Tag Archive for 'Boarding'

Boarding Your Dog at Paddington Pups – Why Choose Us?

We have been offering our boarding service for a little over three years now, and this relatively new addition to our services has proven very popular and helpful to a lot of fur-child owners over this time.

So why would you need to use this service? And why would you choose us to look after your loved Pooch? Let’s make a brief list of answers to these questions.

Why would you need to use this service?

– If you are going on a holiday and have no one that can care for your dog over long periods

– When house renovations deem your yard escapable

– Family emergencies etc.

– A temporary safe house while a solution is found if your dog digs out of your yard

– If you are concerned leaving your dog alone when you’ve planned a night out

Why would you choose us?

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Happy, Healthy Dogs ~ Raw Food Diets for dogs

Happy, Healthy Dogs ~ Raw Food Diets for dogs

Raw food diets have always been a standard for working dogs, but lately, the trend has become popular for companion dogs too. The idea is that a dog should be fed a diet more aligned to their evolutionary ancestors. Raw food diets generally consist of uncooked muscle meat, organ meat, vegetables, fruits, and bones (either whole or ground)

The raw food diet has proven to be a controversial topic among vets and dog owners alike. There are benefits for raw food, but risks can be involved too, so its important to understand what research has shown to be the various pros and cons.

Supporters of raw dog food generally claim the following:


– Cleaner teeth

– Healthier skin

– Increased energy

– Shinier coats

Exponents of raw food diets sight risks mainly associated with home made raw meals. These threats ... Click here to read more....

Where Should I Board My Beloved Dog?

Where Should I Board My Beloved Dog?

 When holiday times approach, emergency situations arise, or if you just want to head out for the night without worrying about your beloved pup, overnight boarding for dogs is an option that is frequented by many pet owners. There are multiple companies and at home businesses that offer this service around the Brisbane area but before you make your choice there are some important questions that you should ask each carer, which will be discussed shortly. Take the answers to these questions into consideration from the perspective of your dog’s individual needs and try to imagine how well the described environment would suit him/her.

Paddington Pups has been offering boarding for three years now, and we are confident in saying that our service, from the perspectives of both the doggy guests and owners, is among the best out there. We are not attempting ... Click here to read more....

March Dog of the Month

March Dog of the Month ~ Congratulations Oscar Mcmahon!

Oscar first joined us for daycare at Paddington Pups all the way back in 2016 and he has been a crucial member of the pack ever since.

Oscar is a 4 and a half year old standard Schnauzer with the energy and play drive of a 6 month old. Each morning that Oscar bounds through the door he can barely make it out to the play areas fast enough to start his busy day of playing and fun.

He never fails to put a smile on everybody’s face and we know it’s going to be a good day when Oscar comes to visit.

Oscar is extremely friendly and is great with all the other dogs. He will introduce himself to everyone he can and likes to play with any dog that will let him.

Oscar is absolutely adorable and it is ... Click here to read more....

February Dog of the Month

Congratulations Grace Hanson!!!

Grace is a 1 year-old Italian Greyhound who has been part of the

Paddington Pups pack since early 2017 when she was only 4 months


When Grace first started coming to Paddington Pups she was one of

the very few Italian Greyhounds who attended daycare at the time. At

first she was a little nervous but it didn’t take long for her to come

out of her shell and become the happy little ball of energy we all

know and love today.

Now, almost a year after her first day of daycare, she can often be

found frolicking around behind the front counter playing with any

and every dog that she can. Gracie especially loves playing with other

little Italian Greyhounds and tends to take the younger ones under her wing and show them the ropes.

Grace is absolutely adorable and a pleasure to have as ... Click here to read more....

Dog of the Month – August 2017

August Dog of the MonthRufus Pearce


We happily announce that Augusts dog of the month is Rufus Pearce! He has been coming to Paddington Pups for over 9 years now and is such a playful, well-mannered part of our pack that we can’t help but smile every time we see him.

Rufus often joins us with his friend Chicken, the dog, and loves relaxing with all our other smaller pack members.

We have loved watching Rufus grow up and are looking forward to all his future visits too.... Click here to read more....

Dog Facts… Did you know

Dog Facts… Did you know?

Just in case you’ve got a trivia night coming up, or you like learning something new every day we thought we would share a few fun dog facts.

  • Newfoundland Dogs have a water resistant coats and webbed feet. They were bread to haul fishing nets and to help rescue drowning people.
  • Dogs noses are wet to help them absorb scents. Dogs will lick their noses to sample the scent through their mouth. Dogs sense of smell is 10 000 to 100 000 times stronger than humans.
  • Dalmatian Puppies are born with white coats and develop their spots as they age.
  • Chow-chow pups are born with pink tongs; their tongs turn black at 8 to 10 weeks of age.
  • Ever wonder how on earth your dog can stand to eat some of the things he or she does? Dogs have around 1 700 taste buds, while
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Health Info for your dog – GDV

Health Info for your Dog – Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV)

GDV, or more commonly known as Bloat, is an extremely serious condition and is a leading cause of death in dogs. While the Veterinary Industry mostly does not know the causes of Bloat/GDV what the causes of Bloat/GDV are, knowing the following signs and symptoms of Bloat and getting medical attention for your dog without delay may well save his or her life.

Gastric Dilatation- Volvulus (GDV) is a life-threatening condition in which, for reasons not well known or understood, food and gases cause a dog’s stomach to stretch to many times its normal size.  This causes the stomach to twist between 180 and 360 degrees, closing off the entry and exit to the stomach.

In the next stages of the illness, the dog’s spleen swells, which in turns puts pressure on major veins, affecting the heart’s function. The dog’s ... Click here to read more....

April Dog of the Month

April Dog of the Month


Born in 1999, Jack is one of the more senior citizens that join us at Paddington Pups. He is loved very much by all the team and has been part of the pack since 2012.

Jack is a wonderful dog and brings a smile to everyone’s face with his loving and kind nature.

Even though he is now blind Jack knows his way around Paddington Pups and has his favourite areas, which he heads straight to when he comes in.

He loves hanging out with the groomers and watching over the other young pups as they race around!... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups are Finalist in Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Congratulations to the Paddington Pups Team; we’re finalists in Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2017!

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards have become the most prestigious and comprehensive program that recognises small business  throughout Australia. The Awards seek to recognise the hard work of small businesses and their contributions to their local community and Australia’s economy. They recognise businesses whose values include exceptional customer service, commitment, leadership, endurance, courage, innovation, performance and generosity. Paddington Pups is honoured to be among the finalists for 2017. Winners will be announced in April, so paws crossed we will have some more good news to announce in May.... Click here to read more....