Optimised Group dogs 412 x 412
We cater for smaller breed dogs.
Height – 42cm (measurement taken by collar to ground).
Weight – Preferably under 15kg but this will be discussed.
Breeds – Most but at our discretion.
Age: from 2 weeks after all vaccinations have been completed.
Vaccinations: All the normal vaccinations plus the Kennel
Cough vaccination.


We are a dog daycare centre dedicated exclusively for small breeds. Based in Central Upper Hutt. We believe in creating a fun and loving centre to support modern dog loving families. We do not keep them in large cages separated, they are encouraged to play and interact with the other dogs. We take the responsibility of looking after dogs very seriously. We have joined the IBPSA – International Boarding and Pet services Association.


We have different daycare options available to offer the best fit for you and your dog. Whether it be full days, full time, or a couple of full days a week, to half days. We can work around your needs by and also picking up and dropping off your dogs.


Optimised Dogs Playing
We believe that dogs not only need play and companionship but they also need structure. We provide a large, bright play area comfortable seats and beds to provide a homely like atmosphere. There are games and activities to stimulate and engage your dogs.


Currently only available for Four Small Paws clients we now offer boarding at our home, a peaceful 20 acres of bush with 2 acres of flat land to run around in the Central Upper Hutt area.

By boarding with us, you are booking a wonderful vacation for your dog.

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Oli was very excited for his first day of daycare and he has come home beautifully brushed and exhausted – despite having spent a very relaxing day by the sound of things! From a personal point of view I love the secure set-up, the easy parking and the proximity to the railway station as well as the efficient processes around check-in/out and payments. But most of all I love the obvious attention and care he received. Looking forward to his next visit!

Doreen Shields

Amazing boarding and daycare. Our three griffons have an amazing time and were looked after as their own babies.

Jacqui Broome

Buddy loved his first session and came back home happy and tired. We even got a report and notes about how he went at doggy daycare! Thanks for taking such good care of him.

Lisa Vine

I’m really happy that I found Four Small Paws for Milli to have the chance to make new friends and learn more games. Also how to behave in a pack. Shes learned a lot. She is a lot more chilled at home too. It’s good for both of us!
Milli is always happy to go to Kindy, lol and comes home happy and tired.
The staff obviously enjoy their job and take good care of the dogs. I can leave her there knowing she will be safe. That’s important to me.

Maia was shy at first, but has settled in with the other dogs and has made friends. This business is flexible and handles changes with ease. I loved the farm day for dogs! I enjoy seeing the photos and videos of the dogs on Facebook while I’m at work.

Wendymae Laird
about us

About Us

As owners of small dogs and regular users of daycare over the past 10 years, we felt there was a space for a small dog only daycare where the dogs can feel safe and less anxious.

If you are like us, your pets are part of your family and when you cannot be home for them because of work and other obligations, you want them to be taken care of with the same love and attention you give them.

We are strong advocates of daycare for dogs, we all lead very busy lives and are often away from home from 6 to 10 hours a day, then once we get home we are tired but we are greeted by a dog that has been alone all day and is so desperate for attention and exercise.

I used to be greeted each night by an overturned rubbish bin or something equally as naughty. Then I heard about doggy daycare, oh what bliss, Caspa got to play, sleep, socialise, and was warm, safe, and loved. I went to work without guilt and came home to a lovely tired happy dog. Find out more about our staff and the experiences they can provide for your dog at Four Small Paws daycare.

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