Welcome to Big Paw Pet Lodge!

Welcome to Big Paw. With over 22 years in business, your pets are our number one priority. We pride ourselves on providing a warm, clean and comfortable environment for them to eat, sleep and play.
…your pets are our life…

Why Big Paw

  • Experienced owners and staff
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Selection of accommodation for your pet
  • Excellent rates for multiple pets and long term stays
  • Clean healthy and comfortable
  • Centrally located on SH27

Friends of Big Paw

The first visit we literally had to drag  our dog Speedy into the kennels and  felt so bad, but the lovely folk at Big Paw reassured us and we were off.
The next time we visited the kennels it was a totally different story. He was out of that car as quick as he could. He dragged us inside this time. He loves the place!!!  We love it too. The staff  are so lovely and he gets a huge welcome every time he arrives. !
Marnie and Paul Sutherland, Matamata
We were lucky enough to find Big Paw over 9 years ago after moving to Tirau from Auckland. What a lucky find. We are unashamedly parents to our Standard Poodle daughter and her safety is paramount to us. The accommodation is good, clean and warm and we know she is well looked after, which makes our trips away much more enjoyable. She is always happy and healthy on our return – happy to see us and happy to go back again the next time. A home away from home. Thanks Lea & Anthony for being there for us.
Sue Russell and Geoff Hallam, Tirau
For over 5 years Big Paw Pet Lodge has been our Whippet Traceys’ second home – on numerous occasions and sometimes up to several weeks at a time. Lea & Anthony run an excellent establishment which is always clean, warm and tidy and caters to our demanding Whippets every whim! Thanks to Big Paw I can go away on holiday and not worry about our little dog.
Margaret & Brian Steen, Matamata