About Us

Pasadena Pet Motel is a member of the Pet Care Services Association and we pride ourselves on not only meeting their high standards but exceeding them.

The Pasadena Pet Motel is owned and operated by Clarke & Kristen Triplett, who purchased the pet motel 13 years ago. Kristen is a veterinary technician with over 25 years experience. Because of her level of expertise, we are recommended by many of the veterinarians, veterinary technicians, shelters, groomers, rescue organizations and AKC Judges. Their trust in being able to recommend is the highest form of flattery and we do not take this lightly.

Clarke & Kristen own five dogs: two of which are nationally titled dock diving champions and the others are actively engaged in therapy work with their communities. Kristen is also heavily involved with several local rescue organizations and events.

The pet motel is managed by Sarah Davis who has over 15 years of experience in managing pet motels. Sarah has been with us for 6 years now and she brings her love of puppies and strong organizational skills to the team. Sarah lives in Gulfport with her wife and their six (...and willing to add more!) Cardigan Welsh Corgis.

Samantha Triplett, Clarke & Kristen’s daughter, started working at the Pasadena Pet Motel at the age of 13, prior to Clarke & Kristen purchasing the company. After graduating college at USF, Samantha went on to receive her Certified Head Master Trainer certification through the North State K-9 Academy of Tarheel Training, Inc.

Her certifications include:

  • Professional Obedience Training
  • Patrol
  • Detection
  • Tracking & Trailing
  • Behavior Modification

Samantha is also the president of the Tampa Bay Protection Sport Association and is also a working member of the National Tactical Police Dog Association, The International Association of K-9 Professionals, The American Pet Dog Trainers Association and is listed as an American Kennel Club Trainer.  Samantha competes in PSA with her Belgian Molinois, Ruco, who has earned his SVV1, PDC, PSA1 and is currently competing for his PSA 2. Sam also owns a German Short Hair Pointer, Scarlett Begonia, who is a narcotics detection dog.

Matt Taylor graduated from South Florida University and also received his Protection Sport and Decoy Trainer Certification from North State K-9 Academy of Tarheel Training, Inc. Matt is a certified PSA Decoy and is also the Head Decoy of the Tampa Bay PSA Club. He is also a working member of the National Tactical Police Dog Association. Matt has a Dutch Shepherd, Kados, who is titled in PDC and PSA 1.

We also have four trainers on our staff who can assist with whatever your training needs may be. Caring for your pet is both a privilege and a responsibility which we take very seriously. Your pet’s well being and happiness are our primary concern. Rest assured that with us, your pet receives the attention and care most conducive to good health and well-being, within a controlled, safe and clean environment.

We are LGBT-friendly and we also offer discounts to our active duty military, firefighters and and first responders. For more information, see our boarding page.