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Posted on Aug 09, 2014

A Fresh Start for an American Hero

FlipFlop® Dogs Launches Veteran Franchise Giveaway Contest, Set to Award One Deserving Veteran with Free Franchise

MARCO ISLAND, Florida – It’s no secret that America’s skilled veterans are struggling to transition from their military careers and into the workforce. In fact, there were more than 720,000 unemployed veterans in 2013.

Looking to provide a business opportunity for one of these American heroes, FlipFlop® Dogs, a new franchise concept in the US, in the nearly $53 billion pet industry that provides the Alternative to Kenneling® will not only be giving a job to an American Veteran, but also the ability to run a business on their own. For anyone who loves dogs, this is truly a dream business.

FlipFlop Dogs is proud to announce its Franchise Giveaway Contest which will give military veterans a chance to win their very own FlipFlop Dogs franchise.

Kicking off August 18th, 2014 contestants visiting can enter to win by providing their contact information, along with a 500-word essay explaining why they would make an ideal FlipFlop Dogs franchisee. Following the submission deadline on September 21, 2014, 15 Veterans will be chosen based on quality of submission and invited to submit a video. The Top 10 videos will be chosen and posted to the FlipFlop Dog’s Facebook page, allowing the public to show their support for the contestant they feel is most deserving.

Five finalists will eventually be invited to participate in a Skype interview with the FlipFlop Dogs executive team, after which the Top 3 will be flown the first week in December to meet with FlipFlop management team for a modified Discovery Day.

The winner will be announced on or before December 7, 2014.

“Our inspiration to become more involved with veterans, as they transition to civilian life, hits close to home, as our fathers were veterans from WWII and the Korean War. Growing up, we heard stories of the sacrifices they made, their struggles adjusting to life back home and how proud they were to serve our country. Our fathers were fortunate enough to become very successful businessmen and our mentors for life,” said FlipFlop Dogs co-founder Taffy Miltz. “This contest allows us to further show our gratitude for their service and dedication.”

The grand prize will include franchise fee, exclusive operating territory, franchise development template, software license and marketing start-up kit, an estimated value of $48,250.

Created in 2011, FlipFlop Dogs’ intent is to give dogs a joyful vacation experience while providing peace of mind for their owners that their canine is being cared for in a safe, loving home environment. Dogs stay with carefully screened and selected “Companion Families™” who are home during the day to ensure one-on-one, around the clock care is always provided, especially where puppies, dogs on regular medication and senior canines are concerned.

About FlipFlop® Dogs

Founded in 2011 and franchising since 2013, FlipFlop Dogs is the Alternative to Kenneling that specializes in matching its furry customers with “Companion Families” who maintain the dog’s day-to-day routine. The company’s mission is to give dogs a joyful vacation experience while providing peace of mind for their owners that their canine is being cared for in a safe, loving home environment while they are away. FlipFlop Dog’s was created from a licensing agreement with the internationally successful Barking Mad, based in the UK. For more information, visit

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