Small Animal Boarding

Small Animal Boarding

We welcome a diversity of small animals and have cared for many types including Parrots, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Mice, Degues, Chinchillas, Goldfish and Hens.

It is essential for you to know that your pet is safe and well cared. Our dedicated staff are trained to a minimum standard of NVQ II in animal care.

  • Good quality food
  • Fresh, clean bedding
  • Year round climate control
  • Constant access to fresh water
  • Daily, thorough cleaning of their accommodation
  • A secure, spacious and comfortable environment
  • And most importantly our CARE, attention and TLC at all times form our team!

We have a designated area for the care of small animals. This includes a climate controlled room, two enclosed gardens and two hen houses with their own chicken runs.

The small animal room is brick built with cavity wall insulation and has a double glazed window.

The thermostatically controlled heater allows us to keep the room at a constant temperature. Whilst we have a number of cages and hutches available some clients prefer to bring in their own. Please call in advance to check availability and suitability of our cages and hutches.

The two secure gardens are totally enclosed with a two inch square wire mesh, this is concreted into the ground to prevent any of the pets digging out! Within the lawned gardens are various sized hutches which can accommodate Rabbits or Guinea Pigs.

Every day each pet is let out of its hutch and given time (individually) to explore one of the gardens. This also includes the House Rabbits who are staying in the Small Animal Room.

The four hen houses both have an en-suite chicken run and can accommodate up to 6 hens each. The hen houses are of timber construction with wooden perches and egg laying boxes. The runs are made of 2 inch square wire mesh.

We will be pleased to discuss the care of your pet with you. We care for pets with special needs and are well versed with the very old and very young. We treat all our guests as individuals.

If your pet is on medication we can continue to administer it for you. We will record the details of the medication when you arrive. It is essential that medication arrives in its original container. If it is ongoing please ensure there is enough for their stay and extra in case you are delayed on your return journey.

Pets that are on more than simple medication will incur and additional charge.

It is our policy to contact a pet’s own registered vet in case of any problems. In addition we are fortunate enough to have excellent relations with our local mobile vet, Claire McArdle.

We stock a wide variety of small animal food which include; Mixed Hen Corn, Russell Rabbit and Excel, Gertie Guinea Pig and Excel and Carrots. The bedding we keep in stock includes; hay, straw and shavings. Due to the various bedding products and numerous foods now available please call in advance to check if we have in stock the food and bedding you are currently using.

The only small animal that we require to be vaccinated is the rabbit. We insist that all rabbits staying with us are up to date with their Myxomatosis vaccine. We also encourage you to consider vaccinating your rabbit against Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. If in doubt please seek your vet’s advice.

Please ensure your pet arrives safely, ideally in a secure carrier.

Small Animal Boarding Prices


If you have any questions or worries at all, then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01625 525409.

Your pets are more than just pets, they're family too!

Here at Newgate Kennels & Cattery we understand that...

..which is why our philosophy is to treat your pet just how you would – with care and affection. Call us for a quick chat or why not look at more of the website. All the photographs were taken here at Newgate Kennels.