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We are a family run pet care service offering quality home from home bespoke boarding in tranquil surroundings for guests throughout Oxfordshire and beyond. We have over 30 years experience caring and owning pets from hamsters to horses so you can be confident in the knowledge that your beloved pet will be treated with respect, love and care during their holiday stay. Here at the Ark our aim is to provide a personal as well as professional service with your pets welfare being most paramount as well as being accommodating as possible. For the well being of our guests and other pets we do ask owners to ensure their pets are up to date with the necessary vaccinations and a copy will need to be seen. For extra peace of mind we hold a First Aid Certificate for Small Pets Care and are police checked. Regardless of the weather guests will be handled and enjoy lots of human interaction on a daily basis. Holiday Ark regularly receives referrals from local vets which is a great honour.
All accommodation is Rabbit Welfare Trust and Fund approved. We use luxury 6FT hutches (which are all visible from the house) with made to measure thermally lined waterproof and windproof covers ensuring guests will be cool and receive shade in the summer and warm in the winter. Heat pads are also available to keep our guests snug. All we ask is for clients to provide their own pet food as Holiday Ark supplies bottles, bowls, unlimited locally produced meadow hay, vegetables and herbs. Water is replenished daily.
Double glazed and well insulated indoor accommodation is available using Ferplast 100 housing. Pets will still have access to outside exercise runs during the day.
Spacious, well constructed non rust metal large outdoor runs with tunnels, toys and outdoor houses providing shade during the summer months as well as ensuring a boredom free stay. A bottle or bowl depending on which is your pet's normal routine will be attached to the exercise run whilst they are enjoying play. A safe good sized garden enables our large exercise runs to be moved daily ensuring guests are always grazing on fresh grass as well as having covers for exercise in the shade. Pets are able to freely display natural behaviour safely, such as hopping, jumping, running and foraging. Your pet will always be seen from our home in the secure garden.
We use ample barley straw as well as dust extracted shavings for bedding. All accommodation is spot cleaned daily using a veterinary approved disinfectant. A full hutch clean, including bottles and bowls using the same disinfectant is carried out at the and of each guest visit. Unlimited fresh hay is given on a daily basis.
Guinea Pigs - £9.00 per hutch per day
Up to 2 Rabbits - £11.00 per hutch per day
We have a number of Ferplast 100 cages (approximately 100cm x 60cm), suitable for guinea pigs and dwarf rabbits. These are kept in a heated/insulated shed with a radio softly playing the animals' favourite tunes.
Please note due to high demand we have a minimum charge of 5 days boarding which is £45 for guinea pigs and £55 for rabbits.
Dog walking from £12.00
Pet visits from £10.00
Police checked dog walking as well as pet first aid trained.
Our good sized pet garden is surrounded by shrubs and offers an idyllic retreat for your rabbit or guinea pig.
This service does not include administering medication and is only for well pets.
We are conveniently based in Kidlington (behind Sainsburys in Kidlington) just of the A4260 or 10 minutes south from Junction 9 off the M40. We are about 5 miles north of Oxford which is a crossing point from west to east along the main A40 trunk road and A34 north to south.