About Us

Paws Inn at Botany Bay started life on busy Botany Road in 2011. Six years later, owners Jackie Bowmer and son John, moved the Inn to a safer street much closer to one of Sydney's great secrets: Sir Joseph Banks Park.

Jackie and John are dedicated to providing the best service possible for owners and their pets.
"Our testimonials illustrate what we're able to provide," said Jackie, adding just a few of the latest text messages.
Stephanie, is the owner of 15 year old Othello, who visits regularly while she reports on overseas sports news:
"I'm convinced you have a magic touch." "He's living a 5 star existence." "He always springs to life at your place!"
Michelle, owner of nervous rescue dog, Penny said:
"Hi Jackie and John. A huge thanks for all the care and love Penny received, she looks so fit, healthy and happy."
Rachael, who brings Humbug all the way from Woollahra, knows all about how dogs behave:
"Thank you so much for taking such lovely care of Humbug. She is a bit grumpy which is always a good indicator that she has had lots of fun." Jackie and John now pass on that tip to other clients, in case they worry!
And thank you Christina who has been bringing Rosie to the Inn since it opened, for taking the time to give us a five star rating with Mr Google.


Jackie is a retired journalist while son, John, has 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.


Paws Inn is a private home owned by Jackie and John.
Dogs sleep inside as there are NO KENNELS OR CAGES at Paws Inn.
"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 are the real attraction of Paws Inn, particularly for the owners of large dogs. But all dogs need their daily walk and sniff 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," 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, there's lots of play on the Inn's grassy backyard surrounded with shady trees. Supervision is 24/7 and included in the cost.

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 two of the first regular Paws Inn clients to join our dog Braxton at the new Botany premises at Booralee Street.

Doggy Day Care


Socialising with other dogs is the most valuable part of day care.  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.

For the costs of Day Care at Paws Inn, please see our RATES PAGE.

PHONE FOR DOG DAY CARE BOOKINGS: 0408 066 313 / 0472 751 362

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.


0408 066 313

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