Texas Rustlers Small Animal Rescue

Small Animal Rescue

Honoring & Remembering
the Pets that Have 
Touched Our Lives

We have created this space as a place you can share stories and photos of your guinea pig(s), in honor or remembrance of them, while contributing to the care of other guinea pigs at the Rescue.  

Our rescue is a non-profit organization with an unpaid, all-volunteer staff, and 100% of your donation helps the guinea pigs.  Your gift of any amount will be used to rehabilitate rescued guinea pigs and to feed, house and care for them.  Your PayPal receipt is your tax deduction receipt, or you may request a receipt from us. Please remember to email a short tribute and photo, if desired, of the guinea pig(s) you would like us to honor or remember on this page.

In memory of Chloe and Coco Chen - Will be forever loved and never forgotten.
This gift is in loving memory of our sweet Gizmo.  She was a happy and loved piggy who will be missed very much.

My Sweet Teddy Bear Hamster, Bugsy, Passed away Monday while laying on my chest. This is in his honor. There are no words to express what he meant to me. He lived to 37 months approximately, and yet, it was still not long enough.

This gift is in memory of my sweet Midnight. You will always be with me in my heart. Love always, Kaylee.

In memory of sweet Bayou - With Love from your Potty for Piggies Secret Santa

We were so happy to have Max join our family in December 2012.  He had been at the shelter for almost six months and we think he was waiting there for us to finally come get him.  He loved to cuddle and brought so much joy and love to our home.  We will love and miss him always. 
In memory of Butterball Spudina ("Dina"), a grey-brown Syrian hamster who passed away in August 2014. We had the veterinarian try to operate on her aggressive tumor, but they were unsuccessful. We were heartbroken her life was cut short, but she had such a full, happy life.

In memory of Daisy, a winter white Russian dwarf hamster we adopted from Texas Rustlers (she was named Jessie at the shelter, but we gave her a new name after a pretty flower), who passed away after a 3-year-long life, two exciting years of which were with us and in her hamster palace of toys and tunnels.

In loving memory of Chuffy's best friend Alfie. You are missed sweet boy.

In loving memory of Bugsy, Elizabeth misses you very much!

In loving memory of our 7 year, 4 month piggie Manchita. Thank you for all the loving memories. We miss you.

In loving memory of Peanut-Butter Jelly Bryan. We love and miss you and always will! See you again at the Rainbow Bridge!
Bingo was a very gifted snuggler and starred in several “films” directed and produced by Haden. :)

In Memory of Herbert Turd-Ferguson Hancock III from Tim and Emily
The toughest little pig ever.  We love you and miss you everyday.

In memory of Snickers and Hershey. Two very special piggies. Please use this money in whatever way you need to help the piggies at the rescue.

$35 gift from Caleb to Abby in honor of Sir Lancelot. 

Abby took better care of him than most mothers would their child. He was a great friend and a mess and was there through all of the tough times. He will always be loved and remembered.

$30 Donation from Andrea and Caleb

This is in memory of Hagrid, who was a little, yet tough, Dwarf Hamster who brought so much joy and so many laughs. May he rest in peace.

$50 Donation from Ana Shepard

Memorial for Wasabi, Ginger, and Kate. For three of the most beautiful, happiest, and sweetest piggies anyone could ask for. You were loved by everyone from our 120lb Weimeriener, Mr. Daddy, and everyone else who met to. You are sorely missed. You left this world much too soon, through no fault of your own, rather, the greed of humans. I hope you all felt the love we had for you. You taught us the smallest heart is capable of joy, love and happiness.. Always in our hearts….and we’l continue to fight for your brothers and sisters so they can avoid suffering.

From Elizabeth Mata $50

In memory of beloved James. Please use this gift for whichever piggy has the greatest needs. Thank you.

“Timmy had the BEST spirit!  He had probable disk issues in his back, and his whole hind end was twisted under and around. The pain must have been excruciating (even with his regular pain meds). We liked his distinguished white moustache, and he always had a great attitude for everyone, even on his worst days, when we would lay him on a soft towel and pet his head for a long time to comfort him.  This guy was a great joy, and our time fostering him was humbling and a blessing.  We all miss him terribly!”

$50 Gift in Memory of Bobby and Mojo from Meredith
“I first met them at the Rescue six years ago (both these guys lived to be 8) and have loved being a ‘mom’ to them for all this time. I appreciate all the help and advice throughout these past years. Your work at the Rescue is so important and has made a lasting impression on my heart. Thank you again for everything.”

“Sam was the best piggy ever and we really wanted him to pay tribute to him. I hope that Sam can help other piggies. I think he would really like to donate lots of lettuce and bell peppers to your piggies.”

$25 Gift in Memory of Alice from 13-year-old Emily (Alice’s petsitter)
In memory of Alice, the sweet guinea pig who lived with the Lewis family.”

$25 Gift in Memory of Gippie from Bridgette
“In memory of our much loved first piggie, Gippie (shown with his son). He will always be missed and loved! I hope to see him one day at Rainbow bridge.

$30 Gift in memory of Caesar from Shirley

$65 Gift in Memory of Ginny from Lisa

$25 Gift in Memory of Tux & JJ from DeAnne
“We miss them every day.”

$20 Gift in Memory of Cuthbert
“Cuthbert was the greatest guinea pig in the world. He and his ‘Nike’ mark on his nose, with his legend, will live on until the end of time.” – Kristian

$20 Gift from Breanna
“To all of our piggies that we have had over the years: Spike, who left us too soon, Slick who we lost bringing her babies into the world, Cotton our bundle of joy, Pepper our little man with the wild hair, Copper who’s heart couldn’t handle the love she had to give, Pippin with the skip in her step, Callie with the multicolored hair, Patches our mommie’s little girl, and to my little Butterscotch who stayed up waiting for me to come home to say goodnight and finally goodbye. We love you all so much.”

$50 Gift in Memory of Missy, Mimi & Maxi from Leah
“They will never be forgotten.”

$50 Gift from Kristen in Memory of Squishy
“He was a good little piggy who loved everyone (especially food). He will be missed by his family, especially by his brother, Squeakers.”

$50 Gift from Ann 

“In memory of Axel (a.k.a. Mercury, whom we adopted from you) and Penelope, whom he was just so in love with! That was a perfect match you made, and they were just the two most personable guinea pigs we have ever had. We miss them a lot.”

$30 Gift from K, K, J, & R
“In memory of JP and CP’s furry friends.”

$50 Gift from Kristen in Memory of Squeakers
In memory of Squeakers, a master of the arts of eating, pooping and squeaking. He was a true pirate piggy (he would wheek when we said “arrrr!”) and was always ready to explore the world through his mouth. He will be missed but hopefully he is now with his brother Squishy.”

$100 Gift from Patti
“In fond memory of Sam Moo, spokesperson for Baby Wubbers Tools and Wubbers, L.L.C.”

$100 Gift from Clare Murray in Honor of Jeanine Alesch

$10 Gift from Hilary in Memory of Squeaksalot, “a very special guinea pig.”

$300 Gift from Renee
“In memory of Abbott and Cassie, our special little piggies that we enjoyed sharing our lives with. Their friend, Stella, still misses them.”

$40 Gift from Bridgette
“In loving memory of JuJu Bean. She touched our hearts and we will always cherish our time with her. Know you were loved, little piggie!”

$35 Gift from Caleb In Memoriam
For his sister’s guinea pig (“she really loved him”) who passed away this year.

$41 Gift from Rachel in Honor of Jill
“One month of care and a Peek-a-Boo Grassy Hutch for Louisa. If she already has a hutch please use the money as you see fit.”

$30 Gift “in memory of the wonderful Charlie” by Shirley and Jenn

“For Lulu, the happiest guinea pig, love you forever and miss you everyday.”

In loving memory of our 7 year, 6 month piggie Chico. She gave us 4 wonderful little baby piggies and all have filled our hearts with joy.

Thank you for all the loving memories, Chico. We miss you.

In loving memory of Basil, a most excellent piggie. He loved carrots and burrowing into his mound of hay, and welcomed us every morning with loud wheeks. He was very much loved and is  greatly missed. Goodbye, little guy.

We were so happy to have Max join our family in December 2012.  He had been at the shelter for almost six months and we think he was waiting there for us to finally come get him.  He loved to cuddle and brought so much joy and love to our home.  We will love and miss him always. 

In loving memory of our 3 year-young piggie, Chubby. We will miss your daily loving chips. Thank you for all the loving memories.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

                                --- Author unknown