BY PET PRODUCT NEWS STAFF
The Dog Stop, an all-inclusive indoor/outdoor dog care chain, has signed a master franchise agreement to develop approximately 20 locations in South Florida, with the first store opening in Stuart.
Located at 1070-1088 NW Federal Highway in North River Shores Plaza, The Dog Stop of Stuart will be owned and operated by local orthopedic surgeon, Omar Hussamy, and his wife, Carole. In addition to the Stuart location, company plans call for the development of 20 facilities throughout South Florida, five of which the Hussamy’s will operate. The master franchisee couple already has their second location underway in Vero Beach, and a third location is currently under development in Boca Raton by a second franchisee couple, Francis and Jo Pepin.
The Dog Stop’s clean, safe, 100 percent climate controlled facilities feature premium boarding accommodations, social and interactive day care 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.”
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.
Today, there are 15 locations open and operating in six states, with more than 40 additional stores in various stages of development across the country.