24PAWS dog minding & exercise services – Wellington South & Central

Knowledge-based, thoughtful & kind

“Jacqui, from all the minding options available, we chose 24PAWS because of your dog psychology qualification and training. You have the same outlook that we have with regard a happy, healthy, engaged dog; with our boy it really shows.”

Whether for dog socialisation, confidence-building, minding or just a change of scene, let 24PAWS be the go to service for your best friend(s). Hello, I’m Jacqui, the founder-owner-manager (etc!) of 24PAWS. With my canine co-director Scottie (who is smiling broadly in the main picture), we set out each day to offer flexibility, personal service and a great experience for our clients and their pets.

Please feel free to pop your details into the Contact form and I’ll be in touch (usually within 1/2 a business day). You are also welcome to text your name and number to 027 299 4388 for a callback, or stop and have a chat if you see us on your travels – on the car, my jacket and Scottie’s bandana the 24PAWS logo stands out 🙂

Scottie and I look forward to hearing from you!

Standard services:

  • Visiting your dog(s) at home/going for outings:
    A social break is a great way to minimise the boredom of a dog’s day, with emphasis on your dog’s engagement and well-being. A great option if you have to work later than normal on certain days of the week, or just regularly want your dog(s) to engage (with all the excitement that visits create). Longer social breaks can also be booked to fit your work day with pick up and drop off included. Please make contact to discuss.
    Key benefits: As a one-to-one service, the break can be designed for your dog’s particular needs (socialisation, play, going outside, habit-training. giving medication or food, etc). Pricing varies as this is a customised service; $24 is the base price.
  • House and dog minding:
    Prefer to have your dog(s) looked after at home while you are away? Let us know the dates and we’ll come back to you regarding availability.
    Key benefits: Leaving and returning are simple matters for you and your dog(s). Their routine carries on as normal in their familiar environment and they’ll be hugged, looked after and exercised through to your return. Pricing varies as this is a customised service.
  • Talking while Walking the Dog (TWD):
    TWD is for people – it’s based on the ethos “you have the answers for you, here’s the space”. Developed by Jacqui as part of her thesis work, TWD is part of 24PAWS wider work on effectiveness and well-being.
    Key benefits: You’ll get to hear what your thoughts sound like when you say them out loud and you can then talk them through. The purposeful act of walking the dog reduces stress and formality, and is a perfect reminder to keep it real and keep it focused. You will end the walk more energised, motivated and clear. Offered with sliding scale pricing depending on your circumstances and the travel time required. Please make contact to discuss.

Our wider work is inspired by research and opportunities to contribute to well-being and public policy. We are Associate Members of The International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) which brings together organisations who use, teach and recommend only force-free methods in working with animals; to set and maintain high standards within what is currently an unregulated industry; and to actively collaborate between organisations to promote our common ethos and goals.