(...and how to make their owners get it for them...)
Kind, professional, friendly care for every piggy -everywhere!
Treat your guinea to Andover Piggy Boarding's unique and original Piggy Pamper Spa Day
Luxury boarding care facilities
Quiet rural location
Guinea Guest House for inside piggies
Large garden for outside piggies
Plentiful grass for all piggies
Open all year round
Guinea Grooming/Spa Days
*Places for the October half term are going quickly* Book your guineas in now to secure their place
- one less thing to worry about!
From November through to April, all piggies will be offered accommodation inside the purpose-built Guinea Guest House, with garden facilities still available for those who prefer the Great Outdoors. Whichever they choose, your guineas will be safe, secure, warm and content...... Purrrfect for them; peace of mind for you!
Christmas/New Year Bookings All guineas will be housed in the heated Guinea Guest House over the festive season. If you have a boarding requirement for this period please let me have your dates by November 20th. Please note: mini-breaks over the holiday season may not be available as priority will be given to guineas who need boarding for 5 nights or more. I will, however, do my best to accommodate everyone!
For bookings, visits and all enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matted manes, frizzy fur and tiresome tangles are a thing of the past at Andover Piggy Boarding. Book your guineas in for a Pamper Spa Day and see the difference! (non-boarders welcome)
Meet the 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...
Peach, self appointed Queen of the Divas, finds herself shoved to the back of the sofa and is not amused.
And back at the ranch ......
- she's still wondering where her authority went!
You just can't get the staff these days, Peach......
(... not that Angel and Ruby seem bothered.......)
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 ring or 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
Comments from Customers
"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
"Thank you so much for looking after Fizzy and Bubbles - they had a wonderful time with you- it was great to get the update photos too. Would totally recommend and hope to see you again." From dawn nicol on 04/09/2016
"We have just returned from leaving our piggie with Ingrid for 4 nights and would thoroughly recommend Andover Piggy Boarding. It is clear that Ingrid has great knowledge and loves all the piggies she looks after, giving a first class service. The photo and email I received whilst away was reassuring she was ok. I would most definitely take our piggy there again. Thank you." From Sally Maryon on 03/09/2016
"Ingrid took great care of our piggies whilst we were on holiday. The facilities were great and Ingrid was very friendly and knowledgable. The email updates were a bonus too! I would definitely use Andover piggy boarding again." From Imogen on 03/09/2016
"Ingrid is a lovely and kind lady with a home that I truly believe to be Guinea Pig heaven! I'm extremely happy with the service and my piggies settled in comfortably from the minute we got them in. Having other Guinea pigs around really helped them to become more social. Plus, they even got to play in the grass! I would recommend Ingrid to anyone seeking a trustworthy pet carer. " From Lola on 28/08/2016
"My Boys Carl and Lennie have just spent two glorious weeks with Ingrid. Her accommodation for them is amazing and i'm sure i saw a look off disapproval when they got home. Her Hutches, and bowls are clean and immaculate. Ingrid asks for lots of information when you book in and then uses it to help your pigs be happy while they are away from home. I will not hesitate to book them in again. We had a good holiday knowing they where safe and well." From Kaye Pointer on 24/08/2016
"I luckily found Andover Piggy Boarding whilst searching Google for local small animal boarding and I am so happy I did. Ingrid is the most wonderful lady who has a very genuine love for guinea pigs, from the first time meeting her I knew I wanted her to look after my guineas, she has super facilities that are very spacious and clean and she takes into account what size cage the piggies are used to. My two guineas were incredibly well looked after and Ingrid even clipped their nails on my request which was a super help to me. I will use Andover piggy boarding for as long as I have my guinea pigs and I absolutely recommend Ingrid to anyone needing boarding for their guinea pigs." From sophie on 22/08/2016
"We were very impressed with Ingrid's love and care for our piggies and with her set up for boarding. She could not have been more obliging - great communication before and during the stay. We would definitely recommend Ingrid's services and have already booked for our next holiday!" From Kirsten Salter on 20/08/2016
"We could not be happier with the service provided by Ingrid. Both our Guinea Pigs are quite young and very fidgety so we had a lot of trouble trying to give them a haircut, but after spending 6 hours in the lap of luxury both had lovely short hair and nails. They had both had baths and Ingrid even gave me advice on how to get Sweeney and Todd to use the ramp in their new cage. We will definitely be using Andover Piggy Boarding again." From Ben Samways on 14/08/2016
"Ingrid is absolutely fantastic! She looked after our six guinea pigs for a whole month and I didn't have to worry at all because I knew they were in very safe hands! Ingrid sent us regular updates with photos which put us at ease as we knew they were being looked after so well. The facilities are excellent and Ingrid's passion for guinea pigs is truly amazing. I highly recommend her and will definitely be booking the piggies with Ingrid again! " From Saidhanya on 09/08/2016
"Ingrid is absolutely amazing! She really took care of our boys and I could tell the moment I dropped them off how much she loves Guinea pigs. She kept me updated throughout with emails and photos and when I picked them up I saw them both snuggled up sleeping! I noticed how relaxed they were when we got them home and they both looked very well groomed and gorgeous after their spa day! Ingrid is very knowledgeable about Guinea pigs and gave us some helpful tips too. Excellent prices. I'll only ever ask Ingrid to look after my boys. Thank you very, very much. Dean, Poppy, Ralph and Robbie." From Poppy Webster on 05/08/2016
"I would highly recommend ingrid to look after your guinea pigs.. I boarded my two with her for the first time and I felt very reassured that they would be well looked after.. I especially liked the fact she went out of her way to send me pictures and updates... I will definitely use ingrid again in the future.. Thanks again ingrid Rachael, Derek and missy x " From Rachael fuller on 30/06/2016
"Ingrid is obviously devoted to Guinea Pigs and we had no hesitation in leaving Heidi and Gracie in her capable hands for a week. We had photo updates during the week and it was clear that they were being extremely well cared for. Recommend highly and we will certainly be booking the girls into Ingrid's 'Hotel' again." From Gary Torbuck on 27/07/2016
"Fabulous service. Sorted out a big fur ball for us and Boo thoroughly enjoyed her spa day !" From Sarah Hollingshead on 22/06/2016
"Ingrid took wonderful care of our two guinea pig girls Poppy and Honey while we got married. We could not have asked for someone better and the girls thoroughly enjoyed their pampering spa session. Will recommend to friends and be using your services in future. Thank you Ingrid. Victoria and David Farrar" From Victoria Bartlett on 14/06/2016
"My piggies had a lovely spa day with Ingrid! As two young long-haired piggies, they are very difficult to keep still long enough for a good trim! But within just a few hours with Ingrid both piggies were relaxed enough to have a proper bath, hair cut an nail trim! When I collected them they looked so smart and relaxed. I can't thank Ingrid enough for working her magic on them. I will be sure to bring Coco and Loco back for a pamper day soon!" From Hannah on 16/06/2016
"We left our piggies for the first time and we couldn't have wished for a more perfect holiday home for them. Ingrid is an excellent host and also very responsive to queries and emails. She has an in-depth knowledge of all things guinea pig and our girls settled straight in to their new environment. We couldn't be happier. Thanks Ingrid!" From Rosie Wyatt on 07/06/2016
"I've had another wonderful, relaxing spa day. Much needed after my recent poor health. A great way to recuperate! Looking forward to my holiday with Ingrid!" From Pickle on 27/05/2016
"Our guinea pig Dandellion spent a lovely fortnight with Ingrid. Ingrid took great care of him and (since he had just lost his brother) she put him up especially in her front room so that he wouldn't get lonely. He came back a happy and well-rested pig! Highly recommended guinea pig boarding!!" From Brendan Robertson on 31/05/2016
"Ingrid is a lovely lady who obviously loves guinea pigs! She looked after our two guineas for five days and they looked very happy and well taken care of when we got them back. The house has a large garden with several runs where the guineas can run and eat grass. The indoors facilities are also very good, with a large run for them to do some exercise and many warm fleeces and cushions. We are very happy with Andover Piggy Boarding and will definitely use Ingrid's services again in the future!" From Alexandra on 22/04/2016
"Our piggies have had the most wonderful 10 day stay at Andover Piggy Boarding. They also had a spa day and they are looking beautiful. I'm sure when they arrive in the summer they will be more than pleased. The facilities are outstanding and Ingrid is so lovely with the piggies. Highly recommended. " From Sarah on 05/04/2016
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