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FlipFlop Dogs “Unleashes” Akron Expansion Plans, Looks to Provide Local Dog Owners an Alternative to Kenneling

UPublish story by Jennifer Braner

CLEVELAND – Sometimes the most stressful part of going on vacation is not the choice of where to stay, but rather the choice of what to do with your dog. Now, thanks to a new franchise that touts itself as the alternative to kenneling, local pet owners whose experience with a kennel or pet sitter have been less than ideal – or just need the promise of a more personal touch – will be able to relax on vacation knowing Fido is in good hands.

Already allowing hundreds of pet owners in the Cleveland area to travel with peace of mind, FlipFlop Dogs is looking to further capitalize on the growing demand for more compassionate boarding options and expand its Ohio footprint.

Company plans call for adding as many as three locations in the greater Akron area over the next couple of years.

“It’s an exciting time for us as we begin to develop our brand throughout the Akron area,” said Taffy Miltz, Co-Founder and President of FlipFlop Dogs. “With the success we’ve already experienced in Cleveland, it only makes sense to open additional locations throughout the state and further satisfy the increasing demand for making dog boarding a stress-free situation for everyone.”

Created in 2011, FlipFlop Dogs’ intent is to give dogs a joyful vacation experience while providing peace of mind for their owners that their canine is being cared for in a safe, loving home environment. Dogs stay with carefully screened and selected companions who are home during the day to ensure one-on-one, around the clock care is always provided, especially where puppies, dogs on regular medication and senior canines are concerned.

Some companion families are actively retired people who have had dogs all of their lives, but now enjoy the freedom and flexibility of caring for dogs on a short-term basis. Others are younger, often with a family at home, where the addition of a visiting dog is great fun for all.

“The common thread, without exception, is all our companion families are absolutely crazy about dogs,” Miltz added.

FlipFlop Dogs’ service also includes door-to-door, chauffeur driven transportation in order to eliminate the anxiety caused to dogs when left behind by their owners.

To augment the company’s growth, FlipFlop Dogs is seeking pet enthusiasts interested in a market-tested, home-based business opportunity in the nearly $56 billion pet care industry. With a one-time franchise fee of $37,500, the estimated total investment to open a FlipFlop Dogs franchise is $52,800-$110,500.

About FlipFlop® Dogs

Founded in 2011 and franchising since 2013, FlipFlop Dogs is the alternative to kenneling that specializes in matching its furry customers with “Companion Families” who maintain the dog’s day-to-day routine. The company’s mission is to give dogs a joyful vacation experience while providing peace of mind for their owners that their canine is being cared for in a safe, loving home environment while they are away. For more information, visit

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