New Hours & Procedures

We will be available for your supply needs with adjusted hours and precautions.

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of emailing us your order at and allowing us to bring it out to your car or deliver it to your home. Payments will be made by online invoice.

Orders typically ready/delivered within 2 days often sooner. Curbside pickup will often be available the same day.

We will deliver anything we carry in the shop, feel free to add toys, treats, flea meds etc.

Monday 12-5PM
Tuesday 12-5PM
Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday 12-5PM
Friday 12-5PM
Saturday 10am-2PM
Sunday – CLOSED

We are limiting customers to three customers at a time in the shop. If you come in and see three customers (not including staff) please wait outside. Thank you for your consideration. Our space is small and we just want to keep everyone safe.

Please maintain a safe distance from other customers and employees. While we generally LOVE to visit with our customers and their pets, for the foreseeable future we ask that you limit your time in the shop while still taking the time to get what you need/want.

If you have flown in the last 14 days, been in large crowds or show any signs of illness please take advantage of our delivery service or curbside pickup.

Please only touch what you plan to buy.

We are making every effort to sanitize appropriately; we strongly encourage you to wash/sanitize your hands before and after your visit or wear gloves for everyone’s safety.

Reminder: Until further notice we are not taking walk-in grooming services such as nail trims.

Thank you for taking this pandemic seriously for everyone’s safety please do the best you can to keep you, your family and our families safe. ❤️

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No Walk-In Grooming Services until further notice

In order to keep staff and customers as safe as we can, we have decided to stop walk-in nail trims and other walk-in services for the time being. We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Please stick with us and know we love you guys!

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Free Delivery Now Offered

Delivery free within 7 miles and free with $60 purchase within 15 miles.

We are also offering pre-paid curbside pickup.

You may call to place an order at the shop 740-593-5125 OR email us at for home delivery. Please do one or the other so more than one person is not working on your order. Thx!

Please include anything from the shop you typically buy, size, amount, your address and your phone number. We will then call you to take your payment over the phone.

We have been thinking about doing this for awhile, so this will be a good test run. For the first two weeks there will be no additional fees within 7 miles. We will see how we can assist people who live further out and do our very best to help.

Everyone stay healthy. ❤️

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HIRING: Dog Behaviorist/Trainer

We get requests at the shop every day for dog and even cat training. Therefore, we are looking for someone who shares our mission to provide dogs with positive reinforcement training; to hold classes at the shop again.

We are looking for someone in the Athens, OH area who may have a background in working with zoo or marine animals, birds or other instances of positive reinforcement training in addition to dogs; to obtain wanted behavior. IAABC or APDT membership required.

If you do not have IAABC and are interested in an eight week mentorship with local expert Sarah Filipiak please visit

Begins Feb 10. Friendly Paws will consider reimbursing for this class with a contract to teach for Friendly Paws for a minimum of two years, with successful completion and recommendation from Ms. Filipiak.

Experience we are looking for:
• Operant conditioning
• Positive reinforcement
• Hand signals and/or clicker training
• Voice commands
• Reward systems

Trainer will use the above techniques to teach new or improved behavior to puppies and adults. They will also examine the progress of the dog and advise owners on how best to reinforce these teaching methods at home. They may also need to provide the owner with additional exercises to be undertaken away from the dog training sessions. Dog trainers will need to be sensitive to the needs of the owner and be able to make them aware of the important role they play in the ongoing training of their dog. They should be available to the clients by email between classes to offer basic feedback or answer simple questions. Therefore, internet access is needed.

Certifications a plus. Internships or working with another experienced trainer may suffice. References from instructors and clients required. Nights and weekends (Sundays) will be required due to client schedules and the shop schedule. This position will not recommend, endorse or utilize tools which are known to gain punishment-based compliance (ie: prong, choke or shock collars).

Pay is dependent upon experience and clients served. Will likely be a commission-based pay as a W2 employee. Must hold a minimum of two 50 min. classes per week if there is client demand (approximately 8 dogs total). Must also be available to teach during the summer months. If interested, please submit a resume and inquiry to to set up a meeting.

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Grooming Update

While we do our best to accommodate walk-in nail trims and other services, moving forward if you need more than two services, an appointment will need to be made. For instance; nails and sani are fine, however nails, sani, and feet trim would need an appointment. We will be able to work these appointments in, usually within a few days. Thank you for your understanding.

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Found Kittens?

KITTENS. Everyone is finding kittens. Local rescues are full. There are not enough fosters.

Options: 1. Foster the kittens for a rescue 2. Use your network of people to find a foster for the kittens 3. Get on waiting lists with a rescue 4. (our favorite) Foster/find a foster and re-home the kittens – please make sure they get spayed/neutered. Yes, we know they aren’t your cats – but not ensuring they get fixed will increase the likelihood that you will find more kittens in a month, 4 months, a year… The Athens County Humane Society holds low cost clinics all year round. They serve everyone, regardless of income. Charge a re-homing fee to cover your costs.

Our networks are saturated. You have different contacts than we or the rescues have. Please use them to your advantage.

Visit our website for SAFE ways to re-home pets.

THANK YOU for caring and trying to help the helpless.

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Experienced Groomer Needed


We are so busy we need another groomer! We are looking for an experienced, patient, friendly, hardworking, dedicated, nice, people friendly, pet friendly, cooperative, willing to work with others, love what you do, dependable, groomer to come work with us in our busy shop. Opportunity for full or part-time hours and every other Saturday.  Willingness to step in and help out with other hours if other groomers are ill or need time off.

Must be able to lift large dogs 60lbs+. We do have hydraulic tables. Must have reliable transportation. Please be fun to work with and love animals.

Cat grooming a plus but not required.

Please drop off resume and references at the shop or email. Excellent store discounts and pay is based on experience and very generous. Apply at Friendly Paws Pet Supplies & Grooming, 940 E. State Street, Athens OH 45701/Email:

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