In 2009, we opened The Wigglebutt Inn® because we felt that Naples’ residents deserved a great, safe, clean and fun place where they could feel comfortable leaving their dogs for daycare and boarding. At the time, we travelled a lot, and could not find such a place for our own dogs, Snoopy and Lucy. After just nine months of planning, WBI was born!
Since then, we are proud of what The Wigglebutt Inn® has become. In 2012, we expanded, doubling our size, and we now employ 26 hard working, dedicated people, and have won several awards since opening. Our happiest moments as business owners, though, are when we watch wigglebutts run back to play with their friends, as their parents smile in appreciation.
A couple years ago, we had to unexpectedly say goodbye to our best friend, Snoopy, who was truly the inspiration for all that The Wigglebutt Inn® has become. Our love for Snoopy also inspired our logo so we are happily reminded of him daily. This week, we’ll start a new journey with our dogs, Lucy and Mimi, without the demands of running a small business, and we look forward to spending a bit more time with friends and family and traveling.
Pet Paradise Resort and Day Spa® has purchased The Wigglebutt Inn, Inc. and will take over operations on June 26, 2015. While we had a handful of companies interested in buying us, we chose Pet Paradise because of their values, similar philosophy and strong commitment to quality pet care. They are an exceptional company who is dedicated to its employees and gives back to the community. We could not be happier knowing that Pet Paradise will uphold WBI’s high standards, ideals and our vision. We have every confidence that Pet Paradise will provide wonderful care for your pets. Snoopy — and we — wouldn’t have it any other way!
Thank you for your trust, loyalty and support over the past six years! Keep on Wiggling!
All of our Best,
George and Karen Paul
Owners, The Wigglebutt Inn, Inc.