Hello! My name is Carol Gant and I am the Owner of Poppy’s Paws. I have designed my business to be a friendly, family-run ‘home away from home’ dog walking, dog boarding and dog grooming, one-stop service located in the seaside town of Felixstowe, Suffolk. My aim is to provide a reliable and specialised service for you and your dog. At Poppy’s Paws, your pet will always be at the heart of the services offered, from grooming to boarding. I endeavour to cater to the individual needs of both you and your dog, getting to know you and earning your trust along the way. I am passionate about offering a fun and stress-free environment, leaving you with peace of mind while you are working or away on holiday.
I understand that your pet is a cherished member of your family and that they deserve the best.
I have three passions in my life which are dogs, art and my family. I have had dogs all of my adult life, beginning with a rescue dog called Bena who used to accompany me to college and even attended my wedding! I have been an Arts Curator and Artist for the past ten years which has allowed me to express my creativity, but hasn’t allowed me to follow my dream of working with dogs. Poppy’s Paws is my way of fulfilling this dream.
Poppy’s Paws has been created as a legacy to our much-loved family dog called Poppy. She was a beautiful, shaggy dog who loved digging for stones on Felixstowe beach and barking at the waves. It is Poppy who has inspired me to focus on creating a space and atmosphere that relaxes dogs and caters for their well-being. Not rushing but taking time to get to know you and your pet so I can understand and adapt to their needs, always putting them first.
I am now following my passion and hope to make Poppy proud whilst making new four-legged friends. I look forward to meeting you!