Our Story

Safari Pet Resort is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing superior pet care for over 40 years. The owners and staff have made great efforts to provide an absolutely exceptional home away from home for your dogs and cats. Above and beyond standard pet care facilities, Safari Pet Resort is Middle Tennessee's premier pet resort, nestled in a serenely wooded setting in the heart of Murfreesboro. While at Safari Pet Resort, your pet will have all the amenities he or she could ever want and will always receive individualized attention and care from an experienced, dedicated staff of trained pet care technicians.

Our Facility

Our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility has sophisticated safety and wellness systems to ensure happy and healthy pets. We offer premium lodging accommodations, over 20,000 square feet of exciting play areas, our saltwater Safari Lagoon Pool, a grooming salon, and much more!

Our History

Pets have an immensely important place in the American family structure. Pet owners feel their pets are true members of the family, and owners are unhappy when their pets, like any other family member, can’t accompany them on vacation. Our founders, Richard and Susan Cleveland, owners of then Cuts Limited Kennels, Inc. (circa. 1978), were well aware of this modern-day phenomenon. In 1997, they began developing a totally new concept in pet care: a place where pets can go on vacation every day. The result of this planning opened in July of 1999 as Safari Pet Resort, “Where Pets Go On Adventure.” Since that opening date, we have added even more services and activities designed just for the enjoyment of animals. We will constantly strive to accommodate our pet owners and their needs, but our real mission is to satisfy the needs, wants, and even whims of our real customers... the pets!

In Memory 

In late 2018, the Safari Pet Resort family lost its co-founder and CFO Susan Cleveland. In addition to “mother” and compassionate leader to the Safari family of staff, Susan was an award-winning pet groomer, industry clothing designer, business coach and competition judge, financial strategist, and idea innovator. As an educator and gifted with working with young children, Susan often volunteered at community schools, teaching about safe pet handling and educating children how to care for their pets at home. Always the empathetic compass, Susan offered a caring and level-headed approach to any interaction, whether with her beloved staff or the clients who she treated as honored guests. Safari Pet Resort has been irrevocably shaped by Susan’s touch, and every effort our small business continues to make toward kindness, empathy, and excellence—we make in her honor.


Where Pets Go OnAdventure
1635 Lascassas Pike Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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