We are excited and proud to be in our 15th year in business. At Paw Play, we are dedicated to providing a safe and loving experience for your pets, while also providing top-notch customer service. Whether spending the day monitoring play sessions in our daycare center, providing the utmost in comfort and security with our in home pet sitting services or taking advantage of our award winning grooming salon; you can rest assured that your pets will receive the very best of care.
Why choose us?
- In business for over 15 years
- Over 25 years of experience caring for all types of pets
- All staff are certified in Pet First Aid
- We do not discriminate! All breeds are welcome
- Fully certified grooming salon
- Experienced and trusted pet sitters
- Pet taxi available to just about anywhere
About the Owners:
Jennifer Porter & Mike Murphy:
Jenn graduated from Western CT State University with a BS in Marketing and had a successful career in corporate America until she decided to pursue her true calling- her love of animals. Jenn began her journey by volunteering at Protectors of Animals as well as the CT Humane Society, caring for animals while they waited to find their forever homes. From there, she moved on to become a Daycare Worker at Paw Play, and eventually assumed full ownership of the company.
Mike graduated with a BA in English from Central CT State University and has been caring for pets for more than 20 years. He started his career as an adoption counselor at the CT Humane Society. Mike eventually went on to serve as the District Manager for the Humane Society, and later assumed the role of Director of Operations for Humane Strategies Inc., where he oversaw the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ Program. During his time there, the program successfully transported more than 50,000 dogs from overpopulated, high risk shelters to facilities which could easily find them adoptive homes.
Mike also worked as a liaison to animal shelters throughout the east coast as an employee of Pet Health, Inc and worked as a Pet Relocation Counselor for Worldwide Pet Care. Throughout his career, he has gained valuable experience in the care and transport of pets, shelter management, and behavioral science.
Jenn and Mike now share their life, and their love of animals together. They became engaged in 2015 and live with their dog, Gretta; a 15 year old terrier mix.