Central Bark Franchise Opportunity

Central Bark Signs Newest Franchise Deal in Houston, TX

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Here we grow again! Central Bark is expanding in Houston, TX and we are so excited to welcome Iliana Solorzano and Armando Sanchez as our newest franchisees in the “Lone Star State.” This mother and son team will be introducing a new Central Bark to Houston in 2023, which will be our second in the market.

When we first asked them, “why Central Bark?” – their answer was something that resonates with all of us. “For the first time, we realized there was a business out there where we could combine our passion for dogs and small business ownership and that was something we could not turn down.”

Iliana and her husband have been business owners in Mexico for 30 years. It was that commitment to the family business that inspired Armando to graduate with a degree in international business, which he used to secure a position in logistics at Amazon following his studies. Armando intends to leverage his time at Amazon and his admiration for his parents’ commitment to their family business to fuel their growth with Central Bark.

Iliana is currently relocating from Mexico to Houston to help develop and get their new Central Bark off the ground with Armando. The rest of the family will follow shortly thereafter. Once open, Armando and Iliana will both run day-to-day operations. They are both actively looking for a location and reviewing sites now.

Joining Armando at Central Bark will be Melba, his 2-year-old German short haired pointer mix and Iliana’s dog, Rudy, a 4-year-old blue heeler.

For nearly 20 years, Central Bark has drawn in dogs and their owners across the country to experience its Enrichment Doggy Day Care, which combines Central Bark’s industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest in canine science. Enrichment Doggy Day Care provides a healthy and balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and “TLC” to help dogs be healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded members of the family. Furthermore, Central Bark also offers dog boarding, baths, grooming, a retail market, training and more.

A typical Central Bark features approximately 6,000 – 7,000 square-feet of indoor space plus over 2,000 square-feet of outdoor play area. Activities include small flexible playgroups, group skills work, rest periods, and personalized one-on-one enrichment sessions. Enrichment add-ons give pups the extra attention they love and the freedom to use their senses, safely exploring with their instincts as they engage interactive toys, puzzles, and games.

For more information on additional Central Bark franchising opportunities, visit centralbarkusa.com/franchising.