Established in 2009, Paw Academy Pet Care is Central Florida’s favorite dog walking and pet sitting service. Family owned and operated, we’re proud to serve the communities of Celebration, Championsgate, Golden Oak, Reunion and the Disney resorts. Our passion is caring for pets, and our #1 rule is to treat every fur-family member as if they were our own. Services include client-customized pet care visits, dog walking/running, cat sitting, small pet sitting, overnight in-home stays, administering pet medications and special needs pet care. Services will always include photo updates, pampering, treats and playtime. We’re licensed, bonded & insured; and are APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) certified to offer basic training reinforcement as a value-add. Whether you’re working / visiting the parks and need mid-day walks, or away on extended travel; we have you & your companions covered. We can’t wait to meet you and your fur-babies.
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Sarah Costello: A native of Belfast, Ireland, growing up in a large Catholic family enriched in Irish music, language, theatre, dance and many animals from a very young age. Lucky enough to have grown up with many dogs as a child, including three Irish Wolfhounds, three Great Danes, three German Shepherds, an African Grey Parrot and lots of pigeons. My father is an animal enthusiast and a ‘pigeon man’ as we called him, entering pigeon races and dog shows every weekend. Graduated from Queens University, Belfast in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre and Irish and then went on to tour the world as a professional Irish dancer visiting 31 countries over the span of 13 years. Professional career took Sarah to the USA in 2011, where she performed at Walt Disney World and became a Celebration resident in 2013. Decided in 2013 to start a small Irish dance school called Central Florida Irish dance with my base in Celebration and worked with Parks and Recreation and CROA at the Town Hall and Lakeside Park to offer Irish Dance classes for children and adults! Seven years later Central Florida Irish Dance has firmly cemented our feet in Celebration and we proudly teach over 120 dancers in 10 locations. Living in Celebration enables Sarah to connect with the community in so many different ways as well as enrich young students lives with the Irish Culture. You will have seen us at the parades, festivals and food truck Friday events in town over the years. Having a business already in Celebration makes partnering with Scott for Paw Academy Pet Care very special. Sarah can't wait to make new connections and provide another wonderful service to our Celebration families. A Dog Mom to a very special ( and grumpy) hound-mix named Patch and the most loving sweet Pittie-mix named Addy who was adopted at the onset of the pandemic. Sarah loves the amazing fur baby community of Celebration and can't wait to get them out walking and maybe teach them a jig or two!
Scott Hyland: Not a Florida native but very happy to now call Celebration, FL home. Born & raised in Pittsburgh, PA and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Advertising from West Virginia University (which makes Scott a diehard fan of the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Mountaineers). Scott's passion is pets. He walked neighbors’ dogs for extra cash as a kid, helped a friend launch an independent doggy daycare business and spent weekends as a dog handling & adoption volunteer at the local shelter back in Pittsburgh. More recently, an active dog handling & adoption volunteer at Orange County Animal Services and started part time dog walking/running and day boarding for friends when available. Proud dog dad of hound mix Patch and our Staffordshire Terrier /Bulldog / Boxer / Lhasa Apso mix Addy (yes, we’re the crazy fur-parents that did the doggy DNA). Owning Paw Academy Pet Care has been an amazing blessing as it allowed Scott to pursue his passion full-time. Scott can't wait to continue building Paw Academy Pet Care and provide the highest possible level of care and compassion to Celebration and Disney's fur families!
Todd Cornellier: is the the longest tenured member of the Paw Academy family and is our full time manager. Prior to his career at Paw Academy, Todd was a Disney cast member and has always had a passion for pets. Todd is originally from Wisconsin and his parents currently reside in Missouri, but Todd has called Celebration home for almost 20 years. Todd is a die hard Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators fan. The level of care & compassion that Todd shows to each and every fur family member he cares for is absolutely unmatched. Once Todd cares for your pet once, he’ll be your pets’ best friend for life!
I finally found someone I can trust with my fur babies!!! I can relax when I am away knowing my pets are well cared for, loved and given the attention they need. Very flexible with my ever changing schedule. I feel they go above and beyond to make sure I am happy with their services.