Paw Perfect

Sofia & Michael Mauri and their team are helping Key Biscayne’s community of 4-legged, furry friends lead happier and healthier lives through Paw Life pet services.
Text by Estrellita S. Sibila Photo by Ximena Etchart | May 17, 2018 | People

Maybe you’ve seen Sofia & Michael Mauri at the Village Green playing catch with your neighbor’s pooch or taking a long walk at Bill Baggs with a leash or two in hand. The husband/wife duo founded Paw Life to cater to Key Biscayne’s pet community with a long list of personalized services for dogs and cats, and even rabbits and birds. “Our passion is to provide happiness to your pet,” they share with a smile. There’s no end to the lengths pet owners will go to keep their animal friends happy and engaged at every stage of their life, and Paw Life is there to help with plenty more than just routine dog-walking and exercise. Over the years, the company has built trustworthy relationships with loyal clients and pets who rely on them for everything from pet training to taxiing, boarding and grooming. They even arrange play dates for their clients because dogs have best friends just like kids do. The team uses technology to keep pet parents updated by sending photos and videos. “It’s a great relief to be able to see a video of your dog playing at the park and knowing that they are having fun while you are away,” they say. In addition to Paw Life, the couple volunteers at Project Pet Snip, a local non-profit low-cost neuter project and enjoy making doggie-friendly cakes for friends, family and clients. “Wanting to work with animals is a passion we were born with,” they say. “We study animals, live and work with animals and spend our free time with them.”;


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