We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsReptilesHamsters, Mice etc.
My name is Kate and I may be able to help.
I have kept animals my whole life and started out with fish keeping as a child (both pond and aquarium). I then kept tree frogs and lizards as a teenager until I was allowed my first dog. I've kept rabbits, gerbils and mice as pets before studying for my Biology degree and spending two years studying small animal care whilst working in a pet and aquatics store. I currently have four fish, five hens and two indoor cats (but I don't board cats or dogs).
I understand the needs of the more unusual pets and over the years I have struggled to find people to look after them whilst I've been ill or on vacation.
Having decided to leave the corporate world where I was the National Business Development Manager for a travel company, I started the Sylvan small animal pet hotel in our family home to assist with the boarding of all small pets from Stafford and the surrounding areas, whether they be, furry, feathered or have scales!
Based on the edge of Stafford in the small rural hamlet of Coppenhall, I offer flexible indoor "rooms" in our purpose built facility for guinea pigs and rabbits (from dwarfs to giants).
There are various accommodation options to suit most budgets; and I have a large cage suitable for up to 7 rats or 2 chinchilla or 2 degus.
Additionally, my "bring your own cage" arrangement allows me to look after all other small critters such as reptiles including snakes, spiders, tortoises, birds etc. for just £5/night.
I have also a large woodland hen house and run for chickens if required.
Long term boarding is available on request with discounted monthly rates up depending on the animal and the circumstances.
Chickens are accommodated in giant 8ftx5ft runs and Rabbits and Guinea Pigs have access to outdoor runs depending on the weather and individual situation.
Health & Hygiene:
The Sylvan Pet Hotel will administer all medications at no additional cost. All medications should be provided by the owner and clearly labeled with the medication name, pet’s name, dosage, and administration schedule.
Small Pet Boarding Prices
First class pet accommodation whilst you're away. *Pricing for most accommodations is per enclosure and not per pet and we run a sylvanpethotel.com loyalty scheme.
Prices can be found on our website at https://sylvanpethotel.com/nightly-rates or via our Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/sylvanpethotel/
Top quality eco-friendly bedding and various hay varieties are available to purchase through our gift shop at the hotel.
This is the 1st time I have used Sylvan Pet Hotel and I wouldn't let my Green Cheek Conure stay anywhere else. Kate was very kind and showed us around the hotel prior to our parrots stay over, which instantly put me at ease. Everywhere is very clean and finished to a high standard. Kate puts photos and videos of your pet on her Facebook page (if you wish) so you can see that they have settled in. The location is easy to get to and so pretty, its like your pets are on holiday themselves! Thank you for taking care of Nova. We will be back!!!
From Lydia Burton on
We took our hamster jingle to stay with Kate and were delighted with the experience. Kate is friendly and professional and is clearly passionate about animals. The accommodation was excellent and the gardens where outdoor pets stay was beautiful. We have no hesitation recommending Kate and will certainly be taking jingle there for another holiday in the future. Thanks Kate!
From Michelle Bell on
Our 4 chickens spent 6 nights at pet hotel. The accomodation was fantastic. Kate really knew all about keeping hens. The chickens were well looked after and we were not worried about leaving them at all. We had to add an extra night for the chickens. This wasn't a problem to Kate she was able to accommodate this for us. We would highly recommend the Sylvan pet hotel and we shall certainly use them again.
From Clare Downing on
I have boarded my two guinea pigs at the Sylvan small animal pet hotel. The accommodation is excellent in beautiful indoor hutches in a temperature controlled space. My piggies absolutely loved the hay and daily veggies that were included in the price. As agreed, photos of my pets were posted on Facebook during our holiday which my daughter really appreciated as she wanted to know how they were. Very straightforward to book, happy to allow viewings prior to booking and lovely to deal with. Highly recommended.
From Philippa Bevan on
Kate was able to fit my bunny, Billy, in at very short notice and I am so pleased that she did. I was more than happy to leave him with her. He was given wonderfully large accommodation and was very well looked after. I have no hesitation in recommending Kate and Sylvan Pet Hotel.
From Jude Whitmore on
The perfect holiday destination for your family pet! Its reassuring to know that while you are away your pet is getting more than just its basic requirements. As all pet lovers know, pets are a part of the family and it's not easy leaving them behind or finding somewhere you can trust to take care of them whilst you're away. When we first met Kate as she guided us around around the Sylvan Pet Hotel, we knew with her knowledge and amazing set up that our rabbits would be in safe hands!
Even while we were away, with regular communication and updates from Kate, we knew our rabbits were having a stress free and pampered time. We could also tell that Kate was being attentive to our pets by how quickly she sussed out Bella & Timmy's personalities and needs.
I have to say that Bella & Timmy were both glad to get back home to their Wibbety Mansion but Timmy, as much as he missed his Dad (favouritism I know...) would have enjoyed staying with Kate a bit longer!
We highly recommend the Sylvan Pet Hotel because it's a safe and caring place for your pets to enjoy a break while you have yours.
From Paul T Pearce on
We would highly recommend The Sylvan Animal Pet Hotel. Total peace of mind knowing your pets are in safe hands, loved and cared for by an amazing lady, Kate.
From Ann & Kev Jauncey on
This was the first time Cedric and Nev, our two lineolated parakeets, boarded with Kate at The Sylvan Small Animal Pet Hotel.
Communication with Kate was excellent from the onset. We found her to be very friendly knowledgeable and caring.
She looked after our birds im'peck'ably ðŸ¦ðŸ¦ðŸ˜‰well, regularly keeping us informed regarding their diet wellbeing and general mischievous behaviour ðŸ˜†
While on our holiday we very much enjoyed viewing the posts on Facebook accompanied by Kate's humorous comments.
Thank you Kate for an absolute first class service. We will definitely use Sylvan Pet Hotel for future booking.
From Olaf Albers on
Very lovely lady and very lovely set up. My hamster, Valenka, was very well looked after, she'll be back!
From Jess on
We would highly recommend Sylvan Pet Hotel. Our pets recent visit there gave us total peace of mind knowing that they was in very safe hands and received the very best of care whilst we was away on holiday.
From Ann & Kevin Jauncey on
Fantastic home from home boarding for all pets my two conures and love bird have been so well cared for thank you so much Kate ðŸ˜ðŸ‘ highly recommended to all. Would not hesitate to book again ðŸ¦œðŸ¦œðŸ¦œðŸ'™ Harley Sanchez and poppy say thank you too xxx
From Julie stoney on
highly recommend. looked after Olly(budgie) very well. will use again.
From jean on
Fantastic pet boarding service! Kate has recently looked after my two tortoises whilst I've been on holiday and the care provided to them has been superb. Lovely facilities, really professional environment but a very friendly service...including updates on Facebook during my holiday. Kate is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about animals and I would highly recommend The Sylvan Small Animal Pet Hotel.
From Kay Murfin on
Will be using again. Looked after our gecko very well
From Eleanor Parrish on
Amazing location, fantastic service - wow! This is not your average boarding service, it's clear Kate loves animals and goes above and beyond to ensure it's a home from home environment. Nothing too much trouble and extra bonus the kids loved the updates on Facebook whilst we were away! Thank you Kate ðŸ˜Š
From Rachel Oliver on
Holly Mae & Rosie Mae , our two Netherland Dwarf bunnies, enjoyed their stay with Kate.
Regular updates on Sylvan Small Pet Hotel's Facebook page, which my daughter enjoyed looking at each day of our holiday to look at updates about her bunnies.
The pet limo was an added bonus.
From Alison B on
Jinx has had a fantastic 17 days at the pet hotel. He absolutely loves it and aside of fantastic accommodation Kate really looks after our furry friends as if they were her own. Can't recommend enough.
From Tiffeny Morris on
I can recommend Kate for her friendly service and for the care provided to our green cheeked Conure Bobby on a recent stay at the Sylvan Small Animal Pet Hotel, a happy well cared for bird ! Thanks Kate
From Sarah on
Highly recommend! My two pigs were given great space inside and time outside, great set up! caring, very clean and professional. Will be back ðŸ˜€
From Adela on
Professional, caring, spotlessly clean and in a beautiful setting. Thank you so much for looking after Comet for us and for the lovely updates.
From Bonnie Mudd on
Kate at Sylvan Small Animal Pet Hotel has been a delight before, during and after our three rabbits, George, Grace and Hudson, stayed with her. Kate really knows her stuff when it comes to rabbits, and as we were away for more than a night, we decided our bunnies deserved a holiday rather than someone popping to the house to feed them. The set up Kate has for all small animals is incredible, she caters for both indoor and outdoor rabbits which we were very pleased about as our rabbits are indoor pets and that is very important to us. The price for 6 nights didn't break the bank by any means, payment and contracts were easy, and the care that our 3 babies had was incredible. The Facebook posts and photos of them have been a delight to see as we missed them as soon as they were gone! Drop of and pick up was simple and easy, and Kate was very understandable when it came to times of drop off and pick up. Our 3 furbabies have settled right back in at home and seem so happy after having their little holiday. We cannot thank Kate enough for the 5 star care that she took of them, so our little trio will be back soon for another break. I have never felt so at ease about someone else looking after our pets, and only being away for one night at a time before, I thought I would be worried sick but I was 100% sure that Kate would do an excellent job of keeping our high maintenance fur babies happy and she has certainly done that. Thank you so much Kate!
From Sophie Seward and Ryan Croucher on
Excellent caring service, I have just boarded my 2 hens, Florence and Jamima, they had a wonderful time and were well looked after by Kate. I would highly recommend the Sylvan Small Animal Pet Hotel.
From Michala Pilbeam on
The Sylvan Pet Hotel is absolutely wonderful my Guinea-Pigs and Lovebirds were very well looked after I had updates photos and videos on Facebook
I would recommend to anyone looking for small animal care while on holiday. The Limo service is great.
From sheila Ashbourne on
Delighted to have found this very professionally run pet hotel. It was super easy to book our rabbit in; he stayed in a lovely big spotless hutch; enjoyed his tasty greens daily and definitely benefitted from the opportunity to run around in one of the outdoor runs. Would recommend to anyone as a safe and cosy place to house their pets for a little holiday. Thanks so much x
From Anna Ward on
Fantastic bunny boarding!
Excellent facilities and every single effort is made to make the environment consistent to home.
Kate is an animal lover which makes a huge difference and I don't think my bunny wanted to come home! I would highly recommend
From Tiffen on
Canâ€™t recommend Kate and The Sylvan Small Animal Pet Hotel enough. Brilliant facilities and we were able to stay updated with how the bunnies were getting on through Kateâ€™s lovely Facebook posts ðŸ°