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About our Company

For Paws Unleashed is owned and operated by Ashley Renton. .Ashley grew up working on her parents cattle farm, went away to college in Columbia, Missouri and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications.  She began her career as a Set Coordinator in the Television and Film industry, while living in Chicago.  She had the opportunity to work with thousands of people and animals working as extras on Television shows and Films.

Ashley moved back to Kentucky and worked as an event planner for Seasons Catering and Special Events then moved on to manage hotels in Lexington and Eastern Kentucky.  She has worked with a variety of hotel brands from Hilton hotels to Choice Hotels International as a General Manager and Regional Manager.  She successfully turned her properties into winning multiple high achievement awards.  Thru Ashley’s compassion for animals, and her background in the hotel industry she began to research differnt types of boarding, daycare and grooming facilites, over a period of three years. Realizing that providing a facility much like a hotel in a plush, clean and safe environment for animals was what she needed to establish.

She wanted to make a place where owners could feel comfortable about leaving their pet in safe and caring environment.  I built a facility where customers come first.  Safety, Clealiness and Guest Service are top priorites.  “the vision of building a boarding facility that doesn’t look like a kennel and has the comforts of a home is exactly the place where I would feel comfortable leaving my pets.  Most people love their pets like their kids and it can be stressful leaving your loved ones while you are away.  So I took the concept of boarding only with a little twist.  You will not find chain link indoor kennels here we have suites that are safe and clean and our guests get to play and be social with other guests.  We have one of the best staffs in this industry who are passionate about what we do and have a true love for our guests.”

These are Ashley’s little girls Missy and Bella, and her inspiration for For Paws Unleashed:

Bella is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Missy is a Swiss Mountain Dog