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Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $300,000
Net Worth Required: $1,000,000
Total Investment: $543,193 - $1,489,801
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty Type: 7%

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: Yes

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Better Together, LLC
Total Units: 165
Year Founded: 2002
Franchising Since: 2005
Home Office: Phoenix, Arizona

About Dogtopia

Dogtopia is the leading and fastest-growing pet franchise in North America and a unique daycare business that aims to enhance the joy of dog parenthood modeled after children's daycare. Offering pet parents an affordable and trustworthy form of socialization, exercise and engagement for their dogs. Services include daycare, boarding and spa services.

Values & History

The first Dogtopia opened its doors in Virginia back in 2002, when dog daycare was a new concept to most. Our innovative approach was met with tremendous success, with franchise opportunities opening up to the public in 2005 and the first Canadian location opening in Coquitlam in 2014. Since then, the idea of daycare for dogs has gained more comprehensive acceptance, but Dogtopia continues to lead the pack with its incredible range of services, quality care, and commitment to canine happiness.

Industry Performance

The pet industry represents a booming $100B+ industry in the US as economic improvements have led to higher discretionary spending among pet owners along with accelerating pet adoption rates.

Purchasing a Dogtopia Franchise

Prospective owners will need access to at least $300,000 in liquid capital and a minimum of $1,000,000 net worth to be qualified. SBA Financing is currently available and qualified veterans receive a 10% discount on franchise fees in gratitude for their service.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Franchise owners come from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels, but all share a desire to manage and grow their own business. Our company works interactively as a collective team, with established franchisees helping new owners to stay motivated and passionate about achieving their business goals. A background in management with some experience in business operations is preferred, but not expressly required for success. Sales, team leadership, training, and marketing experience will also help new owners successfully deal with the rigors of business ownership. While all our franchise owners are different, they're united in their love for dogs and their positions as providers of top-quality care within their respective communities.

Training & Support

The Dogtopia team-based approach to franchisee success hinges on our comprehensive training program, in which a team of dedicated industry professionals will guide you through each phase of orientation, beginning with a 30-day initial training program at Dogtopia University that includes two weeks of classroom instruction and two weeks of hands-on in-store training. Grand opening support begins six days before the business opens its doors to the public and continues for ten days to ensure smooth operations, while ongoing marketing and sales training, one-on-one coaching, field visits, and monthly webinars and workshops will keep you and your professional team on the cutting edge of the industry. An annual conference among Dogtopia franchisees encourages networking and further support, with around the clock access to the network to ensure you get the assistance you need when you need it.

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Available In:

Dogtopia is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming