Meet the Owners
Meet the Owners of Hounds Town Space Coast
Hounds Town USA owners Jane Banke and Leslie Bottesch opened up their Rockledge, FL, location amidst the pandemic with a mission to help dogs adapt to a regular schedule when their owners would start returning to work. As many dogs experienced heightened anxiety during the ever-changing world of the pandemic, Jane and Leslie were determined to help lessen that stress and bring the amusement and socialization of doggy daycare to all furry friends in the area!
Jane and Leslie have a unique background in education and previously met while working together in a preschool in 2000. When the preschool was sold, the pair decided to open their own child development center, Mindworks Early Learning, in 2005. After years of partnering together at Mindworks Early Learning, they decided to sell the business in 2019.
Although they had never worked or used a doggie daycare in the past, Leslie and Jane shared a passion for animals and wanted to branch out of early childhood learning. With much research, they found Hounds Town USA’s philosophies aligned with their own and thought it to be the perfect fit for their business. With a strong love for dogs and a dedication to the educational industry, Leslie and Jane opened up Hounds Town Space Coast to help out the dogs and cats of the Rockledge community!
While Jane focuses on design for Hounds Town Space Coast, Leslie handles daily operations, teaching and training, and employee management. The two local business owners also strive to work with animal rescue shelters in the area to continue their mission of helping animals in need.
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