Your Pet’s Home Away from Home

Paws Awhile Pet Motel is one of Northern Virginia’s best full-service, dog, cat and animal care boarding and daycare facilities. Paws Awhile was purchased in November 1998 by Mother Eirene and Mother Raphaela, two Orthodox Christian nuns. With a special calling for giving love to all the pets in their care, the Sisters and the entire team offer the very best in compassionate, top-quality care.

Paws Awhile is located on 24 beautiful acres in Warrenton, Virginia. Paws Awhile’s entire team offers the ultimate in personal care and individual attention to every dog and cat who stays at Paws Awhile. Every team member is committed to caring for each pet as though they were part of their own family. It is a privilege and responsibility they take very seriously.

With attention to the highest level of care for each and every four-legged family member’s health, safety and well-being, you can relax and trust that your fur babies are in the very best of hands!

Explore All that Paws Awhile Pet Motel Has to Offer





Paws Awhile Pet Motel

  • Clean, Safe and Comfortable Enclosures for Each Guest
  • Fully Climate-controlled
  • Luxury Suites
  • Bedding (if permitted)
  • Large Indoor Playroom
  • Three Outdoor Play Yards
  • Custom-tailored Activities
  • Small Hand-picked Playgroups
  • Nature Trail / Relaxing Park-like Setting
  • 24/7 Onsite Team Member
  • 24/7 Smoke, Fire and Security Monitoring
  • Military Discounts

Paws Awhile Pet Motel
Available Services:

  • Doggie Daycare
  • Boarding and Long-term Boarding
  • Dog and Kitty Ultra Care
  • Enrichment Daycare
  • Grooming
  • Training
  • Nature Trail Hikes through our Woods
  • Pet Limousine Service
  • Snuggle Time
  • Off-leash Playtime
  • Field Walks
  • Brain Games

Pup of the Week:

July 21, 2024

Name: Bosco

Breed: Detective

Age: 5 ½ years

Favorite Activities: Other than catching all the bad guys? You can find me practicing for my next career as a model! Or doing flips to get the water!

Best Qualities: A bark that can terrify any villain and the speed to catch them too!

My Best Friends: MY DAD! Olivia, Kevin, Jay, Debbie & Em

What Paws Awhile Pet Motel Clients are Saying

We used to leave our dog, Beanie, with you occasionally a very long time ago. The last time you all watched her for us, she was VERY old and you all took such sweet and loving care of her. I will never take a dog of ours to any other place.

Stacy Sanitra

Always take great care of our puppy. They take all the stress out for going away.

Douglas Furst

Great staff, excellent boarding options, and quiet, peaceful setting. We never worry about our pup when he’s boarding at Paws Awhile!

Bill Slayton

The Sisters and their staff are so great with our dog. He’s pretty skittish and reactive around new people, but every time he runs right up to the person checking us in, which is a great sign. His preferred place is right at my feet at all times, but while we’re out of town, this is a perfect second best. The Sisters are incredibly accommodating, keep in touch with us if our pup gets sick, and generally just love the dogs. Can’t recommend them enough!

Sean Suter