We have two unique clients at Dogtopia: the pet and the pet-parent. We are equally committed to serving both as the thought leader and trusted authority in the dog daycare sector.

The estimated initial investment for a dog daycare facility will run between $454,437 and $849,025. This includes the initial franchise fee and costs associated with construction, equipment, training, hiring and initial operations.

The financial requirement to open a Dogtopia in the United States:

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  • Investment Range: $454,437 – $735,275 (includes $49,500 franchise fee)
  • Minimum Net Worth: $350,000 per location
  • Minimum Liquidity: $150,000 per location
  • Royalty Fee: 7% of monthly gross sales
  • National Marketing Fee: 2% of monthly gross sales

 

The financial requirement to open a Dogtopia in Canada:

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  • Investment Range: $515,150 – $849,025 (includes $49,500 franchise fee)
  • Minimum Net Worth: $350,000 per location
  • Minimum Liquidity: $150,000 per location
  • Royalty Fee: 7% of monthly gross sales
  • National Marketing Fee: 2% of monthly gross sales

 

us-flagUS Investment:

Low End of Investment Range  High End of Investment Range 
Initial Franchise Fee $ 44,550 $ 49,500
Initial Training $ 0 $ 2,000
Travel & Living Expenses During Training $ 1,000 $ 4,000
Professional Fees $ 3,000 $ 15,000
Real Estate Acquisition & Construction Package Fee $ 44,500 $ 44,500
Business Licenses & Permits $ 1,000 $ 10,000
Lease, Utility & Security Deposits $ 0 $ 10,000
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment $ 20,000 $ 30,000
Computer Set-Up & Annual Database Access $ 12,000 $ 18,000
Initial Inventory & Operating Supplies $ 4,200 $ 8,000
Signage & Graphics $ 10,000 $ 30,000
Initial Advertising & Grand Opening $ 15,000 $ 15,000
Site Survey $ 2,000 $ 5,000
Insurance Premiums (3 months) $ 600 $ 2,100
Rent Payment, based on 5,500 SF (3 months) $ 15,000 $ 30,000
Technology Fee (3 months) $ 687 $ 825
Digital Marketing & Microsite Maintenance (3 months) $ 750 $ 750
Internet (3 months) $ 150 $ 600
Leasehold Improvements, based on 5,500 SF $ 250,000 $ 400,000
Additional Funds (3 months) $ 30,000 $ 60,000
Total $ 454,437* $ 735,275*

 

canadian-flagCanadian Investment:

Low End of Investment Range  High End of Investment Range 
Initial Franchise Fee $ 44,550 $ 49,500
Initial Training $ 0 $ 2,000
Travel & Living Expenses During Training $ 2,500 $ 7,500
Professional Fees $ 3,000 $ 6,500
Business Licenses & Permits $ 500 $ 5,500
Lease, Utility & Security Deposits $ 19,500 $ 53,000
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment $ 3,000 $ 25,000
Computer Set-Up & Annual Database Access $ 14,500 $ 24,000
Initial Inventory & Operating Supplies $ 2,000 $ 8,000
Signage & Graphics $ 5,000 $ 22,000
Initial Advertising & Grand Opening $ 7,000 $ 26,000
Site Survey $ 0 $ 2,500
Insurance Premiums (3 months) $ 450 $ 1,200
Rent Payment, based on 5,500 SF (3 months) $ 6,000 $ 29,000
Technology Fee (3 months) $ 900 $ 900
Digital Marketing & Microsite Maintenance (3 months) $ 975 $ 975
Internet (3 months) $ 275 $ 450
Leasehold Improvements, based on 5,500 SF $ 320,000 $ 465,000
Additional Funds (3 months) $ 85,000 $ 120,000
Total $ 515,150* $ 849,025*

 

The following costs are excerpts from Dogtopia’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and are estimates. The difference between low and high investment levels exists due to varying store sizes, build out costs and expenses.

NOTE: This website is not a franchise offering. A franchise offering can be made by us only in a state if we are first registered, excluded, exempted or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise disclosure document. Follow-up or individualized responses to you that involve either effecting or attempting to effect the sale of a franchise will be made only if we are first in compliance with state registration requirements, or are covered by an applicable state exclusion or exemption.

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