A week in the life of the Playdate posse…..


There are 6 dogs in this picture, can you spot them all?!  We began the week with a full house; our regular playdate posse and two new boarders.  Later in the week we welcomed new posse members and met up with an old friend. It was a wonderful week.

Out came the sun!



After a few rainy days the sun finally appeared, and Coco didn’t waste any time chasing the chihuahua boys around the garden, leading them a merry dance. Those two are fools for a pretty face!  Alfie who is normally shy almost joined in, but I think the pace was too much for this old boy.  He was happy though as he had a whole sofa to himself to snooze on most of the time.

Buddy an old friend came to see us and the chihuahua boys couldn’t have been more excited, as were we.  He is a handsome boy with a beautiful soul.  We welcomed back the lovely little Amber, who joined us on a very rainy day. We didn’t get chance to do much, but she was  more than happy to spend the time snoozing on my lap. We ended the week with a new girl Skye, who began the day hiding away in the kitchen and ended the day running around the garden with the posse.

Here at Small Paws HQ, we never fail to get the ball pit out at the meerest glimpse of the sun!  We only had a short window before the wind came back so the session was short and sweet, but all the dogs loved it.



…and when it’s time to rest we rest!




Why not let your little one  become a member of the Small Paws Playdate Posse!

Guaranteed to put a smile on their face and yours.

Ball pit Snuffle!

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I wasn't even holding a treat!


It rained again...


What People Say About Us

I cannot recommend Small Paws enough. I recently went on holiday and Jo and her family looked after my two fur babies.  As many of you can realte, I got slightly anxious when leaving them for the very first time together in years, but I was rest assured from the moment I stepped out of the front door.  I got daily updates, pictures and videos and they looked like they were having so much fun and made some friends along the way too!  I don’t think they even wanted to come home! Highly recommend this lovely business and I will definately be using them again in the near future.  Thank you again Jo, you are amazing.  Alfie and Coco are missing you already.

Carly – Pug and Shih Tzu

Fantastic service and Jo is amazing with the dogs. Jo is great with our fur baby who is timid around strangers and other dogs. Since joining the playdate days, Lola is slowly coming out of her shell and Jo is amazing with her.  Jo is such a friendly, lovely lady and really loves dogs, and we don’t have to worry becuase we know Lola is getting the best care.   Jo’s reliable pick up and drop off service helps us with out busy work life schedules,  We love seeing the daily update messages, photos and videos of Lola’s playdate days!

Alison – Cavachon

Jo was so good with my dog, made him and myself feel comfortable. I got regular updates and photos and couldn’t recommend more.

Natalie – Poochon

Our Frenchie stayed for the weekend. I’m fussy about who we leave our dog with but I felt perfectly comforatable being apart from him knowing he was in very capable hands! Got frequent pictures and video updates which is always nice/ It looked like he had a great time and I will definately use in the future.

Zoe – French Bulldog

My little missy has just spent a few nights at Small Paws and she has had the best time! She has come home very happy and content. I can’t recommend Jo and her family enough, they made Cookie feel like one of the family and spoilt her rotten! We have already re-booked for October for a week. Thank you Jo xx

Lauretta – Mini Dachshund

My little dog loves attending the playdates at Small Paws. He has a great time socialising with the other dogs, and I have peace of mind knowing he’s only playing with dogs of his size. Big dogs can be a bit boisterous and when I’ve placed him in daycare with dogs of all sizes I was always worried that he was going to get hurt by a whack of a big happy tail or a large playful paw! It’s so nice to not have that worry anymore.

Jo – Shih Tzu

My dog is 15 and suffers with dementia. Having had him since a puppy I have always been very protective and particular about anyone I entrust him to. Until recently I have always had family look after him but recently this was not an option. Jo at Small Paws only takes small dogs and her home is lovely and welcoming. He instantly settled into a blanket and loved sunbathing in her garden. He was so relaxed and the regular updates and pictures eased my mind completely. Without a shadow of a doubt I’d definitely ask Jo to have him again and recommend her to anyone looking for a loving secure home environment for their little furry babies.

Jaimie – West Highland Terrier

Fantastic service! Jo really cares about my two dogs. I loved the personal touch of sending me updates along with pictures of what they’re up to while I was at work. Its so nice knowing that they’re happy, safe and having lots of cuddles and kisses. I would highly recommend.

Laura – French Bulldog and Border Terrier