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Dogtopia
#215

Initial Investment

LOW: $454,437
HIGH: $735,275

Change in Units

+12.8% +5 UNITS (1 Year)
+46.7% +14 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

2002

Franchising Since

2005 (12 Years)

Corporate Address

6245 N. 24th Pkwy., #210 Phoenix, AZ 85016

CEO

Neil Gill

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 location offers open-play daycare services, overnight boarding, grooming services and a self-serve dog wash.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$454,437 - $735,275

Net-worth Requirement

$350,000 - $1,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$150,000 - $500,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$49,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

7%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

Dogtopia has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives


10% off franchise fee

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 14 days

Training at headquarters: 14 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

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Updated: September 23rd, 2016

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