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North America’s Leading Dog Daycare Franchise

Now is the perfect time to join Dogtopia, North America’s fastest-growing pet franchise. The $110 billion pet industry is hotter than ever and Dogtopia is leading the charge with our rapid growth. On pace to open 400+ centers by 2024, we are the fastest-growing franchise in the pet industry.  We are seeking passionate and energetic franchisees to join our family!

Dogtopia ranked as the No. 1 pet services franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 41st Annual Franchise 500® List. Overall, the company ranked in the top 100 at No. 51 on the 2022 list, marking our highest placement to date. Dogtopia’s impressive growth has also been noticed by Franchise Times magazine, who recently ranked us as the “Best Pet Franchise” in its Annual Zor Awards. We were also named a Top Recession-Proof Business in 2021 by Franchise Business Review. As the nation’s leading pet franchise opportunity, Dogtopia’s business model provides multiple revenue channels for daycare, boarding and spa services wrapped around an exciting and fun lifestyle.

Franchise 500 Ranked Number 1 in Category
Franchises Business Review. Top Franchises satisfaction award 2022
Business of the Year Awards 2014
Franchise Times Zor Awards 2017
Future 50 Awards
Next 300 Franchise Systems
Inc 5000, America's Fastest Growing Private Companies
Pet Product News International
Franchise Registry FR Verified 2020 Member

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Dogtopia is a unique dog daycare business which opened its first location in Virginia in 2002. At that time, dog daycare was very much a new concept, and the Dogtopia approach – to create “indoor dog parks” and provide a daytime service for dog care along the lines of a children’s daycare – was extremely innovative. Since then, the idea of taking man’s best friend to doggie daycare has gained widespread popularity.

Dogtopia has a passion for caring for dogs. Happy, healthy pups are the heart of who we are. We’ve proudly created a loving environment with unparalleled safety standards and exceptional daycare, boarding, spa and grooming/training services.

Where every day is the most exciting day ever!


Think about your community, the place you live and love. Now think about bringing that community high-quality pet care services with heart and soul. Nothing tops creating a source of pride for your community and simultaneously generating revenue for yourself by doing something that you love. The options for growth are endless: daycare, boarding, spa services, training, grooming, retail and more. Open the business you’ve always dreamed of in the place you call home. Better yet, bring the Dogtopia brand to an entire region and take advantage of our discounts on multi-unit purchases.


Whether you are seeking a new career path or you just want to diversify your business portfolio, Dogtopia offers you an opportunity to do something you’ll not only love, but grow into a thriving business. For many, it’s a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to break free from the daily grind of the corporate world and operate a fun, lifestyle business with huge demand in your community. We have prime opportunities available with room to grow. Dogtopia offers support to all of our franchisees by providing the following services:

  • A sophisticated brand with turnkey solutions for ramping your business
  • Guidance from a seasoned franchise leadership and support team
  • Access to our Village of Knowledge, including a wide network of franchisees
  • Leading subject matter experts
  • Dedicated primary point-of-contact
  • An extensive training program
  • Ongoing operations and touch points to help guide franchisees on a weekly, monthly and annual basis
  • Strong technology platforms
  • Modern branding and market positioning
  • Extensive systems, tools and resources for franchisees to support their business
  • Key partners for PR, digital and social marketing
Solid Investment Opportunity
Canine Coach and Golden Doodle
Neil Gill, CEO and President of Dogtopia Enterprises

Neil Gill


“ As we grow Dogtopia across North America, there remains a lot of opportunities in many major markets – but that opportunity won’t last forever. Now is the time to join an experienced and dedicated team that surrounds you with support. At Dogtopia, you’ll be in business for yourself but not by yourself, and that is the real key to success. ”

So, if you’re looking for an organization that cares for dogs as if they were your own, treats every day like it’s the most exciting day ever, and enables dogs to positively change our world, Dogtopia is the business for you.

Pack Leaders

  • Joni Elder, Franchisee

    “Dogtopia married my passion for business and my love for dogs, and it was a match made in heaven.” - Joni Elder

  • Amber Sutton, multi-unit franchisee

    “We are the Nordstrom of dog daycare.” - Amber Sutton

  • Paul Sandry, Franchisee with Jeff and Pam Miller

    “The system at Dogtopia worked extremely well for my team. I’m already exploring a site for a second store months earlier than I anticipated.” - Paul Sandry

  • “Our group was drawn to the pet industry due to its fragmented competitive landscape and the powerful non-cyclical trajectory of secular growth trends driven by the humanization of pets, and the deeply entrenched position they have assumed in the modern American family. We partnered with Dogtopia due to the sophisticated technology systems and operating standards they provide franchisees, as well as their commitment to be the branded category leader in dog day care, providing best in class service to dogs and their pet parents, while aligning the unit economics of their facilities in accordance with that ambition.” - Chris Kempner (signed 30-store development agreement).

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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.