June 21, 2023

Destination Pet Acquires Pet Palace

Destination Pet, a leading provider of comprehensive pet care services, has acquired Pet Palace Pet Boarding Resort, a premier pet care facility with 11 locations in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. This strategic acquisition strengthens Destination Pet’s position as one of the fastest-growing and largest consolidators of pet care resorts in the US.

Pet Palace has built an outstanding reputation for delivering exceptional pet care services, including boarding, daycare and grooming, since its inception in 2006. By adding Pet Palace to the Destination Pet network, the company gains access to new markets, a luxury pet resort brand and the opportunity to extend its connected care model and innovative mobile application Yourgi to a broader customer base.

Jennifer Strickland Fowler, CEO of Destination Pet, said, “We are incredibly excited to welcome Pet Palace and their 500+ employees into the Destination Pet pack. This acquisition aligns with our growth strategy and reinforces our commitment to becoming the go-to destination for pet care services. Pet Palace’s remarkable reputation, top-tier facilities and multi-state footprint enhance our portfolio and their commitment to exceeding the expectations of their pet families aligns with our own. Together, we will continue to raise the bar in pet care.”

Brian Hudock, Founder and CEO of Pet Palace shared his thoughts on why Destination Pet was the right company to take his company forward, “As the founder of Pet Palace it was critical to me to find the right partner to carry forward the legacy I have built throughout the years. I selected Destination Pet for its commitment to growth, innovation and delivering the best possible care to pets. I am excited to see how Destination Pet will build upon the foundation we have laid and take Pet Palace even further.”

Hudock will continue to play a strategic advisory role with Destination Pet post-acquisition.

For more information, visit Destination Pet; Yourgi Pet; Pet Palace Resort or contact Susannah.Thompson@destpet.com.

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