Join the Best Opportunity in the Booming Pet Industry

The pet industry is booming, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. This $63 billion industry has experienced an impressive 98% increase in pet services spending from 2013 to 2015, and it encompasses almost 84 million dogs in North America alone. In fact, 57% of all Canadian households own at least one pet. Growth in this sector, not surprisingly, has coincided with a significant national increase in what pet parents spend on their pets. According to the BLS, the growing demand for pet care services, including dog trainers, groomers, pet sitters, kennel attendants, and caretakers in shelters and rescue leagues is expected to continue going forward.

In fact, Entrepreneur Magazine listed ‘6 Reasons You Can’t Go Wrong with the Pet Care Industry’:

  •  It’s recession-proof
  • It’s predictable
  • There is no need to educate the customer
  • The industry benefits from the Kinderschema
  • Good margins
  • Growing market

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  • Pet parents often have very real and intense emotional bonds with their dogs and are motivated to secure the best possible treatment for them
  • Doggie daycare is scalable. Not only is it easy to run, it’s also easy to learn, allowing franchisees to grow rapidly into multiple units
  • It is a great industry for work-life balance
  • Your cash isn’t tied up with inventory (Cost of Goods is a low 4%)
  • Dogtopia’s world-class branding allows for best-in-class partners for PR, digital and traditional marketing
  • 100% privately owned, no debt
  • It’s a stable $67 billion industry that’s recession-proof
  • There is a lot of demand, with 6M dogs in Canada

Why Dogtopia?

Dogtopia is a leading international dog daycare and spa franchise that is poised to expand to 400 locations across the U.S. and Canada over the next seven years. The pet industry supports this type of trend, projecting an 11% job growth rate between 2014 and 2024. But at Dogtopia, we go beyond the numbers. We have a passion for caring for dogs. Happy, healthy pups are at the heart of who we are. Our modern facilities provide a healthy, safe and fun environment for dogs to socialize and play in, supervised by a highly trained and nurturing team. We have created a loving place with what dogs want and need in mind. It’s just not a paradise for dogs but also for pet parent as their loving pooch comes home happy and well taken care of.

Since opening in 2002, Dogtopia has been the recipient of many awards for their facility design, customer service and cutting-edge innovations. The awards include Pet Product News International Retailer of the Year (2013), Pet Age Business of the Year-Bronze (2014), Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Franchise Times Top 200 List (2016), and Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 (2017) among others. The success will surely continue in Canada.


Prime Areas Available

One of the main benefits of teaming with an emerging brand like Dogtopia is location preference. Unlike more developed brands in other industries, you are currently positioned to claim prime areas due to the ground floor nature of this opportunity. You may also have the choice to open your Dogtopia where you know people and have connections. Interested in developing a multi-unit area? There are discounts available for multi-location franchise owners as well. Here is a partial list of Canadian cities which will support more than one Dogtopia facility and are currently available:

  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
  • London, Ontario
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Opportunity


The industry is stable and growing. No matter the economy, people love their pets. And more than ever people are looking for dog day care and services.


As an emerging brand, Dogtopia is experiencing impressive growth. The demand for our brand, flexibility of our model and the availability of prime territories is fueling our growth. There has never been a better time to join us and be the first to bring Dogtopia to your community. So, what are you waiting for?


Our leadership team has had direct experience with some of the top franchise brands like Century 21, Gloria Jeans Coffee, Brinker International and Papa Johns Pizza. In fact, the combined franchise experience of our team is over 150 years.


Dogtopia was one of the early pioneers in the dog daycare industry. That means we’ve have over 14 years to refine and perfect our model. And we continue to operate 4 stores ourselves as company-owned units. We know how to make daycare a profitable and economic windfall. Come join us and grab your share!

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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