We are excited and proud to continue building our business and legacy in the Fort Wayne Pet community. In fact, we are in the planning stages for some major renovations for our outdoor spaces, and upgrades to the interior spaces too. All for the LOVE of our guests’ happiness and well-being during their time at the Palace!

Be our Guest!

Paw’s-n-Claw’s Pet Care Palace is owned and operated by Misty Stephan, a Licensed and Registered Veterinary Technician, who has over 30 years of veterinary and pet care industry experience.

Misty created the business in 2009. She worked to establish her business with excellence and became a common referral by area veterinarians and pet care professionals.

The business expanded in 2012 when the current location was discovered, renovated and became the Paw’s-n-Claw’s Pet Care Palace. Since inception, our team focuses on Royal Treatment for pets and peace of mind for their owners.

Misty and Paw’s-n-Claw’s are advocates of supporting pet adoption and spay/neuter initiatives in our Fort Wayne pet community. Misty helped create the idea for “Pawject Runway” and in 2015, the legacy of this creative grooming contest began! The competition focuses on local Pet Stylists showing off their grooming skills by creatively grooming dogs for the event.

This fundraiser is hosted by the Allen County SPCA (now Humane Fort Wayne), and benefits their “Angel Fund”, which provides emergency medical funds for adoptable pets. Since its inception, “Pawject Runway” has inspired support in excess of $500,000 for homeless pets and their medical needs in our community. What a “creative” way for pet enthusiasts to give back to our local shelter and care for our pet community!

Our Mission, Vision and Culture Statement:

Mission: Our mission is to provide high quality, royal treatment to the pets we care for, giving the owner peace-of-mind; while continuing on a path of never-ending education in the pet care industry.

Vision: Our vision is to create a modern, immaculate pet care facility, utilizing the most highly skilled and trained pet care professionals, in an environment that allows us to provide the very best pet care services available.

Culture: We strive for honesty, commitment, integrity, communication, education, and FUN!

Knowledgeable and Caring Staff

Paw’s-n-Claw’s Pet Care Palace seeks and employs skilled, experienced, and pet-loving staff members to care for our pet guests, provide great communication with our clients, and to uphold the highest standards in facility sanitation and maintenance.

Our team members have been carefully selected based on our Mission, Vision and Culture values and strengths. We strive to provide a work environment that supports professional pet care relationships and team inspired initiatives.

We always accept applications from pet-loving individuals!

Pet Stylist
Pet Care Technician

Please email your resume to pawsnclawspcs@gmail.com or stop by the facility during business hours to apply.

About Us

Paw’s-n-Claw’s Pet Care Palace will treat your pet like royalty with the highest standard in Pet Boarding, Daycare, Grooming, & Pet Taxi Services in Fort Wayne, IN and Surrounding Areas

Year Established

Payment Types

  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa


Business Hours

Monday 7:30 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


  • Pet Boarding
  • Pet Day Care
  • Pet Grooming
  • Membership Packages
  • Royal Treatment Services