Hounds Town
Dog Daycare Franchise

Meet Our Top Dog, Mike Gould, K-9 Training Pioneer & Lifelong Dog Lover.


Michael S. Gould began his canine career in 1982 when as a New York City Police Officer he was selected from hundreds of candidates to become one of the first members of the Department’s elite Canine Unit. After a long and successful career on the police force, Mike sought to deepen his passion for dogs.

Mike’s unique experience and background organically lent itself to running a doggie daycare and dog sitting facility. In 2001, Mike opened his first dog boarding location in Port Jefferson, Long Island. After a successful first few years in business, Mike decided to reinvest some of his profits into a second facility, and after seeing a remarkably similar level of growth, he realized that he had created something very special.

Mike Gould, Founder
Jackie Bondanza, CEO

After studying business and communication at the University of Scranton and earning her Master’s degree in journalism, Jackie Bondanza was making a 5-hour round-trip commute every day for work. Even though she found a good job in the field she’d studied for, something was missing. Every day she’d come home and feel overly stressed and extremely unhappy with where she was. This inspired Jackie to make a series of big changes in her life, and dedicate her time to finding something she was passionate about.

After moving, Jackie was unsure of how to acclimate her dogs to her new surroundings. An internet search for dog daycares led Jackie to the nearby Hounds Town USA. When she walked in, she was immediately drawn to the simplicity and fun nature of the brand — and was impressed with Mike’s insight on her dogs, and his canine expertise in general. 

She started to wonder why this brand wasn’t bigger, or offering franchises. Over the next couple of years, Jackie learned from Mike and the team at Hounds Town USA, eventually becoming the company’s CEO. She saw the huge opportunity for the Hounds Town brand, and used her experience, education and drive to grow Hounds Town into a national franchise with over 100 locations!

After 20 years of carefully testing and tweaking the business model, we are excited to finally launch this franchise nationwide, by partnering with like-minded entrepreneurs across the country who are excited to open a place that creates the happiest dogs on Earth!




As a pioneer of interactive dog day care, no other competitor can touch the level of expertise that our Founder Mike Gould has brought to Hounds Town. Dogs interact with animals of their size and temperament in a uniquely structured, natural pack environment that promotes socialization, builds confidence, and helps with separation anxiety, weight control, and behavioral issues.


If you think we board dogs by keeping them in a kennel day and night, you’re barking up the wrong tree! Our guests interact with each other throughout the day and enjoy breakfast, dinner and mid-day naps in their individual townhouse kennels or private suites in our doggie hotel. Customers can rest assured that their dogs get plenty of rest in a comfy environment following each day of busy play.


Hounds Town Day Spa offers a variety of grooming services for dogs and cats, including breed-specific haircuts, HydroSurge and hypoallergenic spa baths, flea and tick treatments, and more. After a day of running around, playing, and getting good and stinky at daycare, our grooming services are the perfect end to a day of fun for both dogs and their humans!


For pooches in need of a lift, we offer a convenient pick-up and drop-off service for day care, grooming, and overnight boarding guests. The Hounds Town Pet Taxi not only scores MAJOR points with our customers, but also serves as a mobile billboard that brings awareness about your Hounds Town location to the community.



dogs love it

Made for Dogs

Our canine psychology expertise gives our Franchise Owners a special competitive advantage over other doggie daycares. They understand how integral pack social structure is to a dog’s emotional health.

HTUSA loves all dog breeds

No Discrimination

Many other doggie daycare solutions turn away potential customers every day by discriminating against dogs based on breed, age, and disability. But we don’t! Bully breeds such as pit bulls, German shepherds, boxers, and bulldogs are the most common groups denied service and make up 20% of the US canine population.

town-theme dog care centers

Town-Themed Centers

We have spent time building a brand customers recognize and love! The town-theme at Hounds Town USA is unique within the pet industry and creates a fun experience for canines and humans alike.


Help your community have the happiest dogs on earth

happy doggy daycare

Help your community have the happiest dogs on earth

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