Our Story

The Pawville Story

Our Story Began - 2004

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 Experienced Employees Give You Peace of Mind While at Work or Vacation 

Pet First Aid Certified

Convenient Hours of Operation

Live Web Cams

Professional Grooming

Luxury Pet Villas

Progress Reports

Our Team

Jackie Merrigan

Manager

Jackie has been with the previous facility for a while and joined Pawville through our tranisition in 2021. Jackie quickly set herself apart with her hard work, genuine love for animals, and amazing customer service.  You can't miss Jackie because her smile fills up the room.  She's sure to make you and your pet feel welcome the minute you step into the lobby.