We're Pawsitively Awesome!

We’re conveniently located off of Highway 17 right before you enter the Porters Neck area!

Our facility features:

- Inground bone-shaped pool 

- Indoor/outdoor dog daycare playrooms

- Grooming spa

- Cat boarding condos

- Dog boarding townhomes featuring private yards for each pup (accessible through a doggy door)

- Boutique with dog treat bakery

- Waggin' Wagon

- K9 training

Most importantly, we have a team of professional and attentive staff who have crazy amounts of passion for the animals in our care.  It’s really something you have to experience to appreciate.  Stop by to meet us and take a tour anytime!

Hours of Operation


7:00 am - 7:00 pm 


 7:00 am - 7:00 pm 


7:00 am - 7:00 pm 


7:00 am - 7:00 pm 


 7:00 am - 7:00 pm 


 7:00 am - 7:00pm 

Our Services

Top dog standards

Your dog will settle into a private townhome and even have the option to enjoy a private yard accessible through a doggie door. Each townhome is separately ventilated with a constant flow of purified air to create a healthy environment. Last of all, playtimes (with friends or alone) in the play yard are always complimentary for our boarding guests.

While the humans are away, the puppies will play

Let your companion spend the day with us to release some of that energy. Your dog will enjoy playtime with other dogs of similar size/temperament and will return home tired and happy. Not sure how your dog will do in daycare?  Ask for a free trial and get 4 hours of free daycare on your pup’s first visit!

Fine Feline Living

Our kitty townhomes are located in a private cats-only room that is insulated for sound to create a serene environment for our feline guests. Daily cleaning, attention, and love from our caring staff (as well as laser light shows) are always complimentary.

No more long nails and dog smell

Our experienced and professional groomers are capable of providing a full range of grooming services ranging from beautiful poodle cuts to simple nail trims. We strive to make the grooming experience as comfortable as possible for every client and seek to establish a personal bond with each pet in our care. Most grooming appointments can be done within 3 hours from time of drop off.

Pawville Training Academy

We believe there is no one way to train a dog. Dogs, much like people, learn tasks and desired behaviors in varying ways.  As such, we adjust our approach and methodologies based upon the needs of your pet.  Make sure to schedule an evaluation to meet our trainer and see how we can help with your training goals.

Our Story

Our Story Began 2006


Phil & Amanda met in 2004, married in 2005, and began looking for a business to open. It was Amanda's idea to open a pet resort, and she never stops reminding Phil of this fact. Furthermore, Amanda's experience as a veterinary technician was fundamental to their success opening their first pet resort in 2007.  

They found a 5,000 sq ft pet store in Citrus County, FL and invested their savings and sweat equity to purchase and convert it into a pet boarding and grooming facility. From the start, they chose to focus heavily on the customer experience. This meant 1) investing heavily to train and retain high quality staff and 2) re-invest in their facility. This twin approach resulted in a satisfied and growing customer base which would provide the bedrock for future success.

In 2012


Citrus Pawville flourished under solid management as Phil & Amanda moved to North Carolina where they opened their Surf City location in 2012. This facility followed a similar trajectory as their FL location to become the most popular pet services facility in the Topsail, NC region. During this time, Phil completed his Masters of Business Administration at UNC Wilmington where he began to envision something larger than their two locations.

By 2021


The Jacksonville, NC facility joined the Pawville family in 2015 and received an expansion/upgrade in 2017. In 2020, Pawville added the North Shore location in Sneads Ferry with the acquisition of Salty Paws Pet Resort. 2020 also saw Pawville's first built-from-scratch facility with Midtown Pawville in Southern Wilmington, NC. Finally, Scotts Hill Pawville joined the family in 2021 with the acquisition of Pups Play & Stay in Northern Wilmington, NC. With each new location, Pawville stayed true to its obsessive focus on the customer experience.

Pawville Today


In 2022 Pawville acquired Benji's in Pawleys Island, giving Pawville a presence in three states. Meanwhile, construction plans began for Pawville's property in Clayton, NC at 103 Tew Ct. This location will be Pawville's first venture into the RDU market.

With seven operating locations and an eighth in construction, Phil & Amanda continue pushing Pawville to evolve and grow, adding service offerings and locations when these changes enhance the consumer experience for human clients and their four-legged guests.

Our Staff



Jackie started working at Pups play and stay in 2012, once Pawville acquired the facility in 2021, she continued as manager and was a very important part in our transition! She will go the extra mile to make sure clients are comfortable and feel heard. Jackie has a passion for animals, especially our more reserved personalities. She says the best part about her job is watching a shy dog blossom throughout their stay. Jackie has a five-year-old staffy that loves to join her at work, you can catch Dolly the princess welcoming new dogs and showing them the ropes!


Shift Supervisor

Maddie is a friendly face that is sure to make you and your pet feel welcome from the minute you walk in the door! She started at Pups play and stay in 2020 and became a Shift Supervisor for Pawville in 2021 during our transition. She has a soft spot for German Shepherds and Pitties but absolutely loves that her job allows her to create bonds with all the different types of dogs that walk in the door. Maddie doesn’t currently have any pets but is looking forward to being a furever home to a shelter dog in the future!


Shift Supervisor

Hannah started at Pups play and stay in 2020 but through the transition with Pawville has continued to flourish and implant her place within our Paw village! Hannah is not only a hard worker, but she is determined to make sure our dogs are safe and happy during their time at Pawville. All though Hannah’s customer service is top notch, Hannah loves the outside so you’ll often see her out in the play yards romping with our guests. Hannah loves that she can create strong bonds with our regulars, that make her feel like she’s a part of the family! Banjo, is Hannah’s 4 year old pitty/hound mix who absolutely loves when his mom gets to bring him to daycare to try and tire out our high energy group!


Shift Supervisor

Katie is a transfer from our Porters Neck location, but she found a quick home with the team and pups at Scotts Hill. Katie has a soft approach with the dogs that makes them quickly love her, each furry client is a new personality for her to learn and find the best way to make them feel comfortable. She believes that just like people, each animal has a way they would like to be treated, and she’s determined to figure that out. Katie has a 3-year-old border collie mix named Stormy, who is a rescue and loves to give her mom cuddles when she comes home from work!


Daycare Lead

Jordan started at Pawville in 2021, and quickly moved up from sheer love for animals and knowledge. Jordan came to us with 2 years professional experience with dogs and a natural hack for leadership and is very excited to bring her skills to this position. From her first day at Pawville, she could tell that the staff felt like family, and it keeps her motivated to know she feels valued. She is very respected by the dogs in the daycare yard and makes sure to keep everyone safe while allowing them to have fun and be dogs. Jordan has 3 dogs of her own and a bunny that are like her own personal daycare group at home!