31 Southview Road
Please mention you found us on: findpetboarding.com
My name is Colleen and if you have clicked on my page I would like to say a massive thank you.
I recently decided to follow my dream of looking after small animals full time after losing my 18 year old Border terrier, Zac in November 2019 who was my world. This gave me a reason to start doing something for me and what I enjoy, it kicked me in the right direction. I am now very happy and consider myself very lucky to be doing a job (if you can call it that) which I absolutely love. I have 2 dogs called Cody and Mr Moseby and a little sassy rabbit called Velvet, they are my furry family.
I previously worked in a Veterinary Practice as Receptionist and I still occasionally locum as a Receptionist in vets, I have gained a great deal
of knowledge from doing this which has been a really helpful tool.
From as far back as I can remember I have always loved animals, I can’t imagine a life without them. I know too many people like myself they are your babies and you just want them to be loved and well looked after.
My business aim is to make sure people can leave there furry family member with me knowing they are going to be in capable hands and are going to be well looked after so they don’t have to worry, as I do completely understand how hard it is to give your pet to someone and put complete trust in them.
- Fully Insured
- CRB Checked
- First Aid Qualified for pets
- Safe, loving environment for all pets
- Previously worked in a veterinary practice
The boarding facility is a separate building on my property that has been designed for the comfort of small animals – it is fully insulated and has electricity and a large window. It is equipped with state of the art air conditioning and heating, a radio for them to listen to, a tv and plenty of toys, food and treats. It's a home away from home.
I have 3 large Hutches/Pens which are approx. 5ft x 2ft most suitable for rabbits, 2 hutches that are adjoined through a play tunnel, the top and bottom are separate hutches each hutch is approx. 240cm x 48cm making them perfect for Guinea Pigs and 1 outdoor hutch. I like to make all pets feel like they are at a home away from home.
I board both indoor and outdoor small animals. All other small animals’ cages will need to be provided by owner. You will need to supply any bedding for your pet.
Hamsters, rats and birds will be kept inside my home.
Your pet will be played with throughout the day and for rabbits and guinea pigs they will be let out into an indoor or outdoor play pen (dependant on weather conditions). The garden is fully secure. We also have plenty of toys to keep them occupied.
If the weather is bad they can have full range of the boarding room it is completely safe from hazards such as wires. I have designed it specifically to be small animal friendly with hay boxes and toys dotted around.
Applicable to rabbits – Your rabbit will need to be fully vaccinated and kept up to date with their vaccines before we can accept them for boarding. (Vaccines required are Myxomatosis RHD1 and RHD2, please talk to your vet for more information).
All areas are disinfected with pet safe products (safe4) before and after a pets stay. Rabbits and Guinea Pigs are cleaned out daily which is reflected in the price.
I will feed your pet as per your instructions. You will need to supply the pets food (such as dry) as I don’t like to change pets diets as this can genuinely upset there tummy’s and I like to keep their time away from there owner as normal as possible. Enough food should be supplied to last them the duration of there stay.
I do provide hay, fresh fresh fruit and vegetables and fresh drinking water will be applied daily.
1 x Rabbit or Guinea Pig Per 24 hours: (£6)
2 x Rabbit or Guinea Pig (using same hutch) Per 24 hours: (£8)
3 x Rabbit or Guinea Pig (using same hutch) Per 24 hours (£10)
My prices for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs boarding reflect a daily clean, fresh fruit and veg, hay & straw, daily hygiene check and general care.
1 x Hamster or gerbil or mice or rat boarding per 24 hours: (£3)
2 x Hamster or gerbil or mice or rat boarding (using same cage) per 24 hours: (£4)
1 x Tortoise boarding per 24 hours: (£4)
1 x Bird Boarding per 24 hours (£3)
I offer a full grooming package for Rabbits or Guinea Pigs or you can choose from any of the services in the full groom and have as an individual service.
Full body brush including de-shed
Trim (Mainly suitable for lionhead type rabbits or long haired Guinea Pigs
Hygiene Clean: includes ears, eyes and bottoms
Grooming Spray with Macadamia Oil moisturising the skin whilst leaving a shiny coat
Spray of Fly Strike protector on bottom (helps protect against fly strike)
Full Groom Prices:
1 X Rabbit Full Groom includes all of the above - £20
1 X Guinea Pig Full Groom includes all of the above - £15
*** SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR CLIENTS THAT ARE BOARDING WITH US FOR ATLEAST 7 DAYS GET 50%
OFF THE NORMAL FULL GROOMING PRICE!***
APPLICABLE FOR FULL GROOMS ONLY AND TO BE CARRIED OUT DURING THEIR STAY
Individual Grooming Service Prices:
Please get in touch for individual grooming services prices.
Pick up/drop off service:
Perfect if you don't drive and you wish for me to pick up your furry friend ready for their holiday. I can pick up and drop off. Prices vary depending on your location - please enquire for more information.
At no extra charge you can opt in for Whatsapp pictures to be sent to you of updates of your pet whilst your away and you can also keep an eye on my business Facebook page so you can see what they are up to (prior to your consent)
For Rabbits and Guinea Pigs they will have a daily cage clean and this is reflected in the price, for all other
animals you can opt for a full cage clean at an additional charge of £5 per clean should you wish to have this. For bookings of more than 2 weeks this will be complimentary.
Located in the Preston area of Paignton, Devon, UK.