The Opportunity

What is my investment?

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


wdt_ID   Low End of Investment Range High End of Investment Range Method of Payment  When Due To Whom Payment is to be Made
1 Initial Franchise Fee $49,500 $49,500 Lump Sum Upon execution of the Franchise Agreement Us
2 Initial Training $0 $2,000 Lump Sum, if applicable When training begins Us
3 Travel & Living Expenses During Training $500 $7,500 As incurred As incurred Airlines, Hotels & Restaurants
4 Sub Total $50,000 $59,000
6 Professional Fees $750 $6,500 As incurred As agreed Vendors or Third Parties
7 Business Licenses & Permits $500 $6,200 As incurred As incurred Government agencies
8 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
9 Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment $2,500 $25,000 As incurred As agreed Vendors
10 Computer Set-Up & Annual Database Access $14,500 $24,000 As incurred As incurred Vendors

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.

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 Initiative for Adults with Autism.