At Netley Burrow, we understand how important the welfare and safety of your pet is to you whilst you cannot be there. Just to know they are being fed the correct diet, exercised, cleaned, nurtured and interacted with can really help to put your mind at ease.
We feel our enthusiasm towards caring for animals will ensure you feel yours are in safe hands. We are a couple who have always had a passion for looking after pets and promoting animal safety and welfare.
We are situated in Netley Abbey, Southampton, Hampshire. We are happy to work with you if you live further away & can usually offer to collect & drop off at a convenient time as we understand time can be restricted if going away on holiday or dealing with an emergency. We have a safe home specifically for Rabbits so they can enjoy a holiday the same time as you.
Services we offer include.
Boarding at ‘The Burrow’ (4ft x 4ft House with 8ft x 6ft Run).
The Burrow can be arranged to best suit the needs of our guests, so whether they are agile and adventurous or elder with arthritis we can ensure your bunny will feel comfortable and never get bored.
Forage is grown onsite and dried for colder months to ensure it is always available. In our garden, we grow Lavender, Echinacea, Mint, Rose, Grapevine, Thistles & Bramble amongst many others. Lots of research is carried out to ensure we grow plants that are non-toxic. Fresh Timothy Hay is always kept onsite as our own bunnies and our guests have unlimited hay that is refreshed every day. Our current supplier is http://timothyhay.co.uk.
The run is secure on a 3ft raised bed that can be monitored from our sofa and is easily waterproofed to ensure bunnies always have maximum space whatever the weather. Solar lights are situated indoors & outdoors. The Burrow is disinfected with Virkon after it has been in use as well as pressure washed. We only allow vaccinated bunnies on our premises (this includes VHD2).
My top 3 of what a bunny needs; Lots of space, Lots of Hay and a Soulmate.
Bunnies love to have a friend! This is a fact. Bonding can be a difficult and somewhat scary process, that often requires 2x people to do a couple of night shifts to ensure no harm comes to any of the bunnies. Bonding is much likely to be achieved in a neutral environment. It is a process that we have become confident in and find very rewarding. We will keep you regularly updated during the process. If you are struggling to find a partner please let us know as we keep tabs on local ads particularly those that look mistreated and need a loving home. Our own Topsy & Muse were bonded last year & they are now inseparable.
The Pigstyle (6ft x 2ft).
This is a custom built hutch that has been designed based on my experience with Guinea Pigs. Plenty of space, six housing areas, ramps and hidden tunnel.
Rodents can come to us in their usual home and we will do the rest.
From your home we offer
- Dog Walking/Sitting
- Cat/Rabbit Sitting
- Rodent Feeding
- Hutch Cleaning
We understand when you have a busy lifestyle the only time you get with your animals is cleaning them, this is why we are offering a service to come and do the cleaning so you can enjoy some quality time with them. If there is something not mentioned please feel free to ask. We are flexible to work around you. Whether it is to cover work, illness, holiday or you just feel you need a break we can help up to the last minute. We are friendly and offer a high-quality service.
The Burrow is registered with the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF) & we are fully insured
Please feel free to contact Louie & Zoe via firstname.lastname@example.org
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