Give Your Pets a Luxury Vacation
Siblings inspired by their love of dogs decide to start K-9 Resorts.
- Duration 6:14
- Date Jan 28, 2013
Siblings inspired by their love of dogs decide to start K-9 Resorts.
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Eight joining handset now we have two -- Stephen Parker and Jason Parker.
The co-founder is but canine resorts which is essentially that a luxury resort for -- came -- for your dog.
So how did you guys that we'll -- with -- Jason get -- best.
Doggie day care slash.
We always sell my brother and I always wanted to go on growing up as children.
And the bottom line is our parents just aren't -- people so we were denied.
That -- how -- that.
Plus -- we love them so much we started -- dog walking business and neighborhood -- -- that took that into a pet sitting and dog walking business throughout high school.
And -- shortly thereafter started -- first resort 2005.
I don't -- been around for quite some time that.
We have and can you define your growth over the past -- Stephen.
Yes you've experienced -- year to year growth.
We started out with a small facility in the expanded.
Every year since we opened in 2005.
Made a decision in 2010 start franchising act became a franchise in 2010.
We're closing on ninth franchise on Friday and our -- the next month so we've experienced.
A very nice growth we're looking forward to growing even more so -- -- like an untapped market saying discover.
I think so there there definitely are competitors in -- marketplace something there any competitors are doing it to extend or on the same level that we're doing it.
There are traditional cage boarding facilities but we're taking the next.
-- when exactly -- We have cage free dog boarding so that each -- -- -- their own private room or suite.
The -- have -- window views plasma TVs tuned to Animal Planet.
At instead of just staying in their room rental day there about how each -- provide with activities.
These so their social political and they can run around and play in group -- -- -- -- -- -- either inside most of the -- but they get to go outside every -- -- additional exercise and elimination.
And the dog doesn't do well with other pets they we'll stay in the room and received a multiple walks in -- -- the member of -- staff each day.
Right people love their -- -- so who obviously there's people out there who would pay prices that some people might find ridiculous.
To make sure that their dog is well taken care of there are some of -- prices.
-- top of the line who was 72 dollars per day effect that is an all inclusive price but there -- -- -- on that you can.
It onto that for example we have.
Special orthopedic mattresses we have a -- dog bed for dogs we have no bottled spring water so.
-- that is -- had a subtle more popular than others have all we've cooked filet mignon for dog built -- Some of the little bit more extremes are but we do have regular client they're spending one to 200 dollars on a regular basis per night for the dog.
And for how many nights -- phone vacation publication the average about sentiments I can do anything from a simple overnight boarding to a month or two if you're going to Europe.
And you -- -- -- -- all over the going to be watching carefully done a lot of that.
Because of the fact we -- the cage free boarding the -- official comfortable in -- care what's -- most common service or the most common price point that you find your customers like.
Typically someone is spending about 61 dollars per day -- and I don't offer them -- really great amount of service the -- who participate in daycare throughout the day.
And run around -- other dogs all day.
Get to go outside -- multiple times throughout that period and then -- have their own private room just five by seven inside which is large amount of space yeah four.
You can pet especially this does island and Manhattan apartment he would get like this it's like high grade.
Talking strictly -- -- or other pets as -- for right now after the dogs and yes any.
Future plans no plans for anything but dogs -- you never know.
Out what is your mom who is so resistant to having the -- -- now that her two sons they're very successful.
In the -- business she loves issue they are parents are very supportive -- -- than they have been throughout the beginning.
And she visits a resort all the time and she she likes to see the -- -- through the glass when.
What State's ailing city of nine -- -- yes right now we're New Jersey Pennsylvania.
OK the three states aren't very nice and where -- five years from now.
Our five year goal is to have -- one or two more flagship locations that would be our corporate stores that Jason and I would.
Directly run and and operate and then we wanna have a 100 stores in the next five years throughout the East Coast and and eventually take it nationwide.
But I think people care so much about their -- not not.
Not a rude or silly question but.
Can't we -- you know Leona Helmsley left a massive fortune to recoup -- there really isn't crazy stories that come up.
They just become so part of family get so attached work at some mean there are always happy I walk in the door after a long day work no matter how big your -- is right always happy they're rated to see you play with you.
And they crave that attention.
And people now young professionals are getting married I'm a little bit later on and their their -- is there is a child.
A master's -- now would you spend an average was at sixty wanted to excellent dollars for them.
If peace of mind that you know -- When they come home their vacation about -- the enhancements and we get -- a very quickly and really part of their minute wait -- is awaiting -- up actually for any time the public schools are closed.
And we find a lot of our clients will call us to make sure that we have availability before booking their travel arrangements.
Very interesting it's what could be cheap products say it happened and Goldman.
Now honestly when some call and ask for the Gucci dog that you Smart.
We and it's a little over the top.
But don't know we all had somebody who would like Jindal -- and that's particularly what the -- like hello it's not the most popular column.
-- -- or service that we offer but we do offer it.
And -- our clients want to were more than happy to offer for them and kind of food are you laughing -- -- we serve -- house diet which is you can new licences stomach.
For the client can bring in their own food from home which over the -- -- first.
So credit and big -- answered my question nothing many like computers so they can't see if they hit Syrians are under pressure really quickly.
About how much spending for Fido fat and effective -- -- OK Stephen -- -- Jason Parker thank you so much for coming on co-founder CEO chairman did canine resorts we'll show.
What we action website on the screen thank you so much thank you and I think we know.