Our Story

 

Hello, fellow dog lovers!

Our Hounds Lounge journey began in 2013. Another trip to Fayetteville to watch the Hogs was upon us and once again, we found ourselves in a bind. Our two giant lap Doberman-children, Hemingway and London needed to be looked after but our trusted house-sitter was out of town and our parents simply couldn’t handle two large high-energy dogs amongst their own. We were stressing trying to find a dog facility that met all of our wishes.

We all want what’s best for our family and loved ones and that includes our fur children. We wanted a place that provided open space, a cozy private spot to sleep, and around-the-clock care and supervision. We weren’t comfortable with the idea that Hemingway and London would be unsupervised through the night. Why bring your dogs somewhere where they would be left alone?

We are proud to call Hillcrest our home and knew the Midtown area was in desperate need of a dog facility that met our desires as pet parents. We spent two and a half years searching and then finally found the spot our solution would take root.

Our vision for a cage-free, indoor/outdoor off-leash facility with private, luxury suites and around-the-clock care came to life when we opened the doors to the original Hounds Lounge in July 2016 to serve the Heights, Hillcrest, Midtown, and Downtown Little Rock community. And with the building came an outstanding team of humans that treat each fur-baby as their own. That acknowledgment received from pet parents alone surpasses no other feeling.

After a year and a half of slobbery kisses and cuddles, ecstatic humans-their sleepy puppers, and pleas from pet parents in other communities, we took our Hounds Lounge culture across the Broadway bridge. In March 2018, we opened our second location in Justin’s hometown, North Little Rock.

During the construction phase of Hounds Lounge North, a realization became forefront- With our unique approach to the care, wellbeing, and happiness of the central Arkansas fur-kid population and the peace-of-mind we provide pet parents, our journey couldn’t be limited to the Little Rock area alone. Often finding ourselves in northwest Arkansas to root on the Hogs and spend time with Mandy’s family, we knew this was our next destination to bring our level of care to. Fayetteville furriends, we’re excited to announce Hounds Lounge’s arrival in November 2018!

We look forward to adding you and your furry children to our pack and making your family members embrace the “play hard, nap harder” lifestyle.

Happy Wags,

Justin, Mandy, Hemingway and London

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