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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: May 2024

A Pad 4 Paws are a Devon-based Dog Chaperoning service and a Doggy Daycare/Dog Walking service that allows your special pet to become part of your wedding day. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and we understand that your four-legged friend should be there. Owners Sue and Pete offer a dedicated and individual service to each dog. By only taking in a small number of dogs, they can ensure that your dog receives the attention they deserve.

Services Offered

A Pad 4 Paws offer a BESPOKE service which includes your dog being collected and chaperoned throughout your wedding ceremony. They will ensure that your precious pooch is present for photos and will stay with them all day while you enjoy your wedding. Once your puppy is all tired out, they will take them back aPad4Paws (following a successful meet-up). This is where they will spend the night, socialising and playing with other dogs.

They also provide a pet sit after the chaperone for dog-friendly venues. This means that the dog may be staying at the venue, and therefore, they will hand the dog back to the couple/family member at the end of the wedding reception.

We take photos and videos of your dog/s during your day (as long as your happy for us too) and then send them across to you as a personalised aspect of their day! At no extra charge. We do not replace Photographers or Videographers but this allows your pup has been upto on their happiest and your happiest day from beginning to end.

We offer zoom meetings mid week at 6:30PM to say hi and answer any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

NB: our 2024 and 2025 diaries are filling up fast so do get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.

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Reviews for A Pad 4 Paws - Dog Chaperoning

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Rebecca
Rebecca Sent on 08/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exemplary service! Such a brilliant idea and so glad we found them!

Could not praise Sue highly enough. She was an intrinsic part of making our day so special!! Our dogs were not just looked after, they were treated like family; treats, so many walks, exercises and rest time with cuddles.

The girls were never too far away for pictures and we were sent a doggy diary of pictures and updates throughout the day. Everyone complimented me on how good the doggy chaperones were and I agree!

Sue was the pinnacle of professionalism from start to finish. Her communication with us from initial booking through until the day was exemplary. She is so friendly and kind and an absolute credit to the industry.

Her price was incredibly reasonable too. I could not recommend her more and I'm so grateful we found her!
Alice
Alice Sent on 30/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect supplier!

We really wanted our dog Ralphy to be part of our wedding day but wanted our family to be able to enjoy the day without having to look after him. Sue and Pete were great at explaining what they鈥檇 be able to do on the day for us to make sure Ralphy was involved where we wanted him to be. On the day Sue was great and took lots of photos for us so we could see what Ralphy was up to. He was chief greeter for guests and loved it! Sue was there as much as we needed and nothing was too much trouble.
Steph
Steph Sent on 16/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, would highly recommend!!

Sue & Pete were amazing from the start, from our very first zoom meeting we were put at ease and knew they were the right people for us and our boy, Tucker. Their communication was brilliant right up until the wedding & on the wedding day, answering any questions we had. Having Tucker at our wedding made it so much more special and Sue & Pete made that happen for us! We will be forever grateful, a memory we will cherish always. Thankyou so much. Would highly recommend to everyone !!!
Codie
Codie M. Sent on 29/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A home from home for our pups!

Sue and Pete are superstars! My 2 pups stayed with them over the weekend for our weekend wedding and they visited us on the day to play a special part in the wedding. We were kept updated of their antics throughout their stay and they made themselves quite at home. Would recommend A Pad 4 Paws to anyone in a heartbeat! Thank you so much for taking the best care of our pups and allowing them to be present for our wedding day.
Carl
Carl T. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing bespoke service

From our initial Zoom call with Sue & Pete we both knew they were the perfect couple to take care of Poppy on our wedding day in St Ives.
It was such a comfort to know that on our special day that our beautiful girl was in such loving & caring hands. Sue & Pete鈥檚 love of animals was so evident from the start and every little attention to detail was provided. Even on the day nothing was set in stone and their flexibility to our needs shone through.
Thank you for being there at just the right moment and allowing us to capture such perfect memories of all of us together.

With love from us both & lots of woofs and quite a few licks from Poppy.

Paul, Carl & Poppy
Laura
Laura M. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sue & Pete are absolute stars!

Sue and Pete are absolute stars! So extremely helpful and lovely and made us feel so relaxed and that everything was in hand for Archie on our wedding day.

Pete was so accommodating on the day and Archie loved spending time with his new bestie!
Pete was on hand when we needed Archie for photos and everything was seamless and stress free! We felt confident that he had Archie under control, Archie is very strong and can pull somewhat but Pete made it look easy which was really reassuring for me.

They went above and beyond and we are so extremely grateful for the wonderful pictures and videos Pete captured on the day, and was a really lovely surprise to have these sent over the day after our wedding and we loved seeing our day from Archie鈥檚 point of view.

I really couldn鈥檛 recommend these guys enough! Absolutely amazing!! Thank you so much for everything and bringing our dream of having Archie at our wedding, a reality.

All our love,
Laura, Sam & Archie xx
Rebecca
Rebecca J. Sent on 07/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best thing we had for our wedding!

Sue and Pete looked after our fur babies as if they were part of their family.

We had a few hurdles to overcome when we got another puppy 9 months before the wedding and there was a risk she would be in season. There was no trouble at all for Sue and Pete to help us, of course they would take our new puppy and they worked out a plan with us in case she did come into season and she couldn't stay with them. I was so grateful for their help and support as I was so worried about what to do.

Both of our dogs could stay with Sue and Pete, we had our meet and greet at their home where Merlin and Morgana got settled and welcomed with open arms.

The day of the wedding... it was perfect to have Merlin and Morgana there, it just made everything that much more special to have our whole family there. I can't thank Sue and Pete enough for making it possible. Merlin and Morgana had the best time with Sue and Pete, and I got regular updates of how they were getting on and even some behind the scenes photos of the dogs on the wedding day.
Natalie
Natalie B. Sent on 10/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

One in a Million

Sue & Pete are truly incredible people. They love dogs with their whole hearts and that much was obvious from our first zoom call with them, to the first meeting with our dogs and to drop off on the day before the wedding. The love they showed our babies was second to none. They took Bella and Milo in like they were their own and I had photos sent to me beginning just 20 minutes after we dropped them off right up until the morning of collection. We knew our babies were safe, loved and cared for the whole time. She brought the dogs to our wedding for photos and she kept them entertained and busy the whole time to ensure they didn鈥檛 get bored or start acting up (we were shocked that they were even our dogs.. there鈥檚 usually no calming them down!). Sue took her time and patience with them to settle them down when they started barking. They were so well looked after and cared for. We even found out Pete slept on the sofa with our dogs on the last night! Phenomenal service, we鈥檙e now looking at getting Bella and Milo into doggy day care with them as soon as life returns to pre-wedding normality!
Alice
Alice A. Sent on 10/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way!!!!!!

We came across APad4Paws dog chaperoning on instagram whilst looking for someone to look after our anxious dog Douglas for our wedding. We knew Sue and Pete would be the perfect match after reading they had looked after anxious dogs in the past. Sue was absolutely BRILLIANT on the day! Our boy is very nervous and shy鈥檚 away from people he has not met but leading up to the wedding we had a few zoom calls and on the day he was not nervous around her at all! She came with treats to hand, walked him around the grounds so they got used to each other and was there for every photo moment and he even managed to be our ring bearer on the day with her keeping a close eye in case he needed any help. (We were not sure if he would be able to do this)
We are so grateful to have come across APad4Paws and highly recommend them to anyone. Our dog Douglas has found a new friend in Sue and we will always remember how smoothly our big day went thanks to her.

Thank you so much!
Sarah
Sarah S. Sent on 26/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Sarah Sheppard

We cannot thank Sue and Pete enough!

From the first familiarisation to the excellent communication and venue visit right through to the day itself. They have been. I thing short of brilliant. Luna is a nervous dog but they made her feel so settled and comfortable with them.
Having Luna at our wedding was amazing and only made possible by A Pad 4 Paws, they kept Luna calm when we wanted her in the background but also had her on hand for when we needed her.
Sue was ever so friendly and helped to support us on our big day!
I would recommend A Pad 4 Paws to anyone without hesitation.
J
Jane P. Sent on 06/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Tom and Jane's wedding

Where do we begin, from the moment we met Sue and Pete they have been absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for them and our 3 year old Cockapoo was so well looked after. So much so, after his initial stay he didn't need another one as they made him so settled in at their house. The regular updates via texts and WhatsApp were an extra special touch.

During the wedding the little touches were extra special for us such as making sure our dog was there to greet the groom and bride when they arrived at church separately. Also, walking down the aisle with him was so nice to see as we didn't expect that at all. Sue even managed to keep our dog settled during the service which is not easy.

They have always treated our dog like one of their own with the highest of care and professionalism.

Without a doubt if anyone is needing a dog chaperone for a wedding or just boarding then look no further. We will definitely be using them again as our dog had the best time!! We cannot thank Sue and Pete enough.
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Sarah T. Sent on 04/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful!

We couldn鈥檛 recommend APad4Paws more! Sue and Pete are the loveliest people who helped to make our wedding day complete by bringing along our boy, Otto. Otto is a very excitable young springer spaniel and Sue was brilliant with him on the day keeping him calm and ensuring all his needs were looked after. They helped to create some of the most special memories from the day and we loved all the behind the scenes photos seeing what Otto had been up to around the venue on the day! Communication was brilliant throughout the whole planning process and everything was flexible around both ours and Otto鈥檚 needs. We couldn鈥檛 be more grateful for the part you played in making our day perfect!
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Hannah M. Sent on 29/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Dog Chaperone

We would highly recommend Susan and Pete as dog chaperones. Our dog, Merlin, was only 11 months at the date of our wedding and so we knew he would find the whole event very overwhelming and exciting. We were also having fireworks which he鈥檚 not the biggest fan of. However he was in very safe hands and we felt able to relax knowing he was being well looked after. We knew that he was getting lots of walks, play and rest whilst we were off enjoying ourselves!! When we saw him he looked like he was having the best time. Pete was able to bring him to the event to have some pictures and was a real trooper walking Merlin in some very rainy weather! Nothing was too much trouble for them and they really took the time to find out what Merlin needed and what we wanted from them during the event. For anyone who has a dog and is concerned all their usual dog sitters are attending their wedding we would highly highly recommend padforpaws!!
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Charlotte Sent on 06/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

Sue and Pete were absolutely incredible. Absolutely lovely people. Looked after our golden retriever Doris as if she was there own. Gave her so much love and attention. They kept us updated the whole time she was with them putting our minds at ease. They rought Doris to our wedding allowing us to get some amazing photos with her on our special day. Just amazing all round. Cannot recommend enough!!! 10/10 thank you so much!!!
J
Jack B. Sent on 03/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what we needed!

A huge thank you to Sue & Pete! Pete was on hand all day to look after our two boys and make sure they were part of our wedding day and we didn鈥檛 have to worry!
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