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Hounds Town USA Signs Multi-Unit Deal, Selling Out Bergen County with Plans for Further Expansion in New Jersey

After selling out one territory, the doggie daycare franchise looks forward to continuing to grow the brand throughout the Garden State.

By Andrea Jablonski1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 11:23PM 08/31/20

Hounds Town USA, the Long Island-based doggie daycare franchise, recently signed a deal for multiple locations in Bergen County, selling out the area.

Since January, the existing Bergen County Hounds Town USA has seen a 25% increase in both revenue and occupancy since the same time last year — proving quarantine pup adoption has been a business boon for the brand.

Phillip Michael, one of Hounds Town USA’s newest franchisees, will open an additional Bergen County location that will serve the Hillsdale area. 

Michael says it was his past experiences with other doggie daycares that inspired his decision to invest in his own. 

“It was a pain to find a place for my dog during my honeymoon where I didn’t have to worry about him getting sick or hurt,” Michael said. “I saw the struggle I went through to find a trustworthy place to put him. I thought it was time for me to enter the pet industry.”

With both Michael and another franchisee in the area signed on to each open another location, the area is entirely sold out — but that doesn’t mean the brand’s done growing in New Jersey. Hounds Town USA has plans to expand further into New Jersey with a remaining capacity of 30–35 locations across the state, and the brand is especially focused on growing in Hudson, Essex and Morris Counties. 

As adoptions and foster relationships continue to rise, the demand for pet care is growing, and so is Hounds Town USA. With more locations in development than currently open, the brand is positioned for success amidst an economic downturn.

“The spark in pet adoption has created quite the growth opportunity for Hounds Town,” says Jackie Bondanza, president of the brand. “We’re excited to bring doggie daycare to areas of New Jersey that are going to need it, and we’re even more excited to have Phil joining the brand. His passion for business and his love of animals is really the perfect pairing that we look for in our franchisees, and he’s been a great addition to the family.”

Michael is looking forward to growth with the brand as well, saying he plans to bring Hounds Town USA to South Florida after he gets his Bergen County location up and running. 

“I want to help grow Hounds Town. It’s not just about taking care of the dogs — it’s about giving owners a great place to leave their dogs,” Michael said. “I love that it’s a family-based franchise, and the team makes me feel like I’m part of a family rather than looking at me like dollar signs.” 

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