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Small Paws Home Boarding

Rating of 5.00 out of 5
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About Us

Hi, i offer home from home boarding for small and toy dogs, i treat any boarding dog as i treat my two bichons. They get lots of play and walks, and lots of love and cuddles. I only board non agressive, neutered dogs and bitches not in season. The boarders have full run of the house and enclosed garden. All dogs must have up to date vaccinations, flea treatment and worming.

I am fully licenced with warrington borough council to board small dogs.

i have just set up a facebook page 'small paws homeboarding'

Jo x

If you need anymore information please give me a call, jo

the reviews for english bulldogs was obviously meant for someone else, but i'm having problems having it removed off my reviews :(

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Small Paws Home Boarding has been reviewed 28 times. Click here to write a review.
Quality:Rating of 5.00 out of 5
Value for Money:Rating of 5.00 out of 5
Customer Service:Rating of 5.00 out of 5

Rating of 5 out of 5
Excellent holiday home for Ted
Miss Turner Reviewed on 2nd March, 2017

I was very nervous about leaving Ted somewhere new. He is a rescue dog and the slightest thing scares him. I really had no need to worry as he had a fantastic time (I was slightly jealous that he had forgotten about me so quickly ! ) Kate and jo took him to the beach and on forest walks and he came back home full of confidence and playful with other dogs. Kate and Jo really treated Ted as if he was there own dog. I received daily updates and pictures of his adventures. I would have no hesitation in recommending this service and it is definitely my first choice for Ted :)

Rating of 5 out of 5
Fantastic Boarding Home
Miss Priestley Reviewed on 2nd March, 2017

After not being happy with using kennals for my 2 dogs i looked around and found Small Paws Homeboarding, for my holiday in Jan 2017.
The service from Jo and Kate has been exceptional. One of my dogs can be a bit of a handful on walks, she often does her own thing and comes back to you when she is ready, but Jo and kate met up with us several times to make sure they learned her ways.
The regular pictures and days updates totally put my mind at rest at leaving them, and my two were so happy, relaxed and exhausted from their outings, that i wouldnt hesitate in leaving them at small Paws again.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Best home boarding services!!!
Mrs Mittal Reviewed on 1st April, 2015

When looking for a home boarding for our baby from another species - Magic, we wanted someone who could not just provide a boarding facility but treat him like we do and we found that to be exactly the case with Small Paws. Jo is a very caring individual and Magic relates with her pretty much the same way he does with us and trusts her which means he is not stressed before, during or after his stay at Small Paws.

He gets complete attention while with Jo and is at times probably more pampered than when he is with us. He gets long walks and we get to see some really wonderful photo updates all through his stay. Normally it is during our holidays that we request Jo to board Magic and photo updates on whatsapp make holidays so much more better experience.

As any dog owner would know, dogs greet and display happiness when they see friends and people they know - This is what happens when Magic meets Jo, he just runs over to her to get her attention and gives her his trademark kiss.

I would happily recommend Jo and Small Paws to all dog owners when they need home boarding for their pet.

Rating of 5 out of 5
We and Scampi couldn't have been happier!
Mr Wan Reviewed on 29th December, 2014

Our westy "Scampi" is diabetic and also recently underwent a cataract operation, so we were understandably apprehensive about leaving her for 2 weeks while we went away. We needn't have worried as Jo and Kate not only took fantastic care of her, they also took the trouble to visit Scampi before her stay to ensure they were fully informed about her injections and multiple eye drops. We received daily updates and pics of Scampi's trips to the park and beach, and had no doubt that Scampi had a great time in their care. We'll definitely continue to use Jo and Kate and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for an exceptional boarding service for their dog.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Would definetly recommend !!
Mr McCann Reviewed on 30th September, 2014

We have used Jo and Kate on a few occasions now and feel more than confident that our little mini dachshund is well looked after !! He absaloutly loves seeing them both when I drop him off !! Lots of lovely walks and lots of photos are sent keeping you updated that your little doggie is happy. I wouldn't use just anyone to look after him but I would have no hesitation in recommending Jo and Kate.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Small Paws
Mr Daffon Reviewed on 14th September, 2014

We have used Small Paws on a number of occasions to board our bichon/poodle cross Mopsy. The service and attention to detail has been second to none.
Initially,as with most kennels/dog day care services we were a little anxious when we left Mopsy for the first time but Jo soon put our minds at rest by sending us reassuring text messages and photographs.
We now have no reservations about taking Mopsy to Small Paws because we know that he loves it and will be well looked after.
Well done Jo and Kate and we will see you again soon.

Rating of 5 out of 5
We wouldn't use anywhere else!
Mrs Crook Reviewed on 13th September, 2014

Jo and Kate did an amazing job looking after our two Cavachon's. One of them has a special diet which takes more time and effort but nothing was too much trouble. The daily updates and photo's were a highlight of our holiday and put our minds at rest as we could see how much fun our dogs were having.

We were absolutely delighted with the care and attention that Jo and Kate gave and our dogs certainly had a fantastic time enjoying long countryside walks and even a trip or two to the beach!

We were so impressed with the service that Small Paws Home Boarding & Daycare gave that we've already booked our dogs holiday for next year.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Excellent home from home boarding
Mrs Parker Reviewed on 2nd August, 2014

My 1 year old cavachon, Lola, has just spent 8 nights at Jo and Kate's home being looked after and cared for whilst we went away on holiday. When we enquired about boarding, I was able to go round with Lola and meet Jo and Kate and their 2 lovely dogs. I could immediately tell Lola felt at home and was happy in their house. Jo reassured me that Lola would be well cared for and so I was able to go and enjoy my holiday without having to worry about Lola.

Whilst we were away, we had daily updates and photos on what Lola had been up to. In fact, we have more photos of Lola's holiday than our own!! Each day we looked forward to receiving our update & photos when we were able to get back to the hotel for the free wi-fi.

I cannot thank Jo and Kate enough for looking after Lola so well and treating her like one of their own pets. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Small Paws to anyone.

Rating of 5 out of 5
5 Star Holiday Home for Dogs
Mrs Moss Reviewed on 15th July, 2014

We have just picked up Jack our 3 year old Cockerpoo after a weeks stay with Jo and Kate. As always he has had a fantastic time...trips to the beach and lots of long country walks in Malbury Park. We love the updates , with lots of pictures, that we receive from Jo while we are away.
We feel that Jack is one of the family at Jo's and when we meet her out walking he hears Jo, maggie and Hetty before we see them and runs to them for hugs and more doggy fun.
It is great to go away and know your precious friend to in very experienced, capable and caring hands.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Excellent Service
Mr Rhodes Reviewed on 9th May, 2014

Jo looked after our 3 year old puggle, bella for 3 weeks whilst we were away on honeymoon. The service was excellent, she treated bella as one of her own and we could tell bella loved every minute of her stay.
Jo was very professional and even sent us picturess and updates of bella's stay to keep our minds at rest. Would definately recommend, thanks Jo.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Fantastic home boarding service
Miss Brown Reviewed on 5th May, 2014

This is a fantastic service! Our dog absolutely loves going and you can tell
She has had a great time when she comes home. She gets so excited when she gets there and is truly spoilt with walks and fun whilst she is there. Wouldn't send our dog anywhere else!

Rating of 5 out of 5
Mrs Broderick Reviewed on 18th April, 2014

The service provided was top class. I have two miniature dachshunds who are not without their issues. Socks has a spinal problem and does not have the full use of his back legs so needs special care. This was no problem for Jo who looked after him like he was her own. Lilly is my other dog who has trust issues and is easily frightened. She was my bigger concern but she took to Jo so well I was almost jealous! Jo provided regular updates via email, texts and photos giving me a sense of security that really allowed me to relax while on vacation. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jo and the service she supplies. My dogs are so happy with Jo and her family and I know they are safe and cared for. We are very happy customers. Thanks Jo x

Rating of 5 out of 5
My Lolita's New Holiday Home
Mrs Vago Reviewed on 13th March, 2014

Jo and Kate are Fantastic and i cannot praise them highly enough. My Chihuahua Lolita has had an absolute ball! Long epic walks, a loving environment, mixing with other small dogs, a birthday party (i saw photos of my pooch in a party hat). I had to go away for a week with work and i normally panic when leaving my Lolita with family members, however this time i needed to use a boarder and found Jo. My anxiety levels went through the roof handing my baby to someone i didn't know and i was instantly at ease after the first day and i received an email with lots of photo's looking like my Loli was ... well enjoying herself .... and not missing me :) . I needed to use Jo for one day not long after i got back and when i took Lolita over she got so excited when she saw Jo and Jo's dogs and made herself at home. That says it all to me. Above and beyond and i would not hesitate to use Jo again. Dawn x

Rating of 5 out of 5
Bella ♥ Small Paws :)
Mr Howard Reviewed on 13th February, 2014

Small Paws Home Boarding = Absolutely outstanding!

Bella our Cavachon (Bichon x King Charles Spaniel) loves it there!

Itís always a worry to owners as to where they can leave their beloved four legged friend when the humans need a holiday/break away, but with Jo & co all the worry is gone! We feel like Bella is getting a holiday of her own, with Jo taking her on plenty of walks, occasional days out to parks/forests etc.., lots of love and cuddles and feeding routine as we do at home. It really is like leaving Bella with a close friend / family member, and they treat her just as if she were one of their own. We have complete peace of mind whenever she stays over & Bella runs to the door ecstatically whenever we arrive which is great! Photos e-mailed too are a bonus, especially when away for longer periods. Highly recommended!!! Thank you very much!

Rating of 5 out of 5
Baileys holiday home
Miss Carmichael Reviewed on 10th February, 2014

I was impressed with Jo and Kate from the first time I met them. They let Bailey, my 7 year old King Charles venture round their house so he could have a good sniff on his first visit. :-). It was obvious how much they love their two little dogs Hettie and Maggie and Bailey was made to feel very welcome which gave me confidence right away. Bailey had his first stay late last year and is already booked in for 2014. I didn't worry at all while Bailey was with Jo and Kate and was re-assured further with pics of Bailey looking like he was having a great time. It's hard to find someone you trust with your best little furry friend but I would recommend Jo and Kate all day long.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Old English bulldogs
Mr Gough Reviewed on 16th January, 2014

I'am very happy with the Service I had from the staff
It was door to door Service I was giving I have used
This 5 or 6 times and I trust my pets in the hands
Of the stuff 100% and always on the other end of
The phone to help in anyway the staff can .
So from all of as at SouthWales vallerybulldogs
A big thank you again for your Service and kindness

Rating of 5 out of 5
Old English bulldogs
Mr Gough Reviewed on 16th January, 2014

I'am very happy with the Service I had from the staff
It was door to door Service I was giving I have used
This 5 or 6 times and I trust my pets in the hands
Of the stuff 100% and always on the other end of
The phone to help in anyway the staff can .
So from all of as at SouthWales vallerybulldogs
A big thank you again for your Service and kindness

Rating of 5 out of 5
Hamish's Christmas Stay
Mrs Rogers Reviewed on 30th December, 2013

This was Hamish's second Visit to Jo and Kate. I can't say enough about the service these ladies provide... Hamish was spoilt rotten as usual- even got his Christmas dinner. its so nice to know he is treated like one of their own.
With daily e-mails and pictures its was comforting to see how he was getting on. Really put my mind at ease.
I can highly recommend Small Paws and I will be using them again in 2014.
Gemma, Jim & Hamish xx

Rating of 5 out of 5
Archie's first stay :-)))
Mrs Robinson Reviewed on 28th December, 2013

Excellent boarding

Thank you to Jo & Kate for looking after Archie. archie is a nervous bichon so we are very worried when we leave him with anyone. I now know that after being recommended Small Paws I will not need to worry anymore. From the minute we got there Archie felt right at home. We were sent text messages and pictures which my 3 children were very happy about.

When ArchieI visited Jo and Kate before we left him we were made to feel very welcome and at home.

One of the pictures were the 3 bichons sat at different sides and the back of the settee. A lovely picture which made us all smile.

I don't hesitate to recommend Small Paws as it definitely is a home from home. I think Archie is missing maggie and hettie. He's really improved and seems a different much more confident dog. He's booked in again in January and may. Highly recommend these lovely people to look after your dog.

Debbie. Tim. Lucy. Erin-Mae & Mia xxx

Rating of 5 out of 5
Hamish's first stay with Small Paws
Mrs Rogers Reviewed on 28th October, 2013

I normally left Hamish in Kennels when we went away but always felt really guilty leaving him there, and he always got so stressed when we took him there which didn't help either. After having done some research I thought I would give home boarding a try and that is when I found Jo and Kate on here. I am so happy that I did as from our initial meeting I felt like I knew them forever and Hamish felt right at home too with Hettie and Maggie.
When we went away for the weekend Jo sent me updates and Pictures of Hamish which was great to see how well he was settling in. He was a much happier dog when we picked him up. He is already booked in for our next guilt free break away. Definitely recommend Small Paws to anyone who is worried leaving there dogs in a kennel.
Thank you Jo & Kate x

Rating of 5 out of 5
rileys stay at small paws
Mr gilmore Reviewed on 14th October, 2013

Quote simply, jo and Kate were exceptional from the first time we had a look at the house to when they brought him back for the second time they brought him back. Riley had an amazing time. They are trustworthy, helpful, loving and caring towards riley, and the advice they gave me as he is my first pup was really really useful. I would reccomend them with out any doubt to anyone wanting to use this service. They are reasonably priced and will pick up and off your dog. The best word I can think of for the whole package is amazing. Thankyou so much and I have already booked some more dates with them. Tony

Rating of 5 out of 5
First Rate Holiday Home for Dogs
Mrs Tsouloufis Reviewed on 25th September, 2013

Thank you to Jo & Kate for looking after Scooby. The worst thing about booking a holiday is having to leave your doggy best friend at home. I now know that after being recommended Small Paws I will not need to worry anymore.

When Scooby and I visited Jo and Kate we felt very at ease and Scooby seemed to get on well with Hettie and Maggie. This made me feel less guilty about leaving Scooby behind.

After receiving the photos Jo e-mailed me I could see that Scooby was really enjoying himself and has made some new friends along the way. The picture of him lying in the deep puddle really made me laugh!

I don't hesitate to recommend Small Paws as it definitely is a home from home. I think Scooby is missing his little friends already!

Sarah & Dimitris x

Rating of 5 out of 5
5 Star Dog Boarding (Dog Hotel)
Mrs Brickhill Reviewed on 19th September, 2013

Coco our Lhasa Apso spent 15 nights with Jo from 9th august to 24th August 2013. On arriving Coco was made to feel very welcome and was given the run of the house and garden so she could have a good sniff about. Her basket was placed in the sitting room next to those of Jo's own dogs; although Coco was able to choose where she slept in the house. Coco immediately settled in and began playing with Hettie & Mggie (Jo's bichons.)

Whilst Coco was settling in Jo checked over our booking form making sure she had all the details of Coco's routine, requirements, etc. We already felt very comfortable leaving Coco in Jo's care but this made us even more confident that Coco would be very well cared for whilst we were on holiday.

During our holiday we received several photos and updates from Jo via email. It was very re-assuring to see Coco happy and having a good time. Coco had many days out: a couple of visits to Marbury Park; a day at the beach and many long walks. My husband thinks Coco had a better time than we did!

It was very obvious the day I collected Coco that she was very content, happy and great friends with Hettie and Maggie. I would have no hesitation in leaving Coco with Jo again, in fact I have already booked for 2014.

Thank you Jo. It made our holiday knowing that Coco was in such loving and caring surroundings.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Mr RILEY Reviewed on 31st August, 2013

After much debating what to do with our Bichon Frise whilst we went on holiday, we searched for home boarding.
We were invited into Jo and Kates home to introduce our Bichon to their Bichon's. The dogs immediately gelled and got along fantastically.
Whilst on our holiday, Jo sent us numerous photos of our dog enjoying her walks, playing with the dogs and running around on their allotment.
Our Bichon really enjoyed her stay with Jo and Kate as much as we enjoyed our holiday.
We would really recommend boarding your dog with Jo and Kate.
We are looking forward to booking in again next year. THANKS.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Lovely home from home for any dog
Mrs O'Hara Reviewed on 30th August, 2013

Jo looked after Poppy as if she was her own dog. We had previously not been able to leave poppy anywhere as she is nervous and frets for us, we had no problems leaving her with Jo and her dogs. Poppy was happy and healthy when we collected her and actually sulked for a few days when we brought her home! Thank you Jo it has made such a difference knowing poppy is happy when we are away we don't have to worry!
I would recommend Jo to everyone and have gladly passed on her name to friends!

Rating of 5 out of 5
Highly recommend Small Paws Home Boarding
Miss NEEN Reviewed on 4th June, 2013

Small Paws Home Boarding, what can I say, my puppy Bella loves staying with Jo and her girls. The service provided is second to none and I would highly recommend, Jo provides pictures and updates on email so I have the peace of mind. Jo's attention to detail of mine and my puppies needs have made me feel at ease and this allows me to relax knowing Bella is in safe hands. I would like to thank Jo for the care given to Bella, its so nice to find someone with a true passion and love for dogs and now I have, I look forward to Bella staying with Jo at Small Paws Home Boarding because I know how much Bella enjoys her time there.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Bonnie,s day with joanne
Mrs Gee Reviewed on 17th May, 2013

Left Bonnie with SmalL Paws for a day.it was the first time we had used this service and were a bit nervous of leaving her.but need,nt have worried as she had a great day with Joanne and Jackie.she had a long walk and we had texts to update us and photo on the walk which put our mind at rest.would recommend SmalL Paws to anyone and will definitely use again.

Rating of 5 out of 5
Fantastic home boarding
Miss Brown Reviewed on 15th May, 2013

Small Paws offer a fantastic home boarding service that's gave us a peace if mind when leaving our puppy for the first time. We got regular updates if how things were going and photo updates that put our minds at ease. Bonnie settled in straight away and it was very clear she had a fantastic time whilst staying there. Would definitely recommend this service!

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