Olde Towne Pet Resort, a pet care and boarding facility, is launching its third location in Rockville this month. The 22,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will be located at 122230 Wilkins Ave.
Olde Towne Pet Resort’s presence in Rockville is evidence of the increasing level of consumer demand for pet care. Over 65 percent of households in the country own a dog or cat. National polls reveal that owners consider their dogs and cats true members of the family, often receiving more time, attention, and expenditure than human family members.
The American Pet Products Association estimates that in 2016, Americans spent over $63 billion on pet care, an increase of over $30 billion since Olde Towne Pet Resort opened its first location in Fairfax County, Va. in 2002.
“The creation and expansion of our business in Rockville is a labor of love,” said Leah Fried Sedwick, president and owner of Olde Towne Pet Resort. “What started as a passion project over a decade ago to provide our own family pets with the level of care they deserved and a level of care that did not exist, soon turned into a successful enterprise that pioneered an entire new concept. Now, many pet owners consider doggie day camp and hotel-like boarding essential to the care of their family pets. Our resorts represent the culmination of years of experience, research, and the steadfast belief that others felt the same way about their pets as we did.”
Olde Towne Pet Resort offers an air filtration system that brings outdoor air inside every three to four seconds, roughly five times more often than the air flow in the average home, helping to eliminate airborne contaminants and reduce the risk of diseases such as kennel cough.
Multiple levels of soundproofing built into the facility’s design reduces the stress-inducing sound of barking. Safety features include an emergency power generator guaranteeing no interruption of electricity for its 120 suites for dogs and 40 cat condos, under- and above-ground fencing, redundant double doors throughout, and a certified staff at one of the highest pet to staff ratio in the region.
The indoor and outdoor day camps will allow for 100 dogs to frolic every day. The facility includes a grooming salon and spa, play spaces, and a heated swimming pool for therapy and exercise. Pet owners can choose from mental and physical exercises for their pets including agility training and a fido boot camp, and treatments that range from sports massages and grooming, to one-on-one cuddle dates.
For more information about Olde Towne Pet Resort, see www.OldeTownePetResort.com.