Hounds Town USA Doggie Daycare is home to the happiest dogs in the world!
Hounds Town USA is unlike any other dog daycare or overnight accommodation you’ve ever seen.
Simple – we put dogs first!
Unlike other high-end pet care franchises that fill their business models – and their customers’ bills – with unnecessary bells and whistles to impress people, Hounds Town USA continues to focus on making dogs happy.
Our well-designed locations allow dogs to follow their natural pack instincts and interact with each other in a safe, well-supervised environment.
Most importantly, we DO NOT racially discriminate dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds after an initial assessment and welcome them to our facilities.
Our founder Mike Gould started Hounds Town USA after a long, rewarding career as the head coach for the NYPD K-9 unit. Mike has been studying dogs since the early 80s and learning what makes them tick.
Together with President Jackie Bondanza, Mike has developed an interactive dog daycare experience that focuses on her immense love for dogs and deep understanding of what makes them tick.
Dogs spend fun days in Hounds Town USA running, jumping, sniffing, playing and themselves in “packs” grouped by size, breed and temperament … and their humans couldn’t be happier!
Why choose us
Every morning our franchisees wake up excited about going to work and going to bed every night knowing they are making a difference.
HERE’S WHAT OTHER A DOG TOWN MAKES A PAW SOME CAREER MOVEMENT!
High return potential (for a relatively low investment): Last year our franchisees had an average Gross sales of $ 893,531. * For $ 366,000 less than the average initial investment of competing pet care franchises, you have the potential to make $ 200,000 MORE average gross sales!
Potential for a quick ROI: Hounds Town USA’s franchises are on average impressive 236% sales-investment ratio, This means you can potentially get your initial investment – and some more – back in your first year of business!
Daycare Center Going Nowhere !: Did you know that during the 2008-2009 recession, there was actually spending on animal care? increased by 17%? This is because people tend to prioritize the needs of their pets, even in times of economic downturn.
Additionally, 68% of US households currently own a pet. With the recent surge in pet adoption, we expect this number to grow even further in the years to come.
Take your career off the leash: Tired of spending your days at a desk? Hounds Town USA franchisees love a career that brings them personal fulfillment and joy – and enables them to enjoy a career healthy work-life balance.
Owning a company … Not the problems: Owning an independent dog daycare comes with a fair amount of problems and headaches. When you invest in an established company like Hounds Town USA you can count on the continued support of our customers experienced company team instead of facing the stress and considerable risk of walking alone.
It’s your chance to make an impact: Hounds Town USA is about giving back. Through non-profit organizations like Hounds Town Charities and the Fresh Air Foundation, we give our franchisees the opportunity to do so get involved with local animal rescue groups and animal shelters and make a real difference in the lives of dogs in their communities.
Our franchisees are the heart and soul of our business and we see each and every one of them as part of our family.
If you can answer “yes” to these questions, we want you in our package!
- Do you live for wet noses and sloppy kisses? Are you the kind of person who has to pet every dog you see? Love the idea of incorporating your love for dogs into your career?
- Do you love to think outside the box to find effective solutions to problems? Are you ready to invest the hours necessary to build a successful business?
- Do you have that entrepreneurial spirit? Do you have a knack for sales or business? Do you have experience in a leadership or management role?
- Are you looking for a way to escape the corporate hype and take control of your financial future by investing in yourself?
- Still in a full-time career that you love, but looking for an absence opportunity that can help you achieve your business goals?
Training and support:
WE TAKE THE “PACK MENTALITY” CONCEPT SERIOUSLY!
Our franchisees are more than just business partners to Mike, Jackie and the rest of the Hounds Town USA corporate team – they’re part of the package! We go above and beyond to provide our franchisees with prompt and comprehensive support for virtually any situation they find themselves in.
Not sure how to find out the word about your new DOG TOWN LOCATION?
President Jackie Bondanza and her corporate support team offer personalized advice to help you market your Hounds Town effectively, backed by the country’s leading PR and SEO / digital marketing companies!
SIMPLY ABOUT THE LOGISTICS OF THE OPENING OF A DOGGIE DAYCARE FACILITY?
Our comprehensive real estate support team will help you find the perfect location, help you with any questions about the construction process, and keep up to date with any special permits or licenses you may need to open your business – while keeping the Construction costs as low as possible!
NERVOUS ABOUT SMALL TO NO EXPERIENCE IN THE PET CARE INDUSTRY?
It is not without reason that we require our franchisees to have a background in daycare. Our solid initial training program covers all of the basics of owning a Hounds Town USA, including 30 hours of tuition at our Ronkonkoma headquarters and 67 hours of hands-on experience at your location the moment you open!
Do you fear that once your grand opening has come and gone, your support system will dry up?
No chance – our franchisees never have to worry about a lack of support! Not only do you get a personal “buddy” to mentor and answer your questions, but you can always reach out to anyone at Hounds Town Corporate for a quick response!
Before becoming the acclaimed mayor of Hounds Town, founder Mike Gould served in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War before becoming a police officer with the NYPD. Mike began his canine career in 1982 when he was selected from hundreds of candidates to become a founding member of the department’s elite K-9 unit.
Through that experience and his assignment in Naples, Italy to lead the military working dog program following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Mike discovered a passion for learning and understanding canine behavior that shaped the rest of his career.
After retiring from the Nassau County Police Department as a commander, Michael tried to deepen his passion for dogs. His unique experience and understanding of what makes dogs tick organically led him to open his first dog daycare and dog seating facility.
In 2001 Mike opened his first kennel in Port Jefferson, Long Island. After several successful years of business, Michael decided to invest some of his profits in a second facility, and after seeing remarkably similar growth, realized that he had created something very special.
After years of carefully testing and optimizing Hounds Town’s business model and opening successful locations in Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale, NY, Mike launched the nationwide Hounds Town USA franchise with President Jackie Bondanza in 2015.
Our mission is to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs across the country while maintaining our original goal of making Hounds Town USA the home of the happiest dogs in the world!
If all of this sounds like something you’d be interested in, you might just be the new franchisee we’re looking for!