Dogtopia, the nation’s leading dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, is entering 2019 on a high note after a year of accelerated growth and success. Over the course of 2018, the brand sold 100 units, successfully opened 25 Dogtopia locations and now has over 200 units under development. The Phoenix-based brand has shown impeccable growth not only in store counts, but through charitable initiatives with the Dogtopia Foundation, raising more than $150,000 to sponsor training for service dogs for veterans.

As the U.S. pet industry expenditures top $70 billion, and the demand for professional pet care services that go above and beyond continues to increase, Dogtopia plans to open at least 50 stores in 2019. So far, the brand has sold over 30 new stores in January.

“Dogtopia is outpacing every pet franchise in North America and we were delighted about delivering another record year,” said Alex Samios, VP of Franchise Development for Dogtopia. “Our unparalleled service, support and systems, combined with exceptional franchisees, has positioned us as the leading pet services brand.”

Further validating Dogtopia’s significant growth, the franchise was recently named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s esteemed Franchise 500® list. Dogtopia ranked at No. 204 as a result of its outstanding performance in areas of unit growth and financial performance with strong franchisee support.

The past year brought many accomplishments for the Dogtopia brand, including its debut into nine new states. The company continues to seek franchise candidates looking to tap into the booming success of the pet industry and foster positive relationships of trust with pet parents in their local communities.

Dogtopia was also able to give back to the community in 2018 through the Dogtopia Foundation and the brand’s company-wide initiative seeking to enable dogs to positively change our world. Dogtopians raised funds to train 15 service dogs for veterans, as well as participated in programs focused on youth literacy and employment initiatives for adults with autism.

With more than 90 locations across North America and Canada, Dogtopia is the nation’s fastest-growing brand in the pet industry. At Dogtopia, dogs enjoy an open-play environment with protective rubber flooring to ease joints while promoting safe socialization, exercise, and education. Dogtopia’s fees are all-inclusive with meals prepared according to each pet parent’s request at no extra charge, or pet parents can bring their own food. Dogtopia’s webcams also provide pet parents with peace of mind and the ability to check in on their pups when they are away.