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

Store Manager at our Prairie Village/Leawood location

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.

Stevi Cabral

Store Manager at Our Downtown/Crossroads and Westport/West Plaza Location

Felicia Harte

Lead Groomer at Historic Leawood Location

Felicia is a Kansas City native that has been grooming for over six years. Harte’s love for animals started at a young age when she started raising exotic birds at nineteen years old. She started her grooming career working for a veterinary clinic learning grooming techniques in Overland Park, KS. Felicia was also quite active in the show dog arena showing Yorkshire Terriers and Australian Shepherds.

Harte has now been grooming at Dog Pawz for two years and has a very loyal clientele. When not busy at Dog Pawz she is working on her biology degree and is a mother of three. Harte takes pride in keeping updated on new products and trends to make sure her clients are getting the very best the grooming industry has to offer.

Carolyn Scheller

Lead Groomer at Downtown/Crossroads Location

Carolyn has been the lead groomer at Dog Pawz Downtown/Crossroads since January 2016. She has been in the pet grooming business for over twenty years now, and loves it! Carolyn is a proud owner of one adorable dog and three precious cats. She is such a caring and kind hearted woman who loves animals, and has told us that her grandma always said “if it has 4 legs she would bring it home.”

Kathlyn Ice

Administrative Assistant/Marketing & Social Media Manager

Kathlyn’s role at Dog Pawz is the Administrative Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Graphic Designer, Photographer, and Social Media Manager for all three of our locations! Katy has been apart of our Dog Pawz team for well over a year and she has done an excellent job adding some extra charisma to our company! She has been a life-long dog lover and has multiple years of dog care experience. Katy also has previous experience in owning her own business, marketing, graphic design, retail, and educated in dog skin care and bathing.

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