We promise to treat your pets as if they were our own. We've been rabbit and cavy lovers for several years and are well experienced in their care, and offer a high quality and inexpensive service to anyone looking to board their pet.
We'll have a good chat with you and ask you to fill in a form when you bring your pet so we know their personalities and preferences, and likes and dislikes.
We'll provide your pet with all bedding, fruit, veg and unlimited grass and hay but we do ask that you bring their usual dry food, as we are unable to stock every type and don't want a change of diet to cause upset tummies.
Being animal lovers the care your pets will receive will be well beyond the call of duty as we genuinely enjoy caring for animals and there's no better sight to our eyes than a happy, lively cavy or rabbit!
All pets are homed in our large, secure outbuilding and so are completely safe from the elements and predators.
Pets are never allowed to mix, unless they've already been brought in bonded pairs or groups. We have a variety of large hutches, and don't charge any extra for two-tier accommodation!
We believe your pets should spend as much time as possible out of their hutches enjoying exercise and so have built large indoor playpens (over 100 square feet each) full of toys and tunnels and amusements, as well as outdoor runs. These have been a huge hit with every pet who's stayed, and when out of their hutch, pets are supervised at all times, as we know the mischief they can often get up to!
Health & Hygiene:
We'll check your pet on a daily basis for any sign of illness, injury or disease. Please note that all rabbits must be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and VHD.
Hutches and the playpens are kept clean on a daily basis, and are regularly disinfected, especially between boarders. We hate dirty hutches and have a scrupulous regard for health and hygiene.
Small Pet Boarding Prices
We can look after your pet for any length of time, from one night upwards, and no deposit is required. Prices are charged by night, like a human hotel.
Prices are: Rabbits - £3.50 per night for a single rabbit, then £1.50 extra for each additional bunny housed together. However if your bunnies cannot be housed together the single rate for each bunny will apply.
Guinea Pigs - £2 per night for a single Guinea Pig, then £1 extra for each additional Guinea.
All other small pets - £1 per night per pet.
You can pay by either cash or cheque.
*PLEASE NOTE PRICE INCREASE WILL BE EFFECTIVE FROM 1st JANUARY 2010*
A daily brush and health check are included at no extra charge.
I have just collected my babies from their stay with kirsty whilst I went on holiday, I was very nervous as I have never done this before and my animals are my whole world.... All I can say is that they all look sad to be home!!!!! Lol, they we're all happy and playing when we went for them, cleaned out and well looked after, thank you so much to kirsty, put me at ease straight away and they will defo be back with you when we next go away, I will be recommending you to everyone I know.
From Steph procter on
I have been boarding my rabbits with Kirsty for many years and wouldn't feel confident in them staying anywhere else. Kirsty really cares about the pets in her care and is knowledgeable about their welfare. My bunnies are a very important part of the family and they deserve the best care I can get for them and I feel confident with Kirsty that they are in safe hands. Kirsty is very flexible and in my experience has often gone beyond expectations to meet the needs of my bunnies. She really gets to know the pets in her care and I have always found her to provide a very friendly, helpful service. After many years of boarding my rabbits with Kirsty I trust her to look after them well and have always found her to be extremely helpful. I would highly recommend her and my bunnies are already booked in for later this year!
From Pat Blackburn on
I have being bringing my guinea pigs to Kirsty at Whittle Valley for a number of years. I am truly satisfied that she is very attentive and kind to all the animals in her care. Kirsty is very knowledgeable about small animal welfare and I feel that my pets are in good hands. I feel very lucky to have Whittle Valley on my doorstep and would recommend it to anyone who wants to go on holiday knowing that their pets are in safe hands.
From Clare HARRISON on
My house rabbit has been staying with Kirsty for the past 5.5 years.
When I first went to Whittle Valley I was concerned about my rabbit not being inside (like heâ€™s used to) and being disturbed by the noise (heâ€™s a single bunny). Every time he returns home he is relaxed and chilled out like he has been at a spa. Itâ€™s so nice to know that the disturbance in his routine doesnâ€™t phase him. To note, if he ever stays anywhere else (including family when I am still looking after him) it takes him at least a week to return to his normal relaxed self.
When he first stayed he had just been in the vets for an operation to do with his digestive system. Kirsty still checks on him now and asks about it!
Kirsty clearly cares about all the bunnies in her care and they are clearly treated very well during their stay. She always gives us an update at the end of his stay when itâ€™s clear she has spent time with him. My bun is a bit of a Prince so if he likes it any bun will.
I would not take him anywhere else.
From Emily on
I have always brought my pets to Whittle Valley pet hotel and each time I have left with very happy bunnies. Kirsty is fantastic at her job and genuinely cares for each pet with a warm heart. I feel comfortable knowing that my bunnies are in safe hands with lots of care, attention and treats. The prices are very reasonable and kirsty is very flexible with times especially as I was running late once and she was very understanding. I would highly recommended bringing your pet to this lovely family run business you won't be disappointed.
From Dee on
I was very impressed with the care my rabbits received while in Kirsty's care , I would highly recommend Whittle pet hotel . They provide a friendly helpful service and give the animals the best home from home experience .
From J Slater on
I have been using the Whittle Valley pet hotel for a couple of years now. I usually leave our rabbit about 4 times a year with Kirsty. It's a lovely place and very secure. Kirsty knows everything there is to know about rabbits, she even gave me advice when my rabbit had an operation. I would definitely recommend this hotel, Kirsty is very welcoming and I feel very happy leaving our rabbit in her care.
From Vicky Lambert on
We have taken our rabbits to Kirsty for a number of years and wouldn't go anywhere else. She looks after them like her own and will even send you updates whilst your away. Excellent value and great boarding facilities.
From Kim on
I would recommend Whittle Valley Pet Hotel to anyone looking for small pet boarding. They provide a welcoming and high quality service and go out of their way to make you feel at ease and assured that your pet will be well looked after. We have used the service on a number of occasions and have always been please with the care of our pets. Thanks Kirsty!
From Catherine Tickle on
I have used the facility for 3 years plus.
My rabbit is always looked after well. I know
I can go away on holiday and enjoy myself
With the care that is delivered there. Fresh vegetables and water on a daily basis. My rabbit actually sulks when itâ€™s time to come home. But the level of care which is delivered is 5 star. Thank you Kirsty.
From Louise sarge on
I have taken my bunnies to Kirsty for the past 10 years & would not send them anywhere else. Kirsty is fantastic, very knowledgeable about the animals, treats each animal as though they were her own, my bunnies love her!
From Emma on
Iâ€™ve been a customer here for many years now, I have two rabbits (co co and fluffy) every time we come to pick they never want to go home because of how much fun theyâ€™ve had. The rabbits are looked after so very well and get everything they need and desire, I recommend the pet hotel to everyone who wants there pets being looked after with love and care and correctly.
From Jack smith on
Fantastic my Guinea pigs have been coming to whittle valley for 2 years now its like there second home as they stay frequently. Kirsty is fantastic and looks after the girls like her own. They get fresh fruit and veg daily. Price is very reasonable . They always come home happy and in great condition. I would not take them anywhere else. I recommend whittle valley pet hotel 100%.
From Helen on
My son's bearded dragon Winchester has been going on his holidays to Whittle Valley and his "Auntie Kirsty's" for a few years now. He is always well looked after, is happy and very well fed !! Kirsty is very knowledgeable and treats all her guests as if they were her own - he is going again this year along with Mad Jack our rescued guinea pig I wouldn't let them go anywhere else.
From Mrs. T on
Have used this facility many times with both rabbits and guinea pigs. Would never take them anywhere else. Kirsty is knowledgeable, caring and treats the pets as if they were her own. Have never had any problems and would highly recommend Whittle Valley.
We are located in Heywood, Greater Manchester, within minutes of both the M60 and M62 and are within very easy reach of Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham and Ashton. We have had people coming from all over England to board their pets with us!
You can get hold of a detailed map and directions on the 'Where We Are' page of our website.
We don't have strict opening hours as such. However we do operate an appointment system so please make arrangements for your pet's drop off and collection at the time of booking.