Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff


Barbara Smith and Kevin Gibson, co-owners of Buddy’s Pet Resort, established Buddy’s Pet Resort with the mission to provide the highest quality care and attention for pets, and convenience and reassurance to clients that their pets are happy and safe during their stay with us!


Our Groomer, Kevin has been grooming for our existing clients for several years. Kevin earned his grooming certification from a local Master Groomer and continues learning new techniques through Jody Murphy’s pet grooming programs. Our grooming philosophy is to ensure a safe and positive experience for all pets, so we do not muzzle or cage dry your pets. Our approach and motto is that “We never do what your pet doesn’t let us do” and “We interact with your pet with patience and love.” Our mobile grooming services are performed in our Wag’n Tails “Elite” mobile grooming van, bringing the grooming salon to your home.

Kevin Gibson

Kevin Gibson, co-owner of Buddy’s Pet Resort, brings years of experience in operations management and as a director of Buddy Rescue Foundation, a non-profit special needs animal rescue organization. Kevin is considered the “dog whisperer” on our team, calming even the most timid pets to interact with us to enjoy their stay at Buddy’s Pet Resort!

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith, co-owner of Buddy’s Pet Resort, has a background in financial executive management and animal rescue operations as founder and President of Buddy Rescue Foundation, a non-profit special needs animal rescue organization. Barbara’s passion in caring for rescue animals comes through in our relentless attention and focus on the care and well-being of animals that stay with us at Buddy’s Pet Resort!
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