Dependable Canine Hospitality
What do you get when you combine luxury amenities and sprawling grounds with breathtaking natural scenery, small town charm and dedicated, passionate dog lovers? You get Hillside Canine Resort and Spa in Camp Verde Arizona! We are honored to be a part of the locally vested family brand that includes nationally renowned Hillside K9 Academy, and non-profit charitable organization Northern Arizona Service Dogs. Our founder Shawn Tucker has spared no expense assembling the finest trainers, technicians and specialists in their respective fields to make sure our valued guests, two and four legged alike, receive the utmost level of attention and care every time they come to visit.
high service standards
We are proud to have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and to be members in good standing of the American Kennel Club, the International Association of Canine Professionals, as well as the International Boarding and Pet Services Association. In order to continuously maintain excellence, our staff engages in ongoing education and training programs that help us all learn and grow as both people and professionals. Thank you for choosing Hillside Canine Resort and Spa.... your furry four-legged friend's home away from home!
Hillside Canine company was founded by Phoenix native, Shawn Tucker. After several years commute over the mountain to Shawn's work as a Verde Valley firefighter, the he made the decision to settle down with his two dogs in beautiful Camp Verde, Arizona.
When the community caught wind of Shawn's reputation as a master dog trainer and behavior rehabilitator with over 40 years experience, requests flooded in from friends and other local fur parents for training sessions, pet sitting, and long term care during travel season.
As news of their open-door policy and compassionate hospitality spread, and more dog owners were referred to Mr. Tucker, it quickly became apparent that Shawn would need a dedicated facility to give every doggie guest room to romp and play.
"Dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner
In 2013 Shawn made the decision to pursue his new dream of providing the community with a "One Stop Dog Spot" where locals and travelers could bring their dogs for everything from grooming, daycare, boarding, and training to fur-friendly novelty retail and bulk food. In 2014 Shawn purchased a beautiful piece of land overlooking the Verde Valley just a few minutes from the I17 and Hwy 260 junction. For 7 years they have dedicated themselves to growing and grooming the Hillside facility and family of passionate caretakers into Northern Arizona's number one canine hospitality resource, all while keeping the neighborly spirit and small-town quality of service that has earned them the community's trust and respect.