Month: February 2020

2020 on timeline

Where the Dog Daycare Business Can Go in the 2020s

And How K9 Resorts is Moving Forward

As we get another decade underway, it’s a great time to look back at where we’ve been and where we’re going to go in the future. The pet industry as a whole has seen substantial growth over the past decade as people spend more and more on their pets’ happiness and well being. Our furry friends are truly members of the family, so it makes sense that owners are happy to invest in their care. Just from 2010 until now, pet industry growth has increased by nearly $30 billion with no signs of stopping at all. Moving into a new decade means we have even more ways to keep our pets well-fed, entertained, cared for, and thriving through a variety of advancements in technology and pet care. There have never been more pet business opportunities for people who want to marry their love of animals with a stable career. Over the past 10 years, K9 Resorts has focused on continuing to expand its franchise footprint with the support of savvy animal-loving entrepreneurs. Let’s take a look at what the last 10 years brought us as a franchise and what we anticipate the next 10 will deliver.

The Last Decade

The K9 Resorts franchise has come a long way from where it started in 2005 when two brothers wanted a way to make money for playing with dogs all day. Jason and Steven Parker have since turned their dream into a reality for themselves and many other pet-loving business owners. They recognized the numerous pet business opportunities in a growing market and, really, just wanted to figure out how to spend their days with dogs. As a result, and combined with their love for animals, they created a luxury dog boarding and daycare franchise that is unmatched. K9 Resorts now has 11 locations across the Northeast and the Carolina’s with more in development. The past 10 years have allowed K9 Resorts to bring their unparalleled level of care to more pets and pet owners due to the never-ending pet industry growth.


K9 Resorts in unlike any other pet care franchise. Don’t believe us? Look for yourself:

K9 Resorts vs. The Competition


What the Industry Looks Like Today

The shift from viewing pets as accessories to the family to true members of the family has fueled demands for more tailored pet care experiences, which is exactly what K9 Resorts provides. Pet parents don’t want a one-size-fits-all solution for their pets; they want Fido and Fluffy to be treated as individuals because each pet has their own personality. The recognition of what pets need to thrive and the dedication of their owners to give it to them has offered a unique opportunity for those in the pet care industry. People are willing to pay for quality when it comes to pet care from daycare and boarding to grooming and nutrition. Today, there are still a variety of pet business opportunities as a result of this shift in view.

K9 Resorts has opened many of its current franchise locations just over the past few years. Pet industry growth is soaring and quality pet care businesses are seeing the benefit. Places that understand what pets need and what pet owners want for their pets are getting the lion’s share of success in today’s industry. As an example, K9 Resorts offers a tailored experience based on your pet’s specific needs and temperament. Boarding can be stressful for pets. You’re their people and when you’re not around, the stress begins to set in. However, at K9 Resorts, we make sure that your pet is as stress-free as possible through the use of specified care based on their needs. Whether they love being social with other dogs, or they prefer a quieter experience with a TV on in the background, we can accommodate them. Our processes and understanding of what dogs need set us apart from the competition.

Looking at the Next 10 Years

The pet care industry shows no signs of slowing down. As technology advances, so will the new offerings for our pets. Today we have automatic treat dispensers with cameras to keep an eye on our four-legged friends while we’re away, but in the next 10 years will other types of automated devices come to market to make our pets lives and our lives a little easier? How will breakthroughs in veterinary care prolong the lives of our furry family members? Any successful business must keep up with evolving technology and figure out what will benefit its customers and what seems to be a passing phase. At K9 Resorts, refining our award-winning processes and keeping up with useful state-of-the-art technology will set us up to continue to succeed over the next 10 years. No matter what new technologies are developed in the next decade, one thing we know is how to treat dogs and their owners. Continuing to provide unmatched customer service and a premium environment for pets allows us to weather whatever the next few years throws our way.

Thankfully, the pet industry is relatively recession-proof because people understand that their pets still need quality care. If you’re researching pet business opportunities and have an undying love for animals, K9 Resorts might be the choice for you. Our luxury dog boarding and daycare business is lucrative, award-winning, and ultimately rewarding. Contact us today to learn more about our franchise and how to get involved with the best pet care provider in the country!

Ready to learn more?



Romantic concept for Valentine's day with red heart and dog on roses petals

What K9 Resorts Loves About Being a Dog Daycare Franchise

And What You Will, Too!

There is no greater love than that a dog has for its owner. Puppy dog eyes didn’t become a charming phrase for nothing! At K9 Resorts, we understand how much love our pets add to our lives and we strive to show them that same amount of love and affection through our luxury dog daycare and boarding facilities. We’re in the industry of pet franchises because we love pets! What better time of year than Valentine’s Day to reflect on what we really love about working with your beloved furry family members each and every day. Taking care of dogs is more than just a job for us — it’s a privilege and it shows in how we run our business.

“K9 Resorts isn’t just something we do, it’s something we love,” said Jason Parker, half of the duo that founded the first K9 Resorts location. “Ever since we were young, we had a drive and desire to make dogs and their owners feel at ease while we take care of them. The older we got, the more we realized how we can take what we love and make it something big. The K9 Resorts family is all about making your passion a part of your daily life, and we couldn’t be happier with where we are at. When you truly love and are passionate about your work, great things can happen.”

Here’s how we show our dedication to and appreciation for your dogs every day at our dog care franchises.

A Focus on Your Pet’s Needs

At K9 Resorts, everything we do is focused on what’s best for your pet. From our state-of-the-art, proprietary technology and facilities to our certified staff, we offer a world-class experience for you and your furry family members. Providing exemplary care means understanding how dogs communicate and socialize. We know how to make your pet’s stay as stress-free as possible based on their specific needs. That’s why we have a range of boarding options from luxury cage-free boarding suites to traditional crated stays. Just like people, there is no one-size-fits-all for dogs. We’re recommended by pet professionals like vets and groomers because of our outstanding training and accommodations. We love your pets as much as you do and it shows!

A Commitment to Quality

We show our love of animals through our commitment to quality. Every interaction with you and your pet should be memorable. We know that leaving your beloved pet in someone else’s care can be terrifying. Will they be lonely? Will they get the same love and attention that you give them? At K9 Resorts, you can count on our staff treating your pet just like they’re at home. Our staff receives industry-leading training both in pet care and customer service. Our standards are on par with Disney and Ritz-Carlton. We know you have a choice when it comes to where your pet stays when you’re not around and we want you both to feel as comfortable as possible with our facilities. Each member of our staff is required to be certified to perform whatever job function they’re responsible for and are offered a clear career path when they join our team. The motivation to succeed and provide outstanding pet care drives our employees to excel which shows in our services!

Do You Love Pets as Much as We Do?

Have you ever considered opening a dog care franchise? If so, now’s the perfect time to turn your love of animals into a career. Not all pet franchises are created equal and it takes true drive and passion for animals to succeed in an ever-increasingly competitive industry like pet care. At K9 Resorts, we consider our franchisees to be family members. We understand the love you have for animals and the drive you have to succeed in owning your own business. Our franchise model provides unmatched support and training in the pet care industry. We provide a scalable business model to refine every aspect of franchise ownership. From location selection to training to growth and more, we’re with you every step of the way because when you succeed we all benefit, including pets!

“Everyone’s a repeat customer. Everybody that comes here comes back. In fact, I love coming here and watching the dogs get out of their cars and run in the building,” said Andrew Henning, owner of the Cherry Hill, NJ K9 Resorts location. “I love it even more when the parents come to pick them up, and they don’t want to leave.”

This Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of opportunity to make a business out of your love for animals. We’re always looking to bring more members into our K9 Resorts family, so contact us today!

Ready to learn more about K9 Resorts?