Happy Pets Palace Gilbert Facility Coming Soon to Elliot Ranch Plaza

Happy Pets Palace & Playground is opening a facility in Gilbert, AZ exclusively for teacup and toy breeds or “purse dogs”. Coming soon to Elliot Ranch Plaza, 91 N Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234!

Phoenix East Valley will soon have a facility catering to only teacup and toy dog breeds. This facility is set up just for the little ones so they can run and romp in their own playful style. Their environment will be a Royal Palace of miniature pups built for the dainty, petite, spoiled, who enjoy being held, snuggled and talked to in baby-talk. If you’re the kind of parent who enjoys carrying your dog most everywhere you go, and if your dog has their own pedestal or two in your home, then rest assured that our business understands the unique needs and expectations of these very much loved tiny little ones. We created this facility because the petite breeds have safety requirements unlike that of larger dogs. Petite breeds enjoy laying on heating pads every day of the year. They are “mighty” even though they may only weigh 4-pounds.

They are extensions of ourselves like a live furry child. Their physical presence is never too far from where we are because they need to see us at all times, and vice-versa. Sometimes their feet are no larger than our fingers and their little noses are just tiny buttons. And when given a safe place, they too can enjoy romping and skipping, jumping with glee in their tiny-world of happiness. We understand that when given a safe environment with other tiny dogs, their personalities can really shine. We will provide your miniature dog(s) a unique devoted-to-spoiling atmosphere so you can finally have the peace of mind that your baby will be nurtured and tended to in the same baby-talk human connection smothering-protected way, so you can go on vacation. Really? Yes, really!

We know that the tiny breeds are co-dependent with their owners, and we know the owners like it that way. The strong deep bond is something to be proud of, but it also can make traveling without your pup unbearable. And that is why we are opening Happy Pets Royal Palace in Gilbert. The toy breeds need their own place.

Our facility will be staffed around the clock, 24/7. We will be on the same terms as spoiling parents, doting on these precious babies. We provide live-stream cameras, so you can check in.

Dog Requirements

Dog must be a teacup, toy-breed or a mix of either. Dogs cannot exceed 20-pounds when full grown. If your dog has a high-energy level, then our Mesa or Chandler facility will be a better fit to accommodate their need to spend energy. The Gilbert location is more for purse dogs who want and need extended cuddle times and have a hard time being left alone. Which is why we won’t ever leave them alone.

Prior to boarding, your dog is required to visit us for either a full day or half-day of daycare. This gives you both an opportunity to check out our facility and see how things go (for both of you) while separated. And equally important, it lets your baby know that once at our facility, you will be returning to pick them back up. This is especially helpful for rescue dogs and dogs who have separation anxiety. These little guys are a big part of our lives and we want to ensure they are all as comfortable as possible. Dogs do better with people who are familiar to them. A daycare visit or two prior to boarding helps set your baby up for success.

Garden Atrium (Potty Area)

We have a beautiful indoor garden atrium with live plants and sod. This is our potty area for the pups. Dogs will have access to this area at all times. Our facility is treated like a home and we practice and encourage good potty habits. Dogs who “mark” or potty in the house will be trained on how to wear a sanitary belly band to prevent bad habits. Dogs in belly bands will have 6-8 opportunities each day to relieve themselves.


Your dog cannot be aggressive towards other dogs or our staff.

Vaccinations Required

Rabies by 3-months of age if you live in Maricopa County otherwise by 6-months of age; Distemper; and (optional) Bordetella per your licensed veterinarian guidelines. Must wait 7-days after getting Bordetella before coming to any of our facilities. Please do not over vaccinate. We suggest puppies receive at least one Bordetella vaccination because of their young immune systems. Discuss with your vet which vaccinations would be best for your pet and your lifestyle. We absolutely accept titers to help prevent over vaccinating.

Neuter / Spay

Unique to only our Gilbert facility, we do not require tea-cup dogs to be neutered / spayed; however the females cannot be in heat.

Benefits at Gilbert’s Happy Pets Royal Palace

  • Staffed 24/7
  • Slumber sleep style or family private kennel for sleeping
  • Indoor playground built especially for dainty Toy Breeds
  • Beautiful indoor garden atrium potty area
  • Dog t.v. movie channel
  • Lots of snuggles, hugs, kisses, love, and gentle tenderness
  • Exit bath upon request. (We do not do any grooming which requires clipping or shaving.)


All prices are shown on our website.


Affenpinscher, (some) Beagles, Bichon Frise, Brussels Griffon, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cavapoo, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Cockapoo, Doxipoo, Havanese, Italian Greyhound, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Maltipoo, Miniature Dachshund, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Papillon, Pekingese, Pomapoo, Pomeranian, Toy Poodle, Pug, Pugapoo, Puggle, Schnoodle, Shih-poo, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Yorkipoo, Yorkshire Terrier