Celebrating 20 Years of Very Important Paws!
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Blog Very Important Paws 20th Anniversary

Celebrating two decades of love and care, Very Important Paws proudly stands as West Palm Beach’s leading pet hotel and daycare. Since 2004, we’ve treated every dog like our own, offering a safe and loving environment that gives owners peace of mind.

Our resort-style haven, open all year, provides every ‘pup guest’ with the amenities of a 5-star retreat. Welcome to a place where dogs are always VIPs, and every stay is filled with joy. Thank you for twenty wonderful years—and here’s to many more with our beloved VIPs!

Let’s delve into the exceptional features of our facility and the services we proudly offer:

Our Dog Hotel

Very Important Paws offers the ideal solution when you plan a trip and cannot take your dog along. Our doggy hotel encompasses dog training, pet care, and animal behavioral science. We combine the best practices and industry knowledge to ensure dogs exercise to remain healthy and have fun.

Our close bond with your dog helps them be well-rounded, happy, and healthy in a safe and loving environment. Complete dog care enrichment and nurturing provide for dogs’ well-being and health.


When we discovered the benefits for dogs and owners, we steered toward owning a premium doggie daycare. The advantages range from boosting a dog’s socialization skills to getting action-packed exercise. Doggie daycare gives dogs a safe place to socialize for behavioral development.

Mental stimulation and regular physical activity are part of the daily routine. A daycare environment helps reduce separation anxiety. Dogs stay calm and balanced in a structured daycare routine.

Choosing Very Important Paws offers more personal freedom and peace of mind. Advantages include:

  • Safe socializing opportunities
  • Physical exercise and stimulation
  • Reduction of separation anxiety
  • Routine maintenance

Based on our 20 years of experience, we understand how important it is to choose the right daycare for your dog. We take staff-to-dog ratio, cleanliness, and safety measures into consideration. Dogs are secure and well-supervised within the premises.

We conduct temperament tests to assess a dog’s behavior and compatibility with other dogs. Our playtime protocols and enrichment activities are structured to cater to different energy levels and breeds. Your dog will have an engaging and fulfilling experience.

Dog Pool and Play Patio

We have a new Pool and Play Patio and offer pool and aqua exercise programs. We offer aqua therapy, fitness, and fun. Dogs experience amenities and a resort-style vacation like their owners enjoy.

Dog Day Camp

Our VIP dog day camp program has your dog enjoying five hours of swimming, group game sessions, physical activity, and fun. Mentally stimulating activities that exercise a dog’s body and mind are incorporated.

Your dog will love running around on the K-9 grass patio and splashing in the in-ground, bone-shaped pool. Dogs of similar temperament and size make up a unique playgroup. Each dog receives a daily report of play buddy and camp details. We also provide snacks, such as VIP cookies and dog-friendly ice cream.

Birthday Parties

Four-legged friends deserve a birthday party. VIP takes care of everything from a dog-friendly cake to the music. Choose a theme, and we provide decorations. There are ‘guests’ to celebrate with your dog at the party. Our staff creates a guest list based on the dog’s favorite playmates. There are three birthday packages from which to choose.


Marc Street has trained and rehabilitated dogs for more than 20 years. His specialty is working with difficult dogs that others find hard to handle. Pet owners know they should train their dogs. Knowing where to start can be challenging, especially for first-time pet owners.

There are many benefits of having a dog professionally trained. Dogs that are not well-trained go to the bathroom, jump, and chew in inappropriate areas—training is about more than teaching a dog to mind their manners.

It provides pets with mental stimulation. Training programs help build a lifelong bond between the owner and pet and keep dogs safe in public. A new puppy is not the only one to benefit from regular training. The benefits include:

  • Teaching a dog to behave
  • Keeps dogs safe
  • Gives dogs confidence
  • Builds a bond between your dog and you
  • Offers mental stimulation
  • Teaches dogs to socialize
  • Makes chores easier
  • Keeps your home and family safe
  • Is fun
  • Positively impacts the life of the owner
  • Acquire new knowledge from the trainer
  • Provides consistency

Marc has the knowledge, skills, and experience to teach a dog key lessons. He teaches search and rescue dogs, service dogs, canine actors, and therapy dogs.


Grooming - Very Important Paws

Dog owners want their dogs well groomed with regular baths, ear cleaning, and nail trimming. Sometimes, they do not have the means, vehicle, or time to take the dog to a dog care center. Very Important Paws can help. Our primary goal is to keep your dog clean and healthy. Our list of services includes

  • Bathing and grooming
  • Ear cleaning
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Nail trimming
  • Additional services

All dogs require routine care, but not every dog needs a full or partial haircut. We offer a selection of packages based on the requirements and needs of your dog.

Special Events

Each month, VIP offers a full calendar of fun activities and events for dogs. Recent and upcoming events include:

  • Musical Mutts
  • Bubbles Galore
  • Musical Hearts
  • Valentine’s Pooch Hunt
  • Jumping for Hearts
  • V-Day Paw Prints with Poems
  • Story Time with Heart Cookies


VIP offers an extensive selection of items for sale in the Boutique, including varieties of dry and wet dog food. There are unique recipes for small breeds and adult dogs. Recipes for dogs with reduced activity or needing weight management are also available.

Two flavors of pill pockets turn taking medicine into a treat for your dog. The savory pouches conceal the taste and smell of most pills. They make it easier for your dog to get the treatment needed to feel better.

Veterinarians designed the all-natural treats. They are available in tablet and capsule-compatible sizes. The pill pockets are made with peanut butter or chicken for a high-quality protein dogs need in a flavor they crave.


Choosing the right daycare for your dog is crucial to ensure they receive the best care possible. Visit our facility to see how we align our services to your dog’s needs. The benefits truly outweigh the cost.

At Very Important Paws, your pups aren’t just looked after; we provide mental stimulation, exercise, and socialization that will guarantee a fulfilling and happy experience for them. Our trusted establishment not only enriches your dog’s life but also grants you tranquility knowing they’re in good hands. With a commitment to excellence, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch service for generations to come. Come see why we’re the paw-fect choice for your beloved dog.


What are the benefits of a doggie daycare?

Doggie daycare offers advantages like allowing a dog to socialize with other dogs, access to grooming services, and keeping a dog engaged and active.

Is it expensive to send a dog to a daycare facility every week?

Some people worry about the cost. An investment in daycare is worth the price because of the benefits for your dog, which include socialization with other dogs and humans, exercise, and care when you are away.

How do I decide on the best daycare for my dog?

To choose a suitable facility for your dog, visit the daycare, look into its offers, and assess how they treat your dog.

Contact Very Important Paws today in Palm Beach for all your dog boarding, hotel, daycare, grooming, and training needs.

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You will receive a confirmation call in the next 24 hours. If you are a new client, you will be asked to email or fax proof your dog(s) vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, Parvo & Bordatella. In addition, you will receive our new client registration package via HelloSign. We look forward to welcoming you and your dog(s) to the VIP family.

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Your Information

Your Pet's Information

Thank You!

You will receive a confirmation call in the next 24 hours. If you are a new client, you will be asked to email or fax proof your dog(s) vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, Parvo & Bordatella. In addition, you will receive our new client registration package via HelloSign. We look forward to welcoming you and your dog(s) to the VIP family.