The booming U.S. pet care industry has positioned Dogtopia for robust franchise growth and expansion.
Signing 40 franchise agreements in Q1 of 2016 alone, the leading dog daycare, boarding, training and spa facility is on track to award more than 100 stores this year.
Most notably, Dogtopia recently sold all territories in the brand’s home state of Arizona by inking a 12-unit area developer deal with local experienced entrepreneurs Joe and Kelly Sacari. Outside of the U.S., Dogtopia also signed a six-unit deal in Edmonton, Canada and is working on several international deals outside of North America as well.
“Since we began reinventing our brand last June, we have experienced exponential growth and positive feedback from our franchisees and pet parents alike,” stated Alex Samios, VP Franchise Development for Dogtopia. “Our numbers speak for themselves – the brand’s total comp sales have increased by 18 percent from last year and is on track to surpass that this year.”
Beyond the recent signed franchise agreements, Dogtopia’s plans for expansion include: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver. Franchisees can expect an average investment of $500,000 with the flexibility to open in smaller footprints and urban areas, as well as non-traditional locations.