Happy Cat Hotel Franchising Awards 1st Franchise in VA

Press release: The Happy Cat Hotel & Spa

The Happy Cat Hotel & Spa, the only U.S. franchised pet daycare concept dedicated solely for feline companions, recently announced the awarding of their first franchise operation. The Happy Cat Hotel & Spa of Alexandria, Virginia will open for business following a grand opening ceremony planned for Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.

Leanne McRoberts and Jackie Warbis are co-owners of their new 20-room, feline-exclusive luxury hotel and grooming center. They’ve secured a building lease in the Duke Street Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

“This is an exciting milestone for our brand,” stated Chris Raimo, founder and CEO of the Happy Cat Hotel & Spa franchising group. “We’ve focused on building scalable growth and finding the right partners to franchise our exclusive cat-only daycare concept. Our new owners, Jackie and Leanne, will make great additions to our growing pride of cat enthusiasts, continuing our mission to disrupt the ‘Catus Quo.’”

The concept was created a few years back by Chris and Meg Raimo, who previously ran a home-based pet visitation service. Alarmed by the withdrawn and unsettled behavior visible in a majority of cats on their rounds, the duo decided to branch out and create a daycare facility strictly for felines. As the brand states — it’s neither a cattery, nor a kennel, but rather a luxurious feline oasis, where cats can enjoy the same level of attention and care as seen in the overwhelming number of canine-focused daycares.

The Happy Cat Hotel & Spa is coming off its busiest summer season ever and is currently developing additional franchise expansion opportunities in New York, Texas and Connecticut.

The Happy Cat Hotel is the world’s pet daycare franchise dedicated solely to our feline companions. Part kennel, part pet grooming, and part pet supply operation, each Happy Cat Hotel features over a dozen luxurious boarding rooms complete with themes and toys. All grooming needs can be booked onsite, and each location features a full retail operation, stocked with a wide array of feline-based food, toys and other products.

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