Hounds Town USA is
Family Owned and Operated
A little bit about us and our doggie daycare and pet boarding business
For more than 15 years, Hounds Town USA has offered a natural environment for dogs to be dogs. With interactive doggie daycare, pet boarding, dog grooming, a pet taxi, and retail services, our unique town for dogs is home to the happiest dogs on Earth!
Founded in 2001 by former NYPD canine handler and commanding officer of the Nassau County Police Department Michael S. Gould, Hounds Town USA is a fully interactive doggie daycare, pet boarding, and dog grooming facility that offers worry-free, flexible, and reliable service. We also offer a convenient pet taxi service!
Unlike many other pet care facilities, we offer FULLY INTERACTIVE doggie daycare—meaning dogs are placed in play groups by size and temperament, where they interact and play all day long. The psychological structure that natural packs offer helps with separation anxiety, confidence building, obedience, and many other behavioral issues. It’s also peace of mind for our customers, knowing that their dogs have a place to be themselves without having to pay a fortune.
Michael S. Gould
Founder & CEO
Michael began his canine career in 1982, when he was selected as one of the first members of the NYPD canine unit. In 1986, Michael joined the Nassau County Police Department and was promoted to Commanding Officer of the Department’s canine unit. After the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks Michael was deployed to Naples, Italy, where he oversaw the Military Working Dog (MWD) program. Shortly after, he opened the first Hounds Town USA location in Port Jefferson and went on to open locations in Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale, New York. He brings more than 35 years of commercial dog training experience to the private pet care industry. Visit www.michaelsgould.com for more information on Michael.
Jackie began working for Hounds Town in 2013, becoming President in 2015. She also serves as General Operations Manager for the corporate office at Hounds Town Ronkonkoma. Prior to her career in the doggie daycare and pet boarding industry, Jackie worked as a senior editor for Abrams Books and Barnes & Noble Publishing, and has been a freelance writer and editor for HarperCollins, Penguin, and Sterling Publishing. She is the author of four books and many articles on real estate, green living, lifestyle, and pets, and has a master’s degree in Journalism.
After graduating college, Megan began her career in the doggie daycare industry as a groomer and then began her business career working as an office and business manager for large and small corporations. Today, she combines her skills in these two industries as the Business Manager for corporate location Hounds Town Ronkonkoma and Hounds Town USA and provides support to our existing franchisees.