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Dog Services


It's All About Comfort!

Each private guest room has a custom built dog bed and all the fixins that are needed for a comfortable visit.  Well behaved dogs are welcome throughout the inn, even at breakfast.  During the day our devoted staff lovingly provides various "dog services."  Going out for the day or night without your dogs?  Mario's Playhouse is available as an alternative to leaving your dog(s) unattended in your private guest room. There is no extra charge.    Day and night we do our best to ensure that your dogs are comfortable while you are out without them.  All of these services are included in your room rate.


Mario's Playhouse - Our On-Site Dog Facility

Going out for the day without your tail wagger?  Wanting a romantic dinner sans fido?  Mario's Playhouse is our custom built doggie facility that is available exclusively as a courtesy for overnight guests who wish to explore Vermont and leave their dogs in our care.  In the Playhouse each family has a large PRIVATE indoor and climate controlled space that is large enough to comfortably accommodate three large dogs from the same family.  Use of the Playhouse is available 24/7.  From 10am - 4pm we are happy to love, walk, and play with your dog(s).  (It is our favorite part of the day.)  We will only socialize your dog(s) with your permission. In the evenings Mario's Playhouse is the pawfect place to provide a safe and comfortable environment. We ask you to bring a comfortable bed or blanket for your dog, a water bowl, a food bowl, your own food, and toys.  If you forget anything, we are happy to supply it.  


In an effort to ensure that we are completely prepared for every temperament, we ask that you provide us with detailed information about your dog{s} in advance.  Please read our excellent policies and a comprehensive summary of services for first time guests.

Mario's Playhouse
Pawhouse Park

Diggins Dog Park 

Situated in our beautiful backyard, our off-leash park has dimensions about half the size of a football field and is completely fenced-in. The park is home to dog-centric activities such as picnicking, dog agility, playtime, and general romping. The park is easily accessed from the inn and the Playhouse. Guests are welcome to utilize Paw House Park at any time, day or night. 

Inn Policies & Pettiquette

We have built this place for you!  We do not charge extra for up to two dogs.  We are extremely focused upon the comfort and safety of all guests.  We have no breed or size restrictions and prior to your arrival you will be asked to tell us everything we should know about the special nature of your dog(s). Please take just a minute to read our inn policies and terms of pettiquette that have been carefully honed by our experience in operating the inn since all the way back in 2001.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Pettiquette and Pawlicies


Breakfast at The Paw House Inn is our favorite time of day.  Guests linger over fresh-brewed coffee and enjoy warm, out-of-the-oven muffins.  A healthy fruit salad accompanies the main course, which may include our savory, signature omelets or home made "wooffles" drizzled with Vermont maple syrup.  Whenever possible, we use local fresh produce.  And with a little notice, we are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions such as gluten free and vegan. Breakfast for cottage visitors is available for a small cost each morning.  Breakfast is included in the room rate for guests of the inn.    All well-behaved dogs are welcome too!



One of our biggest pet peeves (funny pun) when traveling is having to pay for wifi.  At The Paw House Inn we offer free wifi!  And one of our favorite things to do when relaxing is to catch up with movies and back episodes of tv shows.  So most of our rooms are now equipped with smart tvs or Roku TVs.  Now you can use the free wifi to help plan your daily adventure and then come home to the Inn and unwind with past episodes of Outlander (or whatever your current binge may be).  Additionally all rooms are equipped with individual thermostats to control temperature in every season.



24 Hour Vet Services

One service we hope you never need is a vet.  However, in the event of an emergency, we are very fortunate to have two excellent and extremely compassionate local vets on call 24/7/365.

Rutland Veterinary Clinic

Eastwood Animal Clinic

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