Happy Paws Hotel is essentially a doggie camp. Boasting 10 centrally heated bedrooms and offering our 4 legged residents hours and hours of supervised play, fun and frolics. Residents are socialised in small groups with similiar sized pals where they run and play in one of our 4 tennis court sized grassed enclosures equipped with paddling pools to cool off in the sunshine, with shelter chalets and oodles of fresh water to tipple on during the day's activities. Labradors and Springer Spaniels especially enjoy splashing in the paddling pools! Happy Paws' ethos is "action packed" holidays in a secure, safe environment where all activities are closely supervised by Yvonne and her dog loving staff.
Long walks off the lead, alongside the River Nore with paddling and swimming are enjoyed by regulars with excellent recall.
Clips of the day's action are posted regularly on social media allowing owners to view their 4 legged darlings having fun on their holidays at Happy Paws Hotel. This ensures enormous peace of mind for worried owners who feel guilty leaving their dogs in care.
Subsequent visits become easier in the knowledge that the cherished family dog is guaranteed a fun holiday which gives the dog owner a big smile too. In fact, owners tell me that their darling jumps with excitement when their car pulls in the Happy Paws Hotel driveway. Dogs don't even wave Mummy or Daddy goodbye, so eager are they to hook up with their buddies already playing outside. Dogs love Happy Paws Hotel.
Our seven year old border collie, Beowulf, has stayed with Yvonne many times now, over the last three years. When we lived elsewhere, we used other kennels, where we had to cajole rather hard to get him even to enter the premises and went away feeling very guilty because we knew that how he would be treated for his stay would be nothing like how he was treated at home.
So, it was a total relief to meet Yvonne and the team at Happy Paws and to see the wonderful set-up that they have organised for the 'guests'.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating: when we bring Beo over, he becomes very animated and wags his tail wildly as we drive in, impatient to jump out of the car and head straight for his entrance gate, with nary a backward glance, as he romps in! :-)
So we know that he really is having a real doggy 'holiday' when he's there and we feel very relaxed about his not being able to be with us, and at home, when it's not possible.
Since he's such an active dog, we're thrilled that he can be outside a lot, playing with other dogs, and that Yvonne even brings him for walks and paddles in the river. We're also glad that he eats well.
We love our dog and so we're really grateful that the wonderful Happy Paws exists to help us out with his care, when we need it. Thanks so much, Yvonne!