About Us

Established 2009

Paw Academy Pet Care

Established 2009
Proudly Serving Pampered Pets in Disney,
Celebration, FL & surrounding areas

Paw Academy Pet Care is Celebration & Disney’s original dog walking and in-home pet sitting company. Family owned and operated, we’re proud to serve our communities since 2009. Our true 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 in-home 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 photos, pampering, treats and playtime. We’re APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers)-certified and offer basic dog training as a value-add. Whether you’re at work / 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.

Call, email or message us today to set up a free meet & greet to get started!

Why In-Home Pet Care?

Whether you’re away from home for extended hours during the week for work, heading out for the day for fun, or traveling for an extended period of time; your fur family needs cared for. We offer an alternative to pet day care / boarding facilities.

  • Most boarding facilities are great, but many pets are just more comfortable in their own homes & spaces
  • Keep your pets on the same routine that they’re used to when you’re at home
  • We develop personal relationships with the pets and care for each one individually
  • Mitigate risk of potential illness, stress or injury associated with being around many other dogs in confined spaces

Our Story

Paw Academy Pet Care was started in Celebration, FL over 13 years ago by Melissa and August Carnahan, who were residents at the time and saw a need to serve Celebration’s fur families. Over the next 7 years they built a trustworthy family-run pet business and were well known in the community. In 2016,Melissa & August relocated to be closer to family and Celebration residents Darlene & Steve took over; continuing the wonderful ethos and quality care that the community was accustomed to. In 2020, Darlene & Steve decided that it was time to retire to the beach and start some long over-due traveling, so they welcomed Sarah and Scott as the new owners. Scott and Sarah make a wonderful team and are excited to continue offering the highest degree of trust and quality of pet services that Celebration has to offer. See Scott & Sarah’s full bios below!

Scott Hyland

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Sarah Costello

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As the area’s leading in-home pet sitting business, we’re also fully licensed, bonded & insured! If you’d like to learn more about our coverage, please contact us and we can discuss.

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Whether you’re an existing client looking to book service or a new client looking to learn more, fill out the short form and we’ll contact you directly right away. We care for every pet as if they were our own.