Dogtopia Franchise

Dog day care & boarding

Dogtopia is the premier provider of dog daycare and boarding and is now opening franchises all over the US! Customers can drop their dog off at Dogtopia and let him spend the day socializing with other dogs, running around and burning off plenty of pent-up energy.

Happy To Be Here, Inc. has designed an effective and easy-to-use business system for franchisees. As a franchise owner of Dogtopia, you will receive unparalleled support from our management office. Other benefits as a franchisee include use of the trademark Dogtopia name, access to our proprietary salon products, corporate purchasing power, equipment and furniture specifications, access to qualified, approved vendors, site selection assistance, interior design consultation, corporate manuals, marketing, and public relations services, training and ongoing product development.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Dogtopia franchise ranges from $668,298 to $1,444,264. This includes $76,820 to $102,900 that must be paid to the franchisor and their affiliates.

If you are a conversion franchisee (i.e., you are converting an existing dog daycare facility to your Dogtopia facility), then the total investment necessary to begin operation of a Dogtopia franchise ranges from $331,070 to $806,885. This includes $56,620 to $72,700 that must be paid to the franchisor and their affiliates. The transfer fee is 50% of the franchise fee

If you purchase area development rights, the total investment necessary to begin operation of a Dogtopia franchise ranges from $668,298 to $1,444,264, plus an additional $44,550 for each franchise you commit to develop (excluding the first franchise). This includes $76,820 to $102,900 that must be paid to the franchisor and their affiliates, plus an additional $44,550 for each franchise you commit to develop (excluding the first franchise), which must also be paid to the
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How much does it cost to open a Dogtopia Franchise?

The investment required to open a Dogtopia Franchise is between $668,298-$1,444,264. There is an initial franchise fee of $49,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Dogtopia name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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When did the first Dogtopia open? 2002
When did Dogtopia start Franchising? 2005

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

On-The-Job Training: 200 hours

Classroom Training: 80 hours

In store Training: 80 Hours

Additional Training: 1 week support at grand opening

Purchasing Co-ops
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform


Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Many franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10-15

Absentee ownership of franchise is IS allowed.

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Dogtopia Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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