Hampshire & Surrounding Areas Kind, professional, friendly care for every piggy - everywhere!
Quiet rural setting
The Piggy Room Inn (for inside piggies)
The Guinea Garden (for outside piggies)
The Guinea Grass (for all piggies!)
Primp and Pamper Spa Days
Guinea Grooming & Advice
Open all year round - visits welcome
For bookings, Spa Days 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...)
Matted manes, frizzy fur, tiresome tangles and troublesome toes are a thing of the past at Andover Piggy Boarding. Treat your guineas to a Spa Day 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 warm and friendly Piggy Room Inn, (well away from the nasty weather!) where they can stretch out, relax and have a chat with the other guineas 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 chat in the garden, your guineas will be safe, secure, comfy 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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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. Helen" From Helen on 27/02/2017
"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 22/08/2017
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