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Pet Boarding Facility | Paws 'n Claws in Erie, PA

Condos at Paws 'n Claws in Erie, PA.

Paws 'n Claws in Erie, PA is the premier pet boarding and pet grooming facility in Erie, PA and the surrounding areas.  The Erie location is a 7,500 square  foot, state-of-the-art "pet palace" designed to surround your pets in comfort. When boarding your pets, our first consideration is the comfort, safety and security of your pets.

Dog condo sizes at our Erie pet boarding location are 3 x 6 feet and 4 x 6 feet. Condo sizes are assigned based on the dog's size and/or number of dogs sharing the same condo (only allowed if the dogs are all from the same household). Our condos in Erie are all-inclusive, boutique-style pet boarding and include one raised Kuranda bed (pictured immediately below) and a soft fleece blanket for the dog's comfort. There is a 1-day (24-hour) minimum charge for pet boarding overnight. After the first 24 hours, we charge by the hour ($1.67/hr/dog). Prices are subject to change.

Picture of karunda bedLet us watch your pet for you while you are away on vacation or business. Your pet will be happy in our private, spacious condos. They will be fed according to your instructions and get plenty of cold, clean water to drink. You can bring toys from home so they are surrounded with familiar items. They will each be allowed private time outside of their pet boarding condo (for potty breaks) so that they won't be bothered by other dog guests while doing what comes natural. We even have televisions mounted in the boarding area so that it is never too quiet.

Dogs can run and romp in our secure exercise yard, and maybe even join a play group in our Indoor Play Yard if they qualify. During your pet's stay is a great time for them to receive a full-service pet grooming or bath by our professional pet stylists. Think of Paws 'n Claws as a "Bed and Breakfast" for your pets. It doesn't matter if they stay for the day, overnight or longer, your pets will get lots of individual attention! We are centrally located, right in the middle of the city of Erie - only minutes from I-79.


Monday - Friday:     6:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday:               8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday:                 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (boarding only no Sunday PlayCare)

At Paws 'n Claws, you are able to check-in or check-out your pets any time during the hours listed above. Paws 'n Claws has a no rush check-out which means you are only charged for the time your pet is here. There is no minimum amount of time needed to stay with us and no down payment or pre-pay is required.

Holiday Hours:

We have staff in the building, taking care of the pets 365 days a yearThis includes holidays!  While there are staff in the building to take care of the pets, our front desk does have holiday hours for check-ins and check-outs.

The front office closes at 6:00 PM for all check-ins and check-outs, but there are staff in the building, taking care of the pets who get to enjoy the holiday with us, on the following holidays:

  • Christmas Eve (unless a Sunday - in which we close at 5:00)
  • New Years Eve (unless a Sunday - in which we close at 5:00)


The front office is closed for all check-ins and check-outs, but there are staff in the building, taking care of the pets who get to enjoy the holiday with us, on the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Easter Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

What Makes Paws 'n Claws Unique?

Paws 'n Claws is a state-of-the-art pet boarding and pet grooming facility. What makes our business unique is two-fold.  First, we all love animals. We like caring for them, feeding them, cleaning them and playing with them. It is what we do best. Second, our buildings are the newest and most modern pet boarding facilities in the tri-state area. Your pets will be surrounded in comfort.

Each pet boarding condo is private. The air is electronically cleaned with no drafts. The whole building is conditioned and humidity controlled. We have televisions inside so that it is never "too quiet", as silence will raise the stress level in dogs. There is also a 2,300 square foot Indoor Play Yard for your dogs to romp and play in if they qualify. If not approved for PlayCare, your dog will be allowed to stretch and move around in our seperate Indoor Exercise Yard.

Please feel free to call as often as you would like to check on your pets during regular business hours.

Vaccination Requirements:

Paws 'n Claws Pet Resort is a NO GERMS and NO FLEAS pet facility. All dogs and cats brought on the premises MUST have Veterinary certification of up-to-date vaccinations.

  • For dogs this includes:

    • 1) Rabies
    • 2) DPP
    • and 3) Bordatella (kennel cough).
  • For cats this includes:
    • 1) Rabies (MANDATORY),
    • 2) Distemper (recommended - not mandatory)
    • and 3) Feline Leukemia (recommended- not mandatory)

Sorry, for the safety of all our guests, there can be NO EXCEPTIONS! Pet guests that arrive with fleas will be given a flea extermination treatment at owners expense.

Printable Forms: 

All guests are required to complete a Pet Boarding Ticket form and a Pet Boarding Agreement Form. First-time pet boarding guests and guests who have not stayed with us for a while are asked to complete the "New Customer Form" and "New Pet Form". You can find these forms by clicking HERE.

Walk Throughs, Tours & Visiting Hours

We would be happy to show you where your pet would stay during his/her visit with us!  Stop in anytime we are open and ask for a personalized tour!  Appointment is not needed. 

Rates for Dog Boarding - Per Day at the Erie Location:

Dogs sleeping together at Paws 'n Claws in Erie, PA.

  • $40.00 for first dog per day 
  • $20.00 per additional dog in one condo per day (same-household only)
  • $40.00 per additional dog in additional condo per day
  • $16.00 per dog Daytime Boarding - Up to 6 Hours
  • $29.50 per dog Daytime Boarding - Over 6 Hours (NOT OVERNIGHT - see overnight boarding prices above) 

Prices for Full-Day PlayCare at our Doggy PlayCare in Erie:

Approved dog guests staying overnight or longer at Paws 'n Claws in Erie have the option of purchasing full-day playcare passes for during their stay at only $5.00 per day.  

To schedule a temperament test, please call our Erie location at (814) 456-7297.  To learn more about our PlayCare, please click HERE.

*PlayCare pups must be spayed/neutered, temperament tested, approved and had to have participated in our PlayCare at least once prior to boarding in order to participate in PlayCare.

*This price does not apply to pups who participate in the Unlimitted PlayCare package. 

Rates for other pets at our erie location: 

Paws 'n Claws in Erie is equipped to board dogs only.  If you would like information about boarding your cat(s), bird(s), rabbit(s), ferret(s), reptile(s) and other pets, please call Paws 'n Claws - Girard.  The phone number to our Girard location is (814) 774-7297.

Administering Medications or Supplements:

  • Medications or supplements - $1.00 per treatment/dose
  • Injectable medications - $3.00 per treatment/dose 

In-House Treats:

  • Big Bite Treat, can be broken into small pieces throughout your pet's stay - $1.50 each
  • Frozen Treat - $2.00 each

Pet Grooming & Bathing: Groomers

Erie Styling S'paw - Please make sure to indicate grooming on your boarding ticket or your online submission form.

The charge for having your pet styled at our Erie location depends on the breed of the pet and the condition of the coat.  Please call (814) 456-7297 for an estimate.



Nails are trimmed and dremmeled.

  • Cats - $12.00
  • Small/Medium Dogs - $12.00
  • Large Dogs - $15.00
  • Giant/Difficult Dogs - $20.00



Keep your pet's smile clean & healthy with a zazzy fresh mint flavor!

  • Our toothpaste and toothbrush, take home the toothbrush - $5.00
  • Our toothpaste and your pets toothbrush brought from home - $3.00 

If you need a safe and clean pet boarding facility,

contact Paws 'n Claws in Erie, PA today!