Dog Boarding

Dogs playing in the grass

Veterinarian Recommended Dog Boarding

Our award-winning overnight care is the next best thing to home! Every special pet receives expert care and the loving attention they deserve. Our guests live large and sleep easy in spacious, luxurious accommodations in our state-of-the-art facility.

We are conveniently located at 312 E. Johnson Avenue, about 1/2 mile from Route 10 and 1 mile from I-691. We proudly serve pet owners in the entire area including Meriden, New Haven, Waterbury and Hartford.

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.

Why Choose Paws Pet Resort & Spa for Dog Boarding?

We know you need to leave your dog with someone you can trust. Our professional and caring staff is here to deliver the best care possible.

  • Voted “Best Pet Boarding” by the Record-Journal Reader’s Choice Awards multiple years running!
  • Deluxe boarding accommodations with the comforts of home
  • Year-round climate control
  • Air filtration and purification
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Advanced staff training by The Dog Gurus and PackPro
  • Comprehensive daily wellness checks
  • The relaxing sounds of music
  • Daily feedings per your instructions
  • Plenty of love and attention!
Dogs resting in the grass
Happy dogs on playground equipment

Fun, Discounted Activity Packages

We appreciate how each pet is unique, and nobody knows them as well as their pet parents. That’s why we let you customize the level of activity that’s best for your four-legged friend! We’ve put together fun and enriching activity packages to keep your pet’s mind and body exercised during their stay. Here’s just some of the fun we have at Paws Pet Resort:

Group Play Sessions

Dogs staying for the day or overnight may like to participate in our group play program. In group play, dogs are separated into small groups based on age, size, activity level and temperament. It’s a constructive, hands-on program, almost like nursery school for children. Each session includes open play time, obedience reinforcement, use of puppy playground equipment, outdoor play time, and lots of positive reinforcement with plenty of praise.

Custom Play Sessions

If your dog prefers one-on-one attention, our custom play option might be perfect for them. These sessions provide what your dog enjoys the most — undivided human attention and their favorite games! Whether it’s playing with a ball, taking a walk or playing with a special toy from home-- you tell us what your best friend likes to do and we’ll make sure they have lots of fun.

Tuck-in, Story Time, & Treat

This very popular package gives your pup a special ending to a day of fun. They'll get to snuggle up with a loving staff member who will give them a yummy bedtime treat and read them a story until they drift off to dream land in the most soothing way.

Dog Boarding FAQ

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