Canine Rehabilitation


Our mission is to get your best friend back on their paws!

We provide the same quality service to our clients that we would expect for our own furry family members. Petra combines twelve plus years of hands-on experience with the latest rehabilitation techniques. The Aqua Paws staff is caring, empathetic and trained to the highest standards.  



Lady has been adopted! Even better…she’s back with her brother, Rico!

When I purchased Playful Paws, I also inherited Lady and Rico. Lady and Rico were surrendered approximately two years ago and have lived in the kennel ever since. The prior owners weren't sure what to do with them when we took over. We told them they could stay. We would do what we could to get them adopted.  Rico and Lady have both been the vet, were updated on all of their shots and had a full workup done. Rico was very skinny and we were concerned. But both received a clean bill of health. We provided them with collars, toys, chews, beds and walks. Most importantly, Patty and all the girls at Playful Paws provided them with lots and lots of love and attention. But our primary goal has always been to find them forever homes. We found Rico a forever home recently, but Lady was still up for adoption. We were worried that Lady would spend the rest of her years here. While our kennel is a beautiful, happy place to spend a day, a week, a month, we wanted our precious Lady to have a Forever Home. Then, lo and behold, the very same wonderful man that adopted our Rico agreed to adopt Lady too! Can you believe it?! We are all so thrilled that Lady and Rico, sister and brother, are back together again, in a loving home, with a loving family!


Health and Wellness at Playful Paws at Petras

Short-Term Boarding for Dogs with Special Needs!

We offer specialized boarding for dogs currently undergoing rehabilitation, handicapped dogs, and dogs with special needs. Over the years, countless clients asked us if we knew where they could board their injured dogs. These dogs need very special and specific care. I am happy to say that we are now able to offer this to all of our clients. We WILL adhere to all restrictions and instructions such as pottying only on leash, no jumping, no running, etc. Our trained staff will carry out your dog's home exercise program as prescribed by your dog's rehabilitation therapist so there is no loss of continuity in your dog's care while you are away. Where you are going on vacation or traveling for work, you can rest assured that your dog is in safe, competent and loving hands.  You can choose to continue your dog's rehab at Aqua Paws while you are away so your dog continues to  progress.  Give us a call to see if your dog is a good candidate!

Rest & Rehab at Playful Paws at Petras

Long-Term Boarding We Rehabilitate Your Injured Dog!

We know how challenging it can be to rehabilitate an injured dog. We all lead busy lives so we understand how hard it is to find time to bring your dog to rehab and carry out the home exercise program. Whether your dog is recovering from surgery, a soft tissue injury, a neurological injury or requires conditioning we can rehabilitate your dog.  While boarding at Playful Paws at Petra’s, your dog will receive scheduled rehabilitation sessions with Petra Ford, PT, CCRT, a “home exercise program” carried out by our highly qualified and trained staff and all restrictions will be strictly adhered to.  You can have peace of mind knowing that your dog is in highly qualified and experienced hands.