Applewood Pet Resort – Where Pets Beg to Stay

In 20+ years of business in Paradise Valley, Applewood Pet Resort has seen thousands of clients from the Valley, across the country, and all over the world. We are proud of our reputation and love each pet that has visited and stayed with us over the years. Our staff at Applewood Pet Resort is truly amazing. They are compassionate toward animals, love working with them, and treat each pet in a professional and respectful manner.  One top requirement for employment with Applewood is a true love for animals. We are selective with who works for us because we know how valuable your pet is to you, and understand the amount of trust you are placing in us.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide you with the best pet resort experience in the Valley.  To do so, we offer lodging, grooming, daycare, and veterinary services second to none.

Our team of managers is dedicated to making sure your pet’s stay at Applewood is convenient, comfortable, and accommodates your needs. They’re here to uphold our company standards, oversee that your pet is given top-tier care, and ensure excellence within the resort.

Meet Our Team

Our Owner ~ Clayton Coady

From the age of 12, Clayton Coady, owner of Applewood Pet Resort, knew he wanted to work with dogs. It was then that he visited his first dog show and was instantly hooked. Over the next five decades, Clay dedicated his life to dogs, and expanded his expertise to include caring for cats, birds and small animals. Clay has owned lodging facilities in Illinois, California, and Arizona, and his crowning achievement is Applewood.

Roberto de la Torre
Roberto de la TorreGeneral Manager
Roberto is the General Manager of Applewood Pet Resort and oversees all operations and quality standards. His career with Applewood started in 2001 and has taught him all the intricacies of the pet industry which has helped him implement and uphold the highest standards of care in the Valley. Roberto is a very compassionate individual and always has our guest’s (both human and animal) best interest in heart.
Bobby Chrisman
Bobby ChrismanManager of Customer Relations
Bobby join the Applewood team in 2014. Known as Uncle Bobby by clients, the best experiences at Applewood are the close relationships that he has developed with his clients and their pets. They are part of his extended family– so much in fact that he is Godfather to Steve, a Miniature Schnauzer and Theodore, a Teacup Pomeranian that visit quite often.
Bobby enjoys working with the Applewood staff and has expressed, “The staff at Applewood is among the most dedicated and fun employees. Everyone that works here are pet lovers and they treat the pets like they are their own.“
Felix Reyes
Felix ReyesManager of Kennel Operations
Felix has been with Applewood Pet Resort since 1998. His love and dedication for these animals is evident through his hard work and commitment. Felix is experienced in distributing medications, training, as well as basic grooming. He oversees our group day care and various other daycare activities, so if you don’t see him, that’s because he spends all of his time ensuring your pets are happy and safe! Felix’s compassionate nature mixes well with our wide variety of animals and their different personalities!

Tail Wags!

I love Applewood!! My dogs are always happy to go in and happy when I pick up. I also board my dogs there and have been very pleased, I love that they can go out in huge real grass play yards for play times, they love it!! Also the staff has always been great, they know my dogs by name, and they barrel in the door to get their belly rubs.

Tessa B.

I am so thankful for Dr. Reeves and the staff at Applewood Animal Hospital! I had been told by another clinic that my sweet little rescue would need a dental and 20+ extractions. I came to Dr. Reeves for a second opinion and scheduled an appointment for her procedure. Last Wednesday she had her dental and needed only SEVEN extractions. Dr. Reeves saved her from having many more teeth needlessly removed!! I will continue to take my sweet little girl to Applewood and highly recommend it to everyone for 5-star pet care!


Applewood is not only one of the top dog grooming facilities in the city, it has some of the best groomers in the NATION working there. The owner was once a top dog handler and groomer…. he is now a well-recognized judge in the AKC. Best of all, the staff LOVE dogs. There is no better facility for dogs anywhere in AZ.

Sara B.