Our Mission

Our mission is to provide you with the best pet resort experience in the Valley, and offer lodging, grooming, daycare, spa, and pet hospital services second to none.

Core Values

  • Treat each pet with respect

  • Love each pet like it were our own

  • Act always in the best interest of the pet

  • Clear communication among staff

  • Respect others

Our Experience

  • Pet Resort – 45 years

  • Grooming – 100 years combined

  • Veterinarian Services – 40 years combined



Our team of managers is dedicated to making sure your pet’s stay at Applewood is convenient, comfortable, and accommodates your needs. They’re here to uphold our company standards, oversee that your pet is given top-tier care, and ensure excellence within the resort.


I love applewood!! My dogs are always happy to go in and happy when I pick up. I also board my dogs there and have been very pleased, I love that they can go out in huge real grass play yards for play times, they love it!! Also the staff has always been great, they know my dogs by name, and they barrel in the door to get their belly rubs.
Tessa B.
I would highly recommend. I have gone back into the grooming area and have also waited in the front lobby area as their clients came and went, and I witnessed nothing but the up most professionalism and superior customer service.
Yolanda M.
Expert grooming; exceptional service. I found my experience at Applewood to exceed my expectations. I would recommend this beautiful facility to everyone!
Sandra L.
Awesome Applewood. What a wonderful resort for my 2 little dogs. I moved to Arizona not long ago and have been to many dog kennels but this is 5 star all the way!!! The grounds are beautiful the resort never smells and the staff are happy you are there. I have been 3 times since I moved here and each time my dogs are very happy to be going. They love the peanut butter kong and the outings out in the big grass yard. I have them groomed every time and they have never looked better. I recommend this pet resort believe me it is the BEST!!
Samantha M.
Applewood is not only one of the top dog grooming facilities in the city, it has some of the best groomers in the NATION working there. The owner was once a top dog handler and groomer.... he is now a well-recognized judge in the AKC. Best of all, the staff LOVE dogs. There is no better facility for dogs anywhere in AZ.
Sara B.
Applewood is expensive. You get what you pay for. We've used Applewood for years and never had any kind of problem. We decided to take our dog to another place this past 4th of July weekend. Shiny & new, well closer to our house than Applewood and considerably less money. Great, except the fact that our little guy came home with a terrible stomach virus. No thanks. He goes back to Applewood from now on. Bob G.

Applewood Specialty Pet Store

Applewood Pet Resort is proud to partner with its sister-company, Bark Avenue Pet Food & Supply, where all the food, treats, and pet products are supplied from. See the brands we offer.

Red Barn Treats
Stella & Chewy’s
Pure Vita
Nature’s Variety
Nature’s Variety – Instinct Raw
Primal Pet Food

Specialization & Services

Grooming Salon

Proper grooming practices help maintain the quality and texture of your pet’s coat, as well as health and condition of their skin.



Applewood Dog Daycare Center is set up to entertain your dog through the day while you are at work or checking items off your to-do list.

Pet & Play

Our guests enjoy some time of the day running, chasing, tugging, jumping, and sniffing for toys as they run and play outside with one of our staff members in one of our park like yards.


Pool Time

Treat your dog to a swim in our custom skin-and-coat-friendly, salt water, dog bone shaped pool! Schedule your pool time today, and allow your dog the fun of fetching, splashing, and retrieving!


Outside Potty Breaks

We believe in keeping your pet’s potty habits intact, and offer two different outdoor areas for your dog to exercise and go potty.


Personal Attention

Each one of our special guests are looked in on frequently, played with, and loved throughout their stay.

Why work with us

45 years serving pets

From the age of 12, Clayton Coady, owner of Applewood Pet Resort, knew he wanted to work with dogs. It was then that he visited his first dog show and was instantly hooked. Over the next five decades, Clay dedicated his life to dogs, and expanded his expertise to include caring for cats, birds and small animals. Clay has owned lodging facilities in Illinois, California, and Arizona, and his crowning achievement is Applewood.

Personalized care and attention

At Applewood, each pet experience is completely customize-able and offers the best options for you and your pet. If you are checking in for lodging, you will be presented with activities to enhance your pet’s stay. For grooming clients, our stylists are happy to meet with you and provide the exact style you’re looking for on your dog, or your cat! For daily activities, your options range from group daycare, to pool time, to a custom massage tailored specifically to your dog’s needs.

Thousands of happy clients and pups

In 23 years of business in Paradise Valley, Applewood Pet Resort has seen thousands of clients from the Valley and across the country. We are proud of our reputation, and love each pet that has visited and stayed with us over the years.

Applewood Daycare Center

Today, there are thousands of facilities calling themselves “doggy daycare centers”; more than ever before. At Applewood, our trained staff is skilled in group daycare settings, and ensures your dog’s health and safety during Group Daycare. Our daycare program features both indoor and outdoor activities, and allows your pet to exercise and go potty outside- on the grass, and under open skies. Can your current “daycare center” say that?

24 Hour pet support

At Applewood, the safety and well being of your pet is our top priority. Our normal business hours end at 6:00pm each day, but we keep staff at the resort around the clock to ensure that your pet is safe and comfortable all through the night.

Team of pet lovers and professionals

Our staff at Applewood Pet Resort is truly amazing. They are compassionate toward animals, love working with them, and treat each pet in a professional and respectful manner. One top requirement for employment with Applewood is a true love for animals. We are selective with who works for us because we know how valuable your pet is to you, and understand the amount of trust you are placing in us.