About Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven


Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven is a charitable not-for-profit small animal rescue located in Winnipeg, MB

(Registered Charity # 70519 9321 RR0001)

The rescue was founded in 2017 by a husband & wife team, Cindy & Jeff Hildebrand, both from Winnipeg. 

Cindy & Jeff have spent the past decade working with and advocating for a variety of animals. 

Our board of directors is made up of 5 incredible individuals: Cindy, Jeff, Rebecca, Nikki & Gerald.

The rescue’s focus is on the often misunderstood “pocket pets” and exotic animals (such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, hedgehogs, etc).  The team at Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven strives to create a better understanding of how to properly care for and provide for these animals through education, as well as an extensive adoption process that includes multiple reference checks and interviews.

The team has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed hundreds of animals over their years in operation,

and continues to better the lives of the animals in their care.

Featured Critter

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Meet Bill and Ralph, a pair of approx. two year old bonded male guinea pigs. They have both come a long way since first entering foster care, and are continuing to work on bonding with their human friends.


Ralph is an energetic little piggie! He loves doing zoomies and playing with anything willow. Ralph loves his hay and veggies, and is always the first one to announce its feeding time. Ralph is still working on being picked up but once you have him he loves hanging out and cuddling. When he is ready to go back to his pen, he will let you know by pulling on your shirt. Ralph recently injured one of his toes (and almost had to have it amputated), but it has since healed up very well and currently doesn't cause any pain. The toe will always look a bit different than his others, and may require pain medication in the future. It should be checked every 6 months or so.


Bill is a very chill guinea pig and is the more nervous/skittish of the two. He will need some extra patience to help build trust between him and his human. Despite this, Bill is not shy when it is time for a cookie or his veggies. Bill is still working on being picked up and will run when you try to pick him up. However, once out, Bill loves to explore his surroundings.


Although these two get along well and are willing to share food and toys; they can benefit from having multiple places to hide and explore in their cage. Given patience and time, these sweet boys will be an amazing addition to their new home.

Bill & Ralph

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