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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$668K - $1.4M
- Units as of 2020
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Doggy Inn franchise.
Doggy Inn provides boarding and training for dogs in a safe and comfortable environment.
Apart from dog boarding and training programs, a variety of services are available at Doggy Inn, including doggie socialization, grooming, nail trims, custom doggie portraits, and a selection of health products and specialty add-ons.
Doggy Inn was founded in 2020 and began franchising later that same year. It is actively looking to expand its reach and is welcoming franchisees.
Why You May Want To Start a Doggy Inn Franchise
If you like working with animals and dogs, in particular, Doggy Inn could be an excellent franchise for you. Potential Doggy Inn franchisees should have a good work ethic, determination, and a love of new opportunities. Having animal boarding experience isn’t necessary. However, some business experience can be highly beneficial.
Doggy Inn also has a selection of products for sale. The dog-friendly products add potential revenue streams. With that said, franchisees may be required to have some sort of retail experience to sell Doggy Inn products.
What Might Make a Doggy Inn Franchise a Good Choice?
As a franchisee, you will have to work in partnership with Doggy Inn and strive towards the protection and betterment of your franchise and the brand as a whole. To do this, Doggy Inn employees will need to be trained according to company standards. Additionally, operating standards will need to be adhered to at all times. You will be expected to build a loyal customer base and advertise and promote the Doggy Inn franchise and the products offered.
To be part of The Doggy Inn team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees.
Doggy Inn has partnered with third party financial lenders that may offer help covering the franchise fee, startup cost, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and payroll if you qualify.
How To Open a Doggy Inn Franchise
As you decide if opening a Doggy Inn franchise is the right decision for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if The Doggy Inn franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement with Doggy Inn, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Doggy Inn franchising team questions.
If awarded a franchise, franchisees receive a great deal of support from the Doggy Inn brand throughout the franchising process. Franchisees will be expected to undergo an extensive amount of classroom and on-the-job training before opening their franchise. Doggy Inn will be with franchisees every step of the way.
About Doggy Inn
- Franchising Since
- 2020 (2 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions:
- # of Units
- 1 (as of 2020)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Doggy Inn franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $668,298 - $1,444,264
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Veteran Incentives
- 10% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- Doggy Inn has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 80 hours
- Classroom Training
- 99.5 hours
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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