About Us


About Paws Pet Resort & Spa

Paws Pet Resort & Spa was opened in 2007 by Joe and Robin Whitright as a high-quality, trustworthy, and convenient home-away-from-home for dogs and cats across New Haven County. The Whitright family is deeply rooted in the community and attend as many local events as possible— if you’ve been to any Cheshire parades, you’ve probably seen the Paws Pet Resort float!
Joe and Robin are grateful for the opportunity to serve the pets and pet parents of their community while doing what they love: providing excellent pet care. Paws Pet Resort has been chosen for a number of awards, including:

  • Record-Journal Reader’s Choice Awards: Best Pet Boarding, Best Doggy Daycare and Best Family-Owned Business
  • Cheshire Citizen “Best Of” Awards: Best Groomer and Best Family-Owned Business

New Customer Free First Night of Boarding

We can’t wait for you to experience the difference at Paws Pet Resort.
We’re so sure you’ll love it, your first night’s FREE!

*Offer requires a 3-night minimum stay. Discount subject to availability and blackout dates, and cannot be combined with other offers.
Lodging discount applies to first-time customers only and is valid for any lodging accommodation selected.

Our Mission

We’re pet lovers who believe every pet deserves the same comfort and love they receive at home when their mom and dad are away. We provide the best luxury pet care services in Cheshire, CT. and have even been featured on Better Connecticut’s Channel 3 news and Connecticut’s Channel 8 news.

At Paws Pet Resort, we have a variety of services and accommodations to fit the individual needs of your pets. From our spacious luxury suites to our Mini-Mansions, and even our multi-room suites, all are fit for a king or queen!

Your dog will jump for joy in our expansive canine gymnasium, or in one of the outdoor play yards during supervised playtime in group or on an individual basis. The entire facility is air conditioned and heated with relaxing music played throughout.

And let’s not forget about our feline friends! Cats enjoy spacious two-level condos in a separate cattery made especially for them. They can lounge on the sunny windowsill, play on a six-foot cat tree, or watch kitty videos made just for cats.

No matter whether your pet is visiting for overnight care, a fun day of play, or a pampering spa session, they’ll receive loving, individualized care every time!

Paws Pet owners

Customer Experiences

The people who work at Paws are the most amazing, giving and loving employees. My dogs cannot wait to get there for daycare. And when I pick them up at the end of the day, I am greeted by friendly, nice and informative Paws employees, and by my very happy dogs!! I drive from Avon to Cheshire to utilize Paws. There are many choices much closer to my home, but I’ll gladly do the drive to stay at Paws!! Keep up the amazing job you do! Bravo!!

Dawn M

Absolutely exceptional love and care for our fur babies from Paws and the entire staff. We were hesitant and anxious on leaving our furbies for the first time, however put to ease as the stay days progressed. Very good and clear communication regarding our pups and their stay. Would highly recommend this extended family as an option for your fur baby. With appreciation on behalf of Penelope, Max and Italy

Rose R

Excellent care for our puppy! The playtime pictures that were texted to us during her stay kept our minds at ease. She had a great visit and she was just as happy when we picked her up as she was when we dropped her off! We have used them in the past with other dogs and they were awesome then too. I wouldn’t trust anyone else, the staff truly loves and cares the dogs!

Alison S-H

Harlow has been going to Paws since she was 6mo old. She will be 10 next month. While I worked she went 2-3x a week. Now she still goes when we go on vacation. As soon as we turn in the parking lot she howls. She gets so excited! It’s such a comfort knowing she loves it and she’s in good hands! I love when they send a pic of her playing while I’m away. I know she’s happy.

Robin C

First time daycare here for our dogs and it was the best experience for all of us! The resort was so nice and inviting and the staff were super nice. We felt good leaving them and the best part was the pictures of their day. We were visiting from FL and only wish we had a resort like this to bring them to on a regular basis. This place is phenomenal and highly recommended!! Thank you for taking such great care of our pups to enjoy their play date!

Diana Flynn

Every time we even mention Paws, our dogs get so excited and can’t wait to stay there. The staff are phenomenal and I never have any doubt that my two fur babies will be well taken care of at Paws. They’re always exhausted from the constant attention and playtimes they get. We truly love this facility and everyone who works there! Thank you so much for giving us the peace of mind that our pups are more than okay when we are not around! We will continue to use Paws time and time again!

Elizabeth H