Pet Butler vs Central Bark Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Pet Butler vs Central Bark including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Pet Butler Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
Investment $39,500 - $92,000$520,063 - $874,556
Franchise Fee $18,900$45,000
Royalty Fee 7%6%
Advertising Fee -2%
Year Founded 1998-
Year Franchised 2005-
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Renewal Fee 25% of initial fee-

Business Experience Requirements

Pet Butler Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
Experience --

Financing Options

Pet Butler Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees No/Yes-/-
Start-up Costs No/Yes-/-
Equipment No/Yes-/-
Inventory No/Yes-/-
Receivables No/Yes-/-
Payroll No/Yes-/-

Training & Support

Pet Butler Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
Training --
Support --
Marketing --
Operations --

Expansion Plans

Pet Butler Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
US Expansion --
Canada Expansion No-
International Expansion No-

Company Overviews

About Pet Butler

Everyone loves their dog, but no one likes cleaning up after it! Here are just some of the reasons why we're so excited about this opportunity:
* Close to 40% of US households own at least one dog.
* Two in ten dog owners own two dogs.
* One in ten dog owners own three or more dogs.
* In Baby Boomer households where there are no children under 18 years of age, more dogs are owned on average (two).
* There are over 63 million dogs in the US.
* The average dog leaves its owners 23 "presents" per week.
* 30 million US households have at least one dog and not one of these households enjoys cleaning up after it!
* Our first franchise (company owned) has over 3,000 clients in the Dallas Fort Worth Area of Texas and consistently serves several thousand pets and their owners each week.

* According to the U.S. Department of Commerce:
o Although only 8% of businesses are franchises, they represent 40% of all retail sales in the U.S.
o Proven methods are often better than trial and error.
o A franchise is usually easier to sell and has a higher value than an independent business.
o Consumers prefer a nationally recognized name 2 to 1.
o The synergy of a group of people, all contributing ideas and motivation, is a benefit to each individual.

About Central Bark

Central Bark Doggy Day Care is focused on expanding our network of doggy day care franchise opportunities in communities across the nation. We believe that a focusing on markets we are currently in while opening in additional states and markets will allow us to continue providing a superior level of support to our existing franchisees while at the same time building and enhancing our brand.

Each new and existing market represents a tremendous opportunity. There is unlimited potential with a pool of over 83 million American dogs out there that have yet to have the opportunity to experience Central Bark.

As the only UnKennel™, Central Bark® has a unique advantage and point of differentiation from the clutter of traditional kennel, home sitting, dog walking and dog boarding concepts available to consumers. Our one day per week commitment helps to create the safest possible environment for a socially centered program, it also provides the revenue consistency that makes for a more predictable business model! Today’s pet owners are more savvy and demand the very best for their four legged companions.

Over the past 17 years, pet industry sales have grown from $23 billion in 1998 to an estimated $69 billion in 2015 and eventually rising to $75 billion by 2017. The pet industry is on track to continue to grow at least 4% each year through 2018.

There are three major factors that are contributing to the ongoing pet industry growth upswing:

 Increase in pet ownership A stable economy The ongoing trend of pet humanization

Our vision and focus on socialization, the dog and overall doggy wholeness, positions Central Bark as the leader in specialty pet services area. According to the IBSWorld Report, this segment will continue to grow as more pet owners consider their animals to be valued members of the family….and, that’s just how we like it at Central Bark.