About Dogtopia

Franchisee testimonials

Dogtopia franchisees come from various backgrounds and experiences and attract men and women, husbands and wives, and partners from across North America who understand the value of working together as a collective team to achieve our goals. Our owners are motivated, tenacious and passionate. Each one is different, but each one shares a common trait: an affinity for dogs and a desire to grow a successful business.

A Business You'll Feel Good About Owning

Amber Sutton multi-unit franchisee


“We are the Nordstrom of dog daycare.”

Paul Sandry


“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.”

Jan Folk

Southern California

“After being in the business world for 37 years, opening a Dogtopia daycare center was such a different path and one that I was excited to embark on. It has been more than rewarding and exciting. It is a totally different form of business ownership and the most rewarding is getting to know the pet parents and of course each dog. Dogtopia is the best way to operate a business while enjoying life; every day when I enter the store I am happy and excited to see our furry family members.”

Joni Elder


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

Allison & Michael Rau


“The fact that we get to bring our dogs to work every day is a huge benefit for us. We were so impressed with the business model from a customer perspective, that we wanted to be involved in this business.”

John Nania


“What I’ve been most impressed with is how well Dogtopia does everything and has anticipated our needs. My excitement and level of encouragement has grown since I’ve joined.”

Yarden Zilber multi-unit franchisee


“First, we had to choose the industry, then we had to choose the player to play with, which was Dogtopia. For me, maybe the main key decision was the team of Dogtopia. The Support Office will give us what we need to be successful.”

Sue McCumsey

Baton Rouge

“I started looking at franchises because I knew franchises had a much better success rate than independent businesses.”

Joe Castorena

Northern California

“The pet space was kind of a no brainer. The franchise model was kind of a no brainer, so it was just finding the right team. We spent a lot of time digging into structure and leadership teams. We spent some time with the executive team at Dogtopia and got a really good feel for the plan that they had in place for future growth and the level of support I could probably expect. It seemed like the right fit to make the decision to go with Dogtopia, and I definitely haven’t regretted it!”

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.