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Small pet boarding

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BooseysMom · 23/03/2022 10:14

We are going away for a week and have a hamster which we can't take with us and no-one can look after him. I googled some pet boarding places near us but no joy. Why is everywhere just about bloody cats and dogs?!! Has anyone got any ideas on what we can do with him? We just need somewhere for 5 nights. Thanks x

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dementedpixie · 23/03/2022 10:17

Do you have kids with friends who could look after it for a few days

DentonsFringeArnottsWaistcoat · 23/03/2022 10:19

Did you just Google boarding? Maybe try any small pet animal rescues near you too? We have a specific Guinea Pig rescue local to us but they do also do short term/holiday boarding for Guineas too, as they’re called ‘XXXX Guinea Pig Rescue’ I imagine a lot of people might not realise they also offer boarding. Just a thought.

BooseysMom · 23/03/2022 10:27

Thanks both for your replies. I just thought of phoning the vet and they had a couple of places to I had googled and it seemed it was just for cats but they said they do small pets too.

The thing about leaving him with someone I know is that he's a little sod who keeps peeing in his tubes!!! I don't like to have to tell someone I know that they have to take the tubes apart and clean the wee up every day 🤣

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halfsiesonapotnoodle · 23/03/2022 10:38

Contented Pets are a nationwide organisation with different local people who care for all kinds of pets either in their home or yours. Have a Google. Good luck OP!

halfsiesonapotnoodle · 23/03/2022 10:41

Ooh, apologies, Contented Pets are in Wales I think. What about Animal Aunts? They're nationwide I believe.

BooseysMom · 23/03/2022 10:43

@halfsiesonapotnoodle.. thanks so much Smile

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FluffEverywhere · 23/03/2022 10:49

Where abouts (roughly) are you based?

BooseysMom · 23/03/2022 10:52

Midlands, Worcestershire

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FluffEverywhere · 23/03/2022 10:56

Have you tried The Lodge - a friend of mine used to use them for her rabbits, pretty sure they do small furries, too;

SkankingMopoke · 23/03/2022 11:07

It's worth asking on your local Facebook group. We are in a small village, but even here there are several pet sitters.
TBH I would still ask around DCs' friends though (maybe mention in a jovial fashion he's friendly but not yet fully potty trained and may need the occasional accident mopped up). I'd put it on the class chat groups. There will definitely be someone who doesn't want the long term hassle of a pet, but is happy to do it for a week to give their child the experience. We once had a friend and their DC come and care for our pets so she could earn her animals badge for Beavers, as they had no pets of their own.

Hocuspocusandfairies · 23/03/2022 11:13

What about your local pet shop? Our local petshop does small animal boarding.

BooseysMom · 23/03/2022 11:14

@FluffEverywhere.. that sounds great, thanks very much 😊

@SkankingMopoke.. that's a good idea. To say he's not fully potty trained too! Thanks for the advice

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BooseysMom · 23/03/2022 11:16

@Hocuspocusandfairies.. Great idea! I hadn't thought of that.. thanks Smile

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