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Whiskers

Small Pet Boarding

Providing luxury indoor and outdoor boarding facilities and a professional grooming and claw clipping service for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs in Willenhall, West Midlands!

Whiskers Small Pet Boarding, est. 2022, is located in Willenhall, West Midlands, WV12 4LT. We are approximately 4 miles from Wolverhampton and 4 miles from Walsall, and 30 minutes from Birmingham International Airport (BHX).


We provide a home away from home experience for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs in our indoor and outdoor, luxury, themed, heated and non-heated boarding facilities. Whether you are going on holiday, have ill health or have a business trip, we will be happy to accommodate your fluffy loved ones! We have no minimum or maximum length of stay.


Since opening in July 2022, we have accommodated over 70 pets! We have 100% 5-star reviews from happy customers!


We are fully insured with Pet Business Insurance – a certificate of insurance is displayed by the entrance to the boarding room and Whiskers Warren!

I am also CRB/DBS checked, proof of this can be shown too!

I am currently in college studying my second year of a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care and Management! This course has provided me with the experience of caring for a wide range of exotic and domestic species, how to manage a boarding facility, run a land based business as well as expanding my current knowledge on caring for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and other small animals.


I have always been passionate about caring for animals! As a child, I grew up surrounded by a number of different animals - we had a family dog, several goldfish, a few Rabbits and a hamster! I regularly stay with family in Cumbria near a farm, so I am also used to being around livestock. I regularly volunteer at a dog rescue in Penkridge, I am the media creator for Bunnies and Piggies in Need UK, and I work at an Alpaca experience farm near Albrighton!

I currently own two Rabbits - Snowball and Flopsy; a Tortoise - Esio and a Hamster - Smokey!

Flopsy and Snowball

Esio

Maddie

We are ambassadors for Homemade for Pets!

Lots of forage and toys we give to your pets whilst with us are from Homemade for Pets. The team create healthy (fruit and oat free) treats and toys for small pets! We’ve never had a guest refuse their forage, so it’s clearly very tasty!


For 10% off your order, use code WHISKERSBOARDING10 at checkout!

Boarding

Our Main Boarding Room in Our Indoor Facilities - from £6 per day.

Our main boarding room is located indoors, in an insulated room attached to our home. The room is covered by CCTV and is alarmed overnight. Our pens are purpose-built for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. This room is available all year round for bookings.

We have two cube pens and two hutch pens available to book.

All Rabbits who board with us MUST be up-to-date with vaccinations!

Cube Pen

Hutch Pen

Whiskers Warren - Luxury Themed Pens

Our luxury cabin is located in our secure garden, with natural daylight and airflow - this accommodation is suitable for Rabbits only - a minimum of two. These pens are available to book from May to September and are opening in May 2024!

Photos coming soon!

Dandelion Den

Carrot Cottage

Apple Apartment

Grooming

We offer a grooming service for Rabbits. This service is available for both guests and non-boarding guests. Sessions are private, so your rabbits will have our full attention.

All sessions vary in time depending on fur type, condition of the fur and how well they like to be handled.


Grooming

Rabbit Grooming - free for guests or from £5 per Rabbit.


All Rabbits should be free from parasites (Mites, Fleas and Lice).

All Rabbits should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis, RVHD and RVHD2.

Other Services

To view our other services, please visit Moo’s Animal Services!

Where are you located?

We are based in Willenhall, West Midlands, WV12. We often get mixed up with the Willenhall in Coventry - we can recommend a boarding facility from this area if this happens!

Are you insured?

We are fully insured with Pet Business Insurance - a certificate is displayed in our main boarding room and Whiskers Warren.

Where can I park at drop off and collection?

There is ample street parking available, if possible, please park over the end of our drive or infront of our wall. This also allows a shorter distance to carry belongings.We ask that you park considerately and do not block in any of our neighbours.

Do you send updates?

Yes I do! I send updates via Whatsapp. I cannot guarantee they will be sent daily, but I will try my best.

Is your accommodation secure?

Yes.

We have four pens in a heated, insulated room attached to our home. This room is our main boarding room, home to our cube and hutch pens - suitable for both indoor and outdoor Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. This room is open to bookings all year round. The room is alarmed and is under 24/7 CCTV surveillance.


We have three luxury, themed pens in our non-heated Whiskers Warren, located in our secure garden. Our home and all access points to our garden are under 24/7 CCTV surveillance. Whiskers Warren is suitable for indoor and outdoor rabbits that are large breeds or large groups. The cabin is open to bookings from May to September only.

"When we went on holiday Coco had not long had an operation and was not eating very well. When we came back she was eating well and fully recovered. We had regular updates on how she was doing whilst we were away which was reassuring. Coco has come back a very happy rabbit and we are more than pleased with the excellent care she received." S.C - July 2022

"I would highly recommend Whiskers Small Pet Boarding. Martha recently looked after my rabbit after VERY short notice. Martha was so friendly and it was great for her to help out at such short notice. We have loved having the daily updates from Martha about how Flopsy was during the day and it really made us feel at ease. Five stars from us, I wish your little business all the best... we will be in touch for the next holiday." L.M - August 2022

"Truly amazing! This lady is certainly an animal lover and has gone out her way to ensure all of your fur babies needs will be taken care of during their stay. The enclosures are extremely clean and are disinfected appropriately ready for their stay. She welcomes you wish such a friendly manner! She supplies their bedding, hay, water bottles and fresh vegetables daily. They also get time outside, fully supervised. All you need to do is supply their food bowls, kibble and any tunnels that will make their stay more home from home. All of your pets info, likes and dislikes are taken down including their vets info and of course she in fully insured. A real game changer for us having only left our pets with trusted family up to this point but we felt totally reassured when making our way off on holiday and to reassure us further we even got pictures and updates whilst away! Our piggies returned home looking calm and well cared for. We cannot thank her enough for taking such good care of our pets for us!" S.K - September 2022

"Absolutely fantastic bunny boarding. I felt confident and comfortable that Bowie was going to be looked after from day one.

Good and professional booking and communication is excellent and timely. Very clear boarding instructions and directions. Reasonable and fair rates for the service provided. We had photos and updates so we knew he was ok and being looked after and had settled well. We will definitely be back and already have August booked with Whiskers. Would recommend 100%." A.P - April 2023

"Martha took amazing care of our mini lop bunny and sent us regular update messages complete with pictures. She did an amazing job of grooming him, sending him home a much lighter and neater rabbit. Can't say enough good things about the welcome Charlie had and how easy it was for us to use Whiskers. I'd highly recommend this company and having had an amazing first stay, we will definitely be using Martha again. Thank you." H.B-G - April 2023

"Martha is not only a lovely young lady but such a kind and caring soul. She recently looked after my two rabbits who had never been away from home. Both bunnies were looked after to a very high standard and may I add quite spoilt. I never even realised bunny boarding was an option. Martha most definitely knows her stuff and is very knowledgeable in her practice, as well as very professional. She has a great electronic system where you can input all yours and your furry babies information and upload pictures. Your furry friends will have their own profile on the system which can be updated at any time. Martha will look after your furry babies as you wish them to be looked after and is very accomodating. Nail clipping and grooming is also part of the high standard of care your furry friend will receive. I highly recommend Whiskers Boarding and will most definitely be using it again. Considering my bunnies are not the most sociable of buns, when I left them they were more than happy with their holiday home and I had peace of mind so I could enjoy mine. Martha regularly updated me with text messages and pictures if my furry babies so I had peace of mind and could enjoy my holiday. I must say I was slightly apprehensive as I had never left them with a, 'stranger' before but will definitely not hesitate again. Thank you Martha, you're a superstar and my bunnies new Foster Mum." M T.K - July 2023

"Highly recommend Whiskers Small Pet Boarding. Took our pet rabbit there for the first time for a weeks stay, and she was looked after so well. I loved how I received photos and messages whilst she was there, keeping me informed of how she was getting on.... which was very reassuring. From start to finish Whiskers Small Pet Boarding have been brilliant. Thank you so much for making Pebbles’ first time away from us a very happy one :)" L.N - August 2023

"Marvellous Martha! Martha is an absolutely wonderful person with so much care and love to give, she provided boarding for our Rabbit, Ted, amazingly well and helped him settle well almost immediately, despite him being destructive! Martha has excellent communication and provides amazing pictures and updates throughout the boarding experience. I would use Martha's services again without hesitation and would recommend to any bunny parents! I truly hope she continues in this career as she has a wonderful passion for animal care!" M L.W - August 2023

"What a lovely young lady. Martha looked after my piggie Scooby. He was very content. I had updates and photos, so reassuring to know he was being looked after so well. Had a bad experience with a previous pet sitter, wish I had found Martha earlier. Already rebooked for next year. Thanks, Jo and Scooby.” J.H - October 2023

"I've just returned from holiday to collect my 2 guinea pigs Coco and Bear and I'm over the moon how well and cared for by Martha. They had a groom and also a nail trim. They seemed so healthy and happy, I would recommend Martha at Whiskers Small Pet Boarding to everyone. Brilliant service. It was like the piggies were on their holiday as well. Thanks so much Martha. I will definitely be bringing them again in the near future.” S.S - May 2024

"Sniggles had a lovely time and we had regular photos, he was well looked after. Looking forward to his next adventure with Whiskers." m R.H - July 2022

"I would highly recommend Whiskers. They have looked after my two guinea pigs recently and the piggies have had a wonderful time, they loved it there and felt at home. This is a great place to take your animals to as they are looked after great and Martha is so caring with all the animals." G.P - August 2022

"Ruby and Charlie were looked after very well. I was sent photos and a video which was reassuring as this was their first time with Whiskers. They're already booked in for another stay!" S.K - April 2023

"A fantastic boarding experience for our two guinea pigs. Martha is very professional and the whole experience was seamless. We really enjoyed getting the regular updates and feel that our girls had a lovely holiday, like we did. The whole process was really easy and will definitely book with Martha again." M S.S - April 2023

"Very lovely lady and lovely boarding room. Ebony was very well looked after. I would definitely recommend Whiskers and will leave Ebony with you again. A* treatment. We also had regular picture with updates. Thank you so much." S.N - April 2023

"My bunnies went for their first boarding with Whiskers for 5 days. I was given updates of the girls on a regular basis which I was very happy with. The girls seemed very happy with their stay and were very well looked after, they were even groomed during their stay!

Martha is very friendly and extremely professional! Nothing was too much trouble and drop off and collection is very well organised. Thank you so much. Will definitely be returning in the future." L.O - May 2023

"Excellent service. My Guinea Pigs were very well looked after and I had pictures and videos sent to me often. Will definitely be booking again!" L.C - June 2023

"Very happy with Whiskers, Maisey was well looked after and cared for while I was away on a mini break. Martha also sent pictures of Maisey to let me know she had settled in nicely." S.W - June 2023

"Couldn't of wished for better for our bunnies they were cared for so well, they also had a lovely little pamper beautifully groomed and nails clipped. We also had love pictures sent and updates of how they were giving peace of mind. We will be booking again! And sending the Guinea pigs too." B.S - August 2023

"Martha looked after my Woody very well when I was away. She sent me videos and photos of Woody and kept me updated. Martha also trimmed Woody's claws while I was away. She is very loving and caring to all the animals that come into her care. She is so lovely with all the animals and I'm very happy with the care he received." G.P - August 2023

"Lovely woman, felt relaxed and content knowing my bunnies were receiving the best care whilst I was on holiday. Would highly recommend." J.T - August 2023

"Highly recommend Martha. Our beautiful fur babies (Rolo and Nibbles). I was a little bit worried about leaving them at first as it was our first time away from them. She was very reassuring and kept me updated with how they were and sent pictures. When we collected them and got them home, they were so happy, running around their cage and even enjoyed travelling home. They are already booked to stay next year.” S.G - September 2023

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Whiskers Small Pet Boarding Terms and Conditions 2024

Privacy Notice

Whiskers Small Pet Boarding will treat all personal information provided confidential and will never pass client information on to any third parties. The only time client information will be used, is in the event of a medical emergency, where information provided upon booking may be passed to the veterinary practice OR if your pet is abandoned at our facilities.


Deposits

Any booking made as of Monday 1st January 2024 will require a 50% deposit to secure the booking. A booking will not be created on our system until we have received this deposit. We will no longer reserve dates for you prior to receiving the deposit, it will be based on a first come, first served basis.

All deposits are non-refundable but are transferable if the booking is cancelled with a minimum of three weeks' notice. Any transferable deposits will depend on availability and will expire after 6 months.


Payment

The remaining 50% of the balance will be due on the 1st of the month the booking is taking place in. A reminder email will be sent out up to 7 days before this due date. Failure to pay the remaining balance by the 2nd of the month will result in a cancellation on our behalf with a no-refund and non-transferable policy on the deposit.

All payments must be sent by BACS unless otherwise agreed with Martha.


Cancellations

If you wish to cancel your booking, please contact Martha as soon as possible. If you provide a minimum of three weeks’ notice, the deposit can be transferred to a new booking, you have six months to make a new booking before the deposit becomes void. If you provide less than three weeks’ notice, the deposit is strictly non-refundable or transferable. If the full balance has been paid, 50% of the balance will be refunded, but the 50% deposit will not be refunded.


Arrival

Please ensure you have arrived with all the appropriate items found on the checklist. If the dry food you provided runs out, we will purchase another bag, you will be expected to pay for this on collection, a second receipt for the bag of food will be obtained for both you and our records.


Arrival and Departure Times

It is essential you arrive within our opening times, at the agreed time stated on your confirmation email or text. If our opening times do not suit your holiday, please consider adding a day either side of your holiday or arrange for a trusted friend or family member to drop off and collect your pets – if this is the case, we will need written permission off yourself to say who is picking your pets up.

If you are delayed on your way to drop off or collect your pets, you must let us know as soon as possible, with an estimated time of arrival.

If you are delayed on your way to collect your pets and you will not reach us within our opening times, we charge standard daily rates for an additional day, and you will be expected to collect them the following day. You will be required to pay the additional daily rate at collection. If availability allows, your pets will remain in their original boarding pen, if not, we have a contingency plan in place.

If you wish to collect your pets earlier than the original booking dates, we will NOT refund you for the ‘unused’ days – you still must arrive within our opening times.


Updates

We send updates to you via WhatsApp whilst your pet is in our care. We cannot guarantee these will be sent daily - although we will try our best. If you have not received an update from us and are wondering how they’re doing, please just send a text and we will be more than happy to get back to you as soon as possible.


Carica Pets

The booking software we use is a simple but effective way to create bookings, check our availability and update any relevant information you think we will need to know. If medical or dietary information changes during the time from making the booking to when the booking takes place, please update any relevant information before your pets stay, so we are made aware.


Pet Health

You must make us aware of your pets health information and should explain all previous and current medical conditions to us.

You must ensure your pets are in good health and free from any parasites before they arrive at our boarding facilities.


Rabbit Vaccinations

All rabbits must be vaccinated against Myxomatosis, RVHD1 and RVHD2. We must be shown proof of this before the booking commences. A clear photograph of the vaccination booklet should be sent to us or uploaded to your pets profile on Carica Pets. The owner details, batch number and date given should be in one single photograph, if possible.

All Rabbits should hold a valid vaccination record to board in our facilities, if they are not currently vaccinated, they must be vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival.


Medical Emergencies

If your pets show signs of illness during their stay with us, we will get them to the nearest veterinary practice as soon as possible. We will make all effort to contact you and/or the emergency contact and will keep you up to date with what is discussed at the vets.

All medical fees that occur during your pets stay with us are expected to be paid by yourself upon collection.


Abandonment

Should you decide to abandon your pets with us at the end of their stay, we will contact you and the emergency contact on multiple occasions throughout a 48-hour period. If we gain no response, we reserve the right to rehome your animal to a local rescue of our choice. We will make no effort to disclose the location of this rescue to you. Your name and contact details will be passed on to the rescue.


Liability

Whiskers Small Pet Boarding accepts no liability for the death of your animals whilst under our care. Whiskers Small Pet Boarding accepts no liability for any injuries sustained whilst on the premises. There are no licensing laws or regulations for small animal boarding, therefore you leave your pets under the care of Whiskers Small Pet Boarding at your own risk.