Suzanne and Al Locker founded ABC Pet Resort & Spa in 1991. Suzanne served eight years on the American Boarding Kennel Association (ABKA) Board of Directors, representing other pet facility owners in the southern states. During this time, she held the office of President of the Board for one year.
The Lockers served as Co-Chairs of the Voluntary Facilities Accreditation Committee, which created standards for pet care facilities and shelters in the United States and around the world. The Lockers are frequently invited to be speakers at seminars for industry organizations, local schools, business chambers and for groups around the world; including as Keynote Speakers at Ausboard 2007 (Australia’s pet care industry association).
Al Locker also owns Turnkey, Inc., a design/build construction company that has served the Houston area for over 60 years. He has designed over 100 pet facilities and veterinary clinics in the United States, and built 17 in the Houston area. Al is sought out for this expertise in the pet industry because of his considerable knowledge of pet facility ownership, design and construction.
“They are outstanding in every respect. Their staff are loving and caring folks who deliver five star attention to all pets.”
“Excellent experience! My puppies were returned freshly cleaned up and happy! Look forward to returning soon!”
Meet our team
The entire team at ABC takes pride in having one of the best pet resorts in Houston, TX. We back this claim with our commitment to the International Boarding and Pet Services Association’s (IBPSA) Code of Conduct as a member in good standing; by requiring continuing staff training in understanding pet behavior; and by involvement in pet industry education through Dog Gurus, IBPSA, and the Professional Animal Care Certification Council.
Each staff member was chosen for their love of animals and is dedicated to providing a happy and safe place for our pet guests. The staff are also Pet CPR and Pet First Aid certified, and all certificates are prominently displayed! We proudly serve Spring, The Woodlands, and the metro Houston area.
INTERNATIONAL BOARDING AND PET SERVICES ASSOCIATION (IBPSA)
IBPSA members pledge to provide conscientious care, deal honestly and fairly, respect customer confidence, continuously learn more and improve services, and operate their business honorably. Members abide by the IBPSA Code of Conduct.
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS (APDT)
Our trainers are continuing to advance their skill levels to offer the best solutions for our client’s pets.
THE DOG GURUS
We are a proud member of The Dog Gurus, a community focused on raising the bar of safety in dog play.
Our staff are Pet CPR and Pet First Aid certified.
THE PROFESSIONAL ANIMAL CARE CERTIFICATION COUNCIL
Recognizes the expansive knowledge required for providers and operators in the industry with independent 3rd-party testing to ensure the highest standards.
Staff training program that empowers and supports our team in creating playgroups that are safe, productive and fun to manage!