fun, frollics, friends, riverside walks, swimming & gourmet meals

Our Dogs

Elderly Dog
: Old age pensioners in the winter of their canine lives are also catered for. These old girls and boys are exercised lightly and rested often according to their energy levels. We adore the "old folks" at Happy Paws, offering immeasurable tender loving care. These guys and gals have been so loyal and faithful to their owners all of their lives and definitely deserve huge respect.

The Puppy: Puppies require equal spurts of play and rest while their soft little bones form. Watching two puppies play together is a real joy. Couch care in Yvonne's home is enjoyed by the nervous little dog or the resident with special requirements.

The Nervous Pet: Yvonne is a Reiki practitioner, practising her skills on nervous dogs. This has a proven calming effect on the little dotes, enabling them to socialise somewhat and enjoy their holiday. A one on one walk on the lead always works a treat for these guys. Happy Paws Hotel caters for all doggies with good social skills.

Neutering Policy:All male dogs over the age of 1 must be neutered. We can't accept females in season as it drives the boys wild.

Tasty Meals & Treats

Tasty Meals
: Top quality breakfast and evening meals are freshly prepared daily. Our guests enjoy top quality food mixed with a premium quality nut/kibble. We in Happy Paws favour the "Royal Canin" brand.

Treats: On miserable wet days, our four legged friends are kept amused, chomping on safe small raw hide chews or tasty butcher bones if permitted. Quality treats are enjoyed at rest times and before bedtime, of course. Classical music plays 24 hours for the ultimate relaxation.

Vet Cover & Vaccinations

Vet Cover
: Happy Paws Hotel has 24 hour on call veterinary cover with the award winning Thomastown  Veterinary Clinic - Richard Brennan MCB MRCVS and his daughter Helen Austin.

Dogs on regular medication i.e. heart tablets, insulin injections; anti-inflammation drugs etc. are administered as per individual requirements. At Happy Paws we treat this aspect of dog care very seriously.

Vaccinations: All dogs must have up to date vaccine record, confirming;
Booster, Kennel Cough, Worm Dose & Flea Treatment



Our dogs have been frequent visitors to Happy Paws Hotel over the past few years. Our old dog "Holly" was a regular until she was almost 15 years old. She used to stay in the house with Yvonne, hanging out with the older dogs at a more leisurely pace. Indeed, she was so comfortable there that when we dropped her off, she would head straight to Yvonne’s kitchen door! A particular favorite was hanging out with Yvonne’s old dog Freddie, sharing doggie chews, in the back of her jeep.

Our other two dogs also love going to Happy Paws.  They have so much fun playing with the other dogs in the big enclosures and on the walks by the river, that they come home exhausted!  Both of them were rescue dogs and had some trust issues when they first came to us.  However, thanks to the great effort by Yvonne and her wonderful team, they have gained so much confidence and have truly come on in leaps and bounds.

We cannot recommend Happy Paws Hotel highly enough. Yvonne and her team treat their "guests" with such great love and understanding, we go away in the certain knowledge that our dogs are in the best and safest of hands. We simply couldn’t imagine sending them anywhere else.

Bobby and Mary Wemyss