The Paw Pad

About Us


Here at The Paw Pad, we are proud to deliver an unrivalled experience for your Dog,
We are a fully licensed, family owned and operated Home boarding and day care establishment.

We recognise that choosing the right place for your pet's stay is an important decision so we actively encourage you to come down for a no obligation visit to help you decide. 

We welcome your dog into our home and family while they are in our care. Drop your dog off to us on your way to work and collect on your way home. They will have a fun-filled day with walks, snoozes, games and company.

Your dog can come and stay with us while you are on holiday. Your dog can have their own bed, all the attention they want and can also socialise with other dogs. Added to this they will have plenty of walks, loads of fun and rest-time and be happy to see you when you come home.

 I think most dogs would love to spend their days getting attention and playing with other dogs all day, rather than sitting at home waiting for their humans to get back from work. Thats where the Paw Pad comes in. We would love to spend the day playing, training and exploring with even more friends! 

Our home boarding and doggy day care was founded on the belief that dogs deserve a stress free, 'home from home' experience when spending time away from their family - just like their human companions!

Whether you’re away for one night, or several weeks, we offer home from home luxury boarding where your pet will stay in our secure and comfortable family home amongst the day care guests, with 24 hour care; full of love, cuddles and play time - it's a strictly kennel free environment!

We feel it is important that each dog boarding with us has their individual space to escape to for sleeping and relaxation; this is just one way we make every dog feel at home. Before you book, we ask that you, (and the dog!) come and visit us for a trial. This also gives you the chance to have a look at the  facilities we have to offer. We can also provide you with daily updates of your dog's holiday to give you peace of mind.

  • Your dog will be cared for the same way you would look after him/her at home. 
  • Your dog will have had a positive experience with cuddles, walks and fun. 

Our goal is to provide a safe and relaxing environment so your family member remains stress-free while you go to that important appointment, wedding miles away or even your annual holiday.

Nothing but the best for you four legged family member


We like to go above and beyond your expectations, never losing sight of how important our guest is to you. Because of this and to help you relax about the care they are having we promise to send  updates with pics on WhatsApp to make you jealous of how much fun they are having on holiday too. We make sure your dog has a pawsitive experience at The Paw Pad. 

Total peace of mind


Licenced by Colchester Borough Council and with full Public Liability Insurance you know whatever you’re doing your dog will be safe.

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