Pet Adoptions During COVID-19

Pet Paradise offering PAW Packs for new pet adoptions; Mar.15th through May 31st
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Amidst shut-downs due to Coronavirus and the impact it's had on the local economy, Pet Paradise President and CEO Fernando Acosta-Rua says "We've been amazed by the number of people making homeless pets part of their families as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic." 

The Florida based pet care company, with a location in Greenville, is showing those families love by offering a PAW pack, a Pet Adoption Welcome Pack.  

It includes services at Pet Paradise and is available to anyone who adopted a pet beginning March 15th... and will run through May 31. 

Adoption paperwork must be provided.  Pet Paradise is also providing specials for local heros, Healthcare workers and First responders, by offering a 50% discount on boarding and day camp services.  

Learn more at 

Official News Release below:

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – (April 22, 2020) — Pet Paradise, a Florida-based pet care provider offering boarding, day camp, grooming and veterinary services, is introducing a new program for families who have recently adopted dogs or cats called the Pet Adoption Welcome Pack (PAW PACK). This welcome pack is available to anyone who has adopted or will adopt a pet from March 15 through May 31.  “We’ve been amazed by the number of people making homeless pets part of their families as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Pet Paradise President & CEO Fernando Acosta-Rua. “To help those new pet parents, we are offering some of our services they can use over the next couple of months as they adjust to their new life. It has been inspiring to see so many pets find their forever homes during this challenging time, and we want to thank those pet parents who adopt. This new package makes it easy for new pet parents to get the services they need to ensure their pets stay healthy.”  Pet Paradise is offering two free days of day camp, one free night of boarding with additional play time at no extra cost, 50% off a go-home bath and a free veterinary exam. Pet Paradise will also waive membership fees for new pet owners who purchase a wellness plan (a $48 value). Pet Paradise wellness plans start at $34 per month and include unlimited office visits, vaccinations, deworming, heartworm tests, leukemia tests, FIV tests and more. The PAW PACK offers can be used at any Pet Paradise location until August 31.  The PAW PACK is available to anyone who has adopted or adopts a pet between March 15 and May 31, 2020. New pet owners must show proof of adoption such as an approved adoption application, vaccination records or sterilization certificate.  In addition to these perks for new pet owners, Pet Paradise has already implemented a variety of safety measures due to COVID-19, such as curbside drop-off and pick-up. To use this service, customers are encouraged to call their resort five minutes prior to arrival. A complete list of resorts and phone numbers is available here. All pets will be double leashed as they are escorted into the resort as an added safety precaution. Pet Paradise has also enhanced cleaning procedures, offered flexible work schedules and paid sick time for employees. Pet Paradise continues to offer a 50% discount on boarding and day camp services for all health care workers and first responders. Pet Paradise is also offering $20 day camp on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays through May 31. “At Pet Paradise, we have always focused on providing trustworthy pet care in a clean and attentive environment,” said Acosta-Rua. “Our new PAW PACK program gives new pet owners an opportunity to ensure their new furry family members have exceptional care by a team of animal lovers who are passionate about the health and safety of our pet guests, our human guests and our employees.” To redeem the PAW PACK, health care discounts or book a boarding, day camp, grooming or veterinary appointment, visit