What Our Customers Say About Us….


  • Carly – Shih Tzu and Pug

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 relate, 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 definitely be using them again in the near future.  Thank you again Jo, you are amazing.  Alfie and Coco are missing you already.


  • Alison – Cavachon

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 because 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!


  • Natalie – Poochon

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


  • Zoe – French Bulldog

Our Frenchie stayed for the weekend. I’m fussy about who we leave our dog with but I felt perfectly comfortable 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 definitely use in the future.


  • Lauretta – Mini Dachshund

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


  • Jo – Shih Tzu

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 day care with dogs of all sizes I was always worried that he was going to get hurt. It’s so nice to not have that worry anymore.


  • Jaimie – West Highland Terrier

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.


  • Laura – French Bulldog and Border Terrier

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


  • Dawn – Shorkie

My shorkie Skye goes to Small Paws for playdates. She is quite a nervous dog but when she is there she is so relaxed and happy.  I feel really confident and safe leaving Skye with Jo as she really understands a small dogs behaviour and needs.  I would highly recommend Small Paws.


  • Nadine – Miniature Yorkie

My Yorkie Bella loves going to Small Paws for day care. She has such an amazing time and I love the video and photo updates throughout the day! Highly recommend Small paws.


  • Claire – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Luna has just been for a 2 night stay with Small Paws and would totally recommend here for boarding or day care. Luna is quite anxious and nervous around other dogs, so finding somewhere that just has small breeds was perfect. Jo sent me loads of pictures and texts to say how she was getting on, and I could tell from the photos that she had settled right in and made herself at home! I will definitely be using Small Paws again.


  • Karen – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Couldn’t recommend Small Paws enough. Jo is great with our dog. She has progressed so much, her behaviour has improved and used to be afraid of other dogs but now intergrates with them and loves to play.


  • Tracy – Cockerpoo

I recently bought a gorgeous puppy but then had the agonising worry about who I could leave him with on the days I worked. I visited several establishments but the minute I met Jo I knew this was the place. We say every week how lucky we are to find her. Barney is so happy going to Jo to play with his doggy pals which the videos reflect. With so many lovely toys and a safe garden I think a day at Small Paws is a like a visit to Alton Towers for a child! I could not recommend Small Paws more. Barney has been going since he was 12 weeks old and I love the fact that it is like him going to a family rather than a business kennel.


  • Hayley – Cavapoo

I would highly recommend Small Paws!  Our 5 month old puppy Izzie goes here once a week.  We were worried at first about her going somewhere but she absolutely loves coming here.  I get picture and video updates throughout the day ad it always looks like she is having so much fun., and she has made so many other puppy friends but is always so excited to see Jo as well.  Jo will make sure Izzie is fed and drinking plenty of water after lots of playing, and encourages her to sleep too by separating the dogs for a short period.   Couldn’t recommend her enough!


  • Kel – Chihuahua

I can’t recommend Small Paws enough.  My friend let me down last minute for having my little Ralphie whilst we went on holiday for a week.  I was so nervous about sending him to stay with someone who I hadn’t even met.

Whilst on holiday Jo sent me updates every day of Ralphie having the most amazing time!  He had lots of friends to play with and made himself right at home.  He even got a steak dinner one night, that Jo had kindly made for him.  He enjoyed his stay so much that he didn’t want to leave and missed Jo and her dogs terribly when we got him back.  When Jo returned Ralphie he came home with photos of his stay and a little goody bag, which was so thoughtful.

I felt so comfortable and at ease throughout the whole holiday and will be using Small Paws again for sure!


  • Paula – Miniature Dachshund

I cannot recommend Small Paws enough. My 7 month old mini Dachshund Honey has been coming here twice a week for day care since September, she absolutely loves it and has so much fun. I know she is well cared for by Jo whilst she is there and I receive regular updates, videos and photos.  It gives me peace of mind to know she is being looked after by someone who loves her as much as I do.

Honey also had an overnight stay at Small Paws.   I mentioned to Jo that she probably wouldn’t stay in her own bed all night whilst there, but she did and has done ever since; its been a game changer for us.

If anyone is looking for day care or boarding for their small doggies I would highly recommend Small Paws.


  • Karen – Dachshund

What a great doggy day care and boarding service! Reliable and informative. Our puppy has the best time. I know he is safe, looked after and having fun. Thank you Jo and team!


  • Sue – Pug

I was really nervous about leaving my 10 year old pug Lula with anyone. I needn’t have worried though! Jo sent me photos and even a video of her having fun in the garden with her new doggy friends and it set my mind at rest. Lula had a lovely time and has future dates booked in. So great to find someone I can feel comfortable leaving her with.