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Fairfield County's top destination for dogs, cats, & the people who love them.
Joe & Laura Kaddis
We continue to reinvest in the business and have created a truly special campus for both dogs and cats.
Since acquiring our neighboring property five years ago, we can now boast a full 3.86 acres with six buildings for our animals, two staff apartments, four outdoor play yards, an indoor play yard, 100 covered outdoor runs, 100 indoor sleeping spaces, three table Salon, and a Cattery with outdoor exploration space and separate driveway entrance.
The year was 1999, and Joe and Laura Kaddis had 13 rescue dogs. It wasn’t something they’d planned, exactly - active volunteers with local shelters, the two had discovered a passion over the years for taking in and rehabilitating abused dogs, adopting six and earning the nickname “the last resort couple.”
When Joe visited the Bridgeport pound intending to adopt one more, he learned that seven dogs were scheduled to be euthanized that day - of course, he took them all. The couple worked with volunteers to find the dogs loving homes, housing them in their heated three-car garage until ready to meet their new families.
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When their vet, Dr. Noonan, mentioned that a kennel was for sale in Wilton, Joe & Laura recognized this was the perfect opportunity to expand their rescue efforts.
The Kaddis' envisioned a canine retreat that would serve as a trusted resource for the pup-loving neighbors of their community, giving pets a vacation spot with plenty of outdoor space to "let dogs be dogs" as well as allowing the couple to continue helping dogs of all breeds & backgrounds.
The First Kaddis Rescue Family
Today, Passage East is proud to offer a full range of pet care services, including dog boarding, professional grooming, daycare, & cat boarding, and continues to collaborate with local rescue groups to find homes for dogs in need.
Our loyal, dedicated staff of 13 full-time and 11 part-time employees are encouraged to foster the ultimate animal-loving environment and "let dogs be dogs."
Did you know?
We're movie stars (sort of)! In August 2007, Passage East was renamed the "Lazy Pooch Hotel" for the filming of a scene for Disney's "Old Dogs," starring Robin Williams and John Travolta.
In the film, Travolta is seen picking up his dog from the kennel. You can check it out here!
For an inside peek at Passage East and The Cat Cottage, check out this video starring some of our adorable guests and directed/produced by the talented students of the 2023 Wilton High School Video Production Class!
Special thanks to this very talented crew for their hard work!
Passage East also remains a family endeavor.
You may notice our four daughters Mary, Amy, Becca, and Anna working when you pick up your dogs and cats!
Pictured Here: Mary, Amy, Becca, & Anna Kaddis
(plus Lilah, Hershey, Santa, Tobey, & Millie)
Dogs: 499 Danbury Road | Wilton, CT
Cat Cottage: 503 Danbury Road | Wilton, CT
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