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“Spotlight: FlipFlop Dogs Offers an Alternative to Kenneling”

Small Business Trends, 12/17/14  Going on vacation when you have a dog at home can be stressful. You can leave your dog at a kennel where it could spend most of the day isolated from people. Or you can convince a friend to look after your dog. Or you can take it with you on vacation. But FlipFlop Dogs offers a new option. Find out how FlipFlop got started and what our unique option is.


“Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia”, 12/12/14  Nancy and Dave Dalton wanted to open a business they were passionate about. So, the dog lovers decided to look into pet franchise options. They found the perfect fit with FlipFlop Dogs. In fact, they felt so strongly about the pet-care franchise, they decided to become one of the first franchisees to bring the brand to the U.S. Read on about why they knew that FlipFlop was the right franchise for them.


“FlipFlop Dogs Sniffs Out Veteran For Newest Franchisee”

Veterans Enterprise, 8/22/14  Launches franchise giveaway contest that will award one deserving veteran a free franchise. Realizing that returning servicemen and women are one of the fastest growing segments of the unemployed, FlipFlop Dogs, a new franchise concept in the nearly $53 billion pet industry that provides dog owners with the Alternative to Kenneling, has launched a Franchise Giveaway Contest that will not only give a job to an American Veteran, but also the ability to run a business on their own. Find the Full Veterans Enterprise Story Here. 


“FlipFlop Dogs Launching Franchise Giveaway Contest” Blog, 8/14/14 In an effort to help veterans find work after their service, FlipFlop Dogs, a franchise opportunity listed on, is giving away a FlipFlop Dogs franchise to one lucky candidate. Read More About the Giveaway on Here. 


“A Fresh Start For An American Hero”

National Veteran Owned Business Association, 8/12/14  FlipFlop Dogs is proud to announce its Franchise Giveaway Contest which will give military veterans a chance to win their very own FlipFlop Dogs franchise. Kicking off August 18th, 2014 contestants visiting can enter to win by providing their contact information, along with a 500-word essay explaining why they would make an ideal FlipFlop Dogs franchisee. Catch the Full NaVOBA Story Here.


“FlipFlop Dogs Launches Veteran Franchise Giveaway Contest”

VetFran, 8/11/14  Looking to provide a business opportunity for one of these American heroes, FlipFlop® Dogs, a new franchise concept in the U.S. provides the Alternative to Kenneling®, and will not only be giving a job to an American Veteran, but also the ability to run a business on their own. For anyone who loves dogs, this might be a dream business. FlipFlop Dogs is a proud VetFran member and excited  to announce its Franchise Giveaway Contest which will give military veterans a chance to win their very own FlipFlop Dogs franchise. Read the full Press Release About the Giveaway by Clicking Here.



“Taking Stock with Pimm Fox”

Bloomberg Television, 6/16/14  Taffy Miltz, co-founder of FlipFlop Dogs, discusses their alternative to kenneling and future expansion plans via franchising in the U.S. Live interview on Bloomberg Television on the segment titled “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox” for “The Daycare For Dogs That Don’t Like Kennels”.  Watch the Bloomberg Interview with Pimm Fox.


The Sparefoot Blog

Barking Up the Right Tree: 12 Really Cool Pet Startups

The SpareFoot Blog, 5/8/14  At SpareFoot, we love pets and we love startups. So we decided to mark National Pet Month by putting together a list of 12 of the coolest pet startups in the U.S…Why is there such a big litter of pet startups? The answer is simple: There’s tons of money to be made. Click Here to Read the FlipFlop Dogs Franchise Listing in the Pet Startup Line-Up.


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FlipFlop Dogs Provides Vacation Homes For Pets

Today’s Family Magazine, May 2014  Dog owners have several things in common. A great love for their pets, a cupboard full of dog treats, and of course, a pooper scooper…What many owners often lack, is a way to go on vacation without worrying how their best friends will be taken care of while they’re away.  Read on about how FlipFlop Dogs’ owners found the perfect solution by clicking here. 


Entrepreneur Start-Up featuring FlipFlop Dogs

Fresh Starts

Entrepreneur’s Startups, Spring 2014  Listed among young franchises that have grown throughout the hard economical times, as franchisors show their strength and tenacity. FlipFlop Dogs appeared as one of six pet care related franchises in the article. Enlarge the article to see more.



FlipFlop Dogs Interview with Huff Post

Women In Business: Q & A with Taffy Miltz, President of FlipFlop Dogs

The Huffington Post, 3/17/14  For Jack and Taffy, kenneling their dogs was not an option, and they had begun to wear out their welcome asking family and friends to care for their canines while they were away. Tapping into their savings/retirement fund, Taffy launched FlipFlop Dogs, the alternative to kenneling that allows dogs to stay with carefully screened and selected “Companion Families” who maintain the dog’s day-to-day routine in a safe, warm, loving home environment. Click Here to Read the Full Huffington Post Interview.


FOXBusiness Interview with FlipFlop Dogs

20 Lessons From Couples Running a Business Together

FoxBusiness, 2/12/14 Running a business is stressful enough – maybe even more so when trying to run a company alongside your spouse. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, real-life couples share their tips for juggling love and business, including two tips from one of the FlipFlop Dogs’ founders, Taffy Miltz. Find Out the FlipFlop Dogs’ Owner’s Advice on Running a Business as a Couple by Clicking Here. 


FlipFlop Dogs article in Crain's

Bright Spots: December 5, 2013

Crain’s Cleveland Business, 12/5/13 Ms. Miltz and her husband, Jack, are partners in FlipFlop Dogs, a canine hosting franchise that has opened locations east of Cleveland and near Atlanta. They’re also planning a franchise in Cleveland’s western suburbs for the company, which uses a network of “companion families” to care for dogs when owners are away. To Read the Full Press Release on Cleveland’s Business, Click Here.


FlipFlop Dogs Offers Franchise Opportunity for Pet Lovers, 12/2/13  Already allowing hundreds of pet owners in Mentor, Ohio and Buford, Georgia to relax and travel with peace of mind, FlipFlop Dogs is looking to further capitalize on the growing demand for more compassionate boarding options and expand its national footprint through a unique pet franchise opportunity. Learn More About Where and When the Expansion by Clicking Here.


Franiseek International

FlipFlop Dogs Offers Alternative to Kenneling

Franchiseek, 11/22/13 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 FlipFlop Dogs, a new franchise that touts itself as the alternative to kenneling, pet owners can go on vacation knowing their four-legged friends are being cared for in a safe, loving home environment while they are away. Find Out More About the FlipFlop Service and Opportunities Here.


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The FlipFlop Dogs Franchising Opportunities., 11/15/13  Meeting with Taffy Miltz, Co-Founder of FlipFlop Dogs, to discuss the franchise opportunities and growth strategy for the company.  Over the last month, Franchise Interviews has focused on the pet industry.  Here’s why: According to the June 3, 2011 issue of USA TODAY, “There are now more households with dogs (43 million) than children.”  Pet franchising, specifically, is strengthening and developing as more consumers are choosing to have a pet in their household. Listen to the Interview Here.


FOXBusiness Interview with FlipFlop Dogs

Pet Lovers Work Hard to Perfect Franchise Model

FOXBusiness, 10/24/13  “It’s an alternative to kenneling,” says founder Taffy Miltz. “What we actually do is arrange for customers’ dogs to stay in the home of a Companion Family while away. We also provide transportation to and from customers’ homes.” The inspiration was Miltz’s own history with dogs. Read More About the FOXBusiness Story











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    • Sophia is calm and normal..we're snuggling in the chair and watching TV. Thanks again for helping to make one aspect (and a very important one!) of this mini-vacation go smoothly..

      —Patti C.

    • Danielle,  I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for all that you have done for us and, more importantly, our dogs.  As you know, our dogs are very much apart of our family and when Morgan was diagnosed with oral cancer, we were devastated. He completely shocked everyone by living 6 months longer than expected.  During his last months you provided such amazing care to both him and Lexy while we were away.  You treat our dogs as if they were your own... with amazing love and affection.  We are so glad we found FlipFlop!.


    • I love that FlipFlop® provides the Call Center to handle incoming inquiries and bookings in a timely professional manner leaving me to focus on my favorite aspects of the business.  I enjoy spending time pampering my customers, working with Companion Families and being at so many great dog events.  My favorite moment is when I pick up a customer’s dog and he is so excited that he runs to my Transit body jiggling, tail wiggling because he knows that he is going somewhere fun.  Customers always say the same thing.  They just can’t believe that their dog is so happy that he didn’t even stop to say goodbye. .

      —Danielle E.

    • We have grown a successful business with many repeat customers. Our days are never boring! One day we are visiting vets and dog trainers to promote our unique service and the next we are meeting with customers and their dogs to match them with a suitable Companion Family. Every day we get to meet amazing dogs. .

      —Nancy D.

    • It feels good to know I can provide quality, loving care to a family’s dog or dogs so that they can have peace of mind to go on a trip knowing their furry family member is being well taken care of and is safe. And I have the assurance that I can call, email or text Danielle, the owner of FlipFlop of the Lakeshore if any problems arise. I enjoy having dogs as guests in my home and still have time for traveling when not watching a guest dog. FlipFlop Dogs provides a great service to pet owners and I am happy to be a Companion for FlipFlop Dogs..


    • I must admit that my dog Twister is like my child. Leaving Twister in kennels and doggy day camps always left me feeling uncomfortable and fearing that something "bad" might happen. You see, to me, he was too small and too precious to be "housed" with large dogs and caged in a kennel. Therefore, when I realized that FlipFlop offered an alternative to kenneling, I decided to give them a try. From the first moment, I felt a tremendous ease. Upon Twister's return, I received pictures and a few other items that added the "perfect" personal touch. I was so impressed that I couldn't wait to tell my family and friends about their services. I would HIGHLY recommend FlipFlop to anyone I know. Twister and I am thankful to know that he will get the very best of care when "mommy" is away. Thanks so much!.


    • We had previously boarded our [dog] Austin at a local facility and I will never do that again.  It was traumatizing for all of us. I was so comfortable with [FlipFlop of the Lakeshore franchisee] Danielle, that we decided to use her service.  It was awesome!  She comes to pick up your dog.  Austin had an amazing time with his  "companion family".  We received pictures while we were on our vacation of him playing, being brushed and even swimming!  He looked so happy and content.  I can't tell you how reassuring that was for us.  I have no qualms recommending FlipFlop.  .


    • “Now that our children are grown, our world revolves around our three dogs. We finally have the chance to travel frequently, but the thought of putting them in a kennel would be impossible. Your company has the perfect solution! Knowing that they will be cared for by other canine-loving families like ours leaves us with no worries and the freedom to travel guilt free. We give you 5 stars!”.

      —Karen S.

    • When dashing to the airport, usually cutting it close, dropping my Lab off at the kennel just adds to the stress. (Did I mention that he gets carsick?) FlipFlop® will pick Huxley up at a prearranged time making my life so much easier.

      —Danielle M.

    • We never leave our dogs at the kennel, so when we must be away, we rely (impose) on our family and friends to pet sit. FlipFlop® is the ideal solution for us. We can leave our 'kids' with a Companion Family and have complete peace of mind while we are away..

      —Kristin K