We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsHamsters, Mice etc.
*Coronavirus Update* Please follow these steps to meet current social distancing measures. Thank you : ) Drop off: 1. Ring the doorbell and place your pet(s) in their cage or carrier case with their belongings at the sign that reads "Pop your pet here" (don't worry if your pet has a large cage, I will have help to carry it in afterwards). 2. After placing your pet, stand at the "Please Stand Here" sign. Once we have answered the door you can then go and enjoy your holiday! : ) In correspondence to this, we would much prefer payment to be made beforehand by online invoice or back transfer. Pick up: Send us a quick message to let us know when you are approx 5 mins away. We will then get your pet(s) and their belongings ready and pop them at the front door. I will then stay with your pet(s) until I see you arrive to collect them.
Unfortunately no viewings will be arranged until social distancing measures are lifted.
Pippin Pet Boarding is a small family business, we started boarding pets in July 2014. We have cared for Guinea pigs since 1998 and Rabbits since 2003 we also care for other small pets too such as: hamsters, gerbils, reptiles, rats, hedgehogs and small birds. We have cared for some exotic pets such as lizards and tortoises but rarely have these types of pets stay with us so if you require boarding for your exotic pet you must leave instructions on your pets daily care and also note that we do not have the proper facilities for these pets ready on site.
Boarding pets will be given plenty of attention as there will be only 9 lots of outdoor boarding rabbits/guinea pigs and 4-5 lots of indoor pets maximum staying at a time. They will be cared for down to their personal needs.
Outdoor boarding pets will be kept safe in a locked summer house away from any preditors such as foxes and out of the direct cold, wind, rain, snow and sun.
We have available to book Outdoors:
6ft Single hutches
7ft Single Hutches
6ft Double hutch (two floors)
7ft Double hutch (two floors)
Bluebell Lodge (with run)
We provide 140cm cages or you may bring your own indoor cage if we have space.
All rabbits and guinea pigs will also have access to our large outdoor runs which measure 10ft x 5ft and 8ft x 5ft, they will get at least 4 hours exercise every day or more if there are fewer boarders.
Pets such as hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, birds, reptiles etc will be kept in the house in their own cage/tank.
Rabbits & guinea pigs will get their daily exercise in our home built 8 ft x 5 ft run and 10 ft x 5 ft run. We have covers for the runs so pets will still be sheltered from the direct wind, rain and sun.
Indoor rabbits will exercise in our indoor boarding room and kitchen for a few hours, separately and will be supervised at all times because of this they will not be out of their cage for all of the day as I have to give my equal attention to other boarding pets. They are also able to exercise in the runs outdoors.
Health & Hygiene:
Please bring your rabbits vaccination card or send a clear photo of it. They must be protected against Myxomatosis & RVHD 1 & 2.
We can administer medication via syringe and apply any creams or eyedrops, a small contribution for these would be highly appreciated but is not compulsory.
All pets will exercise and be housed separatly unless they are bonded from the same household.
All rabbit and guinea pig hutches/cages will be cleaned out twice a week with disinfectant. Litter trays will be changed daily. Any soiled bedding will be changed daily.
Small Pet Boarding Prices
Please make sure that you select a preferred hutch/cage for your pet when booking and then we can give you a total cost. Thank you.
Outdoor Boarding: 120cm cage - £2.50 per day (for first pet) 140cm cage - £3.00 per day (for first pet) 160cm cage - £3.50 per day (for first pet) 6ft hutch - £4.00 per day (for first pet) 7ft hutch - £4.50 per day (for first pet) 6ft double hutch - £6.50 per day (for first pet) 7ft double hutch - £7.50 per day (for first pet) Bluebell Lodge - £9.00 per day (for first pet) + £1.50 for each additional pet sharing the same hutch/cage per day.
Indoor Boarding: Hamsters/Gerbils/Mice - £1.50 per day (per cage) Small Birds - £2.50 per day (for first pet) Rats - £2.50 per day (for first pet) Ferrets/Reptiles - £3.50 per day (for first pet) Guinea pigs - £3.00 per day (for first pet) Rabbits - £3.50 per day (for first pet) + £1.50 for each additional pet sharing the same hutch/cage per day.
Claw clipping for boarding Rabbits & Guinea pigs is £4.00 per pet or FREE for pets who have boarded here three times or more.
Services: GroomingClaw Clipping
We can provide: Fresh fruit/veg Meadow Hay Megazorb Bedding Food bowls Water bottles Medium sized Litter Trays Hay racks Cleaning disinfectant Large hutches and cages for pets boarding outdoors. Two 140cm cages for indoor rabbits and guinea pigs. Two large runs for exercise with rain covers.
Unfortunatly we cannot provide: Food Straw Woodshavings Toys or treats Cages/tanks for hamsters, reptiles, birds, gerbils, mice and rats.
You must bring your pets own food as switching foods can upset their tummy. You are more than welcome to leave instructions of your pets personal daily care.
Full payment is on arrival. No deposit is required. Viewings are welcome :)
Please make sure that you have read the terms and conditions page on our website for all important information.
I would highly recommend Pippin Pet Boarding. Charlotte has been looking after our hamsters for the past couple of years now and we have always received an excellent service. Charlotte is really friendly and from the first visit we knew our hamster would be in safe hands. Charlotte always sends us photo updates throughout their stay so you can see how they are getting on which is great!
From Richard Armatage on
Boarders Response:Thank you so much for your kind words Richard! :) x
Charlotte has looked after my 4 rabbits (2 pairs) a few times now and I am confident about leaving them with her. They seem to settle in nicely and are relaxed and happy on my return to pick them up. She obviously loves animals and I feel they are in safe hands.
From Lynne on
Boarders Response:Thank you very much Lynne! :) They are all such lovley bunnies, I don't won't them to leave! x
Our ten year old Rabbit Patch with cataracts,was looked after by Charlotte last month.He received excellent care during his two week stay. I would highly recommend any one leaving a much loved pet with Charlotte.it was lovely to receive up dates on Parch while we were away too. Many thanks again Charlotte for your devotion to our pets.
From Susan snelgrove on
Boarders Response:Thank you very much Susan! :) Hope to see lovely Patch again soon <3
Odie stayed with Charlotte twice now and I couldn't wish for better service, she really does a great job. She took great care of my ferret and I'll definitely always go back to her! Thank you â¤ï¸
From Diana on
Boarders Response:Thank you Diana! :) Miss him lots and hope to see him again soon! <3 x
Rupert , my little dwarf hamster , has just spent a week with Charlotte and he absolutely loved his time there !!! I think he actually misses her lol ðŸ˜Šâ¤ï¸ Absolutely amazing service and Charlotte was so flexible with drop off and pick up times , and I got regular picture updates which was sooo nice ! I will definitely always use Charlotte for all my little hammies ðŸ¹ðŸ¹ 10 out of 10 !!!
From Sarah on
Boarders Response:Thank you so much Sarah! :)
Charlotte looked after my 11 year old bunny for 6 weeks while I was in New Zealand. She is deaf and blind so needs special care. Charlotte was very attentive to her needs and treated her like her own. She also sent me regular updates to let me know that she was okay. I would highly recommend Pippin Boarding for any small animal.
From Glenda Needham on
Boarders Response:Thanks so much Glenda :) Look forward to seeing Winifred again very soon! :)
My two bunnies sooty and sweep stayed with pippin pet boarding over Christmas and New year
Charlotte who took great care of them was very nice and welcomed them both she sent me regular updates and pictures of the rabbits while I was away. They received great care and attention and I would definitely take them back there for their next holiday.....
From Leah on
Boarders Response:Thanks Leah! Hope to see the bunnies again soon! :)
Nibbles has been staying regularly at Pippin over the last couple of years and has now been joined by his best friend Isabelle who also loves going there on her holidays. I'm always so happy to get photos and updates while I'm away and know that my bunnies are safe and well. Fantastic as always- thank you!
From Susie Campbell on
Boarders Response:Thank you Susie! :) They are both such lovley bunnies together <3 Always enjoy taking care of them! :) x
I would highly recommend Pippin pet boarding to anyone and everyone.
Its a home from home enviroment and we left are bunnies here for the 1st time with Charlotte who i feel really cares for your pets, Charlotte also gave us regular updates while we were away which was very reassuring.
We will definitely be returning.
From Robert Henson on
Boarders Response:Thanks so much Robert! :) Looking forward to caring for the bunnies again!
An incredible pet boarding service! Our bunnies have stayed here twice now for extended stays, and are booked in for a future holiday later this year. Excellent communication, facilities and a friendly face was exactly what made us feel secure leaving our 3 bunnies here.
From Danielle on
Boarders Response:Thank you for your kind words Danielle! :) x
Just collected Nibbles bunny after a 12 day stay, absolutely delighted with the care heâ€™s received, he looks healthy and happy. I had daily updates and photos, five stars in every respect and I would highly recommend Pippin Pet boarding. Fantastic - grateful thanks
From Susie Campbell on
Boarders Response:Thanks so much Susie! It’s a pleasure to take care of such a lovely bunny! 🐰
Charlotte is the kindest and most loving surrogate mum for my precious rabbit! I feel that she is loved and given so much attention when staying. We get regular updates and pictures and I feel happy and content that she is well when away.
Thanks again charlotte ðŸ˜ƒ
From Charlotte Bramley on
Boarders Response:Thank you so much Charlotte! :) x
Amazing place. Our bunny loves staying here and has even made friends with Charlotte's dog! She's a fussy rabbit with health.problems but I always feel.relaxed knowing She's getting excellent care.
From Adam on
Boarders Response:Thanks so much! :) x
Reggie & Ralphy have stayed twice this summer with Charlotte. Ralphy is an indoor rabbit & can be a bit mischievous, but Charlotte was happy to welcome him back (phew). Fortunately Reggie is an angel. Both bunnies come home happy. Peace of mind makes our holiday all the more enjoyable. Would fully recommend.
From Anne Khatker on
Boarders Response:Thanks so much Anne! I have really enjoyed taking care of the bunnies :)
I have been taking my rabbits to pippin pet boarding for a few years. Charlotte is very loving and caring to them and they are very well looked after. She always goes the extra mile to check they stay healthy and send messages to let you know they are ok. They enjoy their holiday as much as us!!
From Dawn jesson on
Boarders Response:Thank you Dawn!! :) I have really enjoyed taking care of such lovley bunnies! :) x
Millie has just stayed for a week again.she loves staying as she has a big hutch and a big run outside and lots of attention off charlotte.charlotte is very accommodating and nothing too much trouble.she is lovely.
From Jane Smart on
Boarders Response:Thanks so much Jane! :) I have loved taking care of Millie!
Barney the rabbit loves his stays with you. It is very clean, lovely roomy (big!) hutches, & Charlotte loves all the boarders who come to stay with her like they were her own. Great small animal hotel.....
From hazel wainwright on
Boarders Response:Thank you Hazel!😊 Always a pleasure taking care of Barney 🐰 X
I've been coming here for about 2 years now and the service they provide are absolutely fantastic. So accommodating for my numerous pets that come here and they absolutely love it. Reasonably priced and a lovely environment for your pet to be. Couldn't recommend this place any more!!!! Love it!
From Bethanie dennis on
Boarders Response:Thanks so much 😊 We always enjoy looking after Hope, Faith and Marvin of course! 🐰🐰🐹
Excellent service and looked after 7 year old Jasper very well. He was so content when I picked him up and had been brushed every day! Fantastic service, even sending photos and texts to me. We will definitely be back ðŸ°
From Pippa Thomas on
Our pet rabbit (ralph) has stayed with Charlotte quite a few times . The service she offers is absolutely wonderful . Ralph always enjoys her stay & Charlotte is always very attentive & looks after her extremely well , highly recommended!
From Lindsay fitchett on
Nellie, our fussy house rabbit, stays with Charlotte on a regular basis and receives exactly the same care and love she gets at home. It is Nellieâ€™s second home and Charlotte always sends regular pictures and texts to let us know all is well.
One time Nellie needed a vet ; Charlotte did not hesitate and promptly sorted everything ensuring Nellie stayed a very happy bunny.
We know Nellie has fun there, is part of the family and is spoilt. We wouldnâ€™t send her anywhere else.
From Sheila on
"Our two boys Amigo and Rhino (guinea pigs) stayed with Charlotte for a week, they were well looked after and happy. We will definitely be asking Charlotte to have them again. Thank you Charlotte :-) "
From Sarah Mann on
Our rabbit stayed with charlotte for 15 days and was well looked after while we were away on holiday last september,benny is now going away to bunny boarding for is xmas holls (11days) as we are now looking forward to our hols yet again knowing benny will be well looked after.