Bobtails Boarding

11 Nailers Way
DE56 0HT

Tel: 01773829079

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea Pigs

Bobtails is a small boarding business run by myself, with support from my husband. Having kept many pets of our own over the years, rescued and nursed many rabbits and guineas. I have developed a wealth of knowledge. Here at Bobtails animals come first.


Rabbits and guineas are kept in a large summerhouse. The cages are built in and of generous size, and can be doubled in size if required by removal of a partition panel. There is heating in the winter, and fans for keeping cool on those rare hot summer days.


Pets are exercised daily in large play pens that are raised off the floor with removeable floors, so they can be disinfected between each pet. We have runs on the grass for guineas. Also rabbits may take it in turns to exercise in a large gravelled area outside. Unfortunately we can't excersize rabbits on the grass, as it is not ideal for them to graze where other rabbits have urinated.

Health & Hygiene:

All rabbits are required to be vaccinated. We also ask that the owner check their pets health before arrival, eg. the pet is eating well, and that rabbits have clean bottoms. If your pet requires special attention we are happy to accomodate by prior arrangement. We require your vets details, but in an emergency we would use our local vet if nearer.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Single cages cost £4.00 per day
Double cages cost £8.00 per day
2 guineas sharing £6.00 per day
We can accommodate one house rabbit at a time or house guineas at £6.00 per day
These charges include the day or part day of arrival and the day of departure.
Also included is any fresh food required and as much hay as they can eat. Also included in the price is claw clipping if required.
Any special requirements can be catered for eg grooming, washing, medication etc at an additional modest charge.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

We offer grooming for rabbits.
Claw clipping for rabbits and guineas.
Dietry advice and change.
Rabbit introduction.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Just picked up Hoppy from Dawn's after a two week stay and I can't praise Dawn enough. He had never been in bunny boarding before but Dawn looked after him very, very well. As soon as you meet Dawn she fills you with confidence, she just knows what she is doing and loves rabbits! Don't look anywhere else to board your bunny!

5 From Mrs Pass on

I wouldn't want to leave my rabbit anywhere else when we go away. Dawn is friendly, reliable and definitely knows her animals. She provides a brilliant service and I would highly recommend her. I am so glad we found her.

5 From Jo Johnson on

We have been very impressed with Bobtails Boarding. Our two GP's have been looked after by Dawn for a week whilst we went away. It was very reassuring to know they were in her care. We will be using Bobtails again and would recommend them to anyone - you couldn't get better. Thanks again Dawn

5 From Fiona on

This is the first time our rabbits have holidays with Dawn but this won't be the last. Dawn has taken excellent care of our rabbits. She is very knowledgeable and has many years of experience. The accommodation is excellent, purpose built and the rabbits have good access to the gravelled run area. Thank you for taking such good care of our rabbits, it is great to have found such a wonderful lady offering a top class service.

5 From Woodland womble on

I can not praise Bobtails highly enough. Dawn truly loves animals, which is very apparent in the way she cares for other peoples pets. I have boarded many rabbits and guinea pigs at Bobtails for more than 10 years and I can always leave them with confidence knowing that they will be looked after to the highest standard. If a pet is taken ill during their stay then Dawn will expertly assess the situation and take the appropriate action. Cleanliness is of prime importance with Dawn and your pet can be assured of five star accommodation. If anyone is contemplating boarding their pets during holidays etc. I would highly recommend Bobtails as you will be able to relax just knowing that your pets are in good hands.

5 From Denise Hewing on

I have used Bobtails for nearly 10 years and cannot recommend them highly enough. Over the years we have had 6 rabbits who have holidayed with Dawn. The accommodation is always spotlessly clean and tidy, with large hutches and space to run around outside. My rabbits love the plentiful and varied fresh food provided daily, chopped into bite size pieces and always come home looking really well for their time there. I can go away and relax safe in the knowledge that if one of my rabbits is ill Dawn will recognise it and look after them accordingly, whether that is taking them to the vet, administering prescribed medicine or feeding them individually. Dawn's expert rabbit knowledge and genuine care and concern for the animals in her care makes Bobtails the only place I would take my rabbits.

5 From Claire Flux on

We are so glad that we found Bobtails Boarding in Belper. Dawn offers a professional, experienced and friendly pet boarding service. Our guinea pigs Moomin and Edward were clearly happy and well taken care off, perhaps they wanted to stay! The cages and were spotlessly clean and roomy. Dawn at Bobtails cares for your small animals just like they are her own. Highly recommend.

5 From Mrs. Hutchby on

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We are close to the main A6 through Belper and ten minutes from the A38.

Open Hours

Opening hours are
Mon 10-6pm
Tues 10-6pm
Wed 10-6pm
Fri 10-6pm
Sat & Sun 10-1pm
Appointments are required for delivery and collection. Times may be varied by prior arrangement.

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