4 Little Paws

1 Sutton Spring Wood
S44 5XF

Tel: 07791 745624
Email: enquiries@4littlepaws.co.uk
Web: http://www.4littlepaws.co.uk
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea Pigs

4 Little Paws was established in 2009 and offers a specialist small pet boarding service. We are a small, family team of animal lovers and will care for your pets as if they were our own. We are fully insured. We live in a peaceful, woodland hamlet, near Chesterfield, close to J29A and J29 of the M1. We are ideally placed to serve customers from South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and beyond.

The founder of 4 Little Paws has an FdSc in Animal Science and a certificate in Animal First Aid and is very passionate about animal care and welfare, staying up to date with the latest recommendations and advances.

We can accommodate rabbits and guinea pigs at our home based boarding centre.

We offer short term holiday care as well as long term boarding.

We also offer a local pet taxi service.

Visit our Facebook page to see our 5* customer reviews, and our website for more information.


Here at 4 Little Paws we offer high quality, spacious and secure outdoor accommodation for rabbits and guinea pigs.

Our superior cage and hutch free timber outdoor rabbit boarding cabins are 10ft (3m) long allowing rabbits to safely play and exercise 24/7, whatever the weather. Each rabbit (or bonded pair / group) will stay in their very own cabin for the duration of their holiday.

Guinea pigs stay in 6ft hutches or a 4ft timber playhouse (May - September only) We can accommodate small and large groups of rabbits or guinea pigs. All boarding groups will be kept separately from other boarding groups.

You can rest assured that your little pet will receive a healthy diet, lots of exercise time, toys and above all lots of care and attention during its stay with us.

We will provide your rabbit or guinea pig with plenty of fresh meadow hay, and a varied and balanced selection of fresh herbs, forage and green vegetables daily. We ask that you bring your own dried food (pellets or muesli) to avoid any digestive upsets.


For rabbits, our secure cabins provide the opportunity to exercise in the included fully covered run area 24/7. Our cabins give plenty of room for hopping and binkying whatever the weather and have toys and tunnels included.

For guinea pigs our spacious 6ft hutches and playhouse offer plenty of room to stretch their little legs.

*As responsible boarders, we do not use runs on grass, as grass cannot be effectively cleaned or disinfected between guests, and would risk the transmission of bacteria, viruses and parasites*

Health & Hygiene:

All rabbits must have up to date (within the last 12 months) vaccinations for myxomatosis and RHD (aka VHD), and RHD2, and certificates must be shown on arrival.

We will provide access to a rabbit savvy vet whenever needed (at Dronfield Veterinary Practice).

All our accommodation is thoroughly cleaned between guests using high strength veterinary disinfectant, and steam. Our rabbit cabin runs have a built in floor, covered with hygienic cushioned vinyl flooring. We do not put boarding rabbits or guinea pigs on grass, as it is not possible to disinfect grass between customers, providing a potential health risk.

Please enquire if you have a pet with medical or special needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.

We will give your little pet daily health checks, and monitor their behaviour and food and water intake to ensure they remain happy and healthy whilst in our care.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Prices for outdoor rabbit boarding in our 10ft cabins start from £10 per night - see our website for full pricing details and options.

Prices for guinea pigs start at £7 per night.

Payment by cash, bank transfer, or PayPal.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

We can provide grooming and claw clipping services upon request to our boarding customers, for a small charge.

We can also provide a pet taxi service, and a collection and drop off service for boarding pets.

We can offer long term, short term and day boarding services.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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We have used 4 little paws for our guinea pigs to stay during our summer hols.. the outdoor hutches are really nice & lots of space for them to explore etc. Lauren is really nice & really cares for the animals in her care, we recommend her for your animals to stay whilst on your holidays.... 🐹🐰👍

5 From Phil Cotterill on

Our rabbits have boarded with 4 Little Paws several times. The bunny cabins are clean, spacious and in a lovely quiet location. It's clear that Lauren puts a lot of time and effort into ensuring the rabbits are well cared for. We wouldn't leave our rabbits anywhere else.

5 From Vanessa on

Lauren has looked after my rabbits for the last four years, including an extended period whilst we had the garden landscaped She is very knowledgeable about rabbits and keeps up to date with recommended welfare advice. The accommodation is spacious and hygienic and Lauren includes toys and hides to keep the bunnies occupied. The rabbits also benefit from the yummy woodland forage which is really good for them and mine love!

5 From Kathy on

I wouldn't trust anyone else to look after my babies. Lauren is extremely knowledgeable and caring and the facilities are second to none.

5 From Elaine Marshall on

I took my two bunnies to stay and they were in bunny heaven. Lauren has such a lot of knowledge and cares for the pets who board with her at such a high standard. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services.

5 From Kate Kitching on

Lovely place, highly recommend. Our girls (guinea pigs) have had 2 holidays so far and will be back again. They are well cared for and we received excellent tips for caring for them.

5 From Yvette Martin on

My rabbit (Honey) has been to Lauren (4 little paws) 3 times so in to be 4. I honestly would not send her anywhere else, I am truly relaxed in the fact I've left Honey in safe hands whilst I'm away. In fact it's Honeys holiday too she's loves It, straight off exploring in her cabin. All very safe clean and secure very organised service, Lauren is always sat waiting with a friendly smile. So glad I found this boarding Carnt recommend highly enough!!!

5 From Laura Chapman on

Fantastic place my rabbits love staying here customer service is brilliant Lauren is amazing and I know they are both well looked after will be back next year already booked in .

5 From Joanne hayes on

Lauren has looked after many of our rabbits over the past 5 years and we have always been 100% confident that they were safe, happy and well looked after. We wouldn't leave our rabbits with anyone else, as Lauren is very knowledgeable and clearly loves all rabbits and small furries. The accommodation provided is spacious, clean and suitable for rabbits (which isn't always the case with other small pet boarding establishments!). We have always been completely happy with Lauren's friendly, reliable and efficient service. Highly recommended.

5 From Michelle on

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The boarding centre is based in Sutton Springs Wood, near Calow, Chesterfield, and is minutes away from J29A and J29 of the M1 and is ideally suited to cover Chesterfield, Sheffield and Rotherham, but of course we welcome customers from all over Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and beyond.

Open Hours

Mon - Sat: 9am - 11am and 4pm - 6pm. All visitors strictly by appointment only, as the boarding facility is based at our family home.

Please contact us via email to arrange to visit or with any questions and to check availability.

Due to the nature of the service we provide, we are not always available to answer the phone, but we aim to respond to emails within 24 hours.

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