Hampshire & Surrounding Areas Kind, professional, friendly care for every piggy - everywhere!
Quiet rural setting - visits welcome
Heating & soft 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 & Haircuts
*July and August 2018 are fully booked*
For all enquiries and bookings please email:email@example.com
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* Matted manes, frizzy fur, tiresome tangles and troublesome toes are a thing of the past at Andover Piggy Boarding. Book your guinea in for a full Spa Day or a quick Haircut and see the difference! (Non-boarders welcome)
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're popcorning in the Piggy Room or gossiping in the garden, your guineas will be safe, secure, warm and content ....... Perfect for them; peace of mind for you!
Meet my own six guineas, the rather beautiful, very-precious-about-themselves older residents of Andover Piggy Boarding ....
Angel, Peach and Sammy
in whose world everything is a complete drama...except when they're hoovering up grass, when all else takes second place.
And then we have the ever-so-pretty and tirelessly scatty ... Lily, Belle and Martha
all of whom have dodgy hair, bless.
(Never mind girls - we'll fix the problem with a Spa Day and no-one will ever know ......)
Welcome to Andover Piggy Boarding, a luxury 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. 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
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
Ingrid was really friendly, really accommodating and really knows her stuff when it comes to guinea pigs! The pigs loved staying with Ingrid and looked like they had a great time - I don't think they wanted to come back! We'll definitely be boarding our piggies with Ingrid again, and would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to board their guinea pigs From Rhy Johnson on 16/12/2017
Our two guinea pigs Daisy and Poppy recently had a two week vacation at Andover Piggy boarding. They loved it and I know they were spoilt rotten during their stay - especially as it included a spa day! Ingrid (who runs the piggy boarding) is such a lovely Lady and it is so obvious talking to her and seeing how clean the facilities are that she just loves what she does and is very passionate about guinea pigs. We were very impressed the way she handled Poppy and Daisy and we have even found them both much easier to handle since we picked them up after their stay, which has convinced us how well they were looked after. We loved it when Ingrid sent us photos of Daisy and Poppy while we were away - re-assuring us that they were having such a good time and probably not missing us at all! We will definitely use Ingrid again and would recommend her piggy boarding to anyone who loves their piggies and wants to make sure they are well looked after while they are away. Thank you so much Ingrid. From Karen Lucas on 29/10/2017
First of all I would like to say a massive thank you to Ingrid for looking after our three pigs whilst we were away. They were definitely spoilt whilst they were there with lots of attention and lots of veggies! The accommodation was really suitable for our pigs, plenty of space for them and in a warm purpose built hut to which they were also able to chat to other pigs on their holidays too. During their stay we were updated with emails and some pictures of them enjoying the rare English sun and also enjoying the cuddle cups! Will definitely be using Ingrid again and would highly recommend her to anyone needing boarding for their piglets. From Sophie on 20/10/2017
Ingrid pampered my 3 pigs, Rizzle, Pru and Mo at their spa day and gave them some brilliant R&R, sorting out their shabby summer coats and claws. Having been groomed and preened to perfection, I've now got 3 very happy pigs, and I've found a new boarder when we go on holiday. Ingrid is so lovely; an absolute pig fanatic like myself, who is great at what she does - gentle, attentive and very welcoming. Thank you from us all, and thank you to the photos xx From Helen on 30/09/2017
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 care 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
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! 122 feedback reviews can be read by clicking the Findpetboarding link opposite.
Many thanks once again,
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