The Dog Stop

Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $150,000
Net Worth Required: $250,000
Total Investment: $254,000 - $488,000
Franchise Fee: $47,000
Royalty Type: fee of 6% of gross sales paid weekly

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: The Dog Stop
Total Units: 16
Year Founded: 2009
Franchising Since: 2014
Home Office: Pittsburgh, PA

About The Dog Stop

Offering customers a wide range of all-inclusive pet care services, The Dog Stop is well on its way to becoming the nation's top dog care provider and the number one franchisor in the multi-billion-dollar pet care industry. The organization offers boarding, daycare, grooming, training, retail pet supplies, and in-home services, along with educational opportunities for neighborhoods across the nation. Winning several awards, including Best Groomer from Best Pet Resort and Angie's List Super Service, The Dog Stop's home office is located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Values & History

After years of research and planning for the creation of the best pet-care facility in the business, The Dog Stop was founded in 2009 by dog lovers Jesse Coslov and Chris Kane. The goal was to build a fun and safe environment that dogs would enjoy, while pet owners could feel confident their pets were receiving superior care. The Dog Stop is committed to providing clients with a consistent level of quality at every facility it operates, exceeding the needs and expectations of the pets they are trusted to care for. The company began franchising in 2014.

Industry Performance

Having one of the lowest entry costs and a greater number of individual revenue streams than almost any pet care business of its kind, The Dog Stop represents a great franchise opportunity for single, multi-unit, and regional development investors complete with SBA approval and an award-winning reputation. With an overall 6.2% annual growth over the last five years, the pet care and grooming industry accounts for a total of $9 billion in revenue annually as of 2019.

Purchasing a The Dog Stop Franchise

Candidates for ownership will need a minimum of $150,000 in liquid capital and can expect to invest between $254,000 and $488,000 in total. A franchise fee of $47,000 and a personal net worth of $250,000 will also be required, with a royalty fee of 6% of gross sales paid weekly — the lowest in this franchise sector. Financing is currently unavailable.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

While no experience with dog care is particularly necessary, a love for dogs and a commitment to providing the absolute best in care is absolutely required. Franchise owners should understand the strong bond that forms between pets and their owners and be willing to work directly with people to foster relationships and grow their business.

Training & Support

The Dog Stop's franchise development team brings over one hundred years of experience to bear in building, managing, and supporting a successful franchise system. This team will accompany each new franchisee and provide guidance through every step of the process, from site evaluation and selection to lease negotiation and design. They'll help with construction and operations training right through to the grand opening. Once the doors open, the in-house marketing team offers full-time marketing and advertising support that includes complete brand and website management. Franchise owners will also have access to The Dog Stop's exclusive Pet Care Management Software (PCMS), which organizes sales data, maintains sales data records, client and veterinarian contact information, and reservations.

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Available In:

The Dog Stop is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin