The Dog Stop® Continues to Grow in Pittsburgh
June 13, 2018 // Franchising.com // PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Dog Stop® - founded in Pittsburgh in 2009 - an award-winning, all-inclusive dog care facility continues to expand their paw print in their home turf of Pittsburgh with their newest location in Upper St. Clair.
Located at 1377 McLaughlin Run Road in Upper St. Clair, the new location will be owned by Brad and Linda Childs and operated by store manager, Amanda Meneo. The new store currently stands at 8,000 sq. ft. but future plans call to double the store totaling to 16,000 sq. ft. primarily made up of outdoor play space. The Childs ultimately plan to open nine additional over the next several years.
“We’re excited to bring everything The Dog Stop® has to offer to Upper St. Clair, and are confident that the community will embrace the brand as well,” said Brad. “To say that my wife and I are passionate about animals is an understatement, and the same can be said for The Dog Stop®.”
Currently serving as the Regional Vice President of Eyetique and the Co-Founder of Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue (PAART) , Brad plans to combine his business knowledge with his passion for dogs. Childs’ natural leadership abilities and experience in animal care has guided his professional step to provide the best experience for his community and their four-legged companions.
“At The Dog Stop® we are a dog-and-people-first culture and that drives the direction of our business,” said Brad. “People want the best services for their dogs and the demand for a business to provide every need from grooming, to training, boarding and daycare is growing. The Dog Stop® understands this growing industry and is doing everything right to dominate in it.”
The Dog Stop’s clean, safe, 100% climate controlled facilities feature premium boarding accommodations, social and interactive daycare experiences, spa-like grooming retreats, in-home services, and a retail store featuring premium dog food, treats, toys and accessories. Other features include separate and secure play areas for dogs of all ages, sizes and energy levels, including outdoor space with special anti-microbial artificial “grass".
Unlike many of its competitors, The Dog Stop® charges a flat standard fee, no matter the breed or size of the dogs. However, for those owners who prefer a more tailored experience for their dogs, the “Dog Stop Delights program” offers extra activities such as cuddle time, one-on-one play, leash walks, training sessions and puzzle time.
“Our facilities exist to promote healthy and happy dogs through socialization, physical and mental exercise and a holistic retail approach,” said Chris Kane, Co-founder and CFO. “We’re excited to have Brad and Linda join The Dog Stop® family. They’re passionate about the brand and have a wealth of knowledge that will play a vital role in their success. We believe that their store will thrive and the community will embrace the business,” said Jesse Coslov, Co-founder and CEO.
The Dog Stop of Upper St. Clair will be open Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more information about The Dog Stop’s services or to make an appointment to tour the facility, call (412) 319-7508.
About The Dog Stop
Founded in 2009 and franchising since 2014, The Dog Stop® is an award-winning, all-inclusive indoor/outdoor dog care facility offering daycare, boarding, grooming, obedience training, in-home services, dog walking, and retail store. Today, there are 12 locations open and operating in five states, with numerous others in various stages of development across the country. For more information, visit www.thedogstop.com.
Josephine B. Mallari
Franchise Elevator PR
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