We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsReptilesHamsters, Mice etc.
Pippin Pet Boarding is a small family business, we started boarding pets in July 2014. We are proud winners of the Best Pet Boarding Service - North Yorkshire 2021/22 by the Yorkshire Presige awards and have cared for Guinea pigs and rabbits for over 20 years. We also care for other small pets too such as: hamsters, gerbils, reptiles, rats and small birds.
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:
160cm XL cage
6ft Single hutches
7ft Single Hutches
6ft Double hutch (two floors)
7ft Double hutch (two floors)
Bluebell Lodge (with run)
Bumblebee Lodge (with run)
We provide 120cm, 140cm and 160cm cages (with attached pen for rabbits) or you may bring your own indoor cage if we have space.
Please bring your own cage/tank/gerbilarium for Pets such as hamsters, gerbils, rats, birds, reptiles etc.
Rabbits will get their daily exercise in our home built 8 ft x 5 ft run and 10 ft x 5 ft run and guinea pigs will exercise in our 5ft x 2ft run. We have covers for the runs so pets will still be sheltered from the direct wind, rain and sun.
Indoor rabbits will have a small custom made pen which will attach to their cage for most of the day.
Pets such as hamsters, gerbils, rats, birds, reptiles etc will be kept in the house in their own cage/tank unless you have requestsed them to be handled or have bought an exersise ball with you (hamsters)
Health & Hygiene:
Please bring your rabbits vaccination card or send a clear photo of it. They must be protected against Myxomatosis & RVHD 1 & 2. 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. All accommodation is steam cleaned inbetween guests. Litter trays will be changed daily. Any soiled bedding will be changed daily.
Small Pet Boarding Prices
In Summerhouse: 140cm cage - £5.00 per day (for first pet) 160cm XL cage - £5.50 per day (for first pet) 6ft hutch - £6.00 per day (for first pet) 7ft hutch - £6.50 per day (for first pet) 6ft double hutch - £8.00 per day (for first pet) 7ft double hutch - £8.50 per day (for first pet)
Outside: Bluebell Lodge - £9.50 per day (for first pet) Bumblebee Lodge - £9.50 per day (for first pet)
+ £1.50 for each additional pet sharing the same hutch/cage per day.
Hamsters/Gerbils/Mice (own cage) - £2.00 per day (per cage) Small Birds (own cage) - £2.50 per day (for first pet) Rats (own cage) - £3.50 per day (for first pet) Guinea pigs (140cm cage/120cm cage/own cage) £5.00 per day (for first pet) Rabbits (cage with attached pen) £6.50 per day (for first pet) Reptiles (own tank) - £5.50 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.
Guinea pig grease gland clean £5 per pig.
Services: GroomingClaw Clipping
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. :)
A 20% non refundable deposit will be reqired to secure bookings.
Viewings are welcome.
Please make sure that you have read the terms and conditions page on our website for all important information.
I cannot recommend Charlotte and Pippin Pet Boarding enough. Lyra always loves her stays with Charlotte and is well looked after and pampered. Charlotte updates you frequently with photos, which we really look forward to whilst on holiday. The booking system is easy to use, and the drop off and pick up times are very versatile.
Charlotte/Pippin Pet Boarding will always be our first choice holiday destination for Lyra! If I could leave more than 5 stars I would!
From Scott on
I can not recommend Charlotte enough. She always goes above and beyond with looking after my bunny Mr Rosie. I get so anxious leaving him, but Mr Rosie absolutely loves Charlotte and I always feel at ease leaving him with her.
He boarded with Charlotte twice this summer and one was for a whole month, which is the longest I've ever left him and I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving him with anyone but her for so long!
Thank you Charlotte for always going the extra mile to give him lots of attention and cuddles and for brushing him so wonderfully. He will be back again next summer for sure! ðŸ¥°
From Zoe on
I cannot recommend Charlotte and Pippin Pet Boarding highly enough!
It was the first time we'd boarded our rabbit since the death of his partner last year, and so I was a little nervous about leaving him. Charlotte was so accommodating and helpful, and sent us loads of pictures and updates.
Our rabbit is so chilled out after his stay, and so are we!
From Alex on
Absolutely amazing! Kept up to date regularly and with photos which is very reassuring when away. Definitely in the best hands here and am looking to rebook for our next holiday. Cannot recommend enough. Truly exceptional
From Vicki Lazenby on
Excellent, friendly and reliable service. We enjoy our holidays more knowing our rabbits are well looked after and cared for and love the regular updates we receive about them.
From Jodie Smith on
Lovely place for our bunnies to stay! Charlotte cares for them really well, is so friendly and always sends photos of them when we are away which is a lovely touch! Feel confident they are in good hands when we are away.
From Eileen Wilson on
Pippin Pet Boarding is a well run, professional small pet boarding business that I have used a number of years for my two rabbits. I can't recommend highly enough and would not let my rabbits stay with anyone else. Charlotte (owner) responds quickly to requests and always sends updates and photos of my rabbits while they are on their 'holiday'. Fantastic place.
From Matthew Walker on
Charlotte regularly looks after my 3 bunnies and I'm totally confident they're in safe and capable hands so I never worry about them at all. Fab service, you can tell they are loved and cared for with her.
From Lynne on
We use Pippin Pet Boarding on a regular basis for our Bearded Dragon- they are fab! We feel so at ease leaving him, we get regular updates and pictures and they have been so flexible with us sometimes having awkward drop off and pick up times. Would 100% recommend.
From Suzanne on
Charlotte at Pippin provides a wonderful boarding service for our two rabbits. They are well looked after with plenty of space in the run on the grass and are always returned clean and happy. I highly recommend this business.
From Matthew Walker on
Boarders Response:Thank you Matthew! We really appreciate your kind words! Hope to see the bunnies again soon! :)
Charlotte took such good care of my rabbit. She spent so much time giving him cuddles and looking after him as much as possible and i was so happy to receive updates with photos letting me know that he was happy and well. I have my rabbit booked in again and feel very confident leaving him with her :)
From Zoe on
Boarders Response:Thanks so much for your review Zoe! :) He is one of the sweetest bunnies and it's a pleasure to take care of him!
Charlotte was so lovely to deal with right from the first enquiry I made. We left our 2 Guinea pigs with her for a week & they were so well looked after & receiving regular picture updates of them was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend Pippin Pet boarding & will be using them again. Thank you x
From Laura on
Boarders Response:Thank you Laura! :) I'm very much looking forward to seeing the piggies again soon! :) x
Charlotte did a great job of looking after our pets (Mr Walnut, a rat; and Pickle and Chips, our budgies).
She made sure she fully understood how to keep them healthy and happy, and kept us updated with photos of them relaxing at Pippin Pet Boarding. Our pets were chilled, happy and in good shape when we picked them up. I cannot recommend this place highly enough!
From Liz Rylott on
Boarders Response:Thanks so much Liz, I really appreciate your comments! :) It's a pleasure to look look after them all and hope to see them again soon!
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.