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Pets in the City: Message from the Owner 

Wow! 2018 has been such a good year, our greatest year yet! As Pets in the City continues to grow each year our mission is to continue to provide excellent service.

I, Ashley, have been the owner since September 2012, that’s almost 7 years in the making. I still can’t believe it’s been that long. It seems like yesterday that I was graduating from The University of Hawaii, Manoa while trying to take over Pets in the City all at the same time. I have learned so much from my staff, customers and most of all the dogs. As an employee of the original owner of Pets in the City, I was able to work here through college and learn about the dogs as well as the business. I had no idea what doggie daycare was so going into this job I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was that working with dogs all day would be the best job ever! Never did I think I would own the business and make a career out of it. I have always had a passion for animals (especially dogs) and growing up with them I understood the love they are able to bring to each family. I like to say that I have a ton of dogs (each dog that comes to Pets in the City is like my own) but currently, I have one dog, Diesel – who thinks he is the “king of the castle”. He’s definitely a handful and my protector but we love him so much and he brings so much love to our family.

The last almost 7 years has been a complete learning experience. Taking over the business when I was 24 years old and building it to what it is today has been a dream come true. I was young, straight out of college and had no clue what it took to run a business. I am lucky enough to have amazing mentors and always believed to do what is right and be honest. I value my employees to the highest level and love each and every one of my customers. When each dog comes running into our facility every morning it’s a reminder that we are doing something right. It’s the greatest feeling to see how happy each dog is to come and hang out with their friends every day.  And although it has been one heck of a ride I have enjoyed every second of it.

It has been an honor to serve our dog community with the best daycare, boarding and grooming for your pets and look forward to serving our community for many more years to come. We have the best customers both human and canine and I’m so grateful for that.


Ashley Gandall

Pets in the City


Dog in costume at pets in the city

A year in review 2018!

2018 has been great, we wanted to highlight and share a  few of our events this year with you!

The First Annual K9 & Keiki Carnival celebrated rescue dogs and the human-animal bond!

Pets in the City was a sponsor for the First Annual Keiki & K9 Event!
We love the Fur Angel Foundation because of the awesome work and dedication that is put into each animal they rescue. Their mission is to find loving and caring homes for each animal so they are able to rebuild and strive with a new fresh start.
This event was a HUGE success!

Halloween Party! 

This year our Halloween Party was a hit with almost every dog showing up in costume! It was tons of fun and we had a blast.

We got through Thanksgiving Holiday! It was a fun filled weekend with all of our boarders that spent the Holiday with us. Everyone had tons of fun with new and old friends. We are so Thankful for our amazing customers and furry friends, without the support of your folks we wouldn’t be able to do what we love.
Now we are gearing up for the Christmas and New Year holiday. At this point, we are completely booked for boarding and no longer taking any more reservations. We can’t wait to spend this special time of year with everyone!
This year has definitely been one to remember as Pets in the City has grown exponentially. We are so excited to serve you and your furry friends for many more years to come.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

K9 and Keiki Carnival

K9 & Keiki Carnival celebrates rescue dogs and the human-animal bond!

Pets in the City chose to be apart of the Fur Angel Foundation because of the awesome work and dedication that is put into each animal they rescue. Their mission is to find loving and caring homes for each animal so they are able to rebuild and strive with a new fresh start.
Pets in the City held a dog wash fundraiser last summer, that was a hit! We were able to raise over $600 for the Fur Angel Foundation to help them support animals in need. Coming up in August the Fur Angel Foundation is putting together a Keiki and K9 Carnival. What an awesome combination, kids, and pets! Pets in the City without hesitation is sponsoring the event.
As a proud sponsor of this event, we invite you to join us on August 26th! Stop by our booth, we would love to see you in person!
You can find out more information at http://www.furangelfoundation.org/carnival/

Howl-o-ween Party Pics


Pets in the City’s annual Halloween Party was a great success!

Thank you to all who participated and dressed up. The staff always looks forward to this party because the dogs are so adorable in their costumes, and we love when the humans get creative and make costumes. This year we had about 25 dogs participate in the party and over half of them dressed up.

A big Mahalo to all the doggie parents for making goodie bags and treats for everyone to take home. We are always so amazed at how involved our PITC parents are, these dogs sure are spoiled with extra love.

Costume Contest Winners:

Cutest Costume: Luca
Funniest Costume: Scout
Scariest Costume: Barney
Most Original: Gerty

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Book a grooming appointment in December and you can choose one of these awesome holiday scents!

– Peppermint Candy Cane Shampoo –
– Sugar Cookie Shampoo –

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Fur-Angel Dog Wash Fundraiser Recap

Pets in the City would like to offer heartfelt mahalo’s to all those that participated in our fundraising event on June 24th in support of the Fur-Angel foundation. The Fur-Angel foundation is not a shelter, but a full support and foster system for the sheltering and training of canine companions in preparation for helping find them a fur-ever home.

Thanks to the 25 dogs that agreed to get a bath to support this great cause, and to their pet parents for bringing them, we raised over $600 at this event and hope that we also helped raise awareness for this cause that is so near and dear to our hearts. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be going directly to the Fur-Angel Foundation to assist them in their critical mission.

We’d also like to send out warm mahalo’s to Lend A Paw for partnering with us in this event and helping to make it such a stellar success. We are so grateful for the love and support of our ‘ohana in helping Hawaii’s less fortunate dogs find loving homes.

If you were unable to participate in the fundraiser, we hope you will consider making a donation to the Fur-Angel Foundation or perhaps participate in a future fundraiser. For more information about the Fur-Angel Foundation, you can visit them at furangelfoundation.org.


Mahalo for your kōkua!