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.
Our facility has 81 dog boarding rooms, 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.
Our dog daycare program has three options to ensure all pets are able to participate: group play, enrichment programs and puppy preschool. Dogs in group play will be separated into several play groups based on temperament and size and will be able to enjoy both indoor air-conditioned and outdoor play areas. As we are located in Florida, the majority of our daycare space is in an indoor, air-conditioned space with an attached outdoor yard for elimination. Our enrichment daycare program is the perfect daycare option for pets that need more specialized attention or one-on-one time. Enrichment program dogs will have several mentally and physically stimulating activities planned throughout their day. Puppy preschool is for puppies that cannot enter group play. Puppies will learn proper socialization techniques, as well as basic obedience.
Our staff is trained in the latest behavior and body language research and is certified in Pet CPR and first aid ensuring both a fun and safe environment for play.
Brooke Christensen, General Manager
Brooke Christensen joins the Bay Paws Pet Resort family as General Manager. She brings over (8) eight years of pet care experience including managing pet hospitality and being a veterinary assistant in general practice, surgery, emergency pet medicine, rescue and wildlife rehabilitation. Brooke was a spokesperson and educator for First Strike, a program bringing awareness to the link between animal abuse and human violence and has provided over 100 classroom presentations to students of all ages. In addition to her time in pet care, Brooke is also a versatile sales manager with an additional (10) ten years of experience in retail sales.
“Mom” to two rescue dogs, Brooke understands the patience and emotional care all pets need in stressful situations, like boarding, and creates a team of “Aunts and Uncles” for your pets, making Bay Paws Pet Resort your pet’s home away from home.
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 at law firms in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. where she managed large corporate accounts and led a team of paralegals and attorneys. While working as an attorney in DC, Christina frequently took her dog Wrigley to doggy daycare and utilized that pet parent experience in her design of Bay Paws.
Christina is originally from the suburbs of Chicago and 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.