Just Like Home Pet Boarding

25 Highfield Avenue
Alconbury Weston
PE28 4JS

Tel: 01480896602
Email: justlikehomepetboarding@gmail.com
Web: http://www.justlikehomepetboarding.co.uk
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsHamsters, Mice etc.

Do you need a reliable, caring and enthusiastic home-from-home boarder for your pet?

We are now online! www.JustLikeHomePetBoarding.co.uk

My name is Helen, and I run Just Like Home Pet Boarding. You can be safe in the knowledge that your pet can stay in a home and family environment whilst you are away.

I currently have my own animals. I have an 8-year-old cocker spaniel, called Midnight. He’s cheeky and enjoys investigating everything. I have four cold water fish. Oswald is my winter white hamster. He’s curious and charming, often watching with his bright eyes. Leo is my newest addition. He's my one-eyed Syrian hamster. He loves being out and about in his exercise ball or playpen, or running on his wheel in his cage!

These are just some of the animals I am able to home-from-home board:
- Hamsters
- Mice
- Rats
- Gerbils
- Degus
- Chinchillas
Not listed? Please ask. Please note, I cannot board cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs or ferrets. I can, however, provide a home visit service for these animals (please see "Other Services" below).

I am able to take more than one animal at a time, and more than one species at a time. I will keep all animals separate from each other, unless they are together in their home environments (for example, a pair of rats that share a cage at home would share a cage when boarding, but a Syrian hamster and a Winter White hamster would be kept in their respective cages).


What Do I Need To Provide For My Pet?

We believe that similarity and consistency are key in allowing your pet to continue to thrive during their time away from you. We also understand how stressful a change of environment, routine, enclosure, food or bedding can be for a small animal, who cannot vocalise this to us, and how comforting it can be to know that your choice of care is being valued and upheld whilst you are away. Therefore, we ask that you provide:

Suitable Cage Or Enclosure
A cage that is familiar to your pet can help them feel safe and settled. We encourage you to bring your pets regular cage. We are able to accommodate many different shapes and sizes of enclosures, please let us know the size of your cage, so we can confirm that we can comfortably accommodate your pet. Please ensure your cage or enclosure is escape proof, or let us know of any possible escape routes and how you prevent them.

Cage Enrichment
If your pet has favourite pieces of enrichment for their cage, please provide these. A wheel, or favourite chews and toys can help your pet settle and provide continuous stimulation during their time with us.

Enough Bedding To Last The Duration Of Your Pets Stay
We will spot clean your pets enclosure everyday, and follow your own cleaning routine whilst your pet is with us.

Your Pets Regular Food and Treats
A change of food can be incredibly stressful for small animals. If you are changing food, it is advised you gradually wean your pet from your old food to your new food, not change their food abruptly. With so many different types of food for pets available on the market, providing your own food ensures that your choice is upheld and given to your pet.
We will provide suitable fresh food for your pet, without any charge.

Any Exercise Equipment Or Toys
We will follow your pets routine as similarly as possible. If your pet goes into an exercise ball, please provide their own ball. If your pet uses a play pen, please provide any toys they may use. You are welcome to bring your own playpen, however, we have a small, metal playpen (suitable for mice, hamsters and gerbils) and a large, mesh playpen, should you wish for your pet to use them. All pets are monitored at all times when out of their enclosure, and are only allowed out, one pet at a time.

Any Medication or Vitamin Supplements Your Pet May Be Taking
All pets must be in good health prior to and during boarding with Just Like Home Pet Boarding. If your pet takes regular medication, which is prescribed by your vet, or takes regular vitamin supplements, please provide these, along with dosage amounts and instructions.

Anything Else You Feel Your Pet Requires During Their Stay
You know your pet best, so if there is anything else that you feel they need for their stay, please provide this.

Please provide details of your pet’s routine. I will follow your routine as much as possible to provide consistency for your pet. If you would like me to keep certain records for your pet, please tell me what you would like me to keep. I will keep records of cleaning, exercise, feeding and any medical records. Please advise me how much contact you would like to have, with regard to updates on your pet. Please also advise me on the format you would like these updates in (please note, I cannot provide photo updates over text messages).


I will provide exercise for your pet in their usual manner. If they have a playpen with toys, a wheel for their cage or an exercise ball, please provide these. All animals will have the chance of one-to-one out of cage contact, according to their general routine.

Health & Hygiene:

All animals will have the opportunity for cleaning, should they be staying long enough. I will follow your own cleaning routine, using the same products as you. Please provide information on your routine and products. I will also remove any wet or soiled bedding from your pet's environment on a daily basis.

Water, in bottles and/or bowls, will be replaced everyday. I will replace all food and remove food that has not been eaten.

I have a local vet, however, I would require the contact details of your usual vet. Please inform your vet if your pet is staying away from home. If your pet is on medication, please advise me of how often they require the medication and how to administer the medication.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

£2 per mouse, per day, for up to 4 mice. £1 per mouse, per day, for additional mice.

Hamsters, Gerbils and Rats:
£3, per animal, per day. For two animals, sharing the same cage, I charge £5 per pair, per day. Please note I will not board Syrian hamsters who share a cage as they are solitary animals.

Degus and Chinchillas:
£5 per animal, per day. For pairs sharing the same cage, I charge £8 per pair, per day.

For all other animals, please ask.

Please contact me for a quote for looking after your pet. I will need to know how many pets, the species, the expected dates of stay and any special requirements. Please also include the average size of their cage/habitat/environment so I can ensure there is enough room to comfortably house your pet.

I understand that arrangements can and do change, and therefore, I do not charge a late collection fee until 48 hours after your expected collection date. If you notify me of change of collection arrangements within the 48 hour period and set a new collection date, I will only charge the standard daily amount and no late collection fee.

Other Services

I provide overnight pet boarding for one or more nights.

I take emergency boarding, and I take long term boarders (1 month +).

I provide a home visit service for all animals, including those I am currently unable to board. This includes cats, dogs (including walking), rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, fish and chickens, as well as other animals. I am also able to water plants, collect mail etc. Please contact me with your requirements and I can provide a quote.

I have an information booklet available, with full details of our services. Please ask for a copy, if you would like one.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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My rats, Willow and Nutmeg, were looked after brilliantly by Helen while I was away for ten days recently. Thank you!

5 From Helen Koch on

Thank you so much for looking after Toffee! We would recommend in a flash - and it's lovely to have care in the home and not in a kennel environment! Definitely high quality - constant contact, log of daily activities and Toffee was even clean and ready for us when we came to collect. Thank you again, and hopefully see you again soon!

5 From The Williams (Toffee the hamster) on

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I am located between Huntingdon and Sawtry, but I will take animals from other areas. There are good links to the A1/A1M and A14 just moments away. Cambridge is close and London is 50 minutes by train.

Open Hours

Always open! I can take emergency bookings, as well as long term bookings (1 month +).

Please contact me to arrange a visit or for a quote.

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