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Two Brothers,

One Mission

It began with a respect for dogs—and the belief that a superior boarding experience was possible. What Steven and Jason Parker envisioned was revolutionary, but their market was ready-made.

Our Story

Lifelong animal lovers, the brothers began their journey in 1999 with a small pet-sitting business. In 2002, Steven attended an international pet sitters conference and learned that high-end, luxury pet care was in demand.

From that day forward, they’ve been researching and perfecting every aspect of pet care, eliminating the reasons dogs leave other facilities sick, dirty, and stressed.

Since opening their first location in Fanwood, NJ in 2005, a loyal clientele of happy pet parents and their pampered companions have helped K9 Resorts become a multi-award-winning business.

With guidance from SMB Franchise Advisors, one of the top consulting firms in the country, K9 Resorts began franchising in 2011. As of 2019, there are 50 locations sold/in development* in thirteen states with many more in immediate development.

As the finest boarding and daycare environment in the industry, K9 Resorts is bringing stress-free, guilt-free care to dogs and families everywhere.

*This figure includes open units, units in development, and units sold pursuant to a Multi-Unit Developer Agreement.

Meet the Team

As a K9 Resorts franchise owner, you’ll be in good hands with a seasoned leadership team that’s dedicated to your success.

Steven Parker

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Jason Parker

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Tim Katsch

Vice President of Operations

Kevin Tennant

Senior Director of Operations

Jessica Reitemeyer

Operations Manager

Chris Nielsen

Operations Manager

Steven Beagelman

Board Director and Co-Owner of parent company K9 Holdings, LLC and CEO/President of SMB Franchise Advisors

Bernard B. Markey

Board Director and Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Navigator Partners in Summit, NJ

William H. Stewart

Board Director and Managing Partner of Navigator Partners in Summit, NJ

Brian Carlisle

Director of Real Estate

Awards & Recognition

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  • Thanks very much for the attention and care given to Dex the pug during his nearly two week stay. This was the first time that Dexter was left in someone else's care aside from family and friends, and therefore the decision to stay with K-9 was difficult but ultimately the perfect option for Dex.
    — Dr. Steven Lambert, NYC

  • There really is no comparison, K9 Resorts is an entity onto its own, there is nothing like it, you can’t compare it.
    — Judy Lynch, Fanwood, NJ

  • Absolutely immaculate.
    — Keith Shevlin, Westfield, NJ

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