Why Choose Little Wags

Why Choose Little Wags

When you want more for your little furbaby than a standard day care … 

Little Wags is an unique in home service for smaller breeds (13 kg or less) with a max of 10 pooches a day and two care givers


Limiting the number of dogs in our care ensures a calmer experience for your pup and more attention from the Little Wags Team for cuddles and lap time!  All pooches have individual personalities and quirks, as such, we customise the day care for them and not the other way around.


When your pup joins Little Wags, you don’t become just another client, you become part of a family.  We are all about the personal touches, keeping the parent informed of how their pooch is doing and progressing.  We really do treat your pooch like one of our own, our emphasis is making sure they are as happy as possible.

Natalie (Top Dog)


Not all dogs enjoy a large bustling day care environment, it can be overwhelming and scary for them.

At Little Wags your fur baby will experience socialisation, fully supervised, with other small dogs in a comfortable home style environment.  We pride ourselves on being able to give your pooch the individual attention they require.

We put your pooch into a regular day that they will be most suited for, other dogs with similar energy levels and temperaments.  We don’t take casual bookings, ensuring the dogs building a relationship with their day care mates.  We ensure that they have rest and calm time as well as play time.  A calm environment equals a less stressed and happier pup.  Mental stimulation can be just as tiring as a full day of play.


We have three distinct areas at Little Wags for your pooches to explore:

Sensory Garden:

We are quite proud that we have created a “sensory garden” area for the dogs which is designed to stimulate the senses through the garden by:

          • smell
          • sight
          • sound
          • taste and touch.




Chill zone aka dog lounge:

Area where the dogs can go to relax, watch TV and snooze if they so wish on couches/dog beds or just plain carpeted floor.

Crates are available and are left open for those who feel more comfortable in a crate.

We also have heating in winter and spare jackets for those cooler days.




Garden play zone:

General area where they can have a splash around in the clam shells, run through tunnels and climbing frames, wrestle, do zoomies, play with toys or just watch the antics from the sidelines.


Free play time is closely monitored ensuring that the dogs do not get over stimulated which is when incidents can occur.


We have dog friendly artificial turf which ensures your dog will not come home dirty, even in winter time.







Health & Well being:

To ensure every ones health and happiness, your pup will need to be fully vaccinated (copy required) and temperament tested before being accepted as part of the “little wags” family.  A meet and greet will be arranged before confirmation of enrollment is given so your pooch is familiar with us and the environment.  Our enrollment form must also be completed before we confirm your booking which will be emailed through upon receiving your enquiry.


Peace of mind:

Natalie holds a current canine first aid certificate as well as completing a canine body language course.

We have a first aid kit, and in case of an emergency, a 5 minute drive to the nearest vet.

Little Wags has liability and pet care insurance with Rothbury Insurance.



  • Standard Day Care with pick up and drop off (Porirua area only*) $43.00 per day depending on location.

* We offer pick up and drop off services locally in Porirua (based in Papakowhai).  Due to our small size, it’s not feasible to travel outside this area currently.

Please feel free to message us any other queries you may have or to book, inspections are welcome but need to be made by prior arrangement.

We look forward to seeing you!

Natalie & the Little Wags Team