Pets Are Inn vs Central Bark Franchise Comparison

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

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Pets Are Inn Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
Investment $79,950 - $375,150$520,063 - $874,556
Franchise Fee $50,000$45,000
Royalty Fee 5-10 %6%
Advertising Fee -2%
Year Founded 1982-
Year Franchised 1986-
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Renewal Fee $1000-

Business Experience Requirements

Pets Are Inn Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
Experience --

Financing Options

Pets Are Inn Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees No/No-/-
Start-up Costs No/No-/-
Equipment No/No-/-
Inventory No/No-/-
Receivables No/No-/-
Payroll No/No-/-

Training & Support

Pets Are Inn Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
Training --
Support --
Marketing --
Operations --

Expansion Plans

Pets Are Inn Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
US Expansion --
Canada Expansion No-
International Expansion No-

Company Overviews

About Pets Are Inn

Pets Are Inn makes special arrangements for your pet that far surpass the offerings of a traditional kennel. We carefully screen animal loving individuals and families to care for your pet(s). These "Host Families" take your pet(s) into their home and give them the personal attention they are used to ... lots of love, petting, playing, walking, a warm comfortable place to sleep, and of course, the food you provide, served when and the way your pet likes it.

The estimated total initial investment for your first Pets Are Inn business ranges from $79,950 to $105,150, including $74,000 to $75,000 you must pay the Franchisor.
If you elect to enter into a Territory Development Agreement for the right to open multiple Pets Are Inn businesses, your estimated total initial investment ranges from $127,750 to $375,150, including $118,000 to $250,000 you must pay the Franchisor (rights to 2 to 6 Territories).

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.