Dogtopia, the nation’s fastest growing dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, is targeting the greater Denver area for development. With two existing stores in Lafayette and Highlands Ranch, the national franchise has announced plans to open 12 more locations through strategic franchise partnerships over the next three years, bringing more than 250 jobs to the area.

Already finding success in the market is Dogtopia Chairman Peter Thomas, who is also the franchisee and owner of the Highlands Ranch location

“A huge dog-loving community, Denver has proven to be an ideal market for Dogtopia,” stated Thomas. “Dogtopia has already cemented itself as the top dog daycare choice by providing first-class services for pet parents and their dogs. I’ve watched the brand grow and continue to implement initiatives to ensure the dogs in our care experience the most exciting day ever in a safe environment. I’m eager to see Dogtopia expand its footprint throughout the market.”

Dogtopia pups enjoy an open layout where each playroom offers fun for dogs of similar size and temperament. Each playroom also has compressed rubberized flooring to ease joints, prevent slipping and promote safer play, as well as a powerful HVAC system funneling air out of the building to ensure clean, fresh air. Every area is cleaned solely with dog-safe products. Dogtopia’s fees are all-inclusive – meals are prepared according to each pet parent’s request at no extra charge, or pet parents can bring their own food.

“The greater Denver region is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, with one of the largest populations of pet owners,” said Alex Samios, Vice President of Franchise Development for Dogtopia. “With unrivaled demand for our services, we’re excited to continue our current momentum by attracting strong franchise partners to further spread the Dogtopia brand to new communities.”

This development strategy comes alongside the debut of Dogtopia’s new model, Dogtopia Lite. The smallest footprint facility is 3,000 square feet, compared to the 5,000 to 10,000 square feet facilities currently offered. The quality services provided in these smaller facilities make them perfect for providing care to urban markets like Denver, and while being more affordable for perspective franchise owners.

Anticipating expansion beyond 400 units within the next five years, Dogtopia’s impressive growth has been noticed by Franchise Times magazine, who recently ranked Dogtopia on its 2016 Top 200+ list for the first time. Dogtopia offers a proven franchise opportunity with multiple revenue channels for daycare, boarding, spa, grooming, retail and training. resulting in a validated and exciting business model. The franchise seeks both individuals and multi-unit franchise partners looking for a fun and flexible lifestyle.

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