Cottam Rescue & Boarding

Here for Rabbits and Guinea pigs

About our Small Pet Boarding

Here at Cottam Boarding your pet will be spoilt as if they were our own. They will receive daily one to one attention, hugs and kisses. With many animal care qualifications, bags of experience and a love for animals here is the place for your pet holiday! Unlike most boarding facilities we actually have animal care qualifications giving you peace of mind on your pets stay. All money raised from boarding is put towards funding our rescue. The facility is one of the best in Preston as our facilities revolve around keeping animals happy and performing natural behaviors. We are more than happy to carry out treatments and follow your rabbits usual routine as we feel routine is very important to animals as it provides stability. All equipment is sterilized and disinfected between guests and animals are not mixed unless they are bonded and from the same household.
Our boarding rates include:

  • Feeding daily to your schedule
  • Toys, water bottle, food bowls and litter tray disinfected daily with TRIGIENE
  • Fresh water daily
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables daily
  • Hutches cleaned twice daily 
  • Use of play pens (if required)
  • Attention and handling daily
  • Daily bottom checks
  • Grooming
  • Use of grass runs
  • Medication administration if required
  • Toys changed daily to provide stimulation.



We have many types of accommodation to suit as many lifestyles as possible.

4ft & 5ft hutches 

The hutches are joiner made to an incredibly high standard and are predator and vermin proof. The hutches are situated in an enclosed area which is cleaned daily.

(If you would like an attached run please ask when you book your accommodation) 


5FT Double Hutch

The 5ft double hutch, this is ideal for pairs of rabbits!

4FT Double Hutch

The 4FT double hutch is ideal for pairs of rabbits!


All animals will receive daily exercise in a happy safe environment if requested. We have grass runs available.


 Price List


Single rabbit

Bonded Pair of rabbits

Single Guinea Pig

Bonded pair of Guinea Pigs

4 Ft Hutch





5Ft Hutch





5FT Double





4FT Double





Bunny Cottage






Piggy Chalet





Please feel free to contact us regarding boarding

Visits welcome 


Check-in & collection

Check-in and collection of pets is by appointment only. Please telephone to arrange a mutually convenient time prior to checking your pet(s) in for boarding with us.


We reserve the right to turn away any guests which we believe are not in good health as they are best kept at home if recovering from illness. This is also to protect our other guests from any illness which could be contagious.


We recommend rabbits are vaccinated against VHD and Myxomatosis. At present there are no vaccinations required for guinea pigs or other small animals. We will not board an animal without these injections due to the increased risk of disease or exposure to other boarders. Proof must be provided, please bring your vaccination certificate ON ARRIVAL. Animals must also have a flea and mite prevention before your pest stay. If you have not done this a charge of £4.00 will be added to your bill. If you have treated your pet before your stay we must see a receipt or invoice which shows the purchase of the product. The date on the invoice/ receipt must be within 7 days of the arrival date.


In the unlikely event that your pet should show any signs of illness we will contact you on your emergency contact number to discuss the situation and transport them to either your vet if local or our vet for treatment. Any veterinary fees incurred for treatment will be payable by yourself on return/collection of your pet. . If your pet is under veterinary care and receiving treatment for non-contagious medical condition/s, we are happy to assist in your pet’s medical programme by administering prescribed drugs and/or injections on your behalf free of charge. Please ensure your pet has enough medication for the duration of his or her stay.

The health and wellbeing of our guests is extremely important to us, and for the care, concern and health of animals boarding at our establishment, we reserve the right at all times to refuse for boarding any animal exhibiting signs of injury and/or ill health NOT in receipt of veterinary treatment. We also reserve the right not to accept animals with contagious diseases for example pasturella and vent disease in rabbits or chronic mange in guinea pigs, which may seriously compromise the health of other boarders.

Non-collection of pet

Should you be unable to collect your pet at the time and date agreed when booking, please let us know as soon as possible and re-arrange a new collection date. Should you neglect to inform us that you will be unable to collect your pet on the agreed day and we are unable to contact you, after 15 days we reserve the right to re-home your pet. we will assume you have abandoned your pet and will commence legal proceedings to recover continuing boarding costs.


 Please ensure you supply us with your pet’s daily dry mix upon arrival, sufficient for your rabbit or guinea pig’s stay. Please put food in a named plastic container.

Shared Hutches

 Rabbits and /or guinea pigs sharing a hutch, which begin displaying signs of aggression and/or sexual harassment toward each other, may be separated at our discretion for the safety, health and well being of the animals. The owner of any pets, which have to be separated, will incur the extra costs of boarding.

Un-neutered Pets

 We do not board pregnant animals. Any doe or sow boarding with us, who gives birth to a litter while in our care, will remain with the litter under our supervision, until the kits or piglets are weaned for the security of the mother and the survival of the litter. The owner will incur the extra costs of boarding.


Your pet’s health, safety and welfare are of paramount importance to us, in the unlikely event of a death occurring, we will contact you if possible to make suitable arrangements. If we are unsuccessful in contacting you, we will hold your pet in cold storage for 24 hours since death. After this

Please note all pets boarding at Cottam Boarding are left completely at the owners risk and  Cottam Boarding accept no responsibility whatsoever should your pet become ill or a death occur.

Licensing of boarding establishments

At present there are no licensing requirements for the boarding of rabbits and small animals, therefore it is your responsibility to establish for yourself that a boarding facility is suitable for your pet prior to booking them in for their holiday.

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