April 22, 2024

FORKS TWP., Pa. – A business enterprise providing pet education, boarding, grooming and other solutions is growing its footprint in the Lehigh Valley.







Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack Canine Institute, started in 2009 at 6346 Farm Bureau Highway in Higher Macungie Township, is planning to open up a next location at 1200 Braden Blvd. in Forks Township.




Leader of the Pack Canine Institute, established in 2009 at 6346 Farm Bureau Highway in Upper Macungie Township, is planning to open up a 2nd spot at 1200 Braden Blvd. in Forks Township, in accordance to a information release.

Proprietors John and Lisa McDonald of Schnecksville not too long ago shut on a multi-million greenback SBA 504 design personal loan that will permit them to open up a new area of their loved ones-operate organization subsequent 12 months on 3 ½ acres in a Forks organization park.

Jeff Barber of Allentown-based Lehigh Money Group, LLC, organized the mix SBA and conventional design bank loan from TD Financial institution that the McDonalds will use to establish the new facility presenting training, working day care, boarding, grooming and pet supplies for all breeds of puppies.

“It is going to be the exact model as our award profitable Chief of the Pack in Upper Macungie,” John mentioned. “We will offer you coaching, boarding, working day treatment and grooming and do retail revenue as perfectly at our new web-site.”

The McDonalds have been serving households across the Lehigh Valley from their to start with Leader of the Pack site in Lehigh County for 14 decades.

The business’ mission is to assistance people and their animals by “building delighted and well balanced pet dogs, one chief at a time.” 

“We have been seeking to open up a next spot that is easy for our households that live on the east side of the Lehigh Valley,” John reported. “The time was proper when we uncovered the proper piece of home. We’ve resolved to consider a leap of faith and open up a second corporate site in Forks.”

The McDonalds hope to break floor on the Forks facility in June. The roughly 28,000-sq.-foot facility, utilizing about 50 staff members, is anticipated to be complete early subsequent spring.

Leader of the Pack Canine Institute also has a franchise supplying, which the McDonalds are marketing and advertising with a regional solution for added expansion of their pet expert services business.

“We ensure that a family’s animals are happy and snug whether or not they come for a total day or for extended boarding and that they return home harmless and healthful,” Lisa reported. “We thank all of our pet mothers and fathers for their assistance and we search ahead to serving many new clientele at our next spot.”

More than the decades, Barber has helped the McDonalds with arranging funding on a variety of tasks, such as when they expanded their primary website from 5,000 to 15,000 square toes.