Home Sweet Hammy Home's mission is to help as many small animals as possible, set them up in habitats they can thrive in and adopt them out to loving families who are offered free care resources. The goal is to see small animals flourish in larger, enriching habitats with knowledgeable pet parents who place a high value on their short lives.
Home Sweet Hammy Home is located in Tucson, AZ. My name is Carrie and I run the rescue, from my home. My wonderful husband builds cages for me and offers support and I provide the care for each animal and conduct all operations. The fosters are treated like royalty with no expense spared when it comes to their health and happiness right up until the day they are adopted, or the end of their life,
whichever comes first.
Why A Small Animal Rescue?
There are many rescues in Arizona for dogs, cats, rabbits and even rats but there aren't any established rescues for animals such as hamsters and pet mice. While I focus mainly on these two small animals, I'll take in Guinea Pigs as space allows. Just like many rescues, our rescue and sanctuary operates consistently at full capacity year around.
How can you help? The rescue's Amazon and Chewy Wishlist's have a few needed items to conduct daily operations, or if you donate by PayPal, it goes directly for veterinarian care and is tax deductible. Click one below to see how you can support and thank you in advance!
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." - St. Francis of Assisi
I offer sanctuary to all animals who enter my care and cannot be adopted out, regardless of the reason. I am committed to providing my sanctuary residents a pampered life for as long as necessary. I absolutely love the sanctuary residents here and cherish the time I have with them. When they pass away it hits me hard, but it also makes me more determined than ever to help others who need it.
Many of the rescues I've taken in were once housed in less than ideal cages prior to their admission. For example, this critter trail pictured is TOO small for any animal to live in. The Syrian who lived here was getting stuck in the tubes!
Hamsters and mice require spacious homes with plenty of activities to thrive. I create DIY bin cage homes for the rescues to live in and make them available to purchase if their adopter does not have an appropriately sized habitat of their own.
Operating a small animal rescue puts me in a unique position to share proper husbandry knowledge with many people weekly. I am aware there is a lot of misinformation out there about caring for these precious lives, so my desire is to pass on credible resources so that each of these companion pets are able to live comfortable lives with all their needs met.
To ensure I am giving the correct care information, I am continuously researching and learning too. While my specialty is hamsters and domesticated mice, I have learned a lot about keeping guinea pigs as pets too and am happy to share it all.