Our History

Petropolis first opened its doors in 1988 thanks to Dr. Paul Schifano and Hannelore Bugby. Dr. Schifano’s goal was to create the nation’s first all-inclusive pet center servicing every pet’s needs “all under one woof.” Before Petropolis, Schifano and Bugby had years of experience operating Silver Maple Pet Center – the oldest pet hotel in the country.

Over the years, we’ve evolved with the times and adopted the force-free philosophy that make us the business we are today. When your pet comes to stay with us, they get not only thirty years of experience but also the most cutting edge, research-based methods in the pet care industry. 

Our Mission

Enrich. Educate. Empower. That’s been our mission for over thirty years. And while we’ve been around for a long time, we’re anything but old-fashioned. We work to provide enriching experiences for the pets in our care and empower the human-animal bond by educating pet parents in our community.


Let your pup get their energy out at our enriching dog daycare.


Have peace of mind while you're away with our low-stress pet boarding options.


Raise a dog you can take everywhere with the help of force-free dog trainers.


Keep your pet looking and feeling good with low-stress cat and dog grooming.