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Paws Play, Newest Pet Care Facility in Downtown Cleveland

    Max & Alayna's Paws Play is Downtown Cleveland's newest doggie daycare, boarding and grooming enrichment center, located at 1277 East 12th Street in the Hamilton Garage between St. Clair and Lakeside Avenue. This doggy daycare is a premier dog service center for downtown's residents, commuters who work in the city, work for the city, as well as people visiting from out-of-town and staying in nearby hotels.

    Officially opening on August 30, 2018, Paws Play—3,000 square foot facility, meets the needs of downtown dog lovers. As Downtown Cleveland's population continues to grow, so does the need for more pet services.  Teressa Doaty, sole owner of Paws Play, saw this need and created a business plan and then opened the business with financial assistance from the City of Cleveland. Paws Play offers a smaller, more intimate setting, which includes both daytime and overnight care, grooming services, celebrations with birthday paw-ties and veterinarian clinics. Aiming to be a one-stop-shop for the “pawrent” looking for a quality, one-of-a-kind experience that will grant peace of mind while away from their dogs.

    Paws Play’s business hours are 7am-6:30pm M-F and 7-5pm Saturday.

    The City of Cleveland assisted this small business with a Neighborhood Retail Assistance Programloan to assist with eligible costs associated with renovating and build-out of the space to install a pet-boarding facility that is, for the time being, limited to dogs.  ECDI, a popular local micro-lender, also partnered with Paws Play to assist with the financing of this project. Previously this space had been vacant for over 10 years so the City is excited to see the small business thriving at this downtown location.

    For more information please call 216.777.3177 or email