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Welcome to The Paw

We offer daycare, swimming, training classes, grooming, boarding, and other services. Our facility specializes in the care of dogs, and cats. We also care for birds, lizards, snakes, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, and other small animals.

Our Mission Statement: To serve our community as a place that provides care, recreation, and education for pets; in a safe clean environment. We work to ensure that needs are met, pets are loved and respected and questions are answered so that clients are confident that they made the right decision to allow their pets to be in our care.



Going out of town? Bring your furry friend to The Paw! They will have as much fun on their vacation as you have on yours.

Day Care

Socialization is one of the greatest gifts you can give your pet. Let them play while you are away at work or doing errands so they can relax with you at the end of your busy days.


We love pampering your pet and offer many grooming services to keep your dog looking and feeling their best.



Puppy kindergarten to advanced obedience. Effective training provides both of you with the effective communication, understanding, and respect necessary to develop a well-behaved pet.


If you want your dog to love the water, this is your ticket. Your dog’s accomplishment of becoming comfortable in the water will help them become a more confident dog.

Other Services

We offer a host of other services including private parties, rehabilitation, alternative medicine, chiropractic care, laser therapy, and acupuncture.

Your pet deserves the best.

The Paw believes that your pet deserves love and attention while you are away. Your pet is a faithful companion who protects you fearlessly and gives you unconditional love.  We strive to provide mental stimulation and a safe place to rest their heads while they are in our care. If your dog gets along well with other dogs, why not allow them the social enrichment of daycare at The Paw? It is a way to keep them from being bored at home alone and to help shape them into the companion you want them to be. They entertain you, comfort you, and enrich your life in so many ways. Allow them the opportunity to experience The Paw.

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Our Goal.

Our goal at The Paw is to provide a safe, fun, and stimulating environment for your pet. We believe strongly in the benefits of socialization with other humans, and other pets. Helping your companion become more confident and well-rounded, we strive to provide a nurturing, controlled environment for your pet to get the exercise and stimulation they so greatly need. 

Our facility specializes in the care of dogs, and cats. We also care for birds, lizards, snakes, ferrets, hamsters, and other small animals.

Best of Mankato 2015-2020

We have been voted the Best of Mankato for six consecutive years! (The category of Best Pet Resort was removed in 2021, but we’re sure our streak would have continued!) 

Best of Mankato

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