2014 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Dog daycare, boarding, training, spa services

Number of Locations: 30

Total Investment: $253.4K - $478.8K

Founded: 2002

Began Franchising: 2005

About Dogtopia

Unhappy with the boarding options available for her Boston Terrier Griffin, Amy Nichols decided to start her own dog daycare. She opened the first Dogtopia in 2002, and began franchising in 2005. Each locations offers open-play daycare services, overnight boarding, grooming services and a self-serve dog wash.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 25 0 0 5
2012 22 0 0 3
2011 20 0 0 3
2010 20 0 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $253,350 - $478,750
Franchise Fee: $42,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: Term of agreement renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $400,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2-4 weeks. At franchisee's location: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #390 (2014),