Dog boarders galore in the Jacksonville area; Pet Paradise opens at Yulee

Dog boarders galore in the Jacksonville area; Pet Paradise opens at Yulee 81 logo
Crady and Harper

After Jennifer Crady of Jacksonville adopted a 2-month-old boxer/hound mix named Harper, she began researching pet boarding businesses extensively.

The fate of his other beloved dog, Savannah, a 10-year-old mongrel, prompted Crady to demand a particularly high bar for anyone caring for his pets.

“I had previously lost a pet when it should have received a routine bath at a major corporate pet supply supplier and it was left unattended and died,” he said. “She was 10 years old but she was in very good health going in… It was devastating.

“I was a little paranoid about having one of my pets out of my care because of that incident,” she said.

Customer Tyree Tobler drops off his puppy, Luna, with receptionist Margaret Stitz at Pet Paradise near World Golf Village.

With his main lodging criteria “attention to detail, genuine care and relationship building with my pet and communication,” he ended up choosing the Jacksonville-based company. pet paradise. Located in nine states, the company opened its 46th location in December in Yulee, with two more Florida sites opening in the coming months in Odessa and Lake Nona and the 50th later this year.

The company was ranked #1 in Childcare Services and Day Camps by Newsweek nationally. Survey of the best pet care brands of 2021 than 10,000 US customers. It also ranked second in the hairdressing services category.

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