About Us

Paws Pet Resorts opened in 2005 with a simple idea – create a really fun, safe, clean environment for dogs. Our commitment to you is that your dog will be treated like family at Paws. Our staff is a committed group of dog lovers with extensive training in dog behavior. We believe that most dogs crave and need socialization with other dogs, so we offer play groups for both our daycare and boarding guests. For those dogs that prefer only human interaction, we have private play activities designed with their needs in mind. Either way it’s tons of fun!

As a family owned business, our profits are invested back into the facility, our employees, and the community. We have rescued and re-homed more than 400 dogs over the last 15 years. We donate to and support several local dog rescue groups and other charitable organizations.

Call us to discuss the individual needs of your dog or better yet, stop by and take a tour of our facilities.

We hope your best friend will Stay N Play at Paws!

Chris Pernick - Chief Animal Lover

Team of Dog Lovers

Our dedicated team members have the years of professional experience and dog behavior skills to give you peace of mind.

Sam Dobson
Operations Manager
Since 2006

Matt Whitesell
Manager Lake Forest
Since 2007

Jessie Osirio
Manager San Clemente
Since 2010

Allison Goward
Assistant Manager Lake Forest
Since 2017

Seth Wenzel
Head Dog Trainer
Since 2007

Eva Lane
Supervisor San Clemente
Since 2017

Boomer Kerns
Supervisor San Clemente
Since 2015

Janelle Bustos
Assistant Manager San Clemente
Since 2014

Josh Gomez
Supervisor Lake Forest
Since 2017

Alyssa Parman
Supervisor Lake Forest
Since 2020

Ursula Gonzalez
Supervisor San Clemente
Since 2020

Nick Banwell
Supervisor Lake Forest
Since 2011

Brian Diaz
Operations Supervisor
Since 2018

Morrigan Ziegler
Trainer Lake Forest
Since 2021

Miguel Trujillo
Supervisor Lake Forest
Since 2019

Nichole Bergford
Floor Supervisor San Clemente
Since 2020