About Muddy Paws

Muddy Paws provides kennel free boarding for your dog - often described as an Air B&B for your furry family.

We provide a loving environment where the dogs are housed in a purpose-built, air conditioned room attached to the rest of our house. With a separation for large and small dogs, as well as having plenty of space outdoors to run around. The dogs staying at Muddy Paws roam in and out of their living area as they please, there are no kennels that they are shut away in. Our exclusive treatment means that your dog will be free to do as they choose, have toys and other dogs to play with, and will receive lots of pats, cuddles and attention.
417 McLaren Falls Road
Tamzen Barton

Meet the dedicated, pet lover providing exclusive care for your dog during their stay.

“I have always struggled with anyone else looking after my animals because I'm concerned they won't receive the love, attention and quality care I give them myself at home. So it pleases me that people trust me with their own pets, knowing that I have experience of handling a very wide variety of animals and treat them all as if they were my own.”

Tamzen has a background in Personal Training and Social Work working with people, however she has always found solace and joy in spending time with animals. She has  completed a diploma in Canine Behaviour and Dog Training, as well as a Pet First Aid course. And is currently working on a diploma in Animal Reiki.
Tamzen Barton
Canine Enthusiast

Nestled among 42 acres of farm land in the Kaimais. Your dog is free to play within a safely fenced, grass area.

Muddy Paws is conveniently located just off State Highway 29 beyond McLaren falls. Easily accessible for owners leaving or visiting the Bay of Plenty for a holiday, but remote enough to give your dog a quiet and secluded stay among the Kaimais.
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5.0 out of 5 pawsitive rating

Amazing home stay, my dog absolutely loves coming here (hated being in a normal kennel & being shut away in a small run). Highly recommend!

5.0 out of 5 pawsitive rating

Missy had her 1st homestay this weekend. She has come home happy and tired. Such a nice feel to the place. Thanks Tamzen.

5.0 out of 5 pawsitive rating

Tamzen is amazing, understands people and dogs. Is passionate about looking after dogs and our Rosie loves visiting her aunty Tamzen.