Hampshire & Surrounding Areas Kind, professional, friendly care for every piggy - everywhere!
Quiet rural setting - visits welcome
Heating & lighting in winter
The Piggy Room Inn (for inside piggies)
The Guinea Garden (for outside piggies)
The Guinea Grass (for all piggies!)
Guinea Grooming & Spa Days
For bookings and all enquiries please email:
Luxury Boarding, Grooming & Baths for
Guineas who know what they want
(...and how to make their owners get it for them...)
*Guinea Grooming - a must for long-haired piggies*
Bad-hair day - book a Spa Day! Matted manes, frizzy fur, tiresome tangles and troublesome toes are a thing of the past at Andover Piggy Boarding. Treat your guinea to a Spa Day or a Hairdo and see the difference! (Non-boarders welcome)
*Guinea mini-break - October half term*
Book a bedroom early!
From the beginning of November through to the end of March, all guineas are settled into the cosy bedrooms of the Piggy Room Inn, (well away from the weather!) where they can stretch out, relax and have a chat with the other piggies across the hallway. Guinea Garden facilities become available from April onwards when the weather is a bit more amenable. (We hope!) Whether they relax in the Piggy Room or gossip in the garden, your guineas will be safe, secure, warm and content.......... Purrrfect for them; peace of mind for you!
Meet the established residents of Andover Piggy Boarding, the rather beautiful and very-precious-about-themselves ....
Angel, Peach and Ruby
in whose world everything is a complete drama...
- and introducing the very young and ever-so-sweet newbies ....
Lily, Belle and Martha
all of whom arrived with embarrassingly dodgy hair do's. (Never mind girls - we'll solve the problem with a Spa Day)
Welcome to Andover Piggy Boarding, a luxury pet boarding and grooming service
run exclusively for guinea pigs and located in the peaceful Hampshire countryside
midway between Andover and The Wallops.
Andover Piggy Boarding is welcoming, caring, flexible and professional. Open all
year round, it 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
Norman Stanley had never boarded before and he has always lived indoors alone as he is a rescue GP so we were VERY cautious about leaving him. We could not have been more pleased with the pre-care (very detailed questionnaire), the offer of a pre-visit, the welcome when we got there and the care itself. Ingrid is clearly dedicated and he took to her immediately. We got pictures to reassure us and he really enjoyed his spa day. Can definitely recommend - and we're difficult to please! From David F on 11/09/2017
Excellent service as always! Teddy and Wilfie thoroughly enjoyed their first ever "big boy" holiday and were pampered all week! Nothing is too much trouble for Ingrid who clearly takes great care of all her small furry boarders. They also came back to me looking even more handsome and super-chilled after their spa day! From Lesley on 04/09/2017
Snowdrop and Hazelnut really enjoyed their 2 week stay. Ingrid was attentive, comforting and reassuring in our planning for their stay and our girls certainly came back happy. From Lee Davies on 01/09/2017
Mocha and Nutbob were extremely well looked after by Ingrid. Loved the photos sent to us while we were away showing us what a good time they were having! Will definitely use Ingrid again next time we are off on holiday. From Toni Pagett on 31/08/2017
Truffle had a great stay with Ingrid at Andover Piggy Boarding. The GP's definitely get top class cafe and attention there and hutches and facilities were all spotless. Truffle came home a very happy and clean boy, courtesy of his spa day which I would thoroughly recommend as an add on. Will be using this service again very soon. From Sam on 31/08/2017
Ziggy and Popcorn had a lovely holiday with Ingrid in her country setting and excellent facilities, while we went on our holiday. Ingrid clearly cares about the pets that she is looking after and we were grateful for the time she spent with us talking about guinea pig diet and grooming. We will definately be sending Ziggy amd Popcorn for another holiday next year! From Ruari on 30/08/2017
My three guineas were really well cared for by Ingrid. They have come home happy and healthy. Ingrid is very professional and has a lot of experience with guinea pigs. I think she has a real love for them which meant leaving them in her care was not a worry at all. She even sent pictures of them having a lovely time. Would definitely recommend. From Karen on 30/08/2017
Andover Piggy Boarding provided excellent accommodation at short notice. The cleanliness and space our 2 guinea pigs were provided was excellent. Ingrid was very attentive and passionate about the care of our and all the guinea pigs staying at the boarding. Thank You! From Brett on 24/08/2017
I found Ingrid extremely professional and cannot recommend her highly enough. She treated our guinea pigs as individuals from the beginning and even sent us photos and an update during their stay with her. The facilities were excellent including a more spacious run than the guinea pigs have at home. From Jane Gandee on 21/08/2017
Pip was very well looked after during his two week stay with Ingrid in August. I'm pretty sure he would happily have stayed! From Kirsten Scott on 21/08/2017
Jeremy went on holiday to piggy boarding for two weeks in July/August. He had a fantastic time and the care he received was amazing. Ingrid looked after Jeremy like he was her own, it made leaving him a lot easier knowing that he would be treated very well and I wouldn't hesitate taking him back in the future. From Louise Lester on 19/08/2017
Over joyed with Ingrid and the care my two pigs had over the last two weeks. Ingrid clearly loves guinea pigs dearly which was evident in the care given. One of my very hairy boys had a spa day too and he has come back looking the handsome boy he is. Thank you x x From Nicola Green on 18/08/2017
Our guineas have come home looking amazing. They are happy, calm piggies and very well looked after. We certainly had no worries about leaving them with Ingrid and we will be leaving them with Ingrid again. Ingrid has given us lots of great advice and we are all very happy. From Ann-Marie Cooper on 08/08/2017
What do you do when you book a family holiday of a lifetime and your 8 year old refuses to go and leave her GP's?! You call Ingrid of course! Ingrid was very patient with my plight and offered us a look around before we booked. Isla asked so many questions but was very satisfied that her GP's would be well cared for. Ingrid made everything very easy. Her expectations are very clear and there is a very comprehensive booking form which asks lots of questions about the GP's. When we dropped the boys off, it seemed like Ingrid already knew them, she had clearly taken the time to read our booking form carefully and all there favourite things were waiting for them. Isla was very happy to leave her boys! During our holiday an update and photos was super to receive....clearly our boys were having as good a holiday as we were! When we picked the boys up they were looking healthy and very happy. Ingrid told us so much we didn't know about GP's. She clearly loves them very much and I couldn't be more confident to recommend her. Your GP's won't just be looked after while you are away, they get there own holiday! From Victoria McSorland on 01/08/2017
Our much loved Guineas had a wonderful time at Ingrid's! I was very happy to leave them with her knowing they would be well looked after and cared for. It was very obvious to see Ingrid's love of Guinea pigs and wealth of knowledge about them. Everything was so clean and well looked after - thank you so much - we will definitely be back! From Beth Lowe on 29/07/2017
I booked my piggie Simba in for a spa day because he was long overdue a hair cut and I thought that I might as well treat him for a spa day at Ingrids. He came back looking absolutely amazing, Ingrid did an absolutely wonderful job with his crazy fur! I will definitely be bringing Simba and his buddy Flynn over to Ingrids agian for another spa day. I received some pictures of my piggie through email after his spa day and they were so cute. I will definitely making spa days at Andover Piggie Boarding a regular thing for my guinea pigs. From Carla James on 10/07/2017
We left our Piggies with Ingrid whilst we enjoyed a break to Newquay. Well the Boys loved it & settled in all okay. What Ingrid does not know about Guinea pigs, her knowledge is immense. Here set up of all the outdoor runs is amazing , the indoor hutches are plenty big enough for all boarders wanting to leave their pets. we will be back in the autumn for sure, again Ingrid is superb for all your Pet needs. We would recommend to all Guinea pig owners. Ingrid thank you, Emma, Dale. From Emma Baxter on 04/07/2017
I needed to find a carer for my six guinea pigs whilst we went to a family wedding - they had never boarded before. I could not be more pleased at the care and attention they received and at the facilities they enjoyed. As indoor pigs they were treated to the Garden Room and enjoyed a spacious run with quiet and comfortable sleeping areas. Ingrid took particular care to handle each individual and to ask me about their preferences and behaviours before introducing them to their run. Her calm approach and obvious depth of knowledge gave me great confidence and I was happy to leave them in her care. My pigs enjoyed the best of holidays and a spa day which helped me to relax and enjoy the event. When we returned to pick them up they were enjoying the sunshine in a grass run and Ingrid showed me a clever way to get them from the run into their carriers without causing any stress - I have used this method since and it is quite a revelation! I would highly recommend Andover Piggy Boarding - my guineas were obviously cared for and have come back relaxed, happy and looking very glamorous. I would not hesitate to ask Ingrid to care for them again - she has a wealth of experience and obviously cares deeply for guinea pigs. From Margaret on 30/06/2017
My daughters GP's spent a week with Ingrid in her lovely surroundings and were cared for perfectly!! We especially loved the photos of them we received while away! From Sarah on 21/06/2017
My guinea pigs spent a few hours with ingrid for their spa day and in a lovely indoor run made for them. They came home with me looking wonderful afterwards. I would highly recommend to anyone. From Hannah on 24/05/2017
Our guinea pig spent a very happy week here. He settled in really well and was wonderfully well looked after. He's a loan boar so needs lots of attention and he certainly got it. Will definitely be booking him in next time we go on holiday! From Beth on 17/05/2017
"Ingrid obviously loves Guinea Pigs and this was reflected in the superb care she offered to our two piggies who had a lovely holiday at Piggy Boarding whilst we relaxed on our holiday." From Stefan Otto on 24/04/2017
"We couldn't recommend ingrid and her piggy hotel highly enough, our 2 guineas were beautifully looked after, for an extremely reasonable price , meaning we could go away safe in the knowledge our children's pets were safe and sound , will definitely be using this service again x"From elena rolfe on 20/04/2017
"Our 2 guineas had a weekend with Ingrid and both came back to us healthy and happy. Ingrid is clearly very knowledgeable about Guinea Pigs and obviously has a love for them. Our 2 will definitely be going back for 2 weeks in the summer. Their spa day left them beautifully clean and soft! Many thanks" From Tony White on 03/03/2017
"Highly recommend using Andover Piggy Boarding. Ingrid who owns this business is lovely, very knowledgeable and adores looking after your Guinea pigs. Fantastic set up , a little palace. We will be returning in the very near future. " From Helen on 27/02/2017
"Piggy boarding is great. We could tell that our guinea pigs enjoyed their time when i picked them up as usually they are shy but where more welcoming after spending their time there. Definitely recommend" From Andrew on 04/04/2017
"I am new in having guinea pigs, and when we went on holiday we took our piggies here. I have never felt so fine with leaving my pets with someone. They got their favourite food, love and attention and we got send a lovely photo of their stay when we were on holiday. Great service, Ingrid is a very sweet and kind lady who clearly loves and cares for her customers and piggies! I definitely recommend this amazing guinea hotel! From Wendy on 27/02/2017
"Ingrid was very friendly, knowledgeable about Guinea pigs and had very comfortable, cosy housing for our piggies. We would highly recommend and will be repeat customers. Thanks Ingrid! " From Ellie Morgan on 12/02/2017
"Beemo and Luna loved there stay with you Ingrid, they were chirping all the way home and are in such a happy mood. It's great to have peace of mind when on holiday and you certainly gave us that. Thank you for all your help and I know the girls will be excited to come and stay again. X" From Mimi and Dani on 02/01/2017
"Thank you Ingrid for taking such good care of my two guinea pigs this week and providing a large, well equiped run. As first time guinea pig owners it has been very useful to receive advice from someone with so much experience. We will definitely be using Andover Piggy Boarding in the future. " From Jane on 23/02/2017
"My two girls loved their first stay with Ingrid, it is such a brilliant set up and Ingrid clearly cares about each and everyone of her boarders. Piggly and Jiggely are looking forward to their next stay." From Jenni on 04/01/2017
"Ingrid is brilliant. When we first got our little Guinea Pigs, we took them along for a Spa Day. Ingrid not only had a lovely manner with our little piggies, she spent time with our children explaining how to handle the Guinea Pigs and how to care for them. Our little Guinea Pigs have stayed with her twice and we couldn't be happier with the care she gives them. A huge thank you from us. We are so glad we found you."From Joanne Davis on 14/01/2017
"My guinea pigs had a spa day and loved it! Ingrid was so lovely and knowledgable and my guinea pigs came back looking beautiful and were very relaxed, the facilities Ingrid has are also amazing I will definitely be booking them in again for another spa day." From Lily on 29/11/2016
"My two guinea pigs were booked in for a spa day to have a well needed cut and pamper. Ingrid was so welcoming and friendly. She obviously knows a great deal about Guineas and was very kind in sharing her knowledge with me. So attentive to their needs and they seemed really happy and comfortable around her. They are timid and ingrid made sure they weren't overwhelmed. They had a bath and hair cut and they look and smell beautiful. So happy with the service. Ingrid is professional and absolutely lovely. Recommend 100%" From Kelly orford on 15/12/2016
"I am so grateful to have found Ingrid's guinea pig boarding house for our 2 new guinea pigs. Not only is the accommodation five star, but Ingrid is an incredibly caring, knowledgeable and attentive host. The guinea pigs seemed very happy, and I've come away with lots of helpful advice about looking after guinea pigs. This is a great place to bring your pets as you really won't be feeling guilty for leaving them behind: it will be a lovely "home away from home" for them." From Nadia Sajadi-Rosen on 01/11/2016
"So glad we found Ingrid - she clearly loves guinea pigs and looked after our two so well, that I was a bit worried they might not want to come back home. It gives real piece of mind to know that your piggies are looked after by someone who is extremely knowledgeable and experienced." From Louise Kan on 31/10/2016
"My pigs spent October half term with Ingrid. I hadn't visited beforehand so the first time that I met Ingrid was when I dropped my pigs off. Within 5 minutes of us arriving she had introduced herself to the pigs as 'Aunty Ingrid' and had wrapped them up in a fleecy blanket for a cuddle. I felt so reassured and knew that they were going to be very well looked after! They were indeed well looked after. Ingrid sent me a photo half way through which I appreciated. They have come home really happy and well cared for. I would absolutely recommend Ingrid to anyone needing guinea pig boarding. She clearly loves guinea pigs which shines through in her dedication to keeping them happy and well cared for in your absence. " From Jenny Gauntlett on 01/11/2016
"My girls Molly and Mary have just spent 2 weeks with Ingrid and I truly believe they enjoyed their holiday as much as I enjoyed mine. Ingrid is a wonderful lady with so much experience with guineas offering lovely spacious, clean accommodation and lots of cuddles. Ingrid even sent photos of my girls enjoying their stay while I was away. I have full confidence in leaving them with her again for my next break. Five star Guinea Pig Hotel without a doubt. Thank you Ingrid xx" From lyn roberts on 21/10/2016
"Ingrid looked after our two guinea pigs (Mittens & Hero) over the summer holidays and I was really impressed. She was professional, caring and attentive - sending us updates (including photographs) while we were away! Mittens and Hero came back from their holidays healthy and happy, appearing to have enjoyed their time at Andover Piggy Boarding immensely (my children call it the "Piggy Hotel"). We will definitely be booking with Ingrid again! " From Kim Emmerson on 28/09/2016
"We dropped off our 3 six month old guineas with Ingrid for two weeks, whilst we were away on holiday. Ingrid was so nice and welcoming, and you can tell she really loves to look after all the guineas. A great bonus was the pictures we recieved of the guineas as we were on holiday, and the little updates to know that they were doing great! As soon as we book our next holiday, we will be booking them back in here straight away! " From Bethany May on 25/09/2016
"What a relaxing day I have had. Been thoroughly pampered. I'm so handsome now! Thank you Auntie Ingrid, you spoil me!! Love from Pix." From Marian Brewer on 24/09/2016
"Our 3 guineas had a fabulous holiday. Pepsi had a spa day - she went in looking very scruffy and emerged looking very glamorous ! Mango and Cherry loved the banquets. Ingrid is obviously rather besotted by guinea pigs and they couldn't have been in better hands. " From Zoe Kim Amy on 15/09/2016
"We left our guinea Edna with Ingrid for a spa day ,and what a wonderful time she had. She had a bath and new hairdo as she was quite matted. It was clear to me that Ingrid has a real passion for guineas and is so loving and gentle with them. She also gave me some useful tips about cages. We will be returning for future spa days" From Paula walters on 07/09/2016
"My guinea pigs have had the best time and look so much better, their hair is so neat and its helped out alot, but they always love it when i send them there and you always take great care of them im definitely taking my guineas here again. Thank you ever so much Ingrid, Many Thanks Zeta " From zeta lofthouse on 05/06/2016
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