Our Story

The owners of The Dog Stop® spent several years researching the pet care industry, surveying the needs of local pet owners, and planning an all-inclusive facility after they saw a lack of transparency in the industry. Their goal was to create a fun and safe environment where dogs would love to come and play, and pet owners would feel 100% confident in the superior care that their dogs were receiving.

In 2009, the first The Dog Stop® doors opened in Pittsburgh, PA. Since that day, The Dog Stop’s mission has been to deliver a superior experience for the dogs and their whole families by providing a safe environment, offering educational opportunities, anticipating and exceeding the needs of clients and their pet companions, instilling complete peace of mind for those we serve – and to earn their trust every day!

Today, there are over 20 Stops in eleven different states including Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. Each Stop is locally owned and operated, but was bred and trained on the original The Dog Stop morals and mission. The Dog Stop® is here to offer an honest and reliable pet care solution so that you can be the awesome pet parent you need to be!

The Dog Stop Difference

The Dog Stop® Difference starts with our highly trained staff who are skilled in animal first aid and CPR, experts in dog kennel sanitation and canine behavior. This ensures a clean, safe and fun atmosphere where every pet parent can be confident their dog is well cared for.

The Dog Stop® is America’s favorite all-inclusive, award-winning pet care facility designed by dog owners for dog owners, built using materials to promote healthy and happy dogs. We take care of your dogs as if they were our own, spreading the love and earning your trust every day.

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Work With Us

The Dog Stop® is looking for fellow dog lovers to join our team! The Dog Stop® is a growing company that offers hands-on training and development, as well as advancement opportunities. If you want to
work in an exciting work environment that allows you to bring your pup to work and receive discounts on products and services, hit PAWS on your job search today, read the job descriptions, and apply today!

Discount all retail products Discount all retail products
Free & discounted dog care services Free & discounted dog care services
Bring your dog to work! Bring your dog to work!
Training & certifications in the dog care industry Training & certifications in the dog care industry
A fun & exciting work environment A fun & exciting work environment
Get to work with man's best friend, dogs! Get to work with man’s best friend, dogs!

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Our Reputation Drives Our Growth

The Dog Stop Plans Continued National Expansion

Fifteen to twenty new locations planned for 2022, with a goal for at lea…

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Our Reputation Drives Our Growth

The Dog Stop Secures Franchise Agreements for 12 New Locations

Twelve new The Dog Stop franchises will open its doors by early 2023.

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