Dogtopia Dog Daycare

What Does a Dogtopia Dog Daycare Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$450,000
Total Investment:$850,000 - $1,000,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:125+
Year Founded:2002
Franchising Since:2005
Home Office: Calgary, AB
Best Franchise to Buy (Zor Awards), Top Franchise Opportunity for 2018 (Franchise Business Review), Retailer of the Year

A Business You'll Feel Good
About Owning

Dogtopia is a unique dog daycare business which opened its first location in Virginia in 2002 and in 2014 opened its first Canadian location in Coquitlam. At that time, dog daycare was very much a new concept, and the Dogtopia approach (to create “indoor dog parks” and provide a daytime service for dog care along the lines of a children’s daycare), was extremely innovative. Since then, the idea of taking man’s best friend to doggie day care has gained widespread acceptance.

Training & Support

With a Dogtopia franchise, you’ll never feel like you’re in it alone. We provide our franchise owners with unwavering support through initial and training to operations as you grow – it’s a team approach to success. Our team of dedicated professionals will guide you through our training process, which includes:

  • 30-day initial training program at Dogtopia University: 2-week classroom, 2-week in-store training
  • 10 days of opening support (6 days before, 4 days after opening)
  • Marketing and sales training
  • Real Estate and Facility Construction Support
  • Ongoing field visits
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Website development
  • Monthly webinars, seminars, calls
  • Quarterly regional workshops
  • Access to our network of franchisees – shared best practices
  • Annual Dogtopia Conference

Additionally, Dogtopia recognized the potential for a knowledge gap between its U.S.-based head office and Canadian franchisees within the chain, and responded with a somewhat specialized organizational structure – the Regional Developer model.

Our Ideal Franchisee

Whether you’re seeking a new career path or you just want to diversify your business portfolio, Dogtopia offers you an opportunity to do something you’ll not only love, but grow into a thriving business. For many, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break free from the daily grind and operate a fun lifestyle business with huge demand in Canada.

Dogtopia franchisees come from various backgrounds and experiences. Dogtopia attracts men and women, husbands and wives, and partners from all across Canada who understand the value of working together as a collective system to achieve our goals. Our owners are motivated, tenacious and passionate. Each one is different, but each one shares a common trait: an affinity for dogs and a desire to grow a successful business.

  • Owner-Operator: No previous business experience necessary, hands-on operator, assumes role of general manager
  • Corporate refugee/displaced executive: Previous corporate professionals & executives, first-time entrepreneur, some relative business and management experience, hands-on operator
  • Diversifying serial entrepreneur looking for next growth vehicle: Empire builders, absentee/semi absentee, investor type (Area Developer), strong previous or current business experience, affinity with franchise businesses and leading brands
  • Diversifying, experienced multi-brand/multi-unit franchisee: looking for next big thing, strong existing management team, infrastructure and financial resources to develop a large market quickly
  • Some management/business experience/background: helpful, but not required
  • Skills include: sales, management of personnel, training, marketing and customer service
  • Doesn’t have to love dogs – must LIKE dogs! Must LOVE the business of dogs!
  • Passionate about business opportunity, the industry growth and demand

Next Steps

A Dogtopia franchise might be the perfect business opportunity for you! Interested in learning more? Fill out the form today!


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