In the vast landscape of the pet care industry, one brand has not only stood the test of time, but has emerged as a shining example of growth, success, and unwavering dedication to providing exceptional care for our furry friends. Founded in 2009 by Jesse Coslov and Chris Kane, The Dog Stop was born out of a deep passion for dogs and a commitment to addressing the diverse needs of dog owners. Today, as it continues to expand its reach and influence, The Dog Stop remains true to its core mission while embracing innovation, education, and a comprehensive approach to canine well-being.
A Concept Born from Love and Need
The journey of The Dog Stop began with a profound understanding of the bond between humans and their canine companions. Coslov, an avid dog lover, recognized the gaps in the pet care industry and listened intently to the concerns of local dog owners. He saw a need for a comprehensive solution that not only offered high-quality dog care services but also created an environment of trust, transparency, and education for dog owners.
Coslov’s vision materialized into The Dog Stop, an establishment that encapsulates all the services a dog might need under one roof. From spa-style grooming to year-round boarding, individualized training to playtime-focused daycare, and a natural pet retail store that carries only the finest products, The Dog Stop became the ultimate destination for holistic canine care.
A Commitment to Quality and Expertise
Central to The Dog Stop’s success is its unyielding commitment to quality, expertise, and continuous learning. Understanding that there’s no universal approach to dog care, the brand emphasizes personalized care plans tailored to each dog’s age, breed, and temperament, implementing programs such as the VIP (Very Important Players) Program, designed specifically for dogs who require additional care. This commitment extends to its staff as well. The expert teams at each location are well-versed in the evolving science of dog care, behavior, grooming, and nutrition. This ensures that every service offered is rooted in the latest knowledge and insights, guaranteeing the well-being of every dog that walks through the door.
From Local Roots to National Expansion
Since its inception, The Dog Stop’s growth trajectory has been nothing short of impressive. Founded in 2009 and venturing into franchising in 2013, the brand’s expansion has been carefully orchestrated. The founders’ deep understanding of the multifaceted nature of dog care led them to reject the notion of a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, they envisioned a network of facilities catered to the unique needs of dogs and their owners.
Today, The Dog Stop proudly serves dogs and their owners across 25 locations in 12 states, with more than 50 new locations on the horizon. A testament to its sustained growth, the brand’s success story continues to unfold. In the first half of this year alone, The Dog Stop opened two new locations, inked deals for 17 more, and announced its forthcoming 100th and 101st territories sold. This momentum is mirrored in the brand’s sales figures, boasting an impressive 17% year-over-year increase.
A Vision for the Future: Expansion and Innovation
As The Dog Stop charges into the future, its sights are set on expansion and innovation. Over the past year, The Dog Stop has opened 4 locations in Bothell, Carnegie, Allison Park, and Kenner, with another set to open in Centreville this September, and projects the opening of 10 more by the year’s end. This aggressive growth strategy is aimed at introducing The Dog Stop’s unparalleled services to new markets, including Baton Rouge, Orlando, Dallas, Colorado Springs, Houston, Lake Charles, Tampa, Atlanta, Knoxville, Eastern PA, Lexington, Portland, Central NJ, New York City, Charleston, Austin, Frisco, San Antonio, and Norfolk.
Coslov expresses his enthusiasm for this ongoing expansion: “As momentum of our brand’s expansion and its impact on the communities we serve persists, we look forward with excitement. The path ahead leads to sustained national flourishing, underlined by our commitment to unveil multiple new facilities in the upcoming months and years.”
Championing Canine Well-being: An Industry Leader
The Dog Stop’s commitment to excellence has not gone unnoticed. In a remarkable achievement, the brand was recognized as an Inc. 5000 Company, a prestigious list featuring America’s most successful companies. Such accolades underscore The Dog Stop’s undeniable impact on the pet care landscape.
Moreover, The Dog Stop’s dedication to the well-being of its furry clients has set a new industry standard. It recently became the first nationwide boarding and daycare space to partner with Fear Free. Since 2016, Fear Free has been offering online educational programs with the goal of alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress in pets to veterinary and pet professionals, animal welfare employees, volunteers, and pet owners. By partnering with Fear Free, The Dog Stop is pioneering an approach that places both the physical and emotional well-being of dogs at the forefront, enhancing The Dog Stop Difference by providing elevated service offerings and superior business models for franchisees, and setting a new care standard for dog daycare, boarding, and grooming facilities.
A Journey of Unprecedented Care
In a world where pets are cherished members of the family, The Dog Stop stands as a beacon of unparalleled care, growth, and success. What began as a response to local concerns has blossomed into a nationwide network of holistic canine care. With a dedication to personalized care, an unrelenting pursuit of knowledge, and a commitment to innovation, The Dog Stop continues to redefine the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of pet care.
As it charts an ambitious path of expansion and further solidifies its position as an industry leader, The Dog Stop remains true to its core values. It is a testament to the fact that a simple yet profound concept, fueled by passion and executed with precision, can not only thrive but transform an entire industry for the better. The journey of The Dog Stop is an attestation to the power of love, dedication, and a deep understanding of the needs of our loyal canine companions.