Running Paws, Spot Canine Club lost my dog while I was out of the country. They allowed him to escape due to their negligent staff and he ran home 2 miles. I have eye witnesses, messages and texts that contradict the timeline provided by Josh Stein, the owner of Spot Canine Club on 60th & 1st Ave. My doorman told me that someone from Spot came to the building to see if the dog was returned home. When they learned the dog was there, they harassed the doorman, trying to get the dog back. No one from Running Paws Spot Canine Club contacted me about this incident until after the learned that I was already long aware that the dog made his way home. It took a while to get an explanation from Josh Stein who then told me that his staff left the building with friends inside to go out for coffee and no employees were onsite when the incident occurred. They originally charged my credit card for the dog's shortened stay, but later reimbursed those fees. They have yet to pay me for any additional fees associated with my dog's escape and refuse to take responsibility for this matter. If you love your dog, please do not use this facility.
504 Greenwich StNew York, NY 10013
12. Happy Paws
This is a really big kennel with friendly and attentive staff. You can leave your pet here for as little as one night or for longer. They have a big…
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