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Steven and Jason Parker are the epitomai of the American success story. These brothers, visionary leaders, and serial entrepreneurs started their first company at the ages of 14 and 12 with $20 and a dream. They have turned this dream into a 35 million dollar national franchise and became the youngest people to franchise a business in American history.

  • Over 20 years of pet industry experience
  • Nationally renowned pet care experts
  • National speakers and lecturers on pet care
  • Recipients of the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • Top Pet Care Franchise in the Nation – International Boarding and Pet Care Services Association
  • Recipients of NJ Monthly’s “Best of” award since the inception of the award
  • Recipients of Courier News “Best of the Best” award since the inception of the award
  • Recipients of Franchise Times Dealmaker Award
The Parker Brothers Steven and Jason

Back in 1999, at the ages of 14 and 12, Steven and Jason started our first business, K-9 Guardians Professional Pet Sitting. Then in 2002 when Steven flew to Nashville, Tennessee in order to attend an international conference and convention for professional pet sitters he witnessed how successful other pet care professionals had become, and decided to change his focus from studying law enforcement in college and dedicate his full-time efforts to the business.

By 2003, Steven and Jason realized that although there were facilities that offered pet care and overnight boarding, they were virtually all traditional kennel-type environments and there were no options for pet owners looking for a better, more premium offering. The Parkers thought “if 5-star luxury hotels and resorts exist for humans, why aren’t there any 5-star luxury hotels for dogs?” This is what gave the Parkers their “ah-ha” moment and sparked the creation of K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel.

On January 30th, 2005, the Parkers opened the first K9 Resorts in their hometown of Fanwood, New Jersey. Within a few short years, K9 Resorts started winning awards on a local, state, and national level. It was at this point that they realized they had created something very special and they should grow their brand nationwide. In 2011, they sold their first franchise to a longtime customer. By 2016, they had over a dozen franchise locations and decided to partner with a private equity firm in order to take on a multi-million dollar investment to grow the brand nationwide.

By 2015, K9 Resorts had earned national recognition as a world-class pet care facility and had become the #1 rated pet care facility in the nation. Due to this overwhelming success, we desperately needed a larger facility. In June of 2015, we purchased the property directly next door to our original Fanwood facility and we completely rebuilt our Flagship facility, more than doubling the size of our original facility.

As of today, we are proud to have over 50 locations, in 13 different states and many more in immediate development. We are very excited to be able to expand our brand nationwide.

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