Soccer Dog

A Luxury Full-Service Pet Resort – Designed by Dog Lovers

Since it opened in 2003, The Grand Paw has been voted Coachella Valley’s #1 Pet Resort by readers of the Desert Sun and Palm Springs Life. Located on 2½ acres in a pastoral community bordering La Quinta and Indio, The Grand Paw Resort & Spa offers tropical play yards, climate controlled indoor playrooms, a full-sized swimming pool, and a wide range of superb quality pet services, including:

  • Luxury Boarding Services
  • Doggie Day Camp Services
  • Professional Training Services
  • Expert Grooming and Bathing Services
  • An upscale Boutique with trendy fashions and the newest pet products

For pet parents who just need day care for their canine companions, our Palm Springs Day Care also offers Doggie Daycamp in an indoor climate-controlled play space, with supervised Social Clubs organized by dogs’ size and temperament.

The Grand Paw Difference

The Grand Paw staff are not just fully trained pet caregivers – they’re animal lovers too.

  • Fully supervised small dog and big dog play groups optimize safety and your dog’s social play experience.
  • A full range of resort staff are onsite 7 days a week, and resident caretakers are there throughout the night.
  • All resort staff are certified in animal health and safety and positive reward techniques.
  • The Grand Paw is committed to the industry’s dog safety pledge.

Some Other Things You Need to Know…

The Grand Paw General Pet Acceptance Criteria

All pets must be in generally good health. Dog owners must provide written proof that their pets have current rabies, DHPP and bordatella vaccinations. For cats, The Grand Paw requires written proof of rabies, FVRCP and FELV vaccination. The Grand Paw does not accept aggressive dogs or cats, wolf-hybrids, dogs who have participated in Schutzhund or similarly trained bite work, or female dogs or cats in season.

The Grand Paw Social Play Criteria

To participate in our social play groups, whether for boarding or day camp, all dogs must meet The Grand Paw’s acceptance criteria above as well as pass a temperament test to ensure their suitability for play with a group of friendly dogs. All dogs over one year of age must also be neutered or spayed to participate in social play groups.

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Meet the Owners

In 2003, William and Jennifer Hamilton embarked on a journey to create a one-of-a-kind pet experience they believed their own dogs would absolutely love. Combining their extensive experience in business with their lifelong love of animals, they were able to create an award-winning pet resort as well as make the Coachella Valley their forever home. Over the past 13 years, William and Jennifer have been involved in every aspect of creating and operating their world-class facility. With the goal of delighting their customers and a total commitment to pet health and safety, they love seeing their four- legged friends scratching on the front door waiting to come in! Currently, William and Jennifer have two dogs of their own who play nearly every day at The Grand Paw: a Doberman Pinscher named Precious and a Boxer named Buster—both adopted from the Humane Society of the Desert.
Photo by Lauren Hamilton