So happy bookings are starting to come in again with lockdown gradually ending. We are open and until further notice we still take the pets from you at the front of the house.
Garden Lodge Small Pet Boarding is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire. It is the perfect place for your Guinea Pig or small loveable pet. We are lucky to have a large beautiful garden in which we have had a wooden lodge built specially to house your pets while you are away. We decided to set up this small family business in our garden due to our love of pets and spending time outdoors. I have always been an animal lover. As a teenager I volunteered over summer holidays at a local RSPCA kennels. I have always had pets of all different shapes and sizes in my life.
We know that you would want only the best for your pets. Here they will be treated as if they are our own.
If you would like to receive photos of your pet when you are away we would be happy to show you what they are up to via WhatsApp.
We have new indoor hutches and an indoor run with plenty of toys. The Garden Lodge has electricity and a heater if needed. We also have security lighting that floods the whole garden. Guinea Pigs and Rabbits are provided with one of our indoor hutches but other animals are required to bring their own home, unless prior arrangement is made. Smaller and more delicate pets are kept in their own cage in our house. We now have fleece bedding, specially made with towel inners etc to keep them dry, complete luxury.
We have a large outdoor run available, with plenty of grass to chew on. This of course does depend on the weather. If the weather is poor we can use the indoor run where there are lots of interesting toys to keep your pets stimulated. We welcome hamsters and gerbils with their exercise balls. We will also give them plenty of attention and love from all the family.
Health & Hygiene:
Our hutches and run areas are cleaned regularly and all cages are disinfected after each pet's stay. As well as plenty of fresh water and bedding we provide fresh fruit and vegetables for your pet. We recommend that you bring your own food to prevent any poorly tummies with a sudden change of diet. No pet will be mixed with another unless they already live together. PLEASE NOTE NO RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE EVENT OF ACCIDENT, ILLNESS OR DEATH DURING YOUR PETS STAY WITH US.
Small Pet Boarding Prices
Single Guinea Pig per day £6. £1 extra for other piggies in the same hutch.
Chinchilla per day £5 (in own cage) £1 extra ones.
Rat per day £3 (in own cage) £1 for extra ones.
Hamster per day £3 (in own cage) £1 for extra ones.
Gerbil per day £3 (in own cage) £1 for extra ones. Single Rabbit £7 per day. £2 for extra rabbits in same hutch. Hutch and cage prices double for Bank Holidays . Any other small animals not listed here please just ask.
A beautiful set up and really friendly service. The garden lodge is brilliantly designed and the outdoor space is just lovely. A perfect spot for little pets! Jane and family are really kind and helpful.
The added treat of home grown vegetables for our rabbit is a great touch, too!
Highly recommended and amazing value.
From JJ on
Our mini lop rabbit Chester stayed with Jane over Christmas whilst we were away on holiday. He had a great time and was looked after amazingly. Jane could not have looked after him any better. We will definitely be using her services again and would highly recommend Garden Lodge.
From Lisa Williams on
Our Guinea pigs have had a few holidays here. The accommodation is super and they have access to grass in the garden too. Guinea pigs seem very chilled on collection! I would highly recommend this pet boarding lodge. The owner is very welcoming and communication is good. Excellent!
From Sue Hulley on
Boarders Response:Thank you Sue, we love having Clover and Nutmeg to stay x
Our 2 bunnies have stayed here several times and we would highly recommend it. Jane takes good care of them, ensuring that they have plenty of fresh veggies, hay and exercise. It's lovely to receive regular updates by text, email, photos and videos from her too, whichever method you prefer. It's always reassuring to know your furry babies are enjoying themselves and are in good hands.
From Karen Frankland on
Boarders Response:Thank you so much Karen, very kind of you x
My two guinea pigs Betty and Olga have just stayed with Jane and her family for 9 days while we were on holiday. I cannot thank Jane enough what a beautiful place they stayed and were very well looked after , I would highly recommend Jane to look after your pets my girls will be going again in June and I will have piece of mind while I'm away, definitely 5 star service thank you so much Jane x
From Dorothy Ryan on
Boarders Response:Very kind of you Dorothy, we loved having them to stay x
We were delighted with the care and attention given by Jane and family to our daughter's hamster during his recent stay. He came home looking very happy and healthy. It is a great reassurance to know he will be so well looked after again during our next holidays.
From Rachel on
Boarders Response:Thank you Archie is such a character! 😀
What a fantastic find for our guineas!! They are looked after in immaculate, clean and tidy surroundings with plenty of fresh air available to them in the runs in the summer months, and receive cuddles from Jane during their stay as well.
Our guineas have been to the garden lodge a couple of times now and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Jane and her lodge to anybody who needs to know their pet will be looked after whilst they are away. They even have the radio on for company!! Both Jane and her husband are most welcoming, and accommodating to you and your pets needs. Perfect. Thank you.
From Emma and Sue on
Boarders Response:What a very kind review. Thank you so much 😊
Thank you Jane for taking care of our guineas, Sweetie & Sugar on several occasions. We feel completely relaxed leaving them with you in your beautiful garden and immaculate lodges! Can't thank you enough for looking after them (or spoiling them I should say!). We will see you very soon, Nadia xx
From Nadia on
Boarders Response:Thank you for sparing a few minutes to do me such a lovely review! Hope to see Sugar and Sweetie soon x
Jane took fantastic care of our bunnies, Mr Hopper & Lola and guinea pigs - Ant & Dec and old boy Dave. I felt extremely comfortable dropping them off in this beautiful environment and I have to say, they seemed a little reluctant to leave when I picked them up. Thank you for a brilliant service, the crew will be back :-)
From Kirsty Froggatt on
Boarders Response:Thank you for such a lovely review. We loved having your crew stay with us. Look forward to having them visit again.
Thank you Jane for looking after our two Guinea Pigs, Hamish and Brodie, so well on the two visit's they've had so far! They were very well cared for and especially enjoyed being out in the large runs so they could eat all the grass! They will definitely be back again x
From Krystyna Orr on
Boarders Response:Thank you very much Krystyna, Hamish and Brodie are lovely little chaps. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Jane looked after our 3 guinea pigs for a long weekend. As our girls are a huge part of our family I'm always worried about leaving them with new people but they couldn't have been in better hands. Three very well looked after gpigs reluctantly came home to us and they're looking forward to their next holiday
From Jen on
Boarders Response:Thank you so much for your kind review.
We use Janeâ€™s services for our two bunnies Bobby and Dolly. We found Jane to be very accommodating, and just knew our bunnies would be well cared for. Jane even sent us photos of them playing in the run which was very thoughtful and lovely for my children. Couldnâ€™t recommend any higher!
From Fiona Hawthorne on
Boarders Response:Thank you Fiona for your kind review.
Can't thank Jane and her family enough for looking after Peggy whilst I was on holiday! She was thoroughly spoilt and well looked after. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!! X
From Erin Mary on
Boarders Response:Thank you Erin, we loved having little Peggy to stay!