Welcome to Muddy Paws Southport

Hello and welcome to Muddy Paws.

We provide a wide range of services including walking, home boarding and house sitting from our home in Southport.

We are available seven days a week, all year round to give your dogs all the love, comfort and exercise they need while you are away – offering the perfect alternative to kennels.

Our individually-tailored service means you can be confident that your pets will be taken care of with the utmost love, companionship and safety. We know that pets are an integral part of your family and, while you’re away, they can be part of ours.

We look forward to meeting your furry friends soon.


Julia, Mike and our lovely, friendly Mumble and Marble.

Our Services

We can be completely flexible to your needs and tailor our programme of services around your requirements.

For busy families and less mobile owners we can provide a dog walking service where we can collect from your home, walk your dog and return them back to you a little more tired and muddy but a lot happier.

If you’re out of the house all day, don’t worry we also provide a doggy day care service where you can drop off or we’ll collect your pet and keep them with us all day including a romp or two around the beach. You can then collect them after work or arrange a suitable drop off time.

And, if you’re off on holiday, we can provide a home from home so that your pets can enjoy a holiday too with no need for kennels.

And we’re committed to keeping numbers low with no more than two dogs (and our two) at any one time ensuring your pet gets personal attention.

And for smaller pets we also offer a feeding service so that your pets can stay in the comfort of their own surroundings.

We’re here to offer you the peace of mind knowing that your pets will be as well cared for as they would at home.

Why Muddy Paws

We’ve grown up with dogs and launched Muddy Paws so that we could spend time doing the thing we love most – providing a loving, caring environment for animals.
No matter if your dogs are boarding with us all week, a few days or you require an occasional walking service, we are totally committed to maintaining personalised care with every single animal we meet. We promise to love and care for your pets as if they were our own.

Initially we’d arrange a consultation meeting to make sure that you and your dog are happy with us and our home.

Your dog’s welfare is paramount. We know you’ll be concerned about leaving your best pal so we will call or send you daily text with pics so you can see they are having a great time on their holidays with us.

We are, of course, fully insured and police/disclosure checked.


Doggie Day Care

All doggies need daily exercise so we will walk to your requirements. We are lucky to be on the coast so can enjoy long walks along the dunes and beach at Birkdale, Ainsdale and Formby too.

We take a maximum of four dogs at any time including our two but we’re also happy to provide solo walks if you prefer.




  • Julia and Mike have looked after my Cocker Spaniel Pinto many times. He can’t get up the drive quick enough to see them and Marble and Mumble just love him. Rachel Smith, Southport.
  • I was so nervous about going on holiday and leaving my beloved Charlie but having met Julia and her husband Mike I felt so at ease going away. We received regular text and pictures to let us know how he was getting on and when we returned he was so happy so I know he got their full attention. It was a holiday for him too. I look forward to using Muddy Paws again, knowing Charlie will be in safe and loving hands. Emma Millward, Formby.
  • My husband and I cannot thank Muddy Paws enough for taking such great care of our little cockapoo, Lady. Julia was so welcoming when we took Lady to the house prior to leaving her to get her used to it which put my mind at rest when we came to leave her. Regular texts and picture messages were very much apprecaited and upon picking Lady up it was clear she had had a great time! Thanks again Muddy Paws, you will be seeing Lady again in the near future! Jenna and Brian Smith, Ainsdale.
  • My lively cockapoo Badger has been out for walkies with Julia and Mike a number of times now and I have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone. I find them trustworthy, reliable and flexible and it's reassuring ing to know that Badger is in safe hands while I'm at work. He's so excited and happy when he sees them and loves playing with their dogs Mumble and Marble. It's always great to receive texts and sometimes even picture messages after his walks - much appreciated. Moira and Badger, Southport.


We will let your rascals have the run of our large, dog-friendly house providing a real home from home and our large garden means they’ll get plenty of fresh air even when we’re not out walking.

While in our care we will strive to keep them in the surroundings they are accustomed to. Your pet’s welfare and safety is paramount to us.





£10 – one-hour walk

£15 – full day care

£22 – day care. Two dogs from the same household

£20 – overnight (after 24 hrs £3 per hour up to 5 hours. Then day rate)

£30- overnight. Two dogs same household

Please call with any other requirements.

Contact Us

Julia & Mike Hughes • 21 Hartwood Road • Southport • PR9 9AN

T: 01704 540237 • M: 077126 70936 • E: juliabrough@btconnect.com