Our Founders’ 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.

K9 Resorts combines homelike amenities with recreational activities so dogs can have resort-style vacations while their parents are away. Every inch of our facility has professional reasoning behind it and exceeds all industry standards, with no detail being too small for our state-of-the-art facilities.

With guidance from SMB Franchise Advisors, one of the top consulting firms in the country, K9 Resorts began franchising in 2011. As of 2023, there are 170+ locations opened/in development1 in thirteen states with many more in immediate development.

K9 Resorts has been internationally recognized and has won dozens of prestigious awards, including International Boarding & Pet Services Association IBBY Pet Care Excellence Award, Philadelphia Magazine’s Best in Philly Award, New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s Best in NJ Award, and iHeartDogs.com’s “Top 5 Most Luxurious Pet Hotels in America” Award.

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