Paradise 4 Paws Pet Resort to Assume Operations of Petco’s Pooch Hotel Brand

Chicago-based Paradise 4 Paws will assume operations of all 10 Pooch
Hotel properties

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paradise 4 Paws, which operates four premier pet resorts for dogs and
cats, and Petco, leading pet specialty retailer, announced today that
Paradise 4 Paws will assume the operations and management of Petco’s
Pooch Hotel brand and its properties, including all 10 locations across
the U.S., effective March 1, 2016.

Pooch Hotel, first opened in 2004 and acquired by Petco in 2011, is a
luxury boarding and daycare destination for dogs that provides an
interactive and enriching day and overnight care experience for pets,
including on-site grooming, spa and dog training services. Today, there
are 10 Pooch Hotel destinations in California, Connecticut, Illinois,
Massachusetts and Texas. Paradise 4 Paws will assume operations for all
10 Pooch Hotel locations in addition to their four existing Paradise 4
Paws locations near Chicago Midway Airport and O’Hare Airport, and at
Dallas Fort Worth Airport and Denver International Airport, with another
set to open at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport later
this year.

“We are honored to assume the operations of Petco’s Pooch Hotel brand to
further elevate our focus on being the trusted provider of premium pet
services across the country. The Petco’s Pooch Hotel brand offers a
level of service and care that is closely aligned with our mission; to
provide superior quality and care for pets and the utmost convenience
and service for their human parents. We look forward to expanding our
operations and services and welcoming existing employees of both
entities to provide unparalleled access to exceptional pet services as
we become the largest premium pet service provider in the country,” said
Saq Nadeem, Founder and CEO of Paradise 4 Paws.

The business will be headquartered in Chicago and operate under both the
Pooch Hotel and Paradise 4 Paws brand names. Services for both entities
will remain the same and include premium dog boarding, social doggie
daycare, world class grooming & salon pampering and dog training.
Together, they will provide the most exceptional menu of amenities and
services, convenience of location throughout the country for local and
traveling pet parents, and unparalleled trust and care for their clients
and their pets.

Amenities at each location differ slightly but both Pooch Hotels and
Paradise 4 Paws Resorts offer large play areas, webcams, plush suites
with en suite TV, pooch styling salons, as well as on-site certified
veterinary technicians and dog trainers. All provide a safe, engaging
and fun environment for pets.

“We’re proud to have built a premier brand in luxury pet boarding and
daycare and we’re confident Paradise 4 Paws is the right partner to take
Pooch Hotel to the next level,” said Jason Michal, Vice President of
Emerging Business for Petco. “With a proven track record in the pet
boarding business and the same high standards for animal care and
superior customer service, they have the right experience, leadership
and resources to continue to expand and improve upon Pooch Hotel’s past
success and its compelling business model.”

Cain Brothers & Company LLC is acting as financial advisor for Petco.

About Paradise 4 Paws

Paradise 4 Paws is the preeminent pet resort with locations near
Chicago Midway and O’Hare Airports, at Dallas Fort Worth Airport and
Denver International Airport, and one set to open at New York’s John F.
Kennedy Airport in 2016. Since launching in 2008, Paradise 4 Paws
continues to set new standards by redefining the pet resort experience
with the ultimate in accommodations, recreation and care. Services
include overnight suite accommodations for dogs and cats, doggie
daycare, spa & grooming, and massage therapy for pets and airport
parking with complimentary shuttle to terminal, 24 hour
check-in/check-out, and webcam access for pet parents. Special amenities
include spacious play areas with indoor canine grass, bone-shaped
splashing pools, massage therapy rooms, and cat adventure jungles.
Paradise 4 Paws is the reigning Reader’s Choice “Best Overnight Boarding
and Doggie Daycare” by Tails magazine, “Best FIDO Friendly Hotel”
(2010), received “5 out of 5 Paws” by Chicago magazine (annual
“Best of” issue 2008), “Best of Big D” by D magazine, “Best New
Consumer Service Concept in North America” by Airports Council
International
, “One of the Coolest New Businesses” by BusinessInsider.com.
Featured in USA Today, CNN.com, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com,
BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, ABCNews.com
and
The Today Show.
For more information, visit www.paradise4paws.com.

About Petco and the Petco Foundation

Celebrating 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet
specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships
between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services,
advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert,
socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by
our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate
more than 1,400 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico,
including more than 120 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format
neighborhood shop; 10 Pooch Hotel destinations for pet daycare, boarding
and spa services; prescription services and pet supplies from the
leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs.
Foster & Smith
; and petco.com.
The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised
more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and
improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the
Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare
groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help
find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.

Contacts

Media Contact
Paradise 4 Paws
Sarah
(Schleider) Goldberger, 917-921-9889
Sarah@rubeecommunications.com