My name is Rachel and my husband is Richard and as a married couple we have been together for over twenty-five years, and have always shared our lives with an assortment of both rescued and adopted animals.

Currently we share our home and garden with our 8-year old rescue Alsation Cross Ruby, a two year old Cross Pug Floki, two blue-eyed white Netherland Dwarfs Posie and Cathy, an eight year old tri-coloured Lop Floyd, Tina an English, and three cross breed rabbits Joseph, Peaches and Pip.

  Waggledance Blue Eyed White Tom
Supreme Champion Tom of Waggledance

Together we have over 40 year’s hands-on experience in rabbit rescue, care and husbandry including managing a large rabbitry. We have also responsibly bred and shown quality British and Continental Giants, Beverens and Netherland Dwarfs; specialising in blue eyed whites. Throughout our showing career, as "Waggledance Stud" we exhibited nationally and won numerous awards including trophies, rosettes and certificates for, Best in Show, Best of Breed, Best Fancy and Best Fur. 

We also attained the coveted Supreme Champion award for our Blue Eyed White Netherland Dwarf Buck "Tom Senior."  We now devote our time to offering a specialised rabbit boarding service.


We also care for six ex-battery hens, including one Rhode Island Red, and one white Silkie hen.

We have a keen interest in local wildlife that visit our garden, including Woodpeckers, Herons, Yellowhammers, Barn Owls, Little Owls, Long-tailed Tits, Goldfinches, and a cheeky squirrel that visit us daily. Blue Tits nest annually in a bird box at the side of our house as do two Doves.


Rescued undervweight orphaned hedgehog

Over the past twenty years we have offered a permanent and a loving home to unwanted, neglected, sick and injured animals, including dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, crows, hedgehogs, pigeons and battery hens.

In our ongoing quest to do our little bit for the welfare of our furry and feathered friends, we are members of welfare charities and Heritage Organisations including the Rabbit Welfare Association, British Rabbit Council, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, English Heritage and National Trust.


After graduating in June 2010 with an Honours degree in Medieval History, I established Barnsley Bunny Boarding as a business.

I take care of the full-time day-to-day running of the business including the practical and administrative side.

Our business is an ongoing labour of love, and we consciously strive to improve our facilities to offer our customers a five star professional service.