Amy's Animal Ark

1 Houghton Place
Rushmere St Andrew
Ip4 5ux

Tel: 07876620206

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsHamsters, Mice etc.

Amy's Animal Ark established after we were struggling to find pet sitters for our two Netherland Dwarf Bunnies, Rosie and Violet, we discovered that there are very few small animal boarders and decided that we could provide a fully insured, welcoming holiday boarding/home for all things furry.
I have 20 years of experience of caring for my own animals and have a National Diploma in Animal Management.
As a family we are huge fans of all creatures great and small and really enjoy caring for rabbits, Guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters and more.
​Your pet will be treated as one of the family with lots of cuddles and love.


Our guests are housed in beautiful large outdoor hutches with runs available for grass and exercise time. All runs have shade and rainproof covers, to enable them freedom from the hutch but also protection from our unpredictable English weather.

All our hutches are located in our secure rear garden, and now covered with our new for 2019, wooden and pvc roof to protect from wind and rain, perfectly suitable for your animals stay in our boarding facility.

Each hutch has white boards to name the animals and any health concerns, food preferences etc and to prevent any confusion.

Guests will not mix with other guests except with their cage mates if they have them.


Runs are available for daily exercise. These are secure with lids, and protected from the elements, and suitable for rabbits and guinea pigs.

Health & Hygiene:

Our guests hutches are spot cleaned daily and if using a litter tray this will be changed daily. The hutch will be fully cleaned out every 3 days and fully disinfected between guests, including water bottles, bowls and toys.

All Rabbits must be vaccinated against Myximatosis and VHD. To prevent the spread of disease.

Any special health care will be administered and special requests can be made just talk to Amy,
Thank you .

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
£8 per hutch, per day, when housed alone.
A Pair of bonded rabbits or Guinea pigs can be housed in the same hutch - £10 a day including the arrival and departure day
additional Guinea pigs can be housed together and are charged at £2 extra per day

Hamsters, Gerbils and more
£8 per day, per cage, including the arrival and departure day.
Indoor Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Rats & Chinchillas £12 per day, per cage
These animals must be brought in their own cages.

Payment Required on Arrival, no hidden costs and no cancellation fees

Viewings, Drop off and Collection by Appointment only

Please call or email to check availability.

Other Services

If you have a different species of animal which needs caring for please do not hesitate to contact me, we have cared for tortoises, degus and ferrets before and we would happily discuss your requirements.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Our boys Peanut and Piglet stay with Amy whenever we go away, they get on great there. Amy has a great set up and we trust her so much with the boys they get lots of attention and are really well looked after. Amy sends me pictures and updates too which is great, 100% recommend Amy!! X

5 From Becca on

Our rabbit has stayed with Amy several times. Amy provides a brilliant service, she is very friendly and flexible with drop off and pick up arrangements. I would definitely recommend Amy's Animal Ark.

5 From Jo on

Amy was highly recommended by a friend of my cousin, and we can see why!l Amy is so lovely, and adores all the animals in her care as if they are her own. Their accommodation is so thoughtfully laid out, and they are handled and have time on the grass on a daily basis. The effort Amy puts into looking after the animals, is absolutely faultless, and she has thought of and explains everything. We loved receiving photos and videos, and seeing Peter and Benjamin so happy and well-looked after was so reassuring. We would have no hesitation in asking Amy to look after them again, or recommending her. 🤩 Thank you so much Amy! 😍

5 From Lynn Allen on

I have used Amy's Animal Ark many times.Amy is brilliant with my rabbits and their silly doting human mum.She follows my pattern of when they have their veg and nuggets etc.Also the most helpful is the flexibility of dropping off and picking up.I rely and am never let down in being able to drop off my furry children and not worry at all while they are with her.i can not recommend her highly enough.

5 From Cheryl on

Our indoor rabbit had a lovely 2 week holiday with Amy. It was incredibly easy to book him in and Amy is so friendly and helpful. Billy will definitely be staying again 😁

5 From Jane on

Our indoor rabbit had a lovely 2 week holiday with Amy. It was incredibly easy to book him in and Amy is so friendly and helpful. Billy will definitely be staying again 😁

5 From Jane on

Amy has looked after my two tortoises for the last two years whenever we go away on holiday. It is very reassuring to know they are in a lovely safe and secure enviroment while we are away. Amy always asks about their needs and diet which is also reassuring and takes time to update me when i pick them up. I would be happy to recommend her to anyone.😀

5 From Karen on

Amy looked after my guinni pig Peanut in June . peanut was well looked after and seemed at home as soon as he got there. His holiday home was a good size and Amy gave him his favourite treats. The environment looked clean and well maintained and I would certainly recommend this boarding accommodation.

5 From Julie Ruffles on

We 1st used Amy in June this year to look after our 2 rabbits. It was 1st time leaving them but could not be more impressed. From initial enquiry to collecting them on return 1st class service from Amy. Amy kept me up to date whilst away with photos and updates so was very reassuring. They came home and settled back in no problem as they were very well looked after. Coco and Rio off to Amy's in September for another holiday 🙂

5 From Lorna Ling on

Our rabbit Bluebelle was looked after recently and Amy took great care to settle her in quickly as she is very nervous of change. Amy sent regular updates to us and Bluebelle was ready for us in her carry box when we collected her.

5 From Paul Roebuck on

Our two Guinea pigs, Cookie and Chrissy, first stayed with Amy for two weeks last year - we booked them in having received a recommendation from a friend. It was clear they were well looked after and very happy when we picked them up so we booked them in again this year. They have lots of room in a clean, spacious hutch and time in the run in the garden. Amy is very experienced and caring. She responds promptly to queries and sent us updates and photos which were appreciated especially by our two boys. I can certainly recommend Amy's Animal Ark.

5 From Helen Bailey on

I highly recommend Amy. We've used her several times before to look after both pet rats and rabbits. They're always very well cared for and get lots of love and attention. Amy is very experienced so its reassuring to know your pets are in very good hands.

5 From Caroline on

This was our first time using Amy's Animal Ark for our Mini Lop Rabbit, Blossom. We were extremely impressed from first enquiry. Amy responded to all our queries very promptly and was more than welcoming during our first visit to the view the hutches and at drop off. We absolutely loved receiving updates from Amy on how Blossom was doing whilst we were away. Very reassuring for us. Blossom was so well looked after and we can't thank Amy enough for taking such good care and attention of Blossom. We will definitely be making use of your services again Amy. Thank you so much.

5 From Naomi Drane on

Amy is highly experienced at looking after small animals. We had regular updates on how our bunnies Bear and Willow are getting on. The updates gave us even more peace of mind, especially when the weather was so hot in the UK. This is the first time we have used Amy's Animal Ark, and without a doubt we can say we will be back again! Just can not praise Amy enough! We would highly recommend Amy's Animal Ark. Thanks again Amy for all you did for our bunnies. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

5 From SR on

I can highly recommend Amy and Amy's Ark. My two bunnies and a hamster have stayed there several times. Amy is lovely and very good with the pets and I have no doubt my pets have been very happy there. Amy is knowledgeable about rabbits and their welfare and requirements. I will be sending my pets there whenever we go on holiday.

5 From Anna on

Amy looked after our 2 rabbits and 2 rats while we were away for a week. They were very well looked after, the rabbits had a big enough hutch for the week and hay and fresh veg was provided by Amy. Very reasonably priced, i would highly recommend.

5 From Amy Fisk on

My rabbit has been staying with Amy a couple of times a year for the last three years. He isn't the most social bunny but he settles well when visiting. I feel confident leaving him because I know he is being well looked after.

5 From K on

Amy looked after my two ferrets recently. I was very impressed with the set up, the cleanliness of the cage and her professional animal welfare approach which gave me total confidence in her ability to look after them. They are already booked back in for September.

5 From Chris K on

Our bunny stays with Amy when we go away .Amy is v flexible and accommodating of his needs , he isn't great at cleaning himself .I feel like Amy is great at meeting an animals very individual needs .Also the service provided us really flexible and bespoke .would highly recommend

5 From Lesley on

My 2 rabbits stayed with Amy whilst we was on holiday and even had them for an extra night with no problem due to flight delay. Very friendly, Quick response and brilliant service. Definitely recommend her and will use again in the future. Rabbits were happy and content when they came home :)

5 From L on

My daughter has two pet rats that she adores, so going on holiday for two weeks and leaving them behind was very difficult for her. But Amy made her feel happy and at ease. The rats were well looked after, clean and happy and with lovely text messages throughout out holiday reassuring my daughter her pets were doing well made our holiday go smoothly! I would highly recommend Amy's Animal Ark to any pet owner, she really cares about the animals and makes sure your pet has their own little holiday!!!

5 From Kylie Robinson on

Originally we booked our 2 degu's in for boarding from 4th Aug to 13th Aug. With a week to go we arranged an extension to our holiday only due to the fact that it was no trouble to Amy and hence the degu's had their own 2 week holiday. Situated in a nice area you can tell before you knock on the door that it's going to be ok. Upon talking to Amy you are left in no doubt that she is more than competent to make sure your pet is catered for. We will certainly use Amy again and I am sure you would too. Our pets didn't squeak anything but good things about Amy !!!

5 From Paul hart on

Left my 3 guinea pigs and hamster with Amy and her family for 10 days. Came to pick them up and they were very happy and content, and that they had been taken good care of. Thank you- I will definitely use Amy again if I need to

5 From Emma R on

Our bunny stayed at Amy's Animal Ark for 5 days. Very impressed with the large spacious hutches and she was able to have plenty of exercise in an outside run. All her needs were catered for. Great service and would definitely use again.

5 From on

Amy cared for our 2 guinea pigs for 11 days. They had a lovely large hutch and access to a great run. They were very content when we picked them up and it was clear they had been very well looked after. Amy is really professional and accommodating and I would recommend her to anyone looking for animal boarding

5 From Keely Lees on

What can I say. We dropped our hamster Nibbles off for a 5 night stay with Amy, we were immediately put at ease. Amy is friendly and very welcoming. We were pleased to get a message from Amy half way through the week to update us on how Nibbles was getting on. We picked her up and she was happy and content. We would definitely use Amy again when we go away for a long period of time.

5 From Laura-Beth on

Our rabbits Steve and Plum had a very enjoyable 5 day stay at Amy's Animal Ark. Amy is very calm and gentle with the animals and put the bunnies (and me!) at ease immediately. They had a clean spacious hutch and plenty of time each day to exercise in a large run. They were well and properly fed. Amy is clearly experienced at looking after small pets and I wouldn't hesitate to board the bunnies with Amy again.

5 From Anna on

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Ipswich, Suffolk

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Appointments are required.
Contactable most times on phone and email

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