About Us

Paws Inn at Botany Bay started life on busy Botany Road in 2011.
Six years and well over 200 happy customers later, owners Jackie Bowmer and son John moved the Inn to a safer street in Botany, much closer to one of Sydney's great secrets --- the untamed bushland of Sir Joseph Banks Park. A little further on is the sand and salt of Foreshore Beach.
From the dead end Booralee Street there's no traffic to negotiate for the early high summer time walks or the cooler evening strolls before dusk.


Jackie is a retired journalist while son, John, studied animal care courses at TAFE and completed the Dangerous Dog Assessing and Handling Workshop held by famed dog trainer, Steve Austin. Both are dedicated dog lovers dedicated to providing the best service possible for owners and their pets.


Paws Inn is a private home owned by Jackie and John.
Dogs sleep inside like they do at home. And while they do not have to be locked up in a kennel or cage for the evening, Paws Inn does provide a comfy cage for those customers who are used to them. Customers must be over one year old, desexed and fully vaccinated.
"By providing a home environment we know dogs are less stressed and settle in quickly," said John.
"The long walks at Sir Joseph Banks Park and swims at Foreshore Beach are the real attraction of Paws Inn, particularly for the owners of large dogs. But all dogs need their daily walk and sniffs so we take older and smaller dogs on their own special bush strolls."


Family run Paws Inn is able to provide the highest standard of care for your pet.
We make sure medication is given at the right time, normal routines are adhered to, special diets are kept and plenty of time is made available for individual attention.
"We do limit overnight visitors," said John "But with so many regular customers returning together at holiday time, it's often a full house at the Inn with old friends playing together." he said.
Jackie and John believe exercise is important for every dog's mental health and physical well being. As well as the bush walks and swims, there's lots of play on the Inn's backyard surrounded with shady trees. Walks and 24/7 Supervision are included in the cost. But not food to ensure no tummy upsets. All dogs are fed separately. How much and when you dog eats plus any medication details should be included on our Booking Form. Updated vaccination certificates are kept on file with Booking Forms at the Inn.

Paws Inn at Botany Bay is FULLY INSURED with Premium Pets through Austbrokers Premier

Duke the Border Terrier and Kyla the mini Oz Bulldog are another two of the first Paws Inn clients to join our dog Braxton at the new Botany premises at Booralee Street.

doggy holidays


Socialising with other dogs is the most valuable part of staying at Paws Inn.  There is also plenty of play time with John. And for those guests who want a break from the mob, they have their own doggy motel room, pictured here.

Individual Care

SPECIAL NEEDS have always been an important part of the service at our small, family run Paws Inn business at Botany Bay.

With a limited number of dogs at the Inn at any one time, we can see to the needs of older dogs or those needing medication.


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Big Dogs Welcome


Walks are limited to our home stay and day care customers who have all been to Paws Inn for an introduction.

This ensures there are no aggression or unsociable issues with other dogs staying at the Inn.

With his populare one hour plus walking-workouts, John has built up a strong customer following of larger dogs.

Here he is with Golden Retriever, Agatha, German Shorthair Pointer, Othello (the Black Prince) and the Inn's Staffy, Braxton

The Paws Inn beach runs are another popular outing for dog boarding and doggy day care customers.