playful paws pet care services

The Jays
West Road Thorney
NG23 7BU

Tel: 07510261940

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsHamsters, Mice etc.

We are located in the pretty village of Thorney, Nottinghamshire, offering a friendly and professional pet care service for small animals. We have 2 gorgeous rabbits of our own, who are very sociable and lots of fun. We have years of experience caring for our own and other people’s pets and are fully insured with Pet Business Insurance.
We provide excellent and spacious small pet accommodation for rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters and gerbils. We pride ourselves on being caring, reliable and knowledgeable and really enjoy looking after small animals. You can be reassured that your pets will be well looked after in quality accommodation during their stay with us.


All pet guests are housed in a large airy summer house and they also have access to big runs in our pretty garden. We provide spacious and clean Bunny Dens for 1-4 rabbits, 2.75 x 1.50 m in size, and sturdy, roomy Piggy Huts and runs for 1-4 guinea pigs. We also board rats, hamsters and gerbils in their own cages. The Dens are big open spaces that allow rabbits to run, jump and play whenever they like but also within the Den is a safe hutch where they can have quiet time. Smaller pets can be accommodated within our home over colder months, either in their own cages or guinea pigs can stay in our lovely indoor hutch where they get lots of cuddles and attention.


Rabbits and Guinea Pigs have plenty of space to exercise within their accommodation as well as enjoying outside exercise within spacious runs in shady areas of our large garden.

Health & Hygiene:

Guests receive regular fresh water, hay and vegetables every day, as well as their dry food. They are checked every day for signs of ill health and also observed regularly to ensure they are all having fun. We provide a stimulating environment, which is safe and thoroughly cleaned at the end of each pet stay. We are experienced in small animal care and are passionate about animal welfare, being able to offer advice on small pet care should you need it. We can access a local Vets if necessary, but all vet bills are the responsibility of the pet’s owner and must be settled before collection of your pet. Rabbits require up to date vaccination cards prior to arrival and animals will only be accepted if in good health.

Small Pet Boarding Prices


1 Rabbit - £7 per day / 2+ Rabbits - £10 per day (when sharing a den)

1 Guinea Pig - £5 per day / 2+ Guinea Pigs - £7 per day (when sharing a hut)

Rats in Own Cage - £4 per day
Hamsters/Gerbils in Own Cage - £3 per day

Payment for all pet care services are required in cash on the day pets are dropped off.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

We offer grooming and claw clipping to friendly rabbits and guinea pigs for an additional £10 for each service.

We also offer a pet visiting service and dog walking to pets living within Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire for £10 for 30 minutes and £15 for 60 minutes. Send us a message for more information.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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I hunted high and low for a good quality, professional boarding for our two guinea pigs and two rats. After having been turned away and blatantly ignored by other small animal boarding places, I found exactly what I was looking for with Playful Paws!! Communication was always quick and friendly; this was evident from the very first email. Carey was welcoming and approachable. I was more than happy with the price and the service offered. Upon arrival we were greeted by Carey, who asked us plenty of questions about our animals in order to get to know them, as well as allowed us to ask all the questions we wanted. The area where the animals were kept was smart, tidy and clean and well stocked with plenty of toys and hide-outs for the guinea pigs. We had a text while we were away, with an update on how the animals were doing, and it was a real personalised text which proved that Payful Paws really do treat and care for the animals as their own. When we picked the animals up, they were still clean and tidy, happy and healthy. We were so impressed and happy with the service that we received that we've already booked our guinea pigs, rats AND hamsters in with Carey an Playful Paws over our Christmas break!! Thank you Playful Paws!!

5 From Kayleigh on

First time I have used rabbit lodgings for my three bunnies - I have to say it's five stars without a doubt all very well looked after with a super outdoor run, regular updates on how they all were- I'm sure they didn't want to come home after their super holiday 😭😂 thanks so much look forward to seeing you in August XX

5 From Andrea on

My 2 rabbits have just enjoyed a 2 week stay with Jonathan and Carey while I had some house renovations done to my property. They were very friendly, caring and professional and took time to find out all about my rabbits and their needs and to reassure me that they would be well looked after at Playful Paws. The Bunny Den was clean and spacious and had plenty of toys to keep them entertained, so they settled very quickly. My rabbits also were able to run around on the grass in the large run in their garden. I am very happy with the excellent care given to my rabbits and would not hesitate to bring them to Playful Paws again and recommend them to my friends.

5 From Shannon on

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Covering Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

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Open for Enquiries: 7 days a week 9 am - 7 pm

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