Jellytots Small Animal Boarding

by Jellytots Small Animal Boarding in Witney, England, United Kingdom

Jellytots Small Animal Boarding
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A small animal boarder, but more than that, as a welfare provider to pets of families in crisis, those who cannot return home.

by Jellytots Small Animal Boarding in Witney, England, United Kingdom

So I work from home in order to support my four children through school. We’re all pretty avid animal lovers and have 10 guinea pigs living in our living room (yup, in the house), a hamster and a dog. We’ve always had animals and we’re pretty good at caring for them too (even if we do say so ourselves). One day I was trying to think of a way to utilise an empty space in our garden and I thought, why not offer it out to other people’s animals, whilst they’re on holiday, providing care, love and attention. And then it happened... I set up a small Facebook page in order to gauge interest and a woman’s refuge contacted me, the lady explained that often the animals that belonged to families were given up to rescues and families never saw their pets again, so would I consider a longer term boarding solution. I couldn’t think of a reason not to be involved so of course I said yes but obviously this had a cost implication, and the need to build the business quickly to get to the level that I may need to provide.

If I was successful with the crowd finding (and the NatWest competition) the money would initially go to buying state of the art homes for the guinea pigs and rabbits that will potentially be left in my care, they need much more space than people think, and I think it’s only fair to offer them that, even on a temporary basis, after all they’ve been thrown into crisis too. I would also build and maintain what I’m going to call a guinea pig oasis, a ‘secret garden’ type space in my garden where guinea pigs and rabbits can roam safely, through interesting and fun surroundings, offering a sensory experience too. 

My vision is to offer the best possible pet care to my customers, so that they know when they’re on holiday, being supported in a women’s refuge or living out of a suitcase in a hotel, their animals are being looked after, by me and to the best of my ability.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Have your name featured on our Facebook page as one of our supporters.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Receive a personal ‘Thank You’ certificate and be named as an official supporter on our Facebook page.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Have your name engraved into a keepsake supporter leaf displayed in the secret garden which will be photographed and added to our Facebook page, alongside an official supporter certificate.

£300 or more

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£300 Reward

A hutch will be bought with your donation and will be named after your family name, a plaque will be added to the hutch and will be marketed as such on our Facebook page. In addition you will have postcards of our resident animals sent to you by way of a thank you.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

A hutch will be named in your name and a personal invitation will be sent to you to visit the guinea pig secret garden itself, you will have a personal tour and will be introduced to our resident boarders.

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