Hi, just wanted to send a quick email to thank you all for taking such good care of Fire and Socks during their recent stay. You were very attuned to their shy temperaments (upgrading them to a Pucci suite!) and special needs and administered their large array of medications without any issues at all.

Thank you so much. SmallPaws is a lovely facility, much more like a home than a boarding kennel. Everything is so clean and well run, with a great sense of calm and order.
We especially enjoyed checking their “play” photos on Facebook. Your gardens are lovely. I don’t know how you keep them that way with all those small paws running around!
We have already recommended SmallPaws to other dog families and Socks and Fire will definitely return for another holiday.

Jenny Thomas

I really wanted to thank you all for taking such wonderful care of my very very special baby. Rosie tells me you spoilt her rotten and the food and the accommodation was fantastic, also she enjoyed her various comings and goings with her various friends. She is very social so that was particularly enjoyable. Again SmallPaws, my sincere thanks and I am sure there will be repeat visits and, as you know, I never hesitate to recommend you.

Grae & Rosie


Thanks so much for looking after our dogs so well. They seem so happy and lively at home – I realised that whenever they have gone to other kennels they have come home very subdued. They were probably dominated by larger dogs at other kennels, and the great thing at your kennels is that the dogs are all small so they weren’t intimidated. Thanks also for keeping on top of Tina’s eyes, I know it is a pain as we do it too! I also noticed how they had bonded with you at the kennels.



We discovered SmallPaws some eleven years ago when we had our perfect little Chihuahua X terrier dog and were unhappy with a previous dog boarding kennel.

Our present two small female terrier sisters have completely different temperaments. One easy, relaxed and reliable, but the other is highly strung, nervous and precious in both meanings of that word. We have been impressed that the staff have listened with respectful interest to our evaluations of each dogs needs and have themselves gained the trust of both dogs over these past six years.

More importantly, their professional observance of behavioural quirks and how to manage individual needs thereby encouraging relaxation, confidence and enjoyment by our dogs-and knowing they play happily with the other dogs whilst there is, to us, a miracle…We could not enjoy our own holiday away from our beloved dogs without knowing the kindly, attentive and dedicated staff at SmallPaws are caring for our very best friends.

Gabrielle, Palm Beach NSW


We have used SmallPaws several times for our dog. Everyone is so helpful and friendly, and she always seems very happy to be visiting you.

We like the friendly feel of the place, the roomy sleeping quarters and the secure grassed areas where the dogs can socialise. Thank you for the wonderful service you provide. It gives us peace of mind knowing that she is being looked after by such caring people.

Barbara and Terry, Frenchs Forest NSW


We would happily recommend the team at SmallPaws. Our dog Charlie has been a frequent visitor over the last few years and always receives the best of care. He rushes out of the car and into the office when he arrives and heads off down to the dog kennels without a backward glance. Whenever he comes home he is healthy, happy and bathed. His nutritional and medical requirements are always met and we have no hesitation in sending him to his holiday home!

Doug and Ann, Belrose NSW


Our boys (Bertie and Dax Beagle) have been visiting their ‘resort’ at SmallPaws for many years now.

They know when we are going away on holidays and get quite excited in anticipation of having a good holiday away from us at their resort. They look forward to catchingup with friends of old, as well as making new friends. Of course, the food at their resort is top notch too, and being Beagles that is really important to them! When we pick them up they look terrific- so very clean after their wash, and a little more rounded than when we left them. You can’t keep a beagle away from good food!

It goes without saying that the resort directors are loved by our boys, and Bertie and Dax are really happy to see them when checking in. When we go away, we never have to worry about our boys. We know that they will be well looked after by the excellent and very friendly team at SmallPaws.

Sue and Denis, St Ives NSW


We chose SmallPaws for our pets many years ago because they demonstrated a caring, personal attitude. The staff are always welcoming and friendly, and Elly is very happy to go with the staff there. She returns to us after each stay content and in excellent condition. We highly recommend them to our friends and acquaintances.

Cheryl and Steve, NSW