Pippin Pet Boarding

Victoria Avenue
DE72 3HG

Tel: 07902926953 (Text)
Email: pippinpetboarding@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.pippinpetboarding.weebly.com
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Please mention you found us on: findpetboarding.com

About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsHamsters, Mice etc.

WE ARE MOVING! *We are relocating to Riccall, York in November 2017*

We are a residential family business and started boarding pets in July 2014. We have cared for Guinea pigs since 1998 and Rabbits since 2003 and so are most experienced in rabbit and guinea pig care though we can also care for other small pets too such as: hamsters, gerbils, rats and small birds.
​Please note that we have not cared for chinchillas, degus or ferrets before. If you require boarding for any of these pet types we would be happy to care for them if you were to leave instructions of your pets daily care and bring all of the facilities that they will require with them.
We have cared for some exotic pets such as lizards and tortoises but rarely have these types of pets stay with us so if you require boarding for your exotic pet you must leave instructions on your pets daily care and also note that we do not have the proper facilities for these pet types ready on site.

Boarding pets will be given plenty of attention as there will be only 6 lots of outdoor boarding rabbits/guinea pigs and 3-4 lots of indoor pets maximum staying at a time. They will be treated as individuals and cared for down to their personal needs.

Please note that we are hoping to relocate in Autumn 2017. When we relocate we are hoping to get a larger summerhouse for outdoor pets, another larger outdoor run and 6ft and 8ft double hutches which can also enable pets to go up and down two floors if desired. We are also hoping to make other significant improvements which will mean that prices will be altered.


Outdoor boarding pets will be kept safe in a locked shed away from any preditors such as foxes and out of the direct cold, wind, rain, snow and sun.

Please note that as the 6ft 4inc hutches are not priced higher than the cages we cannot guarantee that small/medium single rabbits will be housed in these hutches. We always try to house rabbits in the larger hutches but if there is a high demand for them we house the rabbits according to their size so that larger rabbits and paired rabbits get priority of the hutches. All rabbits kept in the cages will have more exercise time than those kept in the hutches and will be moved into one of the hutches if one becomes available.
Normally rabbits will be housed in the 6ft4 hutches,160cm cage or in the 140cm cages and guinea pigs will be housed in the 120cm cages.

It is important that you let us know the correct size of your bunny for outdoor boarding so that we know which cage/hutch will be a suitable for them.
Size guide:
Small Rabbits - e.g. Netherland Dwarf - under 2.5kg
Medium Rabbits - e.g. Dwarf Lop - 2.5kg-3kg
Large Rabbits - e.g. English Lop - 4-5kg
Giant breeds -e.g. British Giant - 5-6Kg+

On busy months:(if not busy small-medium rabbits may be in larger hutches/cages)

Two 6 ft 4inc x 2 ft 2inc x 2ft hutches.

One 160cm x 78cm x 56cm cage. (the largest rabbit cage available on the UK market)

Three 140cm x 66cm x 45cm cages.(the second largest cage available on the UK market)

Two 120cm x 55cm x 50cm cages.

Indoor Boarding rabbits and guinea pigs will be kept in our hallway and will be able to exercise here too. You must bring your pets own cage for indoor boarding, unfortunately we cannot take cages any larger than 120cm long.

Other small pets such as hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, birds etc will be kept in the house in their own cage.


Rabbits & guinea pigs will get their daily exercise in our home built 8 ft x 5 ft run and 10 ft x 5 ft run if you wish them to. We have covers and domes for the runs so pets will still be sheltered from the direct wind, rain and sun.

Indoor rabbits will exercise in our hallway or kitchen for a few hours, separately and will be supervised at all times because of this they will not be out of their cage for all of the day as I have to give my equal attention to other boarding pets. They are also able to exercise in the runs outdoors.

Health & Hygiene:

We would be happier if rabbits were vaccinated against Myxomatosis and VHD.

All pets will exercise and be housed separatly unless they are bonded from the same household.

All rabbit and guinea pig hutches/cages will be cleaned out twice a week with disinfectant. Litter trays will be changed daily.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Please note that we do not charge per night, we charge on the day of arrival until the day that you pick up your pet. This means that you must pick up your pet on the extact date you have given us when booking e.g. if you have booked 1st Jan - 5th Jan you must pick your pet up on the 5th Jan not the 6th Jan. We are quite flexible with drop off and pick up times, this can be any time between 9.00-8.30pm other than if on the off chance we are out or have other customers arriving at the same time.

-1 Hamster, Gerbil, Mouse etc £1.00 per day (per cage)
- 1 Small Bird (small birds only) £1.50 per day
- 1 Rat £1.50 per day
- 1 Guinea pig £2.00 per day
- 1 Rabbit £2.50 per day

Claw clipping for boarding Rabbits & Guinea pigs is £2.00 per pet or FREE for pets who have boarded here three times or more.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

We can provide:
Fresh fruit/veg/grass
Large flake woodshavings for bedding for outdoor boarding pets.
Food bowls
Water bottles
Hay racks
Domes to hide in
Cleaning disinfectant
Large hutches and cages for pets boarding outdoors.
Two large runs for exercise with rain covers.

Unfortunatly we cannot provide:
Litter trays/Litter bedding
Toys or treats
Cages for pets boarding indoors.
Bedding for pets boarding indoors.

You are more than welcome to leave instructions of your pets personal daily care.
You must bring your pets own food and hay (rabbits & guinea pigs) as switching foods can upset their tummy.

Full payment is on arrival. No deposit is required.
Viewings are welcome.

Please make sure that you have looked at the terms and conditions page on our website first for all important information.

Thank you

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I have been taking my rabbits to pippin pet boarding for a few years. Charlotte is very loving and caring to them and they are very well looked after. She always goes the extra mile to check they stay healthy and send messages to let you know they are ok. They enjoy their holiday as much as us!!

5 From Dawn jesson on

Boarders Response:Thank you Dawn!! :) I have really enjoyed taking care of such lovley bunnies! :) x

Millie has just stayed for a week again.she loves staying as she has a big hutch and a big run outside and lots of attention off charlotte.charlotte is very accommodating and nothing too much trouble.she is lovely.

5 From Jane Smart on

Boarders Response:Thanks so much Jane! :) I have loved taking care of Millie!

Barney the rabbit loves his stays with you. It is very clean, lovely roomy (big!) hutches, & Charlotte loves all the boarders who come to stay with her like they were her own. Great small animal hotel.....

5 From hazel wainwright on

Boarders Response:Thank you Hazel!😊 Always a pleasure taking care of Barney 🐰 X

I've been coming here for about 2 years now and the service they provide are absolutely fantastic. So accommodating for my numerous pets that come here and they absolutely love it. Reasonably priced and a lovely environment for your pet to be. Couldn't recommend this place any more!!!! Love it!

5 From Bethanie dennis on

Boarders Response:Thanks so much 😊 We always enjoy looking after Hope, Faith and Marvin of course! 🐰🐰🐹

Excellent service and looked after 7 year old Jasper very well. He was so content when I picked him up and had been brushed every day! Fantastic service, even sending photos and texts to me. We will definitely be back 🐰

5 From Pippa Thomas on

Our pet rabbit (ralph) has stayed with Charlotte quite a few times . The service she offers is absolutely wonderful . Ralph always enjoys her stay & Charlotte is always very attentive & looks after her extremely well , highly recommended!

5 From Lindsay fitchett on

Nellie, our fussy house rabbit, stays with Charlotte on a regular basis and receives exactly the same care and love she gets at home. It is Nellie’s second home and Charlotte always sends regular pictures and texts to let us know all is well. One time Nellie needed a vet ; Charlotte did not hesitate and promptly sorted everything ensuring Nellie stayed a very happy bunny. We know Nellie has fun there, is part of the family and is spoilt. We wouldn’t send her anywhere else.

5 From Sheila on

"Our two boys Amigo and Rhino (guinea pigs) stayed with Charlotte for a week, they were well looked after and happy. We will definitely be asking Charlotte to have them again. Thank you Charlotte :-) "

5 From Sarah Mann on

Our rabbit stayed with charlotte for 15 days and was well looked after while we were away on holiday last september,benny is now going away to bunny boarding for is xmas holls (11days) as we are now looking forward to our hols yet again knowing benny will be well looked after.

5 From dennis sisson on

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Note: Map only shows approximate location.


Located on the same street as the Co-op near Ashbrook Junior School.
Accessible by the A52 and Nottingham Road.

Open Hours

9.00am-8.30pm Mon-Sat
10.00-7.30pm Sun

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