A very warm welcome to Mutts about Dogs dog walking plympton, doggy daycare plympton, dog boarding plympton paw logo

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First of all, thanks so much for taking the time to look at our website and to look at the services we provide.

My name is Karen and I have been a self-employed dog walker, sitter and boarder since October 2016. I left my previous occupation at Marjons to do something that I have always aspired to, and that is to work with dogs, as they are such loyal and loving animals.

When Daryl, my husband, and I married in September 2016 he was helping me out with dog care at the weekend and evenings, until in the March of 2017 we were finding that we were both enjoying the challenge and the reward of caring for dogs so much that he too gave up his position working for a China Clay company on Dartmoor for 30 odd years to do this alongside me.

Between us we have four grown-up children and five grandchildren, who are all much loved and adored.

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Please let us introduce our dogs, Poppy and Lucy!

Meet Poppy

Meet Poppy – she is 4 years old in March and is mainly Jack Russell with a bit of Lurcher in her, probably from her grandparents as her gait and her style of running tends to make us think that she is

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Lucy and granddaughter

Meet Lucy

Meet Lucy – she is 11 years old and is still as fit as a flea. On a recent visit to the vets, for her booster inoculations, the vet could not believe that she is 11 as she is so

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Why choose Mutts about Dogspaw-logo?

  • We Love Dogs
    Your dog will stay in a warm and friendly environment and will receive the same amount of care and attention as Lucy and Poppy.


  • Full Licence
    We have recently been granted a full licence from Plymouth City Council to enable me to give your dog a rewarding and fun stay here with our two Jack Russells, Lucy and Poppy.


  • Insurance
    We are fully insured with a company called Pet Insurance.


  • Fire Protection Approval 
    We are approved by our local Fire Protection Team.


  • Local Vet Approval 
    We are approved by a local Vet to run a boarding service from this property.


  • Dog Behaviour Diploma
    I have also recently been awarded a diploma from the Centre of Excellence into the study of dog behaviour, this qualification is an online course and gives students a better understanding of dog behaviour and why they behave the way they do.


  • Canine First Aid
    We have passed our First Aid course for dogs with a 100% pass rate.



See what our happy customers say about Mutts about Dogs. See our Facebook page for more lovely 5* reviews.

Honey and Pippa, our 2 labradoodles, boarded with Mutts about Dogs for 5 days. Arrangements were straightforward and I felt confident that the girls were left in very capable and experienced hands. Karen and Daryl took fantastic care of the girls and we loved seeing the videos and photos of them having fun with the other dogs. Honey and Pippa had a wonderful holiday. I can highly recommend their services and will definitely be using them again. Thanks Karen and Daryl !

Lynn Meyrick, Sep 17

Absolutely amazing service. Was lovely to see regular updates while we were away and put us all at ease that our dog was ok. Karen and her hubby have a genuine love for dogs that shines through. Thank you so much for looking after Ted.

Sophie Collins, Aug 17

I found Karen's website through google, as I was desperate for someone to look after our 8 month old puppy through dog boarding at a fairly stressful time. I didn't know anyone in the area and had no recommendations to go on. After a look through their website and Facebook page I got in contact with her. It was the best decision. Karen and Daryl's calm, knowledgable approach to dogs and the care that our puppy received as part of their home was second to none. Our pup enjoyed fantastic walks with new friends and has returned home (dare I say it) better behaved. We had constant updates via Facebook and their response to messages is fast. Would highly recommend Mutts About Dogs. Thank you to you both!

Helena Horton, Feb 17

I'm so glad I found Mutts about Dogs! Karen is brilliant, my 8 month old Border Collie comes home tired everyday from doggy daycare which I can't express how difficult that is!! Karen is very flexible to fit around yours and your dogs needs as well. Highly recommend.

Rachel Kellow, Feb 17

Highly recommended. Excellent friendly service

Tom French, Jan 17

Thanks to Karen and Daryl for looking after Eric over the weekend. He has had a lovely time and is very much looking forward to coming to stay again soon! We'll be sure to recommend you to others!

Mark Holton, Jan 17

Karen and Daryl took a great care of our Hiara. They understood our old girl very well and gave her very comforting time while we were away. We were very lucky to meet this dog loving couple!

Asia Semik, Jan 17

I sent Maisie and Ollie for a long weekend last week. Ollie has always been nervous of people and other dogs. I was gobsmacked to see videos of him playing very happily with other dogs looking totally unstressed. I've booked for my next 3 holidays already, knowing that they will get the very best care in a kind home environment.

Stacey Lopez, Dec 16

We can't rate Mutts about Dogs highly enough. Gabby is our very happy and excitable beagle, who can be a bit of a handful at times. Karen and Daryl handed her perfectly with their great understanding of dogs, they're real dog people! After picking Gabby up this afternoon (and making a couple of future bookings) she is now curled up on the couch, totally exhausted and had a wonderful time! Highly recommended! Thank you both!

Dannii Shirley, Dec 16

Just collected Oscar and Alfie from Mutts about Dogs after our weekend away, they are very tired and we are very happy to have found Karen who has restored our faith in dog boarding. Thanks Karen and your Husband.

Dave Tucker, Nov 16

Please contact us

To make an enquiry about or a booking for one of our services - or if you don't see the service you need, please call us on 07508 301651 or 01752 217061, email us at: hello@muttsaboutdogs.co.uk, or complete our contact form.