Luxury home boarding and day care




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Why Shawbury Paws?

Shawbury Paws is the luxury home boarding and day care provider with a difference, specialising in small to medium breeds. Situated in five acres of private and picturesque Shropshire countryside, all of our fluffy clients receive the VIP treatment! With memory foam beds, filtered water fountains, custom built outdoor play area and enrichment programs tailored to your dogs needs. We are licensed by Shropshire Council and fully insured for all of our activities. 

Home Environment

Looking for that home from home feeling? Dogs become part of our family during their stay with Shawbury Paws. Your dog will be treated like our own, which means lots of fuss and attention and their home routine, even when they are away.

Enrichment Program

On top of their daily walks, dogs take part in enrichment programs personalised for their breed, age and any physical or medical constraints they may have. You can even choose the activities you think your dog will like best. 

Professional Care

We are a licensed by Shropshire Council [19/01789/AIAL], fully insured, canine first aid trained, enhanced DBS checked and hold a level 3 qualification in dog boarding and daycare. So you can be sure your dog is in safe hands.

Very Important Pooch (VIP)

We take the time to get to know your dog, from there favourite food, toy and games. We then  handpick other dogs for them to share their time together based on behavioural assessments to ensure that all dogs have a great time.

Country Paradise

Shawbury Paws is nestled in five acres of private countryside to sniff and explore. Loads of space for onsite walks, activities and doggy play area. A custom built secure area for the dogs to play and explore, with sensory garden and toys. Our play area is also available for private hire.

Report Cards

We don't keep you in the dark. Keep up to date with all the wags with photo and video updates of your dogs day over WhatsApp. At the end of your dogs stay you will also get a Doggy Report Card, telling you all about what they got up to, including a picture of the stay.

Adult Only Household

We provide care in a quiet adult only household, perfect for dogs who are apprehensive, fearful or are not used to children.

Companionship

We supervise dogs throughout their stay. Perfect for anxious dogs that don't like being left alone.

Don't just take our word for it, read our reviews

After moving to Shropshire we searched for a long time to find daycare/boarding for our Archie, and then Emma came along. Archie has been to Emma's on three occasions now (for a day each time), and it's lovely to see how eager he is to go to Emma when we arrive. Emma keeps me updated regularly, which is reassuring. I like the approach Emma takes when helping a new dog get used to her home, and to her own dog, Ted. I highly recommend Emma. 

Archie - Whitchurch

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2019-09-30T16:43:04+00:00

Archie - Whitchurch

After moving to Shropshire we searched for a long time to find daycare/boarding for our Archie, and then Emma came along. Archie has been to Emma's on three occasions now (for a day each time), and it's lovely to see how eager he is to go to Emma when we arrive. Emma keeps me updated regularly, which is reassuring. I like the approach Emma takes when helping a new dog get used to her home, and to her own dog, Ted. I highly recommend Emma. 
I can't really put into words how relieved I am to have found boarding for my young dog where I feel thoroughly reassured & comfortable leaving him. Emma is super & made both myself & my dog feel at ease. The boarding is a home-from-home set up & the outdoor space in both the garden & paddock is secure with lots enrichment activities for the dogs to enjoy!

The whole service is very professional & included an initial meet & greet, completing a comprehensive form of the dog's details, & excellent communication beforehand & during the stay. It is great to have updates throughout the stay which included pictures & videos along with a report card to summarise my dog's behaviour!

I have total confidence in leaving my dog here. He has come home happy, relaxed & healthy & I would recommend Shawbury Paws to anyone wanting their dog to have a loving boarding experience. It is very clear to see that Emma takes care of boarders like her own.

Cadbury - Shrewbsury

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2019-08-21T15:06:27+00:00

Cadbury - Shrewbsury

I can't really put into words how relieved I am to have found boarding for my young dog where I feel thoroughly reassured & comfortable leaving him. Emma is super & made both myself & my dog feel at ease. The boarding is a home-from-home set up & the outdoor space in both the garden & paddock is secure with lots enrichment activities for the dogs to enjoy! The whole service is very professional & included an initial meet & greet, completing a comprehensive form of the dog's details, & excellent communication beforehand & during the stay. It is great to have updates throughout the stay which included pictures & videos along with a report card to summarise my dog's behaviour! I have total confidence in leaving my dog here. He has come home happy, relaxed & healthy & I would recommend Shawbury Paws to anyone wanting their dog to have a loving boarding experience. It is very clear to see that Emma takes care of boarders like her own.
Fantastic set up - couldn't recommend highly enough. They absolutely loved it.

A happy beagle looking up

Albert & Dennis - Dorrington

Shawbury Paws
5
2020-01-30T16:21:48+00:00

Albert & Dennis - Dorrington

A happy beagle looking up
Fantastic set up - couldn't recommend highly enough. They absolutely loved it.
I would like to say a big thank you to Shawbury Paws for looking after Marley. Emma was brilliant with Marley. Emma kept us updated every day with photos and videos which was lovely to see as we could see how happy and well cared for he was. Marley really enjoyed his stay and I am so happy we found Shawbury Paws. I will definitely be using Shawbury Paws again and would highly recommend them.

Marley - Shrewsbury

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2019-12-19T14:58:46+00:00

Marley - Shrewsbury

I would like to say a big thank you to Shawbury Paws for looking after Marley. Emma was brilliant with Marley. Emma kept us updated every day with photos and videos which was lovely to see as we could see how happy and well cared for he was. Marley really enjoyed his stay and I am so happy we found Shawbury Paws. I will definitely be using Shawbury Paws again and would highly recommend them.
Shawbury paws! What a fantastic place to leave your dog for a day or if you go away on holiday. We were looking for somewhere that would look after pepper our 7yr old chihuahua cross who does not like being left on her own and is a nervous little dog and that was Shawbury Paws.What a fantastic couple Emma and Dave are Pepper loved them both and settled in well she loved it so much she didn’t want to come home. We would highly recommend Shawbury Paws and Emma, thankyou so much Emma for looking after Pepper she can’t wait to come back and see you again, we will definitely be back when we need another break away. Thank you again from Hilary,Graham and Pepper.

Pepper - Shrewsbury

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2019-11-06T13:19:00+00:00

Pepper - Shrewsbury

Shawbury paws! What a fantastic place to leave your dog for a day or if you go away on holiday. We were looking for somewhere that would look after pepper our 7yr old chihuahua cross who does not like being left on her own and is a nervous little dog and that was Shawbury Paws.What a fantastic couple Emma and Dave are Pepper loved them both and settled in well she loved it so much she didn’t want to come home. We would highly recommend Shawbury Paws and Emma, thankyou so much Emma for looking after Pepper she can’t wait to come back and see you again, we will definitely be back when we need another break away. Thank you again from Hilary,Graham and Pepper.
I want to say a big thank you to Shawbury paws for looking after Charlie. They were brilliant and Charlie was so happy. Would definitely use them again and recommend them for your loved pet. They deserve it.

Charlie - Shawbury

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2019-10-28T21:44:10+00:00

Charlie - Shawbury

I want to say a big thank you to Shawbury paws for looking after Charlie. They were brilliant and Charlie was so happy. Would definitely use them again and recommend them for your loved pet. They deserve it.
Molly has stayed with Shawbury Paws 3 times. She throughly enjoys her stay and is well and truly spoilt by Emma. I received daily updates, videos and photos during her stay showing Molly on walks, in the ball pit and chasing Ted around. Emma is extremely caring would definitely recommend Shawbury Paws.

Molly - Shrewsbury

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2019-08-13T08:27:27+00:00

Molly - Shrewsbury

Molly has stayed with Shawbury Paws 3 times. She throughly enjoys her stay and is well and truly spoilt by Emma. I received daily updates, videos and photos during her stay showing Molly on walks, in the ball pit and chasing Ted around. Emma is extremely caring would definitely recommend Shawbury Paws.
From my very first contact with Emma I felt completely comfortable, Emma was very responsive and nothing was too much trouble. Following a successful meet and greet I was absolutely sure that Shawbury Paws was the best possible place for my boy's first mini holiday and I was not disappointed. Despite leaving him for the first time we were made to feel completely at ease when we left and I was completely confident that he was in the best possible hands. However, nothing prepared me for the love, care, time and attention that Emma and Ted showed to Rocco throughout his stay. Rocco was made to feel comfortable and happy and Emma even spent time doing a little training with him and photographing our beautiful boy.


We received regular messages and videos of Rocco having fun which was really reassuring and so lovely to see him so happy, it allowed us to enjoy our holiday with no worries about him at all. When we collected Rocco we were given a full lowdown of his stay as well as a report card and gift for Rocco which was such a lovely touch. I really cant recommend Emma highly enough, Rocco cant wait to visit again soon. Emma went above and beyond in every way and there aren't enough words to thank her for her kindness and commitment to caring for Rocco.


Rocco - Halesowen

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5
2019-08-13T08:46:40+00:00

Rocco - Halesowen

From my very first contact with Emma I felt completely comfortable, Emma was very responsive and nothing was too much trouble. Following a successful meet and greet I was absolutely sure that Shawbury Paws was the best possible place for my boy's first mini holiday and I was not disappointed. Despite leaving him for the first time we were made to feel completely at ease when we left and I was completely confident that he was in the best possible hands. However, nothing prepared me for the love, care, time and attention that Emma and Ted showed to Rocco throughout his stay. Rocco was made to feel comfortable and happy and Emma even spent time doing a little training with him and photographing our beautiful boy. We received regular messages and videos of Rocco having fun which was really reassuring and so lovely to see him so happy, it allowed us to enjoy our holiday with no worries about him at all. When we collected Rocco we were given a full lowdown of his stay as well as a report card and gift for Rocco which was such a lovely touch. I really cant recommend Emma highly enough, Rocco cant wait to visit again soon. Emma went above and beyond in every way and there aren't enough words to thank her for her kindness and commitment to caring for Rocco.
Our beloved pooch Hudson stayed with Emma and her lovely dog Ted (Hudson’s new best friend), for 3 nights last weekend at their beautiful home. Hudson had the best time ever, which I was able to see from all the regular photos and videos Emma sent throughout his stay. Lots of walks and play ensured his tail didn’t stop wagging, plus plenty of cuddling up with Ted for nap times 💤.

I really appreciated Emma keeping me updated each day during Hudson’s little adventure, as it allowed me to relax knowing he was being taken such great care of and clearly having a such a brilliant doggy holiday. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shawbury Paws and I will most certainly call upon Emma again whenever we need somewhere for Hudson to stay while we’re away.


I’ll definitely use Shawbury Paws for some daycare too now, as I think Hudson is missing his new bessie mate Ted. Thanks Emma & Ted.


Black Spaniel Holding Stick

Hudson - Shrewsbury

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2019-08-28T11:43:12+00:00

Hudson - Shrewsbury

Black Spaniel Holding Stick
Our beloved pooch Hudson stayed with Emma and her lovely dog Ted (Hudson’s new best friend), for 3 nights last weekend at their beautiful home. Hudson had the best time ever, which I was able to see from all the regular photos and videos Emma sent throughout his stay. Lots of walks and play ensured his tail didn’t stop wagging, plus plenty of cuddling up with Ted for nap times 💤. I really appreciated Emma keeping me updated each day during Hudson’s little adventure, as it allowed me to relax knowing he was being taken such great care of and clearly having a such a brilliant doggy holiday. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shawbury Paws and I will most certainly call upon Emma again whenever we need somewhere for Hudson to stay while we’re away. I’ll definitely use Shawbury Paws for some daycare too now, as I think Hudson is missing his new bessie mate Ted. Thanks Emma & Ted.
Couldn't have found anywhere better for Tommy to spend his Saturdays! Emma, Dave and Ted have welcomed Tommy into their home and he loves spending time with them!
We always get regular updates, photos and videos - and even a report card when we pick him up 🐾
Fantastic people and such a lovely place!

Tommy - Grinshill

Shawbury Paws
5
2019-12-19T15:01:02+00:00

Tommy - Grinshill

Couldn't have found anywhere better for Tommy to spend his Saturdays! Emma, Dave and Ted have welcomed Tommy into their home and he loves spending time with them! We always get regular updates, photos and videos - and even a report card when we pick him up 🐾 Fantastic people and such a lovely place!
We were so worried about leaving our beloved dog with someone we didn’t know, especially for our holidays. Our original dog care plans fell through and kennels were not on option! Emma has a lovely home and garden with a dog play area that has no kennel in sight. Your dog stays with Emma and her dog,Ted in the her house. Emma spends so much time and effort to make sure your dog is happy. This could be play time, walks, digging in the sandpit and many other activities. Emma regularly updates you with pictures and videos throughout the day so you can relax knowing your dog is having a great time. Our dog absolutely loves Emma and going to Shawbury Paws. Emma provides a very professional and reliable service, but it is still personal and friendly service. I trust her 100% and she always listens and responds if I have any questions or problems. We are so lucky to have found Emma and her doggy day care and boarding service. Contact her and ask her if you visit, Or don’t so we can keep her for ourselves 😂😂😂

Margot - Wem

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5
2019-10-28T21:49:19+00:00

Margot - Wem

We were so worried about leaving our beloved dog with someone we didn’t know, especially for our holidays. Our original dog care plans fell through and kennels were not on option! Emma has a lovely home and garden with a dog play area that has no kennel in sight. Your dog stays with Emma and her dog,Ted in the her house. Emma spends so much time and effort to make sure your dog is happy. This could be play time, walks, digging in the sandpit and many other activities. Emma regularly updates you with pictures and videos throughout the day so you can relax knowing your dog is having a great time. Our dog absolutely loves Emma and going to Shawbury Paws. Emma provides a very professional and reliable service, but it is still personal and friendly service. I trust her 100% and she always listens and responds if I have any questions or problems. We are so lucky to have found Emma and her doggy day care and boarding service. Contact her and ask her if you visit, Or don’t so we can keep her for ourselves 😂😂😂
Our Hugo is our fur baby and there is only a handful of people we would trust to look after him. Shawbury Paws Emma is on the top of that list. She looks after him like her own. It’s like a home from home environment with routine, love and play. I couldn’t recommend Emma enough!! It’s hard enough going away and leaving your dog. I never need to worry when Emma has Hugo. He loves her and his furry friends he makes there. When we tell Hugo we are going to Emma’s he runs to the front door excited. He never does this any other time. A wonderful place for our wonderful Hugo. Thank you Shawbury Paws 🐾 xxx we have become quite regulars. Xx

Black & Tan Dachshund Smiling

Hugo - Telford

Shawbury Paws
5
2019-11-10T19:32:32+00:00

Hugo - Telford

Black & Tan Dachshund Smiling
Our Hugo is our fur baby and there is only a handful of people we would trust to look after him. Shawbury Paws Emma is on the top of that list. She looks after him like her own. It’s like a home from home environment with routine, love and play. I couldn’t recommend Emma enough!! It’s hard enough going away and leaving your dog. I never need to worry when Emma has Hugo. He loves her and his furry friends he makes there. When we tell Hugo we are going to Emma’s he runs to the front door excited. He never does this any other time. A wonderful place for our wonderful Hugo. Thank you Shawbury Paws 🐾 xxx we have become quite regulars. Xx
By far the best dog boarding/sitting I have ever experienced. Emma goes above and beyond in every way and I feel so happy to know my little dog is having the best time at Shawbury Paws. Emma reassures me with lots of pictures and pupdates and I know Biscuit feels totally at home with you guys - thank you! I'm not local but I travel very far so that she stays with Emma whenever I go away and am sure Biscuit is very happy I do 🙂 Thank you so much Emma and Ted, am very lucky to have met you and here's to many more visits! 🙂

Biscuit - Reading

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5
2020-01-30T16:12:38+00:00

Biscuit - Reading

By far the best dog boarding/sitting I have ever experienced. Emma goes above and beyond in every way and I feel so happy to know my little dog is having the best time at Shawbury Paws. Emma reassures me with lots of pictures and pupdates and I know Biscuit feels totally at home with you guys - thank you! I'm not local but I travel very far so that she stays with Emma whenever I go away and am sure Biscuit is very happy I do 🙂 Thank you so much Emma and Ted, am very lucky to have met you and here's to many more visits! 🙂
Our little dachshund loves it here! She was such a timid little puppy who wouldn’t interact with people or other dogs but, with Emma’s gentleness and patience (and Ted’s!), she now runs to Emma’s door at drop off and happily plays with any type of dog, big or small. Her confidence now is amazing and it is lovely to know that we have such a fantastic place to take Lola for socialisation or for boarding- we wouldn’t leave her anywhere else!

Lola - Shawbury

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5
2019-12-03T21:12:20+00:00

Lola - Shawbury

Our little dachshund loves it here! She was such a timid little puppy who wouldn’t interact with people or other dogs but, with Emma’s gentleness and patience (and Ted’s!), she now runs to Emma’s door at drop off and happily plays with any type of dog, big or small. Her confidence now is amazing and it is lovely to know that we have such a fantastic place to take Lola for socialisation or for boarding- we wouldn’t leave her anywhere else!
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