BY PET PRODUCT NEWS STAFF
The Dog Stop, an all-inclusive dog care facility offering daycare, boarding, grooming, obedience training, in-home services, dog walking and retail store, will enter the Lone Star State with the first location in Houston.
Located at 920 FM1960 Road, the location is slated to open Nov. 10. The 9,600-square-foot facility will be owned and operated by husband and wife team, Tim and Janet Cooper.
“The Dog Stop is a family-friendly business that caters to everyone’s four-legged family member,” said Tim Cooper. “We’re excited to have a business that will foster every service that a dog-owner needs, and to build relationships the local animal organizations in the community.”
Cooper has managerial experience and customer relations from the Oil and Gas industry. In addition to his professional background, Cooper’s son and love for dogs inspired him to open The Dog Stop.
“We’re excited to have Tim and Janet join The Dog Stop family. They’re passionate about the brand and we’re excited to see the brand become a part of the Houston community,” said Jesse Coslov, co-founder and CEO of The Dog Stop.
The Dog Stop’s clean, safe, 100 percent 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.”
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.
The Pittsburgh-based franchise plans to open as many as 15 total locations throughout the Houston area over the next several years. 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.
“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.