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Now is the perfect time to join Dogtopia Canada with a newly appointed leadership team, support and systems for Canadians. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic franchisees to become part of North America’s fastest growing pet franchise! Dogtopia is a unique dog daycare business which opened its first location in Virginia in 2002 and its first Canadian location in Coquitlam in 2014. At that time, dog daycare was very much a new concept, and the Dogtopia approach (to provide a dog care along the lines of a children’s daycare with “indoor dog parks”), was extremely innovative. Since then, the idea of taking man’s best friend to doggie daycare has gained widespread acceptance and the $7 billion pet industry shows no signs of slowing down.

17.36% same-store sales growth in 2019
$1M Top quintile stores average more than $1M in revenue * based on data from USA and Canada locations

Dogtopia’s impressive growth recently led to our inclusion in Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s Top 100 Game Changers for 2019, and Franchise Times magazine ranked us as the “Best Pet Franchise” in its Annual Zor Awards. we once again made Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 List in 2019, including #1 in the Pet Services Franchise, and 2020’s Fast & Serious list, Franchise Times’ annual ranking of the 40 smartest-growing franchises. The media continues to recognize Dogtopia as the nation’s leading pet franchise opportunity, with a unique business model that provides multiple revenue channels for daycare, boarding and spa services wrapped around an exciting and fun lifestyle.

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Become a Leader in Your Community

Dogtopia is committed to offering a healthy, safe and fun environment for dogs to socialize that allows dog parents peace of mind. As a Canadian Dogtopia Franchisee, you’ll spend your days playing with dogs, engaging with dog parents, and fostering positive, valued relationships of trust in your local community. You’ll be building a better future for you and your family through business ownership while working in a fun, rewarding environment. You’ll also be giving back to your community through the Dogtopia Foundation, which supports three key initiatives: veterans and first responders, youth literacy programs, and employing adults with autism.

WHYchoose the dogtopia franchise?

Despite the fact that 41% of all households in Canada have at least one pet and dog daycare services have been available for a number of years, there are no recognized brands in the marketplace, nor any consolidation of the offering which provides consistent levels of service to target consumers. With Dogtopia, you’ll have the confidence of building on a successful, established brand with decades of experience, while receiving the support of a dedicated team of seasoned franchise professionals. Be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

Set Up for Success

There is an explosive demand for trusted pet services in the Canadian market right now. Whether you’re looking for a new franchise opportunity or just want to diversify your business portfolio, Dogtopia offers you the chance to break free from the corporate world and be your own boss by operating a fun business in a growing industry. Dogtopia’s advantages include:

  • Seasoned franchise leadership team and ownership
  • Validated and proven business model
  • Sustainable growth plans to open 400+ stores by 2023 in North America
  • 200+ units sold and in development
  • Stable and recession-resistant sector
  • Strong Financial Model and ROI
  • Fresh branding and market positioning targeting millennial pet parents
  • Fun Lifestyle: Monday – Friday business, limited nights and weekends
  • Prime markets still available
  • 3 Flexible Models: Urban, Retail, Industrial (4,500 – 7,500 sq. ft.)
  • Comprehensive Training Program with 4 weeks of initial training plus 2 weeks of opening support
  • Turn-key real estate and construction services
  • Simple operations
  • Cutting-edge technology platforms
  • Access to leading subject matter experts
Where every day is the most exciting day ever!
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The Dogtopia Foundation enables dogs to positively change the world. To accomplish this, we currently are funding programs focused around three worthy causes: Service Dogs for Veterans, Youth Literacy Programs and Employment Initiatives for Adults with Autism.