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Aloha, my name is Richard Paiz and the owner of Barks and Purrs Pet Daycare and More.. Since I was a boy I have been surrounded by dogs, cats, reptiles, fish and the list goes on. My dream job was a veterinarian, but being raised by a single mom and many siblings, I decided to take a short tour in the Navy. My short tour ended 26 years later and when I retired, I pursued my dream in 2009 and attended Veterinary Technician School in Renton, WA. My wife and I moved back to the island in 2012 and there I worked for an amazing surgeon, Dr. Patrick Leadbeater. After 6 years, I decided to follow my dreams and created, Barks and Purrs Pet Daycare and More..

Why a doggie daycare? I enjoy my furry friends and just like watching them play all day. Knowing people trust me and my staff to socialize and care for their pets for hours is a blessing. Training puppies to adapt to apartment living, working with dogs that never associated with other canine friends and watching over our geriatric pets and allowing them to safely venture about is what I enjoy doing, day to day. Pets are family members, our furry children keep us happy and love us unconditionally.

Please contact us and lets make a date to visit our amazing facility. I tend to keep our daily furry family to less than 30 pets per day. An overcrowded facility can be overwhelming to pets. We want to make sure every pet in our care is played with, cuddled and especially has our full attention. I want to ensure you that your forever friend is in the hands of a pet lover and caregiver.

Barks and Purrs Pet news and what we provide

4th of July


Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with barbeques and day at the beach, no July holiday celebration would be complete without enjoying the fireworks that celebrate the birth of our nation.

Perhaps you are considering staying at home and planning a get-together with friends and family. Or, you may want to go check out your local professional fireworks display. While planning your celebration, take a moment to consider your pets.

Unlike people, pets don’t associate the noise, flashes, and burning smell of pyrotechnics with celebrations. Pets are terrified of fireworks, and often panic at the loud  bangs they produce.

Because of this, the American Humane Association reports that July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. Proactive Animal Welfare, Inc. (PAW) stated that animal shelters the day after Fourth of July are “inundated with pets that panicked at the noise of firecrackers and fled into the night, winding up lost, injured or killed.”

Boarding during firework celebration


If you plan on boarding your pet(s) during the 4th of July celebration and you know that your furry loved one is frightened of loud explosions, please ensure that you speak with your veterinarian.

Your veterinarian can provide you with a mild sedative to relax your pet(s).

Watching your pet run back and forth while fireworks are blasting away is not amusing.  We see our pets doing this and think, wow, she just loves 4th of July.

The noise and unpredictability of fireworks leads many dogs to perceive them as a threat. This triggers their fight-or-flight response. Your dog may bark at the noises or try to run away and hide.

New Brother or Sister


Having a bit(e) of a problem with a new brother or sister. Most adopted dogs tend to be shy and the alpha of the house is not too fond of a new face.   I can assist on working with them one on one and then slowly introduce them together with the pack.  

Post surgical nursing, we can keep them immobilized and provide therapy and love


Planned a vacation and your pet had an unexpected limb surgery.  We will watch over your pet and provide the proper care and therapy needed to accelerate the healing process.  Being a pet nurse and working side by side a well known orthopedic doctor who has trained me well on providing proper physical therapy on such matters. Enjoy your vacation or overseas business plans, and let me care for your pet.  Nursing for pets 40 pounds or under.  Call us and we will inform you what is required before boarding your pet.  

Cats and Kittens


Yes, Barks and "Purrs" has room for our feline friends.  They are separated from our canines and have a room all to themselves.  They can climb, jump and play all day.                                                      

If your cat has been through a orthopedic surgery and you planned on leaving the island, we can care for them while your away.  We specialize on accelerated healing and provide proper physical therapy on your loved one.

Please ensure that your feline is not fractious, if so, it would be wise to keep them in a hospital setting where they can keep them calmer.  All others will be placed in separate kennels or our cat suite if you have two or more.  Our kenneled cats will have access to our play room with a staff member.

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Driving directions:

Directly across Goodyear, enter at the driveway for Salz Lock and Key, immediately turn right into adjacent parking structure. Barks and Purrs is located through the fence and upstairs.  Kahala Pet Hospital is directly below us.

Barks and Purrs Pet Daycare and More

3020 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, United States

Working hours:808-376-0680 7am-6pm After working hours: 6pm 808-281-1888

Barks and Purrs Hours

Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Sunday:  Closed 

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