About 24PAWS

Minding, exercise, and grooming services to suit the life, personality & play styles of each of our canine clients 🙂 Now taking enquiries & bookings for July 2020 (Mangawhai and nearby places, and Wellington).

“Jacqui and Scottie are amazing! My partner and I are in and out for work and finding the time to walk the dogs can be very unpredictable (and stressful). Jacqui takes all that stress away and we feel so confident knowing they are in the best hands.”

“Jacqui, from all the 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.”


3 boys practicing the cue of “statues” before the ball is thrown (Scottie top right) 🙂

Every day we offer:

  • Social breaks – visiting your dog(s) at home/going for outings: 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 get out and about. Please make contact to discuss.
    Key benefits: The break reflects 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/day is the single dog base price.
  • Grooming: Ever gone to a salon yourself for a hair cut and come away just wanting to wash your hair and get it back to “normal”? A 24PAWS’ groom is about “normal” with emphasis on eyes, ears, paws, nails, skin condition, and of course a healthy coat.
    Key benefits: Likely, your dog doesn’t really want to smell pretty or look floofed – they want to be comfortable, healthy and ready for action! Our grooming service includes pre-groom exercise, grooming and drop off. We use carefully selected products for grooming and sanitising.
  • 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). We maintain their routine in their familiar environment and they’ll be hugged, looked after and exercised through to your return, and groomed as an extra if you’d like. Pricing varies as this is a customised service but a guideline is $65-80/day for minding up to two dogs who normally live at the same address.

And for other occasions & circumstances:

  • Chaperone service (weddings and other events): A fully customised service for those who would love to include their family pet on their big day, and especially in photos (home, service and reception). If you’d like your pet to carry out a special duty (such as being a ring bearer), we can include training sessions in advance. The chaperone service starts with an initial consultation. Look to book well in advance to secure the date.
    Key benefits: Trying to get the humans of the wedding party (or other event) in one place, on time and without hassle is already full-on, so leave your pet’s attendance to us. With their blankets, bags, biscuits etc on board, we’ll chaperone your pet at/from the pre-wedding (event) address, take them to the venue, chaperone them throughout (including off-site walks and play as needed) and take them home (or to an agreed location, ie friends, family or boarding). Pricing varies as this is a customised service.
  • Driving M Doggo: Check out our special moving/driving service. Totally customised.
  • 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 then 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.
  • Managing tradies’ access: If you have tradespeople coming to the house, with this service we can be there to let them in. While they are onsite we can either keep the dogs occupied, or take them out for a change of scene.
    Key benefits: You don’t have to race home and your tradies know the dogs are safe.

As above, please feel free to pop your details into the Contact form and Jacqui will be in touch (usually within 1/2 a business day). If preferred, you can 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 🙂