About The Paw Pad - Paw Pad - Learn More Mcdonough, GA
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Carol Kelly

The Paw Pad is a state-of-the-art dog hotel (also available for cats) is upscaled, unique and one of a kind. We opened up for business in November of 2009 and was born because of a necessity to find a sustainable form of financial support for our dog rescue mission, Praying for Paws, Inc.  Which is a 501c3 dog rescue organization that provides care to homeless dogs in Henry County.

How we started

What we do

Carol Kelly found a unique boarding facility, Ruffin it Resorts in Madison, Wisconsin touted as the best Dog hotel in the nation. So Carol and her staff went to Ruffin It to learn fine boarding, the operations, policies and procedures. The Paw Pad is run just like a hotel with check ins after 1pm, checkouts before 11am, room services and more! Guests can even be viewed by their owners via doggie cam in their luxury suites. We cater to all your dog's needs no matter what they may be.

Our staff is carefully chosen and trained to make sure to keep your pet as comfortable as possible. They make sure their suites are clean, dry and always have fresh water. All of our hotel guests receive two hours of playtime in out outside/inside daycare yards. Feeding is in order with instructions from the parents using their own food & treats. We can also give medications that are required.



We are unique in so many ways including being green! We use Geo thermal heating and air conditioning which is a first in canine care. It helps clean and hydrate outside plants, sidewalks & canine turf. Suites and daycare areas are illuminated by the beautiful skylights. So this provides natural sunlight for operations and makes light only to be needed at night.


Our mission: To provide the finest canine care every day. We want and make sure your pet will be safe, and has fun with other dogs in a comfortable environment.

Why we were created

How we are special

Staff members

Carol Kelly

Owner , "Top Dog"

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