Welcome to The White Rabbit Small Animal Care.
We are a caring, qualified and insured family running a small animal holiday boarding and rescue facility. We currently have 20+ Rabbits, 10 Guinea Pigs, 3 Dogs, 1 Corn Snake, 1 Turkish Gecko, 2 Chinchillas, 20 Chickens and a Horse of our own. As a family we have over 40 years experience in caring for animals, in the past my family have had Rats, Gerbils, Pigs and Geese, some of these being quite a challenge.
We are qualified in National Diploma in Animal Management, Customer Service, Veterinary Nursing Assistant, Complete Canine Care Diploma, First Aid, Zoology Diploma, Certificate in Basic Wildlife Rescue and First Aid, Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma, Safeguarding and DBS Checked. All Certificates and paperwork can be seen on request.
We are also members of The British Rabbit Council, the RWAF and The National Angora Rabbit Club.
We have spaces available at both our Scunthorpe Branch and our New Misterton Branch. Visits are welcome at any time for you to come and have a look at our facilities.
Your small animals will be treated and cared for like one of the family and all their individual needs will be catered for. We are able to administer medication to your pets if they require. We do ask that you bring their own food so as not to upset their tummies, these to be in labelled containers or packets please. Fresh fruit, veg and hay will be given daily to ensure they keep fit and healthy (unless you direct us otherwise). Fresh water is provided for all hutches and runs in clean and disinfected water bottles and/or bowls . We have plenty of lawn for them to play and exercise on each day in secure runs, as weather permits.
If they have their own personal toys, please bring them with you, or alternatively, we have toys for your animals to play with. All animal housing is cleaned regularly and disinfected at the end of each week or stay of animals. For those of you who bring your pets in their own homes, these will be cleaned and disinfected before you take them home so you don’t have to do it when you get back.
Please also make sure that you bring any medication your animals require and vaccination booklet for your rabbits and please ensure they are up to date with their Myxomatosis and RHD1 + RHD2 vaccinations. We do not accept any rabbit that has not been vaccinated at least 2 months before their stay. We use the Old Vicarage Vets in Scunthorpe or Pinfold House Veterinary Practice in Misterton, but if any of your animals unfortunately get sick and you wish us to take them to your particular vet, please ensure you have filled that information on the Pet Holiday Booking form.
Please bring rabbits and guinea pigs in secure named carry boxes and hamsters and Gerbils in their own cages so as not to disturb them.
Your animals are welcome for short or long stay holidays as our rates are on a daily basis and not per week.
You are welcome to come and have a look round any time to see how we care for our own animals and hopefully that will give you confidence that we will care for your animals too.
Also during your holiday if you wish friends or relatives to come and check on your animals, they are quite welcome. Although we look after small animals, we can also do home visits if you don’t want to bring your pets to us.