Solo's is a multi-use, social concept for pups and their people, featuring a humans only indoor restaurant and bar, on-leash patio, and off-leash dog park in Chisholm Creek. Solo's is a place for the whole family to play in a safe space designed and built for everyone to have fun.
There is little structure in daily life to help pet owners spend more time with their pets outside the home. Pet owners often feel torn between work and social commitments and spending quality time with their pets. When they want to see their friends, pet owners often must leave their dogs at home. Sometimes they can go to a dog-friendly, on-leash patio, but that can feel too restrictive for their dogs to enjoy for prolonged periods. Sometimes they can go to a dog park, which their pups enjoyed, but left little to hold the humans’ attention. Between work, social lives, and other obligations, they felt guilty about having so little time with the four-legged members of their family.
In late 2018, Solo's owner, Julianne Thomas, came home to find Solo, their family’s five-year-old dog, had passed away unexpectedly while his parents were both at work. Beyond the devastation of losing a loved member of the family, they were heartbroken that Solo’s last day on earth was not spent by their side. They mourned the time lost with him that was spent at work or at social obligations. Inspired by Solo, Julianne made the decision to create a place where they could work, play, and regain some of the time they had lost—a place where free time can be enjoyed with all members of their pack. They named this concept in honor of the happy-go-lucky pup that inspired it all, and Solo's was born.