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Paws & Relax is the premier Doggie Day Care and Pet Hotel serving the Gramercy, Union Square, East Village, and Lower East Side neighborhoods of New York City.


Open 7 days a week
7 am - 7 pm

Day Care Hours
Drop Off: 7 am - 10 am
Pick Up: 4 pm - 7 pm

Boarding Hours
Drop Off: 7 am - 10 am
Pick Up: 7 am - 7 pm

Open since December 2009, Paws & Relax is a facility designed from top to bottom with your four-legged friend in mind. We boast two large, indoor play rooms, with elevated electrical outlets and heating for your dog's safety. In addition, we feature rolled-rubber flooring designed for comfort, durability and sound reduction. This flooring is specifically designed to provide joint protection and shock absorption for your dogs while running and jumping. This surface is much better on dogs' joints than the usual tile or concrete flooring found at most doggie day cares.

For those owners suffering from their own separation anxiety, or those who just want to check in on their dog, we also offer "Pooch Watch" -- live webcams that can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. If you are unsure of the day's password, give us a call.

In addition to our 1,700 square feet of indoor play space, we offer 1,300 square feet of outdoor playspace. The entire area is covered in K9 Grass™ -- artificial grass designed specifically for dogs by ForeverLawn . "Its unique features help promote a cleaner, safer, better-smelling environment for pets" and the residents of the apartments near our facility. Its special design offers "flow-through backing, short dense blade structure, and antimicrobial protection." -- ForeverLawn.

For our overnight guests, we are not using wire kennels or chainlink fencing. Instead, we offer "Free Range Boarding," in which the dogs have free range of the facility. The dogs love choosing to sleep wherever they choose. We provide dog beds and blankets for them. Many pups love to curl up on the couch, and some even snuggle in bed with the staff member working the overnight shift.