Pampered Paw photo

Courtesy of Stephanie Cook

Owner Stephanie Cook is moving the Pampered Paw from North Main to East Maiden in Washington.

Pampered Paw Resort will soon have more space for pampering.

“We’re moving from 1,150 or 1,200 square feet to 3,410,” said Stephanie Cook, owner of the dog-care service that has been at 264 N. Main St., Washington, for the past 2 1/2 years.

Pampered Paw will relocate within the city, to 122 E. Maiden St. – less than a mile away – where it will triple its square footage. Cook plans an Oct. 1 opening.

Dog days are not limited to summertime at Pampered Paw, which provides care, overnight boarding, indoor washings, professional grooming, walking and yard waste removal. The business also makes its own treats and specialty cakes.

“We’re probably not going to add any services,” Cook said. “We’ve pretty much hit the scope of things. We’re probably going to start day-care packages in the fall.”

Although this is primarily a pooch place, Cook said the facility has boarding for a few cats, as well.

The owner, who grew up on a farm in the state of Indiana, is “very pleased” with how her enterprise has grown. “We’ve done very well. We continue to bring in new clients, and the existing clients have been great. They got us to where we are now.”

A transition phase is where the business is now. Cook said “minimal” design work still has to be done on East Maiden, especially with kennel space and play areas. Services, she said, will be conducted indoors, although an outdoor location may be added.

Besides operating space, the new site offers two other obvious advantages. Cook said there are spots for 11 vehicles, whereas the North Main facility lacks nearby parking, and is more of a “pull up to the door” and drop off your pet scenario. A prevalence of windows is another upgrade.

“We’ve never had much with windows or lights,” she said. “”We will now have a lot of natural light.”

Cook, who lives “a few streets” away from the new facility, said she is planning a grand opening event for mid- to late October – after Pampered Paw opens for business.

For more information, visit www.pamperedpawresort.com. The telephone number is 724-413-3135.

Business Writer

Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a reporter in 2012, after serving as a section editor, sports reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rick has won eight individual writing awards, including two Golden Quills.

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