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Whether it’s for a weeklong stay or daily care, Paws on Pearl can provide your best friend fun interaction with other dogs, along with caring staff members who will pamper your pet.

Article
Lindsay Morris
Photos
Marc Rains
Posted
April 28, 2019

Daycare for kids is a lifesaver to many working moms and dads, but what about when your kids are your dogs? Are your dogs just supposed to sit at home all day cooped up in a house while you earn the Benjamins? And what if you go out of town? Your friends are tired of you begging them to watch your dogs while you go to the lake.

Just accept it. It’s time to call doggy daycare.

That’s where Paws on Pearl comes in. It’s pretty much doggy heaven on earth — a dog daycare, boarding, grooming, and supplies facility. Paws on Pearl offers a unique, cage-free environment where dogs can socialize with each other throughout the day, under supervision, much like a dog park.

Toby and Joy Toburen opened Paws on Pearls in March 2016. After working in the dog daycare and boarding business for a decade in Washington, D.C., Toby felt like he was ready to launch a dog care business of his own.

Paws on Pearl offers a unique, cage-free environment where dogs can socialize with each other throughout the day, under supervision, much like a dog park. (Photo: Marc Rains)
Paws on Pearl offers a unique, cage-free environment where dogs can socialize with each other throughout the day, under supervision, much like a dog park. (Photo: Marc Rains)

“I felt like I’d gotten my doggy daycare master’s degree,” Toby says.

Toby is originally from Tulsa, and Joy is from Washington, D.C. They started talking about simplifying their hectic lives — they’re working professionals with two kids — by moving to Tulsa.

“We looked at locations and saw that the Pearl was up and coming,” Toby says.

Since the business’s opening, growth has been gradual, and three years in, they are seeing about 60 to 70 dogs each day, with many regulars. Toby says it’s fun to see the dogs who know each other greet one another.

“It’s like kids at daycare seeing their friends at the playground,” he says.

For professionals who work downtown and have an energetic puppy, Paws on Pearls is a perfect option. It’s close to downtown, and the pups get to run around in a fun, cage-free environment. Instead of pet owners going home to a dog that has been cooped up for 10 hours, they pick up a happy, worn out pup.

Paws on Pearl is dedicated to providing top quality care for dogs in a happy, healthy environment where dogs and dog owners will be given personal attention at all times.
Paws on Pearl is dedicated to providing top quality care for dogs in a happy, healthy environment where dogs and dog owners will be given personal attention at all times.

“If the dogs have been playing all day, they go home exhausted. And the owners are happy,” Toby says.

Essentially, through the affection, attention, playtime, and interaction with peers that Paws on Pearl provides, owners are gaining peace of mind and losing stress.

If your dog is boarded overnight, you can rest assured that your furry friend will still receive attention if needed at 2 a.m., since a staff member is on site 24/7.

Since the facility is cage-free, Paws on Pearl is careful to separate the dogs accordingly, and there are different rooms for older, small, medium and large dogs. While there is not currently an outdoor area, planning for such a space is in the works, Toby says.

While the dogs are chillin’ in their respective rooms, they can enjoy their favorite cartoon. That’s right … each room has a television, in case your dog is accustomed to watching Netflix throughout the day.

“These dogs are living the doggy dream,” Toby says.

Aside from boarding and doggy daycare, you can also get your dog groomed and pick up all kinds of dog products at Paws on Pearl. Paws on Pearl is dedicated to providing top quality care for dogs in a happy, healthy environment where dogs and dog owners will be given personal attention at all times.

You’ll find high quality, healthy, locally-sourced and socially-conscious products there. They even have a chew and treat bar that will leave your dog begging for more.

Anytime you walk along Brookside or Cherry Street, it’s clear that Tulsa is going to the dogs. You can find dogs dining with their owners on outdoor patios and even inside local bars and breweries. With this ever-growing population of dogs, it’s a good thing there’s a place like Paws on Pearls we can rely on to care for our treasured furry family members.

The prices for all services are listed on their website. They offer multi-dog discounts, and boarding space is guaranteed with the purchase of a five-day or more extended package.

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Paws on Pearls is just doggone fun. If you’re lucky, your dog might even end up being featured as a dog of the month on their website.

LOCATOR
Paws on Pearl
609 S. Peoria Ave. | Tulsa
918-508-7362
pawsonpearl.com
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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