The Dog Stop owners, Jesse Coslov and Chris Kane, are extremely excited to announce the completion of a deal they’ve been working on for nearly 18 months. The Dog Stop® has a new operational partner and investor, Franvest Capital Partners, out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Franvest team brings a tremendous amount of franchise experience and leadership along with a history of building very successful international franchise organizations. Their past investments have primarily been in the fitness space, with their most recent one being Orange Theory Fitness (OTF), one of the top brands in the fitness and franchise world. Since their investment in OTF in 2013, the company has grown from less than 10 locations in Florida to over 1400 locations across 30 countries.
This new partnership will provide much-needed capital, operational guidance and support to our growth plans for the future. The team will immediately focus on boosting development efforts to bring new qualified franchisees into the system, establish new marketing programs and add new technologies to the business model, which will help differentiate The Dog Stop from the competition and improve operations across the board. Additionally, we will be building out a new flagship corporate location, new training facilities, and new corporate headquarters here in Pittsburgh, PA.
Stay tuned for lots of exciting news to follow over the coming months with regard to new vendors, operational partnerships, technologies and updates to The Dog Stop® system. If you should have any questions or concerns about any of this news, please do not hesitate to contact The Dog Stop corporate team directly!