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About Petropolis Pet Resort

Petropolis Pet Resort has been family owned and operated since 1988 by 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 need “All Under One Woof”.  Upon opening, Dr. Schifano has continued to develop operational and facility advancements that lead the pet care industry.  His first priority continues to be maximizing the enrichment of each pet under his care.  Petropolis continues to receive nationwide recognition for this unique and forward thinking agenda.

Petropolis has lead the pet care industry in the St. Louis area for over 25 years. Always looking for new ways to enrich pet’s lives.

Petropolis Pet Resort Dog Boarding, Doggy Day Care, Dog Grooming, Dog Training

Our History

We were one of the first in the area to acknowledge the benefits of group socialization and open our very own doggie daycare in 1995. Our staff is committed to your pets and there’s nothing that will get in our way of providing outstanding pet care, not even the flood of ’93, which crippled most businesses in the city of Chesterfield. Their love of animals and the hardships that they endured is what made them a nationally recognized pet lodging facility.

Petropolis accomplished another first in the area with the construction of Canine Cove and the All-Season Pavilion. As the first dog only waterpark, the Canine Cove splash pad provides safe and social water play for dog lodging and daycare clients. The All-Season Pavilion provides 3,400 square foot of covered, clean and comfortable play area. The pavilion is equipped with fans and heaters making it the perfect place for pets to play all year-round.

Petropolis Pet Resort is an award-winning pet care facility located on 2 Acres in Chesterfield, MO. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and continuously meet the high standards of care for our furry and human guests.

Our Owner and Founder

Dr. Paul Schifano is a lifelong animal lover and has been working with animals since the age of 15. Growing up in Michigan, Paul knew early on that he wanted to be a Veterinarian so he worked in area kennels to gain the experience he needed. At the age of 16 his family purchased the nation’s longest running pet center, Silver Maple Farm, which brought them to the St. Louis area. In 1988, the dream of Petropolis became a reality when he was able to open the facility you know and love today. Paul currently owns and operates both facilities with the help of his sons, Joseph Schifano and Michael Schifano.

Our Mission

Below are at least five reasons why pet owners choose Petropolis Pet Resort, and are willing to drive all the way from downtown St. Louis, St. Charles, or even Washington, for their pet care needs:

  • We come highly recommended by leading veterinarians
  • We provide safe, clean, private and spacious overnight accommodations
  • Our guests receive care and attention from friendly, experienced and certified staff members
  • We offer more than 6000 square feet of lush outdoor play area
  • Luxury dog boarding rates that start as low as $27.95/per night. Click here to see our current special offers.
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