Small Paws Guest House

11 Newdigate Street
Ilkeston
Derby
Derbyshire
DE7 4AJ


Tel: 07955864428
Email: denisebb@hotmail.co.uk
Web: http://www.facebook.com/smallpawsguesthouse
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsHamsters, Mice etc.

My name is Denise and I have cared for and learnt about the welfare of small animals for as long as I can remember. Even as a small child my pets were never 'caged'. My house rabbits always had a sitter when I went away as I could never find anywhere that I was happy with. I now have the opportunity to replicate my own pets 'space' for others.

Their mental and physical health has always been at the forefront of my mind whilst they have lived with me and in return it is a privilege to witness their complete trust and faith towards me. I have been approved by my local vet who advertise for me and I also work with Social Services should the need arise in my area to foster pets either short or long term for their clients.

Accommodation:

I have indoor accommodations on offer in a temperature controlled room with plenty of natural light and fresh air.

My pens offer a huge 8ft by 4ft ground space with plenty of off floors areas for your pet to explore. This is larger than the recommended floor space for two adult rabbits which is 6ft x 2ft.

There are hiding places, chew toys are always new for each pet and there is plenty of space to run around in and chill out.
If they are used to sawdust, carpet or vinyl underfoot this will be replicated for them.

The above accommodation is suited to rabbits and pigs.

I also have a habitat which offers a 6ft x 3ft x 3.5ft space and has been designed to be multi functional therefore depending on the guest it will be designed to their specific needs i.e. for birds -perches, swings etc For Chinchillas, Hamsters, Degus etc climbing frames, hiding places, new toys, wheels, sand baths etc.

Exercise:

Our guests do not spend time on grass as it is now widely recognised that if multiple rabbits, pigs are allowed to share the same grassy area to exercise there is a high risk of passing on infections as there is no way grass can be adequately disinfected.

Rabbits and pigs are territorial and community animals. They also have a highly developed sense of smell therefore picking up the scent of unfamiliar animals can be very stressful for them also bearing in mind they are out of their usual environment.

The accommodation on offer provides space to run about and explore, however if your pet is very outgoing and curious and wishes to explore outside of their pen they will be given this opportunity with me following close behind!

Health & Hygiene:

Before any pet uses my accommodation it is steam cleaned - I have made sure that the floors are made of rubber matting because wood over time holds onto the odour of individuals especially if they are not litter trained and this can be stressful to the newest occupant.The floor can then covered in whatever your pet is used to.

All surfaces are stream cleaned and then wiped down with pet friendly disinfectant . All plastic toys, wheels etc are washed in hot disinfectant water.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Prices - I, unlike most, price by accommodation rather than the pet
£6.00 per day
£40.00 for 7 days
Offers are available for extended stays so please contact me for a price

£1.00 per day for additional pet in the same pen ( to cover the cost of fresh food and hay )
Stays 7 days and over receive 1 night free of charge so you can drop them off in the evening before you go away.

I also have a quiet room in which to house your pets in their own cages. They will be given time out each day under supervision so again my prices reflect this rather than the size of your pet as they are all equally important to me.
1 cage £4.00 per day. Again offers are available for extended stays
This room can also used for house rabbits.

Other Services

Grooming is provided at no extra cost if you bring along your grooming brushes.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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The service Denise offers is second to none! We left out rabbits (Dave and Olli) with Denise whilst our house was being extended. For our rabbits, it was like a home away from home. Denise treated Dave and Olli as though they were her own pets. She contacted us most days with news of how the bunnies were doing. She always included a photo or two. My two daughters particularly loved receiving the updates. We cannot thank Denise enough. She is kind, caring and, in my opinion a bunny whisperer! 😊

5 From Nichola Tucker on

Denise looked after my rats, Moose and Badger whilst I was on holiday. She did an excellent job of taking care of them and even text me to let me know how they were and sent me pictures of them. They looked clean and healthy when I picked them up and would definitely would send them for a stay with her again. Thank you Denise.

5 From Esmee Woolley on

I strongly recommend Small Paws guest House if you need your little ones to be well looked after. Denisse was very caring and warm with our two degus while we went on holidays and we enjoyed peace of mind that they were having a good time. Thanks again Denisse for everything and will definitely give you a call next time we need your services. Cheers.

5 From Jaime on

Would highly recommend here, my rabbits were very well looked after and they had plenty of room to run around in. Thank you again

5 From kerry parkes on

I couldnt of asked for a better place to send my 3 rat boys! Denise made sure they had the best cage set up and made sure they where well looked after and had lots of loce and attention. Denise followed instructions i wrote down for her for the boys care and also made the effort to make their stay as comfortable as possible, and evwn brought them cahe accessories out of her own well earned money!! Would definately reccomend her to all animal owners and will dedinately use her in the future! We got updates and pictures of the boys whilst we where on our holiday and we where reassured at all times! Thanks so mich Denise for your amazing service!!!!

5 From Natasha Henson on

Boarders Response:Thanks Natasha. We loved looking after them and they kept us entertained! Hope to see you all again. Denise x

I can't recommend Denise enough!! Theo is a house rabbit and very sensitive about being away from home and away from us. We prefer to have a rabbit sitter but as that is not always possible thought we would try Denise as the reviews were excellent. She certainly lived up to those reviews. She treated Theo as if he were her own rabbit. Showing him love and great insight and knowledge into the psyche of rabbits. She spent time with him and adapted to his unique needs. A lovely and reassuring thing was she kept us updated on his progress with regular texts and photographs. She caters for rabbits who live in indoors or outdoors and understands the different needs and caters for them going above and beyond her remit. We were incredibly impressed and will definitely be returning.

5 From Lisa Chambers on

Not long been to collect my 4 bunnies from Denise after they've spent the last 3 nights with her, I don't think they wanted to come home! They were extremely well cared for and looked after, provided with many toys and bedding/litter areas. Denise had obviously spent a lot of time with them as she was able to pinpoint all their personalities to a T! I was kept updated daily with pictures and messages, which was a great comfort. I definitely will not hesitate to take my bunnies back to Denise for another stay, top class!

5 From Abigail on

Boarders Response:Many thanks Abigail. One of the great things about looking after the pets is working out their characters and providing for their needs in an individual manner. I love it!!

I can't recommend Denise enough!! Theo is a house rabbit and very sensitive about being away from home and away from us. We prefer to have a rabbit sitter but as that is not always possible thought we would try Denise as the reviews were excellent. She certainly lived up to those reviews. She treated Theo as if he were her own rabbit. Showing him love and great insight and knowledge into the psyche of rabbits. She spent time with him and adapted to his unique needs. A lovely and reassuring thing was she kept us updated on his progress with regular texts and photographs. She caters for rabbits who live in indoors or outdoors and understands the different needs and caters for them going above and beyond her remit. We were incredibly impressed and will definitely be returning.

5 From Lisa Chambers on

Boarders Response:Thank you for your lovely comments Lisa. They are really appreciated and it was a pleasure getting to know Theo. He is certainly full of character and made me laugh!

WOW! If you want a Savoy Hotel for your pet, this is the place! Denise looked after my 4 guinea pigs for a week and couldn't be more thrilled with the service! The piggys accommodation was superb, huge, with plenty of interesting things to investigate. They settled straightaway. Denise even grows her own mobile fresh grass and herbs for her guests. Denise kept me updated with photos and messages throughout the week, which was wonderful. This place is truly piggy paradise and my girls can't wait to go back! Massive thank you Denise, love, Marmalade, Blossom, Coco & Edna 😙

5 From Louise on

Boarders Response:Thank you so much for your comments Louise. I am always looking for ways to enhance your pets stay with me whilst they await your return. Your piggies were lovely and cant wait to see them all again

Absolutely thrilled with the level of care, enthusiasm, friendliness and attentiveness small paws guest house provides. Lovely photo updates and fantastic communication. The buns didn't want to come home from their holiday as much as we didn't want to come home from ours! Enclosure size is fantastic, exceeds minimum requirements, lots of exercise space. Plenty of fresh hay, water and healthy treats. Great bedding and litter as well as pleanty to keep buns active and stimulated such as boxes to forage and hide in, tunnels and ramps and levels to play on. Brilliant and up to date knowledge of rabbit care and welfare. Felt reassured and happy leaving my buns with small paws and could enjoy my holiday to the full safe in the knowledge my buns were well cared for.

5 From Laura b on

My Guinea pig teddy has stopped here with Denise 3 times now and he loves being there he's got a massive cage to run and play but also Denise plays with him and cuddles him which he loves I would definitely highly recommend small paws guest house to everybody who has small pets ,when I go away I always know he is in very good hands 😀

5 From Alex on

We have just picked up our bunnies from Denise after 10 days away. So impressed with how they have been looked after - the space is great with plenty of room for them to stretch their legs. Denise makes sure they have plenty to keep them occupied with treat balls, tunnels and ramps. She has also spent time interacting with them and they both seem to recognise her and feel comfortable around her. The level of attention and care is fab and we'll definitely be asking Denise to look after our rabbits in the future.

5 From Esca on

Thank you Denise for having my piggies at such short notice. Fabulous set up, they settled straight away.

5 From Keilly Goddard on

A fantastic service offered by Denise!! I have two continental giant rabbits that are much larger than average sized rabbits with slightly more complex needs. Prior to booking, I was welcomed to view the accommodation to check suitability. It did not disappoint! After a lengthy chat, I couldn't have been happier to book in. Denise was very accommodating and was happy to adapt anything, if needed, to suit the needs of her guests. When we arrived to drop off our bunnies, the room was ready and it was clear Denise had listened to the 'little details' and had included new things to occupy my rabbits. She sent me regular updates and pictures so I knew they were in safe hands. I would highly recommend the services provided and would not hesitate in booking in again. Thank you so much!! Barney 🐰, Minnie 🐰 and Sam 😁

5 From Samantha on

I Collected my group of 7 rabbits on the 14th feb after their trial stay for a few days as they are normally outdoor bunnies i was a little nervous but denise made me feel relaxed and they will be fine and well looked after plus following my routine with feeding and also brushing Basil's long fur everyday!, I am also very pleased with the care and the size of the pens which gives them different levels to relax and play. Loved getting the updates and seeing photos on Facebook. Will definitely board my rabbits again in the future,

5 From Kasia on

Visited small paws guest house today to make sure the accommodation was right for my bunnies before booking for them to stay. What a wonderful set up! if I could have any set up for my bunnies this would be it. The pens are extremely spacious and offer different levels and activities for pets. Denise and her partner were very warm and welcoming and I can't wait for my bunnies to stay with these lovely people for their holibobs :)

5 From Abigail on

Just picked up my teddy (Guinea pig)from Denise after she has been looking after him while I was on holiday and I'm really pleased with the way Denise has looked after him and she even did me a video of his stay 😀 this boarding house isn't like any others that I've visited.The accommodation is large and it really felt like my teddy was the first one to use the pen its so clean and fresh. Denise obviously knows her stuff and explains how she settles them in and she texted me regular updates with photos. It is a little more expensive than some but is definitely worth it ,with peace of mind knowing he's safe and happy, booked in again for easter🐹 Would highly recommend small paws guest house to everybody Thankyou Denise from me and teddy see u again at easter.

5 From Alexandra on

Looks really professional ..what a great idea..ideal for all small pets..and they look very comfy and happy in their holiday homes🌿🍃🥕and meals look good too..brilliant👌 Jane

5 From Jane on

Thank you so much for looking after my rabbit on such short notice! Great service, very friendly lady owner! I'll be booking again next year for sure!

5 From Sarah on

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