Toggles Pet Boarding

The Gingerbread House
Thistledown Farm
Bowerheath, Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 5EE


Tel: 07768106186
Email: toggle58@hotmail.co.uk

Please mention you found us on: findpetboarding.com


About our Small Pet Boarding

Small pet boarding centre,, someone attending at all times, friendly, experienced keepers in all livestock. previously worked as veterinary nurse, assisted in all care including surgery,and have given courses. plus have over 40 years experience in animal husbandry ,and kept/keep and bred numerous types of exotics,rodents. farm animals,horses, and currently keep a herd of alpacas.wallabys.mara.skunks,ferrets,tarantulas, horses terrapins tortoises.snakes rats,pigs,sheep.goats,mice etc We are happy to take all pets including rats and mice, and we will take ferrets. exotics welcome, skunks, pygmy hedgehogs, tarantulas tortoises,reptiles etc. We can also take chickens, pigs ponies, .etc. Leave your pet with confidence, all year round boarding, open 365 days a year, we can take short notice bookings. Fresh fruit and veg fed daily fresh meadow hay,.and all specialist hard feed supplied. we are quite flexible and will help out with your needs, please note your pet will be checked on arrival any pets that look poorly or have a condition will be discussed at the time and may be left in our quarantine department,we can also give any meds or injections during their stay.. please contact for any details and more info,! we also do home visits for all pets inc Cats, email for details

Accommodation:

All small domestic pets are housed in large indoor cages, rabbits/guinea pigs have large 6 ft indoor hutches.

Exercise:

As they are larger hutches we feel this is adequate for their exercise needs while they are staying, for safety and hygeine purposes no outside/grass runs are available. as we only house in areas that can be disinfected between boarders and this cant be done in grass runs, so avoiding cross infection and any viruses
although we dont do outside runs we have a giant run in stable where they will go for an explore and play each day.

Health & Hygiene:

all cages bowls and equipment are cleaned with virkon after each boarder, rabbits are sprayed regularly as a fly strike preventitive and is charged at £1 per rabbit per stay.,

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Prices vary from pet to pet and if your pets are housed together, POA, prices start from £3 per day.

There is a £20 deposit (non refundable) at the time of booking,paid by bank transfer. and our minimum charge is £20 for shorter stays, we do discounts for long term boarders for people who need longer stays due to moving,travel or hospital stays etc. Short notice bookings taken if we have spaces.. rates are per 'day' and includes the day of dropping off and picking up. PLEASE NOTE
the balance is payable in cash on the day of dropping your pets off,we no longer accept cheques due to many being returned. Also if you pick up your pet early, the days booked will still be charged for.,please note booking enquiries will be held open for 24 hours if a deposit is not paid within that time the booking will be cancelled as we will take it it is no longer required, , all pets must arrive in a secure pet carrier,please do not bring them in cages or cardboard boxes,and do not bring bowls and water bottles as these are supplied, any toys/beds you bring for your pet is left at your own risk.

Other Services

If you want nail clipping done while your pet is boarding please state thiis on your booking in form when signing your pet in, it will be done at a cost of £3 per pet,we also do grooming, and ivermec (mite)treatment for guinea pigs. also top and tail for Rabbits ,if any meds need administering this can be done including injections.
we also cater for the larger pet, such as goats, pet pigs etc, all on our 7 acre holding. Apart from boarding, you can also bring your pet to us any time for nail clipping, fly strike preventative sprays on rabbits, mite preventative treatment for guinea pigs, grooming etc. contact us for details.All pets must arrive in a secure pet carrier,which you will leave with your pet,.do not bring cages unless arranged prior to dropping off. PLEASE READ ALL MY TERMS BEFORE BOOKING IN AS THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS,THANK YOU

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Reviews from Our Guests

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This is the first time i have used toggles pet boarding and was so impressed with the caring and professional service provided by Carol. Excellent care by a true animal lover. Percy 23/9/2017

5 From percy on

My 4 ferrets enjoyed their week long stay with Carol. Thanks very much

5 From carly hicks on

We were worried about leaving our 2 bunnies at boarding for the first time but they happy, healthy and content when we picked them up and had obviously been well cared for. The journey was the only stressful part. We have just booked for a second time with Toggles and can go away on holiday safe in the knowledge our bunnies will be well cared for.

5 From Rachel Dunn on

Its great to find someone I can leave my rats with while I'm away, I think they came back looking happier and healthier than when I left them! Thanks again.

5 From Terry on

We are so happy with the care Toggles Pet Boarding gave our rabbits and guinea pigs. The animals are clearly put first and it is a very clean and comfortable place for pets to stay. Thank you so much!

5 From Gina on

We boarded our guinea pigs, hamster and parrot with Carol and were more than satisfied. Good fascilities, excellent care.We found Carol to be very experienced in the care of all animals. Our pets were returned to us happy, healthy and relaxed. In fact Im not sure they wanted to come home! We will be back next year for sure. Many thanks from, Gerry and Gertie, Hugo and Charlie..xx

5 From val on

We were so relieved to find someone to care for our ferrets whilst on holiday. The site is lovely and we felt very assured that they would be well cared for and given lots of love and attention. Toggles went out of their way to help us and we are very grateful for everything.

5 From Jenny Babb on

Carol did a great job looking after our leopard gecko on several occasions.

5 From Tony on

toggle looked after our bugies a tortoise and 2 guinea pigs for 3 weeks while we were in spain, our pets also had a great holiday while we were away, they had lots of attention, and came home happy healthy and content, i will definately be using toggles pet boarding again and thoroughly recommend it to others, toggle is friendly,dedicated to what she does,passionate about all her animals, and has a great place out in the sticks, thanks to toggle and our pets send love and lots xxxxx's janet and steve Leven

5 From steve on

We boarded our two guinea pigs, Bubble and Squeak, with Toggles for two weeks last summer and have just booked them in again for this year. We were very happy with the care our pets received last time, Carol is very caring and we would definitely recommend Toggles to anyone looking for quality pet care.

5 From Charlotte Heron on

Carol looked after our 19 rabbits (a selection of breeds from Giants, Rex, Mini and Frenchies) while we were on holiday for 18 days. I cannot praise her enough as all my bunnies young and old have been returned to me in the best of health. I would not hesitate to leave them at Toggle again as they have obviously had a very good experience and have returned very happy and contented. The facilities are good safe and secure and all had plenty of space hay straw love and attention. Thank you once again Carol my bunnies sent love and gratitude and would not hesitate to stay with you again. Janet Wardell, Dunstable

5 From Janet Wardell on

Thank you for looking after our rabbits while we were away. They all came back happy and healthy, and we had a stress free holiday knowing they were well cared for . Toggle is very nice and experienced and we will most definitely be using Toggles Boarding again. Thoroughly recommended.

5 From Lisa on

Rabbits were happy and healthy when i collected after my holiday, the outbuillding was spacious and light, was clean, very friendly atmosphere, will definitely leave my pets their on future holidays

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Location

We are in Bowerheath on a unclassified road running between common lane and Bowerheath Lane. The best way is from the lower Luton Road up the B652 Bowerheath Lane,turn right immediately after Kingsheath mobile home park, we are the entrance on right, after four oaks farm, clearly saying The gingerbread house, THISTLEDOWN FARM on both sides of the fence.if you get to large solid wooden gates youve gone to far.if you cant find me then please ring for directions,please do not disturb my neighbours asking directions.and please make sure you are at correct address again so as not to disturb my neighbours There is no bell if gate is locked if you cant see anyone please ring me, but if you are expected then someone will be there.

Open Hours

We deal with bookings and enquiries in business hours. times are between 9am and 6pm only,any contact outside these hours will not be dealt with/.dropping off and picking up pets is strictly by appointment only, within the following times only.april to oct. sundays 4pm-6pm, mondays to fridays 2.30pm to 6pm,,saturdays 10am-6pm. nov to march hours sundays 4.30-5pm only. mon to fri's 3 to 5pm and sats 10am to 4pm please note if you turn up ( without first making an appointment within these times) we will be unable to help you..please read all my terms, conditions and opening times as by law I have to abide by them with NO exceptions..
We are open 365 days of the year, but no dropping off or collection on Christmas eve/ day/ boxing day, new years day or easter sunday,.after booking in your pet you will be required to contact us the day prior to dropping off to arrange a suitable time. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE IT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO ARRANGE A DROPPING OFF TIME.please make sure your holiday / travel plans fit within my times for dropping off your pets, Please do not expect me to open after hours, if you are delayed on returning from your holiday,you will have to pick up your pet the following day, thank you.
please note. withheld numbers are blocked so will not ring through to my phone,



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