First-Time and Existing Franchisees to Bring More Daycares to Cities Across the Country as Same-Store Sales Growth Climbs Beyond 31 Percent

PHOENIXAug. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of National Dog Day today, Dogtopia, the nation’s fastest-growing dog daycare franchise announced it has signed a record number of new franchise agreements in 2022. These deals, many of which were signed by existing franchisees looking to expand, will bring more than 100 new locations to markets across the U.S. over the next two years. In addition, the brand reported record same-store sales growth of more than 31% for the year so far.

A variety of entrepreneurs with backgrounds in childcare, hospitality, fitness, private equity and more will develop these new Dogtopia daycare centers in cities including Cleveland, OHFort Myers, FLNew Haven, CTOrland Park, ILBakersfield, CALittle Elm, TXSummerville, SCSeattle, WA; and more. Notably, three new centers being developed in Maryland with Jeff Lutton, the first franchisee to open a Dogtopia in 2007 and former Franchisee of the Year, bringing his total number of daycares to five. As a sign of confidence in the brand and financial return, 40% of the new deals are from existing Dogtopia franchisees who have signed on for more units.

“The new franchise deals, particularly those signed with existing Dogtopians, are the ultimate validation of our brand, supported by Dogtopia’s position as the fastest-growing and leading brand in pet services,” said Neil Gill, CEO and President of Dogtopia. “We are excited to support entrepreneurs through their development and expansion across the country and give thousands of new Dogtopia dogs a place to socialize, exercise and live their best and longest lives.”

With nearly 200 locations across North America, Dogtopia is the nation’s fastest-growing brand in the booming pet services industry and recently ranked at #51 on Entrepreneur Magazine‘s Annual Franchise 500 list. The ultimate destination for improving the physical and mental well-being of dogs and pet parents, Dogtopia helps all dogs live long, healthy and happy lives with services that provide canine wellness in a holistic manner.

The Dogtopia franchise family is composed of both single-unit and multi-unit operators, including husband and wife teams, father and daughter/son duos, siblings, and many experienced entrepreneurs who are diversifying their portfolios. With more than 31 percent same-store sales growth and AUVs nearing $1 million, Dogtopia’s single-unit economics and unparalleled support is leading the pet services industry. For more information about Dogtopia or the franchise opportunity, visit