Dog Boarding | Sydney

SmallPaws Pet Hotel is the only pet hotel in Sydney that cares exclusively for small dogs. Small dogs settle much easier in our non-threatening environment. We accept dog boarding guests from all over the city, including the North Shore, the Northern Beaches and the Eastern Suburbs.

Unlike traditional dog boarding kennels, we provide a home away from home ambience for all of our little dogs. We truly care for all

of our guests, so naturally lots of exercise in one of our grassed areas or indoor play area is included for every guest. At SmallPaws, we also believe that lots of human interaction helps dogs to settle in and feel at home. Our philosophy is that all pets in our care receive the same love and care that we would give to our own dogs. All of our guests are known individually by name.

Daily Routine

Morning wake up starts with a run outside to ‘attend to business’ and checkout what has been happening in the neighbourhood since the previous day. During this playtime, every pet gets a cuddle and check over to ensure everyone is happy and healthy.

Morning medications are then dispensed, and breakfast for those who need it.

The rest of the morning is spent playing, going on walks, sleeping in the sun, checking out new friends and their owners, and

‘supervising’ the daily activities of their carers. Those that prefer not to mix with their doggie friends, spend their time helping” their” staff with the cleaning and meal preparation.

The afternoon is spent having more cuddles and ‘health checks’, grooming and more sleeping and playtime.

Late afternoon it’s dinnertime and back to the rooms for rest and more cuddles.

Our Accommodation

All of the accommodation is heated and air conditioned.

There are 3 levels of accommodation:

  • The Pucci Suites
  • Deluxe Suites
  • The Lodge

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Pucci Suites

Pucci-SuiteThe Pucci Suites are luxurious, spacious bedrooms, a true home away from home – far above traditional dog boarding standards! The 5 star fully enclosed rooms offer tranquility and privacy for our more pampered guests. Each room has soft furnishings with a bed, (with steps), a luxury Pucci dog bed, a TV and a chair to lie on. The Pucci grassed exercise area is available all day.

All Pucci Suite guests receive 2 photos posted on Facebook per week, a choice of menu, and a complimentary spa bath and blow dry.


Deluxe Suites

DeluxeDeluxe Suites are light spacious rooms enjoyed by our guests either singly or sharing with a friend.

Also included for our deluxe dogs is the large Pucci exercise garden, use of the large indoor play area, choice of menu and a complimentary bath (minimum board 2 nights). Extra pampering options available on request.



The Lodge

Small Paws accommodation dogThe Lodge is a large, light filled room with separate enclosures for each guest.

The Lodge is also indoor and is heated and air-conditioned. Exercise is available all day in one of our grass exercise areas(social groups carefully chosen), and in our indoor exercise area. Extra pampering options are available on request.

Complimentary spa baths are given the day prior to departure after a minimum stay of 4 days.


Please checkout our Facebook page and the Testimonial page of this website for more photos!

For pricing please see our Dog Accommodation Prices Page.