The Dog Stop Set to Wag Its Way to South Florida
All-inclusive dog care facility franchise signs a master franchise agreement; Slated to open first location this year.
June 20, 2018 // Franchising.com // PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Years ago, pet owners had access to only a handful of businesses offering services to keep their furry friends happy and healthy. But new pet businesses are cropping up every day to fill the demand of this growing breed of consumers. One such business, The Dog Stop®, has signed a master franchise agreement to develop approximately 20 locations, with the first store opening in Stuart.
Located at 1070-1088 NW Federal Highway in North River Shores Plaza, the Stuart location is expected to open later this year. The Pittsburgh-based franchise plans to open as many as 20 total locations throughout South Florida over the next several years.
“At The Dog Stop®, we understand that dogs are more than just pets - they’re members of the family,” said Omar Hussamy, an orthopedic surgeon who will own and operate the first location with his wife Carole. “We’re on the cutting edge of a growing company and booming industry - it’s exciting to be able to bring this concept to South Florida where there are tons of dog lovers.”
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 sizes and energy levels, including outdoor space with special anti-microbial?turf "grass".
“People want the best services for their dogs and the demand for a business to provide every need from grooming, to training and daycare is growing,” said Carole. “The Dog Stop® understands this growing industry and is doing everything right to dominate in it. This is a fun team to be a part of, and we’re excited to bring the brand in South Florida.”
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 Omar and Carole join The Dog Stop family. They’re passionate about the brand and bringing it to the South Florida community. We believe that their store will thrive and the community will embrace the business,” said Jesse Coslov, Co-founder and CEO.
Today, there are 12 locations open and operating in five states, with more than 40 additional stores in various stages of development across the country.
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
SOURCE The Dog Stop®