We have two unique clients at Dogtopia: the pet and the pet-parent. We are equally committed to serving both as the thought leader and trusted authority in the dog daycare sector.

The financial requirement to open a Dogtopia in Canada:
• Investment Range: $515,150 – $849,025 (includes $49,500 franchise fee)
• Minimum Net Worth: $750,000 per location
• Minimum Liquidity: $300,000 per location
• Royalty Fee: 7% of monthly gross sales
• National Marketing Fee: 2% of monthly gross sales

CANADIAN INVESTMENT:

Low End of Investment Range  High End of Investment Range  Method of Payment  When Due  To Whom Payment is to be Made 
Initial Franchise Fee $ 49,500 $ 49,500 Lump Sum Upon execution of the Franchise Agreement Us
Initial Training $ 0 $ 2,000 Lump Sum, if applicable When training begins Us
Travel & Living Expenses During Training $ 500 $ 7,500 As incurred As incurred Airlines, Hotels & Restaurants
Sub Total $ 50,000 $ 59,000
Professional Fees $ 750 $ 6,500 As incurred As agreed Vendors or Third Parties
Business Licenses & Permits $ 500 $ 6,200 As incurred As incurred Government agencies
Lease, Utility & Security Deposits $ 14,500 $ 59,300 As agreed When you sign your lease or start an account with a utility company Landlord, utility company
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment $ 2,500 $ 25,000 As incurred As agreed Vendors
Computer Set-Up & Annual Database Access $ 14,500 $ 24,000 As incurred As incurred Vendors
Initial Inventory & Operating Supplies $ 2,000 $ 15,000 As incurred As agreed Us or Vendors
Signage & Graphics $ 4,500 $ 24,000 As incurred As agreed Vendors
Initial Advertising & Grand Opening $ 15,000 $ 26,000 As incurred As agreed Us or Vendors
Site Survey $ 0 $ 2,500 Lump Sum As incurred Vendor
Sub Total $ 54,250 $ 188,500
Insurance Premiums (3 months) $ 450 $ 1,200 As agreed Prior to opening Vendor
Rent Payment, based on 5,500 SF (3 months) $ 6,000 $ 32,000 As agreed As agreed Landlord
Technology Fee (3 months) $ 900 $ 900 As agreed As agreed Us or Vendors
Digital Marketing & Microsite Maintenance (3 months) $ 975 $ 3000 As agreed As agreed Us
Internet (3 months) $ 275 $ 800 As agreed As agreed Vendors
Sub Total $ 8,600 $ 37,900
Leasehold Improvements, based on 5,500 SF $ 320,000 $ 465,000 As agreed As agreed Vendors
Additional Funds (3 months) $ 45,000 $ 120,000 As incurred As agreed Employees, suppliers, etc.
Total Estimated Initial Investment $ 476,850* $ 870,400* Amount to open, including first 3 months of business

 

 

The above noted costs are excerpts from Dogtopia Canada Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and are estimates. The difference between low and high investment levels exists due to varying store sizes, build out costs and expenses.

 

NOTE: This website is not a franchise offering.  A franchise offering can be made by us only in a province, if we are first qualified to offer franchises in that province, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise disclosure document.  Follow-up or individualized responses to you that involve either effecting or attempting to effect the sale of a franchise will be made only if we are first in compliance with all provincial requirements.

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