The 7,400 sq. ft. facility is designed with the best interest of dogs in mind and features three large play rooms, a 5-star inspired spa and the latest camera technology allowing owners to check-in on their pets 24/7 365.
(l-r) Mississauga Mayor, Bonnie Crombie; Chairman, Thomas Franchise Solutions, Peter Thomas; MPP Mississauga – Brampton South, Amrit Mangat; Dogtopia Regional Developer, Eastern Canada, Anita Samadian; Dogtopia Franchise Sales, Eastern Canada, Mark Sonik; Mississauga Ward 6 Councillor, Ron Starr.
Peter Thomas, Chairman of Thomas Franchise Solutions of Phoenix, AZ heads the Dogtopia Canada team as Master Franchisor.
“Canadian Dogtopia locations opened to date are in Coquitlam, B.C and Calgary, AB. With the Mississauga-Erindale opening, we expect that approximately seven additional Dogtopia stores will open in Canada during 2015,” said Thomas.
Dogtopia Regional Developer for Eastern Canada Anita Samadian said, “Dogtopia is unlike any other dog daycare provider currently in Canada, employing purpose-built, climate controlled, state-of-the-art facilities. It is also the only dog daycare franchise in the country. Dogs attending Dogtopia enjoy fun, engaging and safe days, while their family members are at work or on vacation.”
Added Samadian, “What sets us apart is the expertise of our staff and the dog-to-dog interaction that is taught, the length of play time and the design of our facilities. We have full playroom walls, compressed rubber flooring and don’t keep toys in the playrooms, all aimed to keep our clients’ dogs safe and healthy during their stay.”
Peter Thomas said “The Dogtopia business model has all the systems and controls in place and is a very successful franchise operation in the United States. So I purchased 50 per cent of the company and bought the regional rights for Canada and we’re excited to begin our expansion.”
The 2014 Canadian Pet Market Outlook Report states that annual spending on pets is expected to increase from $6.6 billion in 2013 to as much as $8.3 billion by 2018.
Dogtopia is a dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise committed to providing exceptional care to canines and their families across the U.S. and Canada. The company was established in 2002 based on the belief that combining a strong vision, a passion for dogs and a second-to-none executive team would lead to success. With that success, Dogtopia began franchising in 2005. Currently, there are 30 U.S. locations and three in Canada. The Dogtopia system includes both franchise and company-owned stores. Dogtopia recently adopted a new brand identity including a new logo, signage and facility design. The rebrand supports Dogtopia’s aggressive growth strategy, which includes expanding to over 400 locations in the U.S. and Canada over the next several years.