Biz Spotlight: Dog Party USA

Friday, June 14 at 08:50 AM
Category: Business Banking

Chaddie Platt and Priscilla Kumpe can’t imagine starting a day without some form of canine affection. The owners of Dog Party USA poured their affection for dogs into researching and developing the concept for the award-winning boarding and daycare facility in Springdale, Ark. They say one of the best rewards is seeing affection returned by “clients” as they are dropped off for a time of play and interaction. Wet kisses and wagging tails are applause to the mother-daughter co-owners.

Platt spent a year researching dog daycares and boarding systems before she and her mother,  Kumpe, opened Dog Party USA* more than seven years ago at 912 South Maestri Road, Springdale. The result is a state-of-the-art facility with five indoor play areas, two acres of fenced yard for outdoor play, and the best in climate-control technology and contamination prevention. Trained supervisors oversee each of the playgroups, which are divided according to size and temperament.

“There is not another facility in the area with the amount of outdoor and indoor space for play that we have or the number of trained staff on hand each day to supervise dogs while they play,” Platt said. “Plus, we are the only facility in the area that belongs to the International Boarding and Pet Services Association* and subscribes to training from national experts.”

The business also offers dog grooming services and training classes for obedience and Canine Good Citizen* certification. Want to celebrate? They offer birthday parties, puppy showers and “bark-mitzvahs.”

“We invite the public in on a regular basis for events they can attend with their dogs,” Platt said.

Everything they’ve poured into the business seems to be yielding rewards. Dog Party USA has been voted best boarding facility in the area every year since it opened. Those votes came in a variety of publications including Celebrate Arkansas magazine’s very best places to board your pets, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Northwest Arkansas best of the best and Northwest Arkansas CitiScapes magazine’s best of listing.

Just as they strive to provide everything their canine clients need during a stay at Dog Party USA, Kumpe and Platt said they get what they need to help run the business side from Arvest Bank.

“We switched to Arvest Bank a few years ago and they have been very helpful,” Platt said. “Paula Wilson at the downtown Springdale branch always makes sure we have everything we need.”

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Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Biz, Business Banking
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