Stress-free kennel alternative

Here at Cork Paws, we provide top-quality dog boarding and day care services in a relaxed and welcoming environment that feels just like home. As fellow pet owners, we understand the importance of keeping your furry friend safe, happy, and comfortable. If you're looking for the best place for your furry friend, come see why we're the perfect fit for you, and your pet.
Overnight stay in our home. Safe and stress free environment.
Day time care for your dog while you are out and about.

We can keep them happy

At Cork Paws, we understand that every dog is one-of-a-kind. From the moment they arrive in the morning, sniffing around and taking everything in, until they leave in the afternoon, tails wagging with happiness, we've got them covered. You can trust us to take great care of your furry friend, mind them while you're away.

Activities and Exercise

We live in a quiet estate in Wilton in the heart of Cork, surrounded by a range of outdoor spots your dog will love! Whether your furry friend loves parks, beaches or just getting out for a walk, there's something for every type of dog. Your pet will enjoy several walks throughout the day, giving them the opportunity to stretch their legs, explore, and take in the sights and sounds of the local area. With access to all of these nearby parks, you can rest assured that your dog will have a blast exploring the great outdoors.

WHAT WE STAND FORDog Boarding, we do it better!

At Cork Paws, we believe that dogs deserve a comfortable and loving environment. That's why we offer a home-like setting for your furry friend, instead of the traditional kennels that can often be overcrowded. Our home features a secure and enclosed dog-friendly garden for your pet to enjoy. To give you peace of mind, we provide updates throughout the day about your pet's well-being.

When it comes to finding the right care for your dog, it's important to choose a place and minder that meets both yours and your pet's needs. At Cork Paws, we listen to your requirements and take the time to get to know you and your dog. Whether you need last minute dog boarding or a place for your pet to stay while you're away, we'll work with you to make sure our home is the right fit. To ensure that both you and your pet are completely satisfied, we encourage you to come and meet us in advance.

Kennels may seem like an easy choice, but they often come with significant drawbacks such as overcrowding and small, confining cages that can harm your pet’s physical and mental health. In contrast, dog boarding in a home environment provides a more relaxed and welcoming setting for your pet. Your dog will have plenty of space to play and roam, as well as receive individual attention and care, making it feel like a second home.


We limit the number of dogs to 2-3 per day so we can give them close attention and care. We choose dogs that are compatible in size and personality to prevent stress during their stay. Bigger dog creches with 10-20 dogs can be noisy and overwhelming.


For a comfortable and stress-free stay, please bring your dog’s collar and leash, as well as a sweater or raincoat depending on the weather. If your dog is staying with us for dog boarding, please also bring their food bowl, preferred dog food, and a familiar and comfortable bed. Additionally, if your pet experiences separation anxiety, we recommend bringing a blanket or toy that has a familiar scent from home to help them feel more secure.
Absolutely no complaints. Abe was well looked after and we were giving photos to show how good of a time he was having. They let us know the next morning how his sleep went to reassure us. We knew he was in good hands.


Absolutely Fantastic! Tommy’s (my dog) stay at Cork Paws was impeccable and beyond any level of service I could have imagined! It truly is a vacation for your dog.
Orla & Michael


Bodie had an absolutely amazing time and was jumping out of the car to see his new friends Buddy & Abby each morning. From my perspective, there was great communication and they took some beautiful photos of Bodie as well.



We take the responsibility of caring for pets very seriously. They are members of your family.
12 Hours
Dog Daycare
  • Flexible drop-off
  • Socialise
  • Walks
  • Photo updates
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24 Hrs
Dog Boarding
  • Enclosed garden
  • Daily walks
  • Healthy treats
  • Regular updates
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1 hour
Dog Walking
  • 1 hour dog walk
  • Great for socialising
  • Regular exercise
  • Outdoor activities
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Check-in Time

Flexible drop off, we can always work around your schedule.
If your dog has separation anxiety we encourage you to bring something that smells like home.
Areas Available
Wilton & Bishoptown
Ballincollig & Ovens
Cork City & Douglas