About Us



Greetings everyone, my name is John Birmele, the owner of Short Paws. We cater to only small breed dogs as my passion for them is so involved. Numerous hours of training and exercise is devoted to giving my best friend the best life he could possibly have. As your dog carers we believe that a safe and happy environment is where dog's get their way every day. This means enabling your dog to live life to its fullest. So even if you're away, with Short Paws as your dog carers, your dog can still play! We believe your dog needs regular exercise in order to be happy and healthy and well balanced. We have designed a range of services to meet the varied needs of your dogs.

We also believe that your dog should be in a free range, stress-free environment with one-on-one care, which is why we provide in-home dog sitting where your dog will be free of the physical and emotional stress of a kennel, boarding or daycare facility or a dog hotel. So, when you're away you'll have the peace of mind knowing your dog's can stay in the safety and comfort of our home and maintain their normal routine.

We believe finding a reliable, professional dog sitter/dog walker should be easy. So at Short Paws your dog will be with a professional dog sitter/dog walker who is a highly experienced animal lover who is licensed, bonded, and insured and comes with barking reviews. I personally own a beautiful Boston Terrier who is very well behaved and loves going on walks.