Just Paws is based on the outskirts of Arlingham on a working farm overlooking the river severn, and the forest of dean.

With 180 acres of private farmland accessible only to our guests – the dogs are never short of things to investigate and space to play whilst here.

Emphasis is on proper off lead countryside dog walks here, we relish the adventure as much as the dogs and all dogs in our care receive 2 x 45min walks daily as standard as well as other free time in our secure areas.

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• 5* Licenced with Stroud District Council, Insured with PetPlan Sanctuary

• We have a secure yard and 3 secure gardens for the dogs to enjoy their downtime, providing shade and shelter

• Off lead exercise is provided on our own 180 acres of private land.

• Access to mud, fox poo, ponds, ditches and dirt come as standard!!!

• All dogs receive a minimum of 2 x 45 minute walks each day unless for veterinary reasons this is limited, plus other outdoor garden activities.

• Air conditioning and super heating to warm up, dry off, or cool down post adventure – whatever the weather.

• On site dog trainer helps make sure your doggies only learn good behaviours whilst they are away from you.

• Secure small training areas both concreted and grassed.

Food is provided for boarding dogs. We use Skinners dog food, a UK company who make quality dry kibble. Gluten free is available, high energy or low energy levels dependant on your dogs needs. If you want to bring something more specific however you are more than welcome to.

All bedding, crates, bowls, leads and sundries are taken care of by us.

All we really need is the dog with a collar on and their up to date vaccination card!

See inside Just Paws

Just Paws is a dog home boarding, dog day care and one to one dog training and behaviour centre based in Arlingham, Gloucestershire. Fully licensed by Stroud District Council and insured, and run by Helen Merrett, a qualified veterinary nurse. Whether it’s a heavenly doggy holiday or an amazing value alternative to a daily dog walker – doggy day care, trouble with basic training or serious behavioural issues you need help with, we are here!