Durham: May Superstars

Doggie Daycare Dog of the Month: Tallulah Perno

Tallulah joined our pack in mid-January and has been a weekday regular since then. She is a wonderfully sweet and playful girl who is always the center of attention when she is here. Tallulah is one of the best wrestling partners around, and is always a big favorite of new dogs who want to play. She plays very hard the first half of the day, and is the world best snuggle partner for the afternoons. We have enjoyed getting to know and spoil this sweet adorable girl. We love you Tallulah!

Dog Boarder of the Month: Jersey Meyer

image1Jersey was picked for dog boarder of the month for her sweet disposition. This most recent visit was her second time here and she’s already a pro! Jersey LOVES to play fetch and goes crazy as soon as she sees a tennis ball. She’s always an angel and we can’t wait to see her again soon!

Cat Boarder of the Month: Sissy Poehlman

image4Sissy is a little spitfire kitty that has been with us for a few weeks. She’s a bit shy and likes her personal space but she really enjoys the view she gets from her kitty condo. She keeps the employees entertained with her antics.

Groom Star of the Month: Monte Emons

monteMonte the pomapoo visited our groomer Traci recently and got a remarkable makeover. He was a wonderful boy who enjoyed his bath and was on his best behavior for his groom. Good boy, Monte!


Raleigh: May Superstars

Doggie Daycare Dog of the Month: Midas Lawton

Midas is a rambunctious little Westie that has been with us only a short time, but he’s already made an impression. Midas loves to greet us with a “woo” whenever he sees us to show how happy he is to be here playing with his friends. Sometimes, you can catch a glimpse of his little tongue slightly sticking out of his mouth, which just makes him look cuter. Midas is always ready to play and it shows it by playing the entire day! We are excited to announce Midas as the Daycare Dog of May!

Dog Boarders of the Month: Dixie & Bama Sammis

 Bama and Dixie joined our pack back in 2010 and have been making our hearts melt ever since. This dynamic duo is always up for some fun in Daycare or some cuddles and love. When Bama is not mingling with all of his friends in Daycare, he enjoys telling us stories about his day. He is one of our best story tellers! Dixie loves to run and play with every dog in daycare, but always makes sure to stop by for some people time. We absolutely love when these two come to visit us, and are sad to learn that they will soon be moving back to Alabama. We are so excited that Mom and Dad have been bringing them by more often to make sure we all get enough time with them before they have to leave. We wish you all the best of luck as you embark on the next chapter of your life and hope you all come back to visit us whenever you are in North Carolina. We will miss you Bama, Dixie, Mom and Dad!!dixie bama duo

“Cat” Boarder of the Month: Boomer Esposito

Instead of a Cat of the Month for May, we decided to do Boomer, a black and white bunny that comes to see us often! Boomer spent this past Easter with us, which was more than appropriate, and came by again in the middle of April to spend some more time with us. This friendly and energetic little fellow has been coming to visit us for a little over a year now, and has made sure to spend both Easter Holidays with us. He loves to be pet and spend some time running around the room. He enjoys burrowing under his little house and is always sure to make us smile with his cuteness. We are excited to announce Boomer as our Pet of the Month for May!Boomer(ascat)

Employee of the Month: Joel

Joel joined our Suite Paws family in the Fall of 2013 and has quickly grown to be a major asset in our Daycare department. Most of our Daycare dogs have an extremely special bond with Joel; some have even tried to hop a fence just to go see Joel on the other side. He has a true passion for our Daycare dogs and his love for them is evident in his daily work. You may have seen some of Joel’s recent work with a GoPro in Daycare. He has carefully constructed a harness for the dogs to wear that has a GoPro attached to the top. Joel creates amazing videos from the pet’s point of view, capturing everything as they experience it in Daycare! You can check out these videos on our YouTube Page https://www.youtube.com/user/SuitePaws. When Joel is not wrestling with our pups here, he has “Starbuck”, the Aussie, and “Ollie”, the Border Collie, to romp with at home. We are so excited and proud to announce Joel as our Employee of the Month for the month of May. Congrats Joel! Keep up the awesome work!



Durham: April Superstars!

Boarding Dogs of the Month:
Honey Samford

Honey is one of the most popular girls here at Suite Paws by all of the staff. She’s very gentle, affectionate and really loves people. She spends her days in daycare, where she gets many belly rubs and kisses. She is a gentle silver haired girl who always makes us smile when we see her. Poor sweet Honey is thunder-phobic, so she gets spoiled extra when the clouds move in.

 Daycare Dog of the Month:

Emma Boney

Emma is one of the puppies currently attending our  daycare during the week. She’s energetic and sweet and always has a wonderful time when she’s here! Her best friend is Tucker, and they spend their days playing chase and wrestling. She’s wonderful at snuggling when she’s tired and she LOVES her people time once she’s gotten her energy out for the day.

Cat Boarder of the Month:

Labete Baker


Labete is a super sweet but extremely shy girl who is visiting with us. She loves getting affection from our staff. This is her first visit with us, and we look forward to getting to know her better!

Groom Star of the Month:

Moocho & Pumpkin Cardin

Moocho and Pumpkin are daycare regulars who had a special visit with Ms. Traci recently and came out looking like new dogs! She said they were perfectly well behaved and wonderful! Knowing these two as well as I do from daycare, I giggled when I saw their before and after pictures because they really do highlight their personalities. Moocho is on the left and he’s outgoing, fearless and bold! Pumpkin on the right is a little more reserved and guarded, and while she does love people – she’s not as outgoing as her brother.

Employee of the Month:

Daisy Currie

Daisy joined our crew a couple of months ago and was recently promoted to Daycare Lead since she loves her time in daycare so much. She’s a great hardworking girl who really loves spoiling the dogs in daycare. She has a laid back easy going personality that the dogs really love and she is very popular among our regular dogs who look to her as a pack leader. She’s highly valued here and we appreciate her hard work, thank you for everything you do Daisy!


Raleigh: April Superstars!

Daycare Dog of the Month: Red Hobbes

Red is a laid-back Great Dane who mostly likes to play shadow to our Daycare Manager, Cathie. She can sometimes get a little playful, but you have to keep an eye on her since it only lasts for a few minutes and it is something you do not want to miss! This truly gentle giant is a great addition to the group. Even though she is not here too often, Red is always excited to see us and we are always excited to see her too.

 Boarding Dogs of the Month:

Dre & Marley Davis

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Dre and Marley joined our Suite Paws Family back in November of this past year and have been making steady appearances since. Dre is more reserved than his sister, but there is nothing he loves more than a good belly rub, butt scratch, and a large yard to play “Doggie Detective” in. Marley enjoys interacting with her doggie friends in Doggie Daycare. She has become a regular in the group and really enjoys mingling with the others. Her best friend is Evey, one of the Daycare attendant’s dogs. When she’s not playing with Evey you can catch her mingling with the group or getting love and kisses from the daycare staff. We are so happy these two have joined our pack and look forward to each visit we get to share with them! We are excited to announce them as the Boarding Dogs of April!

Cat Boarder of the Month:

Brunson Pearce


Brunson is a white domestic shorthair who has visited us many times in the past and a few times recently. He is one of the sweetest boys around, and is always eager to get and give love and kisses. As soon as we enter the Cattery, he props up and starts telling us stories while reminding us that he would like his daily dose of cuddles. We love to hear Brunson’s stories and really enjoy when he comes to stay with us. He is one of the best cuddle bugs on this side of town! We are excited to announce Brunson as the Cat Boarder for the month of April. We can’t wait to see you again soon, Brunson!

Groom Star of the Month:

Penelope Carnevale

Penelope is a one year old Lhasa Apso that has been getting groomed with us since she was a puppy. She stays in a fluffy puppy cut year round which suits her adorable features.  Penelope stays on a monthly grooming schedule which helps to keep her in optimum condition. We encourage every pet owner of breeds requiring haircut maintenance to follow Penelope’s owners commitment.

Employee of the Month:


Ashley joined our Suite Paws family back in November of this past year and has quickly grown to thrive in the Boarding Department and the Daycare Department. Ashely’s true passion and love for animals shines when she interacts with our puppy customers. When she’s not throwing the ball or feeding our furry clients, she has a full house at home to attend to. She has Colbie, a true mutt with boxer, pit bull, and rat terrier among others in her genes, as well as Hunter, a beagle and basset hound mix. In addition to her pups, Ashely and her family enjoy spending their free time fostering kittens! At the moment, they have two 10 day old kittens at home to tend to along with many others of all different ages. We want to thank Ashely for her hard work and dedication to Suite Paws and to our fuzzy companions. Keep up the good work Ashley!


Durham: March Superstars!

Dog Daycare Dogs of the Month: Kari and Petey Whittleton

Kari and Petey have been daily visitors to our daycare program since we first opened. Kari is a super tiny yorkie, but what she lacks in size she most definitely makes up for in personality. She’s typically a wall-flower and observer in daycare, but she loves people time and seeks out cuddles frequently. She’s come out of her shell more now that it has warmed up! Her favorite thing to do is cuddle with buddy Marshall Dillon in the corner of the room and observe the puppies playing. Petey is the brindle chihuahua who runs the daycare group. In typical Chihuahua form, he doesn’t know he weighs 5 pounds. He thinks he’s the top dog and boss of the small dog group (and he is!) Petey is outgoing and spunky and loves it in daycare! We adore both of these tiny dogs very much!

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Dog Boarders of the Month:

Mia and Cooper Oliver

 Mia and Cooper joined us recently for a couple of boarding visits. Mia is a sweet quiet black Labrador mix who really loves her people time. The boarding staff here adore her perfect cuddles and gentle disposition. Cooper spends his days here in daycare where he gets to run around and flirt and be pampered by our daycare staff. Cooper is outgoing and active and has lots of fun! We love both of these sweet dogs very much and are happy they have joined our pack here!

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Cat Boarders of the Month:

Fergus and Finn Schmidt

Fergus and Finn have been a very funny duo of cats who have visited us this month. If you’ve seen two orange tabby’s talking to anyone who walks in recently, you’ve met Fergus and/or Finn! They LOVE people, and they love chatting to everyone who comes into the lobby. Both boys are super playful and energetic. The front desk girls have giggled and been entertained thoroughly by them recently.

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Groom Star of the Month:

Stan Wiggins


Stan had a wonderful visit with us recently and before he went home, he had a spa day and had a huge makeover. Traci tells me he was wonderfully behaved for his visit with the groomer, and that she enjoyed his visit with her. We think he had a wonderful transformation and looks like a very dapper gentleman!

 stan before and after

Employee of the Month:

Serafina Reese

Serafina has been with us since we first opened in December. If you’ve called, emailed or come in for any reason – you have probably met this cheerful and friendly lady. Serafina is a hard worker who is dependable and positive. We are so happy and appreciative to have her as a part of our Suite Paws team!


Raleigh: March Superstars!

Doggie Daycare Dog of the Month: Blu Fike

Blu is a sweet one year old Pit Bull who is always on the go. While he loves to stay active, he has lately been getting a little spoiled with being picked up and held. He also has a few endearing personality quirks; the way he drinks water from the water bottle is sure to make anyone laugh. Blu always tries his best to be a good boy and has quickly made a place in all of our hearts.


Dog Boarders of the Month:

Chobee, Ramsay and Shad Merrell

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This fantastic trio joined our family back in August of this past year. They have made steady appearances ever since and are always a joy to have. Ramsay, the black and tan Lakeland Terrier, is more rambunctious than his siblings and is fascinated with anything tennis ball. He would run to the ends of the earth to catch it. Chobee, the red Lakeland Terrier, is a mature gal and really enjoys relaxing, sunbathing and tummy rubs. She usually has a story or two to tell while she is staying with us and we love hearing about it. Shad, the Spinone Italiano, is a very easy going guy. He just goes with the flow but if you give him a nylabone, that’s it, he will remain occupied for hours on end. We love that the Merrel’s have joined our pack and are excited to announce them as the dog boarders of the month!

Cat Boarders of the Month:

Sookie and Kirby Richards

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Sookie and Kirby have been a part of the Suite Paws family since December of 2013. These gorgeous ladies are two peas in a pod and we are constantly fawning over how cute it is when they cuddle up together. Sookie, the black shorthair, is more reserved and enjoys relaxing on her own time in her condo. Kirby, the tortoise-shell longhair, is more outgoing and enjoys some attention from people whenever we’re in the room. These two are sure to make us smile each time they come to visit. We are so happy to announce them as our cat boarders of the month!

Groom Star of the Month:

Prissy Goff


Prissy Goff is a boarding client of ours that also gets groomed with her stay. She is styling a “lion cut” with the “lion tail”. Mom prefers her mane to be tighter and more round than our typical lion cut, and it suits Ms. Prissy well. Her cute personality comes out in that smile.

Employee of the Month:

Larissa Simmons

Larissa joined our Suite Paws Team back in August of 2014 and has continued to thrive ever since. There is no task she leaves undone and she is sure to greet every single doggie and customer upon entering the lobby. She makes it a point to get to know each individual dog and has been known to sneak back into the accommodations to steal some hugs and kisses from the pets. When she is not taking care of our four-legged companions at work, she has a full house of them at home. Currently, she has Lena, a red Dachshund, a blue Pit named Jewels, and three of Jewels’ new puppies! We are thrilled to announce Larissa as the Employee of the Month for March for all of her hard work and dedication to her job. Keep up the good work Larissa, we’re all very proud of you!


Durham: February Superstars!

Doggie Daycare Dog of the Month: Cooper Bergman

Cooper has been a daycare attendee since we first opened. He is a sweet gentle soul and truly loves his time exploring in daycare. He is a bit shy with new people, but he LOVES other dogs. It’s taken a few weeks of trust building, but being able to give him love and scratch his ears is the highlight of my day when he’s here! His best friends are Benjamin and Willie!


Dog Boarder of the Month: George Hayman

If ever there was a dog that did a complete 180 in personality, it was this little man. George boarded with us, and was shy and scared and unsure of his surroundings, but he slowly warmed up to us and is incredibly affectionate and fun now. He loves spending his day in daycare, and looks for any and all affection he can get. He’s outgoing and spunky and every staff member smiles when they see him. And then when they think back to his first couple days here hiding in his crate, they are amazed at how far he has come. We love you little George, and we are so proud of you!


Cat Boarder of the Month: Itty Bitty Kitty Greenfield


Itty Bitty is a shy girl who has spent much of her time with us exploring the cattery. She loves the attention she gets from the staff and is very chatty when we visit and like all kitties, she loves a good chin rub! She’s a little mischievous since she likes to seek out any dark hidden areas in the cattery and play hide and seek in them!

Groom Star of the Month: Huck Eberdt

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Huck is a cockapoo puppy who had his first ever groom recently. Traci, our groomer said “Huck was perfect, he was calm and relaxed and wonderful. I can’t believe it was his first trip to the groomer. He couldn’t have been any better!”


Employee of the Month: Sasha Toker


Sasha joins us in the Suite Paws family as one of our Kennel and Daycare Leads. She’s new to the area, and has been a wonderful addition to our staff here. She’s a very hard worker and dependable and she has a true love for all animals. We appreciate her hard work and are so happy to have her on our staff here. She has two kitties at home named Finley and Persia.


Raleigh: February Superstars!

Doggie Daycare Dog of the Month: Lulu Sear

LuLu is a very playful Doodle who’s been with us since her puppy days. She loves to spend her afternoons here with all of her friends, and has even more fun on full days. We get such joy when she comes over for people time, but usually she’s too busy playing. We are excited to have LuLu as our Valentine this year and happy to have her join our Suite Paws family!

Dog Boarder of the Month: Piper Colgate


Piper joined our Suite Paws family back in January of 2012 and she has been a joy to look after ever since. She quickly became a fan favorite with her too-cute looks and adorable loving attitude. She never turns down a good belly rub and will always reward you with kisses afterwards. Piper is moving and this past January was her last visit here with us. We surely will miss our Piper but we wish her and Mom the best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. Good Luck Piper, we will miss you!

Boarding Cat of the Month: Cuddle Degle

Cuddles joined the Suite Paws family back in 2011 and has been making appearances ever since. This snuggle-bug lives up to her name and is constantly offering cuddles and love. She is also full of stories and never hesitates to tell us all about her day. We really enjoy when Cuddles stays with us, who could turn down a free hug anyway?? We are happy to have Cuddles as part of our family and we look forward to her future visits with us.


Groom Star of the Month: Tessy Marshall


Tessy Marshall is an 11 year old Shih tzu mix that is a regular grooming client here at Suite Paws. Her parents prefer the “clean feet” and “clean face” look to help keep those areas from getting messy. This is normally for poodles, but Ms. Tessy is proof that we can think outside the box with what kind of hair cut we can give them.

Employee of the Month:Megan Mcloughlin

Megan has been a part of the Suite Paws family since 2012 and in October 2014 moved into her position as the Kennel Manager. She has dedicated her heart to making sure all of our furry guests have a vacation to remember here at Suite Paws. From feeding, to potty breaks, to cuddling and snapping photos, Megan makes sure the kennel runs smoothly each day while still making enough time to personally get to know each individual dog. When she is not caring for our four-legged guests, she has 2 four-legged pups of her own to tend to, Pistol the Chiweenie and Gunner Morgan the Boxador. We are excited to recognize Megan this month as our Employee of the Month for all of her passion and dedication to the kennel, keep up the good work Megan!