We are Sara and Amy, friends since high school! A few years back we both had a problem. We both had large and active doggos, worked crazy hours, and loved to travel. Dog daycare seemed like a great addition to our dog care routines. Socialization! Exercise! But no one was open late enough for our busy lives. Our solution?
Stay! Open All the Time!
After three years of hunting for the perfect location and building our dream, Stay opened in the fall of 2018 in Cleveland’s Gordon Square neighborhood.
We are so excited to be part of this historic and fast growing area of our beloved city! And we can’t wait to see you and your fur babies at Stay!
Sara Scheuer, a Firefighter and Paramedic since 2003, is currently with Crash/Rescue at the Cleveland Airport. She grew up on the west side of Cleveland caring for many animals and has always been a dog lover. Sara finally became a dog-mom when she adopted Kirby from the Berea APL in 2011. She is certified in pet first aid and CPR, and volunteers with City Dogs at the Cleveland Kennel. Sara’s beloved dog Kirby, best friend and personal assistant for over seven years, lost his valiant battle with cancer in the spring of 2018. He was a wonderful pet and will be missed!
Amy Forrester was in manufacturing for 15 years, and left the field to work on Stay full time. Cleveland born and raised, she has been caring for dogs for over 20 years, in homes and at other daycares. She is certified in pet first aid and CPR. Amy volunteers with City Dogs at the Cleveland Kennel and has welcomed two City Dogs into her family. Donny Bag O’ Doughnuts (fka Adonis) and Murray (fka Abe) were both City Dogs.
Samantha Mills – Assistant General Manager. Sam has been with Stay from the very beginning, working closely with Sara and Amy to create an amazing environment for both pets and staff. She trains Handlers and Supervisors, and continues her animal education throughout her time with Stay. Raised in Maryland, Sam moved back to Ohio in 2010 and completed her BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She now lives in Cleveland with her partner Christian and dog Shino. When not dogging out on dogs, Sam enjoys creating collages and collaboration art and seeing her favorite band Papadosio.
Alexandria Rodriguez – Assistant General Manager. Alex came to Stay in 2021 with experience from the West Park Animal Hospital. She has a passion for rescue and fosters dogs through Mutts in a Rut animal rescue. Raised in Arizona, she’s been back in Cleveland since 2013. Alex and her partner Caleb reside in Old Brooklyn with their two pups Prince and Peaches, one cat J.R. and their ever revolving door of rescue/foster animals. When not at Stay Alex fosters her passion for photography with a focus on pet photography.