Dogtopia is a unique dog daycare business which opened its first location in Virginia in 2002. At that time, dog daycare was very much a new concept, and the Dogtopia approach – to create “indoor dog parks” and provide a daycare services for dog care along the lines of a children’s daycare – was extremely innovative. Since then, the idea of doggie daycare has gained widespread popularity and Dogtopia is now the fastest-growing pet franchise and the leading dog daycare provider in North America.
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The Dogtopia business model supports several types of people and lifestyles:
1. Owner-Operator: No previous business experience necessary, hands-on operator, assumes role of general manager
2. Corporate refugee/displaced executive: Previous corporate professionals & executives, first-time entrepreneur, some relative business and management experience
3. Diversifying serial entrepreneur looking for next growth vehicle: Absentee/semi absentee, investor type (Area Developer), strong previous or current business experience
4. Experienced Empire Builders: multi-brand/multi-unit franchisee looking for next big thing, strong existing management team, infrastructure and financial resources to develop a large market quickly
We offer 4 weeks of initial classroom and field training & development, 10 days on-site grand opening assistance, monthly operational field visits, full service real estate & construction support, weekly calls & webinars.
Brick & Mortar Pet Services Model
Turn-key marketing systems, platforms & support including 3 outside agencies
Total investment ranges from $757,253 to 1,553,415. Average breakdown is $600,000 for construction, $49,500 franchise fee, plus $200,000 working capital. Up to 80% SBA financing in available with our preferred lenders.
Up to $400,000/year, full P&L’s are disclosed in Item 19 of our FDD
Yes, 10% off
Most franchisees employ a full-time General Manager to run their facility. Typical day includes managing marketing efforts, health/safety protocols and back of house issues (financials, payroll) and overseeing the GM. Our centers are open from 7am-7pm including weekends.
Fun lifestyle, family oriented, recession-resistant
$543,193 - $1,489,801
'What I’ve been most impressed with is how well Dogtopia does everything and has anticipated our needs. My excitement and level of encouragement has grown since I’ve joined."