At Pet Paradise Resort and Day Spa®, we offer the ultimate pet boarding experience for your dog or cat. Our attentive staff is passionate about pets and will go the extra mile to ensure that your pet has a safe and enjoyable time with us. Our resort locations are uniquely tailored to meet all of your pet’s desires. Whether it’s making a splash in our signature bone-shaped pool or relaxing at storytime, Pet Paradise promises to create a memorable stay for your pet. In addition, our four-legged guests can indulge in a day of excitement and adventure at day camp or have a spa day and receive a fresh, new look by one of our professional groomers. Your furry companion is waiting to discover new friendships in paradise.
The Pet Paradise Resort and Day Spa® story began in 2002 when Founder, Fred Goldsmith, was looking for a place to leave his Bichon Frise, Samantha. So, like any good “pet parent” would do, Fred shopped around for the best place for his pet.
As an entrepreneur with experience in the hotel software business, Fred quickly recognized there was an unmet need in the market – and then, the light went off. The idea was not only to build a better pet boarding facility, but also to build something convenient that gave owners peace of mind when they left their pets.
In December 2002, Fred led a group of investors who bought the first Pet Paradise resort. Five months later, Pet Paradise expanded to two locations with its acquisition of a Palm Coast facility called Happy Dog Inn and in 2005 built the first airport prototype location in Jacksonville.
Now, 15 years later Pet Paradise has over 800 employees and 30 locations throughout the southern region of the country. In June 2016, Pet Paradise entered into a partnership with Crane Group, a family-owned holding and management company based in Columbus, Ohio. Crane now has majority interest in Pet Paradise which will allow innovation, growth and new opportunities for the company.