Hello fellow dog lovers!
Welcome to Baxter’s Friends With Paws!
We absolutely LOVE all animals & are proud parents to our little fur-baby Baxter, who is a 7 year old Pug X Cairn Terrier or “Pugairn”!
We are both professionals with flexible working hours that spend all of our free time with Baxter, going on long walks or visits to the dog park - which is his favourite place in the world!
Baxter works as a volunteer therapy dog for GAPSA in his spare time & is a very friendly, patient, fun loving boy who loves to share his home - making him a great doggy companion!
We specialise in Home Dog Boarding which we have been doing for over 5 years & are very passionate about animals big & small!
Our home is situated just a few minutes drive from Adelaide’s CBD. We have a large & secure backyard with lawn, trees, alfresco undercover area & a fully fenced pool. Our furry guests are welcome to sleep inside or out & we can provide which ever option you like to have at your home. We have lots of toys for the pups to play with, along with a shell pool which is perfect for splashing around in & cooling off on sunny days!
We will treat your pooch like our own with lots of love, care, nurturing & plenty of fun! We will walk them every day, feed them as per your instruction & can continue basic training using the Positive Reinforcement Method on request.
They will live the pampered pooch life with trips to the dog park on weekends & to the beach on warmer days when possible. We will also upload fun photos of your pooch regularly for your ease of mind during their stay!
Please note we only offer home dog boarding services & are not taking any new bookings for doggy daycare at this stage.
Please note we only take a maximum of two bookings at any one time. Apologies in advance if we are unable to accomodate your fur baby during your preferred dates due to this. We like to ensure every pooch that stays with us gets enough of our time, love & attention!
We unfortunately do not accept bookings for puppies or dogs less than 18 months old.
Please check our bookings calendar for availability (dates in red are fully booked out & dates in green are free for new bookings)
For our regular puppers coming for longer stays, please aim to book 12 weeks out to secure your preferred dates. If we are fully booked, we have some other fur-tastic alternate carer recommendations - so please feel free to ask us & we will happily point you in the right direction!
We only accept de-sexed, up to date vaccinated, wormed, flea treated & toilet trained pooches. We will need to sight your vet folder details prior to your booking commencing.
We are experienced with dietary requirements & also administering oral & injectable medicines. We are experienced in caring for senior pups with diabetes, arthritic conditions or those undergoing chemotherapy treatment who need that little bit of extra TLC.
Please be confident that your pup is happy to get along with other types of doggy guests. Our top priority is to ensure every pooch has comfortable, safe & fun holiday at their favourite home away from home!
For longer stays you can book a one night boarding trial for your pup before you go ahead with the booking. This can help to ensure that your pup is the right fit & completely comfortable with their new surroundings & anxiety free while you are away.
The per night booking is for a maximum 24 hour period. If your pick up time is more than 3 hours apart from your drop off time, than you may need to book 1 ‘daycare day’ booking for the extended time in care.
All you need to provide is your pups regular food, bowl, bed, treats, medication (if applicable with instructions) & lead/harness as the basics. We provide the love & everything else they need in between!
Your booking cost per night includes Pawshake premium pet insurance for your peace of mind & also website fees to keep this fantastic service going!
Please feel free to have a read through our very happy customer reviews or contact us with any questions & we will be more than happy to help you!
We look forward to welcoming your special furry family member soon!
Elise, Michael & Baxter :)
Elise, Michael and Baxter provided a home away from home for 3 days for my 2 Schnoodles. Elise bent over backwards to accommodate us. She left work early on the Friday to meet our dogs, so that we could get started on our long drive.
Elise was a Dog Whisper and had a wonderful rep-ore with the dogs. One of my dogs was a bit anxious as it was her first time away from home and Elise dealt calmly with the 4 am wake up and barking. Personally we probably didn't pay her enough to deal with that.
Elise and Michael's Fur baby Baxter was also very welcoming and was clearly happy to share his parents. I'm sure he helped Pippi and Aggie feel right at home.
Elises's communication was outstanding and she sent us updates and photo's over the weekend. My dogs definitely had a lovely weekend with lots of fresh air, walks, cuddles and treats. I would highly recommend Elise, Michael and Baxter.
This was my first experience with pawshake and now I would always recommend Elise and co for anyone who needs a pooch sitter. My pug is extremely hyperactive and even has some behavioural issues, but Elise was so welcoming and trained with pooches. She was able to give me great advice for my pug romeo. The home and outdoor set up is absolutely beautiful for pooches to play. I got beautiful photo updates and they even go for activities such as walking and to the dog park. Their own dog mr.baxter is the most handsome, welcoming and well behaved dog I’ve ever seen! He even was able to handle my hyper!! Pug Romeo. I was very nervous to leave Romeo as he is a lot to handle, but Elise and co, made this experience the best ever. When Romeo returned home I’ve never seen him so calm and relaxed!! Thank you Elise and co!! And Thankyou mr. Baxter 🐶❤
Completed the Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Course
Elise & Michael
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