Small Paws Guest House

St Andrews Drive

Tel: 07955864428
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsHamsters, Mice etc.

My name is Denise and I have cared for and learnt about the welfare of small animals for as long as I can remember. Even as a small child my pets were never 'caged'. My house rabbits always had a sitter when I went away as I could never find anywhere that I was happy with. I now have the opportunity to replicate my own pets 'space' for others.

Their mental and physical health has always been at the forefront of my mind whilst they have lived with me and in return it is a privilege to witness their complete trust and faith towards me. I have been approved by my local vet who advertise for me and I also work with Social Services should the need arise in my area to foster pets either short or long term for their clients.


I have indoor accommodations on offer in a temperature controlled room with plenty of natural light and fresh air. Outdoor pens are also available

My bespoke accomodations range from 8x4ft ( plus a 2nd level floor) to 12ft x 10ft for your pet to explore. If they are used to sawdust( I use Aubrose which is hemp based, dust free and excellent for all small pets), carpet or vinyl underfoot this will be replicated for them.

There are hiding places, chew toys are always new for each pet and there is plenty of space to run around in and chill out.

I also provide free roaming indoor accommodation for rabbits that are suited to this.


Our guests do not spend time on a communal grass areas as it is now widely recognised that if multiple rabbits, pigs are allowed to share the same grassy area to exercise there is a high risk of passing on infections as there is no way grass can be adequately disinfected. However they have their own large piece of turf!

Rabbits and pigs are territorial and community animals. They also have a highly developed sense of smell therefore picking up the scent of unfamiliar animals can be very stressful for them also bearing in mind they are out of their usual environment.

The accommodation on offer provides space to run about and explore, however if your pet is very outgoing and curious and wishes to explore outside of their pen they will be given this opportunity with me following close behind!

Health & Hygiene:

Before any pet uses my accommodation it is hand cleaned then cleaned again with Vet recommended disinfectant and then finally steam cleaned and allowed to dry naturally.
The floor can then covered in whatever your pet is used to.

All plastic toys, wheels etc are washed in hot disinfectant water.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Prices -
£7.00 - £9 per day

£1 - £2.00 per day for additional pet in the same pen
Please always ask for a quote

This includes unlimited good quality hay, a daily selection of herbs known for their calming qualities and to aid digestion. Daily menu of fresh veg, grass. Natural treats. New chew toys brought just for your pet.

I also have a room in which to house your pets in their own cages. They will be given time out each day under supervision so again my prices reflect this rather than the size of your pet as they are all equally important to me.
Please call me to discuss the cost

To board rabbits they require vaccinations against Myxamatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic and RHD2

Once booking has been confirmed you will be agreeing to my Terms and Conditions which can be found on my main web site so please ensure you read these.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

Grooming is provided at no extra cost if you bring along your grooming brushes.
Nail Clipping also provided if pet doesn't mind !

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Absolutely brilliant!!! The best ever care for my little girls hamster!!

5 From Trudie on

Absolutely brilliant!!! The best ever care for my little girls hamster!!

5 From Trudie on

My two bunnies Chuck and Ozzy have stayed with Denise on 3 different occasions. Every time I have been really happy with their care, no aspect has been overlooked. Whenever they come home they are relaxed and happy. She sends photos and updates of how the boys are getting on which is a lovely touch. Denise has also clipped their claws and did a fantastic job. I cannot recommend Denise enough, she really cares about the animals she looks after.

5 From Lauren H on

I took my 2 guinea pigs here while we went on holiday for 2 weeks. Very impressed & will certainly be returning. They were housed in a super space - a real holiday for the guinea pigs too! Denise made sure to check all food & other requirements in advance, sending a detailed menu through beforehand. She also sent very regular photos and videos throughout the two weeks. Would definitely recommend.

5 From Vicky on

Denise looked after our rabbit for ten days, and she was absolutely fantastic. I had never left our rabbit before and was initially a bit nervous, but I really didn't need to be. He had loads of space and looked very happy from the photos and videos she sent of him. He had loads of space to hop and plenty of toys and attention. From our conversations, I also felt confident that she knew about rabbit health and would be able to spot any problems whilst we were away. I recommend Denise thoroughly and will definitely be boarding our rabbit with her in the future.

5 From Rebecca Shaw on

Boarders Response:Many thanks for your lovely review and look forward to seeing you again. He is a lovely gent of a rabbit and it was lovely getting to know him.

We have used small paws twice now to care for our 2 guinea pigs whilst we were away....what a home from home! Denise's attention to detail, for the care and wellbeing of our 2 girls is absolutely outstanding!. They are provided with very large accommodation, toys, and lots to do. They provide really fresh food every day, you are given a menu for the week, which is varied and plentyful, she also cultivates her own grass to feed them! The enclosures were spotless, and smelt fresh and clean. Denise cares for the animals as though they were her own. On their last visit one of our piggies took ill, Denise spotted it immediately and got her treatment at the vets the same day. I would absolutely recommend, and would never take our small ones anywhere else! 5*****

5 From Nicola Richardson on

I used Small Paws Guest House for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I booked in 2 young guinea pigs and Denise rang me prior to the going to check their current set up at home and she also sent me a weekly fruit and veg menu for them. My piggies were in a lovely, big enclosure with plenty to do and Denise sent me regular updates and photos. Fantastic service - highly recommended and will use again

5 From Tracey on

My bunnies love it here and wouldn't dream of taking them anywhere else! They are truly well looked after whilst I am away and I get regular updates with pictures. Thank you x

5 From Abby on

Denise looked after my two rabbits for a fortnight whilst I was away. I can't thank her enough for the excellent care she provided. I was very apprehensive about leaving them for the first time, but she was very reassuring and they couldn't have been left in safer hands. I received regular updates and pictures, and Denise always replied promptly if I enquired as to how they were. When one of my rabbits became ill, she recognised this straight away and didn't delay in getting him the treatment that he needed which led to a full recovery. My rabbits looked so happy and healthy when I went to pick them up. I have no doubt that I will take them to Denise again in the future; her passion to provide the best possible care for my rabbits was evident. Thank you Denise!

5 From Rosie Roberts on

My rabbit has just stayed with Denise for a month and he was extremely well looked after. He soon settled in and Denise sent me regular updates and photos. Thankyou Denise

5 From Susan on

This is a fantastic set up for small pets. we took our house rabbit and budgies there for the first time recently and couldn't be happier with the care they received. The accommodation is very spacious with lots of things for them to explore. We received regular updates and photos which was very reassuring knowing they were having a lovely time. Denise is very knowledgeable with small animals, it really is a 5 star hotel for pets which I would definitely recommend.

5 From Lisa on

Couldn't recommend Small Paws enough, Denise looked after my rabbit for just over a week whilst I was on holiday and I always received updates most days telling me how my bunny was doing and sending me pictures which made me feel a lot better. Denise is amazing at what she does :)

5 From Shannon on

Would definitely recommend Small Paws Guest House. I left my rabbit Jessica with Denise whilst on holiday and I feel very confident that Denise looked after her well. I received regular updates from Denise which really put me at ease.

5 From Amy on

The service Denise offers is second to none! We left out rabbits (Dave and Olli) with Denise whilst our house was being extended. For our rabbits, it was like a home away from home. Denise treated Dave and Olli as though they were her own pets. She contacted us most days with news of how the bunnies were doing. She always included a photo or two. My two daughters particularly loved receiving the updates. We cannot thank Denise enough. She is kind, caring and, in my opinion a bunny whisperer! 😊

5 From Nichola Tucker on

Denise looked after my rats, Moose and Badger whilst I was on holiday. She did an excellent job of taking care of them and even text me to let me know how they were and sent me pictures of them. They looked clean and healthy when I picked them up and would definitely would send them for a stay with her again. Thank you Denise.

5 From Esmee Woolley on

I strongly recommend Small Paws guest House if you need your little ones to be well looked after. Denisse was very caring and warm with our two degus while we went on holidays and we enjoyed peace of mind that they were having a good time. Thanks again Denisse for everything and will definitely give you a call next time we need your services. Cheers.

5 From Jaime on

Would highly recommend here, my rabbits were very well looked after and they had plenty of room to run around in. Thank you again

5 From kerry parkes on

I couldnt of asked for a better place to send my 3 rat boys! Denise made sure they had the best cage set up and made sure they where well looked after and had lots of loce and attention. Denise followed instructions i wrote down for her for the boys care and also made the effort to make their stay as comfortable as possible, and evwn brought them cahe accessories out of her own well earned money!! Would definately reccomend her to all animal owners and will dedinately use her in the future! We got updates and pictures of the boys whilst we where on our holiday and we where reassured at all times! Thanks so mich Denise for your amazing service!!!!

5 From Natasha Henson on

Boarders Response:Thanks Natasha. We loved looking after them and they kept us entertained! Hope to see you all again. Denise x

I can't recommend Denise enough!! Theo is a house rabbit and very sensitive about being away from home and away from us. We prefer to have a rabbit sitter but as that is not always possible thought we would try Denise as the reviews were excellent. She certainly lived up to those reviews. She treated Theo as if he were her own rabbit. Showing him love and great insight and knowledge into the psyche of rabbits. She spent time with him and adapted to his unique needs. A lovely and reassuring thing was she kept us updated on his progress with regular texts and photographs. She caters for rabbits who live in indoors or outdoors and understands the different needs and caters for them going above and beyond her remit. We were incredibly impressed and will definitely be returning.

5 From Lisa Chambers on

Not long been to collect my 4 bunnies from Denise after they've spent the last 3 nights with her, I don't think they wanted to come home! They were extremely well cared for and looked after, provided with many toys and bedding/litter areas. Denise had obviously spent a lot of time with them as she was able to pinpoint all their personalities to a T! I was kept updated daily with pictures and messages, which was a great comfort. I definitely will not hesitate to take my bunnies back to Denise for another stay, top class!

5 From Abigail on

Boarders Response:Many thanks Abigail. One of the great things about looking after the pets is working out their characters and providing for their needs in an individual manner. I love it!!

I can't recommend Denise enough!! Theo is a house rabbit and very sensitive about being away from home and away from us. We prefer to have a rabbit sitter but as that is not always possible thought we would try Denise as the reviews were excellent. She certainly lived up to those reviews. She treated Theo as if he were her own rabbit. Showing him love and great insight and knowledge into the psyche of rabbits. She spent time with him and adapted to his unique needs. A lovely and reassuring thing was she kept us updated on his progress with regular texts and photographs. She caters for rabbits who live in indoors or outdoors and understands the different needs and caters for them going above and beyond her remit. We were incredibly impressed and will definitely be returning.

5 From Lisa Chambers on

Boarders Response:Thank you for your lovely comments Lisa. They are really appreciated and it was a pleasure getting to know Theo. He is certainly full of character and made me laugh!

WOW! If you want a Savoy Hotel for your pet, this is the place! Denise looked after my 4 guinea pigs for a week and couldn't be more thrilled with the service! The piggys accommodation was superb, huge, with plenty of interesting things to investigate. They settled straightaway. Denise even grows her own mobile fresh grass and herbs for her guests. Denise kept me updated with photos and messages throughout the week, which was wonderful. This place is truly piggy paradise and my girls can't wait to go back! Massive thank you Denise, love, Marmalade, Blossom, Coco & Edna 😙

5 From Louise on

Boarders Response:Thank you so much for your comments Louise. I am always looking for ways to enhance your pets stay with me whilst they await your return. Your piggies were lovely and cant wait to see them all again

Absolutely thrilled with the level of care, enthusiasm, friendliness and attentiveness small paws guest house provides. Lovely photo updates and fantastic communication. The buns didn't want to come home from their holiday as much as we didn't want to come home from ours! Enclosure size is fantastic, exceeds minimum requirements, lots of exercise space. Plenty of fresh hay, water and healthy treats. Great bedding and litter as well as pleanty to keep buns active and stimulated such as boxes to forage and hide in, tunnels and ramps and levels to play on. Brilliant and up to date knowledge of rabbit care and welfare. Felt reassured and happy leaving my buns with small paws and could enjoy my holiday to the full safe in the knowledge my buns were well cared for.

5 From Laura b on

My Guinea pig teddy has stopped here with Denise 3 times now and he loves being there he's got a massive cage to run and play but also Denise plays with him and cuddles him which he loves I would definitely highly recommend small paws guest house to everybody who has small pets ,when I go away I always know he is in very good hands 😀

5 From Alex on

We have just picked up our bunnies from Denise after 10 days away. So impressed with how they have been looked after - the space is great with plenty of room for them to stretch their legs. Denise makes sure they have plenty to keep them occupied with treat balls, tunnels and ramps. She has also spent time interacting with them and they both seem to recognise her and feel comfortable around her. The level of attention and care is fab and we'll definitely be asking Denise to look after our rabbits in the future.

5 From Esca on

Thank you Denise for having my piggies at such short notice. Fabulous set up, they settled straight away.

5 From Keilly Goddard on

A fantastic service offered by Denise!! I have two continental giant rabbits that are much larger than average sized rabbits with slightly more complex needs. Prior to booking, I was welcomed to view the accommodation to check suitability. It did not disappoint! After a lengthy chat, I couldn't have been happier to book in. Denise was very accommodating and was happy to adapt anything, if needed, to suit the needs of her guests. When we arrived to drop off our bunnies, the room was ready and it was clear Denise had listened to the 'little details' and had included new things to occupy my rabbits. She sent me regular updates and pictures so I knew they were in safe hands. I would highly recommend the services provided and would not hesitate in booking in again. Thank you so much!! Barney 🐰, Minnie 🐰 and Sam 😁

5 From Samantha on

I Collected my group of 7 rabbits on the 14th feb after their trial stay for a few days as they are normally outdoor bunnies i was a little nervous but denise made me feel relaxed and they will be fine and well looked after plus following my routine with feeding and also brushing Basil's long fur everyday!, I am also very pleased with the care and the size of the pens which gives them different levels to relax and play. Loved getting the updates and seeing photos on Facebook. Will definitely board my rabbits again in the future,

5 From Kasia on

Visited small paws guest house today to make sure the accommodation was right for my bunnies before booking for them to stay. What a wonderful set up! if I could have any set up for my bunnies this would be it. The pens are extremely spacious and offer different levels and activities for pets. Denise and her partner were very warm and welcoming and I can't wait for my bunnies to stay with these lovely people for their holibobs :)

5 From Abigail on

Just picked up my teddy (Guinea pig)from Denise after she has been looking after him while I was on holiday and I'm really pleased with the way Denise has looked after him and she even did me a video of his stay 😀 this boarding house isn't like any others that I've visited.The accommodation is large and it really felt like my teddy was the first one to use the pen its so clean and fresh. Denise obviously knows her stuff and explains how she settles them in and she texted me regular updates with photos. It is a little more expensive than some but is definitely worth it ,with peace of mind knowing he's safe and happy, booked in again for easter🐹 Would highly recommend small paws guest house to everybody Thankyou Denise from me and teddy see u again at easter.

5 From Alexandra on

Looks really professional ..what a great idea..ideal for all small pets..and they look very comfy and happy in their holiday homes🌿🍃🥕and meals look good too..brilliant👌 Jane

5 From Jane on

Thank you so much for looking after my rabbit on such short notice! Great service, very friendly lady owner! I'll be booking again next year for sure!

5 From Sarah on

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