Nicky (June 21, 2018)

Justin and his family are always very welcoming each time we have left Rolo with them. Rolo is very well cared for and is taken on great walks to try and tire him out! I feel he has personalised care with Dogpanion and have no worries leaving Rolo. It is great to see photos whilst we are away on instagram; still don't know how he manages to take such great still photos of a dog that doesn't keep still! The garden is gorgeous and enclosed.

I would recommend Dogpanion to any dog and their owner. 

Lydia (August 28, 2016)

I came home to two happy, healthy dogs who'd had a wonderful holiday with Justin, enjoying his company, large garden and the fact he takes them for long walks each day. When I leave the dogs in his good care it means I can go away without worrying about them and I will certainly leave them with him in the future. 

Andrew & Julie (July 17, 2016)

Justin and his team at Dogpanion stepped in at the last minute to help with the care of our 2 year old Malamute, Ruby after we were let down by another dog sitter just days before a 2 week holiday in France. Ruby was not only well cared for and very happy during her stay, Justin went the extra mile to ensure that we had regular and detailed updates on her progress including fantastic photographs. This all meant that our family could relax in the knowledge that our beautiful four legged friend was being very well cared for.

Dogpanion are now our first choice for Ruby’s care and beat the rest by a country mile! Thank you so much Justin and Ruby is looking forward to her next visit.

Ashton Court
A short drive away are the grounds of the Ashton Court Estate, with its staggering array of different walks. A favourite at Dogpanion!

Ken (February 15, 2017)

Lexi, our Samoyed, has just come back from her first weekend at Dogpanion - she loved it! Made some new buddies, both 4-legged and 2-legged. Justin is excellent at posting photos so we can see how much fun she's having.


Renate (January 12, 2018)

We picked up our 10 week old lab in Sep but had already booked a 2 week holiday away at Christmas. I needed to make sure I found a good "home" for Harley as I knew this trip would be one among many over the years to come. I needn't have worried. Harley has had a couple of stay overs between Sep and Dec to make sure both sides were ok with the situation and my only concern when we picked him up after Christmas, was that we might be dragging him away from his "other" home. Justin sends regular updates of the fun and antics of the dogs, including beach and woodland walks. I see in Harley too that he is learning from the older dogs there and is a better dog for it. Thank you Justin & team!

Darren & Natalie (August 27, 2016) 

Extremely satisfied. We needed someone to look after Dexter 'very' last minute and Dogpanian said they were able to help. Lovely couple who clearly adore dogs. I have no qualms with leaving our 7 month old puppy, Dexter, with them again. Beautiful house and large gardens. Very safe and secure. Dexter looked extremely happy when we collected him a week later. Thanks Dogpanian for the gorgeous photos also! 

"We are so fortunate to live where we do and enjoy everything it has to offer our family. If like us you'd never dream of placing your family pet in a kennels, you'll know how hard it can be to find the right place for them to stay.

That is why we extend a welcome to the most discerning dog owners of Bristol and beyond, who need a short or long term place for their family pet to have fun, exercise and relaxation as if one of our own. Whether your dog is with us for a day or two weeks, you can relax knowing they will have the time of their lives!"   

Laurence (August 1, 2018)

Our eight-month pup, Mylo, stayed with Dogpanion over the summer and we are so happy with the service. Instagram updates were great (it was the first time away from our pup so lovely to see him having fun!). The grounds of the mill are large and Mylo was spoilt for choice with all the walks and doggy friends. Would definitely recommend.

What some of our lovely customers have to say:-


Hayley & Michael (September 21, 2016)

We were a bit nervous about leaving our dog, Phoenix, for the weekend but he had a whale of a time staying at Dogpanion with Justin and his family. Phoenix is a very sociable dog and the environment was perfect for him with both dogs and humans play with! We really liked the big, secure garden that the doggy guests can run around in, and the fact that they can relax in the kitchen so that it really is a home from home experience. We really appreciated the updates on Instagram and Facebook and it was lovely to see Phoenix looking so relaxed and enjoying himself. Thanks for looking after our boy! 


Elouise (September 19, 2016)

Our 9 month old labrador Puppy stayed with Justin for a long weekend. She had a marvellous time in the beautiful grounds. Justin bent over backwards to make sure her stay was a happy one. I couldn't have been happier with her care and Justin kept me in touch with how she was doing so I felt relaxed in the knowledge that she was having a great time. Our pup came home very happy and tired out for all the fun she had. Will definitely use again. Thank you Dogpanion.

Khalia (June 3, 2017)

Highly recommended, professional and extremely understanding. Looking forward to our next visit already!

Natashia & Grant (February 27, 2017) 

We have a 4 month old cockapoo called Peggy, due to a life filled with regular visits to Scotland and some long working weekdays we were in search of a ‘home from home’ for her. Being sometimes a rather long way from home we needed the peace of mind that Peggy would be in great care and welcomed into someone else’s home as part of their family - Dogpanion is exactly that. Justin and Mai have created a perfect and most wonderful environment for the pooches, they only take a limited number at any one time so each pooch is given plenty of attention and taken on some truly fabulous walking adventures.

Peggy absolutely loves her time with Justin, Mai and her pooch pals at Dogpanion. She launches herself out of the car and up the drive to the front door overwhelmed with excitement (mainly hoping Toffee is around who she has a bit of a puppy crush on!) – this is peace of mind enough for us that Peggy absolutely LOVES visiting Justin & Mai and so we would highly recommend Dogpanion to anyone looking for a ‘home from home’ for their pooch.

Claire & Kris (August 31, 2016)

From the minute I contacted Justin I knew I'd found a special place for our Yorkiepoo puppy to stay while we went away for two weeks. We are so grateful to Justin for looking after Leia our 3 month old puppy like part of his own family, from the secure large grounds, regular daily updates & photos on Instagram to the paddling pool alfresco baths for a cool down and a trip to the vets for her final vaccination, nothing was too much trouble. Leia settled in straight away & blossomed, becoming very attached to the family pug Ponyo. Thank you Justin, Mai & Daisy for your loving care, we are so lucky we found you!!

typical walks at dogpanion...

Tallulah & Ben (May 11, 2017)

Justin and the team at Dogpanion have created a truly unique and special home away from home for our little babies.

I felt so at ease knowing that Alfie and Pablo were being so well looked after and cared for and the daily update with pictures meant I could see just how much fun they were having.

I highly highly recommend Dogpanion!

Hannah (September 1, 2016)

More than we could have asked for on such short notice, he was able to take max without a problem. Max had a great time and he had plenty of other dogs to play with. Very helpful with everything we needed! Will most definitely use again.


Wooded delights
Literally minutes from our house on foot and in all directions there are miles of woody wonderland for us to enjoy. We walk anything from 3 to 8 miles at a time depending on the guests own appetites for exercise around Priors Wood, Wraxall, Downs School, Briars Wood, Gordano Round and Failand Estate - come rain or shine.  

​             Justin (Founder)



Plum (April 3, 2017)

Dogpanion is the private school of doggy daycare. Warm, welcoming, lovely old country home. Doted on dogs are fed, watered and exercised well and have a lovely comfy bed for the night. Our canine chums can be independent and flex their muscles but there are always boundaries to keep them in check.
Dogpanion is a great business set up in a fab location. If you're fretting about finding 'just the right place' for your pooch, our Ted the Pupstar adored it & gives it a high five. 

Shirley & Andrew (September 26, 2016)

Gracie our cockapoo has just had her very first fortnight stay with Justin and his family and we already knew night time would of been the hardest for her. She was indeed very unsettled for the first two nights causing Justin to have sleepless nights, but with his kindness and patience she settled and was fine the rest of the holiday, for which we are very grateful. We will be continuing on a regular basis to use them so Gracie does not forget where she stayed for her holidays. We now feel we can go away anytime and not worry about her. THANKS SO MUCH DOGPANION! 

Vikki (December 16, 2016)

Dogpanion is a wonderful 'home from home' for Otis, which was just what I was looking for. From the moment he arrives for one of his 'mini-breaks', excited and keen to rush up to Justin to say hello, to the fantastic walks in the local woods, I know he's enjoying himself. The regular photo updates are great; it's reassuring to know he's having a lovely time when I'm away on business or holiday. Justin took time to get to know Otis and his big personality, which was important as every dog is different, and this approach set him apart from the numerous dog boarders I had visited prior to Dogpanion. I spent a lot of time finding the right 'home from home' for Otis, as I wanted him to stay somewhere where he would have a caring home environment like he has in our home, and I'm delighted to have found Dogpanion, as is Otis!

Elle (March 25, 2017)

The dogs wotsits!

Our lovely dog Wilson recently spent a long weekend at dogpanion and had a wonderful time.
Welcomed into the dogpanion family, he instantly began running around & enjoying his new canine companions and dog-friendly environment.

Excellent communication from Justin & it's easy-to-find location were added bonuses, but receiving pictures of Wilson enjoying himself on long walks with his new-found friends gave us piece of mind that he was having as much of a holiday as we were!

I would recommend this boutique dog hotel to any discerning pup and owner. Thank you so much for exceeding expectations - we will be seeing you again soon!!

Becky & Ed (January 30, 2017)

We absolutely love Dogpanion! We have two dogs - Toffee a 7yr old Setter & Truffle a 5 month old Cockapoo and were looking for doggy daycare for when we are at work. We were very nervous about leaving our babies, however as soon as we met Justin and Mai our fears went. They are great, know about dogs and have the perfect environment for pooches. So much so that Toffee is waiting at the front door every morning so that we can take her to Dogpanion!
Justin keeps us up to date with photos and messages of the dogs and they both come home having had such a great time! From a pups point of view, it has been great for Truffle to socialise with the other doggies and I would add that Justin only takes a limited number of dogs, so your pooch really does get lots of attention and walks.
We cannot recommend Dogpanion enough - we have such happy doggies! Thank you Justin & Mai

Judith & Phil (October 15, 2016)

A fantastic service with a really personal touch with photos and messages sent by JB! Can't recommend enough! X 

Tom (June 26, 2016) 

Dogpanion provided an amazing home for our lovely dog. They gave fantastic updates via Instagram and whatsapp showing what a great time he'd had and all the new friends he'd made. As a 7 month old puppy they were amazing at providing ongoing socialisation and training and he's returned an improved dog! The house and grounds are ideal and you could not ask for more from Justin. Very thoroughly recommend!

Sarah Jane ( March 3, 2017)

My one year old Boerboel recently stayed at Dogpanion and had the time of his life!!

Dogpanion are passionate and care about the dogs in their care, big or small they treat all the dogs as part of their family which is reassuring. If your dog enjoys long walks, lots of attention and you want peace of mind that your dog is happy and well cared for when you are away, I would highly recommend Dogpanion!

rates of play ( Correct for 2020*)

Frances (July 1, 2018)

Having only left our beloved dog with family prior to her first stay, we understandably wanted to make sure she was in excellent hands - we were not disappointed! She came back after a week with Dogpanion happy, sleek (those long walks obviously paid off!) and most importantly raring to return to them the next time she stayed. Getting daily Instagram updates on her adventures was wonderful too as you can see the fun they’re all having without feeling like a pushy owner checking up on them all the time. Our go-to dog sitting service!

Alison (August 10, 2016)

Excellent 'home from home' care for our 3 year old Jackapoo, Darcey.

Darcey was very nervous of other dogs but with a trial day and an overnight stay before our holiday really helped her settle. Justin was brilliant with his understanding of Darcey and she is now much more confident.

We were really pleased with everything for the week Darcey stayed and would highly recommend Justin & his family for the care and attention they give the dogs staying with them.

Val & Bob (July 7, 2016)

We were very, very pleased with Justin's care for Molly and his thoughtfulness while we were on holiday with updates by text and photos sent by email which put our minds at rest that Molly was happy and well cared for, we would recommend Justin very highly. 

Full Day £45 -  Our grounds may be large and varied but every day here includes a minimum hour long walk through one of the many surrounding dog safe wooded areas we can choose from. Always a different direction or a different location, the dogs never tire of these walks. Plus we fit the walking style to your pet, so whether they are confident off the lead or want total supervision, they will be part of the pack and will always return to the house ready for a nap!  

Overnight £55 - Sometimes foreign travel or work commitments mean your four legged friend might need to guest with us for the night. When they do please bring their favourite bed or pillow and we will reserve a space in front of the AGA with the others. Of course overnight guests will become well used to life with us and you can enjoy your holiday or focus on that important meeting without a worry.

Bank Holidays £30 premium* - We operate 365 days a year unlike any of our competitors and for the benefit of our regulars. Should you want to spend Christmas skiing with the family, you can still do so while your faithful hound has a Turkey dinner sporting a Xmas jumper in our house! 


Kayleigh & Jermaine (August 17, 2016)

What can is say apart from Justin and Mai are FAB! 

We were searching for a dog sitter service for our 2 year old Shar pei due to us getting married. First off we didn't like the idea of placing our family pet in a kennel, Kenzo has only ever stayed with family so him being away from us was going to be a big thing in itself. Secondly, when you say the breed Shar Pei people seem to become scared and worried due to the way the dog looks. Justin and Mai never passed any judgements and were delighted to meet with Kenzo.

When I first looked I was blown away by the grounds that the dogs have to play in and loved the fact that they were kept in the family home along side their own family pet. The meet and Greet went fantastically and I felt really relaxed and confident that this was the correct place for Kenzo. Every detail was discussed and I was made to feel so reassured that Kenzo would be happy there. Kenzo settled really well and it was lovely to hear about all the adventures he had been on and the attention he had received at the balloon fiesta. 

I would 1000% recommend Dogpanion.

Hit the coast
At least once a week, those guests who stay a while or time it right can get up to great speeds and enjoy a proper kick about on one of the coastal spots within driving distance (Sand Bay & Weston are a few of Ponyo's favourites). 

Vicki & Tom (June 6, 2017)

Highly recommend dogpanion. Our two large mastiffs have just returned from a week with Justin, I think they've had the best week of their lives! Justin regularly updated us with photos of what our dogs were getting up to which was great. I believe Justin goes that extra mile (literally!) to make the dogs as happy as possible. We have just booked another week in August with Dogpanion for our next holiday, and it will be a holiday for the dogs too. So happy we've found Justin and his family, its reassuring to know we've got dog care covered from now on.

Tango assessing the terrain and the walks we have in store. 

Chloe (March 18, 2017)

Dogpanion is truly AMAZING! Our Bullmastiff loves it there and the grounds are fantastic. All the dogs are very well looked after and are so well socialised with one another. The Dogpanion Instagram account is also great. If you are like us and want to know what your pup is doing 24/7 then you must try and follow Dogpanion, some beautiful photos on there. I could not recommend them more. 

Sue, Mark & family (January 1, 2017)

A professional set up with a family friendly feel. It's by far the best home from home experience for our 2 year old British Bulldog "Blu". Blu was treated as part of the family during his stay, securing his place in front of the fire, just where you'd expect to find a bulldog..... reflective of the fantastic care afforded to Blu during his stay. Regular exercise, a playmate in the form of the resident pug, Ponyo, fantastic photographs and regular updates mean that whilst myself, my husband and our 3 boys miss Blu during his and our holidays we can relax in the knowledge that Blu is having a fantastic time at his very own 5 ***** retreat. We are delighted to have found Dogpanion and without doubt Dogpanion are now our first choice for Blu!!!! Thank you Justin, Mai and Ponyo.

Amanda & Will (May 25, 2017)

Patch has stayed with Justin and his family a couple of times now, the last and most recent time being the longest (for us but not for Patch!). He has been transformed since staying there and has become one chilled pup. The care and attention the dogs receive are just as they would at home and we have absolutely no concerns leaving Patch. Justin is very thorough and you know all your pups quirks will be catered for. I also love the socialisation aspect of the boarding and will recommend Dogpanion Boarding to anyone. Just fantastic!

Denise & Jack (September 8, 2016)

We'd had our rescue dog, Scout, less than a month when we needed somewhere for him for a couple of nights. As he had come from Cyprus and was just adjusting to a totally new life we were to keen to find somewhere special and we found that with Justin and his family at Dogpanion! A fabulous place, a real home from home (well maybe better than home with the lovely gardens to play in!) and perfect for Scout who particularly enjoyed the company of the lovely resident pug Ponyo and came home very relaxed! Loved seeing the Instagram updates and will definitely be back for more in the future. 

Zoe & Richard (December 29, 2016)

Our Manu had a fantastic time at Dogpanion, lots of cuddles and plenty of walks. So reassuring that there are a limited number of dogs staying at one time and the updates on Instagram are great. Would highly recommend Dogpanion.

James (June 29, 2016) 

Lovely setting for our dog to relax whilst we were away. Delighted with the care Bruce received and we were kept updated (at our request) of his progress. A very energetic dog but he obviously received all the exercise he required as he spent a day sleeping when we collected him! 100% recommend

Trevor & Debbie (February 13, 2017)

Ronnie stayed two nights and fitted in well with the family and the other dogs. It was great to see the Instagram pictures of him having a great time and doing what he loves. Thank you to Justin and Mai for caring for him!!

Julia & Mark (August 15, 2016)

Rex & Rosie had a fabulous time at Dogpanion. The grounds around the house are fantastic and much to the delight of my golden retriever there was a wading pool for those hot days! Justin posted photos on instagram every day so we could see what the dogs were up to... Great place!

Sarah (August 2, 2017)

These guys are fab! It's a lovely countryside, family environment. The house and grounds are perfect for the dogs and the walks they go on look amazing in the woods and fields and beaches nearby. Only a small group of dogs per day is good and means our pup gets a good amount of attention and supervision. It's great to be able to catch up on their exploits with the instagram posts (check them out!) Justin does too. Dogpanion have been extremely helpful with advice before and as we started bringing our puppy to them. My only worry now, is that Jarvis won't want to come home in the evenings after his fun-packed days at Dogpanion!! 

Dogpanion   Bristol