Press release: Scenthound
Scenthound, committed to keeping dogs healthy and clean, recently announced that it is opening Gainesville’s first and only canine wellness and grooming service. The new location, 2835 SW 91st on Haile Publix Market Square, will open at the end of May. This is the first of four locations that Joseph and Kathryn Pizzurro plan to open across north-central Florida. Scenthound takes a wellness-based approach that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for dogs. Embedded in the name, Scenthound focuses on the five core areas of grooming: skin, fur, ears, nails and teeth.
The company’s Scent Techs are fully trained to give every dog the care they need – regardless of breed – and the membership program allows dog parents the peace of mind that their dog is being routinely groomed. Pet parents can choose a membership that works best for their dog and add additional grooming services if needed.
“We’ve been looking for a community-based company for years and when we heard about Scenthound, we were immediately drawn to their concept,” said Joseph Pizzurro. “Gainesville is an amazing community full of individuals and families who clearly value what a dog can bring into their lives.”
Prior to joining the Scenthound Package, Joseph Pizzurro received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and has been in the medical device market for over 30 years. Kathryn Pizzurro has over 15 years of experience in the orthopedic trauma market and is currently an editor and freelance writer. The couple are parents of students Caroline and Mary and their 8-year-old rescue pup, Pi. The Pizzurro family is excited to provide their animal-loving community of Gainesville with an easy, economical, and health-focused way to care for their dogs.
“Dogs play a critical role in the health and well-being of the entire family,” said Kathryn Pizzurro. “Scenthound offers a convenient, inexpensive way to make grooming your dog part of your monthly routine. Scenthound Gainesville SW is located in Haile Publix Market Square for pet parents to drop off their dogs, run various errands, and then pick up a clean, fresh smelling puppy. “
Scenthound was founded in 2015 after CEO Tim Vogel ran both a mobile grooming company and local grooming center for more than 10 years, seeing firsthand the shortcomings in a booming pet industry and lack of training in dog care. Vogel started a mission to provide dogs and their owners with a quick, easy, and affordable solution that not only keeps them clean and looking great, but also maintains their overall health and wellbeing.
“With a strong passion for dogs and pet owners, Joseph and Kathryn will have a huge impact on the Gainesville community,” said Vogel. “We are very excited to welcome both Joseph and Kathryn to Scenthound, who are driven to fulfill our mission to provide every dog with the wellness care they need.”