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Your Furry Friend's Home Away from Home

Reserve your pet's play date today!

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

Raw Diet for Dogs

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What is a raw diet for dogs?

Simply put, a raw diet for dogs is a way of feeding that includes meals composed primarily of raw meat. Developed by Dr. Ian Billinghurst, the BARF diet, which stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones And Raw Food, is one of the most popular raw feeding models today. Foods commonly found in a raw diet for dogs are raw meat and raw meaty bones (RMBs), organ meat, eggs, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Typically, a healthy adult dog eats between 2 and 4 percent of its body weight per day.



Pros and cons of feeding a raw diet

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Many pet owners who feed raw say their pet’s health has improved — and in some cases, visibly. Putting your dog on a raw diet can lead to some prettying fascinating results such as increased energy, a shinier coat, smaller more compact stools that don’t smell, better digestive function, brighter eyes, an improvement in skin conditions and more. But be aware that feeding raw is not the right choice for everyone. It’s a commitment that can be costly, time-consuming if prepared at home and could result in sick pooch if you’re not providing adequate nutrition.

New Brother or Sister

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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

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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

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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.

Tell a friend

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Tell a friend about us and receive a 10% discount on your total bill.                        

Contact Us

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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