Small Pet Holiday Boarding

Licensed by North West Leicestershire District Council 2018

Mitchell Springs Farm
Long Whatton
LE12 5BX

Tel: 07973 890366
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsHamsters, Mice etc.

My name is Tara and I live on a small farm where I run a private horse livery yard. I have had horses, dogs, cats and small furries throughout my life.
I wanted to start small animal holiday boarding because I have the perfect opportunity to house and care for animals, I live on the premises so am not just around during working hours to look after them.


We have all brand new, purpose built large, safe and secure hutches in a stable block.
All hutches have their own bedrooms with adjoining play area. They have mesh fronts so there is adequate lighting and ventilation.
In winter months the boarding stable can be heated to provide year round holidays.
We can accommodate tortoises etc.
Pet goats can come on their holidays too!! As well as your feathered friends!
We also can now accommodate cats!!
Just ask if you have a pet that's not listed!!

Please bring your own foods so tummies are not upset by a change.
We will provide fresh grass, fruit and veg and hay daily.
Water and feed bowls can be provided
If your pet uses a litter tray please feel free to bring it along as well as any favourite toys.


We have secure runs with covered areas for exercise in the stable block.
NB these runs are only suitable for rabbits and guinea pigs.
As we have plenty of secure space, please feel free to bring exercise balls for your pet.

Health & Hygiene:

I would prefer that all bunny guests are vaccinated against myxomatosis and VHD (viral haemorrhagic disease) and vaccination cards with need to be provided. However, please specify if yours isn't as we may still be able to cater for you in an isolation hutch if at all possible.

If your pet appears to be ill or has an injury and has not been seen by a vet then we will not be able to accept them for a stay.
If however they are currently on medication or on a treatment program then please call and we can discuss your needs and weather or not we can help.

Should your pet show signs of illness whilst staying with us, we will take them to our local vet as soon as possible (unless your vet is in reasonable distance) we will do our utmost to contact you to explain the situation PRIOR to any vet visits.
ANY veterinary attention given is solely the responsibility of the owner and all bills must be paid in full on collection. (Copies of vets bills will be provided).

Hygiene is very important to us and all hutches and equipment are totally disinfected with Trigene when our little lodgers check out.

Your pet will not mix with any other visitor whilst in our care.


Small Pet Boarding Prices

Our prices are based per day that your pet stays with us, not per night.
DAY 1 is counted as drop off day
If you collect your pet between 9am and 10am on pick up day, you will not be charged for that day.


Payment is either cash or cheque on arrival, with any additional costs to be paid in full on collection.
A non refundable deposit of £10 is required to confirm bookings for peak times in the summer (June, July, August).

RABBIT £4.00
Bonded pair (same hutch). £7.00

Bonded pair (same hutch) £5.00

MICE , HAMSTERS, GERBILS (own cage). £2.25
Additional in same cage. £1

RAT (own cage) £2.50
Additional rat (same cage). £1

CHINCHILLA (own cage). £3.50
Bonded pair (same cage). £6.00

Additional tortoises. £1.50

Additional dogs. £10
Outside kennelled dog. £20
Additional dogs sharing. £10 each
Doggy day care (8.30am-6.30pm) £15
Additional dog. £10

1 CAT £8
2 cats (sharing). £12
3 cats (sharing). £18

Additional goats sharing stable. £5

HORSE holiday livery available. POA

If your pet is not listed please ring to see if we can accommodate them.

PLEASE NOTE double rates apply for Xmas Eve, Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day

No monies will be refunded on early return.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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My beautiful Rabbit Galaxy stayed with the amazing Tara he was so beautifully looked after I would highly recommend this place.Tara really did look after my precious rabbit he came home smelling lovely and clean and was well happy I've no hesitation to take him there again thank you tara love debs galaxy🐰🐰🐰xxx

5 From Debs on

Amazing the Guinea pigs absolutely love it. Feel so comfortable leaving them to go on holiday. Its like home from home

5 From Michelle on

Super super place! Total confidence in leaving Skye with Tara, she adores the freedom and space and not sure she always wants to come home!!! Thanks so much HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

5 From John Coats on

What can I say...... Our beloved boy loved his time with Tara! She is really natural around dogs and we had no worries about him staying. We have just got a new pup too now and they are both already booked in for their hols this summer!!

5 From Sara Hunt on

Absolutely fantastic day care, not only does Tara look after our dog like one of her own but she cares for and loves him which really shows. Oscar loves going to the farm and playing with the other dogs especially Inka but as soon as he hears Tara's voice his tail starts wagging. When we pick him up we can tell that he has had a fantastic day and has been well looked after, we can't ask for anything more. I would never take Oscar anywhere else it is a real 5 star service.

5 From Vicky & Matt on

We looked at lots of other holiday boarding homes for our precious house rabbit Rupert (poo to his friends) and have just collected him after 1 week in Tara's care. We are extremely happy with the clean, warm & gentle attention that Poo received & cannot praise Tara enough. Many thanks & we see you again soon, from the Canns, Leicester xx

5 From Bev & Rupert on

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Note: Map only shows approximate location.


We are 10 mins from M1 junction 23 and 24
5 mins from Loughborough
7 mins from East Midlands Airport

Open Hours

8.30am - 6pm Mon-Sat

4.30pm - 6pm Sun and bank holidays

To book a room for your pet 10am until 6pm

If you want to ring whilst you are away to see how your pet is 9.30am until 6pm

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