A K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel, which provides dog boarding and daycare services, is planned for the vacant former Wells Fargo Bank building located at 3885 N. Federal Highway in Pompano Beach.
The project is being developed by Boca Raton-based Schmier Property Group, which owns the 2.23-acre property through its affiliate 3885 N. Federal, LLC. The project is currently going through the city’s review process for permitting.
The developer plans to transform the two-story, empty building into a 10,836-square-foot K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel through renovations that will likely be valued at $4 million.
In addition, Schmier Property Group is developing a new Starbucks with a drive-through on the vacant portion of property that lies directly north of the former bank building.
K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel was founded in New Jersey by two brothers, Steven and Jason Parker. In 1999, they started their own pet-sitting business when were just 14 and 12 years old because they loved dogs. Later on, the young entrepreneurs realized they wanted to make pet care their careers. In 2005, the first K9 Resorts Luxury Pet Hotel opened its doors. K9 Resorts began franchising in 2011, and now has approximately 50 locations nationwide.
According to K9 Resorts, their facilities feature a PetAirapy UV air purification and ventilation system, hospital-grade sanitation procedures, state-of-the-art flooring systems with built-in antimicrobial protection, comfort mat bedding or Kuranda dog beds (elevated, cot-style dog beds with a patented, chew-proof design), and separate play areas for large and small dogs.
Accommodations include luxury suites and executive rooms, which are private cage-free options. There are also private traditional dog kennel options that can be customized.
K9 Resorts prices vary according to location. Presently, the only K9 Resorts in Florida is in Wellington in Palm Beach County. Their current pricing for boarding accommodations ranges from $54 to $89 per day. The cost for half-day doggie daycare is currently $28 and full-day doggie daycare is $36.
For even more pampering, a dog boarding stay can be upgraded with items like extra personal playtime, extra outdoor walks, Evian spring water, gourmet doggie ice cream and gourmet treats.