Providing exceptional care for dogs and currently operating locations throughout the United States and Canada.

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    Dogtopia franchisees are required to have a minimum of $300,000 in liquid capital reserves and a minimum net worth of $1,000,000. More will be necessary for Area Developers. Proof and verification of both will be required before proceeding with the application process. Please do not request information unless you meet both of these requirements. Thank you.


Since 2002, Dogtopia has provided exceptional care for dogs and currently operates more than 180 daycares throughout the United States and Canada. Dogtopia was one of the early pioneers in the dog daycare industry. That means we’ve had more than 20 years to refine and perfect our model. We also operate 5 daycares ourselves as company-owned units. We know how to make daycare a profitable business endeavor. As the U.S. pet industry is predicted to exceed $120 billion in 2022, Dogtopia is the leading franchise in the pet industry.


Validating Dogtopia’s significant growth, we were recently named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s esteemed Franchise 500® list. Dogtopia ranked at No. 51 as a result of our outstanding performance in areas including unit growth and financial performance along with strong franchisee support. Dogtopia is also No. 1 in the Pet Care category. In addition, Dogtopia was once again honored in the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review, based on rankings tabulated from independent surveys measuring franchisee satisfaction.

Dogtopia is the fastest-growing pet franchise in the United States. We plan to open franchise locations across a variety of North American markets growing to reach the 400-unit milestone by 2024. The demand for our brand, flexibility of our model and the availability of prime territories is fueling our growth. There has never been a better time to join our franchise. You could be the first to bring Dogtopia to your community!

One of the prime benefits of teaming up with a rapidly growing brand like Dogtopia is the ability to cherry-pick prime markets to open a location that is perfect for you. You have the chance to open your own Dogtopia where you know people and have connections.

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

- JONI ELDER (multi-unit franchisee), Nashville

“Addie and I joined the Dogtopia family to create a home away from home for the dogs in our neighborhood and our community.”

- ADDIE & ALI KASRAEIAN, Jacksonville

“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!”

- JOE CASTORENA, Northern California


  • Founded in 2002 and franchising since 2005, Dogtopia is the fastest-growing franchise in the pet industry
  • Seasoned franchise leadership team and ownership sustainable growth plans to 400+ stores by 2024
  • More than 250 units sold and in development
  • Modern branding and market positioning targeting female millennial pet parents
  • 3 Flexible Models: Urban, Suburban, Industrial (5,000 – 8,000 sq. ft.)
  • Support: 30 days of initial training, grand opening and ongoing support
  • Turnkey real estate, construction and architectural services
  • Top 10 Commitments to Safety including dog-friendly cleaning protocols
  • Subject Matter Experts including a veterinarian, canine behaviorist and environmental biologist
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Do you meet the financial investment criteria, have transferable skill sets and experience?


Dogtopia has very impressive unit economics, including dramatic year-over-year traffic and sales growth in one of the fastest-growing industries. The difference is incredibly engaged franchisees combined with an executive management team that has a winning track record and extensive experience with national brands. Our focus on unit success and refinement of our operational and marketing systems has positioned Dogtopia for dramatic growth in the coming years.

  • Easy to run + easy to learn = franchisees can grow rapidly into multiple units
  • Work-life balance = majority of business is Monday through Friday (Limited nights & weekends)
  • No inventory = Low Cost of Goods (4%)
  • Financial strength of franchisor = 100% privately owned, no debt
  • Recession-resistant, strong demand for our services

Momentum has largely been driven by the growing demand for professional pet care services, heightened by Dogtopia’s unparalleled franchise support, training and franchise industry expertise. With 19 years of industry leading experience, Dogtopia is primed to capture even more market share as we continue to attract sophisticated and passionate franchisees. With plans to penetrate several new urban markets in 2022, and beyond the company is continuing to target motivated franchise candidates looking to grab a piece of the booming pet industry.


We believe that it’s important to continually innovate in order to maintain top-level service for our customers and stay ahead of competitors. Our team is always looking to incorporate new technology, improve business processes and elevate our brand presence.


In addition, Dogtopia was once again honored in the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review, based on rankings tabulated from an independent survey (November 2019) measuring our franchisees satisfaction. Here are some highlights:

  • 95% of franchisees strongly agree/agree feel fellow franchisees are supportive of each other
  • 97% strongly agree/agree Senior Management provides a clear vision for the brand
  • 94% strongly agree/agree they respect the franchisor
  • 92% strongly agree/agree the Senior Management is driving the brand forward
  • 100% of franchisees feel mostly positive about the response of the corporate team to the pandemic
  • 92% of franchisees strongly agree or agree the frequency/quality of communications has been effective during the pandemic
  • 95.2% of the franchisees have a very positive or mostly positive attitude towards the brand during the pandemic