Pampered Paws

About Us

Who we are, Our Mission, Our Team

Pampered Paws

Pampered Paws

Your Pet's Care is our Passion and Priority!

Who we are?

Pampered Paws is a caring team of individuals who value the well-being of the dogs and cats that come through our doors. We are passionate about what we do and believe it’s not just a job, but our responsibility as humans to make a difference in the relationships between owner and pet.

Pampered Paws has more than 21 years of experience and our high ideals have not changed: we value quality over quantity. Pets (and owners) are given individual attention and encouraged to be the best they can be, respectively, in order to achieve a harmonious life together.

Pampered Paws also “pays it forward” with volunteer work (grooming, training, etc.) at humane societies across Belize. We also offer continuing training for all our employees to provide the best care possible for our “guests”.

Our Mission

At Pampered Paws, our mission is to provide exceptional pet care services that cater to the unique needs of each pet and its owner. We understand that pets are beloved members of the family, and we strive to create a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment where they can thrive. Through our professional grooming, walking, training, and boarding services, we aim to enhance the health, happiness, and well-being of every pet we serve. Our experienced and compassionate staff is committed to treating each pet with the love, respect, and personalized attention they deserve. At Pampered Paws, we believe that a happy and healthy pet is a pampered pet, and we are dedicated to making every pet feel like part of the Pampered Paws Family.

Pampered Paws - About Us Mission

Our Staff

Our humble and efficient staff is ready to help your furry pets get the best treatment and pampereing.

Pampered Paws Staff

The Owner

Shadow Experience - Pampered Paws

Katia Marin

Owner / Certified Groomer / Certified Trainer

I am Katia

Katia works tirelessly to help promote the well-being of all animals on the island as Animal Welfare Director at SAGA Humane Society and has been on the Board of Directors for over 20 years. She worked on dog issues to make them more adoptable and assisted in Animal Control, catch stray and dangerous dogs.

Katia's Achievements and Timeline

Course In Animal Science

Always interested in the field of animals, Katia took an I.C.S. correspondence course in Animal Science in 1994.

Certified Dog Groomer
Certified Dog Groomer
Katia's Bio - Grooming Certificate

In 2001, she became a Certified Dog Groomer at Golden Paws Dog Grooming School in Houston, Texas.

Achieving My Dream
Pampered Paws Opening
About Pampered Paws

Katia Marin achieved her dream by opening her own business. Pampered Paws opened its doors to the people of San Pedro for better quality of care and products to pamper your pet.

Pampered Paws Expansion

What started as a small grooming business that only offered food, supplies, and other pet items, gradually expanded as Katia realized the demand for boarding, daycare, dog walking and dog training.

Master Dog Trainer
Master Dog Trainer
Katia's Bio - Master Trainer Certificate

In 2003, she returned to the U.S. and got her Master Dog Trainer Certificate at Anthony Jerone’s School of Dog Training and Career Inc. in New York. This course certified her as a dog behavior specialist.

IACP Membership
International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) Conference
Katia's Bio - 2011 IACP Membership

In early 2011, Katia became a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) and attended her first conference in San Diego, which had great speakers like Joel Silverman, Jeff king and main speaker Cesar Milan, the world-renowned Dog Whisperer. The conference focused on topics of Dog Training and Behavior with a series of workshops and seminars led by experts in the field. Katia also had the great opportunity of volunteering a couple of days at Best Friends Animal Society, Dog Town.

Keeping Active
Workshops and Seminars In The US
Education Continues
Fundamentals of Dog Behavior and Training Course
Katia's Bio - 2014 Cesar Milan's Fundamentals of Dog Behavior and Training Course

In 2014, Kathy continued her education with a trip to Cesar Milan’s Dog Psychology Center for the Fundamentals of Dog Behavior and Training course, and got to shadow this well-known trainer. After training with Cesar she visiting Heather Beck’s facility K9 Lifeline in Utah, and attended the 3D Workshop (Dealing with Difficult Dogs).

Education at Sea
Training Course On A Cruise Ship

2015 brought an opportunity to join a training course on a cruise ship called Education at Sea. This included some classes on the ship, as well as visiting Humane Societies while at port in Mexico, Honduras, and right here at SAGA (Belize).

Remote Electronic Collar Training
E-Touch Collar Training with Internal School for Dog Training

Kathy also attended a 5 day course in use of remote electronic training collar, E-Touch with instructor Martin Deeley and Heather Beck (Internal school for Dog Training).

3D Workshops in Belize
Attended a 3D Worshop in Belize
Katia's Bio - 2016 3d Workshop in Belize with Heather Beck

2016 Katia attended a 3D workshops held in Belize by Heather Beck.

3D Workshops in the US
Dealing With Difficult Dogs
Katia's Bio - 2017 3D Workshop - Dealing with Difficult Dogs

2016 and 2017 kathy attended a 3D workshops (Dealing with difficult dogs)in Utah.

IACP in Florida, US
Katia's Bio - (IACP) International Association of Canine Professionals

2018 Kathy attended the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals) in Florida.

3D Workshop in the US
3D Workshop
Katia's Bio - 2019 3D Workshop with Heather Beck and Jason Vasconi

2019 Kathy attended 3D workshop and big field socialization with Heather Beck and Jason Vasconi.

Workshop in the US
Teach, Calm, and Guide Workshop
Katia's Bio - 2022 Teach, Cam, and Guide Workshop

2022- Kathy attended Teach Calm & Guide workshop.

Pamper your pets...or we can do it for you!

Ready to give your furry friend the royal treatment they deserve? Reserve your pet’s spot at Pampered Paws today! Our dedicated team of pet care professionals is eagerly waiting to pamper, groom, walk, and train your beloved pet.

Pet Services

Service with Love and Dedication!

From boarding to grooming, exercise to training, you can trust us to be your pet care specialists. Whether you’re leaving the island or just going to work, know your best friend is in capable hands in our long and short-term boarding and daycare facility.

Too busy to take your dog for a walk? Our structured Power Walks are perfect to tire your dog’s mind and body. If your friend is in need of a bath or haircut, give us a call. Our experienced groomers can make your dog or cat beautiful!

Pampered Paws - Pet Grooming

Pet Grooming

From regular to medicated pet baths, we do it all. Our experienced groomers can trim and shave dogs and cats to rabbits.

Shadow Experience - Pampered Paws

Shadow Experience

Fundamental techniques, strategies, and tips in general dog training with a particular focus on managing anxiety, fear, reactivity, creating and maintaining calmness, leadership, and trust, in order to effectively balance the challenges of love & affection vs leadership and fostering structure through rules and boundaries at home.

Dog Training - Pampered Paws

Dog Training

Learn to overcome the undesirable behaviors that your dog may have by showing you the right techniques and tools for your specific dog. We also specialize in behavior modification.

Pampered Paws - Doggie Day Care

Doggie Day Care

Let your dog have fun while you're at work, shopping, or taking a break. Your best friend will keep busy with structured activities and walks all day long.

Pampered Paws - Doggie Day Care

Pet Boarding

Our Boarding Center provides you with the convenience of leaving the island without having to worry about your furry friend.

Pampered Paws - Power Walk Program

Power Walk Program

Doggie Powerwalks is for dog owners that don't have time or space to properly walk or exercise their dog. We also target high energy level dogs that require more exercise than others.

Pampered Paws - Pet Supplies

Pet Supplies

Our Pet Store is stocked with a lot of goodies for your pets. From food and treats to toys, you can find most of your goodies here.

Cat Resting On Floor


No need to leave your cat unsupervised and alone at home. At our Cattery we keep them safe and secure under professional watchful eyes and have play sessions to keep them active.

Pampered Paws - Pet Taxi

Special Services

These services are offered as optional to aid pet owners that are too busy or need a hand in keeping up with their pets.

SAGA Humane Society

SAGA Humane Society

Promoting Kindness and Preventing Cruelty to Animals!

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