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Hounds Town USA Named a Top 50 Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review

Independent survey shows female franchise owners are highly satisfied with Hounds Town USA’s performance

By 1851 Staff1851 Staff Contributions
SPONSOREDUpdated 9:09AM 04/11/22

Hounds Town USA was identified by Franchise Business Review as being one of only 50 franchises to qualify as a 2022 Top Franchise for Women

Since 2000, Hounds Town USA has offered a safe and welcoming environment for dogs to be dogs. With interactive doggie daycare, pet boarding, dog grooming, a pet taxi and retail services, Hounds Town USA’s unique town for dogs is home to the happiest dogs -- and franchise owners -- on Earth. Founded by former NYPD canine handler and commanding officer of the Nassau County Police Department Michael S. Gould, Hounds Town USA has grown to more than 25 locations with plans to open 20 more units before 2023. 

Franchise Business Review (FBR), a franchise research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchisesas well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

Hounds Town USA was among 267 franchise brands, representing over 8,000 female franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the Top Franchises for Women. Hounds Town USA franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity, and work/life balance. 

“Franchising provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis,” says Michelle Rowan, President and COO of Franchise Business Review.There are thousands of different franchise opportunities available, so it’s important to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership before making the leap. When you look at the brands on this year’s list of the Top Franchises for Women, a whopping 88% of women said they enjoy owning and operating their own business, making them all excellent options for women looking to make the transition to owning and operating their own business.

“Hounds Town USA was founded on the concept of inclusion, whether that be for our four-legged guests, our employees, our customers or franchisees,” CEO Jackie Bondanza said. “We are lucky enough to have smart and hard-charging women entrepreneurs at the forefront of our system who have helped pave the way for success not only in their own businesses, but for the entire system. As a female-focused brand, we appreciate and applaud our owners and give a special shout-out to those women owners and partners who juggle it all and make it look easy!”