Since our inception in 2005, we have journeyed through a number of milestones, all of which would not have been possible without all of our loyal customers friends and supporters. Join us for a brief stroll down the Villa La PAWSmemory lane!
Villa La PAWS expands from PAWS Concierge, an outbound pet services company that offered in-home pet sitting, dog walking and PAWS limousine service to a brick and mortar full-service dog daycare, boarding and grooming center. The first Villa La PAWS Resort & Spa was officially opened in the Pavilion Shopping Center at Bell Rd and the I17 Freeway in May of 2006. In these initial years we worked hard to perfect our standards and procedures for delivering a stress-free pet care environment with all of our standard services.
With the continued success and growth of our first location, we expanded to a second location at 32nd St & Shea Blvd in Phoenix in April of 2007. The amazing Phoenix community, advocates customers and rescue groups were the driving force behind our continued growth and to give back, we launched the PAWS Charity Program. This provided support to animal welfare and rescue groups for the tireless work they do.
Over the next few years we worked to set the standard and continually raise the bar for pet care services, not just in Arizona, but across the country. To do this, we added the fourth leg to our portfolio of Villa La PAWS services – our esteemed dog training program. We were so thrilled to be able to offer obedience training, dog sports and our Hollywood Dogs class to our customers and their fur kids.
That same year, we rolled out “Operation Home for the Holidays,” to honor our men and women serving in our U.S. Armed Forces. Through the program we were able to offer free pet boarding and day care to military families during the holidays, so they had one less thing to worry about with holiday travel. This is a service we are proud to carry on each and every year since.
We moved our Villa La PAWS Resort & Spa from Bell Rd & the I17 Freeway to 3618 W. Bell Rd, Glendale Arizona.
In May of 2013 we launched our Villa La PAWS Franchising Program. The Villa La PAWS name continued to grow and gain recognition and in late 2013 we introduced our first East Coast franchise to the family, Villa La PAWS, Maple Shade NJ. We have been so blessed with a great franchisee, Mike Sinko, and the town of Maple Shade, NJ who welcomed Villa La PAWS with open arms.
Villa la PAWS has solid footprints in the Phoenix Metropolitan area with resorts in Phoenix and Glendale and collectively has become the largest pet services provider in Arizona.