The Home of Golden PAWS

State-of-the-Art Training Academy


Our 2 ½ acre campus hosts a 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art training academy that serves as a model for the industry.

Designed from the outset for our dogs, our building provides every asset needed to ensure that they are set up for success. We have created dedicated training spaces, as well as thoughtfully appointed living areas where they receive the care they require in an environment that enhances their emotional well-being.

  • 30,000 square feet under air
  • Smart building technology
  • Intelligent Building Monitoring Systems
  • Covered outdoor exercise area
  • Dedicated dog kitchen
  • In-house veterinary clinic
  • Conference space for 50+ attendees
  • Private bonding rooms
  • Impact glass windows and whole building generator system
  • Indoor dog park
  • Multiple indoor training areas with AI technology
  • Conveniently located just off I-75 & Pine Ridge Road in Naples, Florida

A Unique Environment

Every detail was evaluated and finalized based on a benefit analysis for the dogs in our care. Features such as circadian lighting, auditory enrichment and climate control, afford us the ability to manage our environment and its assets with great attention to detail.

Veterinary Clinic & Kitchen

Our in-house veterinary clinic helps us to meet the needs of daily health care for our dogs. A dedicated, well-appointed kitchen provides the space to manage the critical and complex nutritional needs of working dogs at a variety of ages.


A fully-appointed grooming salon allows us to keep our dogs always looking their best for their public access and community service work.

Tim Ubben Training Arena

A 6,400 square foot, column-free arena with rubber mat flooring provides the perfect setting for group training, while our real-life training areas allow our dogs to train for physical tasks in a realistic home-like setting.


A one-of-a-kind indoor play area that offers a variety of opportunities for exercise, confidence building, and emotional enrichment.

The Gerry Community Education Center

The Gerry Community Education Center hosts education classes for staff and volunteers and serves as a meeting place for community and school groups to learn more about what we do. Finally, we have also created serene, quiet spaces where we can introduce dogs to recipients to create the perfect teams.

Safety & Building Monitoring

To complete the package, our hi-tech whole building monitoring, full building generator back-up and security system serves 24/7 to provide an enriched environment that keeps our dogs, volunteers, and staff comfortable and safe while contributing to the smart use of all our assets.

Visit Our Naples Campus

3645 Gateway Lane
Naples, Florida 34109

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Group & Private Tours

We encourage visits from our community members to help support our mission. Group and private tours are available. For an appointment and more information, please contact us.

Group of Golden PAWS expert dog trainers at a demonstration presentation
Speakers Bureau

Our program provides speakers and presentations at no cost.

These informative presentations give insight into how service dogs are trained, ADA Law and the use of service dogs in public along with addressing the benefits of our community service programs.

We are happy to send a speaker out to your location or welcome your group to our home.