stores have rescues attached to them, these rescues are normally for hamsters that get returned or have not been sold or have any other problems, any hamster brought from the adoption section the money will go to the rescue and not the pet store. Most rescues have a small rescue fee, this fee will go to the rescue to cover costs such as vet bills, food, bedding etc.




Happy Hamsters UK – Yorkshire, Durham, Wolverhampton, Chorley and Wiltshire


Tiny Paws MCR – Manchester


Manchester Hamster Rescue – Manchester


Hamster Haven UK – Cheshire and North Wales


Bacchus Residents – Cheshire




Blue Cross – UK


Woodgreen –  Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire


Wee Critters Small Animal Rescue –  North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands Scotland


Tiny Tales Derby – Derby


Kerry’s Kritters – Upwell, Cambridge


Treasured Paws Hamsters – Hook, Hampshire


Greatfield Small Animal Rescue – Kidderminster, Worcestershire


The Bunny Jackpot Foundation – Bath


Bristol Rabbit Rescue – Bristol


Mandys Furbabies – Fife, Kirkcaldy


Hamster Rescue Scotland Network – Scotland


Animal Rescue & Care – Richmond Upon Thames


Many Whiskers Animal Rescue – Surrey & Berkshire


New Star Sanctuary – Berkshire


Furlock Holmes – Whitchurch / Hampshire


Bright Horizon Hamster Rescue – South East England & London


India’s Hamster Rescue – Bromley, South East London


Burrowed Hearts Rescue – Nottingham






Munchie’s Place for Homeless Pets – USA Maple Valley, Washington


Home Sweet Hammy Home – Tucson, Arizona


Wee Companions – San Diego


Small Angels Rescue – Maryland, Northern Virginia


Hamster Rescue California – Santa Ana, California


Small Animals Baldwin Park – Baldwin Park, California


Small Animals of South LA – Los Angeles


Small Animals of West LA – Los Angeles


Bunnies of East Valley – East Valley, Los Angeles


The Pipsqueakery – Bloomington, Indiana


Tiny Whiskers Animal Rescue – Minneapolis


Happy Horizon Hamster Haven – Cincinnati, Ohio





All Creatures Rescue – Ontario, Toronto





Hamster Info Ireland





Adopte Un Hamster


la tribu des hamsters


SOS Nacs de France – Béziers


Association Cali’Nac – Nantes


Adopte un Rongeur – Hiéville


Association NAC de Bretagne – Scaër


betesdescene nacs – Rennes


Association des P’tits Korrigans – Brittany







Stichting BEDENK







Hamsterhilfe.info – 50+ Rescues across Germany










Hamster Society Singapore


We would love to hear about more rescues, if there are any rescues you would like us to mention please get in touch.