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Breed Restrictions

As a result of changes in our insurance policy, South Paws will NOT be able to provide daycare for the following adult dog breeds unless these adult dogs have positive previous daycare experience and have passed the AKC CGC Test:  Akita, Alaskan Malamute, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Chow Chow, Dalmation, Doberman, German Shepherd, Huskey, Pit Bull Terrier, Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Shar Pei.

These restrictions DO NOT extend to puppy care and socialization, grooming services, training classes or other events.   Exceptions to these restrictions are at the discretion of South Paws.

Our Facility

South Paws is conveniently located just off Rt 3 in Pembroke, MA.  Our facility is comprised of 3 separate indoor play areas within 3000 sq. ft. to safely accomodate dogs of various sizes and activity levels.  Everything in our playroom, cushioned sports floor, vinyl fencing and durable toys have been selected to provide a safe and sanitary environment for your dog.  Our outdoor areas are securely fenced and free of hazards.  Our goal at South Paws is to give your dog the exercise, playtime and social experience many dogs thrive on, without compromising safety.    

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Our Family

The founder of South Paws, Karen Price, earned a BS in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and spent many years as a sales representative in the wholesale pet supply industry. In 2001, she retired from the business to raise a family.  South Paws was founded in January of 2006 and opened for business in May of 2006.  Karen also holds a Teacher Certificate with Pet Tech as a Pet First Aid & CPR and "Pet Saver" Instructor.

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Karen works at the daycare full time and transports dogs to and from daycare.  Her husband, Tim, works at South Paws when he's not at his "Paying Job" as a firefighter. 

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 South Paws currently has three Full-Time Employees:  Jen Velardi, a graduate of UMass Amherst, previously worked for 5 years at CVS in Hanson.  She also has prior daycare, pet sitting and kennel care experience. Amanda Burns is our Professional Groomer and has been grooming for 10+ years on the South Shore.  When she is not grooming, Amanda is handling the dogs on the daycare floor and training to earn her Certificate as a Professional Dog Trainer.


South Paws also has 4, Part-Time Employees: Victoria Montgomery is currently enrolled at Massasoit in the Veterinarian Assistant Program.  Cheryl Acampora is a Senior with Highest Honors at Pembroke High School and has just been accepted to UVM. Alex Samson has previous boarding experience and is an accomplished photographer.  Tracy Barron has years of management and customer service experience and she is also a gourmet chef.  As a team, we strive to provide you with the best care and customer service in the industry.

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South Paws Doggie Daycare

Our Location

We're located just off Rt. 3 at exit 12!  275 Oak Street, Pembroke.  781-826-PAWS


Daycare Hours 

Monday - Friday, 6:30AM to 6:30PM

Drop off: 6:30AM-10:00AM.

Transportation home may be available in your area. Contact us for more info.

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