Join the Best Opportunity in the Booming Pet Industry

Employment in the pet care industry grew by well over 90% from 2005 through 2015. Growth in this sector, not surprisingly, has coincided with a significant national increase in what Americans spend on their pets. According to the American Pet Products Association, U.S. pet ownership hit an all-time high in 2015. According to the BLS, the growing demand for pet care services, including dog trainers, groomers, pet sitters, kennel attendants, and caretakers in shelters and rescue leagues is expected to continue going forward.

Pet Expenditures July 2015

But don’t just take our word for it! In December 2015 Entrepreneur Magazine listed ‘6 Reasons You Can’t Go Wrong in the Pet Care Industry’:

  • It’s recession proof
  • It’s predictable
  • There is no need to educate the customer
  • The industry benefits from the Kinderschema
  • Good margins
  • Growing Market

A Favorable Outlook:

  • Pet Industry Expenditures for 2015: $60.59B Estimate
  • 5.24B pet services today
  • $52.8 Billion was spent on U.S. pets in 2012, with a 30% increase in U.S. pet spending over the last five years
  • 83.3 million dogs in U.S.

Why Us?

Our Advantage is Your Opportunity:

why choose Dogtopia



Dogtopia takes our responsibility of looking after valued furry family members seriously. All of our room franchisees, shift leaders, room attendants, and even dogs! Our committed to our pledge to safety.


Pledge to Health & Safety


2012 Partnership With Thomas Franchise Solutions

two german shepherdsSeptember 20, 2012: Dogtopia, a leading national dog daycare and spa franchise, announced today it has entered into a strategic partnership with Thomas Franchise Solutions. (TFS), an investment firm dedicated to guiding and growing select unique franchise concepts. With the new partnership, Dogtopia plans to expand its brand to more than 400 locations across the United States and Canada over the next 7 years.

The TFS partnership enables Dogtopia to strengthen its brand by investing in a new system-wide point-of-sale system (POS), an online university to enhance training, increased national marketing efforts to drive brand awareness and sales, and additional home office team members to enable superior support. Furthermore, a greater emphasis will be put on accelerating Dogtopia’s retail offerings to help drive store revenue for franchisees.

“Upon being introduced to Dogtopia, we instantly recognized the passion for personalized care and exceptional customer service, both of which have propelled the company to be a successful, growing franchise for more than 10 years,” said Peter H. Thomas, chairman and CEO of Thomas Franchise Solutions. “As a new partner and a future Dogtopia franchisee, we have made it our mission to position the company for success today and in the future.”

TFS was founded in January 2012 by Peter H. Thomas, and Dogtopia is the first franchise concept in its portfolio. As the past chairman and founder of Century 21 Real Estate Canada, Ltd., Thomas has been recognized as one of the leading developers and investors of his time in North America. He formed TFS to make equity capital investments in growth stage companies that have franchising as their core expansion strategy. In addition to providing capital, TFS also offers a strategic advisory group to best guide its partners to accelerated franchise development and a marketing group to execute franchise development strategies.

To fuel growth, Dogtopia is now seeking regional developers to build the brand in select markets across the U.S. and Canada, including Chicago, Dallas, Calgary, and South Florida. Candidates should have an affinity for dogs and the skills to grow a successful business within a proven franchise model. Regional developers will be required to open at least one store within the first year of signing, then develop additional stores during a scheduled development period, either by opening and operating more units themselves or by recruiting franchisees for their region.
Since Dogtopia launched in 2002, it has grown to 25 locations nationwide and currently has four additional locations in various stages of development to open by the end of this year. Dogtopia’s design mirrors that of a chic, upscale spa. Laid out in a similar manner to a children’s daycare facility, Dogtopia has multiple playrooms to suit every personality and size. In addition to daycare and boarding, it also offers a spa, a self-service dog wash, and a boutique to pamper dogs of all shapes and sizes. Dogtopia’s clients enjoy an open layout with play equipment and special rubber flooring to ease pain on joints, prevent slipping, and provide a safer play area.


2014 Re-Branding

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In September 2014, for the first time in ten years, Dogtopia introduced a new logo to dynamically represent the new modern look and feel of the brand.

Over the next year, Dogtopia will be unveiling new design elements to complement the Brand’s new Mission and Logo.

The most impressive result of our new branding can be seen in the sophisticated and guest friendly design of our stores. While focused on creating intelligent traffic patterns and optimizing the guest experience, our new design features are welcoming to the dog and dog-parent.

dogtopia interior

2015: Poised for Growth

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