The History of Pet Paradise

Pet Paradise Resort and Day Spa® founder Fred Goldsmith was looking for the perfect place to board his Bichon Frise, Samantha. After researching his options, he realized there was a serious need for a boarding facility that wasn’t sterile, intimidating and boring—one that could give him peace of mind, while relieving Samantha’s intense separation anxiety.

With a focus on giving pet parents access to all the premium care they need to give their furry family member the happiest, healthiest, longest life possible, the Pet Paradise brand has grown to offer resort-style pet day camp and care, professional pet grooming, low-stress veterinary care, and of course, overnight boarding that feels like home, all under one roof.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Pet Paradise can now be found in more than 50 locations throughout the United States. In addition to keeping pets healthy and happy from Phoenix to Fort Lauderdale, Pet Paradise is passionate about shaping a new kind of pet care—the kind of complete pet care that centers around making sure you’re meeting all of your pet’s needs, from annual vet visits and vaccines, to daily exercise and playtime, socialization, lots of snuggles, and more. So they can live their best life at every age and stage.

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Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life for pets, our customers and team members by providing exceptional pet care, outstanding customer experience and a fulfilling work environment. 
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Our Vision

To transform pet care and become the trusted leader in our industry by building a company that is as unique and special as the experience we create for our guests and customers.
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Our Core Values


We are passionate about pets, our customers and our team members. We are passionate about being the best at everything we do. 


We share a pioneering spirit that drives us to develop new ideas that improve our services, our company and ourselves. 


We believe in supporting and enriching our communities. We embrace a diverse and inclusive environment for pets, our customers and our team members. 

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