North-East Small Furries Retreat (pet hotel + day spa)

South Shields
Tyne and Wear

Tel: 07809466194
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsHamsters, Mice etc.


Fully insured, CRB checked, we are located in the North east of England and offer exceptional care for small furries. As a former veterinary nurse you can feel happy and relaxed that your pet will be in expertise hands.

We offer quality boarding for guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, etc.

We look after house rabbits using large dog cages indoors, allowing them free run of our house under supervision.

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We also run The South Shields Cat Sitter, offering mobile cat sitting within your pets own home environment. Contact number is same 07809466194

Dates we are CLOSED in 2022 for your info:

4-19 MARCH 2022

25-29 APRIL 2022

9-23 JULY 2022


18 DECEMBER 2022 - 9 JANUARY 2023

Apologies for these closure dates but we have has to move our family holiday around due to Covid cancellations from 2020


We offer both indoor and outdoor accommodation using 4ft/5ft/6ft hutches with plenty room to sleep along with indoor cages.

All animals will be fully cleaned out daily, we dont just spot clean. Unlimited hay, fresh fruit and vegetables are all included in the price. It is a requirement for you to bring their own dry nuggets to ensure dietary continuity.


We have secure covered outdoor runs for exercise come rain or shine in our large grass garden. On hot days we use shaded areas of the garden for playtime.

Please bring along any toys to make your pet feel more at home.

facilities are also available for indoor play due to bad weather.

Health & Hygiene:

All pets should be in good health, any pets showing signs of illness can be refused.

All medical conditions must be discussed before booking is confirmed. Free medicine administration is included in price if prescibed for your pet. £2 extra per day for cats

I am registered with local vet for any requirements

If your pet unfortunately becomes ill while you are away then your pet will be taken to the veterinary clinic , which you will be responsible for payment of any necessary treatment. I will ensure you are contacted should this happen.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

prices per day: prices per week:

1 x guinea pig/rabbit £6 £48
2 x guinea pig/rabbit £7 £56
3 x guinea pig/rabbit £8 £64

Hamsters, gerbils etc £3 per day (bring own cage)

Indoor house rabbit £7 per day (must be neutered)

1 x outdoor rabbit £6 per day, 2 x outdoor bonded rabbits bonded £7 per day

We are unable to offer boarding to large/giant breed rabbit due to lack of size of facilities required to comfortably board them

Apologies but we no longer provide holiday boarding for rats, ferrets or birds.

Cat sitting. Once daily check £7 per day/ twice daily check £10 per day. South Shields area only

The day you drop off your pet is day 1. All fees are calculated from then until you collect your pet.

We DO NOT charge any extra for bank holidays, Christmas or New Year bookings.

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Clare is such a lovely and caring woman would definitely leave my bird with her again he came back happy and could tell that he was happy with her.

5 From Olivia on

Our bunnies go back time and time again to the Small Furries Retreat because I know they are being very well looked after when we're on holiday. Clare is very caring, boarding conditions are impeccably clean and comfortable and drop off/pick up arrangements are flexible. No hesitation whatsoever recommending.

5 From Stephen B on

Just collected my two guineas from Clare and am over the moon with the care they've had.Both boys looking very dapper...fully bathed,haircuts and a manicure!!Think I'll ask Clare if I could stay with her for a week😜😜.Theyre happy and relaxed...highly recommended!!Thanks Clare...yr a starxx

5 From Sue hendren on

My rabbit Harley stayed with Clare for two weeks in September. There were lots of tears when I dropped him off as I'd never ever left him before, but Clare instantly made me feel at ease and I knew straight away that Harley was in very safe hands. I received regular updates and photographs of Harley and I think he enjoyed his holiday more than I enjoyed mine! I have total faith in Clare and would feel 100% confident in leaving Harley in her fabulous care again. I wouldn't leave him anywhere else!!

5 From Amy on

More than pleased with Clare and her services. Felt more like we had a friend looking after our hamster rather than a stranger. Clare was extremely accomodating when we had to change our plans a couple of times and offered more than we could have possibly asked for. 100% friendly and 100% trustworthy, so thankful that we didn't have to spend our time worrying about whether our pet would be in safe hands or not. Thank you so much!

5 From Rebekah on

My rabbit Harley was boarded at this very professional and friendly establishment for 7 days whilst I was on holiday. I could not have been happier with the care and attention she received and would not hesitate to take her back whenever necessary. Clare the owner went above and beyond what she needed to do to help accommodate Harley with the dates necessary for my holiday. Much appreciated. Thank you.

5 From Lynn Harris on

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We are Located in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, North East England

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