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Urban Dog Resorts

Park9 is a Toronto Chain of Playcare Locations Built Specifically for Dogs

— October 31, 2016 — Lifestyle
Park9 is a Toronto-based chain that offers boarding and playcare for both dogs and cats. Not only does the business give pet owners a cozy and safe place for their pet to stay while they're gone, but it also offers other premium services such a grooming and retail all in one space.

Park9 is an urban pet resort owned by the Toronto dog care company UrbanDog. The Pearson Airport location is the most impressive of them all and features individual suites, sleepover-style slumber rooms, an indoor dog pool and even a special section for senior pets called Park90. The facilities are meant to accommodate overnight care, as well as daily playcare for anywhere between three and 13 hours. Regardless of how long an owner leaves their pet, all canines are under the watchful eyes of the staff 24 hours a day.

Park9 is ideal for pet owners who are looking for a more upscale boarding option for both the short-term and long-term.
Trend Themes
1. Luxury Pet Boarding - There is a growing trend for pet owners to seek out high-end boarding options for their pets, indicating an opportunity for businesses to offer luxurious accommodations and services for pets while their owners are away.
2. Integrated Pet Care - There is a trend towards integrated pet care services which include playcare, grooming, and retail in one space, offering an opportunity for businesses to create one-stop-shop style services for pet owners.
3. Senior-specific Pet Services - There is an increasing demand for pet care services specifically targeted at senior pets, offering an opportunity for businesses to provide specialized care and accommodations for elderly animals.
Industry Implications
1. Pet Boarding - The pet boarding industry can innovate by developing more high-end options for pet owners, offering luxurious accommodations and services for pets while their owners are away.
2. Pet Care Services - The pet care industry can innovate by creating one-stop-shop style services that integrate playcare, grooming, and retail in one space, making it more convenient for pet owners to access these services.
3. Senior Pet Care Services - The senior pet care sector of the pet care industry can innovate by providing specialized care and accommodations for elderly animals, catering to the increasing demand for pet care services specifically targeted at senior pets.
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