Our Family

DogTown, USA officially opened March of 2011 by founder and owner Frank Charles, former Mayor of St. Augustine Beach, Florida.

On numerous occasions Mayor Charles, a licensed pilot, had trouble finding a pet resort fitting of the excellent treatment he thought adequate for his two Labrador Retrievers, Cirrus and Gator. Instead of settling for inferior treatment of his best friends, Mayor Charles decided to create an environment where Cirrus and Gator could relax in luxury while he was away.

Mayor Charles, drawing on his 15 years of operational expertise co-founding another nationwide chain of pet resorts, decided it was time to bring his love of pets to Northern Florida in the form of DogTown, USA. All DogTown, USA locations are large indoor, state-of-the-art, climate-controlled, locally-themed pet resorts dedicated to providing a safe, clean, and fun environment for your pet.

Frank believes the owner/operator approach is always the best option when choosing a pet resort which is why each DogTown, USA location is owned and operated by local, entrepreneurial, pet enthusiasts.

If you would like to become the “Mayor” of your own DogTown, USA please fill out our information request form in the Franchise section of our website.