Our Team

Dan Thompson

Owner/Great Plains SPCA Board of Directors

Dan Thompson founded Dog Pawz play N stay in Historic Leawood in Sept 2010. He is an avid dog lover who started Dog Pawz due to the lack of cage-less, open play doggie daycare options in Kansas City. Thompson was appointed to the Great Plains SPCA board of directors last year. He is very active in the Kansas City dog adoption community and prides himself in connecting people and pets.

He has attended several “dog behavior” classes and takes dog care and safety very seriously. After years of considering other areas in Kansas City and other partnerships, Thompson decided to expand into the Downtown/Crossroads area with the second location. He has turned down several franchise requests for Dog Pawz play N stay in order to maintain a hands on approach. He is very involved in the housing community and has two fur babies, Labradoodles, Jaxson and BoDee.

Erin Singleton

District Manager

Erin’s role with Dog Pawz is the Store Manager at the Prairie Village/Leawood location. Erin’s previous experience was in Marketing¬†and Business Development. Erin is an avid lover of dogs and has the responsibility of Dog Pawz Leawood operationally.

Luke Sikorski

District Operations Manager

Luke is a graduate of Rockhurst University, class of ’15. He has been with Dog Pawz since May 2013. Luke is a huge animal lover and cares about the wellbeing of all the dogs who come through the door!!









What our clients are saying

  • My dogs love going to Dog Pawz playNstay! We’ve been coming to the Leawood store since shortly after it’s opening & use their daycare services and boarding services. The staff is warm & friendly and my dogs always come home happy and tired. We’ve even used their transport service – after a medical issue, when I couldn’t drive – they were able to bring the dogs home to me after boarding. Really great to be able to have that kind of peace of mind – knowing they were cared for, but could be brought back home when I was ready. I’d recommend this facility to anyone. (they also have a “doggie cam”, so you can check in on your dogs when you’re away!)

    Renee P., Prairie Village KS
  • …Not only do the dogs play with each other, or nap together, or give each other kisses, but throughout the day, there are people in there actually playing with them and giving attention to the doggies as well! I know that she is receiving love while I’m away, not just safely stuck somewhere…and she looked happy. …

    Melanie P., Downtown Kansas City
  • When I travel, I take my dogs to dog pawz. The facility is always clean & the employees LOVE dogs. Thanks for taking such good care of my pups.

    A happy cage-less dog boarding client