Paws & Claws Boarding & Bath
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Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network

We proudly support Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network.

MacGregor's Pet Pantry



We are proud to be "green" with our eco-friendly heating & cooling system and use of environmentally safe cleaners!

We offer the following services:

Review list of required vaccinations for any services offered. We now require a fecal test to be done every six months and up to date when bringing pets into Paws and Claws.


  • To experience a howling good time, call Paws & Claws at (231) 526-1336 to make your reservation. Pets need to be dropped off between 9AM and 4PM. No dropoff after 4:00 PM. Don't forget about the holidays! Download the required Lodging Contract here. You may fill it out and bring it to Paws & Claws prior to lodging. Note: We do not accommodate pets requiring shots such as insulin shots.

  • Options for boarding amenities4' x 5', 4' x 10' and 8' x 10' suite sizes (See rates.)
  • All geothermal in-floor indoor and outdoor heat
  • Includes exercise indoors and outdoors (when weather permits)
  • We try our best to keep as close to your pet's regular times as possible, typically 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
  • We offer a chicken based dry food available for $1.00/meal. We encourage you to "bring your own" food so that your pet will have a consistent diet. Food needs to be brought in original bag, ziploc bag(s) or containers only. No garbage bags or plastic grocery bags.
  • We do not offer wet diet. If your pet is on a special diet, please bring it with you.
  • Medications administered per schedule. (We must have a copy of your prescription for our file.)
  • Toys are allowed, if provided by the owner.
  • Bedding is B.Y. O. only. Washable is preferred. It must fit in a standard size washer/dryer. We no longer accept any beds that are larger than 24"x 36."
  • We provide bowls.
  • We offer healthy treats by a variety of vendors. If you pet is on a special treat, please bring them.

All Breed Grooming (by appointment only)

  • We provide eco-friendly products for grooming or you may supply your own, if you prefer.
  • We recommend setting up grooming and lodging as far in advance as possible.
  • We also recommend setting up a regular schedule for grooming in advance if your pet gets groomed often.
  • We will do anal gland expression, but only if the owner requests it and is OK with us doing it. The anal gland can rupture easily and that is not something that can be fixed, so it's best to have the veterinarian do that.

Training: Visit our training page for more information!

Pet Taxi

  • Please call (231) 526-1336 24 hours in advance for your reservation. View rates...
  • Pet taxi not available on weekends.

Self Wash

  • Wash your own pet using our facilities. See rates...
  • We offer our shampoo/conditioner for self wash (if you prefer ours) and towels


  • 7 days a week
  • Appointment required.
  • See rates...
  • M-F: Drop-off after 8:30 AM and pick-up by 5:00 PM
  • S-S: Drop off after 8:30 and pick-up by 4:30 PM

Extended Stay

Flu vaccinations

  • Available for dogs, but not required for lodging.


Extra Amenities

  • Available through MacGregor's Pet Pantry (i.e. food, treats, toys, bed and anything you can think of to make your pets' stay more enjoyable). They can be contacted at 231-526-7160 or visit 302 Clark Street in Harbor Springs next door to the IGA.

Call us




8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
DROPOFF between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM only. Cannot drop off after 4:00 PM.

Saturday & Sunday:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Please call for appointment.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

From our clients on Facebook...

Our dog Mason loves going to doggy day care! The staff is amazing just as the facility.

- Liz Tegland

Ruby (lab doodle puppy) loved spending the day playing while the rest of her pack skied all day. See you again in a few weeks!

-Marica Montmorency Ostrowski

Thank you for always taking such good care of our B! She loves it there! We call it doggy camp!

-Natalie Cariz Tripp

We boarded our 5-month old puppy at Paws and Claws for three days over the New Year holiday. As it was the first time "Mango" had been away from us, the family was nervous about saying good-bye, but the folks at Paws and Claws put us instantly at ease!

The facility is wonderful -- very clean and welcoming. I love the fact that they have the indoor arena so that the dogs can run and play no matter what the weather. My 10 year old daughter, missing her pup, called to check on Mango the day after we left. The person who took her call patiently answered all her questions and kindly gave a full report of what Mango had been doing and the new dog friends she had made. Mango was returned to us happy and healthy, clearly having had a wonderful time.

We can't recommend Paws and Claws highly enough! Thanks."

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Paws & Claws
4300 Five Mile Creek Road
Harbor Springs MI 49740

Call us today at (231) 526 1336!

231-526-1391 (Fax)