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Welcome to Paws N Play: Your Dog Training, Boutique and Canine Community Center.

Your Dog-Centric Community Center

At Paws N Play, we are dedicated to providing a safe, dog-centric shopping experience that focuses on your dog’s comfort and well-being. As soon as you step through our doors, you and your furry friend will be greeted by our friendly staff and the welcoming sight of Sparkles, our store cat. Led by Terra Ruiz, our team is committed to creating an environment where your dog’s needs and happiness come first.

Comprehensive Dog Training Programs

We offer a range of training programs tailored to meet the unique needs of each dog and owner. Whether you’re dealing with reactivity, anxiety, or basic obedience, our programs are designed to help you and your dog succeed. One of our specialized services is Reactive Dog Shopping (Bark N Browse), providing a serene environment for reactive dogs to shop with their owners, ensuring a stress-free experience.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Join us for our various training classes and workshops, such as the  ‘Learn to Speak Dog’ class, where you can gain valuable insights into canine communication or our Feral to Focused Training program!  Our classes are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance your relationship with your dog.

A Community Center for Dog Lovers

Paws N’ Play is more than just a training facility; it’s a community center for dog lovers. We host trainers from Wholistic Canine, Common Scent Dog Sports, Daack Pack, Paws In Progress, and more, offering diverse training options and fostering a sense of community. As a family-friendly establishment, kids are welcome to play with Sparkles and our stuffed dogs while you browse and shop.

Personalized Experience

Each visit to Paws N Play is a personalized experience. Our team takes the time to understand your needs and goals, providing customized training and support to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your dog.

High-Quality Pet Products and Services

In addition to our training services, we offer a wide range of high-quality pet products. From nutritious food options to fun toys and essential supplies, you’ll find everything you need for your furry friend. We also provide a Self-Wash station, Private Canine Enrichment Center (Play Room), and many other services to enhance your pet’s well-being.

Inclusive and Welcoming Environment

As an all-inclusive establishment and a strong ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, Paws N’ Play is committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for everyone. We believe in fostering a community where all pet owners and their dogs feel valued and supported.

Discover how Paws N’ Play can make a difference in your dog’s life. Visit us today and experience our exceptional services designed to support you and your furry friend every step of the way.

Our Services

Self Service Dog Wash
Transform grooming into bonding with our convenient self-service dog wash, designed for hassle-free cleanliness and happy tails.


$15

Canine Play Room
Discover Your Dog's Paradise at Our Canine Community Center!


$12 Half Hour

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Extensive Training Services
Unlock your dog's potential with our comprehensive training services.

Company History

Our story began many years ago with a simple yet profound realization: dog owners needed a place where their beloved pets could play safely and joyously. It was clear that beyond the need for space, there was a deeper need for personalized care, education, and a sense of community. This realization gave birth to our canine community center, a place where every dog and their owner are treated as unique individuals with specific needs and desires.

As a Licensed Family Dog Mediator and Canine Relationship Coach, I have spent countless hours understanding the intricate dynamics between dogs and their owners. This experience has taught me the importance of providing not just a space, but a sanctuary where dogs can thrive and their owners can feel supported. Our staff is dedicated to spending quality time with each client, learning about their unique needs, and guiding them to the resources that will best support their journey.

Education is at the heart of our mission. We believe in empowering dog owners with the knowledge they need to enrich the lives of their pets. From training tips to understanding canine behavior, we are here to help our clients foster a deeper bond with their furry companions. Our commitment extends to trainers as well, offering them a safe and controlled environment to work in, far removed from the hustle and bustle of large stores. Here, they can feel welcomed and supported, allowing them to focus on what they do best: helping dogs and their owners.

Our center is also a proud supporter of rescue organizations. (ShepHeroes being the one we work with the most.) We provide a welcoming space for rescues to host events, bringing together dogs in need with loving families. This community-focused approach extends to our store, which serves as a hub for our wonderful neighborhood in Sacramento. We are more than just a business; we are a community dedicated to enhancing the lives of dogs and the people who love them.

Through years of experience, dedication, and a heartfelt commitment to our mission, we have created a haven for dogs and their owners. We invite you to join us in this journey, where every wagging tail and joyful bark is a testament to the love and care that defines our community.

Paws N' Play Canine Community Center
Megan MacNee
Megan MacNee
2024-02-19
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Perfect new spot in town for all your pup needs. Wonderful and attentive staff, some of the best trainers in town, easy to use dog wash stations, and some great food, treats, and toy options. My pups already obsessed.
Jana Moore
Jana Moore
2024-02-17
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We had a sneak peek of this cool store recently, and came back today for their grand opening. OH MY! We were not disappointed!! What an awesome place, I thought it was just supposed to be a fancy pet store but it’s described as a canine community center and now I see why! Such a welcoming space with unique areas for exploring, training, relaxing, and they have these high-tech self wash stations complete with high quality dog shampoo, and indoor potty spots, thank goodness. The food/ treats/ leashes/ collars/ snuffle mats and apothecary?!?!? items blew my mind. They’re even in my price range which was exciting. This store surpasses what I had hoped to find. I also love that they have fascinating products I’ve never seen (or thought to search for) before. The owner Terra was beyond knowledgeable and helpful. Her super-nice staff were handing out treats, taking time to greet everyone individually, and it felt like one of those rare places where they treat you like family. Definitely my new favorite place.
Rebecca Holven
Rebecca Holven
2024-02-12
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Paws N' Play is an awesome location to bring your pup for some mental stimulation and play (in the designated play area) and a shower (in the wash station area). It is also a good spot to swing by for healthy treats and varying dog toys. Terra, the owner, has a wealth of knowledge on dog behavior and overall well-being, being a trainer and canine expert herself. This is basically a one-stop shop for all things dog-related. Definitely recommend!
Rodrigo Morales
Rodrigo Morales
2024-02-11
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Paws and play is such a great store. They have so many good products and their customer service is great. Their shower stations are modern and have all the amenities required to give my dog a bath. I definitely recommend this place.
Cynthia Welch
Cynthia Welch
2024-01-24
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I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Paws N’ Play. Terra, who is also the owner, provided so many insights and game-changing suggestions while training with my Australian Shepherd puppy and my family. Terra not only provided help with the basics, she also helped us to understand our puppy. That has truly made all the difference as we have worked with her. We also received some excellent nutrition suggestions that made a huge difference for all of our pets. I highly recommend Paws N’ Play for their amazing training, wonderful customer service, and high quality food and supply availability!
Sunny Yan
Sunny Yan
2024-01-23
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The owner, Terra, is the best! Super knowledgeable about all things dog training and nutrition. We signed up for a class there this weekend--super cool resource and center for our community!
Alexandra Soliz
Alexandra Soliz
2024-01-23
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I have known Terra for several years now and she is fantastic with the dogs. Her knowledge is second to none! I highly recommend her company.

Business Hours

Monday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM