Above:Cutting the ribbon on Bark & Zoom are from left: Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International; William McLeroy, Taurus Academy; Bradley Scott, President, Scott Airport Parking; Chris Von Dohlen, Managing Director, Scott Airport Parking.
AUSTIN, TX – Scott Airport Parking is proud to announce the grand opening of the newest,
fastest pet hotel and parking facility in Austin. Bark&Zoom (www.barkandzoom.com), Austin’s
One-Stop Park and Pet Hotel, is the newest covered parking facility located on Austin-
Bergstrom International Airport grounds, opening May 13, 2017.
Bark&Zoom is a state of the art pet hotel which also includes covered airport parking. The pet
hotel will be operated by Taurus Academy, an Austin “home grown” company with over 23
years in the pet care and training industry. Founded by career dog trainers, their focus has
always been on enriching the lives of Austin pets and pet owners through the social and
behavioral as well as physical health of their clients. Their staff engages in ongoing health and
behavior education to keep their operations cutting edge and to ensure that they stay at the
forefront of their industry. “We’ve always been dedicated to making dogs’ and peoples lives
better in the Austin community. This opportunity gives us the perfect chance to take that one
step further,“ said Melanie McLeroy, co-owner of Taurus Academy.
The environmentally friendly facility will feature dog and cat boarding, a pet pool, Indoor and
Outdoor play yards, Zoom Valet at self-park rates and Car Care Services. Bark&Zoom has
also partnered with ZippiVet for daily scheduled appointments and emergencies. The covered
airport parking portion of Bark&Zoom will be managed by its sister facility, Park&Zoom. The
convenience of closer covered airport parking and pet boarding services under one roof means
time and savings for ABIA travelers who are also pet parents. The new facility will be open
24/7, so both your car and your best buddy will be ready and waiting when you arrive back home.
Services will be available to the general public, not just those traveling through ABIA.
“When we sought a new parking service that offered our customers something they had never had
before in Central Texas, Scott Airport Parking delivered with Bark&Zoom,” said Jim Smith,
Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “This public/private partnership has
transformed previously unused airport property into a service for pet owners flying Austin.”
“We are excited to bring this innovative addition to ABIA which will provide a cost and time
saving convenience for the traveling pet owners of the greater Austin area,” stated Bradley
Scott, President of Scott Airport Parking.
Bark&Zoom is located at 2601 Cardinal Loop, just across from the airport on Highway 71, making
one-stop drop off and pick up a breeze. Bark&Zoom has also partnered with ZippiVet, who will
be on site to offer veterinary care for dogs and cats. Taurus Academy, an Austin leader in pet
training and care, will assist your pet with socializing and playing at no additional charge. Best
of all, there are no breed restrictions at Bark&Zoom. Reservations will be required to board
your pet. Reservations and other boarding requirements can be found online at
www.barkandzoom.com or over the phone at 512-817- BARK (2275).
Bark&Zoom is also heavily involved with three local Austin area charities: LifeWorks, Mobile
Loaves & Fishes, and Helping Hand Home. Bark&Zoom will donate $1 to these charities for
each of the first 15,000 customers that sign up for the frequent parker ZoomClub.
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