We offer extensive training in every aspect of running your business. We cover everything from caring for pets to training new employees, from running a doggy daycare to purchasing supplies for your business. Our training program is designed with both classroom learning and practical training in a K9 Resort to provide you with all the information and tools needed to run your business.
Having known K-9 Resorts Daycare and Luxury Hotel founders Steven and Jason Parker since they were neighborhood dog sitters before the doggie daycare concept had even formed, Andy Lubalin’s desire to follow the Parker brothers’ path into the pet care industry was in the back of his mind from the start of his career.
Andy attended Penn State University and earned a degree in economics with a minor in business administration before working in software development for 15 years. Like many people who decide to start their own businesses, Andy’s excessive travel and corporate life made him want to become his own boss and chase his true passion in life: taking care of dogs.
"I’ve known the Parkers since high school, and they were actually our dog walkers," says Andy. "Their customer service was through the roof, especially for being just 12 and 14 year old kids. They understood the value of relationships, so I always had a positive opinion of them.When I began looking into a career transition, I went on the tour and met with the Parkers afterward. I knew right away that it was the perfect fit for me. The facility I toured was immaculate. I didn’t smell anything, didn’t hear anything. Plus, I felt like we saw eye-to-eye on life and the big picture, so the corporate culture was the icing on the cake."
"My advice for someone looking to buy a franchise is to look for a product that is superior," says Andy. "No matter what industry you’re in, if your concept isn’t always improving and trying to be the very best, someone else will come along and do it better. K-9 Resorts is honestly incomparable to anything else – our cleanliness, level of honesty and customer service blows everyone away. If someone opened the exact same facility right next door to me, I wouldn’t worry one bit. That’s how confident I am in our concept.
Q&A With K-9 Resorts Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Steven Parker
What about K-9 Resorts makes it unique within its industry?
In 2005 when my brother Jason and I founded K-9 Resorts, we saw an opportunity in the industry to make boarding facilities cleaner, nicer and more fun. We capitalized on that opportunity at the right time—when we launched, kennels and dog boarding facilities were surrounded by negative feelings. We set out on a mission to change that by studying why people felt that way. Every K-9 Resorts facility provides a comfortable, clean and healthy environment. Dogs that stay with us are happy, which then makes their owners—and our customers—happy.
What have been some of the brands most important milestones over the past five years?
Becoming one of the top three rated pet care facilities in the U.S. is a tremendous honor for us. Our multi-million dollar investment with the private equity firm Navigator Partners was also a major milestone in addition to the sale of our 10th franchise.
What plans does the brand have in the coming years?
K-9 Resorts is going to continue improving its service and maintaining its award-winning status in the growing pet care industry. We’re going to grow nationwide and expand to new communities including the West Coast. We have every reason to believe that we’ll have 100 franchise locations within the next six or seven years.
What does an ideal franchisee look like?
First and foremost, our ideal franchisee is someone who loves dogs. They’re also a passionate entrepreneur who wants to go into business for themselves but not by themselves, and is looking to follow a proven system. Ultimately, they need to be an ambassador for the K-9 Resorts brand.
Why is K-9 Resorts a good investment?
We have a phenomenal business opportunity. Everything is working in our favor—the pet care industry has 25 years of consecutive growth, and the fastest growing segment is high end dog hotels. It doesn’t get more high end than K-9 Resorts. We’re one of the top three pet care facilities in the country, we have a proven track record and our Item 19 is one of the strongest in the industry.
K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel
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Purchasing a K-9 Resorts franchise allows you to be in business for yourself but not by yourself. You will benefit from our 14+ years of success and proven track record in the pet care industry.