Reviews

I left my 2 guinea pigs with Carolyn at Ashtead Pet Boarding in August. We had had the Piggies since May and had still not handled them although we were hand feeding them. The minute we arrived and met Carolyn we knew out Piggies would be in good hands. She has an amazing facility and clearly cares about the pets in her care. Whilst we were away Carolyn made sure that they were picked up and handled and had lap time every day so that they would get used to it. She sent us regular photos which we all enjoyed seeing whilst we were away. Our Piggies had a really great time at Ashtead Pet Boarding and were in great health when we collected them and now we are picking them up and petting them and popping them into their outdoor run every day. I feel that Carolyn took care of out Piggies over and above my expectations and I’m sure they are looking forward to their next holiday there. – J Aug 2019

I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for Tots the tortoise‘s mini holiday with you.  It really amazed me how much you went out of your way to research and make his stay as comfortable as possible.  Thanks also for accommodating his 2nd stay at such short notice.  I won’t hesitate to recommend you!!!!! – Emma Aug 2019

As usual, Pinkie the hamster had a very good stay with Carolyn. Appeared to be spoiled and came home with some additional food and treats. Would thoroughly recommend this boarding kennels.- Anne August 19

My guinea pig has just had her fourth holiday at Ashtead Pet Boarding, and once again received a five star service. When I come to pick her up I always get the feeling she’d rather stay with Carolyn than come home – Julia June 19

Have always boarded our guinea pigs at Ashtead Pet Boarding. They are very well looked after, great set up and care. Highly recommended – Net Aug 2019

Our rabbits Toffee and Cupcake have just returned from a 5 day Luxury Break staying with Carolyn. I know if they were given the choice, they definitely wouldn’t have wanted to come home. The perfect environment, coupled with care and attention to detail is what Carolyn offers. That means a lot to us, we can go away on a break knowing full well that our rabs are properly looked after. Thanks as always Carolyn. See you in the Summer. – Gary March 2019

Freddie has just returned from his latest relaxing stay at the Ashtead Pet Boarding piggie spa hotel where, as ever, he received exemplary care and attention from Carolyn. Everything is easy from communications, arrangement of suitable drop/pick up and the genuine interest and love that she has for our furry friends. Freddie is already asking us when we’re next on holiday. – Stu April 2019

Superb friendly place to send your small pets on holiday, whilst you go on holiday – R 2019

Carolyn has been absolutely brilliant with our guinea pigs when looking after them. She is so caring towards all the animals in her care – and so we continue to travel quite some distance to use her services! Can’t recommend highly enough – thanks for all you do! – Simon 2019

Carolyn provides a fantastic service and goes far beyond a standard pet boarding service as she takes the time to get to know her guests and their personalities. I have complete confidence that my rabbit receives excellent care and attention whilst she’s there. – Clair Feb 19

Ashtead Pet Boarding is absolutely fantastic. Carolyn’s wealth of knowledge and level of care are both outstanding and we have been extremely happy to leave our tortoise with her on a number of occasions. Planning and attention to detail are key to Carolyn’s hassle-free service and we can’t recommend her highly enough. – Katrina Mar 19

Our two young guinea pigs have just been to stay with Carolyn. They looked like they had a lovely time and were very well looked after. We also got lots of great tips and loved the WhatsApp pic update. Thank you! – Vicky Feb 19

Carolyn at Ashtead Pet Boarding is absolutely great – she is really knowledgeable about caring for pets and so we know that our hamster is in great hands when we go away on holiday. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending APB – Karen Feb 19

Our tortoise has had a few happy holidays with Carolyn and has been well looked after every time. It’s not easy to find someone knowledgeable about tortoises and we had previously relied on family members, so it was fantastic to find Carolyn, and Asamoah won’t be going anywhere else if we are away! – Alison Feb 2019

Carolyn at Ashtead Pet Boarding is nothing short of fantastic. Her set up and dedication to animals is lovely. She looked after my hamster for just over 2 weeks and she kept in contact and I was sent a couple of pics too! Would highly recommend. – Laura Jan 19

Carolyn At Ashtead pet boarding is such a kind lovely lady, I know that whilst I am away my rabbit is spoilt rotten, she absolutely loves it there and I know I can go away with peace of mind that she is being well looked after. Jane – Jan 2019

It can be hard finding somewhere safe and reliable to leave your pets while you’re away, somewhere where you know they will be taken care of and you won’t have to worry, but this is exactly what I have found at Ashtead Pet Boarding! Carolyn takes great care of my guinea pigs even sending photos and texts to update us while we are away. In summer the girls can roam outside and they always have a clean heated indoor space too! – Jennifer Jan 2019

Hi everyone! Having peace of mind when the time comes to leave your pet, is so important. Finding a place is a stressful experience. Ashteadpetboarding is what I call, a safe and best house for my hamster. I know for sure that she is well looked after, by a team of people who care and love their guests”, furry or not, because all sorts of cute creatures find their way there. I was always pleased with all the aspects, from communication to updates on how the pet has settled. Also, the temperature is controlled for best comfort. Facebook page is full of amazing pictures and comments from Carolyn, which are so funny and happy. Thank you! Adi – Jan 2019

Ashtead pet boarding provides an amazing service for my pet rabbits. My rabbits are always loved and cared for as if they were their own pets. I don’t let anyone else look after my rabbits or Guiney pigs. I have visited many times and adopted guinea pigs from Ashtead pet boarding. I can’t recommend them enough –  Sarah Jan 2019

Our two little girl piggies could not be in safer hands. We have boarded them numerous times with Carolyn over the past two years and they are very well looked after in a clean, experienced and nurturing environment. Carolyn clearly loves all types of animals and I couldn’t be happier with the service she provides. A huge thanks on behalf of all our family. – Susannah Dec 2018

“Our tortoise Assamoah boarded with Carolyn for the first time last week, having previously been looked after by family members.  She/he (we aren’t sure) had a lovely time and was clearly well looked after, she has been very relaxed since coming home. It’s not easy to find people who know tortoises and the care they need but Carolyn has gone to the trouble of finding out and it’s clear she has a lot of knowledge.  Thank you!” – Alison, May 2018

“We have used Ashtead Pet Boarding for a number of years and always been very happy with the love and care given on our Guinea-pig‘s stay. She was a very shy Guinea-pig but always much more active and squeaky on her stays.” – K, April 2018

“This place is such a great place for any pet, while we have to be away. 
It is so great to have the peace of mind that your pet will be cared for and loved.
The whole experience was just what we so much wished for. Lyly the hamster loved it there, because she came back home relaxed, looking good and happy. Whole heartily recommend this place and I already have booked again for the summer. – Remus, April 2018

“We took our beautiful piggies to Carolyn to be rehomed as sadly we couldn’t keep them. Carolyn contacted me through an advert as she noticed we were giving them away and advised us of the dangers of doing this (they could be used to feed snakes!) – she offered to rehome our piggies or keep them if need be. She was kind and very understanding. We could not believe how wonderful the accommodation was for all her animals and we could tell that she would really care for them. Everything was so clean and Carolyn sent pictures showing us how happy they were and made sure they were eating what they liked and had what they needed. They were rehomed really quickly to keep a single piggie company but only after a trial period. We would thoroughly recommend Carolyn’s for a boarding or for advice regarding rehoming and feel really relieved that she contacted us. ” – Claire, Nov 17

“Carolyn is amazing at look after our guinea pigs when we go away and I feel totally comfortable leaving them in such safe hands. She has also recently helped us with advice and finding new Guinea pigs when one of ours died recently and we are incredibly grateful for her help and support. ” – Sam Nov 2017

“I cannot recommend Carolyn enough. I have adopted a Guinea pig from her and she has also been so kind in providing advice. Although I have not boarded my pigs and buns with her……. YET, I would not hesitate to as I have had a tour of the ‘hotel’ and more importantly she clearly loves all the animals in her care just as much as the owners do!” – Tracey Nov 2017

Our two young guinea pigs went to stay at Ashtead Pet Boarding over the summer- it was like taking them to a five-star hotel! They had comfortable, clean hutches in purpose built indoor housing, with outdoor runs in the garden. Ashtead Pet Boarding is an extremely well-run boarding facility, and Caz is so knowledgeable about the care of these animals. I would have no hesitation in recommending wholeheartedly. It is a wonderful environment for a pet, and whilst away we were able to enjoy our holiday, confident the guinea pigs were being cared for in a lovely environment by Caz who shows genuine care for these pets. – Katie August 2017

I picked up our two boy guinea pigs today from Ashtead Pet boarding.They have stayed there twice now. I would not go anywhere else.The animals are very well looked after, you can go on holiday and relax knowing your pets are going to be cared for and are safe. Carolyn is great, I would highly recommend using. – Estelle July 2017

We’ve just returned from our holidays and picked up our guinea pig from Caz. The care she gives is second to none and we’d 100% recommend her! From booking to delivery through being away to pick up it has all been so easy and stress-free. Thank you!! – Roz July 2017

“I thoroughly recommend Ashtead Pet Boarding…we boarded our 2 gerbils and hamster for the first time during the Easter hols, and I felt very reassured with Carolyn looking after them so well. She was very helpful and flexible about when we could collect, as we were traveling back from Scotland.  She sent us photos of them to us during our holiday too.” – Lucy, April 2017

I would be absolutely lost without Ashtead Pet Boarding, they are so kind and caring. My guinea pig is treated like one of their own and given so much love and attention. It really is 5-star care for your pet I cannot recommend them enough – Olivia April 2017

Our bunnies have just returned from another stay with Carolyn. One of them had lost a little weight over the last couple of months but with Carolyn’s love, care and attention, he’s put it all back on and is looking much happier in himself and rampaging around the house again. Can’t recommend Ashtead Pet Boarding highly enough. – Clair, Jan 2017

“My guinea pigs have been holidaying at APB for a couple of years now, and thoroughly enjoy it.  Not only are there extremely comfortable hutches for sleeping in, but the food is plentiful and tailored to their fussy habits.  During dry days, there are great outdoors facilities with plenty of room for running, grazing, chatting with other guests, or just snoozing in the sun.  The owner Carolyn is excellent and always provides food promptly when squeaked at.  Definitely a five-star establishment!” – Julia Sept 2016

“Our tortoise Theo spent a wonderful two weeks this summer with Carolyn at APB. He was very happy there and it is obvious to anyone who visits how much Carolyn loves animals and enjoys having them around. Now that we’ve found Carolyn, we wouldn’t consider anywhere else to board Theo in the future. ” – Lisa, Summer 2016

“Our 2 guinea pigs love it at Caz’s boarding kennel. It is a total pampering experience! Caz always checks the guinea pigs for mites and trims their nails. The hutches are spacious and the pigs are well fed and petted. They always come home calm and contented. Would definitely recommend.”Isabelle Sept 2016

“Fabulous boarders and very professional.  They take very good care of my daughter’s pet rats whenever we are away on holiday.” – Wayne Sept 2016

“My daughter loves her rabbit very much. She was very concerned about her boarding as this was the first time that she had been away from her. Whilst away on holiday we received an email with photographs from Carolyn showing that our bunny was in fine fettle! This personal touch meant so much to my daughter. Our rabbit, who is a very independent and determined lady, was given the very best of care. I recommend Ashtead Pet Boarding to everyone with a well-loved pet wanting to give them the best.” – James, Sept 2016

Hi, Carolyn has looked after my rabbit, twice now . Maisie has blocked tear ducts and is on medication , Carolyn has been absolutely fantastic with Maisie. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who needs their pets looked after –  Debbie, Sept 2016


“We were very pleased to have our bunnies stay for three weeks in June with Carolyn. On our initial visit she greeted us warmly, was very welcoming and spent as long as necessary answering our questions and explaining the rabbits routine and environment. While we were away she emailed us photos of Flopsy and Fudge, who looked very contented exploring their grassy run. They had plenty of space to move about both in the Bunny Mansion and in the run in the garden. When we collected them they were healthy and happy. We would definitely return our rabbits there again and would recommend Ashtead Pet Boarding to anyone looking for a secure, happy home for their bunnies, giving ease of mind to the owners while they are away.” –
Frances, July 2016

“My bunnies have just returned from their holiday at Ashtead Pet Boarding. They look healthy, happy and relaxed and have a spring in their bounce. Thank you, Carolyn for taking such good care of them!” – Sarah, June 2016

Carolyn has looked after our rats on several occasions and has always been very organised and friendly and we have been very impressed by the continual upgrading of the pet housing facilities and the excellent care she provides.” Carrie – April 2016

“My two bunnies have enjoyed two visits to Carolyn now and we have already booked their summer stay as they are treated so well and have enjoyed their time there so much (very sad to come home). Facilities are excellent and Carolyn really cares for the animals staying with her. A perfect find.” Charlie – April 2016

“Our rabbits had an excellent holiday with Carolyn! She has a great set up and is very caring of her ‘guests’. Highly recommended.”  – Carole 12/1/16

“Carolyn at Ashtead Pet Boarding looked after our two gerbils for the first time for 3 weeks this summer. I can’t praise her highly enough for the level of care she gave to our family pets and for the fact that she took the time to answer all our queries and to show us around before we bought the gerbils to stay with her.” – Kate 6/10/15

I thoroughly recommend Ashtead Pet Boarding. Our two guinea pigs have stayed there on numerous occasions and the level of care is wonderful. I can completely switch off, knowing that the guinea pigs are being really well looked after.”Vanessa 5/10/15

“Carolyn has been looking after my 2 guinea pigs over years whenever I go away for the period of one week to 3 weeks. She really cares about animals and I can trust her 100%. Once one of my guinea pigs fell ill just before going away, Carolyn looked after her, gave her medication and kept in contact with my vet. Thanks to her, my holiday was not ruined. I can highly recommend APB. I recommend to book early though as it gets fully booked very quickly on holiday periods.” – Yukari 29/9/15

“Scruffles our Hamster was very well looked after. Carolyn followed my daughters instructions, sent email updates and photo’s. brilliant service and peace of mind for my Daughter! Would definitely use Again! – Sarah Sept 15

“Our two guinea pigs have just had their second holiday at Ashtead Pet Boarding. They had such a good time I’m sure they didn’t want to come home!” – Michelle July 2015

“I was so impressed with how our bunnies were looked after. They had plenty of exercise and a lot of fun! Plenty of digging and hopping about and they came home very relaxed. The owner is very knowledgeable, hard working and caring. I will definitely use Ashtead pet boarding again. I can’t thank Carolyn enough for looking after them so well.”Jacqui Sept 14

“I’ve placed my rabbits & hamsters in Carolyn’s loving hands twice now. She is professional, passionate and listens to owners needs. Highly recommend “ – Sue Sept 14

“Our rabbits have stayed with Carolyn on several occasions. I would highly recommend Ashtead Pet Boarding. The animals are really well cared for and I always know they are safe, well and happy whilst I’m away. – Sarah Sept 13

“Can’t recommend APB highly enough! Carolyn was great; helping when we found ourselves without pet care following a sudden holiday booking. We had not had our indoor bunny long so we had concerns about leaving her and our two syrian hamsters, Nutty and Miko. We need not have worried; Willow was more than happy in the mansion and had her own holiday, as did our hamsters. Carolyn even kindly sent us photos and an update via email while we were away to reassure us. Thank you APB; we now have a great place to look after our animals.” – Tara Sept 12

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