Hopper Haven

Hopper Haven

And Littlefoot Sanctuary Garden

Guinea pig And Rabbit DEN

Welcome to the Hopper Haven GARDEN

Who we are

Hopper Haven is a Registered Animal Welfare Charity that specialises in rabbits and guinea pigs. We were established in January 2006. Charity Number 1118269.

What we do

We take in and care for older rabbits and guinea pigs or those with problems that mean they are not suitable for rehoming. We do not rehome from here.

Where we are

Hopper Haven is located in a large Sanctuary Garden in Redditch, Worcestershire in the UK. Our address is 557 Evesham Road, Crabbs Cross, B97 5JP.

Current Occupancy

As of August 2018 we have 130 animals: 17 guinea pigs in 2 groups plus a single male and 113 rabbits in 40 groups of from 1 to 11 members.

About Us


Hopper Haven is an animal welfare charity specialising in rabbits and guinea pigs. We are a registered charity located in Redditch, Worcestershire in the UK.

We provide a safe haven for the animals in our care to live out their lives in as natural a way as possible in the Sanctuary Garden. We do not rehome from here. Once here the animals are home, forever.

We have places for up to 20 guinea pigs and up to 100 rabbits depending on how large the groups are which depends on the temperaments and needs of the individual animals living here at any given time. We have a variety of housing suitable for animals with varying degrees of mobility.

We take in those animals which are not suitable for rehoming to live as a pet due to age or special needs arising from behavioural issues such as agression or extreme nervousness, health or dental problems or having a long or difficult to manage coat. We do not normally take in young healthy confident friendly animals.


Read the latest news, all the
Red Currant’s litter of 7 or 8
Red Currant got increasingly agitated during the day yesterday after Strawberry had her litter and finally started giving birth to them at about 8pm just...
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Strawberry’s litter of 10
Strawberry had her litter on Tuesday morning, August 7th 2018. When I walked in she was working busily at cleaning them up and was smothered...
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White out!! Snow in July??
No, not snow, but a flurry of white rabbits. And it is all Blue's fault! None of the bucks here are up for the Blue...
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July 2018, The Hot Month
The big story this month for all of us is of course the heat. Hot, hot, hot and hotter. Not forgetting dry of course. So...
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Support Us


Here are just some of the ways you can help Hopper Haven help needy rabbits and guinea pigs.


It costs roughly £50 a day to keep Hopper Haven running, so we are in constant need of funds. Come along and help with one of our fundraisers or do one of your own for us. Contact Caroline via our facebook page to volunteer to fund raise.


Send us a donation towards our running costs.

Cheques should be made payable to Hopper Haven.

Or use our bank details which can be found on the sponsorship form to donate through online banking. When you donate via your own bank you don’t have to register with any extra platform, giving your data away to them with all the risks involved and no fee or commission is taken out of your donation so we can use it all to help the animals. We don’t see any of your banking or other information, just an abbreviated version of your account name.

We also have  a BTMyDonate page where you can use a debit card to donate if you prefer.
Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate

Or you can use paypal, but they take a larger commission.

Donate Vegetables or Fruit or Picked Dandelions and Grass

Help keep our critters happy by bringing us fresh fruit or veg you find on sale or can scrounge from your local shop, orchard or allotment. Or that you can forage from a clean area. Any offerings can be left in the porch or by the conservatory or brought around to the back gate on a Saturday between 11am and 3pm if you would like to meet the recipients.


This is our main source of funding. It costs approx £10 a month to feed, bed and care for each animal in our care. If you sponsor an animal in full or in part you can visit them on Saturdays during our normal opening hours, between 11am and 3pm. Sponsorship can be done by monthly standing order into our bank account, or by giving us a lump sum to cover a specific time period. If you are willing to support us this way download our sponsorship form. You can use the bank information on it to donate via online banking or fill in the standing order mandate to give to your bank. If you are considering sponsoring you can visit us on a Saturday between noon and 3pm to choose an animal to sponsor and to see what we do.

Gift Aid

– if you give or have given us a donation and are a tax payer please make sure to give us a gift aid form so we can claim back the tax.


Come along to the sanctuary on a Tuesday or Saturday between 10am and 3pm and get stuck in mucking out, filling water bottles, sweeping etc. Volunteers need to be over 18, able to work independently and able to commit to coming regularly. It doesn’t involve bunny or piggie cuddling, or feeding, or any of the fun things people often imagine. Mostly it involves poo. A hundred animals produce a lot of it and we have to deal with it no matter what the weather. Before contacting us think about whether lugging buckets of poo about is what you really want to be doing in freezing cold weather!

New Arrivals

Meet our most recent
Red Currant’s litter of 7 or 8
Red Currant got increasingly agitated during the day yesterday after Strawberry had...
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Strawberry’s litter of 10
Strawberry had her litter on Tuesday morning, August 7th 2018. When I...
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Pablo GP6/18
Pablo is a tricoloured male guinea pig with a medium length coat...
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Jostaberry R25/18
Jostaberry is a New Zealand White buck who came to us in...
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Loganberry R24/18
Loganberry is a New Zealand White buck who came to us in...
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Cranberry R23/18
Cranberry is a New Zealand White buck who came to us in...
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Nutbrown R50/06

Nutbrown is both our longest term and our oldest resident. He first came to us in June 2006 with his sisters Marigold and Tulip. They were an accidental litter produced after their mother, who was a rex, escaped and did what rabbits are notorious for with an undoubtedly handsome wild …

Bigwig the Elderberry R17/18

Bigwig the Elderberry is a gorgeous big New Zealand White buck that was sadly used for breeding rabbits for meat. He came to us in July 2018 with eight other rabbits from a breeder who had been convinced to stop the slaughter by his mother. Apparently he had lately been kept …

Alejandro (Eeyore) GP5/18

Alejandro, previously known as Eeyore, is a male black Abyssinian guinea pig with some interesting white markings. He is a very handsome little chap. He was born in April 2018 and came to us because he had foolishly been rehomed with two other males and they inevitably fought and so …

Thank You

Thank you for your interest and support. We need your help to help them. A society is only as good as the support its weakest members get. So the way we treat the small animals that we take into our homes and lives is surely a good measure of the quality of our society overall. Thank you for helping us to raise the standard and illustrate what is possible.