Hampshire & Surrounding Areas Kind, professional, friendly care for every piggy - everywhere!
Quiet rural setting - visits welcome
Heating & soft lighting in winter
The Guinea Guest House (pampered piggies)
The Guinea Garden (playtime piggies)
The Guinea Grass (all piggies!)
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Luxury Boarding, Grooming & Trims for
Guineas who know what they want
(...and how to make their owners get it for them...)
On arrival, guineas are settled into the cosy bedrooms of the Guinea Guest House (cool in summer and warm in winter) where they can stretch out, relax and have a chat with the other piggies across the hallway. Alternatively, if the weather is good they can go straight out into Guinea Garden to play in their own personal run, which is theirs for the duration of their stay. Either way, whether they're gossiping in the Guest House or grazing in the garden, your guineas will be safe, comfortable and content...... Perfect for them; peace of mind for you!
Welcome to Andover Piggy Boarding, a luxury small pet boarding and grooming
service run exclusively for guinea pigs in Abbotts Ann Down, a tiny hamlet located in
the peaceful Hampshire countryside midway between Andover and The Wallops.
Andover Piggy Boarding is welcoming, caring, flexible and professional, and has
the added advantage of being within easy reach of surrounding areas such as
Southampton, Winchester, Romsey, Salisbury, Reading and Basingstoke.
Out in the fresh air of the countryside and well away from the noise and fumes of
traffic, your guinea pigs will receive experienced and reliable care in a safe and
pleasant environment you can trust. Here they will be treated with the kindness and
respect they deserve, and all their individual needs will be fully met.
The only pets boarded at Andover Piggy Boarding are guinea pigs, ensuring
that each and every one of these wonderful little animals is guaranteed to
receive undivided quality time, care and attention on a daily basis. Health checks
are ongoing and automatic, (nothing goes unnoticed), comfort and happiness is
top of the list and, of course, cleanliness is next to pigginess!
Chats, cuddles, good food and fresh grass all help to ensure that your guineas enjoy
their own little holiday here, while you're away enjoying yours ........
- somewhere else!
Visitors to Andover Piggy Boarding are more than welcome - please email to arrange
a time which is convenient to you.
Absolutely nothing is too much trouble!
A Brief Word About Me
Hi there! I'm Ingrid, and I run Andover Piggy Boarding. Pictured here are the founder members of Andover Piggy Boarding, the much treasured Alfie and Archie - they were my constant delight and inspiration for piggies everywhere.
It all started with my very first piggy, Squeaker. I was eight, absolutely besotted with him, and I can honestly say that I have remained completely smitten with these gorgeous little creatures from that day to this. I have kept and bred guineas for many years since then, and no stone ever remains unturned when it comes to their comfort, happiness and wellbeing. Left up to me, I would happily keep every single one of the guineas who spend their holidays at Andover Piggy Boarding.
(Except for the fact that legally..........
........... I have to give them back again!)
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your pets' requirements, and I hope you enjoy browsing through my website; the Story Gallery Guineas may bring a smile to your day ......
Guinea Guests - Regular and New
Recent Customer Comments
Our three piggies had a wonderful time at Andover Piggy Boarding and Grooming, Ingrid looked after them very well. We are so pleased to find this great boarding centre for our piggies and they will be back for many more stays. From Paul Stewart Gillham on 19/01/2020
Our guineas had a wonderful holiday with Ingrid. The Guest House was kept warm, dry and very clean and our boys were treated to a ready supply of nibbles and cuddles. Ingrid is very knowledgable. We will definitely be visiting again. From Nic on 02/01/2020
Our two piggies had an amazing time at the piggy boarding. Ingrid looked after our boys and nothing was too much work for her. She checked their health on arrival and even clipped little Max's nails for us. And as a little treat we received a picture of the piggies whilst on holiday. Couldn't have asked for a better service and the piggies are looking forward to their next stay with Ingrid in January. From Isabelle on 23/12/2019
My first holiday with Auntie Ingrid. I had a fantastic time. Uncle Teddy showed me the ropes. I think I was Auntie Ingrid's youngest ever guest at one month old! I will definitely be back and next time, I will try not to be so noisy!! Love from Tiny Tim and Teddy on 7/11/2019
Our two piggies had a wonderful time with Ingrid. It was lovely to receive a photo and update about how they were getting on during their stay. We were so relaxed on our human holiday, knowing that the guinea pigs were enjoying the best care and facilities in their 5-star accommodation! We definitely had more peace of mind than if we'd asked a friend to pop in and feed, because we knew Ingrid would give them proper checks and attention each day and spot any problems if they arose. Looking forward to bringing the girls back in the future! From Mrs Wilkinson on 28/10/2019
We can't thank Ingrid enough for how well she looked after our two little females. She was amazing at keeping in touch and sent us photos to reassure us. We really felt confident leaving them in her care and it was like a proper little holiday for them. They came back looking in great condition and lovely and tame -I think Ingrid is the Guinea Pig Whisperer! Thank you so much Ingrid! From Carla Towner on 28/08/2019
Having never before needed boarding for our guinea pigs l am very pleased to have found Andover Piggy Boarding & Grooming. Our guinea pigs recently spent 10 nights with Ingrid and all of our contact, from visiting the premises beforehand and subsequently dropping the girls off gave us total peace of mind while we were away. The boarding accommodation is excellent and it is clear that the enthusiasm that Ingrid has for guinea pigs is matched by her knowledge of them. I can entirely recommend Andover Piggy Boarding & Grooming. From Stuart on 26/08/2019
What a haven!! Can not thank Ingrid enough for her kind, caring and hospitable nature towards my piggy Winston, who spent a long weekend at Andover Piggy Boarding. As a first time guinea pig owner I was slightly apprehensive on leaving my guinea while away. On arrival, my apprehension quickly turned into reassurance, I couldn't have asked for a more idyllic, quiet and spacious setting for Winston. Ingrid was extremely obliging to all of my guinea's needs!! Catering for him in every way possible. Huge thank you Ingrid from me & Winnie, for making him so welcome and looking after my little man! From Maria on 01/07/2019
Just home from another great holiday with Auntie Ingrid. Thanks for looking after us! Teddy and Wilfie xx From Teddy and Wilfie on 06/06/2019
I was very glad to find a place I could leave my two piggies safely whilst on holiday. It was clear that Ingrid loves guinea pigs and is very knowledgeable. Ruby and Pearl had their first exciting experience out on the grass! (they are indoor pigs) I was sent photos of them while away so I could see them looking well and happy. And Ingrid gave me some health advice which was really helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as a place to board guinea pigs. From Sara on 28/05/2019
Our two Piggies Olga and Georgia who are both 4, stayed at Andover Piggy Boarding from Monday to Friday, whilst the family went on a short break to Cornwall. It's in a very lovely rural setting just South of Andover and pretty easy to find with instructions. This was the first time we've ever boarded our two girls anywhere and they are normally quite nervous, however they took to their new spacious accommodation straight away. They both seemed very at home within minutes were exploring their new surroundings. Our pigs are normally kept indoors and Ingrid keeps her guests in a small barn next to her house, which she keeps at just the right 'cosy' temperature. The service Ingrid provided went way beyond expectations, being very clear with communication and instructions and helped us enormously by allowing us to drop off and collect our Piggies outside her usual hours. Ingrid even emailed photographs to us in Cornwall so we could see how much they were enjoying their 'break' and it was clear they were having a better time than we were at Hoseasons :) Ingrid is a real GP enthusiast and clearly knows a very great deal about their care. She's very friendly and provided us excellent customer service. Based on this our first 'boarding' experience, I have no hesitation in giving Ingrid and Andover Piggy Boarding the very highest recommendation. First Class! From Paul Jones on 28/04/2019
My 8 year old daughter has three little guinea pigs only 6 months old and was very concerned about leaving them to go on holiday so glad we found Andover piggy boarding very happy with the accommodation and Ingrid is a lovely knowledgeable lady who took lots of time with us and the piggies highly recommend our girlies will be back at the piggy hotel i'm sure. From Debbie on 24/04/2019
I have been taking my lovely boys Lennie and Carl to Andover Piggy Boarding for the last 3 years. Ingrid is great, she really loves Guinea pigs. She always cuddles them when we arrive and checks they are well. We fill out a form for their favourite food. Nothing is too much trouble. Last year while the summer was hot Ingrid was hand picking a special patch of grass to give each boarder fresh grass. My pigs always look shiny and happy when I collect them. She also sends me pictures while we are away to show they are ok. I wouldn't leave my lads with anyone else! From Kaye Pointer on 07/03/2019
Ingrid is an angel! Our three little piggies spent a very happy week being snuggled and spoilt. Ingrid kindly sent photos of them all looking most content munching an abundance of fresh food and hay. Feel blessed to have found such a wonderful spot for them to play while we are away. From Claire on 01/03/2019
We're so glad we found Ingrid! I tried to book up for last year but she was clearly in demand and already fully booked. So I got booked in early this year and our two boys loved staying with her this last weekend. She is such a lovely lady and clearly knows a lot about guinea pigs. My daughter felt so happy that her much-loved pets were staying with Ingrid, as she immediately put us at ease and made sure the guineas were all comfortable and had what they needed. The facilities are heaven for guinea pigs I would say and I'd absolutely recommend Andover Piggy Boarding! From Tabitha on 25/02/2019
Ingrid looked after my 2 boys over the Christmas period and I'm so glad I found her! The Piggie housing is immaculate (I'm slightly envious :) ) and Ingrid looks after her guest with all the love,care and attention. One of my boys wasn't too well when he came to stay, recovering from filed teeth and weight loss; but Ingrid looked after him and gave me further tips to improve his wellbeing (he's now fully recovered and runs around more then ever! ) I can't recommend Andover Piggy Boarding highly enough! From Arno on 16/01/2019
Buddy and Benjamin enjoyed another holiday with Ingrid over Christmas. They always have a great time (Ingrid sends photos so we know what they are up to while we are away) and we know they are really well looked after. Ingrid is always full of useful tips and advise. I cannot recommend her highly enough! From Victoria on 04/01/2019
My partner and I have used Ingrid's Guinea Pig Boarding services twice and we have been absolutely delighted with the service she offers. Our guinea pig Clive absolutely adores her (aunty Ingrid) and he loves nothing more than spending time with his little friends. Very very highly recommended. From Carly Read on 20/11/2018
Just back from another lovely holiday with Auntie Ingrid. Wonderful time as usual and thoroughly spoilt! Thank you Aunty Ingrid xx From Teddy and Wilfie on 25/10/2018
We found the accommodation clean and well organised. We have been delighted with the care and attention given to our two 'piggys'. We will certainly be planning a return stay at this wonderful piggy hotel! From M Jenkins on 09/09/2018
What a lovely lady. We Are New Guinea pig owners and my daughter (who is 10 years old) was very worried about leaving her two 6 mth old baby girls while we were away on holiday. We found Ingrid from this web site and couldn't of been happier with the whole experience. I contact Ingrid who said we were welcome to come and have a look around before making a decision. We immediately had a warm and welcoming feeling when we arrived, What a lovely place and we found Ingrid very knowledgeable about piggies and we could tell that this wasn't just a business to her but something she really loved doing. Our Two girlies had a lovely 3 weeks vacation at Ingrid's and she made my daughters holiday by emailing us several times with photos (one which I've included) and funny emails about them and their antics. Our girlies are somewhat difficult to pick up so Ingrid spent time getting them used to being picked handled (picture attached) and spent time showing us when we collected them. We have since booked their next two vacations to Andover Piggy Boarding, would definitely recommend, you won't regret it. Thank you Ingrid x From Grace Baxter on 26/08/2018
Even before we left our piggies with Ingrid, I felt reassured that they would get good care. Communication was swift, personal and reliable. Due to some complex bonding, they needed special treatment! The conditions are clean and safe and we even received photos our piggies whilst we were on holiday letting us know how they were getting on. I would thoroughly recommend Andover Piggy Boarding and Grooming. From Jo Anderson on 14/08/2018
I can thoroughly recommend Andover Piggy Boarding. Ingrid took wonderful care of our two piggies, and they could not have been in better hands. She was welcoming, happy for us to visit beforehand to look around, very knowledgable, and sent us photos whilst we were away which made my daughter happy. They had lovely spacious hutches, which were cleaned every day, exercise in shaded runs, and lots of fresh veggies. They settled in very well and came home just as happy. Thanks again Ingrid. We will use you again. From Lara Pegorini on 12/08/2018
Thank you very much, Auniie Ingrid, for another lovely holiday. We had a great time and really enjoyed the luscious grass! We had a great time! Thank you again. From Marian Brewer on 05/08/2018
Absolutely fantastic! Ingrid obviously really cares about, and understands, Guineas. She took real time and effort to get to know them when we arrived and her detailed knowledge of the animals made us feel quite happy leaving them in her care while we were away. Ingrid even sent us pictures and updates on our pigs while we were away so we knew how they were getting on. The facilities were excellent and the pigs had plenty of space to run around, including a run on the grass during the day. We will definitely be asking Ingrid to look after our chaps again in future and would absolutely recommend. Thank you! From Christopher and Vicky on 29/07/2018
What a wonderful find! I left my two beautiful girls with Ingrid. It was the first time I ever left them with a sitter and I was nervous. Well this wonderful woman put my mind at ease with her open heart and true love of guinea pigs. She took excellent care of my precious girls. Ingrid is so knowledgeable and is so loving. Ingrid's facility is super clean. She emailed me regularly and even sent me lovely photos of my babies which melted my heart. My girls got personal attention from Ingrid and they were happy and healthy when we picked them up. So happy to have found this wonderful place. I will never leave my girls anywhere else. So happy with this wonderful woman and so thankful I found her. I wish I could give her ten stars. From Sylvia on 21/06/2018
Ingrid looked after our two male guineas for just over two weeks.We could tell they had been well looked after, she even sent us some photos while we were away. We would definitely leave our guineas with her again. From Nicki Henry on 13/04/2018
So lucky to have found such a wonderful lady to have taken care of our little Clive for five days while my partner and I had our first trip away in the 3.5 years we've been together. Excellent boarding offered at a brilliant price, it was like Clive had his own little holiday while we had ours. Very highly recommended! From Carly Read on 16/03/2018
We were so lucky to meet this helpful lady by random as we were buying food for our new pigs. She was helpful in advising us beginner pig owners. Our young pigs have now had their first holiday with Ingrid. The piggy barn is immaculate and the cages comfortable and clean. She clearly loves the pigs and pays every attention to them. We even got an email update with photos during their stay! Ours came home happy and more confident with handling than they had been before. Thank you Ingrid for your good care of our girls. From Leona Puxley on 21/02/2018
What a wonderful holiday our girlies have had with Ingrid, this half term. They obviously got lots of cuddles and came back even more full of popcorn and wheeks than they went! They can't wait to go back and stay again! Thank you so much! From Catherine on 19/02/2018
Ingrid is a superstar when it comes to guinea pigs. She really knows a LOT about them, and is happy to share her knowledge on subjects ranging from the best type of hay to the best way to keep their fur lovely. Four of our piggies boarded with Ingrid over Christmas. She was able to accommodate us at relatively short notice (although we managed to nab her last available hutches!). The facilities are bespoke and beautiful, kept in very good condition and heated wonderfully for the winter. My girlies came back smelling and feeling fantastic after chilling out on a spa day during their time with Ingrid. Even Fudge, who freaks out every time anyone touches her back end, had allowed Ingrid to give her a jolly good trim. Ingrid was flexible around timings and gives excellent customer service. She takes the little idiosyncrasies of each piggie into account and it's crystal clear that she genuinely loves the animals for whom she cares. My girls were so chilled when they came back, and that speaks for itself. Thank you Ingrid! From Claire on 05/01/2018
Blossom and Nibbles stayed with Ingrid whilst we were away over Christmas and New Year - this was their first visit. They settled in very quickly and it was a such a relief to know that they were being cared for so well. Ingrid also gave Blossom a bath and haircut which was very much needed due to his long hair - he looks amazing and seems so happy with his new look! Thank you Ingrid, we will definitely be returning! From Nicola Bass on 04/01/2018
Buddy and Benjamin spent New Year with Ingrid. It was their second stay at Andover Piggy Boarding and Ingrid welcomed them like old friends. Their accommodation was lovely, warm and bright despite the terrible weather outside.when we collected the boys they were chatting away to the other guests and seemed very Happy, clean and healthy. I whole heartedly recommend Ingrid.....and have already booked for Buddy and Be Kami to return. From Victoria McSorland on 03/01/2018
Ingrid took excellent care of our two guinea pigs during their stay and sent us some great photos of them enjoying themselves. She is obviously very knowledgeable about the animals she takes care of and dedicated to making sure they receive all their care they need. Booking was easy and the price was very competitive - highly recommended. From Stephen on 01/01/2018
I would like to say a huge thank you to all my customers who have very kindly left their feedback for others to read. Your generous support is greatly appreciated, and your guineas are, of course - gorgeous! 148 five star reviews can be read by clicking the Findpetboarding link opposite.
Many thanks once again,
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