Find out what franchise is right for you
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#54 Ranked #71 last year
See the Full List
Initial investment
$668K - $1.4M
Units as of 2021
158 110.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

Founded in 2002 and franchising since 2005, Dogtopia offers dog daycare and boarding services with an emphasis on education, exercise, and socialization. Each facility averages between 2,500 and 7,500 square feet and is designed to reduce odors, noise level, illness, and accidents.

About Dogtopia

Industry
Pets
Related Categories
Pet Care
Founded
2002
Parent Company
Dogtopia Enterprises LLC
Leadership
Neil Gill, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2005 (16 years)
# of employees at HQ
35
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
158 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

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

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Dogtopia 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
$49,500
Initial Investment
$668,298 - $1,444,264
Net Worth Requirement
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$300,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

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

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
Additional Training
At Grand Opening
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
15
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Dogtopia landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

Curious to know where Dogtopia ranked on other franchise lists? Find out below.

Ranked #54

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #86

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #96

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #70

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

Want to stay updated on the latest franchise news?

Never miss a beat when you sign up to receive our newsletter.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy

Related Franchises

Are you eager to see what else is out there? Browse more franchises that are similar to Dogtopia.

Related Franchise Content

Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.

In the face of employee shortages, McDonald's will raise the salaries of its staff, but only in the US and not all

A few weeks ago, the fast food chain complained that 'no one wants to work anymore'. Now, it will increase salaries by 10% to avoid staff turnover.

Entrepreneur en Español

· 3 min read

How to Maximize Franchise-Sales Earnings in a Post-Pandemic World

Financial performance representations can be a valuable tool in the process, but there are other tested strategies.

Mark Siebert

· 4 min read

Children's-Education Franchises Are Going Hi-Tech

New technologies have created innovative ways to teach and communicate with customers. 

Rick Grossmann

· 4 min read

Young people scam KFC by buying free food and reselling it

College students from China cost the brand more than $ 30,000.

Entrepreneur en Español

· 2 min read

Emily Rella

· 3 min read

Entrepreneur Franchise of the Day: City Wide Facility Solutions

City Wide manages all sorts of building-maintenance services, from lawn and landscaping to security, handyman to janitorial.

Disclaimer
The information on this page is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any particular franchise by Entrepreneur Media. Our franchise listings and rankings are solely research tools you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing in a franchise. That should include reviewing the franchisor's legal documents, consulting with an attorney and an accountant, and talking to former and current franchisees.
Updated: February 8th, 2021