The Dog Stop® Puts Its Paw Prints in Houston

All-inclusive dog care facility will open first Texas location in Fall of 2018

October 18, 2018 // Franchising.com // PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Dog Stop® – an award-winning, 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 to open in Houston.

Located at 920 FM1960 Road, is slated to open November 10, 2018. The new 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.”

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Cooper brings his 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®.

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”.

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.

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. “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.