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Max Timson Feb 2018

Thank you Emma for looking after Nell the labrador and Max the parrot it was nice to know they had been in a safe and friendly family home enviroment while we were away. i would highly recommend small paws . Max has been to small paws twice now and comes home happy. ( max can be quite grumpy ) it was nell's first time and she also came home happy and chilled.

Sarah Cartner Feb 2018

Excellent service..never left our girls before but Emma put our mind at rest. Regular contact and updates. When we collected the girls they were really happy and settled and appeared very well looked after. Would definitely recommend Small Paws Boarding at Elkesley Notts to anyone looking for dog boarding..cannot thank Emma enough for the service and care to our 3 dogs! Will definitely be using Small Paws Boarding again!

Gemma Suther by May 2018

My two dogs love visiting Emma a couple of times a week for daycare - they get so excited when they realise where they’re going and they’re out of the car and through the gate without a glance back at me! It’s great peace of mind that they’re so well looked after by someone so knowledgable whilst I have to work longer days... Frankie and Freddie are very lucky pups!! Thanks Emma - I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Small Paws x

Leeanna Webster - July 2016

Emma looked after my 1 year old dog (Oliver) my rabbit Blu and tortoise Victor for 2weeks. I was so worried about leaving them all especially my dog Olly but needn't have worried about anything they were all absolutely fine. Olly got to mix and play with lots of other dogs during day care days and he actually seems more sociable since his return home. Emma also runs doggy day care so Dogs have opportunity to get to know Emma and her family. She only takes 1 dog or 2 from same family in with her own dog they stay in the home not a kennel. Most importantly they are very well taken care of cuddled fed walked and played with...also get updates during your vacation via face book. Rabbits are really pampered and have range of hutch sizes. And other small animals such as my tortoise are equally well taken care of. Emma is amazing and clearly loves all animals and they seem to love her as well. Thank you Emma

Amy Williams June 2016

Sherlock stayed with Emma for 5 nights whilst we were away on a family holiday. It was his first time ever being away from us and he can be quite full-on so I was a bit worried about going away without him, however he was looked after wonderfully and Emma updated me on how he was whilst we were away. Would definitely recommend Small Paws!

Wendy Marshall - Retford April 2016

Emma is amazing she cares so much for every animal she has for day care or boarding. My little border terrier Rainy goes twice a week for day care and also for sleep overs when I'm working away. I couldn't be happier. She loves it. I would recommend small paws to anyone

Jules Nicholson – 5 star's home from home for my whippet! Emma and all at Small Paws are a godsend. I trust them totally with my hound, he came home after his first holiday there yesterday. When we arrived to pick him up he looked as though he was showing us around his new home. Can't praise Small Paws enough. I'm so pleased I chickened out of leaving him in kennels. We didn't worry about him for a second, we could tell he was in good hands. Thank you so much. Jules & Steve. 30th April 2015

Jackson, Dave & Keith - October 2014

So glad to have found Emma who took such good care of our three little piggies (Guinea Pigs) whilst we were on holiday. As this was their first stay I was a little nervous about leaving them as Jackson had been off colour before we went away and I mentioned this to Emma and she said she would keep a special eye on him. She certainly kept her word and she sent regular email updates to put my mind at rest and also pictures on Facebook so I could see them enjoying themselves all the way from the Med! I feel 100% confident in recommending Emma and Small Paws to anyone looking for a quality and caring boarding kennels for their much loved pet, you can tell she just loves them all and that they are in safe hands. We will definitely be using small paws again, 5* Star and thank you so much. The Appleyard Family.

Alice Mulholland

Small Paws was fabulous for our two rather nervy guinea pigs, Calico and Nibbles. They settled in immediately and enjoyed their outdoor run and all the fresh veg! Emma made them feel like it was home from home in such a lovely, peaceful setting. We will defintely be using again when we need in future. It was great to get updates on facebook as to how the piggie wiggies were doing complete with pictures! Excellent service would definitely recommend. 15/09/14

Ruth Edwards


Once again many thanks to Emma for her 5-star care of my three guinea pigs. There were many places in Scotland I couldn't receive any news but I knew they'd be safe and sound with Small Paws, the cost is always extremely reasonable for the care and food they receive and I unreservedly recommend you book your pets in a.s.a.p. for their holidays.

Maria Thompson reviewed Small Paws Boarding 24th May 2014

Due to a change in circumstances I needed to find a special place for my dogs Molly and Charlie to go whilst I was working. I can truly say I have found that special place and it is called Small Paws Boarding. The care, love and attention that my dogs receive when in daycare is absolutely brilliant, a real home from home. As soon as I drive into Emma's village Charlie and Molly get so excited knowing where they are. Thank You to Emma and her family for making my life so much easier, I go to work sure in the knowledge that my dogs are being well cared for and loved. I would without doubt recommend Small Paws Boarding to everyone.

Moonie and Magnum are regulars are Small Paws and are like part of the family. They are quite shy when they first arrive but soon settle in and start munching.

"Emma does a fantastic job, welcomes you and your pet(s) to her home and looks after them superbly, at an extremely reasonable price.

A real holiday for my two guinea pigs, with lots of fresh (and new) food and great care for the animals, and daily updates and photos for me. Top notch, 5 stars".

Ruth Edwards - Gilbert and Sulli's - Guinea pigs owner

The beautiful Flo, Kitty and Fudge, who we are taking care them this week.

March 2014

Thank you so much for looking after Kittie for us whilst we were away, it was a great comfort to know you were seeing her everyday and making sure she was ok. We will not hesitate to get back in touch next time we go away.

Mr and Mrs Bicknell 22/02/14

06/02/2014 by jwilson34

Excellent facilities, friendly caring staff. Highly recommend.

07/02/2014 J Rawding

Emma has looked after my guinea pigs many many times over the years, and they love the time they spend with her. The facilities are great and as my pigs like to be indoors, Emma is more than happy to accommodate them inside her home. When the pigs stay with her they always get lots of attention and this shows when I return as they are easier to handle and pick up, (I'm a bit scared I'm going to hurt them) but Emma has given me lots of confidence and I would not let my piggies stay anywhere else. 

This is Ralph, he was brought to us when he was abandoned at a Pet Shop local to us. Thankfully a local family have adopted him and he has settled in very well.

January 2014