Our mission is to provide your dog with a fun, healthy, and safe experience that will enrich their life and give you peace of mind! Our goal is to maintain a stable, consistent pack that allows superior socialization with the formation of long term canine friendships! For that reason, we do not take "drop ins", and each pack member has successfully passed a stringent enrollment evaluation that has deemed them compatible with the Happy Paws Pack. No one is ever routinely crated, and playgroups are well supervised and monitored to increase satisfaction. I am certified in pet first aid and CPR. l receive ongoing training and development with dog behavior to fine tune my pack leader skills. Space is limited to 15 dogs per day.
Happy Paws Dogs have confidence and great social skills!
We’re proud of the job we do, and we pride ourselves on transparency. We encourage all feedback from the people we serve!
"We have two Shih Tzu puppies. We wanted our babies to be able to socialize with other dogs and have fun yet be safe. We tried other “doggie daycare” services and were not comfortable with their programs. We were so fortunate to find Crystal Fortin at Happy Paws on Pawling. From the moment you meet Crystal, you are immediately put at ease and can feel the love she has for our little four legged friends. Another thing that stood out at Happy Paws was how clean and sanitized the place is and free of any odors. We felt so comfortable leaving them there that first day. Crystal does an excellent job monitoring the dogs. We can watch the live stream any time we want, too, and see how they are doing. We love it that there is a “nursery” and a “senior center” in addition to a large play area both inside and out to accommodate the dogs of all ages and sizes. In addition to the great care and attention they already receive, they are taken on a hike every day weather permitting. We also love the flexible drop off and pick up times; Crystal goes out of her way to accommodate you. The prices are also very affordable. They have so much fun at doggie day camp and we know they are in good hands. They come home tired and happy after a full day. There is no place like home but Happy Paws on Pawling is a close second!"
Kim and David, Troy, NY
"Excellent day care for your dog! The dogs are not confined to crates and Crystal treats them like they were her own. She takes them on daily hikes, feeds them and really enjoys them. I've walked in occasionally and found the dogs napping to classical music! She consults with a trainer and offers clinics on topics such as pet massage. A webcam allows you to check in to see how your dog is doing Crystal is very enthusiastic and encourages feedback from pet owners. My dog can't wait to go and is happy and exhausted when I pick him up at the end of the day!"
Mary, M. Brunswick, NY
"Happy Paws on Pawling is the perfect name...such a warm and loving environment for dogs... Crystal and Bill were wonderful to max (whom I love very much). I felt so very comfortable with them caring for him. Crystal and Bill I just want to say thank you both for being such caring and kind people and God Bless You Both!"
Sincerely Your Friends Ann and Max, Troy, NY
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Happy Paws on Pawling
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670 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Our Commitment to Quality
We want you to come and see our beautiful, fun and secure daycamp! Our rates are very affordable. We are very flexible with drop off times. We want to make your life easy! To guarantee attention for each camper, space is limited to 15 campers per day. We thoroughly screen each camper through an enrollment evaluation to ensure that your dog is a great fit and that their experience is tailored to meet their needs. To arrange for the enrollment evaluation fill out the form on the "how to enroll" page and click send. We will respond within 24 hours to arrange a time to meet and evaluate your dog's compatibility.
Hours of Operation
We're open Monday thru Friday between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.
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