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Bay Paws is a luxury doggy daycare and pet resort in Clearwater, FL, ideally located adjacent to the St. Pete/Clearwater airport (PIE) and the emergency vet clinic in the area. Bay Paws offers dog and cat boarding, dog daycare and grooming services. 


Bay Paws is owned and operated by human hotel professionals who have leveraged their award winning hospitality experience to create a fun and safe pet resort. Bay Paws was designed and built with pet safety and happiness in mind. The entire facility has animal-safe epoxy flooring, the best flooring option for pet facilities as it is easy to sanitize, and its HVAC systems have the recommended UVGI to reduce the potential spread of airborne illnesses. 

Bay Paws has 81 dog boarding suites, ranging from 12 luxury suites to spacious 4' x 6' and 4' x 4' top-of-the-line kennels. All rooms come with a Kuranda bed and optional fleece blanket. For our feline guests we have 12 cat cottages, as well as an innovative enclosed cat play tower where cats can exercise during their stay. As we are located in Florida, the majority of our daycare space is in an indoor, air-conditioned space with attached outdoor yards.

Bay Paws is a member of the International Boarding & Pet Services Association and the Dog Gurus

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Bay Paws' staff is certified in
pettech CPR & First Aid

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staff trained in dog behavior

& body language

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Christina Holtz is an owner of Bay Paws Pet Resort, as well as General Counsel & Pet Hotel Division Manager of MPH Hotels, Inc., a hotel development and management company based in St. Petersburg, FL. Christina oversaw the design and renovation of Bay Paws, researching the best building materials and design for pet safety and wellness.


Prior to joining MPH and creating Bay Paws, Christina worked as an attorney for seven years. While working long hours as an attorney, Christina frequently took her dog to doggy daycare and utilized that pet parent experience in her design of Bay Paws.

Christina has lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Mom to dachshund Wrigley, Christina understands the pet parent perspective of taking your fur baby to a pet facility and works diligently to ensure that Bay Paws provides the best pet parent experience and peace of mind.