The Pet Paradise Resort and Day Spa® story began in 2002 when
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 and found a facility in St.
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
In December 2002, Fred led a group of investors that bought the
St. Augustine facility mainly to better learn the intricacies of
the business. During this time, he developed various reporting and
policy procedures which would provide the blueprint for building
and managing multiple locations.
Five months later, Pet Paradise expanded to two locations with
its acquisition of a Palm Coast facility called Happy Dog Inn. This
facility offered an in-ground swimming pool, several play areas,
indoor/outdoor suites, and several features he had envisioned for
Pet Paradise going forward.
Now, ten years later and venture backed by
Centripetal Capital Partners, Pet Paradise has over
400 employees and 20 locations throughout the
southern region of the country, nine of which are located
throughout Florida, three in Houston, three in the Dallas area, two
in Charlotte and one each in New Orleans, Phoenix and Atlanta.
We look forward to continue to expand our superior offering
throughout the country so please check back with us frequently for
updates on new locations.
At Pet Paradise, we sell peace of mind. After all, your pet
deserves an unforgettable vacation, and so do you.