What we do....

Ingleby Bunny Boarding caters for short or long stay holiday boarding for rabbits and guinea pigs. Based in Ingleby Barwick we can house either single, pairs or groups of rabbits or guinea pigs in purpose built sheltered accommodation in a fully enclosed, safe, quiet garden. Indoor rabbits and guinea pigs will be looked after in our insulated shed. We can also offer small animal boarding for hamsters, mice, gerbils, chinchillas, degus etc...


We are happy to groom your pet and trim their nails while they are here free of charge.


When did we start Ingleby Bunny Boarding ?

We started up Ingleby Bunny Boarding in June 2012. We decided there was a need for a local bunny boarding service after the previous year when our usual bunny sitter 's holidays overlapped with our own holidays, leaving us with a tough choice to make about who we could ask to look after our bunnies. Though there are many dog walkers/sitter in the area who also care for small animals there were none that exclusively looked after small animals. With many established small animal boarding businesses throughout other areas of the country there was a need for one in Teesside. We were the first dedicated small boarding business to open in the Stockton on Tees area.


We have owned and cared for many pets over the years (cats, dogs, ponies, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits!!), so have experienced nice friendly loving pets, aggressive pets, surprise litters of babies and numerous health problems, including rabbit dental problems, rabbit skin problems and an incontinent guinea pig !!


In October 2012 we expanded the business to cater for indoor rabbits and guinea pigs, and have set up an all weather exercise area outside for days when the lawn is too wet to use.


We are fully insured and documents are available on request. Dawn has also completed a pet first aid course in 2013 and Level 3 NVQ animal management course in 2015.



Where will my bunny or guinea be staying ? 


We have a purpose built heated, insulated shed with several 5ft x 2ft hutches for guinea pigs and 8ft x 2ft hutches for rabbits that normally live indoors. The shed is heated during the winter and cooled during the summer. Or 6ftx3ft outdoor accommodation which meet the RWAF minimum size requirements. We also have outdoor runs on a paved area so pets can be exercised regardless of the weather conditions. 

What do I need to bring ?


Please bring enough dry food for the duration of your pets stay we dont want to upset any tummys. If your pet is litter trained bring their litter tray, it will smell of home and help them settle in quicker. We provide all bedding and fresh fruit and veg. Bring a brush or comb if  you would like them to be groomed while they are here. Small mammals will need to bring their own cage. Vaccination certificate.

What if my pet becomes ill or dies in your care?


If your pet were to suddenly become ill we would seek immediate advice from either your own vet or ours, and inform you or your emergency contact immediatley. Any vets fees would be payable in full on collection of your pet. In the unlikely event that your pet passed away in our care we would contact you or you emergency contact and carry out your wishes. Again any fees incurred would be payable at your earliest convenience.


Customer Feedback.

"My two rabbits stayed for a few days. Longer than expected and Dawn was very helpful. They have lovely accommodation and they bunnies seemed very happy there. I would definitely recommend. Friendly service and they keep in touch about how your bunnies are :) "

From Heather  on 20/08/2013

"Fantastic place, more of a home from home. Bunnies were really happy and I totally trusted that dawn was skilled and cared about them too. Couldn't recommend highly enough!! "

From Joanne on 19/08/2013

"My rabbits Buddy and Nibbles stayed for a month, they were really well looked after, I got pictures of both rabbits sent to me and emails saying how they were doing - which made me feel so much better leaving them. I will be bringing them back next time. Thank you :)"

From Lauren on 12/01/2013

"Our rabbit gizmo stayed for two weeks very well looked after defo be using ingleby bunny boarding again :-)"

From Clare on 05/01/2013

"Absolutely fantastic service and our three bunnies loved it. Great that they could keep them an extra night at very short notice too. Definitely recommend and we will use again. Thanks so much :)"

From Rachael on 28/12/2012

"I have used Ingleby Bunny Boarding several times to take care of my Guinea Pigs, and I can not speak highly enough about it. It is a very small price to pay to be absolutely confident that your little pets are being cared for to a high standard. Dawn understands their little personalities, reacts accordingly and goes the extra mile to ensure they are not only looked after, but have an enjoyable experience - as seen by the lovely pictures she posts on Facebook of the little ones loving their stay."

From Lisa on 23/08/2014


"Superb service. Local, friendly, well managed/maintained. 3 weeks holiday cover for Lily and Milo (rabbits)... Will use again, no hesitation."

From Sophie on 23/08/2014

"Charlie our rabbit stayed here for 2 weeks whilst on holiday, he was so well cared for like home from home fantastic boarding and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. "

From Kerry  on 23/08/2014

"Claude my french lop has stayed at ingleby bunny board in twice this year and the service and facilities are superb. He is going back in a couple of weeks and Dawn takes very good care of him. Would not leave him anywhere else. Many thanks "

From Elizabeth on 23/08/2014

"My two bunnies Prim and Rue stayed at Ingleby Bunny Boarding for just a couple of nights in March but they were fantastically cared for! It was the first time that they had been away from me and Dawn made me feel completely at ease about leaving them in her care and I would be 100% happy and willing for them to do so again. I really cannot praise this place enough. "

From Alice on 14/04/2014


"Dawn was absolutely wonderful accommodating our rabbit Bobbi ! She was really well looked after . Looking forward to her next visit. Thanks Dawn you have made our life so much easier !! Xx"

From Jean  on 09/07/2013


"Looked after our Guinea pigs in June. High recommend will be using again."

From Gareth on 09/07/2013

"1st time my rabbit has been in boarding and I'm delighted with the service provided will definately be using again many thanks"

From David 10.4.16

"Extremely happy and grateful to Dawn for looking after our hamster Toto for 8 nights - I am sure Toto enjoyed the experience and great peace of mind for us that she was being looked after so well - would definitely recommend"

From Diane 10.4.16

"This is the second time my guinea pigs have stayed with Dawn. Their temporary home was set up including food which meant they settled in well. Dawn was available to contact and kept me informed. They are already booked in for their next break Im sure they are secretly looking forward to it!"

From Karen 29.3.16

Wouldnt dream of taking our little piggy anywhere else - from Gina 9.4.16

Very happy when I picked up my hamster Teddy missed him dearly but was kept informed on him whilst on holiday which was reassuring. Thank you for looking after him. Would use this service again - from Jolie 18.9.15

Great to know your bunny is well looked after when you are away. Nuzzles seems very happy. Thanks Dawn - from Jane 6.9.15