Hopping Mad Pet Services

Licensed by Maldon District Council 2018

9 Anchor Lane
cm9 4ls

Tel: 07999336004
Email: hoppingmadbandb@gmail.com
Web: http://hoppingmadpetservice.wix.com/hoppingmadbandb
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea Pigs

Hi my name is Jo and I own Hopping Mad Pet Service. Animals have been an important part of my life since I was a young girl.

I am a member of the BRC and Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund and offer a 10% discount to other members.

I have over 30 years (not really wanting to say how many years!) of experience handling animals great and small. I have enjoyed learning and looking after many animals including dogs, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds, chinchillas and horses. They have all been great fun and a joy to have in our family.

One thing that is very apparent about all animals is that they all have their own personalities and needs. I understand that everyone's pet means a lot to them. Hopping Mad Pet Services takes the responsitbility of all animals very seriously, so the owners can relax on their holiday or business trips knowing that their furry friends are enjoying theirs too!!

All members are fully insured and have been DBS (Previously known as CRB checks).


Rabbits and guinea pigs are kept in hutches in a garage or hutches outside with a covering at night time. Guests have their own hutch and run. Hutches
can be opened up to provide more space for large rabbits or rabbits in pairs.

We have a bedroom for indoor rabbits/guinea pigs if required.

Ferret house is outdoors and is covered at night. Pets enjoy a safe, secure and stimulating environment. All runs have shade and a hide away box.


All guests have at least 4 hours exercise per day whether in an indoor or outdoor run. All runs are on concrete to help with cross infection.


There are many reasons why you may be unable to walk your dog, longer hours at work, you may be temporarily injured or ill, maybe you have a dog as a companion but are unable to walk him/her.

At Hopping Mad Pet Services we offer a professional, insured and caring service. We will collect your dog or dogs from your home, play, exercise and socialise your dog in the many country parks that this area has to offer. No more than 4 dogs will be walked at one time. If you want your dog walked on its own this will be done before 11am or after 2pm.

There is an option of shorter walks, for example if your dog is older and can’t walk as far but still needs a breath of fresh air and some company.


Dogs will be collected from home at 10am and dropped off at 4pm. They will have at least an hour walk and company all the time that they are with us. Please note your dog must be of a good temperament.


Home visits can be very helpful for cat owners in particular. Take away the stress of your cat having to stay at a cattery. A home visit will consist of feeding, watering and a litter tray clean. Your animal will be checked making sure they are fit and healthy.


Paul is a very keen koi expert. Who has designed and built ponds. If you need your pond/fish checked whilst you are away, would like a pond built or smartened up then his your man.

Health & Hygiene:

Guests have a routine health check each day. We can keep you up to date with text/email or follow your pets holiday on Facebook.

Hutches are cleaned daily and disinfected weekly or at every guest change over.

All animals are to be vaccinated and wormed if required.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Rabbit - £5.00 per day or £7.50 for a pair staying together. Members of the RWAF get a 10% discount.

Guinea Pig - £4.00 per day or £6.00 for a pair staying together.

Ferrets - £5.00 per day or £7.50 for a pair staying together.

Smaller rodents- £2.00 per day (to be kept in their own cage).

Bedding, fresh vegetables and fruit are included in our daily rates. However dry food or meat must be supplied by the owner of the pet, this helps to avoid tummy upsets. Owners to provide all treats and toys.

Dog walking 30mins £5 (+£2 extra dog)

Dog walking 1hr £8 (+4 extra dog)
surrounding area £13

Doggie Day Care £15 (10am to 4pm)
surrounding area £20

Pet home visit £8 (litter tray, health check, feed) surrounding area £13

Pet Taxi- Visit to the vet/groomer £15 (if over 1hr +£2.50 per 15mins) surrounding area £20.

Home relocation and long distance trips please call for an quotation.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

Grooming - £2.00 per groom for rabbits. Please note that if you have a long haired rabbit/guinea pig that needs grooming daily this will need to be added onto the daily boarding rate.

Nail clipping - £4.00

Reviews from Our Guests

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Fantastic taxi service for a dog coming into rescue. Super, friendly but professional service, quick with excellent rates too. We can’t thank Jo enough for stepping in at the very last minute to help us out. We will certainly use her again and will recommend her to others. Top class🐶🐾🐾

5 From Blind Dog Rescue UK on

Thank you Jo for looking after our furbaby. He loves his walks and Jo is very trustworthy and extremely helpful in all ways.

5 From Krissie lucas on

I just like to say a massive thank you to Jo and everyone at hopping mad pet service for looking after Chester while I was away. It was Chesters 3rd holiday stay and he loves it. The care taken to look after Chester is first class and I highly recommend hopping mad pet service. I also love the updates and picture as they let me know he's happy while I'm away and I'll be booking Chester in again as soon as I book my holiday for next year. Also I have to say what a lovely lady Jo is. Thank you again for taking special care of my Rabbit Chester. See you next year Pennie Argent x

From Pennie Argent on

I can thoroughly recommend Jo, a very personable lady who is clearly passionate about all the pets in her care. Jo is very happy to show you around so you can see the various accommodation on offer before you book and I felt very reassured seeing the resident and guest rabbits very content. My two bunnies have definitely been well looked after, thank you Jo.

From Sandie on

Was delighted with care and attention given to our two rabbits and indeed to us with regular photos and updates. I would highly recommend Jo as an excellent carer and a lovely person and looking forward to seeing her later in the year

5 From jackie on

Fabulous. As a possessive, obsessed bunny mum, I wanted daily updates & photos, & Joanna was happy to oblige. She's a friendly, cheerful lady who put my mind at ease & I would happily leave my four fluffy children at Hopping Mad again.

5 From Chilli Hodgson on

Having got our 2 Guinea Pigs in August, for my daughter (8,) this was the first time we had been on Holiday and were apprehensive about leaving them. We were really impressed with the comments on Jo's pet boarding page and booked to arrange a visit. From the first telephone call, to meeting Jo, the time taken with the initial visit, to settling in Woody & Chips, to updates via e-mail all helped to put us at ease and show how much Jo cares. A home from home and we will definitely be using Jo again. Thanks

5 From Emma-Jane on

This is a bunny hotel with 5*'s!!! Nemo our house bunny had his own indoor room which he loved! While chocy and rocky had a spacious double hutch with run! Jo kept us updated with pics of the boys having fun! She even knew their personalities! We enjoyed our holiday with the peace of mind that the boys were enjoying theirs!! Will definitely be booking again!!

5 From Jenny & Graham on

We have recently returned from holiday and while we were away we left our two bunnies Snowy and Cara with Jo. First time we have used Jo and was very impressed with how caring she was with the kids and how knowledgeable she was on everything to do with them. I don't think they were fussed about coming home with us after being with Jo. Will certainly use Jo again and would recommend her.

5 From Mrs Sue Carr on

Dear Jo Thanks so much to you, and your sister, for looking after our guinea pigs while we were away for two weeks. They'd clearly been so well looked after; as they are still just a few months old, we could see they'd really grown! I shall certainly recommend your small pet lodgings to my friends and the boys will be back for another stay! From Caroline and Emily

5 From Caroline Watts on

Thank you, Jo, for taking such good loving care of our two guinea pigs, Cocoa and Tinsel, for 3 and a half weeks; the regular updates were really appreciated. We hope to stay again and highly recommend Hopping Mad Pet Boarding. Julie & Tom

From Julie McHale on

Thank you so much for taking such good care of Sugar and Spice. I was lovely for my daughter to see the updates whilst we were away and see that they were being so well looked after. Would highly recommend Hopping Mad Pet Boarding. Sugar and Spice will definitely be making a return visit next time they need a holiday. Thanks

5 From Liz on

Thank you so much for looking after Chester while I was away. The up dates were great and put my mind a rest that Chester was happy and enjoying himself. I will be booking him in again as soon as we sort out our holiday for next year. I fully recommend hopping mad pet boarding. Thank you Jo for taking care of Chester. It was lovely to meet someone who love rabbits as much as I do. Pennie XX

From pennie argent on

Thanks so much for looking after Bubble and Squeak my guinea pigs whilst I was away. It was lovely to check my emails and see updates on their holiday as well. We will be back!!

4 From Cara on

Bill was so happy rolo was home and wanted to share this picture. To say a big thank you for the great care you give x

From Keeley on

Once again Rolo my guinea pig enjoyed his weekend away at Hopping Mad. Thanks Jo for all your care and attention.

5 From Keeley on

thank you for taking care of my rabbit whilst we were recently away, it was lovely to stay in contact with you for our regular updates on how she was enjoying her break with you and gave us great peace of mind, she is very much looking forward to her next holiday with you in August.

From lisa on

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