Mercia's Small Pet Boarding

51, Queens Road,
CT10 1PG

Tel: 07732559791

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsHamsters, Mice etc.

This is a small pet boarding establishment. I have kept a variety of pets over the years, such as dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish and small insects. We have a two year old cat. I have volunteered at the RSPCA for seven years. I also have an Animal Care Diploma. I have always loved animals and would make sure that your pet was happy and comfortable with plenty of cuddles.


We have secure indoor/outdoor hutches and outside runs (weather permitting). Please supply your own hard feed if you feel this is better for your pet. Fruit and vegetables are available. Please bring favourite toys and a handful of used bedding to help them settle. It is best to bring rodents in their own home.


Your pet can be exercised indoors or outdoors. We have a secure walled garden and outside runs.

Health & Hygiene:

Could you please supply proof of vaccinations for your rabbits : Myomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. Cages are cleaned daily and all animals checked frequently throughout the day. Water is changed daily. In case of illness we will use a vet of your choice and 24 hour care will be given.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

1 - Rabbit £6.00
2 - Rabbit £9.00 (sharing a double hutch)
1 - Guinea Pig £5.00
2 - Guinea Pigs £8.00 (Sharing a hutch)
Rodents from £4.00

All prices are per day.

A non refundable deposit of £10 is required to secure booking. This will be offset againt total cost of pets holiday. The balance of payment must be in cash or cheque and paid on the day of arrival.

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Just picked up Jake, our rabbit, from his 3 week stay at Mercia's. Once again he has been lovingly looked after while we were away. It's great to get regular updates on how he is doing and the reassurance that all is well. Mercia takes such good care of Jake and his every need is attended to. We never have any concerns when we leave him at Mercia's lovely facility.

5 From Carolyn Napier on

Our pet rabbit Judy Binks(Binky) spent 4 nights with Mercia recently. She seemed to settle in really well on arrival. Mercia kept in touch while we were away with pictures and texts. Binky stayed in a lovely big hutch which was spotlessly clean, and also had a nice run in the garden. When we got here home she settled back in quickly and was contented again straight away. Recommended boarding for small pets. Thanks Mercia!

5 From Sue & Stan on

Efficient and professional service. Lovely clean facilities and very accommodating to your pets needs. We liked getting a photo and update to show the animals were settled in. We will be using Mercia's service again. Bunnies were very well looked after.

5 From Donna on

Mercia is lovely and friendly. The bunnies have come back home very confident & happy. Great value for money and easy to arrange Would recommend to anyone with small pets Particularly liked the updates while we were away

5 From Hayley on

If you are looking for a place to leave your small pet while you are away then look no further. Mercia and her mum will take excellent care of your pet. We recently left our rabbit Jake for one week before Christmas and then for 4 weeks shortly afterwards. When we picked Jake up he was so calm and relaxed. Everything at Mercia's place is so clean and well ordered and nothing is too much trouble. They provide such great care and attention to your pet. It's reassuring to know that while we are away Jake is in safe hands and being looked after so well.

5 From Carolyn Napier on

We urgently needed an overnight stay for our two rabbits ideally in separate accommodation but within sight of each other as they had "had a falling out" and we had a wedding to go to. Mercia and her mum came to our rescue and we immediately felt assured our boys would be in the best hands when we arrived. Lovely clean hutches opposite each other and a warm welcome - for humans and rabbits alike! Thank you so much.

5 From Kerry & Sue on

This is the first time I’ve left my precious bunnies with anyone and I must say Mercia’s was a fantastic choice. Her homes for my bunnies were perfect and they were welcomed with lovely fresh veg and lots of hay. When I picked them up, they didn’t want to leave her 😊 I would highly recommend Mercia’s for anyone. Thank you

5 From Nikki Spicer on

Highly recommend! Mercia is very much an animal lover (even volunteering at a local rescue) and so I felt really reassured that my rabbit Whisper would be well looked after whilst I was away. Whisper looked very relaxed when I picked her up and I think she enjoyed her holiday just as much as I enjoyed mine.

5 From Megan on

Mercia looked after my rabbit Marbles for just over two weeks. I was so happy and pleased with the level of care and affection he received whilst I was away. He was treated just like he would be at home and Mercia kept me updated with emails and photos whilst I was away. I did a lot of research before choosing Mercia and I feel I made the best choice. Communication was easy from enquiry stage for availability right through to pick up. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family and most importantly Marbles and I would be happy to use Mercia’s pet boarding again! Thank you!

5 From Vicki on

My two pet rats were really well looked after while I went on holiday for a week. I really appreciated the email update on how they were doing and the photos too.

5 From Katherine on

Mercia and her Mum couldn't do enough for us and were extremely accommodating even when we needed to extend our Ginea Pigs stay. Fudge and Pickles came home happy and healthy and we knew they were in very good hands with Mercia sending through a lovely photo of them halfway through our holiday. Highly recommend.

5 From Melanie on

We left our rabbit Jake with Mercia for 18 days while we went on holiday. While we were away we appreciated an email and photo reassuring us that he was okay. When we picked him up he seemed so calm and relaxed. I thoroughly recommend Mercia if you need to board your small pet. You can be certain your pet will be well looked after.

5 From Carolyn on

We boarded our rabbit for one week. When we got home we noticed that he was very calm and that he had been groomed and cleaned really beautifully. Also he had a weepy eye when we left him there which we were going to sort out at the vet. However, Mercia had treated this and his eye is perfect now. I would strongly recommend Mercia.

5 From Karen Levy on

Our rabbit stayed here for a week and I cannot fault their care! We were away and had no phone signal but got an email midweek with a photo to reassure us that everything was fine. Very welcoming and friendly and incredibly well organised. Had both indoor hutches and outdoor runs, both of which were used during her stay and both of which were clean and ready for her when we dropped her off. Will definitely be returning and recommending to friends.

5 From Lucy on

Our rabbits stayed with Mercia for two weeks and were extremely well looked after. I don't think they wanted to come home! Lovely accommodation and the boys were really cared for. We will definitely be using Mercia when we go on holiday again.

5 From Rob on

Found Mercia on after years of struggling to find anyone to look after our two Netherland dwarf rabbits. I was very happy with the care they were both given and we were even sent a photo during our holiday. Would recommend.

5 From Valerie Lutz on

My two rabbits have just returned from spending a week at Mercia's. They came back happy and obviously enjoyed their stay. Mercia was friendly and emailed me in the week to reassure me that they were fine. I would thoroughly recommend it. 😀

5 From Claire on

My four Guinea pigs have just come back from their holidays with Mercia. I would highly recommend Her small animal 5 star hotel my boys came back happy and relaxed it makes going on holiday ourselves so much easier when you know your pets are in such safe hands. If you are looking for that special place you have found it with Mercia

5 From Amanda coveney on

My rabbit Bubba enjoyed a wonderful week at Mercia's pet boarding while I was away in hospital. It was obvious she was loved and treated to a fabulous five star accommodation. Lots of hugs and stroking, as she is used to at home. I am going to have her booked in again when the weather gets better so that she can enjoy their high walled garden. Can't thank you enough.

5 From Robert Edwards on

Our rats, Alfie and Quicksilver have just spent a happy 2 weeks with Mercia. They have returned home happy and relaxed. They have clearly been well looked after. We are booking them in for our next holidays later in the year as it is great to not worry about the boys whilst we are away. We know they are having as much fun as we are.

5 From Ffion and Erica Cousins on

Fantastic facilities for small pets, photos and text messages to let you know pet was ok, such a relief to find a place we were happy to leave our pet rabbit while on holiday, would recommend to anyone who has any worries about leaving pets while away, made our holiday more enjoyable knowing she was in good hands, will definatly use Mercias small pet boarding every time we go away..

From Zoe Davies on

Mercia recently looked after my two rabbits, and I was so pleased with the service they received. I was nervous about leaving them due to behavioural problems (the rabbits!) and my own anxiety however after seeing the amazing facilities Mercia has and the way she handled the rabbits I was put at ease. I will be using her for further holidays! Thank you Mercia!

5 From Leanne on

Our rabbit, Billy, just spent two weeks with Mercia and we were very pleased with the exceptional care and excellent facilities. Billy will be going back there again very soon!

5 From Louise on

I would highly recommend Mercia's Small Pet Boarding and would definitely use the service again. Mitsy was well looked after and groomed regularly as she is a lionhead rabbit. An email was sent to say how she was settling in with a photo. Thank you for looking after Mitsy.

5 From Sonia on

Our rats stayed for 4 days and were extremely well looked after. We won't hesitate to leave them here again. Thank you!

5 From Leah on

Delilah and Radley our two rabbits had a lovely holiday at Mercia's Small Pet Boarding, 5***** accommodation and care, thank you for looking after them!

5 From Jo Egan on

Our two guinea pigs stayed at Mercia's for a week and were extremely well looked after. Lovely facilities and a high standard of care - you can tell they really love animals there. We shall definitely be using them again.

From Roger on

Thank you very much for looking after Nala. When we came to collect her today, she looked so contended and at ease with your place. Sorry about her chewing your brand new cage and hopefully you will have Nala again.

5 From Natashia Lu on

My 2 guinea pigs Mickey and Rocky have just come back home after a lovely almost 3 week stay at Mercias small pet boarding.They had a big 2 tier cage and a fab indoor run.Mercia even emailed a photo of them to me whilst on hol!I am very impressed with the care etc that they received and would definitely book with her again and recommend to others.Thank you Mercia!

5 From Amanda on

Flopsy's two week stay with Mercia was a true holiday. She had a comfortable new hutch in the garden room and access to a "play" area. It was home from home. Mercia brushed and cuddled Flopsy every day and she was well fed and watered. We have booked her in again for a week in May.

5 From Jane on

Our bunny Mabel has just spent 10 days with Mercia and we are so grateful that she had a safe, friendly and loving home to stay in. We were sent a lovely photo of Mabel in the garden whilst we were away and she was happy and relaxed when we arrived to collect her. Thank you so much Mercia we will definitely be back!

5 From Nick, Amy and Archie Johnson on

Our rabbit Lettuce has just spent his Christmas holidays at Mercia's Small Pet Boarding. The facilities and care were excellent and we will definitely use them again.

5 From Hazel on

Our pet rabbit has just spent 6 days at Mercia's Small Pet Boarding and we were delighted with the care given to him. We would highly recommend this small pet boarding without any hesitation.

5 From F Basaratti on

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We are in the centre of Broadstairs, close to Broadstairs Railway Station.

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