Gateway Paw House - Pet Grooming and Dog Day Care in St Petersburg FL 33702


Full service Pet Grooming and Doggy Daycare


Monday thru Friday
Dog Day Care : 7:00am – 7:00pm
Pet Grooming : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed


Gateway Paw House

8100 4th Street North
St Petersburg FL 33702


Phone: (727) 667 – PAWS (7297)


Gateway Paw House | St Petersburg FL 33702

At Gateway Paw House, we treat your pet as if it were our own family member. Our main focus is the happiness and safety of your beloved pet. Looking for a pet grooming salon or dog day care, then our roomy, bright, spotless and fun grooming salon and doggy daycare center is the place to be.

Why Choose Gateway Paw House for Pet Grooming and Dog Day Care?

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1. Before your pet gets groomed, we will take the time for a detailed and complete evaluation. At Gateway Paw House, we only want the want the best for your pet.

2. We pride ourselves that our entire staff are the best at handling your pet in a gentle and confident manner. We are also very experienced pet groomers and will deliver the best results for your pet. We always want your pet to look and feel fabulous.

3. We not only have an indoor facility but also a 1300 square foot outdoor area with artificial grass, Forever Lawn K9 Grass, specifically design for a dog daycare center. Your pet gets the the best of both worlds.

Outside Area Doggy Daycare - Gateway Paw House - St Petersburg FL

Our 1300 sq foot Outside Play Area

5. We do not want our dog day care area to be overcrowded. We will work to always be a personal grooming and daycare dog center, thus being able to provide personal attention to your pet.

6. We want Gateway Paw House to be FUN and provide personal ATTENTION for all of our four legged guests. We do not want to be just a place to board your pet. We want to be an interactive dog day care center, a place where your pet can get both social and mental enrichment. With our care and love, plus our stimulating interactive activities created for each pet, we will provide a complete social and mental enrichment environment for your pet.


Our desired mission is to establish the highest standards in pet day care and pet grooming services possible. We also are dedicated to making our services convenient, accessible for all and affordable. We know that pets are a very important part of your family. Thus, their care and well being is extremely important to us at Gateway Paw House.

Important Information and Policies – Must Read

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Hours – We are open Monday thru Friday for Doggy Day Care from 7:00am until 7:00pm. Pet Grooming services are from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Even though we are open until 7:00pm, because of our doggy day care responsibilities, we can not work beyond 5:00pm for our pet grooming services. Our Saturday hours are from 8:00am until 4:00pm and we are closed on Sunday.

Age – Pets must be at least 12 weeks of age

Personality – Pet must be friendly and non-aggressive when interacting with people or other animals.

Wellness – All dogs must be generally healthy and have had no communicable infection within the last 45 days or been exposed to any potential communicable disease that you know of.

Spaying and Neutering – Since sexually intact pets can create some problems, pets that are 6 months of age or older, need to be spayed or neutered.

Pet Application – A Gateway Paw House application needs to be completed and submitted before we can accept a pet.

Pet Vaccinations – Both for grooming services and doggy day care, all pets must be current on the following vaccinations – Distemper, Parvovirus, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Rabies. Proof of vaccinations can be provided by veterinary hospital receipt, a copy of pet’s medical records, a health certificate or a confirmation call to a veterinarian’s office.

Fleas and Ticks – All pets should be on a preventative flea and tick product. If your pet comes in with either fleas or ticks, your pet will need to be bathed and a bathing charge will be applied.

Control of Your Pet – All pets need to be on a leash or placed in a pet carrier when coming in and leaving. Also, please do not use any prong or choke collars. If using a retractable leash, please limit the length to no longer than 10 feet.

Another Person Picking Up – If you are having someone else pick up your pet, please let us know and give us the needed details or we will not be able to release your pet.

Meals – Some pet may need a meal sometime during the day. Please let us know and bring the food and tells us of any specific feeding instructions. We do provide fresh water at all times and also provide a snack for our guests!

Toys – Since we have plenty of toys, you will not need to bring any yourself.

Eliminations – If your pet should eliminate outside, please let us know. We will take care of it.


We need to be sure that a pet is comfortable and feels safe in a community play environment. It is unfortunate that not every dog will be able to interact and be part of the Gateway Paw House community and will have to be turned down. The usual reasons for having to decline admittance for Dog Day Care are:


 1. Any aggression toward other humans, especially the staff.

2. Any aggression toward other dogs.

3. Any excessive “bullying” or mounting of other dogs.

4. Any fear anxiety which causes the dog to feel unsafe or inhibits the ability to relax in our Gateway Paw House community.

For the safety and well being of our staff, clients and patrons, we maintain the right to deny admittance to any pet that we feel could potentially be a detriment to the Gateway Paw House community or the environment is not suited for a dog, for any reason.

For any dog that may have significant behavioral challenges, we will be happy to refer the pet to a qualified trainer.

At Our Doggy Day Care Center, we will provide special care to ensure that your pet has all the comforts of home, while staying with us during the day. Contact us for more information at (727) 667 – PAWS (7297)


Our pet bathing and grooming services are performed by our caring staff. We prefer an appointment, but walk ins are always welcome. To be safe for all of our guests, we need all of our guests to be current on their vaccinations.

Is grooming necessary for your pet and what is the advantage of it?

Grooming your pet on a regular basis provides additional health benefits.

At “Gateway Paw House”, we focus on taking care of all of yours grooming needs. We pamper our clients pets. With are experienced staff and professional grooming services, we will keep your pet  looking its best.

With over 30 years of experience, we have cared for many pets. We can accommodate all sizes, breeds, ages, special needs and personalities.

Why choose “Gateway Paw House“ to groom your pet?

Gateway Paw House“ provides a easy going grooming experience for your pet. With our gentle, caring, highly experienced and professional staff, we are tentative toward the your pet’s welfare from when you drop off your pet until going home. In addition to our dedicated and outstanding service, we continue to strive to provide affordable fees for all pet owners.

Do you have any questions? Please call us at (727) 667-PAWS. We would be glad to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Dog Daycare – Gateway Paw House

Why a doggy daycare center?

One of the best reasons for taking your pet to a dog day care center would be to allow your pet to exercise and learn to socialize with other animals. Many dog behavioral problems can be the result of stress, boredom and solitude. Too many dogs left home alone experience “separation anxiety” or demonstrate undesirable behavior such as chewing, house training mishaps, excessive barking and other harmful behaviors. These types of behavior occur when a pet dog does not get adequate socialization and exercise. Puppies, especially and adult dogs need and desire interaction and companionship. You need to remember that dogs are pack animals that need and actually get pleasure when interacting with other dogs.

When you need to be gone or working, you will know that your pet will be playing and receiving the attention he or she needs and desires. This is better than chewing up or destroying your furniture, shoes or other possessions. Even leaving your dog at home with a pet sitter is not as stimulating as spending the day playing, having fun, exercising, getting personal attention and interacting with other dogs and people?

Gateway Paw House dog daycare is a great solution. When you leave your dog or puppy with us, your pet is going to be exposed  to socializing with other dogs, have meaningful interaction with our staff and will be burning off energy with mental enrichment games and personal attention. At the end of the day, you will be picking up better socialized and easy going dog.

Our dog or puppy day care is just like being at home. We have a lot of indoor and outdoor space for your pets to play in or just curl up and relax, while you need to be away or working. Dogs definitely rule at Gateway Paw House!
Caring, Friendly and Professional Groomers | Affordable Fees | We Don’t Use Sedatives | Provide Free Consultation & Grooming Advice | We are Experienced with a Wide Range of Breeds, Sizes, Special Needs Pets and Different Personalities!



Contact us today at (727) 667 – PAWS (7297) to learn more about our pet grooming salon, or to schedule a pet grooming appointment.

Our Grooming Services includes:

Grooming – Full Clips/Custom Cuts
Bathing – routine and medicated
Full brush out
Nail Trims
Coat Conditioning
Anal Sac (Gland) Expression
Ear cleaning

Remember, you can take advantage of your pet’s visit by taking care of their other needs, including:

Wellness checks
Veterinary consultation, if needed

Grooming is limited to dogs only, but any size or breed. Also we cater to dogs which may have some behavioral challenges.




Gateway Paw House Agreement

Please fill out the Agreement Form and bring it with you – CLICK HERE.

The form is in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD.


Doggy Daycare Application

Before we can accept any dog for day care, everyone will need to fill out the application form – CLICK HERE – and bring it to Gateway Paw House, before we can accept any dog for doggy daycare.

The form is in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD.


Grooming Application

Before we can accept any dog for grooming, everyone will need to fill out the application form – CLICK HERE – and bring it to Gateway Paw House.

The form is in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD.


Medical Release

First and foremost, the safety and well – being of your pet(s) is of the highest importance. This is a required form for all Gateway Paw House participants receiving services. – CLICK HERE.

The form is in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD.


Friendly Professional Groomers, Low Rates, We Never Use Sedatives, Free Consultation & Grooming Advice, Experienced With A Wide Range Of Breeds / Sizes

Contact us today at (727) 667 – PAWS (7297) to learn more about our grooming salon, or to schedule a service.

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