Animal loving mother-daughter duo, Dana Goodlett and Madison Durham, will open Paws Town, LLC in late March, just in time for Spring Break.
“Paws Town will be the first affordable, luxurious boarding and daycare facility in Owensboro designed to accommodate safe and structured indoor and outdoor play on artificial turf,” Dana said. “We basically saw a need in the market for a different type of boarding and daycare option than is currently offered. One that is catered toward the animal.”
Paws Town will offer daycare in their Central Bark (outdoor) or The Pawll (indoor) areas, boarding in their Canine-Cul-De Sac, and grooming in their Spaw. Dana and Madison hope to expand into training and are currently researching hydro-therapy as an additional amenity.
Dana says that animals will have 24/7 boarding coverage and that daycare is included with any boarding reservation. She says Paws Town will be a cage-free facility — instead of kennels, pets, who will be called “town folk,” will each stay in a villa. The facility’s outdoor play area will have artificial turf, which Dana says is easier to keep sanitary. And Paws Town didn’t forget about the cats, offering a “Cat Alley” for feline boarders, featuring a condo for cats to to stay in and the opportunity to play in the “Cat Alley” room during the day.
“It seems as though Owensboro is getting as excited as we are as we approach our opening,” Dana said. “We have heard many say, ‘Oh, we need that’ as we have introduced the idea to various groups and people.”
Paws Town has been been two years in the making for Dana and Madison. “We decided to combine all of our skills, do some major research locally and in other markets, and put our love of animals into a business that we both will love and enjoy,” Dana said.
In the future, Paws Town hopes to not only expand their “town” population, but would also like to offer an exotic place for birds, rodents, reptiles, and the like. Dana and Madison will hire five to 10 employees, and hope that number will grow as their business expands.
Be sure to look for the late-March opening of Paws Town at their 3101 Alvey Park W. location and their grand opening event, featuring town tours, playtime and prizes.
“We promised to do our best to give our furry — or not so furry — town folk a customized experience with safety as a priority,” Dana said.