Pet Care Franchise Allocates Space for Dogs in Need
Before opening their 8,000 square foot doggie daycare, overnight dog boarding, cat boarding, grooming, and retail pet care facility in September, owners Steve Garibell and Anthony Mitchell knew they wanted their business to play a significant role in the lives of the dogs in need in their community. From Day 1, the duo have dedicated space for dogs from the Bergen County Animal Shelter, even partnering up with the shelter to host 8 dogs for a weekend stay. “For these dogs to get out of the shelter for even a few hours and get the opportunity to socialize in a play group is very beneficial for them,” explains Mitchell. “As the shelter’s partner, we can help assess the dogs’ behavior and temperaments, which increases the dogs’ chances of getting adopted and remaining in the right home.”
One pup named Jack landed a permanent home right with Team Bergen, who couldn’t part with the little beagle from the shelter after his weekend stay at Hounds Town. “Our story starts with Jack. He stole the hearts of Team Bergen and made his way to be the Mayor. We also take dogs for daycare days to help break them out of the shelter mentality and get adopted,” says Garibell.
Six-year-old Siberian Husky German Shepherd mix Krypto is just one success story. He was surrendered to the shelter when his owner was deployed. He was just recently adopted by a wonderful family. The Bergen County Animal Shelter says: “Thank you to the hard working staff at Hounds Town – Bergen, Krypto had an amazing time and learned some valuable life lessons that transformed his behavior. Now he can experience a whole new world in a sweet and loving home.”
In addition running their business for regular doggie daycare, boarding, and grooming customers in Bergen County, Hounds Town – Bergen has focused heavily on acclimating nearly two dozen dogs from the shelter into their interactive environment in their few short months. Many of these dogs have been adopted, and some are still waiting for a new home while staying at the pet care facility. “Hounds Town – Bergen’s dedication to incorporating our philanthropic entity Hounds Town Charities into their business is impressive. Our business is about more than just making money, our locations strive to make an impact on their local communities by doing what they can for dogs in need,” says Hounds Town USA President Jackie Bondanza.
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