About Paws 4 A Break

Hi everyone and welcome to our website,

I’m Amanda Jane (known as Jane). My partner is Martyn – and we are dotty about dogs and cats. We have always had dogs and cats and had lots of experience with nervous dogs through home boarding and walking lots of dogs from the shelters. I am also an accredited and qualified dog trainer.

We used to live in Turkey and worked a lot with the shelter and street animals there, even fostering a few dogs that were bound for a forever home back in the UK.

Once we returned to the UK, it was a natural progression to use our love for animals to start up a business using our passion.

In 2015 after a lot of research and planning Paws 4 A Break was born.

Based in South Yorkshire, we offer many pet services – one being a fun and loving place to leave your dogs whilst you are away on holiday; having to stay in hospital; or even travelling for work for example.

Being in a home environment is much less stressful than being left in kennels. Every pet that comes into our care is showered with loads of love and attention and yes, I must say it, spoilt and cherished just as they are at home.

Our sole aim is to keep your pets safe, content and happy whilst you’re not with them. We are keen to keep any separation anxiety to an absolute minimum, by sticking to their same routine as much as possible. We strive to provide the very best service, tailored to suit your dog’s needs whilst they are in our care.

They will have the full run of our house and safely enclosed locked garden; they can choose where to sleep – whether that be in the kitchen/living room or in our bedroom, even on the bed if that’s what they are used to.

They will get a chance to socialise and play with other well-behaved dogs of all shapes and sizes, spending the day running around the garden, sleeping on the sofa/ playing with toys and ball games with us, plus plenty of walks in the parks and woods that surround us.

In the evening, they can relax where they like, having cuddles with us whilst we are watching TV.

We feel it is very important to us that owners meet ourselves prior to the stay, and our owners have told us that this gives them lots of reassurance as they know who will be looking after their dogs. So, every new client as a meet and greet – in their own home – so that we can answer any queries they may have, and can sneak a cuddle too…with the pets of course!!

We treat every dog as if it’s our own, so you can be sure that your pet is in safe hands whether we are dog walking, home boarding pet sitting, cat visits or just having a pop in.

Dogs are our majority of clients, but we do look after other pets in your own home such as cats, birds, fish and small mammals.

Paws 4 A Break are fully insured, licensed by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (licence number LN/201800749), and police checked. We hold animal first aid certificates, Jane holds a diploma in dog walking and pet home sitting, a certificate in dog care and is a ADTB fully approved instructor, PRO DOG trainer, approved instructor for the Dog Training College plus many other qualifications in dog behaviour.

Whilst we look after all dogs in our own home, our aim is to expand to find dog-loving families who would love to help us take care of more dogs with full support from ourselves.

These families will be fully vetted by ourselves and must be able to meet all our requirements regarding safety, gain a home boarding licence and can give 24-hour care, lots of love and cuddles and enjoy walks out with your guest dog.

They would also be handpicked for reliability trustworthiness and their passion for animals

Please enjoy using our site for further information on all our services, home boarding, pet sitting, house sitting, dog walking, pop in visits or if you would like to know more about being a carer

Give your dog a break!!!

Best regards,

Jane & Martyn